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Started by CaptainBlack on Aug 19, 2013 10:16:14 PM
Why is 'Shaun of the Dead' always on ITV2?

They seem to rotate the same films.

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SlasherBindman - 19 Aug 2013 22:17:10 (#1 of 384)

And Hot Fuzz.

Leftie - 19 Aug 2013 22:17:20 (#2 of 384)

They only have about 6. I remember when the first two Ice Age films were only two weeks in a row or something like that.

SlasherBindman - 19 Aug 2013 22:17:46 (#3 of 384)

And 28 Days Later.

SharkPatoo - 19 Aug 2013 22:19:10 (#4 of 384)

Can't someone nip down to Blockbuster?

surferboogiewhatever - 19 Aug 2013 22:20:58 (#5 of 384)

Because there's someone somewhere who still can't remember some of the words.

Leftie - 19 Aug 2013 22:41:07 (#6 of 384)

They are doing a live blog on The Guardian.

FleurDuMal - 20 Aug 2013 14:23:08 (#7 of 384)

Because there's someone somewhere who still can't remember some of the words.

It can't be difficult - half of all the words spoken are 'fuck'.

RosyLovelady - 20 Aug 2013 14:24:54 (#8 of 384)

One or other of the Bridget Jones films is on tv every week. It's the law.

JohnIlly - 20 Aug 2013 14:29:34 (#9 of 384)

It's about time ITV started their annual re-run of ALL the Bond films. I believe that it is a condition of their franchise.

MaisonLazlique - 20 Aug 2013 14:39:45 (#10 of 384)

ITV great is great!

We've watched the first two Bournes and The Shawshank Redemption on there recently. It's a great antidote to the 9pm Sunday undemanding entertainment desert.

EchoChamber - 20 Aug 2013 14:41:39 (#11 of 384)

Antidote to, or addition to?

solomongursky - 20 Aug 2013 14:47:04 (#12 of 384)

Sky have bought the Bonds, that's why one of the Bournes is on every month.

invicta - 20 Aug 2013 15:27:25 (#13 of 384)

ITV has also bought the company that made Shaun of the Dead, so presumably they get mates rates to show it

JohnIlly - 20 Aug 2013 16:02:48 (#14 of 384)

When a company gets the right o show a film it lasts for a specified length of time so they show it as often as they can. The assumption now is that there are so many channels* that people don't mind repeats since they missed it first time.

* mainly showing crap

MonsoonBloom - 21 Aug 2013 09:56:21 (#15 of 384)

They need films that will get 100,000 to 250,000 and these are films that will every time they are shown. They're also quite old so cheap to show. And it helps if they're British as they will be even cheaper through ITV stake in c4.

Leftie - 21 Aug 2013 10:32:58 (#16 of 384)

I can't believe the film is nearly 10 years old.

TheExcession - 21 Aug 2013 11:54:46 (#17 of 384)

I can't believe anyone watches ITV2.

moto748 - 21 Aug 2013 11:58:45 (#18 of 384)

Yeah, ITV3 is where it's at.

CaptainBlack - 21 Aug 2013 11:59:12 (#19 of 384)

No, ITV4 is where the real men hang out.

moto748 - 21 Aug 2013 12:01:08 (#20 of 384)

That too. Although I'm currently enjoying classic episodes of The Bill on the Drama channel. Burnside! Bent Don Beech! Great stuff.

MonsoonBloom - 21 Aug 2013 14:41:52 (#21 of 384)

I can't believe anyone watches ITV.

CaptainBlack - 21 Aug 2013 16:24:41 (#22 of 384)

Bridget Jones Diary is on tonight. There's another one.

FGBFGB - 21 Aug 2013 22:28:11 (#23 of 384)

ITV4 has Cheers at breakfast time. What more can anyone ask for?

JohnIlly - 21 Aug 2013 22:43:27 (#24 of 384)

Toast.

MaisonLazlique - 21 Aug 2013 22:51:42 (#25 of 384)

Minder

SlasherBindman - 21 Aug 2013 22:52:41 (#26 of 384)

Bergerac.

MaisonLazlique - 21 Aug 2013 22:54:41 (#27 of 384)

Randall and Hopkirk (deceased).

Dementor - 21 Aug 2013 22:58:08 (#28 of 384)

That too. Although I'm currently enjoying classic episodes of The Bill on the Drama channel. Burnside! Bent Don Beech! Great stuff.

Also Rumpole of the Bailey - though now brown bread, so is a sad.

kvelertak - 23 Aug 2013 12:24:05 (#29 of 384)

Our household is captive to the scheduling of Morse on ITV3. Not of my choosing.

Dementor - 23 Aug 2013 12:59:39 (#30 of 384)

I got caught up in a Wycliffe the other day.

That's not good!

moto748 - 24 Aug 2013 02:00:44 (#31 of 384)

It's not. He's terrible.

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SlasherBindman - 24 Aug 2013 08:24:39 (#33 of 384)

Not as good as Bill Brand - the lugubrious Jack Shepherd's career highlight.

WilyCoyote - 24 Aug 2013 09:59:20 (#34 of 384)

Wycliffe was never as good once he left The Fugees.

solomongursky - 24 Aug 2013 10:06:15 (#35 of 384)

Bergerac can shit off and take his yellow polyester elasticated waistband slacks with him.

DebbTwo - 24 Aug 2013 21:11:24 (#36 of 384)

Shaun of the Dead is a great film though.

FGBFGB - 24 Aug 2013 21:17:25 (#37 of 384)

Bergerac can shit off and take his yellow polyester elasticated waistband slacks with him.

He was a bit of a drudge, flashy 'maverick detective' car notwithstanding. Charlie Hungerford was the true star.

SlasherBindman - 24 Aug 2013 22:52:21 (#38 of 384)

It epitomised 80s glamour.

CaptainBlack - 25 Aug 2013 15:51:11 (#39 of 384)

At 9pm tonight, I will definitely be tuning in for a rare glimpse of 'Shaun of the Dead'.

Spontu - 27 Aug 2013 17:50:32 (#40 of 384)

"Why is 'Shaun of the Dead' always on ITV2?"

Why is Under Siege on Film Four every month.

We were treated to Under Siege II last week. Novel, but just as shite.

FleurDuMal - 27 Aug 2013 18:12:42 (#41 of 384)

If it's not Under Siege it's one of the many variants of Die Hard.

carterbrandon - 27 Aug 2013 19:36:34 (#42 of 384)

Not as good as Bill Brand - jack Shepherd's career highlight.

Nah. Satan in The Mysteries, which oddly isn't on IMDB. God was Brian Glover, Mary was Brenda Blethyn, and I think David Threlfall was Jesus.

surferboogiewhatever - 27 Aug 2013 20:59:48 (#43 of 384)

We were treated to Under Siege II last week. Novel, but just as shite.

Shiter, in fact. No Gary Busey and no bomb-in-the-microwave.

Leftie - 27 Aug 2013 21:20:39 (#44 of 384)

Or Erika Eleniak jumping out of a cake. If you like that sort of thing.

chillisauce - 27 Aug 2013 21:38:27 (#45 of 384)

Better than Arthur Mullard jumping out of a cake.

carterbrandon - 27 Aug 2013 21:48:34 (#46 of 384)

- cake

+ mushroom gougere

FleurDuMal - 27 Aug 2013 21:52:41 (#47 of 384)

You are truly horrible!

Leftie - 28 Aug 2013 09:15:00 (#48 of 384)

I feel sick.

babylonia - 28 Aug 2013 09:35:43 (#49 of 384)

Shiter, in fact. No Gary Busey and no bomb-in-the-microwave.

+ No Tommy Lee Jones......

Under Siege is a decent knock off of the "Die Hard in a..." film genre

MysteryDate - 28 Aug 2013 09:50:46 (#50 of 384)

I like the new Drama channel: Bergerac, Jonathan Creek, old Taggarts with (((Mark McManus))). Splendid.

JohnIlly - 28 Aug 2013 22:45:01 (#51 of 384)

I keep hoping they'll resurrect the old Taggart with Alex Ferguson in the part.

Moschops - 12 Sep 2013 11:00:50 (#52 of 384)

Hot Fuzz was on late last night again, I didn't watch it.

