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Title: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 29, 2008, 10:22:51 AM
I'll start you off with The book Thief

Book Description
The story of a young German girl who steals books, of her family and the Jewish boxer hidden in their basement as they struggle to survive in Nazi Germany when the bombs begin to fall.

Synopsis
1939 - Nazi Germany - The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier. Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall. Some important information - this novel is narrated by death. It's a small story, about: a girl; an accordionist; some fanatical Germans; a Jewish fist fighter; and quite a lot of thievery. Another thing you should know - death will visit the book thief three times.

Reader's Comments
The most amazing book I have ever read... cried my eyes out... a must purchase read.  happy088

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on May 29, 2008, 10:24:35 AM
You wrote that really well.  ;)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 29, 2008, 10:25:33 AM
You wrote that really well.  ;)
Thanks...  redface:

We need someone to buy it now and see if it works...
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Uncle Mort on May 29, 2008, 10:27:17 AM
You wrote that really well.  ;)

So well I don't really feel a need to read it now.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on May 29, 2008, 10:27:59 AM
Sounds rubbish to me.  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 29, 2008, 10:29:09 AM
Derek Robinson - Kentucky Blues

I've been a long-term fan of Robinson's work. He has an excellent sense of humour (IMHO) and has produced a line of 'faction' novels about fighter pilots in the first and second world wars. An author's note? at the end of each book explains where fact ends and fiction begins...

This book is on a completely different subject but continues the 'faction' theme. It is about settlers in Kentucky in the 1830's, the slave trade and a feud between two families.

An excellent read - a five thumbs rating!

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 29, 2008, 10:29:33 AM
You wrote that really well.  ;)

So well I don't really feel a need to read it now.
doh:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on May 29, 2008, 10:30:54 AM
Derek Robinson - Kentucky Blues

I've been a long-term fan of Robinson's work. He has an excellent sense of humour (IMHO) and has produced a line of 'faction' novels about fighter pilots in the first and second world wars. An author's note? at the end of each book explains where fact ends and fiction begins...

This book is on a completely different subject but continues the 'faction' theme. It is about settlers in Kentucky in the 1830's, the slave trade and a feud between two families.

An excellent read - a five thumbs rating!

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I've read that so agree in full with the rating. Somebody go for it.  happy088
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 29, 2008, 10:31:43 AM
Gift Hints for Tailgunner!



happy088
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on May 29, 2008, 10:32:33 AM
I've just watched the remake of the Andromeda Strain done by the Scott brothers for Sky.

Its showing, well now if I'm right but I had the DVD in advance and yes its an official legitimate copy before anyone asks. 

Proper GM review time.

Produced by Ridley and Tony Scott this reimaging of the 1970's Film adaptation of Micheal Crichton's Andromeda Strain has been brought up to date with a strong cast and an expanded plotline which gives more ground to the consiracy behind project scoop as well os the origin of the virus itself.

Part one of the miniseries is pretty faithful to the novel and the original film. The sattelite comes down in the middle of nowhere close to the obligatory couple of kids making out in the back of a pick up truck and they of course load it in the back of the truck and take it to the nearby town.  Some idiot opens the sattelite releasing the virus and the town dies out rapidly. The psychotic effects some of the victims of the virus suffer are pretty graphic which lead to clues about the nature of the virus when investigated by the wildfire team.


Part 2 of the miniseries......hmmm, where do I start.......? Ok I'll start by saying that I have no idea what they were smoking when they came up with the virus origin and conspiracy storylines but whatever it was must have been industrial strength.

Overall it was an enjoyable film that managed to keep a lot of the feel of the original although the extra plot lines used to make it a 4 hour series could have done with a little more work on them.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Uncle Mort on May 29, 2008, 10:35:45 AM
Remember this thread?:

http://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/index.php?topic=3150.0 (http://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/index.php?topic=3150.0)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 29, 2008, 10:36:47 AM
Remember this thread?:

[url]http://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/index.php?topic=3150.0[/url] ([url]http://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/index.php?topic=3150.0[/url])

Ye-es...  rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on May 29, 2008, 10:38:11 AM
I've just watched the remake of the Andromeda Strain done by the Scott brothers for Sky.

Its showing, well now if I'm right but I had the DVD in advance and yes its an official legitimate copy before anyone asks. 



Overall it was an enjoyable film that managed to keep a lot of the feel of the original although the extra plot lines used to make it a 4 hour series could have done with a little more work on them.
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Nice one GM. Just added that to my lovefilm rental list.  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 29, 2008, 10:39:28 AM
I've just watched the remake of the Andromeda Strain done by the Scott brothers for Sky.

Its showing, well now if I'm right but I had the DVD in advance and yes its an official legitimate copy before anyone asks. 



Overall it was an enjoyable film that managed to keep a lot of the feel of the original although the extra plot lines used to make it a 4 hour series could have done with a little more work on them.
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Nice one GM. Just added that to my lovefilm rental list.  whistle:

doh:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Uncle Mort on May 29, 2008, 10:41:21 AM
Remember this thread?:

[url]http://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/index.php?topic=3150.0[/url] ([url]http://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/index.php?topic=3150.0[/url])

Ye-es...  rubschin:


 ::)

I'll try and do some reviews when I get the chance then.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 29, 2008, 10:42:56 AM
The Shakespeare Secret

Quote from: tailgunner
Comparisons to 'The DaVinci Code' are inevitable but there are crucial differences, for a kick off this has a a logical plot, it is well written and goes like a train. It's about the hunt for a lost Shakespeare play written by a Shakesapeare expert.

GM stylee review : Fast moving literary thriller, needs more sex.


Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 29, 2008, 10:47:14 AM
Black Book

Excellent WW2 film about the resistance in Nazi occupied Holland from 1944. Broadly based on factual events it tells the story of a Jewish refugee who joins the resistance and has to infiltrate the German security services by seducing a senior officer.

I thought it to be excellent - well acted, great soundtrack (I listened to the DTS version) fantastic scenery, etc. Tits and bums-a-plenty too.  cloud9:

Recommended!

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on May 29, 2008, 10:50:53 AM
I just cancelled one of my orders and re-ordered by clicking on one of the links above. I did this because it was a £7.70 paperback whereas it only came up with the hardback (£19) when ordered it from my wishlist. Thats Mrs TG a tenner better off.  happy088
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 29, 2008, 10:52:44 AM
I just cancelled one of my orders and re-ordered by clicking on one of the links above. I did this because it was a £7.70 paperback whereas it only came up with the hardback (£19) when ordered it from my wishlist. Thats Mrs TG a tenner better off.  happy088
Brilliant... we'll see if it works then!  cloud9:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Darwins Selection on May 29, 2008, 01:04:14 PM
Well done BM.

I have never seen, outside a jumble sale, so many unknown titles and authors.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 29, 2008, 04:08:00 PM
Well done BM.

I have never seen, outside a jumble sale, so many unknown titles and authors.

Something for you then...  whistle:

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Darwins Selection on May 29, 2008, 04:33:43 PM
Well done BM.

I have never seen, outside a jumble sale, so many unknown titles and authors.

Something for you then...  whistle:

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cussing:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 29, 2008, 04:49:24 PM
Well done BM.

I have never seen, outside a jumble sale, so many unknown titles and authors.

Something for you then...  whistle:

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cussing:

Did you order it?  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 29, 2008, 04:57:08 PM
Hanging Out in the Virtual Pub: Masculinities and Relationships Online  eeek:

Synopsis
Lori Kendall explores the brave new world of social relations as they have evolved on the internet. In this detailed ethnography, she examines how men and women negotiate their gender roles on an online forum she calls BlueSky. The result is a comprehensive analysis of the emerging social phenomenon of internet-mediated communication and a study of the social and cultural effects of a medium that allows participants to assume identities of their own choosing. Despite the common assumption that the personas these men and women craft for themselves bear little resemblance to reality, Kendall discovers that the habitues of BlueSky stick surprisingly close to the facts of their actual lives and personalities.

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on May 29, 2008, 05:23:49 PM
This could get bloody tedious   tunble:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 29, 2008, 05:39:10 PM
This could get bloody tedious   tunble:


 whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on May 29, 2008, 05:40:19 PM
 Banghead Banghead Banghead
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 29, 2008, 05:41:33 PM
Banghead Banghead Banghead
redface:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on May 29, 2008, 07:08:48 PM
Banghead Banghead Banghead

You know what the baldy one is like hound, this is his newest toy. He'll get bored of it after a while  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on May 29, 2008, 07:09:48 PM
I've just watched the remake of the Andromeda Strain done by the Scott brothers for Sky.

Its showing, well now if I'm right but I had the DVD in advance and yes its an official legitimate copy before anyone asks. 



Overall it was an enjoyable film that managed to keep a lot of the feel of the original although the extra plot lines used to make it a 4 hour series could have done with a little more work on them.
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Nice one GM. Just added that to my lovefilm rental list.  whistle:

doh:


Easier than that, if I'm right its showing on Sky Movies at the moment  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on June 05, 2008, 11:03:06 AM
For The Silver Fox...  whistle:

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on June 05, 2008, 11:05:12 AM
Who is this 'silver fox' person anyway?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on June 05, 2008, 11:35:19 AM
Some grey haired old tosser who can't accept that the years are passing.  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Darwins Selection on June 05, 2008, 12:36:58 PM
Some grey haired old tosser who can't accept that the years are passing.  whistle:

Where the fox hat I say.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on June 05, 2008, 01:50:51 PM
Who is this 'silver fox' person anyway?
whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on June 05, 2008, 03:38:51 PM
Its just an observation but haven't beagle's been used historically to hunt down and bite foxes....  eveilgrin:






gerrim Snoop  point:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on June 05, 2008, 03:40:40 PM
Tony Blair stopped us from being able to do that.  angry041:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on June 05, 2008, 03:45:56 PM
But according to Baldy, the pub is based in cyprus so UK laws no longer count  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on June 05, 2008, 03:46:58 PM
 rubschin:  But Cyprus is in Europe now.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on June 06, 2008, 05:02:31 AM
For Snoopy...

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on June 06, 2008, 05:03:51 AM
For Pastis

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on June 06, 2008, 05:05:55 AM
For Mr. Selection...

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on June 06, 2008, 05:07:54 AM
For Tailgunner...

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on June 06, 2008, 05:17:04 AM
For Nick...

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on June 06, 2008, 06:25:10 AM
For Tailgunner...

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Looks a bit technical for the likes of me.  cry:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on June 06, 2008, 06:34:35 AM
For Tailgunner...



Looks a bit technical for the likes of me.  cry:

how 'bout this then?

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on June 06, 2008, 08:24:21 AM
Read that. Highly reccomended.  razz:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on June 11, 2008, 01:20:59 PM
Ok I'm going to try something different here and review a film having only watched the trailer. The film is called teeth and appears to be about a young lass who finds that part of her body is possessed by a demon and grows another set of teeth, feeding upon any unfortunate man she gets 'friendly' with.   eeek:

Just what were the writers and execs thinking/smoking when they came up with this?

Basically taking Porkies and crossing it with any gory horror movie.

If you are going to go to the cinema go and see Mongol instead.  noooo:

If for some bizarre reason you want to know more about the film, here's the website:

http://www.teethmovie.com/ (http://www.teethmovie.com/)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on June 13, 2008, 10:02:06 AM
Ok and now back to normal service with a DVD set I would recommend, Dexter.

For those members who enjoy the CSI shows Dexter is a must. The main protagonist, Dexter, is a criminalist with a dark secret. He is in fact a serial killer. Trained in the 'code' by his late policeman foster father Dexter goes after the criminals that evade justice and meets out ther due.

Dexter himself, while obviously a flawed character is likeable and his mental commentary is absolute genius in places.

Overall if you have enjoyed CSI and have a dark sense of humour then this show is for you.  happy088
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on June 13, 2008, 10:14:48 AM
So it's a sort of "Death Wish" without Charles Bronson then.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on June 13, 2008, 10:20:41 AM
Not really, death wish was just about revenge. This is more a flawed character's efforts to serve justice.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on June 13, 2008, 10:36:18 AM
 rubschin: I seem to recall a film with a similar theme. Clint Eastwood hunting down some rogue cops who took the law into their own hands. One of the rogue cops was played by David Soul.

Are there no new plot lines  angry041:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on June 13, 2008, 10:39:02 AM
There are some similarities but the basic plotline is different, and the interaction between Dexter and the Icebox Killer is really well done. Dexter's mental commentary had me in stitches a few times, although I admit I have an extremely dark sense of humour.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on June 13, 2008, 02:07:20 PM
Ok and now back to normal service with a DVD set I would recommend, Dexter.

For those members who enjoy the CSI shows Dexter is a must. The main protagonist, Dexter, is a criminalist with a dark secret. He is in fact a serial killer. Trained in the 'code' by his late policeman foster father Dexter goes after the criminals that evade justice and meets out ther due.

Dexter himself, while obviously a flawed character is likeable and his mental commentary is absolute genius in places.

Overall if you have enjoyed CSI and have a dark sense of humour then this show is for you.  happy088

I got this for my Birthday but I haven't watched it yet...  noooo:

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Darwins Selection on June 14, 2008, 10:58:31 AM
Are there no new plot lines  angry041:
noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on June 17, 2008, 07:01:46 AM
Ok and now back to normal service with a DVD set I would recommend, Dexter.

For those members who enjoy the CSI shows Dexter is a must. The main protagonist, Dexter, is a criminalist with a dark secret. He is in fact a serial killer. Trained in the 'code' by his late policeman foster father Dexter goes after the criminals that evade justice and meets out ther due.

Dexter himself, while obviously a flawed character is likeable and his mental commentary is absolute genius in places.

Overall if you have enjoyed CSI and have a dark sense of humour then this show is for you.  happy088

I got this for my Birthday but I haven't watched it yet...  noooo:


It is complete utter, utter shite of the highest order…  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Just One More on June 17, 2008, 07:28:50 AM
Ok and now back to normal service with a DVD set I would recommend, Dexter.

For those members who enjoy the CSI shows Dexter is a must. The main protagonist, Dexter, is a criminalist with a dark secret. He is in fact a serial killer. Trained in the 'code' by his late policeman foster father Dexter goes after the criminals that evade justice and meets out ther due.

Dexter himself, while obviously a flawed character is likeable and his mental commentary is absolute genius in places.

Overall if you have enjoyed CSI and have a dark sense of humour then this show is for you.  happy088

I got this for my Birthday but I haven't watched it yet...  noooo:

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It is complete utter, utter shite of the highest order…  noooo:


And there was I going to order it. Thanks for the tip off BM
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Darwins Selection on June 17, 2008, 07:51:17 AM
Ok and now back to normal service with a DVD set I would recommend, Dexter.

For those members who enjoy the CSI shows Dexter is a must. The main protagonist, Dexter, is a criminalist with a dark secret. He is in fact a serial killer. Trained in the 'code' by his late policeman foster father Dexter goes after the criminals that evade justice and meets out ther due.

Dexter himself, while obviously a flawed character is likeable and his mental commentary is absolute genius in places.

Overall if you have enjoyed CSI and have a dark sense of humour then this show is for you.  happy088

I got this for my Birthday but I haven't watched it yet...  noooo:

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It is complete utter, utter shite of the highest order…  noooo:


And there was I going to order it. Thanks for the tip off BM


I second that.

I was just about to click the 'submit order' button.

Lucky escape
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on June 17, 2008, 08:55:27 AM
Ok and now back to normal service with a DVD set I would recommend, Dexter.

For those members who enjoy the CSI shows Dexter is a must. The main protagonist, Dexter, is a criminalist with a dark secret. He is in fact a serial killer. Trained in the 'code' by his late policeman foster father Dexter goes after the criminals that evade justice and meets out ther due.

Dexter himself, while obviously a flawed character is likeable and his mental commentary is absolute genius in places.

Overall if you have enjoyed CSI and have a dark sense of humour then this show is for you.  happy088

I got this for my Birthday but I haven't watched it yet...  noooo:

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It is complete utter, utter shite of the highest order…  noooo:


And there was I going to order it. Thanks for the tip off BM


I second that.

I was just about to click the 'submit order' button.

Lucky escape

Indeed... even tho I would have made my fortune from your order and prolly invested in lucky turnips you have made the right decision...  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Darwins Selection on June 17, 2008, 08:58:16 AM
Ok and now back to normal service with a DVD set I would recommend, Dexter.

For those members who enjoy the CSI shows Dexter is a must. The main protagonist, Dexter, is a criminalist with a dark secret. He is in fact a serial killer. Trained in the 'code' by his late policeman foster father Dexter goes after the criminals that evade justice and meets out ther due.

