Anyoneone else watching a movie?

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Anyoneone else watching a movie?

Just bored watching The Sixth Sense.

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Have begun watching "Once

Have begun watching "Once upon A Time In London", a gangster flick on Netflix which begins in 1936 London . It's Ok. About 3 stars I reckon. Certainly shows the UK had some every tough crims.

Australia had its share too. There is an Australian series called "Underbelly" ,based on fact. Begins with the drug wars and high body count in Melbourne from 1995 to 2004 . Final body count was 36 dead. The series ended in 1920's Melbourne and the 'razor gangs'***


** a law was passed in the 1920's making illegal possession of a firearm an automatic prison sentence . So gangs began cutting each other with straight razors. Sometimes they would cut a bloke or woman's face and pour acid into the wound to leave a bigger scar. .

"Underbelly is an Australian television true crime-drama series which first aired on the Nine Network on 13 February 2008 and last aired 1 September 2013. Each series was based on real-life events. There have been six series in total. A 2014 series titled Fat Tony & Co is a sequel to the first series but is not branded under the Underbelly title."

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I just watched "The King's

I just watched "The King's Speech".

It was fascinating to see an Australian speech therapist help the King of England (by the grace of god, defender of the faith) overcome his terrible stutter by yelling out every obscenity he could think of. The film revealed some of the toxic family relationships and astonishing child abuse that was happening in the House of Windsor. Edward VIII is portrayed as a selfish, dissipated bully obsessed with Mrs. Simpson.

I thought Derek Jacobi ("I Claudius") was wasted in a rather minor role as the Archprickrick of Canterbury.

We also recently watched "The Hundred-Foot Journey", which is about the rivalry between an Indian restaurant and Michelin-starred French restaurant across the road. It's a real foodie film, but it also offers interesting insights on sectarian violence and racism.

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Yair ,have seen both movies. Liked them both a lot.

The King's Speech is perhaps a bigger production. Great to see wonderful Aussie Actor, Geoffrey Rush playing an Australian .(If you have not seen''Shine" I recommend it highly) That film kick started the career of both Geoffrey Rush.

There's a polite fiction still trotted out that the childish and rather stupid David Windsor gave up the throne for the woman he loved. It's bullshit, but would need a separate post.

'The Hundred Foot Journey' is one of those 'small films' I love so much---another in that broad area is "Bend ItLike Beckham " with a very young Keira Knightley and some great Indian actors.

One more, although perhaps not a small film. 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' with Dev Patel and a bunch of great geriatric British actors. A terrific film, imo.

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I've seen the "Marigold Hotel." Another "small film" that I liked was "Grow Your Own" (aka "The Allotment").

Yes. Edward VIII (the so-called Duke of Windsor) would have been a proper Nazi if he'd had the brains. He was a selfish, useless snob. Even by Windsor standards, he was pretty special. If he'd stayed on, I think he'd have pushed for the UK to join the Axis.

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(aka "The Allotment").

Yair, have seen the allotment.

Good 'small' westerns include : "Will Penny" with Charlton Heston in the best thing he ever did imo.Also John Wayne's last film,"The Shootist"

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Watching “A Fall from Grace”

Watching “A Fall from Grace” ...

Sheldon's picture
Whitefire13 "Watching “A

Whitefire13 "Watching “A Fall from Grace”

Watched that on Netflix a while back, I thought it was ok tbh, not brilliant, but it kept my attention.

Cognostic's picture
Listening to a Sam Harris

Listening to a Sam Harris lecture but considering a movie at the moment. Just gonna put one on and take a nap. Now..... If I can just figure out how to get the TV into the banana tree.... Hmmmmm?

CyberLN's picture
The best movie ever! Blue

The best movie ever! Blue Velvet.

David Killens's picture
It is part of my daily

It is part of my daily schedule to watch a movie with my wife after dinner. This way, I always spend some time with her, and we get to enjoy a movie.

So yea, I watch movies, and a lot.

Tonight it was not a movie, but two episodes of "What We Do In The Shadows", and two "Your Funny Face Is Going To Hell".

Grinseed's picture
Hunt for the Wilderpeople. A

Hunt for the Wilderpeople. A light comic small budget romp through the NZ bush with Sam Neill and Julian Dennison. Directed by Taika Waititi who directed Thor:Ragnarok and JoJo Rabbit in which he plays Adolf Hitler. I like quirky little movies.

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Currently watching a cult

Currently watching a cult classic and my favourite film, Big trouble in Little China.

HumeMystic's picture
I'm planning on watching "One

I'm planning on watching "One flew over the cuckoo's nest" this weekend. I've been watching some 70's stuff here and there for past year.

Recently enjoyed watching Doctor Sleep.

FievelJ's picture
Currently watching Sonic The

Currently watching Sonic The Hedgehog.

Don't know what after this. ;-)

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Yesterday I came across a film onYoutube, free and in HD '"The Message". It's the story Of Islam. It was made in 1976 and stars Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas and other top actors. It was also released in Arabic.

The film is exceedingly respectful. EG neither the person nor voice of Muhammad are depicted. Pretty sure I've seen films about Christianity with the same flavour. Such a history of a personI is called a hagiography .EG the films of David Attenborough. Entertaining enough, but very poor history.

It seems to this kafir that the film presents a broad Islamic party line, and it tries very hard not to offend any prickly Muslims.

There was also a film about the life of Muhammad made in 2015, called "Muhammad The Messenger of God" . It's an Iranian film, so I suspect it might portray some views different from those to which many of us are accustomed. I haven't seen it.

Be interested in informed opinion say from a former Muslim.


The Message (Arabic: الرسالة‎ Ar-Risālah; originally known as Mohammad, Messenger of God) is a 1976 Islamic epic drama film directed and produced by Moustapha Akkad, chronicling the life and times of the Islamic prophet Muhammad through the perspective of his uncle Hamza ibn Abdul-Muttalib and adopted son Zayd ibn Harithah.

Released in both separately-filmed Arabic and English-language versions, The Message serves as an introduction to early Islamic history. The international ensemble cast includes Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Michael Ansara, Johnny Sekka, Michael Forest, André Morell, Garrick Hagon, Damien Thomas, and Martin Benson. It was an international co-production between Lebanon, Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and the United Kingdom.

The film was nominated for Best Original Score in the 50th Academy Awards, composed by Maurice Jarre, but lost the award to Star Wars (composed by John Williams).

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Watching a debate on the

Watching a debate on the existence of a soul currently; however, I spent last night laughing my ass off at "Impractical Jokers." A bunch of new clips made it to YouTube.

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