Leftie - 13 Sep 2013 22:33:19 (#53 of 384)

"Paul" is on next week on Channel 4 I think.

katspam - 14 Sep 2013 13:20:36 (#54 of 384)

I do wish they'd show that lost classic The Bourne Identity once in a while.

CaptainBlack - 25 Sep 2013 20:39:58 (#55 of 384)

Another rare outing for Bridget Jones Diary tonight.

SlasherBindman - 25 Sep 2013 20:47:37 (#56 of 384)

Is it the one where she slides down the firemen's pole to hilarious comic effect?

CaptainBlack - 29 Dec 2013 21:15:51 (#57 of 384)

Hey, 'Shaun of the Dead' is on!

SlasherBindman - 29 Dec 2013 21:58:44 (#58 of 384)

'Hot Fuzz' is sure to be on as well.

CaptainBlack - 29 Dec 2013 22:27:00 (#59 of 384)

Not had 'Love Actually' for a few days now.

JohnIlly - 29 Dec 2013 22:37:44 (#60 of 384)

Years ago, when different films used to get frequent showings on TV, I remember somebody writing to Radio Times, saying "Please put She Wore A Yellow Ribbon on soon. I am beginning to forget the words."

Leftie - 29 Dec 2013 22:43:39 (#61 of 384)

"Love Actually" was on the other night.

Heh John. I remember reading there was a letter in a 1973 copy of the "Radio Times" where someone had complained about repeats of "Dad's Army".

If that person is still alive they must be purple with rage by now.

Tenesmus - 29 Dec 2013 23:26:16 (#62 of 384)

I'm livid that anyone would complain about Dad's Army repeats.

BlankChank - 30 Dec 2013 11:12:12 (#63 of 384)

'"Love Actually" was on the other night.'

Fuck, missed it again.

I love Hugh Grant's very authentic impersonation of a total cunt.

CaptainBlack - 30 Dec 2013 11:15:27 (#64 of 384)

You're in luck! It's on again tonight and 'Hot Fuzz' is tomorrow!

solomongursky - 30 Dec 2013 11:18:18 (#65 of 384)

I like the bit where Martine Mcutcheon acted.

Oh.

Leftie - 30 Dec 2013 12:43:46 (#66 of 384)

The fact that it was written for her and he nearly gave the character the same name, suggests that Curtis knows her limitations.

BlankChank - 30 Dec 2013 14:38:08 (#67 of 384)

I suppose calling the character Gormy McGormless would have been a step too far.

MonsoonBloom - 30 Dec 2013 14:41:50 (#68 of 384)

I hate dad's army. It's shit. On a stick. But I quite like Sean of the dead.

Sportinglesbian - 31 Dec 2013 07:04:35 (#69 of 384)

I hate Dad's Army too, but I am rather partial to Ma's Attacks! LOL!

Ali_La_Pointe - 31 Dec 2013 07:10:51 (#70 of 384)

Laughs half-heartedly at that one.

Sportsy, see your coat? Grab it, cab's on its way, so...

RosyLovelady - 31 Dec 2013 10:15:47 (#71 of 384)

It used to be the law that a Bridget Jones film must be shown every week. I haven't seen much telly at all recently, and I can only assume it's still the law.

FGBFGB - 31 Dec 2013 10:32:30 (#72 of 384)

But not a peep of The Great Escape this year.

Though as time goes on I find it impossible to watch as the jolly romps give way to the war crime with which the film ends.

Leftie - 31 Dec 2013 10:40:56 (#73 of 384)

"Bridget Jones" was on the other night.

Spontu - 31 Dec 2013 10:46:58 (#74 of 384)

Something must be wrong at Channel 4 - Sister Act hasn't been broadcast as frequently in the last six months as it had been over the previous fifteen years. Has someone there noticed that it is unfunny, tasteless yank shite?

FGBFGB - 31 Dec 2013 10:50:09 (#75 of 384)

Has someone there noticed that it is unfunny yank shite?

Why should that make the tiniest iota of difference?

enidcoleslaw - 31 Dec 2013 13:32:41 (#76 of 384)

Almost an entire day has gone by without any channel screening The Lost World: Jurassic Park...

Tenesmus - 31 Dec 2013 23:27:44 (#77 of 384)

The guy in my local used DVD and video game shop calls these the ITV2 Massive.

CaptainBlack - 01 Jan 2014 11:21:05 (#78 of 384)

And what do ITV2 have on at peak time on New Year's Day? Why it's 'Love Actually'.

RosyLovelady - 01 Jan 2014 13:27:18 (#79 of 384)

A friend of mine says that by his recollection it always Lassie on Christmas Day when he was a young man.

Intowntonight - 01 Jan 2014 13:34:35 (#80 of 384)

Saw Shaun of the Dead the other night for the first time: thought it was brilliant:

trouble is you keep seeing zombified versions of people in the street:

MonsoonBloom - 01 Jan 2014 13:36:31 (#81 of 384)

Hit them with an axe.

Intowntonight - 01 Jan 2014 13:38:01 (#82 of 384)

Or try and sell them a copy of the Socialist Worker: that will make them run

MonsoonBloom - 01 Jan 2014 13:39:21 (#83 of 384)

You don't want them to run. You want them dead. So they can't infect any more innocents.

Intowntonight - 01 Jan 2014 14:16:08 (#84 of 384)

True: but the SW could bring on such convulsions as to render them inert, and then the council could come by with those trucks:

I was thinking of holding up a crucifix - but that would be hit and miss here in North London.

darkhorse - 02 Jan 2014 21:12:47 (#85 of 384)

ITV2? MovieMix on freeview treated us to Silver Streak last night.

solomongursky - 03 Jan 2014 13:45:28 (#86 of 384)

Murdochs exclusive Bond deal has ended so ITV2 tonight is Goldeneye.

CaptainBlack - 03 Jan 2014 13:56:01 (#87 of 384)

Fear not, there's a Bridget Jones on tomorrow night.

RosyLovelady - 03 Jan 2014 13:59:12 (#88 of 384)

I can't believe anyone likes those, er, BJ films.

solomongursky - 03 Jan 2014 13:59:55 (#89 of 384)

It's one of the best English accents by an American I can think of, that sort of upper middle class twang.

CaptainBlack - 03 Jan 2014 13:59:58 (#90 of 384)

I thought the book was quit funny. In the 90s anyway.

In fact, I bought a friend of mine the book as a kind of in-joke two years ago. She's since called the police on me. Twice.

solomongursky - 03 Jan 2014 14:01:02 (#91 of 384)

When Diana was murdered bj didn't know how to pay tribute so she went down to the palace and left a copy of Vogue.

RosyLovelady - 03 Jan 2014 14:03:27 (#92 of 384)

< It's one of the best English accents by an American I can think of >

That's really not enough to sustain one's interest for more than a few minutes.

solomongursky - 22 Jan 2014 14:51:51 (#93 of 384)

The World Is Not Enough is on ITV2 tonight for the third time this week.

MonsoonBloom - 22 Jan 2014 15:03:00 (#94 of 384)

What is moviemix if you be pleasing me? It appears to show movies. But I can't say I've ever heard of any of them. Is it an adult chanel?

JohnIlly - 22 Jan 2014 19:47:44 (#95 of 384)

I see that ITV1 has started its biennial rerun of ALL the Bond films with Dr.No. I think it must be a condition of their franchise.

Leftie - 22 Jan 2014 20:01:07 (#96 of 384)

No it's not an adult channel. It tends to show lots of US "made for TV" movies but it did have a good version of "A Christmas Carol" on at Christmas.

Spontu - 23 Jan 2014 17:50:39 (#97 of 384)

It had a version of the Sherlock Holmes story The Sign of Four last week that I'd never heard of but I missed it anyway.

Moviemix is on trial in our 'favourites' for the moment but whenever I select it it's either showing adverts or a time-wasting run-down of American awards for films I've never heard of with an English commentary in an irritating little-girl voice with an excruciating estuarine accent.

I think its days in our 'favourites' are numbered.

Spontu - 23 Jan 2014 17:53:29 (#98 of 384)

Oh, and Under Seige was on Film Four yet again this week.