Dexter himself, while obviously a flawed character is likeable and his mental commentary is absolute genius in places.

Overall if you have enjoyed CSI and have a dark sense of humour then this show is for you.  happy088

I got this for my Birthday but I haven't watched it yet...  noooo:

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It is complete utter, utter shite of the highest order…  noooo:


And there was I going to order it. Thanks for the tip off BM


I second that.

I was just about to click the 'submit order' button.

Lucky escape

Indeed... even tho I would have made my fortune from your order and prolly invested in lucky turnips you have made the right decision...  noooo:


Your selfless honesty has touched my heart.

I shall send you a free lucky turnip right away.  sad32:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on June 17, 2008, 10:11:04 AM
Ok and now back to normal service with a DVD set I would recommend, Dexter.

For those members who enjoy the CSI shows Dexter is a must. The main protagonist, Dexter, is a criminalist with a dark secret. He is in fact a serial killer. Trained in the 'code' by his late policeman foster father Dexter goes after the criminals that evade justice and meets out ther due.

Dexter himself, while obviously a flawed character is likeable and his mental commentary is absolute genius in places.

Overall if you have enjoyed CSI and have a dark sense of humour then this show is for you.  happy088

I got this for my Birthday but I haven't watched it yet...  noooo:

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It is complete utter, utter shite of the highest order…  noooo:


And there was I going to order it. Thanks for the tip off BM


I second that.

I was just about to click the 'submit order' button.

Lucky escape

Indeed... even tho I would have made my fortune from your order and prolly invested in lucky turnips you have made the right decision...  noooo:


Your selfless honesty has touched my heart.

I shall send you a free lucky turnip right away.  sad32:

Excellent!  cloud9:

Honesty really is the best policy after all...  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on June 21, 2008, 09:14:54 AM
Watched 'In the valley of Elah' last night. Tommy Lee Jones as superb as ever. Highly reccommended.  cloud9:

GM stylee review : Naked wimmin about but no fornication.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Valley-Elah-Charlize-Theron/dp/B0012XQJ9U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1214039551&sr=1-1
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on June 21, 2008, 09:36:39 PM
GM stylee review : Naked wimmin about but no fornication.

 cussing:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Mrs TG on June 22, 2008, 04:34:19 PM
Just watched Cloverfield, dont waste yr time an money....thats all i can say..very dissapointed.. sad32:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on June 22, 2008, 04:38:00 PM
Just watched Cloverfield, dont waste yr time an money....thats all i can say..very dissapointed.. sad32:

No nekkid wimmin or fornication?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on June 22, 2008, 04:41:32 PM
Just watched Cloverfield, dont waste yr time an money....thats all i can say..very dissapointed.. sad32:

No nekkid wimmin or fornication?

Nope. 90 mins I will never get back.  cry:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on June 22, 2008, 04:44:14 PM
 happy100
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on June 29, 2008, 05:44:19 PM
I'll start you off with The book Thief

Book Description
The story of a young German girl who steals books, of her family and the Jewish boxer hidden in their basement as they struggle to survive in Nazi Germany when the bombs begin to fall.

Synopsis
1939 - Nazi Germany - The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier. Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall. Some important information - this novel is narrated by death. It's a small story, about: a girl; an accordionist; some fanatical Germans; a Jewish fist fighter; and quite a lot of thievery. Another thing you should know - death will visit the book thief three times.

Reader's Comments
The most amazing book I have ever read... cried my eyes out... a must purchase read.  happy088




Can't remember if I told you but I did order "The Book Thief".
Yes it is good. Yes I did cry, I defy anyone who reads it not to.

I have just finished ('bout three minutes ago) "It Just Occurred To Me" by Humphrey Littleton. Extremely funny, informative and a damned good read. Available from Amazon ~ BM will, I hope, post a link as despite his careful instructions I seem unable to make the link thingy work.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on June 30, 2008, 06:10:18 AM
I'll start you off with The book Thief

Book Description
The story of a young German girl who steals books, of her family and the Jewish boxer hidden in their basement as they struggle to survive in Nazi Germany when the bombs begin to fall.

Synopsis
1939 - Nazi Germany - The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier. Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall. Some important information - this novel is narrated by death. It's a small story, about: a girl; an accordionist; some fanatical Germans; a Jewish fist fighter; and quite a lot of thievery. Another thing you should know - death will visit the book thief three times.

Reader's Comments
The most amazing book I have ever read... cried my eyes out... a must purchase read.  happy088




Can't remember if I told you but I did order "The Book Thief".
Yes it is good. Yes I did cry, I defy anyone who reads it not to.

I have just finished ('bout three minutes ago) "It Just Occurred To Me" by Humphrey Littleton. Extremely funny, informative and a damned good read. Available from Amazon ~ BM will, I hope, post a link as despite his careful instructions I seem unable to make the link thingy work.

Here...

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on June 30, 2008, 10:40:54 AM
Fanks ~ brilliant book by Humph. Funny and informative.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on August 01, 2008, 11:15:38 AM
Its time for another GM Stylee review. This time its Batman - Dark Knight.


Far darker than the first film, Dark Knight brings about Batman's greatest nemesis, The Joker. The has more of the feel of the graphic novels in the way that the Joker is portrayed. When Jack Nickolson was cast as the Joker in Tim Burton's Batman he played the character with a degree of  twisted comedy that softened the character to a degree. Ledgers Joker pulls no punches, he's a psycho, he knows he's a psycho and he revels in it.

The interaction between the Joker and Harvey Dent is brilliantly done, for those of you who don't know the batman story I'll leave that one to you to find out for yourselves.

If you enjoyed Batman Begins then this is well worth going to see.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on August 01, 2008, 11:17:50 AM
Its time for another GM Stylee review. This time its Batman - Dark Knight.


Far darker than the first film, Dark Knight brings about Batman's greatest nemesis, The Joker. The has more of the feel of the graphic novels in the way that the Joker is portrayed. When Jack Nickolson was cast as the Joker in Tim Burton's Batman he played the character with a degree of  twisted comedy that softened the character to a degree. Ledgers Joker pulls no punches, he's a psycho, he knows he's a psycho and he revels in it.

The interaction between the Joker and Harvey Dent is brilliantly done, for those of you who don't know the batman story I'll leave that one to you to find out for yourselves.

If you enjoyed Batman Begins then this is well worth going to see.

You forgot to mention if there is any shagging it.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on August 01, 2008, 11:29:28 AM
None but plenty of action.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on August 01, 2008, 11:31:55 AM
None but plenty of action.

But there is action and then again "action" eyes:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on August 01, 2008, 11:45:29 AM
Well you could say there is a lot of bat on clown action but I'm not sure its the type you want dirty hound  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on August 01, 2008, 01:22:52 PM
Fanks ~ brilliant book by Humph. Funny and informative.
Just arrived here today...  cloud9:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on August 02, 2008, 05:58:52 PM
i think not my darling, dont think it would go with the film...me taking you to see this on monday, and hope i dont fall asleep... scared2:

Eh?  rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Mrs TG on August 02, 2008, 06:12:39 PM
i think not my darling, dont think it would go with the film...me taking you to see this on monday, and hope i dont fall asleep... scared2:

Eh?  rubschin:

Eh what?

its gone.... point:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on August 02, 2008, 06:59:16 PM
Quote
bat on clown action

Whatever turns the hound on.

See also: Wenchy and Mr Wench
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on August 03, 2008, 08:39:21 AM
Not my thing Nick, t'was the hound asking about 'action'

Did watch another very good film yesterday, The Man From Earth. As soon as l can figure out a review that doesnt spoil the plot l'll post it.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on August 03, 2008, 10:13:38 AM
Not my thing Nick, t'was the hound asking about 'action'

Did watch another very good film yesterday, The Man From Earth. As soon as l can figure out a review that doesnt spoil the plot l'll post it.

Ordered that from lovefilm the other day. Sounded good. Is it?  rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on August 03, 2008, 12:10:32 PM
Its a very intelligent, well writtbn film and one I really enjoyed watching TG,   
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on August 04, 2008, 01:07:10 PM
Any shagging?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on August 04, 2008, 01:20:47 PM
No Nick.  ::)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on August 04, 2008, 01:47:03 PM
It's not a proper review unless you specify that
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on August 11, 2008, 05:53:00 PM
Watched another film over the weekend, Wanted.

Ok, first to get Nicks bit out of the way. There is a little 'action' (sort of) but there is a scene with Angelina Jolie getting out of the bath that would probably appeal to you.  ::)

Ok, basic plotline is that a nobody suddenly find out that he is the son of an assassin and has abilities that border on the supernatural. Over the course of the film he discovers who he really is and how to use his abilities to deal (as well as an interesting way of dealing with rodents. If you ahve a warped sense of humour - so thats most of you on here - and you dont like rats then it will appeal to you).

The look and style of the film is very similar to the matrix, car chases, shootouts on topof/in trains and it all goes on at a decent pace. If you want to watch an action film that doesnt need to be thought about much then this is worth a look.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on August 11, 2008, 07:14:21 PM
No shagging then  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on August 16, 2008, 04:40:54 PM
Just going to watch Groundhog day... again...  ::)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on August 16, 2008, 04:44:13 PM
Just going to watch Groundhog day... again...  ::)

Bored are we?

I have never seen that film and I intend to stay that way.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on August 16, 2008, 04:55:12 PM
Just going to watch Groundhog day... again...  ::)

Bored are we?

I have never seen that film and I intend to stay that way.

I'll go with TG on that one.  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on August 16, 2008, 04:55:32 PM
Just going to watch Groundhog day... again...  ::)

I hope that's incidental via Sky or whatever and not a purchase  whacky115   lol:

There's only so many times... etc
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on August 16, 2008, 05:00:09 PM
Just going to watch Groundhog day... again...  ::)

Bored are we?

I have never seen that film and I intend to stay that way.

I'll go with TG on that one.  whistle:


I'll go with TG on that one.  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on August 16, 2008, 05:03:27 PM
Just going to watch Groundhog day... again...  ::)

Bored are we?

I have never seen that film and I intend to stay that way.

I'll go with TG on that one.  whistle:


I'll go with TG on that one.  whistle:

Ditto



Although that's a different film
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on August 16, 2008, 05:06:18 PM
Just going to watch Groundhog day... again...  ::)

Bored are we?

I have never seen that film and I intend to stay that way.


I'll go with TG on that one.  whistle:


I'll go with TG on that one.  whistle:

Ditto



Although that's a different film

Ditto
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on August 16, 2008, 05:09:06 PM
Just going to watch Groundhog day... again...  ::)

Bored are we?

I have never seen that film and I intend to stay that way.


I'll go with TG on that one.  whistle:


I'll go with TG on that one.  whistle:

Ditto



Although that's a different film

Ditto

 shocked003

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on August 16, 2008, 05:11:14 PM
Best we stop this now before we get banned.  surrender:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on August 16, 2008, 05:16:51 PM
Agreed. Though not a ghost of a chance of that  ;) 

I'm going through to the restaurant to cook some "Farmer's Market Organic Fishcakes"... load of Pollocks, prolly
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on August 17, 2008, 05:56:06 AM
Just going to watch Groundhog day... again...  ::)

Bored are we?

I have never seen that film and I intend to stay that way.
Great movie!  happy088

We also watched Madagascar and Moulin Rouge in a massive movie-thon...  sleep017
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on August 17, 2008, 08:01:45 AM
You sure know how to show a girl a good time.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on August 17, 2008, 08:27:40 AM
You sure know how to show a girl a good time.
Girls...  eyes:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on August 17, 2008, 08:31:18 AM
 doh:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on August 17, 2008, 08:32:31 AM
doh:
whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on August 17, 2008, 11:09:37 AM
You sure know how to show a girl a good time.

Yep, they enjoy the films, spoiled only by the dulcet drone of Baldymort snoring in the corner whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on August 17, 2008, 12:48:56 PM
You sure know how to show a girl a good time.

Yep, they enjoy the films, spoiled only by the dulcet drone of Baldymort snoring in the corner whistle:
It was too loud to fall asleep...  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on August 18, 2008, 11:15:14 AM
Not my thing Nick, t'was the hound asking about 'action'

Did watch another very good film yesterday, The Man From Earth. As soon as l can figure out a review that doesnt spoil the plot l'll post it.

Ordered that from lovefilm the other day. Sounded good. Is it?  rubschin:

What did you think of it?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on August 18, 2008, 11:18:36 AM
Not my thing Nick, t'was the hound asking about 'action'

Did watch another very good film yesterday, The Man From Earth. As soon as l can figure out a review that doesnt spoil the plot l'll post it.

Ordered that from lovefilm the other day. Sounded good. Is it?  rubschin:

What did you think of it?

They havent sent it yet.  Maybe about Xmas time knowing Lovefilm. angry041:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on August 20, 2008, 03:34:06 PM
I thought it was quite good   whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on August 20, 2008, 03:36:19 PM
A newspaper recently ran an offer on CDs and I have now the whole of the original BBC version of Brideshead.
I shall be watching this when the children return to school and Mrs S#2 returns to work  cloud9:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on August 20, 2008, 06:07:06 PM
Superb. Some nice music in there too  happy088
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on August 20, 2008, 06:11:07 PM
I've decided to make a vacuum flask of Green Tea, a plate of nibbles and watch one episode after another all day ~ cloud9: once I have the house to myself again.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on August 21, 2008, 09:05:23 AM
I've decided to make a vacuum flask of Green Tea, a plate of nibbles and watch one episode after another all day ~ cloud9: once I have the house to myself again.
eeek:

How 'bout us...?  sad24:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on August 21, 2008, 10:27:29 AM
I've decided to make a vacuum flask of Green Tea, a plate of nibbles and watch one episode after another all day ~ cloud9: once I have the house to myself again.
eeek:

How 'bout us...?  sad24:

You can come round if you like.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on August 21, 2008, 11:34:31 AM
I've decided to make a vacuum flask of Green Tea, a plate of nibbles and watch one episode after another all day ~ cloud9: once I have the house to myself again.
eeek:

How 'bout us...?  sad24:

You can come round if you like.
Shant...  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on August 21, 2008, 11:43:44 AM
I've decided to make a vacuum flask of Green Tea, a plate of nibbles and watch one episode after another all day ~ cloud9: once I have the house to myself again.
eeek:

How 'bout us...?  sad24:

You can come round if you like.
Shant...  noooo:

Please yourself  razz:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on August 27, 2008, 05:27:21 PM
Watched another film over the weekend, 30000 Leagues Under the Sea. A modern remake of the classic Jules Verne story. I was about 10 minutes into it before I realised that the whirring noise I could hear in the background was Verne spinning in his grave.

This film is bloody awful, the acting is insipid, the special effects dire and the less said about what the scriptwriters did with Nemo the better. I couldnt even make it to the end of the film and what I did watch is time I'll never get back.

For the benefit of Captain Calamity there is no nekkidness or fornication, at least there wasnt before I was forced to switch the rubbish off. Having said that the director must have been a right tit.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on August 27, 2008, 05:28:35 PM
Clearly one to miss then.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on August 27, 2008, 05:31:12 PM
Not unless I can take the DVD clay pigeon shooting.  eveilgrin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on August 27, 2008, 06:53:28 PM
Try this : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0252480/

You may want to shoot yourself afterwards, but its a powerful, moving film.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: The Moan Ranger (Orderer of the Youngs) on September 14, 2008, 11:21:31 AM
Books wot I have read on holiday, so far:-

Odd Hours by Dean Koontz. Very good.

The Good Guy by Dean Koontz, also very good.

Broken by Moira someone - excellent gritty, London gangland, drug and prostitution book. Depressingly believable. Language to make a docker blush though.

Currently reading McMafia by Misha Glenny. Factual about the rise of global crime syndicates.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Mrs TG on September 14, 2008, 12:48:26 PM
Books wot I have read on holiday, so far:-

Odd Hours by Dean Koontz. Very good.

The Good Guy by Dean Koontz, also very good.

Broken by Moira someone - excellent gritty, London gangland, drug and prostitution book. Depressingly believable. Language to make a docker blush though.

Currently reading McMafia by Misha Glenny. Factual about the rise of global crime syndicates.

Broken is written by Martina Cole all her books are based on gangland/murders/prostitution/ etc etc i read em all there brilliant! made me blush at times too... eyes:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on September 14, 2008, 12:51:58 PM
Books wot I have read on holiday, so far:-

Odd Hours by Dean Koontz. Very good.

The Good Guy by Dean Koontz, also very good.

Broken by Moira someone - excellent gritty, London gangland, drug and prostitution book. Depressingly believable. Language to make a docker blush though.

Currently reading McMafia by Misha Glenny. Factual about the rise of global crime syndicates.

