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Started by JDW70Wellwhynot on Sep 20, 2019 4:28:01 PM
Films on TV

What's not to be missed, what's good, what's not bad and the don't bother?

This grill, which can be personalised, (the 'Film' button brings up the days films) has a viewer rating feature but doesn't always tally with my own.

I record what I fancy but end up ditching most part way in.

JDW70Wellwhynot - 20 Sep 2019 16:28:16 (#1 of 681)

Just watched The Last Quartet; slow and somber start but quite high drama towards the end.

In the middle of Lost and Found; very quirky but not particularly recommendable.

widenation - 20 Sep 2019 16:43:46 (#2 of 681)

Sound of the City: London 1964-73 (1973) AKA Rock City

Doc. Stars Cat Stevens, Tina Turner, Jimi Hendrix, Mick Jagger, Otis Redding, Rod Stewart Pete Townshend & more. Vintage film footage from the hey-day of London's rock and roll scene.

Talking Pictures Freeview 81, 00:00 Friday

JDW70Wellwhynot - 20 Sep 2019 18:43:03 (#3 of 681)

Mine FS but TP is there. It shall go on record.

widenation - 20 Sep 2019 18:46:56 (#4 of 681)

Yeah same here - there's some interesting stuff on that channel. Often won't even have a wiki mention, just archived documentary films that have long been forgotten about.

Shadrack22 - 20 Sep 2019 18:52:38 (#5 of 681)

You can usually find at least one obscure gem per week on Talking Pictures.

JDW70Wellwhynot - 20 Sep 2019 19:16:57 (#6 of 681)

The Lunchbox on BBC2, 11:45pm looks interesting for a bit of light entertainment.

As does The Grand Budapest Hotel, ch4 1:00am, but this has only a 4 rating.

The Choir, looks good, too, Film4 in the morning, 11:00am.

There's no end when you start sifting through, but the idea of the thread is to be more selective.

"The Proposal" 5Star, tomorrow, 4:30pm. Enjoyable light romance.

StakludKar - 22 Sep 2019 20:08:32 (#7 of 681)

Nuclear apocalypse fun with your favourite early 80s US TV stars in The Day After on Talking Pictures sky 328 at midnight

YorenInTheNorth - 22 Sep 2019 20:15:18 (#8 of 681)

Nightmare fuel.

Mind you its children's TV compared to Threads.

darkhorse - 22 Sep 2019 20:23:56 (#9 of 681)

I remember the bit where the soldier pulls his tooth out (radiation poisoning).

There was also a scene of embarrassing mansplaining of fall-out.

Tenesmus - 22 Sep 2019 23:57:59 (#10 of 681)

Threads, the whole thing online.

YorenInTheNorth - 22 Sep 2019 23:58:55 (#11 of 681)


Shadrack22 - 23 Sep 2019 00:12:35 (#12 of 681)

Max Von Sydow is playing chess with Death on BBC Four.

YorenInTheNorth - 23 Sep 2019 00:24:34 (#13 of 681)

He does that all the time.

peacalmer - 23 Sep 2019 07:43:09 (#14 of 681)

I finally got round to watching The Seventh Seal. I was surprised, the way the film is sold you'd think it was all about a single high suspense sparring match against a bleak coastal backdrop, but it is nothing like that.

Very dry humour throughout.

HouseOfLametta - 23 Sep 2019 07:49:59 (#15 of 681)

Too many knob gags.

kvelertak - 23 Sep 2019 07:50:13 (#16 of 681)

Film4 have leased 'Arrival'.

moto748 - 23 Sep 2019 14:23:17 (#17 of 681)

Very dry humour throughout

Indeed. Even though now we (unfortunately?) view it that the lens of Monty Python, Bill and Ted, and a zillion other pastiches.

JDW70Wellwhynot - 23 Sep 2019 21:12:31 (#18 of 681)

Well if I thought Lost and Found quirky The Grand Budapest Hotel knocks it into a cocked hat - I love quirky films.

Just reading up on wiki:
acclaimed and what a cast.

phantlers - 23 Sep 2019 21:15:46 (#19 of 681)

You might like (as they say) some of the longform TV weirdness, A Series Of Unfortunate Events, Stranger Things, Dark, Channel Zero.

AlanII - 23 Sep 2019 21:19:38 (#20 of 681)

The Grand Budapest Hotel is a wonderful movie. We went to see it twice. I’d have happily watched it a third time.

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