Leftie - 24 Jan 2014 13:21:08 (#99 of 384)

Ah they sometimes put on little documentaries between programmes.

moto748 - 24 Jan 2014 13:32:00 (#100 of 384)

Leftie, those aren't documentaries, they're called 'adverts'.

MonsoonBloom - 24 Jan 2014 13:32:35 (#101 of 384)

giggles.

Leftie - 26 Jan 2014 21:16:55 (#102 of 384)

Bastards.

SlasherBindman - 24 Jan 2015 10:37:49 (#103 of 384)

Hot Fuzz was on yet again last night (ITV2). They also showed it last Wednesday.

MaisonLazlique - 24 Jan 2015 11:00:48 (#104 of 384)

Perhaps it gets funny after a few watches.

RosyLovelady - 24 Jan 2015 11:06:58 (#105 of 384)

There's a law which says that there has to be a Bridget Jones film on every week.

Jacob_Richter - 24 Jan 2015 11:08:39 (#106 of 384)

Why is 'Shaun of the Dead' always on ITV2?

Economics innit.

MaisonLazlique - 24 Jan 2015 11:10:50 (#107 of 384)

Certainly not entertainment.

JerkinMcGherkin - 24 Jan 2015 14:16:58 (#108 of 384)

Movies4Men likes to show some rank (and I don't mean J Arthur) films over and over. There's one dire one about a hitwoman, called Angel of Death, that seems to be on every five hours.

JohnIlly - 24 Jan 2015 15:00:17 (#109 of 384)

I presume that Movie4Men is all men of action and women getting their tits out?

Dementor - 24 Jan 2015 15:11:26 (#110 of 384)

Nah - war films, and documentaries about aircraft filmed in VHS quality. The Thing from Another World is on tonight, though. Classic!

TRaney - 24 Jan 2015 15:31:00 (#111 of 384)

Does Angel of Death have Lovejoy in out?

JerkinMcGherkin - 24 Jan 2015 15:37:19 (#112 of 384)

They do have some good old Randolph Scott westerns and suchlike on Movies4Men but there is the odd bit of Steven Segal-type cack too.

Leftie - 24 Jan 2015 21:08:44 (#113 of 384)

Oh God, I got an email the other day about "Shaun Of The Dead - Live On Stage".

No, no, no.

SlasherBindman - 25 Jan 2015 00:39:55 (#114 of 384)

Bridget Jones: the Edge of Reason is on ITV+1 now.

RosyLovelady - 25 Jan 2015 10:22:51 (#115 of 384)

There, told you so.

SlasherBindman - 30 Jan 2015 13:20:23 (#116 of 384)

Shaun of the Dead is on ITV1 tonight.

helbel - 30 Jan 2015 13:21:31 (#117 of 384)

I saw it last week. At the cinema.

lapsedcat - 30 Jan 2015 13:26:16 (#118 of 384)

I HATE SHAUN OF THE FUZZ

Spontu - 30 Jan 2015 15:43:48 (#119 of 384)



"SHAUN OF THE FUZZ"

Is this a return to the 'back, sack and crack' topic of yore?

xbod72 - 20 Feb 2015 22:37:29 (#120 of 384)

It's on again, apparently.

JohnIlly - 20 Feb 2015 22:52:27 (#121 of 384)

On ITV2 now, in case you have forgotten the words.

JerkinMcGherkin - 21 Feb 2015 00:56:55 (#122 of 384)

At least it isn't Simon Pegg playing Wanker's Wanker Toby Young in How to Lose Friends and Alienate People.

Arjuna - 21 Feb 2015 08:14:41 (#123 of 384)

I don't actually think its on as much as 'About a Boy', although cheering on the bullies always makes that a bit more palatable.

Intowntonight - 21 Feb 2015 18:58:16 (#124 of 384)

I watched Shaun of the Dead on TV last year: I thought it was very funny:

it could be its just popular.

Splattsville - 22 Feb 2015 09:53:18 (#125 of 384)

A lot of people do find it very funny (myself included). However the internet would be a completely different place if all the comment areas weren't full of people rushing to insist how very appalling / unfunny / stupid something is, in order to prove how very superior they are over all the other plebs out there. See most threads / BTL comments about comedians as an example.

Personally I find this sucking negativity to be profoundly depressing, however if we were all the same life would be very dull.

RosyLovelady - 22 Feb 2015 16:09:44 (#126 of 384)

You're far too easily depressed, Splatts. Don't worry so much.

CaptainBlack - 22 Feb 2015 19:03:59 (#127 of 384)

This thread is about why SOTD (along with Bridget Jones) always seems to be on ITV2. It possibly was a good film the first 20 times we saw it.

MonsoonBloom - 23 Feb 2015 16:12:55 (#128 of 384)

How did they make the hole in her?

RosyLovelady - 23 Feb 2015 16:15:38 (#129 of 384)

That's my favourite bit.

I suppose youaretalking about SoftheD. A hole in Bridget Jones could only be an improvement, mind.

MonsoonBloom - 23 Feb 2015 16:17:21 (#130 of 384)

Did they find an actress with a hole? Like a piercing?

PolishMark - 23 Feb 2015 22:50:00 (#131 of 384)

How did they make the hole in her?

Voila!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9u89Jt82rdo

SlasherBindman - 25 Mar 2015 13:24:26 (#132 of 384)

ITV2 10pm tonight:

Hot Fuzz.

MonsoonBloom - 25 Mar 2015 13:59:25 (#133 of 384)

Hot fuzz is literally the worst film ever

dmlc133 - 26 Mar 2015 00:02:09 (#134 of 384)

Come on now. What about The Three Amigos ?

MonsoonBloom - 26 Mar 2015 06:29:45 (#135 of 384)

Oh yea. Good point.

Shadrack22 - 18 Dec 2015 09:21:51 (#136 of 384)

Paging RosyLovelady.

Have just read the Christmas Radio Times. Bridget Jones' Diary is on twice over Christmas - 23 and 27 December.

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Intowntonight - 18 Dec 2015 12:27:17 (#138 of 384)

Shaun of the Dead:

because we can laugh at our fears.

RosyLovelady - 18 Dec 2015 12:59:40 (#139 of 384)

Arf! I knew it would be.

solomongursky - 18 Dec 2015 13:33:53 (#140 of 384)

Bourne Identity 9pm ITV2 , eleventy seventh time this year.

Shadrack22 - 18 Dec 2015 13:36:24 (#141 of 384)

Managed to avoid that thus far. Sounds like childish trash.

solomongursky - 18 Dec 2015 13:38:44 (#142 of 384)

You're a filthy disgusting liar.

Shadrack22 - 18 Dec 2015 13:39:55 (#143 of 384)

Probably, but these things are avoidable. I've managed to sidestep Hot Fuzz very easily.

solomongursky - 18 Dec 2015 13:43:53 (#144 of 384)

They're both good films but the ITV2 controllers must have bought the dvd in a petrol station or something so they've both been aired to death.

sympforthedevil - 18 Dec 2015 14:07:10 (#145 of 384)

Hot fuzz is literally the worst film ever

Where by 'worst', I presume you mean 'best'.

BlankChank - 18 Dec 2015 15:30:30 (#146 of 384)

I watched Bourne Identity for the first time in ages this week. I thought it had held up remarkably well, whereas some of the sequels now look grindingly dull.

Explicity2 - 18 Dec 2015 15:30:57 (#147 of 384)

Supremacy is still aces and skills.

BlankChank - 18 Dec 2015 15:47:15 (#148 of 384)

I like the shooting of the Guardian journalist at Waterloo station, the rest is a bit meh IMO. Ultimatum and legacy however are both pretty worthless.

solomongursky - 18 Dec 2015 15:49:21 (#149 of 384)

Legacy is a travesty and demeans what went before. Green grass is back with Damon filming the proper fourth film now.

moto748 - 18 Dec 2015 19:21:55 (#150 of 384)

There's a fourth? Ooh, good. I never bothered bothered with the non-MD one.

Shadrack22 - 29 Dec 2015 18:46:24 (#151 of 384)

<Paging RosyLovelady>

Bridget Jones' Diary. Saturday 2 January, ITV2.

moto748 - 30 Dec 2015 13:42:50 (#152 of 384)

What Women Want was on the other day, after an absence of, ooh, it seems like hours.