Broken is written by Martina Cole all her books are based on gangland/murders/prostitution/ etc etc i read em all there brilliant! made me blush at times too... eyes:
I bet!  point:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: The Moan Ranger (Orderer of the Youngs) on September 14, 2008, 02:56:00 PM
Thank you Mrs TG for confirmation of Martina Cole. I tend to forget female authors names, as I generally only relate them to romantic tosh or guidance on the household chores they should perform ;-)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on September 14, 2008, 06:50:59 PM
See also:Germaine Greer



Also fence: cool20: diepig:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on September 14, 2008, 08:39:21 PM
Just watched the first episode of Tinman. A sci-fi retelling of the Wizard of Oz. Very good & I shall watch the rest.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tin-Man-2-Disc-Collectors/dp/B0019T7PI6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1221424580&sr=1-1

And those gits at Lovefilm still aint sent 'The Andromeda Strain' out to me.  cussing:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Uncle Mort on September 15, 2008, 07:49:01 AM
Tinman - I've been watching it (download on Top up TV) It's a very good re-imagination of the OZ story. Worth getting.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Bar Wench on September 15, 2008, 09:04:11 AM
Just watched the first episode of Tinman. A sci-fi retelling of the Wizard of Oz. Very good & I shall watch the rest.

[url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tin-Man-2-Disc-Collectors/dp/B0019T7PI6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1221424580&sr=1-1[/url]

And those gits at Lovefilm still aint sent 'The Andromeda Strain' out to me.  cussing:


Tinman is on my lovefilm list too! Can't wait!
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on September 15, 2008, 09:45:44 AM
Just watched the first episode of Tinman. A sci-fi retelling of the Wizard of Oz. Very good & I shall watch the rest.

[url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tin-Man-2-Disc-Collectors/dp/B0019T7PI6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1221424580&sr=1-1[/url]

And those gits at Lovefilm still aint sent 'The Andromeda Strain' out to me.  cussing:


Tinman is on my lovefilm list too! Can't wait!


You'll have to wait a bit then Wenchy. I have disc one and they way Lovefilm carry on sometimes it's prolly the only copy.  cussing:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on September 15, 2008, 12:13:23 PM
Just watched the first episode of Tinman. A sci-fi retelling of the Wizard of Oz. Very good & I shall watch the rest.

[url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tin-Man-2-Disc-Collectors/dp/B0019T7PI6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1221424580&sr=1-1[/url]

And those gits at Lovefilm still aint sent 'The Andromeda Strain' out to me.  cussing:


Whats the betting they have a mini Nick working there and when it arrives its the original 70's film  point:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on September 21, 2008, 09:19:32 PM
Just watched the first episode of Tinman. A sci-fi retelling of the Wizard of Oz. Very good & I shall watch the rest.

[url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tin-Man-2-Disc-Collectors/dp/B0019T7PI6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1221424580&sr=1-1[/url]

And those gits at Lovefilm still aint sent 'The Andromeda Strain' out to me.  cussing:


Finally saw The Andromeda Strain. Very good. Highly recommended.  happy088
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on September 23, 2008, 05:23:04 AM
Atonement



Watched it last night - awesome film IMHO...

Keira Knightley is  eyes: the story is excellent, photography fantastic - breathtaking overall.

Coincidentally, I'm just reading this: -



Which brought the scene on bray dunes even closer to life having just read about action there and the terrible conditions.

A 'must watch'.  happy088
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on September 23, 2008, 10:53:07 AM
What site are you posting those links from BM, the company firewall is blocking them and it lets Amazon through?  angry041:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on September 23, 2008, 10:55:32 AM
I'll leave it to BM to tell you he is posting them from Amazon  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on September 23, 2008, 10:56:33 AM
I am posting them from Amazon...
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on September 23, 2008, 10:57:43 AM
Told you so  point:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on September 23, 2008, 11:10:28 AM
Is that Amazon the official site or the 'Amazon' online shop run by some dodgy Cypriot landlord with hair problems whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on September 23, 2008, 11:13:53 AM
Is that Amazon the official site or the 'Amazon' online shop run by some dodgy Cypriot landlord with hair problems whistle:
It is a direct link to amazon.co.uk you cheeky sod!  cussing:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on September 23, 2008, 11:18:49 AM
Just seems odd that the company firewall is blocking your links oh tempremental one.  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on September 23, 2008, 11:19:04 AM
Like I said  point:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on September 23, 2008, 12:28:29 PM
I'm just wondering why the firewall didnt like them Snoop. Its normally good at blocking disreputable links (having said that it lets me in here  whistle: )
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on September 23, 2008, 03:58:05 PM
Corduroy Mansions

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/exclusions/alexandermccallsmith/chapters/nosplit/chapter1.xml

Alarmingly close to home  redface:

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on October 19, 2008, 11:21:27 AM
Alan Bennett "The Laying on of Hands"
Short and very witty.
Not "new" (published in 2001) but I just found it in the local library.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on October 19, 2008, 12:47:57 PM
Arthur C. Clarke's last novel.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Last-Theorem-Arthur-C-Clarke/dp/0007289987/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1224420165&sr=1-1

Very disappointing. Most have Clarke's last few books have been Co-written with other authors (Baxter being the most successful IMO) as is this one.

I expected better as Pohl is a an SF master as well.

Boring. God help me but to be bored was the last thing I expected from a man who in many ways shaped my reading habits and perhaps my world view as well.



Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on October 19, 2008, 12:58:36 PM
IMHO Arthur C Clarke has never been more than an assembler of other people's research into a fictional account. Frankly I have liked nothing of his that I have read and gave up on him years ago. Very much a one trick pony I always felt.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on October 19, 2008, 01:10:13 PM
IMHO Arthur C Clarke has never been more than an assembler of other people's research into a fictional account. Frankly I have liked nothing of his that I have read and gave up on him years ago. Very much a one trick pony I always felt.

I disagree. Quite strongly in fact.

Like you I pretty much gave up on Clarke a while ago. Sometime in the mid 80's I think.

But to call him a 'one trick pony' is ridiculous.

Here are 3 tricks:

item : Positing the concept of communication satelites

item : Not patenting the idea ( point:)

item : '2001 : A space odyssey' (the novel of his and Kubricks screenplay rather than the film itself.)




Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on October 19, 2008, 01:29:09 PM
I still find his books boring, overlong and tedious. His researchers gather the facts and figure and he simply uses them. I believe that he does not make predictions he simply publicises other peoples ideas and occasionally they come true. Your example of the concept of communications satellites was certainly not his. He was merely the first to publish an idea which had been kicking around the Air Ministry for some time where people were trying to work out how to "bounce" a radio/radar signal further than was possible at the time. One idea was to mount mirrors on high mountains, another was to bounce the signals off of "something in orbit", tethered balloons with long enough cables to reach "space" was the original concept.
 I am told that there were those who believed that he should have been prosecuted for revealing what at the time was classified information.
Sorry you will not convince me that he has written anything I should read.
I will grant that he has always been a good self publicist.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on November 20, 2008, 12:55:02 PM
Ok time for a quick music review, the new Guns N Roses album Chinese Democracy....








Don't waste your money, a couple of the tracks are ok but at its best its a Guns N Roses tribute band trying new material. And the less said about track 4 the better.

Having said that anyone who is determined to torture their eardrums can find the album on their myspace page.

http://www.myspace.com/gunsnroses (http://www.myspace.com/gunsnroses)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on November 20, 2008, 12:57:40 PM
Any shaggin in it?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Just One More on November 20, 2008, 06:07:46 PM
Ok time for a quick music review, the new Guns N Roses album Chinese Democracy....








Don't waste your money, a couple of the tracks are ok but at its best its a Guns N Roses tribute band trying new material. And the less said about track 4 the better.

Having said that anyone who is determined to torture their eardrums can find the album on their myspace page.

[url]http://www.myspace.com/gunsnroses[/url] ([url]http://www.myspace.com/gunsnroses[/url])


I pre-ordered my copy last week confused:

I shall have a listen on the site this evening, fifteen years in the making, it should be good

I can recommend AC/DC's Black Ice Cd
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on November 20, 2008, 06:10:25 PM
 noooo: Youngsters  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Just One More on November 20, 2008, 06:46:31 PM
You sweet talking divil  cloud9:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on November 20, 2008, 06:48:15 PM
I shall have a listen on the site this evening, fifteen years in the making, it should be good

Unfortunately the only original member still in the line up is Axl and the replacements aren't anywhere near as good as their predecessors.

I'm sorry Snoop, I keep forgetting that when you were my age rock music was running round in animal skins banging lumps of stone together...  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on November 20, 2008, 07:11:03 PM
 (https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimagecache2.allposters.com%2Fimages%2Fpic%2F151%2F3095%7ERolling-Stones-Tongue-Posters.jpg&hash=09e2fcc7a1917c25537aad89c6e92034)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on November 20, 2008, 07:14:38 PM
Marianne and Mars Bars spring to mind  sick2:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Bar Wench on November 21, 2008, 09:05:05 AM
I shall have a listen on the site this evening, fifteen years in the making, it should be good

Unfortunately the only original member still in the line up is Axl and the replacements aren't anywhere near as good as their predecessors.

Which is why no one I know is remotely interested.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on November 25, 2008, 12:32:16 PM
I love the way China is banning the sale of the album there and blocking access to their website on the grounds that it is an attack on the government.

All that anger and effort for no reason, I cant see anyone getting far enough into the album to hear the offending lyric.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on January 27, 2009, 12:42:53 PM
Watched at the weekend :

Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal skull.

Worth a look. Especially on Blu-Ray.

GM stylee review: Lots of fun action sequences, no shagging, bloody awful ending.

The Mummy : Tomb of the dragon emperor.

Also worth a look but not a patch on the first one or even the second one.

GM stylee review: No shagging at all, Chinese mummy's are nowhere near as much fun as Egyptian ones even if they are Jet Li.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on February 14, 2009, 12:46:50 PM
Watched last night:

No Country for Old Men
I've enjoyed a few Cohen Brothers films in the past, Barton Fink, The Big Lebowski but although NCFOM was technically all there and masterful I didn't enjoy it. It's dark and nasty and probably just a poor choice by me for relaxing on a Friday night.

As for Red Sorghum as the back up ~ hmmm, I should have looked at the sleeve notes a little more closely and read that this was Zhang Yimou's first film. I loved Hero and The House of Flying Daggers but this one was not a tale of wuxia. He's done better since this in '87.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on February 14, 2009, 01:48:05 PM
Watched last night:
No Country for Old Men
I've enjoyed a few Cohen Brothers films in the past, Barton Fink, The Big Lebowski but although NCFOM was technically all there and masterful I didn't enjoy it. It's dark and nasty and probably just a poor choice by me for relaxing on a Friday night.

I too was disapointed by NCFOM - nothing against dark and menacing movies but I just don't think this delivered much  noooo:

Have you watched  There Will be Blood   - starring Daniel Day Lewis . Liked that much more.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on February 14, 2009, 02:01:53 PM
No (to the question, like  ;) )

Will check it out...  happy088
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on February 15, 2009, 09:51:30 AM
Hellboy 2 : The Golden Army

Not to everyones taste this. I watched it because the director will be making the Hobbit movies.

Not brilliant taken as a whole but it is superbly imagined and the special effects are some of the best for years.

Overall I am hopeful that this bloke will do well with the Hobbit.

GM Stylee review: Big robots, no shagging.


Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on February 17, 2009, 11:06:44 AM
To be honest I did enjoy both of the Hellboy films. Ron Pearlman was the perfect choice for Hellboy.

The film I'm most eager to see at the moment though is The Watchmen.  cloud9:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on February 19, 2009, 10:37:29 AM
Watched the pilot for The Beast last night and that looks like ti could be worth following. Patrick Swayze is perfectly cast as Charles Barker, an undercover FBI agent taking a new protege Ellis Dove under his wing, even shooting him at the start of the show to save him when he blows a sting. Despite the hard driven approach to training him, pushing him more and more to test his abilities, Dove likes and respects Barker. But as he starts to see how much the stress of the new job is taking out of him his world is thrown completely when Internal Affairs ask him to investigate Barker...

http://www.aetv.com/the-beast/ (http://www.aetv.com/the-beast/)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on February 19, 2009, 10:54:00 AM
Watched the pilot for The Beast last night and that looks like ti could be worth following. Patrick Swayze is perfectly cast as Charles Barker, an undercover FBI agent taking a new protege Ellis Dove under his wing, even shooting him at the start of the show to save him when he blows a sting. Despite the hard driven approach to training him, pushing him more and more to test his abilities, Dove likes and respects Barker. But as he starts to see how much the stress of the new job is taking out of him his world is thrown completely when Internal Affairs ask him to investigate Barker...

[url]http://www.aetv.com/the-beast/[/url] ([url]http://www.aetv.com/the-beast/[/url])


Haven't there been a zillion films like this   rubschin:

And Patrick Swayze as a leading man is not a bonus for the film - I know he's ill and all that but he has not been a leading man for a long time  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on February 19, 2009, 10:59:02 AM
Its not a film Miss D, its a TV show but given how ill he was while making the show his performance was impressive. Yes there have been many shows and films with a similar plot but this has the potential to be one of the better ones.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on February 19, 2009, 11:00:33 AM
Oh alright then .....I'll take your word for it trusty GM

Still not keen on Patrick Swayze though  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on February 19, 2009, 11:03:11 AM
This role is a world away from Dirty Dancing Miss D.  lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on February 19, 2009, 11:05:19 AM
It's not just Dirty Dancing...

Ghost was his biggest offence - I could never go back to pottery again after that  sick2:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on February 19, 2009, 11:26:51 AM
I can just see you delicately spinning a pot Miss D......  lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on February 19, 2009, 11:30:48 AM
The way this Government is going she is lucky to have a pot to p*ss in let alone one to spin.

Anyway you don't spin pots ~ you thow them. ::)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on February 19, 2009, 11:35:35 AM
Mrs Nick has been known to throw pots  scared2:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on February 19, 2009, 11:49:40 AM
The way this Government is going she is lucky to have a pot to p*ss in let alone one to spin.

Anyway you don't spin pots ~ you thow them. ::)

I know that but had had a feeling that mentioning Miss D, pots and throwing in the same sentence would lead to the sound of crockery smashing against a wall..  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on February 20, 2009, 08:11:52 AM
The way this Government is going she is lucky to have a pot to p*ss in let alone one to spin.

Anyway you don't spin pots ~ you thow them. ::)

I know that but had had a feeling that mentioning Miss D, pots and throwing in the same sentence would lead to the sound of crockery smashing against a wall..  whistle:

I only ever did pottery once at school. It was meant o be a vase for my mother - I ended up bringing home something which I later referred to as an ashtray. I think even that was pushing the boundaries of artistic licence.

I refer to this as my flattening phase  lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on February 20, 2009, 09:23:31 AM
There was a bloke in the woodwork class at my school (a subject at which I was utterly useless). One term we had to make a toast rack  ::) He asked if he could make a record rack instead and was told he couldn't. So he made a toast rack three feet long with space for about 60 pieces of toast!! lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on February 20, 2009, 01:41:17 PM
There was a bloke in the woodwork class at my school (a subject at which I was utterly useless). One term we had to make a toast rack  ::) He asked if he could make a record rack instead and was told he couldn't. So he made a toast rack three feet long with space for about 60 pieces of toast!! lol:

Woodwork classes... ahhh...  lol:

Apart from possessing a wooden leg (the joint of which he used to oil publicly from time to time  eeek: ) our woodwork master was renowned for coming out with a classic phrase.
One boy had made a disastrous attempt at the current task thereby wasting good timber. The master scolded him for his ineptitude and wastefulness... finishing off with the words:

"Bloody 'ell, lad, wood don't grow on trees yer know!"
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on February 20, 2009, 01:43:45 PM
Was he from South Yorkshire?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on February 20, 2009, 01:46:59 PM
Was he from South Yorkshire?

 noooo:   Why? Was yours? Ours was more likely South Coast.

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on February 20, 2009, 01:48:44 PM
Ours had freckles on his head and a hairy nose. Name of Layer  eeek:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on February 20, 2009, 02:10:46 PM
I too was useless at woodwork....  redface:

Our teacher (Mr. Right) took great pleasure watching me trying to use a spoke shave upside-down for about five minutes....  cussing:

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Darwins Selection on February 20, 2009, 02:14:23 PM
I too was useless at woodwork....  redface:

Our teacher (Mr. Right) took great pleasure watching me trying to use a spoke shave upside-down for about five minutes....  cussing:

How long did you have to wait for him to come along?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on February 20, 2009, 02:15:38 PM
I too was useless with my hands....  redface:


Some things never change
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on February 20, 2009, 02:31:26 PM
Anywho, reviews like.

Just got the fourth volume of C J Sansom's Mathew Shardlake series, 'Revalation'

Basically, crime fiction set at the time of Henry the eight of that name. Superbly written and plotted. Educashioinall n'all.

Highly recommended.  happy088


Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on February 20, 2009, 02:39:16 PM
Any shagging?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on February 20, 2009, 02:44:37 PM
Any shagging?

Not a lot. Mr Shardlake is a hunchback so he doesn't get much.  noooo:


Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on February 20, 2009, 02:45:11 PM
He should get an orthopaedic mattress like
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on February 20, 2009, 03:01:44 PM
I too was useless at woodwork....  redface:

Our teacher (Mr. Right) took great pleasure watching me trying to use a spoke shave upside-down for about five minutes....  cussing:

How long did you have to wait for him to come along?
drumroll:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on February 21, 2009, 05:55:31 PM
I seem to be playing catch up with DVDs...  redface:

Syriana:  much too complex and lack of characterisation

Charlie Wilson's War:  much better, good humoured and better written, good to see Tom Hanks filling out.

Then She Found Me:  a romance  eeek: , actually quite tragic  sad24:, good writing... and anyway Helen Hunt...  cloud9:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on February 21, 2009, 09:41:00 PM
Appaloosa

Directed by and starring one of Americas finest actors, Ed Harris.

With rock solid support from Jeremy Irons, Rene Zellweger, Viggo Mortensen and timothy Spall.

A classic western.

GM stylee review : Gunfights!
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on February 24, 2009, 03:06:35 PM
"Faintheart", British rom-com. Highly entertaining in a good way. Made for about 3 quid by the looks of it.

GM stylee review : erm.. Quirky. Swords. Vikings. Star Trek. No shagging.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Darwins Selection on February 24, 2009, 04:37:38 PM
"Faintheart", British rom-com. Highly entertaining in a good way. Made for about 3 quid by the looks of it.

GM stylee review : erm.. Quirky. Swords. Vikings. Star Trek. No shagging.

Vikings and Star Trek?


Noggin the Klingon?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on February 24, 2009, 06:21:32 PM
That's just wrong  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on February 26, 2009, 10:47:29 AM
Keeping on the on the sci-vi theme, I watched Outlander last night. Basically take Beowulf and cross it with Alien. Kaiinan crash lands in 750AD Norway and discovers he wasnt the only survivor of the crash. Initially blamed for the slaughter of a neighboring village he soon proves his worth to the king and helps the Viking settlement defend itself against the creature.

Its...different but certainly a better reworking of the Beowulf legend than the godawful Christopher Lambert post apocalyptic version a few years back.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on February 26, 2009, 11:16:14 AM
No shagging then?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on February 26, 2009, 12:05:41 PM
Keeping on the on the sci-vi theme, I watched Outlander last night. Basically take Beowulf and cross it with Alien. Kaiinan crash lands in 750AD Norway and discovers he wasnt the only survivor of the crash. Initially blamed for the slaughter of a neighboring village he soon proves his worth to the king and helps the Viking settlement defend itself against the creature.

Its...different but certainly a better reworking of the Beowulf legend than the godawful Christopher Lambert post apocalyptic version a few years back.

He's mouth is open and I can see him speaking but  shrugs:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on February 26, 2009, 12:31:20 PM
Keeping on the on the sci-vi theme, I watched Outlander last night. Basically take Beowulf and cross it with Alien. Kaiinan crash lands in 750AD Norway and discovers he wasnt the only survivor of the crash. Initially blamed for the slaughter of a neighboring village he soon proves his worth to the king and helps the Viking settlement defend itself against the creature.

Its...different but certainly a better reworking of the Beowulf legend than the godawful Christopher Lambert post apocalyptic version a few years back.

He's mouth is open and I can see him speaking but  shrugs:
lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on February 26, 2009, 12:44:59 PM
Keeping on the on the sci-vi theme, I watched Outlander last night. Basically take Beowulf and cross it with Alien. Kaiinan crash lands in 750AD Norway and discovers he wasnt the only survivor of the crash. Initially blamed for the slaughter of a neighboring village he soon proves his worth to the king and helps the Viking settlement defend itself against the creature.

Its...different but certainly a better reworking of the Beowulf legend than the godawful Christopher Lambert post apocalyptic version a few years back.

He's mouth is open and I can see him speaking but  shrugs:

I can do a Miss D version with smaller words if that helps...  whistle:





Now if everyone will excuse me I'm going to find somewhere safe to hide while Miss D sharpens her axe....  scared:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on February 26, 2009, 12:46:54 PM
Keeping on the on the sci-vi theme, I watched Outlander last night. Basically take Beowulf and cross it with Alien. Kaiinan crash lands in 750AD Norway and discovers he wasnt the only survivor of the crash. Initially blamed for the slaughter of a neighboring village he soon proves his worth to the king and helps the Viking settlement defend itself against the creature.

Its...different but certainly a better reworking of the Beowulf legend than the godawful Christopher Lambert post apocalyptic version a few years back.

He's mouth is open and I can see him speaking but  shrugs:

I can do a Miss D version with smaller words if that helps...  whistle:





Now if everyone will excuse me I'm going to find somewhere safe to hide while Miss D sharpens her axe....  scared:
You are talking gobbledegook man!  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on February 26, 2009, 12:54:15 PM
Post apocalyptic? Makes perfect sense, just think Villa Balda after BM has been decorating.  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on February 26, 2009, 12:56:50 PM
I can do a Miss D version with smaller words if that helps...  whistle:

Now if everyone will excuse me I'm going to find somewhere safe to hide while Miss D sharpens her axe....  scared:

It's not the size GM it's the content  ;)

But I guess in comic shop world there is no room for reality lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 02, 2009, 11:22:59 AM
Haven't been in a comic shop since I was a kid Miss D  point:

Does anyone who frequents here have room for reality?  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on March 02, 2009, 11:28:53 AM
Haven't been in a comic shop since I was a kid Miss D  point:

Sorry GM -

It's my new word of the day  lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 02, 2009, 11:35:17 AM
Sorry is your word of the day?




Isnt that one of the portents for the apocalypse?   scared2:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on March 02, 2009, 11:41:18 AM
Haven't been in a comic shop since I was a kid Miss D  point:

Does anyone who frequents here have room for reality?  whistle:

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Grumpmeister earlier....

 whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 02, 2009, 11:43:38 AM
I was a red X earlier?  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on March 02, 2009, 12:03:31 PM
I was a red X earlier?  whistle:

doh:


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Grumpmeister earlier...


 point:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on March 03, 2009, 01:26:00 PM
Talking of apocalypse..

This looks like fun.

http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/terminator-salvation.html?showVideo=1


Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on March 03, 2009, 01:39:23 PM
"Dont mess with the Zohan"

American Adam Sandler comedy.

Mrs TG liked it.  noooo:

GM Stylee review : Loads of (off camera) shagging.

***

"The boy in the striped pyjamas"

Highly recommended. 'nuff said.


Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Bar Wench on March 04, 2009, 12:38:08 PM
I read "the boy in the stripped pyjamas" recently. Short kids book but stunning.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on March 04, 2009, 01:49:55 PM
I read "the boy in the stripped pyjamas" recently. Short kids book but stunning.

Not read the book. But I recommend the film. Beautifully acted and directed with restraint that lets the actors tell the story with real emotion.

Its quite a shocking moment when the boy begins to dig underneath the fence to help the other boy look for his father and everything clicks into place and you suddenly KNOW how its going to end.

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on March 04, 2009, 01:57:26 PM
I read "the boy in the stripped pyjamas" recently. Short kids book but stunning.

Not read the book. But I recommend the film. Beautifully acted and directed with restraint that lets the actors tell the story with real emotion.

Its quite a shocking moment when the boy begins to dig underneath the fence to help the other boy look for his father and everything clicks into place and you suddenly KNOW how its going to end.



I'll not bother now then  evil:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on March 04, 2009, 02:05:04 PM
I read "the boy in the stripped pyjamas" recently

 eeek:

Torn off in desperation and lust?













(I know a good game about that  eyes:)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on March 04, 2009, 02:12:46 PM
I read "the boy in the stripped pyjamas" recently. Short kids book but stunning.

Not read the book. But I recommend the film. Beautifully acted and directed with restraint that lets the actors tell the story with real emotion.

Its quite a shocking moment when the boy begins to dig underneath the fence to help the other boy look for his father and everything clicks into place and you suddenly KNOW how its going to end.



I'll not bother now then  evil:

 ;D

You divined the ending already?  worthy:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on March 04, 2009, 02:21:07 PM
TBH I have avoided reading it thus far as I had a feeling the ending would not be a happy one ~ in fact I suspected an upsetting end to the story. Now you have told me that one boy starts digging to get the other one out and why there seems little point in seeking to confirm or deny my suspicions
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Bar Wench on March 04, 2009, 02:56:35 PM
TBH I have avoided reading it thus far as I had a feeling the ending would not be a happy one ~ in fact I suspected an upsetting end to the story. Now you have told me that one boy starts digging to get the other one out and why there seems little point in seeking to confirm or deny my suspicions

It is upsetting. I don't often cry at books but I did at that one.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on March 04, 2009, 03:10:56 PM
There is plenty of sadness in the world as it is ~ we all know what happened in those camps. Enough already.
Surely there are other things to write about, make films of, make up stories about.

Another thing in simialr vein ~ has anyone else noticed that just about every other book written these days is about child abuse of one sort or another. Sure it exists and one abused child is one too many but I cannot believe ALL these authors were really abused to the extent that they are claiming.

So books about Nazi attrocities and abusive parents are not what I want as entertainment. I know the history, I know the facts and my reading more of it won't make it go away.

Currently re-reading Brideshead and other Waugh stuff in an omni-book being sold off for 20p in our local library. 800 pages of pure pleasure.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on March 04, 2009, 03:29:22 PM
Agreed   happ096

Scoop?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on March 04, 2009, 03:34:08 PM
You have the right of it in the child abuse books point. It all seems to have started with that book by David Pelzer "A child called It" which spawned many more of that ilk.

Pelzer's story seems not to be all he claimed but that has not stopped everyone who got a slap from their parents writing a book about it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Pelzer
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on March 04, 2009, 04:17:47 PM
Agreed   happ096

Scoop?


Decline and Fall
Black Mischief
A Handful of Dust
Scoop
Put Out More Flags
Brideshead Revisited

864 pages in all.

Yes I have read them all before but who cares for 20 pence  cloud9:


Also I mentioned the other day that I had ordered some old radio programme recordings from an advert on this site.

They have arrived. $19.95 incl P&P.

3 discs in MP3 format (to squeeze lots of progs on)

Handcock's Half Hour x 72 half hour programmes
Beyond Our Ken x 108 half hour programmes
The Navy Lark x 99 half hour programmes

Obviously can only be played via my PC but they are all original recordings (complete with scratchy sounds)

Absolute joy ~ highly recommended ~ onehundredandthirtynine and a half hours of listening pleasure lies before me ~ That's 11.66 days !!!!!!!!

Go to http://www.otrcat.com/ and tell them I sent you  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on March 06, 2009, 03:34:58 PM
Movie.

'The international'

Normally the sort of film I would wait for the DVD to come out. However, this was our first visit to the new 'Showcase' cinema that opened here recently.

Lovely, big comfy seats, loads of legroom, massive screen, crystal picture quality and ear crushing sound. Looking forward to trying the 'Directors lounge' experience.

Good film. Convoluted thriller set in the world of high finance. Not an action film if that is what you are looking for though the experience is enlivened by a massive and brilliantly staged gun battle in an art gallery.

GM stylee review : No shagging. Stupendous gunfight. Need to concentrate.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 26, 2009, 03:42:00 PM
I bought the new Linkin Park live album Road to Revolution today and I have to admit it is blinding. For any fan's who haven't already picked this up yet it is the Milton Keynes concert from their Projekt Revolution tourwith a guest appearance from Jay-Z reprising 2 songs from Collision Course.

For anyone who hasn't come across this band before (something tells me I'm about to show my lack of years now) they are an American band nu metal/rap band with a string of international hits including Somewhere I belong, Breaking the Habit, Numb, Feint, Shadow of the Day and What I've Done to name a few.

With a densley layered style using 2 lead vocalists, Chester Bennington who is best known for his screaming vocals and Mike Shinoda the group's MC who performs the rapping and backing vocals and a range of instruments not normally associated with the genre including the shakuhachi (a Japanese flute made of bamboo) this band has developed a large following over the last 13 years.

One track on the album that was completely unexpected in the set was an accoustic version of Pushing Me Away with Chester Bennington's distinctive vocal style softened and accompanied only by a piano. If you are used to the normal version of the track then this is a total departure and one that works extremely well.

The album itself is also good value as unlike with other bands, the DVD of the concert is also included with the CD. All in all if you are a fan of the group and havent yet picked up this album it is well worth getting.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on March 28, 2009, 06:32:26 PM
Knowing

That is to say the motion picture 'Knowing' starring Nicholas Cage and some other people and some special effects.

We splashed out and saw this in the 'Directors lounge' at our local Showcase cinema type place. Bloody expensive but worth every penny in my opinion.

Nice bar to spend the wait in, waitress service, escorted to seats, seats are huge lean back style of fing with their own tablas. In pairs making it an ideal cinema experience for couples. Escorted to seats by nice lady, booze and food allowed. Loads of legroom which is a blessing as far as yours truly is concerned.

The film?   ...mmm

Very well made. A couple of truly stunning set pieces that rivet you to the screen. But overall, average.

GM stylee review: They wont be showing this aboard aeroplanes. No shagging. 
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on March 28, 2009, 06:35:19 PM
So you are now digging out a cellar under the house to install a home cinema eh? whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on March 28, 2009, 07:32:32 PM
So you are now digging out a cellar under the house to install a home cinema eh? whistle:

No.

It was a nice cinematic day out, meal afterwards. Cellar cinema is not for me.

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on March 28, 2009, 07:36:58 PM
So you are now digging out a cellar under the house to install a home cinema eh? whistle:

No.

It was a nice cinematic day out, meal afterwards. Cellar cinema is not for me.



Very wise.  happy088
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on March 28, 2009, 08:27:52 PM
I installed my new projector today like...  cloud9:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on March 28, 2009, 08:28:53 PM
Really  tunble:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on March 28, 2009, 08:31:16 PM
Oh yes... it is awesome...  cloud9:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on March 28, 2009, 08:49:56 PM
Good  tunble:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on March 30, 2009, 07:02:41 PM
Yellowstone: A great American idea

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Yellowstone-DVD/dp/B001MGUAC4

A 3 part BBC production which I've been watching during the month; beautiful, breathtaking and informative. First class production in the genre of the original BBC's PBS remit. If Growler hasn't watched it he should.