Shadrack22 - 07 Jan 2016 00:25:09 (#153 of 384)

Hot Fuzz.

ITV2. 9pm, 14 January.

JohnIlly - 07 Jan 2016 00:30:54 (#154 of 384)

I notice that ITV have restarted their run of all Bond films beginning with Dr No. Is this part of their franchise obligations?

Macpaddy - 07 Jan 2016 00:31:47 (#155 of 384)

These are just copies of the posts of 2013. More sodding repeats.

samesamebutdifferent - 07 Jan 2016 00:44:32 (#156 of 384)

Have you seen the Corbyn thread? It's like +1 on an infinite feedback loop.

Macpaddy - 07 Jan 2016 00:49:41 (#157 of 384)

I stopped visiting the Corbyn thread some time ago.

Spontu - 07 Jan 2016 12:54:30 (#158 of 384)

Jurassic Park on umpteen times this Christmastide.

Strangely Sister Act was not on Film Four to my knowledge.

Steven Seagal's Under Siege was on last week

solomongursky - 07 Jan 2016 13:38:40 (#159 of 384)

My life is like Sister Act 3.

No Whoopie.

Intowntonight - 07 Jan 2016 20:38:46 (#160 of 384)

"Independence Day" seems to be every Thursday.

CaptainBlack - 01 Mar 2016 11:55:56 (#161 of 384)

Having snaffled 'Family Guy' from BBC3, ITV2 now looks to something they can put in the schedules to complement their new look. What better choice than tonight's rare chance to see 'Shaun of the Dead'?

PolishMark - 01 Mar 2016 19:27:51 (#162 of 384)

I notice that ITV have restarted their run of all Bond films beginning with Dr No. Is this part of their franchise obligations?

As long as I can remember ITV have always shown the Bond films. Did they win the rights in perpetuity back in the 60s?

JohnIlly - 01 Mar 2016 19:40:44 (#163 of 384)

They do it so often it seems more like a duty than a right.

HouseOfLametta - 01 Mar 2016 20:21:18 (#164 of 384)

This afternoon on Film Four I watched a dowdy postwar potboiler with John Mills called "The Long Memory".

Apart from being very "early 50s" and having some great shots of the Thanes Marshes, it doesn't have much to recommend it.

The thing is, I've seen it about four times. I'm usually at work, for me to watch a film is an indulgence, a rarity. To watch any old dowdy Pinewood meter-feeder means I'm off ill.

There's nothing remotely remarkable about this film, I've never heard of it elsewhere, it has no reputation or cult following as far as I'm aware.

So either it's (inexplicably) on all the time, or it's actually a symptom of a chronic condition of mine.

JohnIlly - 01 Mar 2016 22:51:27 (#165 of 384)

Perhaps you glimpse it in the TV schedule and it triggers your problem.

Spontu - 02 Mar 2016 14:14:42 (#166 of 384)

Is he a copper in it?

RosyLovelady - 02 Mar 2016 14:17:43 (#167 of 384)

It isn't the one I thought it was.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Long_Memory

I hadn't heard of it until now, and I reckon I'd enjoy it. If it's really on all the time, I could be in luck.

Spontu - 02 Mar 2016 14:22:31 (#168 of 384)

Yes - I can't help feeling that if these films were American the Guardian would be doubly-incontinent with adulation.

Instead of scorning them in that appalling mid-Atlantic twatty slang.

RosyLovelady - 02 Mar 2016 14:27:25 (#169 of 384)

Mind you, it was fun when they showed Dragnet again. I missed it in the 1950s when it was all the go and it was instructive to learn the fears and the values of the Eisenhower years, as an historical curiosity.

Spontu - 02 Mar 2016 14:31:45 (#170 of 384)

Granada used to show Dragnet regularly late at night in the 1970s.

I think there was a designated point at which black-and-white programmes and films (like Hitchcock's) were refused entry to the schedules to make space for whatever tenth-rate 'tv movie' or "mini-series" they'd bought cheaply from the U.S.

I always really admired Joe Friday's powers of descriptive recall, everything down the weight of the suspect (in pounds) and the year of manufacture of his getaway car.

Also, the half-hour thriller needs to be brought back.

RosyLovelady - 02 Mar 2016 14:33:15 (#171 of 384)

< Granada used to show Dragnet regularly late at night in the 1970s. >

Dear old Granada, did they really? Suitable also for the Nixon years, I suppose.

Spontu - 02 Mar 2016 14:36:58 (#172 of 384)

What exactly IS on ITV2? It used to show Celebrity Juice when it was novel and amusing... and nothing else that was memorable.

Spontu - 02 Mar 2016 14:40:10 (#173 of 384)

And why is The Simpsons still on our tellies after thirty-odd years? We were prevented from watching Pixie, Dixie and Mr. Jinks long before it got anything like that old.

RosyLovelady - 02 Mar 2016 14:41:24 (#174 of 384)

A Hound Dog howdy!

JohnIlly - 02 Mar 2016 15:00:59 (#175 of 384)

The practice of showing a cartoon or two early in the evening stopped long ago. They used to show Tom and Jerry or Wily Coyote and such. They are now confined to special channels on space telly, I suppose.

RosyLovelady - 02 Mar 2016 15:02:59 (#176 of 384)

Can I find Bullwinkle and Fractured Fairytales and Aesop & Son anywhere on proper telly? They aren't the same on YouTube.

Spontu - 02 Mar 2016 15:08:06 (#177 of 384)

Not even on the commercial digito-channels?

Shadrack22 - 03 Mar 2016 09:27:12 (#178 of 384)

The Bourne films also seem to be forever on ITV2.

TheExcession - 03 Mar 2016 11:24:07 (#179 of 384)

Bourne again?

Heckler - 03 Mar 2016 11:48:39 (#180 of 384)

Good films are Bourne not Blade.

HouseOfLametta - 03 Mar 2016 12:32:19 (#181 of 384)

Next on next Monday, Rosy

http://www.film4.com/reviews/1953/long-memory-the

Can't say I don't enjoy it (in a slightly morose sort of way) it's a marvellous period piece.

The Thames at Sheerness looks like the middle of an absolute wilderness, the cars are prewar and square rigged and sailing barges glide by.

John Mills is reluctantly loved by a shunned and outcast German refugee, whilst all the time maintaining an extraordinary cut-glass mud lark accent.

Early appearance of an Edwardian Cosh boy. Probably gay.

RosyLovelady - 03 Mar 2016 12:35:24 (#182 of 384)

Thank you, Lame.

I now think it may be the film I first thought of, in which case I have seen it and thought it was rather good. I look forward to verifying that one way or another.

HouseOfLametta - 03 Mar 2016 12:36:14 (#183 of 384)

Not Many Laughs.

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6563/1211/320/t
he%20long%20memory1.jpg

RosyLovelady - 03 Mar 2016 12:37:38 (#184 of 384)

No, that fits with my recollection.

SGM1A1 - 29 Apr 2016 09:22:51 (#185 of 384)

License To overKill: 170 hours of Bond repeats in past six months on ITV

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/7114662/
170-hours-of-James-Bond-repeats-in-past-six-months-on-ITV.html

JohnIlly - 29 Apr 2016 10:33:54 (#186 of 384)

Yes, it's part of their francise conditions. They must start with Dr No and go through the sequence at least every two years.

deadmanwalking23 - 14 Jul 2016 21:03:32 (#187 of 384)

In case anyone hasn't seen it, ITV2 now

Shadrack22 - 14 Jul 2016 21:04:45 (#188 of 384)

Any sightings lately of the Bridget Jones films?

deadmanwalking23 - 25 Oct 2016 21:02:51 (#189 of 384)

Guess what's on?

Intowntonight - 25 Oct 2016 21:06:17 (#190 of 384)

Its back .

3rd or 4th time this year ?

Shadrack22 - 25 Oct 2016 21:06:57 (#191 of 384)

9pm tonight on ITV2.

Don't worry if you miss it - it is on again this Friday (same time, same channel).

No sign as yet of Hot Fuzz though.