I might buy the DVD for a friend's birthday who's on the other side of the world and would probably never see it.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on March 30, 2009, 07:06:04 PM
I watched some of that the other night - wish I'd seen it all . T'was beautiful scenery. I want to go there  cry:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on March 30, 2009, 07:08:43 PM
People who buy
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Also buy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3SK7aSij8A&feature

 ;)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on March 30, 2009, 07:55:35 PM
I watched some of that the other night - wish I'd seen it all . T'was beautiful scenery. I want to go there  cry:
I've been to Yellowstone loadsa times... both in summer and winter (you can only get around the park on a snowmobile).... it is the most awesome place and Old faithful is on the button every time...  cloud9:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on April 02, 2009, 06:21:36 PM
Cars (on Blu-Ray DVD like)

Awesome. End of.  eeek:

PS No shagging...  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on April 02, 2009, 06:32:41 PM
Cars (on Blu-Ray DVD like)

Awesome. End of.  eeek:

PS No shagging...  noooo:

Wot?  Just cars, like? Any old cars?  confused:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on April 02, 2009, 06:43:26 PM
Cars (on Blu-Ray DVD like)

Awesome. End of.  eeek:

PS No shagging...  noooo:


Wot?  Just cars, like? Any old cars?  confused:

doh: (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cars-Blu-ray-John-Lasseter/dp/B000R34312/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1238697766&sr=8-1)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 02, 2009, 06:49:32 PM
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Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on April 02, 2009, 06:53:40 PM
([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fsamkahn.net%2Fblog%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2007%2F01%2Fcars.jpg&hash=3378feb2403ee12be28d43cc063293c1[/url])

Or click on my little emoticon in the post above...  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 02, 2009, 06:57:00 PM
Too much effort - think of the RSI implications  lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on April 02, 2009, 06:59:19 PM
Too much effort - think of the RSI implications  lol:
Of course....  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on April 02, 2009, 07:07:00 PM
Too much effort - think of the RSI implications  lol:
Of course....  noooo:

Oh dear, back to the senility thread  redface:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on April 02, 2009, 07:10:14 PM
Too much effort - think of the RSI implications  lol:
Of course....  noooo:

Oh dear, back to the senility thread  redface:
[dribble]
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on April 02, 2009, 07:31:20 PM
Too much effort - think of the RSI implications  lol:
Of course....  noooo:

Oh dear, back to the senility thread  redface:
[dribble]

You too?   <passes a tissue>
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 02, 2009, 07:32:54 PM
It's like the doctor's waiting room in here  eeek:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on April 02, 2009, 07:40:53 PM
It's like the doctor's waiting room in here  eeek:

No dear, that's the Medical Centre  ;)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 02, 2009, 07:42:32 PM
I know ..but it seems like it's a bit far for you lot to walk  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on April 02, 2009, 08:05:17 PM
I know ..but it seems like it's a bit far for you lot to walk  noooo:

Don't worry, it's an annex off the Restaurant, just in case any of us suffered a dicky tummy after dining, like
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on April 10, 2009, 04:24:43 AM

 rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on April 10, 2009, 12:55:59 PM
Ta!  ;)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on April 10, 2009, 02:02:06 PM
Ta!  ;)
Thank you!
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 10, 2009, 03:51:14 PM
Burn after Reading  happy088

Good storyline, characters, no sex - although an interesting invention  rubschin: ,  bits of gore and violence

An angry John Malkovich ...with an axe  cloud9:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on April 10, 2009, 04:26:07 PM
Burn after Reading  happy088

Good storyline, characters, no sex - although an interesting invention  rubschin: ,  bits of gore and violence

An angry John Malkovich ...with an axe  cloud9:

Buy it here like...  whistle:


Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on April 27, 2009, 02:37:40 AM
Ghost Town

Comedy starring Ricky Gervais as a dentist with few people skills that dies briefly during a routine operation and can then see ghosts.

Gervais plays the part extremely well/the part was written for Gervais - delete as applicable but I thought it was extremely funny and also quite moving at the end (LL cried).

No shagging.

Quote from: Amazon
Ricky Gervais is brilliant in Ghost Town, playing an unnervingly rude dentist, Bertram, who dies for a few minutes during surgery and acquires the unwanted ability to see ghosts. Chased throughout Manhattan by a gaggle of restless spirits begging him to take care of their unfinished business on Earth, Bertram turns them all away except Frank (Greg Kinnear). The latter, a rogue who cheated on his archaeologist widow, Gwen (Téa Leoni), wants Bertram to intervene in a romance between Gwen and a starchy activist (Bill Campbell). Misanthropic Bertram has to polish his relationship patter, but ends up sounding a lot like Gervais' infamous character in the original The Office, unable to complete a sentence without making others uncomfortable. In time, of course, Bertram falls for the wonderful Gwen, setting up a bunch of overlapping conflicts. Cowritten and directed by David Koepp (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull), Ghost Town walks a fine line between comic freshness and a story idea with elements that have become overly familiar in movies and on television. Kinnear and Leoni have never been better on screen, but Ghost Town is well worth seeing because no one like Gervais has previously played the hapless hero in a high-concept film such as this one. With Gervais doing his familiar, hilariously discomfiting thing, it really doesn't matter what kind of movie Ghost Town is. Happily, it's a pretty good film in every respect. --Tom Keogh
 


Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on April 27, 2009, 02:47:05 AM
Body of Lies

An excellent Middle-East espionage thriller starring a much improved Lionardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe - directed by Ridley Scott.

The film really is edge-of-seat stuff with some stunning action scenes, plenty of blood and violence.

No shagging.

Quote from: Amazon
Set it next to the similar Middle-East intrigue of Syriana, and Body of Lies is easy to follow, in fact, this movie's plot is amazingly straightforward for an espionage flick. Leonardo DiCaprio is the CIA agent on the ground, an Arabic-speaking chameleon who believes in forging personal relationships based on trust and professionalism. Russell Crowe is his supervisor, a meddler who makes up the rules as he goes along and is more than willing to trade long-term benefits for a short-term "win". While working on a case in Jordan, DiCaprio gets a modest flirtation going with a nurse (Golshifteh Farahani), although his most intense relationship is with a Jordanian intelligence chief (great role for Mark Strong) who takes a wary view of the CIA's activities. Ridley Scott directs as though weary of all the fuss, and his merriment in Crowe's breezy sociopath gives the movie a rather strange aftertaste. It gets the job done, although after it's over you might find yourself craving the head-scratching complications of Syriana. --Robert Horton



Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 02, 2009, 04:53:59 AM
Notes on a Scandal

Judi Dench and Cate Blanches star in this awesomely acted thriller.

The story is basically that of the relationship between Dench and Blanchett (both teachers at the same school) during a period when Blanchett starts shagging one of her students. Absolutely gripping!

Contains shagging.

Quote from: Amazon
Gold stars to all for this taut psychological thriller based on Zoe Heller's novel that that gets more insidiously twisted as it unfolds. Oscar-nominated for her chilling performance, Dame Judi Dench gives a master class as schoolteacher Barbara Covett, a frumpy, friendless, and flinty spinster who lives with her cat. A formidable presence, Barbara is standoffish with colleagues and not one for students to trifle with (not that they'd dare). Cate Blanchett, also an Oscar nominee and winner of several critics society awards for her impassioned performance, costars as Sheba Hart, the new, overwhelmed art teacher who first becomes enthrall to Barbara after she steps in to help Sheba discipline unruly students. Barbara cultivates a friendship, and insinuates herself into Sheba's chaotic life, which includes her older husband (Bill Nighy), teenage daughter, and a son with Down's syndrome. Then, Barbara catches the reckless Sheba in a compromising position with a 15-year-old student (Andrew Simpson). Seizing her opportunity, the calculating Barbara does not turn her in. Rather, she wants to "help" her. "She's the one I've been waiting for," she writes in the journals she meticulously keeps, and which provide, in voiceover, her corrosive commentary. This all sounds very Fatal Attraction, but no boiling rabbits, please; we're British. Philip Glass's Oscar-nominated score accentuates the growing menace. Though there is little in these characters to admire, (one would think GLAAD would have something to say about the predatory turn Barbara's character takes), Notes on a Scandal is a compelling tour-de-force for its Grade-A cast. --Donald Liebenson 


Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 02, 2009, 05:01:29 AM
Little Miss Sunshine

Basically a road movie containing a group of dysfunctional characters in a VW camper van...

Utter, utter shite!

This was recommended to me (you know who you are)...  evil: I'd have rather banged nails into my eyes than sit through it.

No shagging.

Quote from: Amazon
Pile together a blue-ribbon cast, a screenplay high in quirkiness, and the Sundance stamp of approval, and you've got yourself a crossover indie hit. That formula worked for Little Miss Sunshine, a frequently hilarious study of family dysfunction. Meet the Hoovers, an Albuquerque clan riddled with depression, hostility, and the tattered remnants of the American Dream; despite their flakiness, they manage to pile into a VW van for a weekend trek to L.A. in order to get moppet daughter Olive (Abigail Breslin) into the Little Miss Sunshine beauty pageant. Much of the pleasure of this journey comes from watching some skillful comic actors doing their thing: Greg Kinnear and Toni Collette as the parents (he's hoping to become a self-help authority), Alan Arkin as a grandfather all too willing to give uproariously inappropriate advice to a sullen teenage grandson (Paul Dano), and a subdued Steve Carell as a jilted gay professor on the verge of suicide. The film is a crowd-pleaser, and if anything is a little too eager to bend itself in the direction of quirk-loving Sundance audiences; it can feel forced. But the breezy momentum and the ingenious actors help push the material over any bumps in the road. -- Robert Horton


Ingenious characters my hairy arse!  noooo:

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on May 02, 2009, 07:04:02 AM
Notes on a Scandal

Judi Dench and Cate Blanches star in this awesomely acted thriller.

The story is basically that of the relationship between Dench and Blanchett (both teachers at the same school) during a period when Blanchett starts shagging one of her students. Absolutely gripping!

Contains shagging.

Quote from: Amazon
Gold stars to all for this taut psychological thriller based on Zoe Heller's novel that that gets more insidiously twisted as it unfolds. Oscar-nominated for her chilling performance, Dame Judi Dench gives a master class as schoolteacher Barbara Covett, a frumpy, friendless, and flinty spinster who lives with her cat. A formidable presence, Barbara is standoffish with colleagues and not one for students to trifle with (not that they'd dare). Cate Blanchett, also an Oscar nominee and winner of several critics society awards for her impassioned performance, costars as Sheba Hart, the new, overwhelmed art teacher who first becomes enthrall to Barbara after she steps in to help Sheba discipline unruly students. Barbara cultivates a friendship, and insinuates herself into Sheba's chaotic life, which includes her older husband (Bill Nighy), teenage daughter, and a son with Down's syndrome. Then, Barbara catches the reckless Sheba in a compromising position with a 15-year-old student (Andrew Simpson). Seizing her opportunity, the calculating Barbara does not turn her in. Rather, she wants to "help" her. "She's the one I've been waiting for," she writes in the journals she meticulously keeps, and which provide, in voiceover, her corrosive commentary. This all sounds very Fatal Attraction, but no boiling rabbits, please; we're British. Philip Glass's Oscar-nominated score accentuates the growing menace. Though there is little in these characters to admire, (one would think GLAAD would have something to say about the predatory turn Barbara's character takes), Notes on a Scandal is a compelling tour-de-force for its Grade-A cast. --Donald Liebenson 





Read the book and, as one does, formed the characters in my mind's eye. Somehow I didn't come up with either Dame Judy or Cate Blanchett, the latter being a bit too glamorous for the role and the former a bit too "healthy and wholesome" I would have thought.

But if you want me to name pretty ladies I would like to watch shagging then Cate would be one for the list. Have to say I enjoyed the book enormously ~ which is unusual as I am not a fan of Zoe Heller. Having read the book I'm not sure if I would find the film as gripping ~ mainly 'cos I now know how it turns out.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 02, 2009, 07:06:39 AM
Notes on a Scandal

Judi Dench and Cate Blanches star in this awesomely acted thriller.

The story is basically that of the relationship between Dench and Blanchett (both teachers at the same school) during a period when Blanchett starts shagging one of her students. Absolutely gripping!

Contains shagging.

Quote from: Amazon
Gold stars to all for this taut psychological thriller based on Zoe Heller's novel that that gets more insidiously twisted as it unfolds. Oscar-nominated for her chilling performance, Dame Judi Dench gives a master class as schoolteacher Barbara Covett, a frumpy, friendless, and flinty spinster who lives with her cat. A formidable presence, Barbara is standoffish with colleagues and not one for students to trifle with (not that they'd dare). Cate Blanchett, also an Oscar nominee and winner of several critics society awards for her impassioned performance, costars as Sheba Hart, the new, overwhelmed art teacher who first becomes enthrall to Barbara after she steps in to help Sheba discipline unruly students. Barbara cultivates a friendship, and insinuates herself into Sheba's chaotic life, which includes her older husband (Bill Nighy), teenage daughter, and a son with Down's syndrome. Then, Barbara catches the reckless Sheba in a compromising position with a 15-year-old student (Andrew Simpson). Seizing her opportunity, the calculating Barbara does not turn her in. Rather, she wants to "help" her. "She's the one I've been waiting for," she writes in the journals she meticulously keeps, and which provide, in voiceover, her corrosive commentary. This all sounds very Fatal Attraction, but no boiling rabbits, please; we're British. Philip Glass's Oscar-nominated score accentuates the growing menace. Though there is little in these characters to admire, (one would think GLAAD would have something to say about the predatory turn Barbara's character takes), Notes on a Scandal is a compelling tour-de-force for its Grade-A cast. --Donald Liebenson 





Read the book and, as one does, formed the characters in my mind's eye. Somehow I didn't come up with either Dame Judy or Cate Blanchett, the latter being a bit too glamorous for the role and the former a bit too "healthy and wholesome" I would have thought.

But if you want me to name pretty ladies I would like to watch shagging then Cate would be one for the list. Have to say I enjoyed the book enormously ~ which is unusual as I am not a fan of Zoe Heller. Having read the book I'm not sure if I would find the film as gripping ~ mainly 'cos I now know how it turns out.

Always a problem...

Watch the film or read the book - I can't think of an occasion when both have been equally enjoyable...  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on May 02, 2009, 07:13:25 AM
Notes on a Scandal

Judi Dench and Cate Blanches star in this awesomely acted thriller.

The story is basically that of the relationship between Dench and Blanchett (both teachers at the same school) during a period when Blanchett starts shagging one of her students. Absolutely gripping!

Contains shagging.

Quote from: Amazon
Gold stars to all for this taut psychological thriller based on Zoe Heller's novel that that gets more insidiously twisted as it unfolds. Oscar-nominated for her chilling performance, Dame Judi Dench gives a master class as schoolteacher Barbara Covett, a frumpy, friendless, and flinty spinster who lives with her cat. A formidable presence, Barbara is standoffish with colleagues and not one for students to trifle with (not that they'd dare). Cate Blanchett, also an Oscar nominee and winner of several critics society awards for her impassioned performance, costars as Sheba Hart, the new, overwhelmed art teacher who first becomes enthrall to Barbara after she steps in to help Sheba discipline unruly students. Barbara cultivates a friendship, and insinuates herself into Sheba's chaotic life, which includes her older husband (Bill Nighy), teenage daughter, and a son with Down's syndrome. Then, Barbara catches the reckless Sheba in a compromising position with a 15-year-old student (Andrew Simpson). Seizing her opportunity, the calculating Barbara does not turn her in. Rather, she wants to "help" her. "She's the one I've been waiting for," she writes in the journals she meticulously keeps, and which provide, in voiceover, her corrosive commentary. This all sounds very Fatal Attraction, but no boiling rabbits, please; we're British. Philip Glass's Oscar-nominated score accentuates the growing menace. Though there is little in these characters to admire, (one would think GLAAD would have something to say about the predatory turn Barbara's character takes), Notes on a Scandal is a compelling tour-de-force for its Grade-A cast. --Donald Liebenson 





Read the book and, as one does, formed the characters in my mind's eye. Somehow I didn't come up with either Dame Judy or Cate Blanchett, the latter being a bit too glamorous for the role and the former a bit too "healthy and wholesome" I would have thought.

But if you want me to name pretty ladies I would like to watch shagging then Cate would be one for the list. Have to say I enjoyed the book enormously ~ which is unusual as I am not a fan of Zoe Heller. Having read the book I'm not sure if I would find the film as gripping ~ mainly 'cos I now know how it turns out.

Always a problem...

Watch the film or read the book - I can't think of an occasion when both have been equally enjoyable...  noooo:



The only time it works for me (Book v Film) is with the Bond stories which I find equally enjoyable escapism in either format as the books stand alone and the films are such a spectacular firework display that never really bear any resemblance to the original story. That said I have yet to watch the "new" Bond but do have "A Quantum of Solace" waiting to be watched when I get round to it.

On reflection the only other interpretation of books into film format that stands up are Jeeves and Wooster (as played by Fry and Laurie) who have caught it perfectly IMHO.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 04, 2009, 06:44:55 AM
The Last King of Scotland

Awesome movie (based on actual events) about a young Scottish doctor that takes himself off to Uganda in search of adventure. Meets Idi Amin and becomes his personal physician...

Excellent acting on the whole, a great, tense thriller with amazing scenery and accurately portrayed settings, vehicles, etc. Well worth a watch.

Contains shagging (although not explicit) and black burds with their tits out like....

Quote from: Amazon
As the evil Ugandan dictator Idi Amin, Forest Whitaker gives an unforgettable performance in The Last King of Scotland. Powerfully illustrating the terrible truth that absolute power corrupts absolutely, this fictionalised chronicle of Amin's rise and fall is based on the acclaimed novel by Giles Foden, in which Amin's despotic reign of terror is viewed through the eyes of Nicholas Garrigan (James McAvoy), a Scottish doctor who arrives in Uganda in the early 1970s to serve as Amin's personal physician. His outsider's perspective causes him to be initially impressed by Amin's calculated rise to power, but as the story progresses--and as Whitaker's award-worthy performance grows increasingly monstrous--The Last King of Scotland turns into a pointed examination of how independent Uganda (a British colony until 1962) became a breeding ground for Amin's genocidal tyranny. As Whitaker plays him, Amin is both seductive and horribly destructive--sometimes in the same breath--and McAvoy effectively conveys the tragic cost of his character's naiveté, which grows increasingly prone to exploitation. As directed by Kevin Macdonald (who made the riveting semi-documentary Touching the Void), this potent cautionary tale my prompt some viewers to check out Barbet Schroeder's equally revealing documentary General Idi Amin Dada, an essential source for much of this film's authentic detail. --Jeff Shannon




 
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on May 04, 2009, 06:51:13 AM
Tis indeed an excellent movie .....excellent characters and very emotive portrayal of a time that to be honest I did not know that much about.