Intowntonight - 25 Oct 2016 21:11:50 (#192 of 384)

Perhaps there should be channel devoted to an endless loop of S of the D:

interspersed only by a group of Guardian type crits, dissecting it scene by scene.

solomongursky - 25 Oct 2016 21:11:55 (#193 of 384)

When Ed gives Shaun a pep talk at the beginning it lays out the entire film:

https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/enhanced/webdr03/2013/8/5/10/enhance
d-buzz-31211-1375713024-20.jpg?no-auto

fogger - 25 Oct 2016 21:12:46 (#194 of 384)

I thought that these licensing deals stipulated a certain number of airings. 'You want Hot Fuzz? You gotta show it six times a year.'

HouseOfLametta - 25 Oct 2016 21:14:12 (#195 of 384)

"Ah no, we're fine"

fogger - 25 Oct 2016 21:37:05 (#196 of 384)

I'm pretty sure this is why Four always used to show The Craft.

diomu_II - 26 Oct 2016 09:42:41 (#197 of 384)

I remember that happening years and years ago with the Sound of Music and every spare holiday Auntie would put it on for the delight of millions.

Intowntonight - 26 Oct 2016 10:02:51 (#198 of 384)

As they did with "Its a Wonderful Life"

MorrisMitchener - 28 Oct 2016 13:10:17 (#199 of 384)

Its on again tonight, ITV2 9PM.

Its like an Adele album. You just find yourself thinking, after its been in the charts for 4 years, surely everyone who could possibly want it has it by now!!?

Shadrack22 - 17 Dec 2016 12:33:30 (#200 of 384)

Hot Fuzz. ITV, Sunday 18 December at 10.20pm.

Repeated on Tuesday at 9pm on ITV2.

RosyLovelady - 17 Dec 2016 12:36:20 (#201 of 384)

The Ipcress File was on recently. I still don't mind seeing that one again.

Shadrack22 - 17 Dec 2016 12:39:59 (#202 of 384)

Just for you, Rosy:

Bridget Jones: the Edge of Reason. ITV2, Wednesday 21 December at 9pm.

Repeated on Christmas Day on ITV2 at 9pm.

RosyLovelady - 17 Dec 2016 12:40:54 (#203 of 384)

Aargh! Thanks for the warning, Shad.

Shadrack22 - 17 Dec 2016 12:42:12 (#204 of 384)

Not forgetting:

Shaun of the Dead. ITV, Thursday 22 December at 10.40pm.

Shadrack22 - 17 Dec 2016 12:53:19 (#205 of 384)

Love Actually. Christmas Day at 11pm on ITV.

Repeated on Boxing Day at 9pm on ITV2.

And on Friday 30 December at 9pm on ITV2.

solomongursky - 17 Dec 2016 13:15:42 (#206 of 384)

Four Christmas Carols on Christmas Eve, Caine, Carrey, Murray, Kemp.

YogiMeerfield - 17 Dec 2016 18:34:32 (#207 of 384)

Love Actually has already been on ITV2 twice this month.

CaptainBlack - 22 Dec 2016 20:50:56 (#208 of 384)

Rare chance to see that one with the zombies tonight.

moto748 - 23 Dec 2016 07:52:29 (#209 of 384)

I think Forgetting Sarah Marshall deserves an honorary mention.

Shadrack22 - 24 Dec 2016 15:42:19 (#210 of 384)

Also the Bourne films should be included - two of them are on ITV in the first week of January. And there is another outing for The Shawshank Redemption.

Shadrack22 - 09 Feb 2017 20:02:08 (#211 of 384)

Guess what's on ITV2?

Shaun of the Dead.

Saturday 11 February (9pm) and Friday 17 February. Both screenings at 9pm.

FredDee - 09 Feb 2017 21:15:20 (#212 of 384)

How's The Queen these days ?

Certainly in the noughties it seemed a regular bank holiday movie ( especially August for obvious reasons ).

Haven't seen it in a few years now but maybe I missed it.

Peacock - 17 Feb 2017 22:09:35 (#213 of 384)

Fuck me. It's on again right now. It was on last week as well

Intowntonight - 18 Feb 2017 00:59:35 (#214 of 384)

It's a subliminal message from the Illuminati

JohnIlly - 18 Feb 2017 11:48:48 (#215 of 384)

Hot Fuzz is on ITV2 tonight.

Intowntonight - 18 Feb 2017 13:40:32 (#216 of 384)

How we are threatened by "them" and the strong state comes to our rescue.

I think the message is clear: the ptb think its needs frequent repeats.

MorrisMitchener - 22 Feb 2017 13:37:50 (#217 of 384)

Perhaps ITV should just have a dedicated Shaun of the Dead channel. I have the dvd, theres about 5 commentaries and dozens of short Making Of things. Just play these on a loop - ITVShaunoftheDead.

Tenesmus - 22 Feb 2017 13:47:41 (#218 of 384)

Hot Fuzz is on at 9pm on Friday, ITV2.

JohnIlly - 22 Feb 2017 13:50:19 (#219 of 384)

Perhaps an ITVSimonPegg channel, then?

RosyLovelady - 22 Feb 2017 13:51:31 (#220 of 384)

What. no Bridget Jones on the channels this week?

deadmanwalking23 - 11 Mar 2017 18:45:13 (#221 of 384)

King Kong (2005) seems to be the new Shaun of the dead, I'm sure it's been on ITV 2 every time I've looked at the guide.

JohnIlly - 11 Mar 2017 21:50:45 (#222 of 384)

I suppose their licence for Shaun will soon run out and it will be King Kong's turn.

Shadrack22 - 11 Mar 2017 22:03:37 (#223 of 384)

American Pie is being shown twice this week on ITV2.

Spontu - 12 Mar 2017 21:16:10 (#224 of 384)

It was the 1976 King Kong on today.

JohnIlly - 12 Mar 2017 21:56:59 (#225 of 384)

They should make that clearer and call them King Kong, King Kong II and King Kong III.

Peacock - 13 Mar 2017 01:39:41 (#226 of 384)

Nanny McPhee again in Sunday. Ffs

HouseOfLametta - 13 Mar 2017 07:12:07 (#227 of 384)

Nanny McFfs.

deadmanwalking23 - 13 Mar 2017 10:26:10 (#228 of 384)

Apparently there's a new King Kong film out

HouseOfLametta - 13 Mar 2017 10:52:48 (#229 of 384)

It's the one where he enters a table tennis tournament in Kowloon and knocks seven bells out of the opposition.

TheExcession - 13 Mar 2017 11:09:34 (#230 of 384)

King Kong Hong Kong Ping Pong Ding Dong?

HouseOfLametta - 13 Mar 2017 11:12:18 (#231 of 384)

Ah yes! I never thought of that.

Shadrack22 - 13 Mar 2017 11:43:44 (#232 of 384)

With Mingmong.

Catspyjamas16 - 13 Mar 2017 11:45:33 (#233 of 384)

101 Dalmatians was on at Christmas and then again a couple of weeks ago.

Tenesmus - 13 Mar 2017 12:04:51 (#234 of 384)

It's for life, not just Christmas.

Catspyjamas16 - 13 Mar 2017 12:10:50 (#235 of 384)

I would mind but they never show the sequel, 102 Slavonians.

Shadrack22 - 18 Apr 2017 23:14:47 (#236 of 384)

Shaun of the Dead.

Friday 28 April, ITV2.

Intowntonight - 19 Apr 2017 08:56:23 (#237 of 384)

It will also be shown the night before the general election - well somewhere

HouseOfLametta - 19 Apr 2017 08:58:49 (#238 of 384)

"This has been a party political broadcast on behalf of the United Kingdom Independence Party"

Intowntonight - 19 Apr 2017 09:05:45 (#239 of 384)

The hidden message, as I have posted before is the state coming to the aid of its helpless/feckless citizenry:

it is covertly, an authoritarian message.

"Support the military/Govt - and the zombies wont get you"

Shadrack22 - 25 Apr 2017 17:11:25 (#240 of 384)

Shaun of the Dead

9pm on Wednesday 3 May on ITV2.

deadmanwalking23 - 25 Apr 2017 20:14:40 (#241 of 384)

10 years since Hot Fuzz was released!