Violence and corruption as ever whenever politics is involved  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on May 05, 2009, 02:22:58 PM
Tis indeed an excellent movie .....excellent characters and very emotive portrayal of a time that to be honest I did not know that much about.

Violence and corruption as ever whenever politics is involved  noooo:

Agreed. Cracking film.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on May 07, 2009, 06:42:07 PM
Ta. On my list for a DVD rental prolly.

Meanwhile, a friend of mine gave me this:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-Me-Garrison-Keillor/dp/0571217230/ref=sr_1_30?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1241721027&sr=1-30

They had two copies and thought I might like it and indeed I do  ;)  I've read a few of his and seen the film they made of Prairie Home Companion which is very affectionate and wry.

The book's a tad racier than regular Kiellor and very amusing:
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Larry Wyler is frustrated with provincial life and his failing marriage, until his best-selling novel, Spacious Skies, earns him a ticket to Manhattan, a million-dollar apartment and an office at The New Yorker. But when writer's block strikes, an invitation to write a newspaper advice column, 'Ask Mr Blue', provides a much needed distraction. Slowly, painfully, Wyler finds a measure of clarity for his own life, and then sets out to win back his wife's affections.


Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Darwins Selection on May 08, 2009, 09:02:24 AM
I am also a fan of Garrison Keillor.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on May 13, 2009, 04:01:50 PM
This is supposed to be quite good -   whistle:


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Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Darwins Selection on May 13, 2009, 04:17:08 PM
This is supposed to be quite good -   whistle:


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happy001 happy001 happy001 happy001 happy001
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on May 13, 2009, 04:19:49 PM
This is supposed to be quite good -   whistle:


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And to think you commented on my BBTB comment Miss D.  happy001
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on May 13, 2009, 04:22:52 PM
Sorry ...couldn't resist.  redface:

I is only joking  - before BM bans me from the site  surrender:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on May 13, 2009, 04:23:56 PM
I is only joking  - before BM bans me from the site  surrender:

He wouldn't dare ban you Miss D. At least not till he finds out what gossip LL gave you.  lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 13, 2009, 05:00:58 PM
This is supposed to be quite good -   whistle:


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It isn't... I read it this morning...  redface:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on May 13, 2009, 05:02:18 PM
 happy100

No one blames you .... you are the hero of the hour. But only for an hour - after that normal service is resumed  lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 16, 2009, 05:22:37 AM
Anyhooo...  ::)

Twelve Monkeys

Watched this last night - most excellent Sci-fi, mystery, thriller. Set in 2035 the world has been decimated by... well, I'll let Amazon decribe the plot below. Suffice to say I thoroughly enjoyed the film and the lead (Bruce Willis), apart from constantly reminding me of Butch in Pulp Fiction was awesome...

Thoroughly recommended although no shagging...  noooo:

Quote from: Amazon
Amazon.co.uk Review
Inspired by Chris Marker's acclaimed short film La Jetée, 12 Monkeys combines intricate, intelligent storytelling with the uniquely imaginative vision of director Terry Gilliam. The story opens in the wintry wasteland of the year 2035, where a virulent plague has forced humans to live in a squalid, oppressively regimented underground. Bruce Willis plays a societal outcast who is given the opportunity to erase his criminal record by "volunteering" to time-travel into the past to obtain a pure sample of the deadly virus that will help future scientists to develop a cure. But in bouncing from 1918 to the early and mid-1990s, he undergoes an ordeal that forces him to question his own perceptions of reality. Caught between the dangers of the past and the devastation of the future, he encounters a psychiatrist (Madeleine Stowe) who is initially convinced he's insane, and a wacky mental patient (Brad Pitt in a twitchy Oscar-nominated role) with links to a radical group that may have unleashed the deadly virus. Equal parts mystery, tragedy, psychological thriller, and apocalyptic drama, 12 Monkeys ranks as one of the best science fiction films of the 1990s, boosted by Gilliam's visual ingenuity and one of the finest performances of Willis's career.


Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on May 19, 2009, 04:52:03 PM
In the cinema? Did you stretch your legs?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on May 19, 2009, 04:54:19 PM
The Reader

Watched this last night  happy088

Set in postwar Germany and tells the story of a man whose life has been shaped by an illicit affair when he was 15 !!!!!  -  with a passionate, elusive older woman   eyes: . She however turns out to some dark secrets . I won't give too much away.

Lots of nakedness and shagging in first half of film - all essential to the plot of course  lol:

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 19, 2009, 06:06:05 PM
In the cinema? Did you stretch your legs?
Yes...  evil:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on May 19, 2009, 06:07:12 PM
That short, eh?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on June 04, 2009, 06:43:47 PM
Frost Nixon

Just watched it (on Blu-Ray) in the minima...

Awesome!

If you haven't seen it, buy it or rent it. The best film I have seen in ages...

Quote from: Amazon
It’s not always that a stage play translates particularly well to the medium of movies. But for anyone considering such a challenge in the future, Frost/Nixon is surely a fine template to follow. In the capable hands of director Ron Howard, the extraordinary story of how a then-fairly low profile television interviewer managed to bring the disgraced former President of the United States to account is, at best, absolutely riveting.

Much of the reason for this is the two leading performances, which are both absolutely exception. The awards attention for Frost/Nixon has been directed towards Frank Langella, and truly he’s an actor long overdue some recognition. Here, as ex-President Nixon, he’s flat-out brilliant: a complex, intriguing character portrayed with real measure and expertise. It’s unfair, though, that Michael Sheen has been overlooked by some. Fresh from portraying Tony Blair in The Queen, Sheen is once more brilliant here, injecting Frost with an erratic, on-the-edge fallibility that sets up the film’s final act extremely well.

Now you can argue, with some right, that Frost/Nixon flattens out some of the facts to its own liking, and certainly the portrayal of David Frost doesn’t seem to do the man too many favours. But when it gets to the interviews themselves, it’s electric, and proof that you don’t need a bunch of effects and flashy gimmicks to keep you on the edge of your seat. Ron Howard has done this to us before with a true story, in the shape of Apollo 13, and here again, even though we know the ending, the journey there is quite brilliant. You really can make compelling drama with just two people sat in a chair… --Simon Brew


No shagging but still highly recommended!


Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on June 04, 2009, 06:54:18 PM
I expect you are too young to remember the original then.  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on June 04, 2009, 06:56:17 PM
I expect you are too young to remember the original then.  whistle:
Indeed... Well, not too young but I don't remember it at all....  noooo:

I've just ordered it from Amazon tho...  redface:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on June 04, 2009, 07:03:14 PM
I probably will too, eventually but I have used up my Amazon allowance for the month already. If I am not strict with myself I spend too much there. Perhaps I'll put it on my wish list ~ birthday coming up like  whistle:

Meanwhile I do remember sitting through the several programmes that it took to broadcast the interviews and leaping up shouting "Gotcha ya bastard!" when Frost finally got Nixon to admit he was wrong.

I also remember his forensic slicing up on TV of Dr Emil Savundra the motor insurance crook in 1967.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on June 04, 2009, 07:05:19 PM
I probably will too, eventually but I have used up my Amazon allowance for the month already. If I am not strict with myself I spend too much there. Perhaps I'll put it on my wish list ~ birthday coming up like  whistle:

Meanwhile I do remember sitting through the several programmes that it took to broadcast the interviews and leaping up shouting "Gotcha ya bastard!" when Frost finally got Nixon to admit he was wrong.

I also remember his forensic slicing up on TV of Dr Emil Savundra the motor insurance crook in 1967.
I remember Savundra but I must have seen that later... I was after all just seven...  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on June 04, 2009, 07:07:52 PM
I probably will too, eventually but I have used up my Amazon allowance for the month already. If I am not strict with myself I spend too much there. Perhaps I'll put it on my wish list ~ birthday coming up like  whistle:

Meanwhile I do remember sitting through the several programmes that it took to broadcast the interviews and leaping up shouting "Gotcha ya bastard!" when Frost finally got Nixon to admit he was wrong.

I also remember his forensic slicing up on TV of Dr Emil Savundra the motor insurance crook in 1967.
I remember Savundra but I must have seen that later... I was after all just seven...  whistle:

Bloody kids  evil:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on June 04, 2009, 07:28:43 PM
I probably will too, eventually but I have used up my Amazon allowance for the month already. If I am not strict with myself I spend too much there. Perhaps I'll put it on my wish list ~ birthday coming up like  whistle:

Meanwhile I do remember sitting through the several programmes that it took to broadcast the interviews and leaping up shouting "Gotcha ya bastard!" when Frost finally got Nixon to admit he was wrong.

I also remember his forensic slicing up on TV of Dr Emil Savundra the motor insurance crook in 1967.
I remember Savundra but I must have seen that later... I was after all just seven...  whistle:

Bloody kids  evil:
whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on June 04, 2009, 07:58:08 PM
I was in the US the summer the Watergate scandal broke leading to Nixon's impeachment. Every day on the radio and TV a little more came out... uncannily reminiscent of these last few weeks here  rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on June 05, 2009, 09:02:33 AM
Postie left a card sayimg my D Day book was too big for the letter box and was back at the Sorting Office.

I can call them, go there, or place an online request for a new delivery. I chose the third option. I await developments. I am not even sure my local Sorting Office has a compooter. Nor am I sure that the staff can read.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on June 06, 2009, 02:41:10 PM
Oi Unc!

Try this : http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cowboy-Angels-Gollancz-S-F-McAuley/dp/0575082232/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1244298854&sr=8-4

A cracker of a SciFi novel. Gung-ho thriller crossed with BIG concepts as America fights for freedom, truth and the American way across multiple Americas in parrallel universes.

 happy088



Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on June 06, 2009, 02:53:56 PM
Postie left a card sayimg my D Day book was too big for the letter box and was back at the Sorting Office.

I can call them, go there, or place an online request for a new delivery. I chose the third option. I await developments. I am not even sure my local Sorting Office has a compooter. Nor am I sure that the staff can read.

Blimey, it werked  eeek:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 07, 2009, 07:45:18 PM
Watched the film  Doubt today

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Not bad at all - drama set a year in 1964. A character movie with some great performances - no shagging.

Essentially Doubt tells the story of Sister Aloysius (Streep) who suspects that her school’s priest (Hoffman) has been molesting a male student. She is very much of the old school philosophy of teaching / religion whilst Hoffman represents a threat to her on many levels. She appears bitter , twisted and fierce but is very sure of her convictions and pursues her suspicions without any real evidence - just her gut feeling that she is right.

Some of the cinematography is gorgeous - although some  scenes look as if they are preparing you for a horror flick.

Hoffman really is excellent ( as ever)  and the performances of the the boys mother is brilliant and unexpected.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on June 07, 2009, 07:46:58 PM
And was he?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 07, 2009, 07:47:41 PM
 shutup:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on June 07, 2009, 07:48:44 PM
SHe did say no shagging  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 07, 2009, 07:51:02 PM
Not that you see ....it's all about what you believe happened ...and that is very subjective  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on June 07, 2009, 07:51:39 PM
shutup:

PM me the answer ~ I can't be arsed to watch anything with Streep in it.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 07, 2009, 07:52:32 PM
Will do
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on June 07, 2009, 07:56:02 PM
Ta
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on June 07, 2009, 07:59:25 PM
SO tell us. DId he?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 07, 2009, 08:02:21 PM
You have a report to write ...stop looking for diversionary activities. I'll tell you when you've finished it  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on June 07, 2009, 08:02:37 PM
 sad24:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on June 07, 2009, 08:30:52 PM
Streep...  cloud9:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 15, 2009, 11:40:46 AM
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button  noooo: noooo: noooo: noooo:

GM style review - long boring film that takes forever to go nowhere. Main characters are dull and although some of the visuals are quite intriguing this is not a classic  noooo:

Don't bother
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Darwins Selection on June 15, 2009, 11:54:50 AM
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button  noooo: noooo: noooo: noooo:

GM style review - long boring film that takes forever to go nowhere. Main characters are dull and although some of the visuals are quite intriguing this is not a classic  noooo:

Don't bother

Thank you.

That may have saved me a tedious evening.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on June 15, 2009, 11:59:02 AM
Just the other 364 to sort out now then. Ah, you could not watch it every night.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on June 15, 2009, 01:45:13 PM
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button  noooo: noooo: noooo: noooo:

GM style review - long boring film that takes forever to go nowhere. Main characters are dull and although some of the visuals are quite intriguing this is not a classic  noooo:

Don't bother
Miss D knows nothing about films...  redface:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 15, 2009, 01:46:10 PM
Have you seen this then  evil:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on June 15, 2009, 01:46:37 PM
Have you seen this then  evil:
Yes... I thought it was okay...  redface:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on June 15, 2009, 01:46:55 PM
She just didn't like your kiddies cartoon collections
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 15, 2009, 01:49:22 PM
Have you seen this then  evil:
Yes... I thought it was okay...  redface:

Well you must be right and I am wrong then  Shrugs:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on June 15, 2009, 01:49:41 PM
 eeek:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 15, 2009, 01:51:08 PM
BM is always right  ::)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on June 15, 2009, 01:51:14 PM
Have you seen this then  evil:
Yes... I thought it was okay...  redface:

Well you must be right and I am wrong then  Shrugs:
Actually I haven't seen it... I was thinking of that other film like....  redface:

Carry on...  redface:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on June 15, 2009, 01:52:21 PM
 point: point: point: point: point:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on June 15, 2009, 01:52:59 PM
point: point: point: point: point:
redface: redface: redface:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on June 20, 2009, 07:57:13 AM
The Reader

Watched this last night  happy088

Set in postwar Germany and tells the story of a man whose life has been shaped by an illicit affair when he was 15 !!!!!  -  with a passionate, elusive older woman   eyes: . She however turns out to some dark secrets . I won't give too much away.

Lots of nakedness and shagging in first half of film - all essential to the plot of course  lol:



What she said!  eeek:

Watched it last night - awesome movie with loads of shagging like...

Excellent performances by Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes and David Kross who plays the young Ralph Fiennes and bizarely gets no credit on the DVD...  noooo: Mind you, he gets to play with Kate Winslet's tits so perhaps that was reward enough...  rubschin:

Anyhoo... Highly recommended by me and her.  happy088


PS I watched it on Blu-Ray - the picture was absolutely stunning....  cloud9:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on June 20, 2009, 04:08:15 PM
Watched the film  Doubt today

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Not bad at all - drama set a year in 1964. A character movie with some great performances - no shagging.

Essentially Doubt tells the story of Sister Aloysius (Streep) who suspects that her school’s priest (Hoffman) has been molesting a male student. She is very much of the old school philosophy of teaching / religion whilst Hoffman represents a threat to her on many levels. She appears bitter , twisted and fierce but is very sure of her convictions and pursues her suspicions without any real evidence - just her gut feeling that she is right.

Some of the cinematography is gorgeous - although some  scenes look as if they are preparing you for a horror flick.

Hoffman really is excellent ( as ever)  and the performances of the the boys mother is brilliant and unexpected.


The nice people at Lovefilm have sent us this and we shall watch it and report back.  happy088
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on June 20, 2009, 04:10:38 PM
The Reader

Watched this last night  happy088

Set in postwar Germany and tells the story of a man whose life has been shaped by an illicit affair when he was 15 !!!!!  -  with a passionate, elusive older woman   eyes: . She however turns out to some dark secrets . I won't give too much away.

Lots of nakedness and shagging in first half of film - all essential to the plot of course  lol:



What she said!  eeek:

Watched it last night - awesome movie with loads of shagging like...

Excellent performances by Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes and David Kross who plays the young Ralph Fiennes and bizarely gets no credit on the DVD...  noooo: Mind you, he gets to play with Kate Winslet's tits so perhaps that was reward enough...  rubschin:

Anyhoo... Highly recommended by me and her.  happy088

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PS I watched it on Blu-Ray - the picture was absolutely stunning....  cloud9:



Lovefilm have sent this as well. A cheery nights viewing at TG towers.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on June 23, 2009, 06:15:43 PM
Red Cliff
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John Woo returns to form they say and I'd agree. Western version clocks in at 2.5 hours  eeek:, the Chinese release was over 4 hours and released as Pts 1 & 2.  eeek: eeek:
Spectacular, awesome, inspirational stuff; Chinese historical epic, less poetic than Ang Lee's stuff but action packed. One for the big screen ~ only just released.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on June 23, 2009, 06:49:10 PM
 sleep017
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on June 23, 2009, 07:13:48 PM
I know  happy100

You're not quite the Sinophile like wot I is, are yer   ;)

Perhaps I should post a link to Taiwanese supermodel Lin Chi-Ling?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on June 23, 2009, 07:17:38 PM
That should get his attention  eyes: Hubba Hubba

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Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on June 23, 2009, 07:20:12 PM
And I don't think he'd be snoring through the shagging scene either  ...  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 23, 2009, 07:21:01 PM
 noooo: noooo: noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on June 24, 2009, 08:27:36 AM
Hubba hubba, like
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 24, 2009, 08:28:21 AM
You can tell the sun's been out the past few days  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on June 24, 2009, 09:11:45 AM
State of Play

Been watching this over the past few nights - watched it on the Beeb originally (in 2003 I think) but picked it up on DVD from Amazon for under four quid - bargain.

David Morrissey (  worthy: ) stars in a political drama set in Westminster. Excellent acting all round from John Simm, Bill Nighy (  worthy: ) and Kelly MacDonald...

Well worth watching and plenty of shagging too...

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 29, 2009, 05:11:33 PM
For Nick - to help him get over the loss of his smiting ability

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Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on June 29, 2009, 06:32:02 PM
 lol: lol: lol:

I think he is sulking...  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 29, 2009, 06:33:18 PM
Or eating   rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on June 29, 2009, 06:34:48 PM
Or eating   rubschin:
Bangers and Mash... prolly sweating...
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on July 05, 2009, 08:05:10 AM
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Watched this last night  happy088

Winslet and Di Caprio play a couple in the 1950's who are living the American Dream but are wholly discontented with life in the suburbs, the loss of their individual identities in marriage and the lack of realisation of their long held dreams.

Combine this with the overwhelming reality of disappointment and frustration  in each other and you can definitely see this is not a feel good movie  lol:

No Titantic glitzy romance  ( thank heavens   8) ) - just a tragic tale, excellent performances .
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on July 05, 2009, 08:06:25 AM
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Watched this last night  happy088

Winslet and Di Caprio play a couple in the 1950's who are living the American Dream but are wholly discontented with life in the suburbs, the loss of their individual identities in marriage and the lack of realisation of their long held dreams.

Combine this with the overwhelming reality of disappointment and frustration  in each other and you can definitely see this is not a feel good movie  lol:

No Titantic glitzy romance  ( thank heavens   8) ) - just a tragic tale, excellent performances .


Sounds just like real life to me ~ all disappointment.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on July 05, 2009, 08:08:08 AM
Please not all of it Snoops - I live in hope  cry:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on July 05, 2009, 08:10:29 AM
62 years of it come Saturday ~ I have yet to be convinced.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on July 05, 2009, 08:12:54 AM
Wait to you have your VP  surprise party  - it will all be worthwhile then  lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on July 05, 2009, 09:43:48 AM
My experience is that it's all been downhill since 1986  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on July 05, 2009, 04:47:59 PM
That's the year I started living with Mrs S#2.  rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on July 05, 2009, 04:49:26 PM
I started Uni then - bloody good years they were  redface:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on July 05, 2009, 04:56:43 PM
On the positive side it was also the year I formally separated from Mrs S#1










Why do the words frying pan and fire keep coming into my mind?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on July 05, 2009, 06:48:03 PM
I started Uni then - bloody good years they were  redface:

So young  noooo:


















I finished my PhD that year
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Darwins Selection on July 16, 2009, 09:57:05 AM
I started Uni then - bloody good years they were  redface:

I was in short trousers.

















 char048
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on August 26, 2009, 02:32:26 PM
Anyone read any Stieg Larsson?

His name was mentioned on hols and I wouldn't know where to start
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on August 26, 2009, 02:43:08 PM
Stieg of the Dump?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on August 26, 2009, 02:46:49 PM
Yes, that's the fellah ....  char048

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_ss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=stieg+larsson&x=0&y=0
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on August 26, 2009, 02:47:34 PM
Never heard of him  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on August 26, 2009, 02:51:35 PM
I'll take a punt on the library then. I gather he's a sort of Swedish Ian Rankin  Shrugs:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on August 26, 2009, 02:52:06 PM
Are we back on Cockney rhyming slang again?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on August 28, 2009, 04:14:57 PM
We've got the Matrix trilogy on Blu-Ray...

watched the first one last night - awesome! (https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.freesmileys.org%2Fsmileys%2Fsmiley-matrix%2Fmatrix-smiley-001.gif&hash=9ceb3f09f9f001379503041a4bda56a0) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on August 28, 2009, 04:19:02 PM
The first one was the one.  8)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on August 28, 2009, 04:43:00 PM
Do you two want us to start saving milk bottle tops or is this a Ray Charles lookalike competition?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on August 28, 2009, 04:58:14 PM
The first one was the one.  8)

Two tomorrow night... (https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.freesmileys.org%2Fsmileys%2Fsmiley-matrix%2Fmatrix-smiley-007.gif&hash=f76384ec49818696c8f3bb6f7d7c85c6) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on August 30, 2009, 06:52:08 AM
I've got it ~ It's a Blues Brothers convention  cool14:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Darwins Selection on August 30, 2009, 07:28:50 AM
Another popular beat combo?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on August 30, 2009, 08:08:12 AM
Never let it be said that my paw is not on the pulse of modern life. whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pirate on August 30, 2009, 08:27:48 AM
I love the Blues Brothers!  cool14:

Left my DVD's in Cyprus tho  cry:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on August 31, 2009, 04:13:05 PM
http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/gijoeriseofcobra/

Saw this yesterday. Lots of fun, wall to wall action. Zero points for dialogue, acting (apart from a former Doctor Who), character development, originality etc. Special effects varied between top notch and shite.

All in all, wait for the DVD.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on August 31, 2009, 04:31:29 PM
[url]http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/gijoeriseofcobra/[/url]

Saw this yesterday. Lots of fun, wall to wall action. Zero points for dialogue, acting (apart from a former Doctor Who), character development, originality etc. Special effects varied between top notch and shite.

All in all, wait for the DVD.



And don't bother watching that either?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on August 31, 2009, 06:40:59 PM
[url]http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/gijoeriseofcobra/[/url]

Saw this yesterday. Lots of fun, wall to wall action. Zero points for dialogue, acting (apart from a former Doctor Who), character development, originality etc. Special effects varied between top notch and shite.

All in all, wait for the DVD.



And don't bother watching that either?


Possibly.

But is was OK. From a technical point of view like.

The DVD will give the interested an insight into how the (sometimes stunning) visuals were achieved as well as giving the interested info on how some of the not so stunning visuals were achieved.
 
The DVD will no doubt contain minutes of lies of the actors gushing about each others talents.

For the record the acting honours are stolen by a former Doctor Who and Jonathan Pryce who hopefully were in the pub when the 'Making of..' DVD was made.

But still well worth a couple of quid on DVD rental like. Ish. Prolly. Like.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Creant Commander of the picklement and baking BAb(Hons) on September 04, 2009, 09:33:10 PM
I have just watched the DVD 23, complete and utter shite IMHO. evil:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on September 26, 2009, 06:56:18 AM
Urgent gift idea required.....

I have a Christening to go to this afternoon - full Roman Catholic Baptism service  eeek:  for a babby.

I have no idea what to take....I already bought presents and that when baby was born. I am not doing silver spoon , photo frame junk. Looking likely to be vouchers but that is a bit uninventive ( is that a word ?)

Any suggestions ?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on September 26, 2009, 07:10:15 AM
Crucifix...
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on September 26, 2009, 07:18:37 AM
Get On Line and Apply for a savings bond (depends on how much you want to spend really) but you can arrange for the bond to be posted to parents and print off the receipt and give it in an envelope with card. ~ Shows more thought than money or gift token. Prolly cost you about £100

Alternatively a children's bible ~ WH Smith do some nice boxed ones specifically for Christenings and since it looks like the child is going to be raised RC (some may say brainwashed) it will get used. Prolly cost you under £50 for a leather bound one or less for a cheaper binding. A suitable inscription in your own fair hand showing the date of the event and your signature (if legible) makes this a unique gift.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on September 26, 2009, 07:32:12 AM
Snoops, with Christmas coming as well you may find I require your personal shopping services more and more  8)

Thanks  lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on September 26, 2009, 07:33:01 AM
Crucifix...

With or without the body on it  lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on September 26, 2009, 07:45:15 AM
Fifty quid... a hundred quid???  eeek:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Just One More on September 26, 2009, 07:54:32 AM
Miss D needs a "Donate" button
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on September 26, 2009, 08:39:26 AM
  rubschin: "With" Figure of "Christ Crucified" comes after confirmation I think.

Plain silver would do for christening but is usually done by Godparents ..... Upgraded to Gold on 21st Birthday.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on September 26, 2009, 08:41:34 AM
Fifty quid... a hundred quid???  eeek:


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Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on September 26, 2009, 08:42:06 AM
Miss D needs a "Donate" button

Bags I get to press it  eyes:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on September 26, 2009, 08:43:04 AM
It might be booby trapped  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on September 26, 2009, 08:50:16 AM
That was the hope  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on September 26, 2009, 09:13:26 AM
Have a spring in your instep this morning, dear hound ,do we ?  lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on September 26, 2009, 09:21:02 AM
Have a spring in your instep this morning, dear hound ,do we ?  lol:
I don't think it is his step you have to worry about...  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on September 26, 2009, 09:26:44 AM
Have a spring in your instep this morning, dear hound ,do we ?  lol:

I don't think it is his step you have to worry about...  noooo:


Answers in the right order  ;D

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Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on October 03, 2009, 10:34:22 PM
The Damned United.

Highest quality British film-making.

Brilliantly acted & written. It doesn't matter whether you like football or not.

Well worth a look.

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on October 04, 2009, 09:41:54 AM
Personally I think Peter Taylor's descendants should sue. I know you can't libel an dead man but Timothy Spall makes an absolute mockery of him.
Michael Sheen does his usual competent portrayal but at times I expected him to morph into Tony Blair.

The book was better than the DVD.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on October 16, 2009, 07:33:12 PM
The 'Oathsworn' trilogy. By Robert Low.

A Viking re-enactor nowadays it seems.  eeek:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Whale-Road-Oathsworn-1/dp/0007215304/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1255721047&sr=8-2

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wolf-Sea-Brothers-Rising-Oathsworn/dp/0007215339/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1255721186&sr=1-4

http://www.amazon.co.uk/White-Raven-Robert-Low/dp/0007262566/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1255721186&sr=1-5

Highly entertaining historical novels about Vikings with big swords and bad attitudes.

Well written with great characters, cracking and often hilarious dialogue with a brilliantly paced storyline to lose oneself in.

For blokes really. Not wimmin like.  angry041:





Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on November 28, 2009, 08:35:22 PM
Just watched 2001 on Blu-Ray like...  rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on December 14, 2009, 11:49:24 AM
Chumscrubber (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Chumscrubber-DVD-Ralph-Fiennes/dp/B000O771Y2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1260791314&sr=8-1)

Watched it last night... what utter, utter shite!  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on December 14, 2009, 11:52:20 AM

That's not in the proper tradition of a GM stylee review  rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on December 14, 2009, 11:53:22 AM
That Amazon have reduced it from £19.99 to £3.98 tells me all I need to know to make an informed decision not to buy.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on December 14, 2009, 11:55:46 AM

That's not in the proper tradition of a GM stylee review  rubschin:

There was no shagging....  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on December 14, 2009, 11:58:03 AM

That's not in the proper tradition of a GM stylee review  rubschin:

There was no shagging....  noooo:

I gathered that from the 15 Certificate.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on December 14, 2009, 08:29:48 PM
That's not in the proper tradition of a GM stylee review  rubschin:

I started a tradition???   eeek:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on December 14, 2009, 08:30:22 PM
Fraid so - U da man  lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on December 14, 2009, 08:37:08 PM
Fraid so - U da man  lol:


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Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on December 14, 2009, 08:38:32 PM
Fraid so - U da man  lol:


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Now u da Smartie...  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on December 14, 2009, 08:40:25 PM
Says the baldy with his head stuck in a bucket   whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on December 18, 2009, 01:28:31 PM
The Notorious Bettie Page (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Notorious-Bettie-Page-DVD/dp/B000MX7YGI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1261142838&sr=8-1)

Utter, utter shite.  noooo:

Lots of tits and bums (and fanny) but no shagging...  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on December 18, 2009, 02:08:49 PM
Are you specialising in crap movies at the moment  rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on December 18, 2009, 02:10:18 PM
Are you specialising in crap movies at the moment  rubschin:

It feels that way...  redface:

We watched a movie the other day and bought the four films that were 'trailered' before it as the movie was good and the trailers looked excellent...

Two to go...  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on December 18, 2009, 02:15:04 PM
I suggest you should just go out  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on December 18, 2009, 02:28:07 PM
Too windy  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on December 18, 2009, 02:39:27 PM
I suggest you should just go out  whistle:

Perhaps....  rubschin:

The other two are Down in the Valley (Edward Norton) and Romance & Cigarettes (Kate Winslet)...

What could go wrong?  Shrugs:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on January 18, 2010, 05:55:52 PM
Mad Men

Anybody seen it...?

I got it for Xmas... it is (IMHO) totally awesome....  cloud9:


Um, no shagging... well, no graphic shagging anyway... plenty of nookie like but no tits or nuffink...  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on January 18, 2010, 06:05:59 PM
Well seeing as I bought it for yours and LL's Christmas pressy and both Pastis and I highly recommended it to you when we all met up I think you'll know what our opinion will be  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on January 18, 2010, 06:07:05 PM
Well seeing as I bought it for yours and LL's Christmas pressy and both Pastis and I highly recommended it to you when we all met up I think you'll know what our opinion will be  whistle:

Oh it was you was it... I never read the labels...  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on January 18, 2010, 06:11:03 PM
Is that why you have your bucket on back to front  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on January 18, 2010, 06:15:13 PM
It had better not be series 3  evil:

We is waiting with the patience of Job for that to roll out here  angel1
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on January 18, 2010, 06:16:43 PM
Have you seen the trailers Pastis  cloud9: ...but no date yet Banghead Banghead Banghead
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on January 18, 2010, 06:18:39 PM
It had better not be series 3  evil:

We is waiting with the patience of Job for that to roll out here  angel1

Series 3... purchased from 'tintermong like...? Only available in America....?  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on January 18, 2010, 07:14:18 PM
Yes, I've been  Drool: Drool: over the trailers ... and yes, no release date  Banghead Banghead

If it begins sooner than late Feb I'm going to miss 2 or 3 in a row  sad32:.  I might have to set up complicated timers on the recorder  noooo:, a weekend's work in itself  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on January 18, 2010, 07:20:47 PM
Can you access iplayer when you are overseas . Or will it be too costly or take up too much time ?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on January 18, 2010, 08:02:21 PM
Yes, I've been  Drool: Drool: over the trailers ... and yes, no release date  Banghead Banghead

If it begins sooner than late Feb I'm going to miss 2 or 3 in a row  sad32:.  I might have to set up complicated timers on the recorder  noooo:, a weekend's work in itself  noooo:

Not to worry... Miss D and I will tell you all about Don's latest exploits...  whistle:

And... um... Peggy....  eyes:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on January 18, 2010, 08:04:19 PM
Pastis likes Betty ( a lot )  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on January 18, 2010, 08:05:36 PM
Pastis likes Betty ( a lot )  whistle:

Oh Betty... you won't believe what Betty gets up to....  shutup:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on January 18, 2010, 08:18:12 PM
Can you access iplayer when you are overseas . Or will it be too costly or take up too much time ?

Out of the question  noooo:

And yes, Betty ...  Drool: Drool:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on January 18, 2010, 08:20:08 PM
Can you access iplayer when you are overseas . Or will it be too costly or take up too much time ?

Out of the question  noooo:

And yes, Betty ...  Drool: Drool:

Betty... the dirty slut...  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on January 18, 2010, 08:23:12 PM
Can you access iplayer when you are overseas . Or will it be too costly or take up too much time ?

Out of the question  noooo:

And yes, Betty ...  Drool: Drool:

Betty... the dirty slut...  noooo:

Surely not!  eeek:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on January 18, 2010, 08:24:12 PM
Can you access iplayer when you are overseas . Or will it be too costly or take up too much time ?

Out of the question  noooo:

And yes, Betty ...  Drool: Drool:

Betty... the dirty slut...  noooo:

Surely not!  eeek:

Disgusting...  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on January 18, 2010, 08:26:25 PM
Can you access iplayer when you are overseas . Or will it be too costly or take up too much time ?