Leftie - 08 May 2017 13:37:34 (#242 of 384)

I haven't seen much tv lately but I have complained to Ofcom about ITV3. I might complain about ITV2 next.

Shadrack22 - 12 May 2017 22:24:49 (#243 of 384)

It is on at my local cinema:

http://hydeparkpicturehouse.co.uk/index.php?showin
g=9690#now-showing

Intowntonight - 12 May 2017 22:55:09 (#244 of 384)

Are you seeing the hidden message in the film - and why, in the run up to a general election it is being repeated so frequently. ?

lapsedcat - 12 May 2017 22:57:06 (#245 of 384)

Would a question mark kill you?

Peacock - 12 May 2017 22:57:20 (#246 of 384)

40 year old virgin hasn't been on for a week tbf. Nor Nanny McPhee

lapsedcat - 12 May 2017 22:58:09 (#247 of 384)

Would it kill you to capitalise the words in the movie title FFS?

Peacock - 12 May 2017 22:59:52 (#248 of 384)

Nor hot fuzz

lapsedcat - 12 May 2017 23:02:46 (#249 of 384)

Jesus Christ.

Peacock - 12 May 2017 23:03:52 (#250 of 384)

run fatboy run Is Due A Showing Soon

lapsedcat - 12 May 2017 23:28:15 (#251 of 384)

I see what you Did there.

Intowntonight - 12 May 2017 23:29:03 (#252 of 384)

I'm sneaky:

I didn't get where I am ?

deadmanwalking23 - 13 May 2017 11:22:01 (#253 of 384)

Hot Fuzz has just been added to Netflix in case you haven't seen it!

JohnIlly - 13 May 2017 18:51:09 (#254 of 384)

Yet another reason not to spend money on Netflix.

Peacock - 14 May 2017 13:04:54 (#255 of 384)

the cimarron kid on twice in two days

RosyLovelady - 14 May 2017 13:07:40 (#256 of 384)

No Bridget Jones for quite some while.

Peacock - 14 May 2017 19:18:26 (#257 of 384)

Unknown is on again tonight

solomongursky - 14 May 2017 19:41:12 (#258 of 384)

Worth it for the Ganz/Langella scene. I'd like to read Langella's autobiography, which:

"celebrated sluttiness as a worthy, even noble, way of life. There was so much happy sexuality in this book that reading it was like being flirted with for a whole party by the hottest person in the room. It was no wonder Langella was invited everywhere."

Leftie - 15 May 2017 11:25:18 (#259 of 384)

The hidden message in "Shaun Of The Dead" is that vinyl is best and don't bloody argue.

Heckler - 15 May 2017 12:05:13 (#260 of 384)

I'd like to read Langella's autobiography,

It is worth a read, it's incredibly gossipy, basically a series of annecdotes of people you've heard of that he's met.

You do get to find out that a star of yesteryear had a massive cock and displayed it to Langella.

Peacock - 21 May 2017 20:19:08 (#261 of 384)

Shallow Hal on again tonight

Shadrack22 - 14 Jun 2017 19:41:12 (#262 of 384)

Bridget Jones: the Edge of Reason. ITV1, Saturday 17 June at 9pm.

Leftie - 19 Jun 2017 14:35:45 (#263 of 384)

Time to complain to Ofcom.

RosyLovelady - 20 Jun 2017 17:50:23 (#264 of 384)

Well, it must be several months ...

fogger - 21 Jun 2017 21:47:14 (#265 of 384)

http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2017/06/how-often-does-itv2-repeat-shaun-of-the-dead/?utm_content=buffer7f44e&utm_medium=socia
l&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=buffer-gizmodoukfb

RosyLovelady - 21 Jun 2017 22:09:46 (#266 of 384)

I think The Wind and the Lion may have been added to the list of films which have to be shown on tv at frequent intervals, by law.

solomongursky - 21 Jun 2017 22:21:41 (#267 of 384)

The top most-repeated films are Evan Almighty at 12 times, Despicable Me at 11, Cats & Dogs 2: The Revenge Of Kitty Galore 9 times, and Mr Bean’s Holiday 9 times.

Intowntonight - 21 Jun 2017 22:54:53 (#268 of 384)

Do you not see the pattern ?

Peacock - 04 Aug 2017 20:34:13 (#269 of 384)

I Robot is on again for the 17th time this year in case you missed it

Intowntonight - 04 Aug 2017 20:40:01 (#270 of 384)

Yes, I noticed that:

there is a pattern.

CaptainBlack - 04 Aug 2017 22:14:35 (#271 of 384)

You don't need a positronic brain to discern it.

Peacock - 05 Aug 2017 17:47:35 (#272 of 384)

FYI Nanny McPhee is on today for the 21st time this year if you haven't seen it already.

Shadrack22 - 19 Aug 2017 13:29:27 (#273 of 384)

Shaun of the Dead

9pm, Wednesday 23 August

ITV2

Shadrack22 - 22 Aug 2017 19:18:29 (#274 of 384)

Shaun of the Dead

9pm, Tuesday 29 August

ITV2

Shadrack22 - 19 Sep 2017 21:58:50 (#275 of 384)

Hot Fuzz - on now.

Peacock - 19 Sep 2017 23:13:09 (#276 of 384)

Thanks for he heads up

Shadrack22 - 09 Dec 2017 17:52:21 (#277 of 384)

Shaun of the Dead.

ITV1 at 11:05 tonight.

RosyLovelady - 09 Dec 2017 17:53:16 (#278 of 384)

Seems like it's been The Dam Busters nearly every day recently.

moto748 - 09 Dec 2017 18:00:06 (#279 of 384)

Brexit films, innit? Perhaps we can look forward to wall-to-wall Zulu, The Italian Job...

solomongursky - 09 Dec 2017 18:00:53 (#280 of 384)

Nanny McPhee every weekend.

Intowntonight - 09 Dec 2017 18:07:54 (#281 of 384)

Shawn of the Dead has a clear subliminal message from the "Deep State" in these uncertain times.

That your average Brit is threatened by dark forces, and only the state can save/protect them (see the ending)

BBC1 has recently shown 3 one hour programmes about the WW2 Blitz: who spotted the barely concealed Brexit message ?

Shadrack22 - 13 Apr 2018 12:39:32 (#282 of 384)

Shaun of the Dead

Friday 20 April at 11.15pm on ITV1.

Tenesmus - 13 Apr 2018 12:43:01 (#283 of 384)

I'm going to complain to ITV that it's been four months since the last showing. It's just not good enough, it should be on at least once a month.

JohnIlly - 13 Apr 2018 13:17:13 (#284 of 384)

I'm beginning to forget the words.

MorrisMitchener - 21 Apr 2018 00:26:11 (#285 of 384)

Surely the end of days is here! ITV1?! ITV1!???

What next- ITV3?

ITV4!!?!!?

No. Order must be restored. SotD for ITV2.

Intowntonight - 21 Apr 2018 10:18:11 (#286 of 384)

Its a message from "Deep State".

Shadrack22 - 28 Apr 2018 07:55:57 (#287 of 384)

Hot Fuzz

Wednesday at 9pm on ITV2.

JohnIlly - 28 Apr 2018 20:09:06 (#288 of 384)

ITV really get their money's worth with films. The BBC doesn't have their options of showing films on so many channels. BBC1 and BBC2 and that's it. BBC4 doesn't show many films.

Peacock - 10 Jun 2018 19:54:25 (#289 of 384)

Legally Blonde is on

FredDee - 09 Jul 2018 10:36:53 (#290 of 384)

Simon Pegg confesses about being a depressed alcoholic :

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/jul/09/si
mon-pegg-alcoholic-addiction-rehab-fatherhood-tom-cruise

Shadrack22 - 15 Nov 2018 22:35:57 (#291 of 384)

Shaun of the Dead

Saturday 17 November

ITV1

11:05pm

solomongursky - 15 Nov 2018 22:40:22 (#292 of 384)

Nanny McPhee is on every weekend now.

MorrisMitchener - 15 Nov 2018 23:14:20 (#293 of 384)

Star Wars buff Pegg has also recently admitted that all the recent Star Wars films are crap. And the 3 prior to that. Thus admitting the very large majority of them are crap, so he's saying well over 60% of Star Wars is crap which is not far off the true percentage (100%).

So, rounding up the numbers Simon Pegg is finally admitting Star Wars is crap! Good thing too...

Peacock - 16 Nov 2018 08:00:27 (#294 of 384)

Saturday 17 November

Thanks for the tip. It’s in my diary

HorstVogel - 16 Nov 2018 08:04:31 (#295 of 384)

SW is crap, especially with Jar Jar in it

JohnIlly - 16 Nov 2018 09:44:48 (#296 of 384)

It now seems to be obligatory that the LotR or Hobbit films are on every week. They're long enough without bloody adverts every 15 minutes.

HorstVogel - 16 Nov 2018 11:08:44 (#297 of 384)

hmmm, didn't realise, who watches these, adults or kids?

deadmanwalking23 - 16 Nov 2018 11:13:45 (#298 of 384)

I think they're considered family films so both

HorstVogel - 16 Nov 2018 11:17:39 (#299 of 384)

righto

Peacock - 17 Nov 2018 17:13:35 (#300 of 384)

Nanny McFee on right now FYI

Shadrack22 - 15 Dec 2018 20:15:13 (#301 of 384)

Bridget Jones: the Edge of Reason. Tonight, ITVBe at 9pm.

Hot Fuzz: 9pm, Friday 3 January, ITV2.

moto748 - 16 Dec 2018 16:39:35 (#302 of 384)

Another one that clocks up fairly regularly:

The Adjustment Bureau (ITV4, 11.50pm).

In the unlikely event that you haven't seen, it's actually quite fun. The first time.

Spontu - 21 Dec 2018 23:15:06 (#303 of 384)

Tediously macho, American, meat-headed and bull-necked shite Under Seige has just finished on ITV4

Spontu - 21 Dec 2018 23:38:29 (#304 of 384)

I’m sure that one of these channels once announced that it was showing a film in which Steven Seagal played a professor of Archæology...

MorrisMitchener - 22 Dec 2018 00:28:17 (#305 of 384)

I once watched a film starring Steven Seagal called Attack Force simply because of the hilarious title.

It was bad.

Shadrack22 - 25 Dec 2018 18:38:52 (#306 of 384)

Bridget Jones’ Diary

Tonight at 11.30 on ITV1.

JohnIlly - 25 Dec 2018 19:01:31 (#307 of 384)

Bridget Jones’s Diary, ffs.

Dementor - 25 Dec 2018 19:03:50 (#308 of 384)

Tediously macho, American, meat-headed and bull-necked shite Under Seige has just finished on ITV4.

It has a couple of good points - which appear about half an hour in, if memory serves.

Shadrack22 - 25 Dec 2018 19:14:33 (#309 of 384)

Bridget Jones’s Diary, ffs.

That extra ‘s’ is as superfluous as an Oxford comma.

JohnIlly - 25 Dec 2018 20:14:28 (#310 of 384)

Wrong.

HorstVogel - 25 Dec 2018 22:38:04 (#311 of 384)

Oxford comma is a style and can give clarity. The extra "s" is wrong, as far as English grammar can go wrong of course.

RosyLovelady - 26 Dec 2018 10:42:48 (#312 of 384)

Jones's is more correct, but it's still a trashy film.

Spontu - 27 Dec 2018 18:22:40 (#313 of 384)

The apostrophe alone woul suffice if ‘Jones’ were plural...

But the plural of ‘Jones’ is ‘Joneses’.

solomongursky - 27 Dec 2018 18:30:28 (#314 of 384)

Possessive, not plural.

Spontu - 27 Dec 2018 19:19:53 (#315 of 384)

Yes, so ‘Jones’s’.

Spontu - 27 Dec 2018 19:20:53 (#316 of 384)

Dear oh dear! There ought to be a law against this sort of thing:

https://www.derbyquad.co.uk/whats-on/live-events/sister-act-pg-coventry-cathedral?fbclid=IwAR0oWdfOr-b7rVePm-kLwdpV5thIQ2c1J3kZPkwWgPTk9TYjOvWf2LDhm1c

solomongursky - 27 Dec 2018 19:49:33 (#317 of 384)

In the cases of singular nouns ending with s, the possessive terminates in an apostrophe with no 's' after it.

RosyLovelady - 27 Dec 2018 19:59:47 (#318 of 384)

You seem confident, but I reckon you're wrong there.

solomongursky - 27 Dec 2018 20:02:23 (#319 of 384)

I think grammar may be your Achilles's heel.

JohnIlly - 27 Dec 2018 20:58:27 (#320 of 384)

The 's should normally be pronounced as in "I'm after my boss's job" so why not print it?

The fashion for dropping the 's in speech seems to have intensified with the TV series I, Claudius. So many characters' names had a final S that the cast were in danger of being covered in spittle.

HorstVogel - 27 Dec 2018 21:27:06 (#321 of 384)

so why not print it? Fair enough, but then again, why print it if unpronounced?



or print not according to pronunciation. Fuck the St Johns !

JohnIlly - 27 Dec 2018 23:01:03 (#322 of 384)

why print it if unpronounced?

It is normally pronounced in real life situations. The example of the book title is a bad one because it is so often wrongly written. Nobody would say Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and not pronounce the 's as well as the soft c.

Shadrack22 - 27 Dec 2018 23:07:03 (#323 of 384)

It is normally pronounced in real life situations.

You’re being overly literal here.

randomer - 27 Dec 2018 23:10:45 (#324 of 384)

I Clavdivs FFS

RosyLovelady - 28 Dec 2018 08:24:06 (#325 of 384)

#319

I have never seen "Achilles heel" written with an apostrophe at the end. Be off with you.

Moschops - 28 Dec 2018 09:02:45 (#326 of 384)

I thought you only dropped the s after the apostrophe if there was a prior s in the word, e.g. Jesus'

Shadrack22 - 28 Dec 2018 09:03:35 (#327 of 384)

Don’t be complicating things with these new theories!

RosyLovelady - 28 Dec 2018 09:05:39 (#328 of 384)

There's nothing new about it.

solomongursky - 28 Dec 2018 09:20:53 (#329 of 384)

Achilles' Heel.

Butchers' hook.

solomongursky - 28 Dec 2018 09:21:34 (#330 of 384)

So you say:

"Let's have a butchers'."

FleurDuMal - 28 Dec 2018 09:26:27 (#331 of 384)

'Butchers' hook' when you are talking about a generic hook, which could potentially belong to a multitude of butchers. An individual butcher would have a 'butcher's hook'.

FleurDuMal - 28 Dec 2018 09:27:01 (#332 of 384)

I've never posted on this thread before: I must have been attracted to it by the whiff of pedantry, as flies are attracted to shit.

RosyLovelady - 28 Dec 2018 09:27:51 (#333 of 384)

Anyway, did anyone see Shaun of the Dead over Xmas?

Peacock - 28 Dec 2018 09:31:29 (#334 of 384)

http://www.eng-lang.co.uk/apostrophe_rules.htm

Shadrack22 - 28 Dec 2018 09:32:23 (#335 of 384)

the whiff of pedantry

I didn’t start it, Miss!

FleurDuMal - 28 Dec 2018 09:33:41 (#336 of 384)

Thank you, Peacock. I'll share that with my students, who sorely need it.

FleurDuMal - 28 Dec 2018 09:34:42 (#337 of 384)

I've just emailed Royal Mail, to compliment them on their correct usage in the following statement on their website:

We have your item at National Distribution Centre and it's on its way.

I need to get a life, don't I?

RosyLovelady - 28 Dec 2018 09:37:31 (#338 of 384)

No, you did right to encourage correct usage.

raymie - 28 Dec 2018 09:40:02 (#339 of 384)

Let’s have a butchers ‘ook

FleurDuMal - 28 Dec 2018 09:41:02 (#340 of 384)

Thank you Rosy.

I knew that you would understand.

TheExcession - 28 Dec 2018 09:50:24 (#341 of 384)

There's a department of the Council called Childrens Services

This has always irked me as I feel there should be an apostrophe somewhere.

RosyLovelady - 28 Dec 2018 09:55:04 (#342 of 384)

It should be Children's, of course.

Tenesmus - 28 Dec 2018 09:55:11 (#343 of 384)

https://flic.kr/p/5mvCzt

FleurDuMal - 28 Dec 2018 10:06:53 (#344 of 384)

There’s a sign outside a school near where I live, that advises drivers; ‘Slow children crossing’.

cozzer - 28 Dec 2018 10:34:44 (#345 of 384)

http://www.eng-lang.co.uk/apostrophe_rules.htm

That doesn't actually address the point in hand, but thanks for your contribution

https://www.theguardian.com/guardian-observer-style-guide-a

The possessive in words and names ending in S normally takes an apostrophe followed by a second S (Jones’s, James’s), but be guided by pronunciation and use the plural apostrophe where it helps: Mephistopheles’, Waters’, Hedges’ rather than Mephistopheles’s, Waters’s, Hedges’s.



https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/punctuation/apos
trophe


With personal names that end in -s: add an apostrophe plus s when you would naturally pronounce an extra s if you said the word out loud:

He joined Charles’s army in 1642.

so as we all knew, solomon is talking nonsense.

solomongursky - 28 Dec 2018 10:36:36 (#346 of 384)

use the plural apostrophe where it helps: Mephistopheles’, Waters’, Hedges’ rather than Mephistopheles’s, Waters’s, Hedges’s.

Or Achilles's, like I just said.

Bridget Jones' Diary.

This has been my Ted talk thnx bai.

RosyLovelady - 28 Dec 2018 11:01:39 (#347 of 384)

Jones and Mephistopheles are quite dissimilar names.

solomongursky - 28 Dec 2018 11:06:39 (#348 of 384)

Noel Edmonds' House Party.

FleurDuMal - 28 Dec 2018 11:09:40 (#349 of 384)

That’s wrong, however you apostrophise it.

Peacock - 28 Dec 2018 13:07:25 (#350 of 384)

you're a permanent walking grump-on, Adam

FredDee - 28 Dec 2018 13:40:55 (#351 of 384)

btw, anybody ever seen Shaun Of The Dead ? Always seems to be on telly.

This thread is a CLASSIC Subject Change, from a TV movie to Apostrophe

Pedantry.

cozzer - 28 Dec 2018 13:45:25 (#352 of 384)

Bridget Jones' Diary.

Bridget Jones's. That's literally one of the examples they use.

solomongursky - 28 Dec 2018 13:51:51 (#353 of 384)

Only one Bridget Jones old boy.

When the last name ends in a hard "z" sound, we usually don't add an "s" or the "-es" and simply add the apostrophe: "the Chambers' new baby."

http://guidetogrammar.org/grammar/possessives.htm

Tomnoddy - 28 Dec 2018 14:01:07 (#354 of 384)

Only one word for that. Or possibly two.

Bullshit.

cozzer - 28 Dec 2018 14:01:28 (#355 of 384)

Only one Bridget Jones old boy

Exactly! It's not a plural, so it takes 's.

also, in that example, there is more than one Chambers, so it doesn't support your theory.

cozzer - 28 Dec 2018 14:02:38 (#356 of 384)

Only one word for that. Or possibly two.

Bullshit.

Gursky's bullshit

solomongursky - 28 Dec 2018 14:04:38 (#357 of 384)

It's Bridget Jones's Baby and not Bridget Jones' Baby because the studio decided to go with Chicago style. If you love Chicago so much you should go and live there with your bum, fag and sidewalk.

JohnIlly - 28 Dec 2018 19:52:55 (#358 of 384)

In Achilles heel I think that Achilles is more like an adjective, as in Achilles tendon where the OED has:

Achilles tendon n. (also Achilles' tendon, Achilles's tendon (now rare))

cozzer - 30 Dec 2018 16:31:02 (#359 of 384)

because the studio decided to go with Chicago style

Or perhaps because they copied the (correct) title of the book.

Peacock - 16 Feb 2019 16:17:47 (#360 of 384)

Shaun of the Dead 9pm tonight ITV 2

Peacock - 16 Feb 2019 18:24:57 (#361 of 384)

Nanny McPhee is on right now if you haven’t see it already

Shadrack22 - 25 Jun 2019 20:27:48 (#362 of 384)

Hot Fuzz

Friday 5 July at 11:10 on ITV.

Intowntonight - 25 Jun 2019 21:01:42 (#363 of 384)

Is it something to do with Brexit ?

Dementor - 25 Jun 2019 21:06:48 (#364 of 384)

Hot Fuzz is an amazingly well constructed film, though - it bears continual viewing.

solomongursky - 07 Jul 2019 14:22:07 (#365 of 384)



Every Reference in Shaun of the Dead:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7r743uLdrBc

Peacock - 07 Jul 2019 14:50:53 (#366 of 384)

Cheers sol, when’s it on next?

solomongursky - 07 Jul 2019 14:52:54 (#367 of 384)

We're well overdue.

breakfast - 07 Jul 2019 17:47:35 (#368 of 384)

Columbos's: Prescription Murder is on 5 USA at 6.55 pm. I bet there's something to do with a medical prescription in it.

RosyLovelady - 07 Jul 2019 17:54:38 (#369 of 384)

I wish they'd show some different Columbo programmes and not just the same half-dozen, over & over again.

Leftie - 11 Jul 2019 15:52:55 (#370 of 384)

So they still haven't changed the films on ITV2?!

Try Amazon Prime. They've got some films which are STILL in the cinema. If you don't mind paying for it.

Peacock - 11 Jul 2019 15:54:56 (#371 of 384)

I'm not paying for Bezos divorce, leftie

RosyLovelady - 11 Jul 2019 16:40:42 (#372 of 384)

Me neither. Paying for films sounds fair enough but not to that jerk.

moto748 - 11 Jul 2019 18:45:50 (#373 of 384)

Sod paying for films. If I'm going to pay to see films, I'll go to the cinema.

Watch on your TV or laptop, or for two or three quid more, at the cinema? It's no contest. Especially as there's plenty of free stuff to watch on TV.

therealquill - 11 Jul 2019 18:50:39 (#374 of 384)

Hot Fuzz is a film that does seem to get better on subsequent viewings

When I first watched it, I thought it was good but not as great as Shaun of the Dead - but in hindsight, think it is a much better film now.

The Worlds End also seems to be aging well.

I'd never heard of Spaced until an old housemate introduced it to me back in 2006 - was a revelation!

JohnIlly - 11 Jul 2019 19:32:12 (#375 of 384)

Shaun of the Dead is on next week but . . .

it's on the Syfy channel

Leftie - 12 Jul 2019 13:02:23 (#376 of 384)

Well as I understand it, the most recent films are so much per month, not per film. I don't really want to give Amazon any money either.

RosyLovelady - 14 Jul 2019 09:53:22 (#377 of 384)

After quite a gap (perhaps as long as a year?) there was a Bridget Jones film on tv last night. I expect there will be more of the same to follow.

Shadrack22 - 30 Jul 2019 19:06:28 (#378 of 384)

Get the Chardonnay and KP Nuts in - Bridget Jones’ Diary is on this Saturday night (ITV1, 10.35pm).

solomongursky - 30 Jul 2019 20:00:15 (#379 of 384)

That one where Keanu Reeves escapes a nuclear explosion on a motorbike is on every week now.

MorrisMitchener - 31 Jul 2019 21:19:12 (#380 of 384)

I used to have a free promotional merchandise clock for that film, Chain Reaction. It was powered by water! It were fucken' brill.

Intowntonight - 01 Aug 2019 10:21:32 (#381 of 384)

The political message in S of the D is clear:

PolishMark - 01 Aug 2019 21:20:06 (#382 of 384)

That one where Keanu Reeves escapes a nuclear explosion on a motorbike is on every week now.

The one where Harrison Ford escapes a nuclear explosion in a fridge is on fairly regularly too.

breakfast - 01 Aug 2019 21:42:06 (#383 of 384)

Baywatch the movie is on Film 4 RIGHT NOW.

Shadrack22 - 06 Aug 2019 18:47:30 (#384 of 384)

Bridget Jones: the Edge of Reason.

Saturday 10 August, 22.35 on ITV1.

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