Out of the question  noooo:

And yes, Betty ...  Drool: Drool:

Betty... the dirty slut...  noooo:

Surely not!  eeek:

Disgusting...  noooo:

Available on Amazon.com you say?  rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on January 18, 2010, 08:28:05 PM
Of course because Don is a saint evil:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on January 18, 2010, 08:32:02 PM
Don is brilliant but a troubled soul ... I feel quite an affinity  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on January 18, 2010, 08:33:26 PM
Can you access iplayer when you are overseas . Or will it be too costly or take up too much time ?

Out of the question  noooo:

And yes, Betty ...  Drool: Drool:

Betty... the dirty slut...  noooo:

Surely not!  eeek:

Disgusting...  noooo:

Available on Amazon.com you say?  rubschin:

Check under 'Adult'....  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on January 18, 2010, 08:33:52 PM
Of course because Don is a saint evil:

Poor misunderstood Don...  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on January 18, 2010, 08:34:51 PM
Don is brilliant but a troubled soul ... I feel quite an affinity  whistle:

You creative types are all the same  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on January 18, 2010, 08:37:59 PM
Don is brilliant but a troubled soul ... I feel quite an affinity  whistle:

You creative types are all the same  whistle:


 redface:   
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on January 18, 2010, 08:39:40 PM
Don is brilliant but a troubled soul ... I feel quite an affinity  whistle:

You creative types are all the same  whistle:

I'm more destructive!  eveilgrin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on January 18, 2010, 08:45:50 PM
Don Drooper  lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on January 18, 2010, 08:49:04 PM
Don Drooper  lol:
eeek:

How very dare you?  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on January 18, 2010, 08:55:02 PM
Don Drooper  lol:

Super Drooper beams are gonna blind me
But I won't feel blue
Like I always do
'Cause somewhere in the crowd there's you
    whistle:

 lol: lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Darwins Selection on January 18, 2010, 08:59:49 PM
Quiet flows the Don
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Uncle Mort on January 18, 2010, 09:02:41 PM
Too erudite DS  ;)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on January 18, 2010, 09:04:16 PM
Too erudite DS  ;)

That stuff that you have to mix the two tubes...?  rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Uncle Mort on January 18, 2010, 09:06:13 PM
See what I mean.  8)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on January 18, 2010, 09:07:23 PM
See what I mean.  8)

What?  Shrugs:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on January 18, 2010, 09:07:45 PM
 rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on January 18, 2010, 09:10:55 PM
DS is toying with his Cossacks  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on January 18, 2010, 09:17:48 PM
 cool14:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on January 18, 2010, 09:35:23 PM
Don Drooper  lol:

Super Drooper beams are gonna blind me
But I won't feel blue
Like I always do
'Cause somewhere in the crowd there's you
    whistle:

 lol: lol:



Super Drooper beams are gonna blind me
I'll end up black and blue
Like I'll always do
When I nosedive off of someone's roof


 whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on January 18, 2010, 09:36:49 PM
Don Drooper  lol:

Super Drooper beams are gonna blind me
But I won't feel blue
Like I always do
'Cause somewhere in the crowd there's you
    whistle:

 lol: lol:



Super Drooper beams are gonna blind me
I'll end up black and blue
Like I'll always do
When I nosedive off of someone's roof


 whistle:

 happy001 happy001
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on January 19, 2010, 02:21:20 AM
 evil:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Darwins Selection on January 19, 2010, 12:48:20 PM
See what I mean.  8)

What?  Shrugs:

Pearls>>>>>Swine  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on January 20, 2010, 04:43:46 PM
Romance & Cigarettes (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Romance-Cigarettes-DVD-James-Gandolfini/dp/B000F6ILXW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1264005769&sr=1-1)

Without doubt, the worst file I've ever seen...  noooo:

No shagging... mind you I didn't watch it all...

Utter, utter shite....
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on January 20, 2010, 04:50:48 PM
Was watching 'How the Earth made us ' - new series on BBC2 last night

This I thought was awesome - Crystal Cave in Mexico

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeiMfLmJtzk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeiMfLmJtzk)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on January 20, 2010, 05:22:29 PM
Was watching 'How the Earth made us ' - new series on BBC2 last night

This I thought was awesome - Crystal Cave in Mexico

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeiMfLmJtzk[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeiMfLmJtzk[/url])


 rubschin:

I'll watch that on iPlayer later... on mi Wii like...  cloud9:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on January 20, 2010, 06:12:57 PM
evil:

Well as you seemed to like that so much I may have another crack finishing Baldhemian Rhapsody....  eveilgrin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Just One More on January 20, 2010, 06:17:33 PM
Was watching 'How the Earth made us ' - new series on BBC2 last night

This I thought was awesome - Crystal Cave in Mexico

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeiMfLmJtzk[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeiMfLmJtzk[/url])


I watched that too. Had they not explained that it was natural I would have been convinced it was a film set... as you say, awesome. And I never knew there was such a thing as an ice-suit
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on January 20, 2010, 09:23:19 PM
Was watching 'How the Earth made us ' - new series on BBC2 last night

This I thought was awesome - Crystal Cave in Mexico

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeiMfLmJtzk[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeiMfLmJtzk[/url])


Awesome!  eeek:

And faults sooo close to Cyprus too....  scared2:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on January 21, 2010, 06:50:25 PM
Oi Pastis

Mad Men Season 3 starts on BBC Four on Wed 27 January  cloud9:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on January 21, 2010, 07:17:59 PM
Noted.  cool14:

I'm going to miss 3, 4, possibly 5 what with being away, like. Have you got super cool record to DVD stuff? ... I still only have tape  redface:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on January 21, 2010, 07:20:04 PM
SKY +

I can download them off iplayer for you and copy them to DVD tho 8)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on January 21, 2010, 07:54:48 PM
Noted.  cool14:

I'm going to miss 3, 4, possibly 5 what with being away, like. Have you got super cool record to DVD stuff? ... I still only have tape  redface:

We won't be posting any spoilers on here while you are away, don't you worry....  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on January 21, 2010, 08:39:43 PM
My Own Worst Enemy.

Possibly one of the strangest things I have ever watched. Henry is a consultant living a normal life with his wife, kids dogs and a mini van. Edward is a trained operative who speaks 13 languages, runs a 4 minute mile and is trained to kill. What do they have in common? They both share the same body. But when the technology that seperates them starts to break down these absolute opposites find themselves in each others livesl where they are dangerously out of their element. Christian Slater does a good job of playing the 2 characters and the conversation they have by messages show just how much they dislike each other.

Certainly worth a look
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on January 22, 2010, 05:58:41 AM
My Own Worst Enemy.

Possibly one of the strangest things I have ever watched. Henry is a consultant living a normal life with his wife, kids dogs and a mini van. Edward is a trained operative who speaks 13 languages, runs a 4 minute mile and is trained to kill. What do they have in common? They both share the same body. But when the technology that seperates them starts to break down these absolute opposites find themselves in each others livesl where they are dangerously out of their element. Christian Slater does a good job of playing the 2 characters and the conversation they have by messages show just how much they dislike each other.

Certainly worth a look

Any shagging...?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on January 23, 2010, 11:01:56 PM
Creation.

Biopic of Charles Darwin or at least the events surrounding the death of his daughter.

Beautifully acted. Highly recommended.

GM Styleee review : No shagging and also a surprising lack of car crashes and explosions.



Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on January 29, 2010, 12:22:54 PM
Oi Pastis

Mad Men Season 3 starts on BBC Four on Wed 27 January  cloud9:

I'm just watching it!  eeek:

What a terrific start to the series!
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on January 29, 2010, 02:07:37 PM
Oi Pastis

Mad Men Season 3 starts on BBC Four on Wed 27 January  cloud9:

I'm just watching it!  eeek:

What a terrific start to the series!

Bugger off!  evil:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on January 29, 2010, 02:09:30 PM
 STOP IT BM

It has been sky plused and i will watch it later  evil:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on January 29, 2010, 02:28:26 PM
I'll watch it on Sunday night  razz:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on January 29, 2010, 03:05:29 PM
Oi Pastis

Mad Men Season 3 starts on BBC Four on Wed 27 January  cloud9:

I'm just watching it!  eeek:

What a terrific start to the series!

Bugger off!  evil:

I've just watched the first two!  happy088

That Betty!  eeek:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on January 29, 2010, 03:12:29 PM
I don't have a telly  sad32:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Uncle Mort on January 29, 2010, 03:15:55 PM
perobably for the best seeing as you don't have a licence either.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on January 29, 2010, 03:43:58 PM
Oi Pastis

Mad Men Season 3 starts on BBC Four on Wed 27 January  cloud9:

I'm just watching it!  eeek:

What a terrific start to the series!

Bugger off!  evil:

I've just watched the first two!  happy088

That Betty!  eeek:

 angry041:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on January 29, 2010, 03:44:49 PM
Oi Pastis

Mad Men Season 3 starts on BBC Four on Wed 27 January  cloud9:

I'm just watching it!  eeek:

What a terrific start to the series!

Bugger off!  evil:

I've just watched the first two!  happy088

That Betty!  eeek:

 angry041:


Ooops, what have I said...  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on February 03, 2010, 07:31:03 AM
Telstar

Joe Meek killed himself 43 years ago today!  eeek:

It was pure coincidence that I watched telstar on the (near) anniversary of his death last night but I'm bloody glad I did.

A totally awesome movie!  happy088 happy088 happy088 happy088 happy088

Joe Meek was the world's first independent record producer and became famous with the release of Telstar which was number 1 in Britain and the USA - the biggest selling record of the time.

Those of you of around my age prolly have the ear-worm now but if you don't this is Telstar.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2ybCjf6ras

The film tells Jo's story from the time he set up his recording studio in London. Great recreation of London in the 60s and some beautiful old vehicles.

The acting is superb, the soundtrack is awesome.

Features Con O'Neill, Kevin Spacey, Ralf Little and James Corden.

I urge you to buy/rent/steal this film...

Features man-on-man shagging.

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on February 04, 2010, 12:39:04 PM
Telstar

Joe Meek killed himself 43 years ago today!  eeek:

It was pure coincidence that I watched telstar on the (near) anniversary of his death last night but I'm bloody glad I did.

A totally awesome movie!  happy088 happy088 happy088 happy088 happy088

Joe Meek was the world's first independent record producer and became famous with the release of Telstar which was number 1 in Britain and the USA - the biggest selling record of the time.

Those of you of around my age prolly have the ear-worm now but if you don't this is Telstar.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2ybCjf6ras[/url]

The film tells Jo's story from the time he set up his recording studio in London. Great recreation of London in the 60s and some beautiful old vehicles.

The acting is superb, the soundtrack is awesome.

Features Con O'Neill, Kevin Spacey, Ralf Little and James Corden.

I urge you to buy/rent/steal this film...

Features man-on-man shagging.




Well it would have to .....  if you think about it. rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on February 11, 2010, 07:14:10 PM
Mad Men!  eeek:

 sad24: sad24: sad24:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on February 11, 2010, 07:17:12 PM
NNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO  I haven't watched it yet  evil:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on February 11, 2010, 07:24:12 PM
NNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO  I haven't watched it yet  evil:

[sob], you'll enjoy it like... [sob]
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on February 11, 2010, 07:46:31 PM
 evil:

Anyway MissD, he doesn't know the difference between Peggy and Betty  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on February 11, 2010, 07:47:10 PM
All wimmin look the same to him Mr P  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on February 11, 2010, 07:48:04 PM
evil:

Anyway MissD, he doesn't know the difference between Peggy and Betty  whistle:

 redface:

A mere slip of the keyboard...

Anyhoo....  sad24: sad24: sad24: sad24:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on February 25, 2010, 09:23:42 PM
UP

Watched it last night on Blu-Ray in the minema...

Bloody marvellous, great film, good storey, funny, sad, fantastic picture, etc.

Well recommended....

(no shagging)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on February 27, 2010, 03:24:33 PM
UP

Watched it last night on Blu-Ray in the minema...

Bloody marvellous, great film, good storey, funny, sad, fantastic picture, etc.

Well recommended....

(no shagging)

Watched this last week as well. Agree with all comments above. A must see movie.  happy088
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on February 27, 2010, 03:35:48 PM
Never heard of it  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on February 27, 2010, 03:39:54 PM
Never heard of it  noooo:


Here (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Superset-Blu-ray-Discs-Disc-Digital/dp/B002ZCXT6I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1267285163&sr=8-1)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on February 28, 2010, 01:14:28 PM
Telstar


It was pure coincidence that I watched telstar on the (near) anniversary of his death last night but I'm bloody glad I did.

A totally awesome movie!  happy088 happy088 happy088 happy088 happy088

Joe Meek was the world's first independent record producer and became famous with the release of Telstar which was number 1 in Britain and the USA - the biggest selling record of the time.

The film tells Jo's story from the time he set up his recording studio in London. Great recreation of London in the 60s and some beautiful old vehicles.

The acting is superb, the soundtrack is awesome.

Features Con O'Neill, Kevin Spacey, Ralf Little and James Corden.

I urge you to buy/rent/steal this film...

Features man-on-man shagging.



Watched this film last night and would concur with BM ( not something you are going to hear very often  lol: )

But brilliant performances all round . A very troubled man, as is the plight of many a genius one feels  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Just One More on February 28, 2010, 01:17:37 PM
A very troubled man, as is the plight of many a genius one feels  noooo:

Yes, it can be difficult  ;)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on February 28, 2010, 01:20:13 PM
 lol:

So good of you to bear with us mere mortals  8)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on February 28, 2010, 06:24:19 PM
Telstar


It was pure coincidence that I watched telstar on the (near) anniversary of his death last night but I'm bloody glad I did.

A totally awesome movie!  happy088 happy088 happy088 happy088 happy088

Joe Meek was the world's first independent record producer and became famous with the release of Telstar which was number 1 in Britain and the USA - the biggest selling record of the time.

The film tells Jo's story from the time he set up his recording studio in London. Great recreation of London in the 60s and some beautiful old vehicles.

The acting is superb, the soundtrack is awesome.

Features Con O'Neill, Kevin Spacey, Ralf Little and James Corden.

I urge you to buy/rent/steal this film...

Features man-on-man shagging.



Watched this film last night and would concur with BM ( not something you are going to hear very often  lol: )

But brilliant performances all round . A very troubled man, as is the plight of many a genius one feels  noooo:

Thanks yew!  cloud9:

I am the Pub's Barry Norman to be sure....  cloud9:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on February 28, 2010, 06:25:53 PM
Barry Scott is more probable  lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on February 28, 2010, 06:26:04 PM
Telstar


It was pure coincidence that I watched telstar on the (near) anniversary of his death last night but I'm bloody glad I did.

A totally awesome movie!  happy088 happy088 happy088 happy088 happy088

Joe Meek was the world's first independent record producer and became famous with the release of Telstar which was number 1 in Britain and the USA - the biggest selling record of the time.

The film tells Jo's story from the time he set up his recording studio in London. Great recreation of London in the 60s and some beautiful old vehicles.

The acting is superb, the soundtrack is awesome.

Features Con O'Neill, Kevin Spacey, Ralf Little and James Corden.

I urge you to buy/rent/steal this film...

Features man-on-man shagging.




Watched this film last night and would concur with BM ( not something you are going to hear very often  lol: )

But brilliant performances all round . A very troubled man, as is the plight of many a genius one feels  noooo:


Thanks yew!  cloud9:

I am the Pub's Barry Norman to be sure....  cloud9:


With comb-over to match no doubt.

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.didtheydie.com%2Fmorgue%2Fimages%2Fbarry_norman.jpg&hash=ba460b395210103ac03cf4c46bc1ce56)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on February 28, 2010, 06:36:01 PM
Barry Scott is more probable  lol:
evil:

Anyhooo..it was a great film like....
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on February 28, 2010, 07:15:32 PM
I met Barry Norman once. He has a surprisingly massive nose. You have to duck when he turns his head  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on February 28, 2010, 07:17:57 PM
Yes, I'm sure...  ::)

Anyhoo... my film review like...?  Shrugs:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pirate on February 28, 2010, 08:03:22 PM
Barry Scott is more probable  lol:

WASN'T BARRY SCOTT THE BLOKE WHO USED TO SHOUT AT YOU TO BUY CILLET BANG?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on February 28, 2010, 08:30:12 PM
 lol:

That was him  8)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on March 01, 2010, 02:09:10 PM
Forgot I went to the cinema the other night to watch Lovely Bones.

I didn't cry .....which I did when I read the book, so the film obviously did not convey the same sentiment or brutality that the book did.

The scenes of afterlife, where the main character spent most of the movie  watching , were all very kitsch and just didn't do it for me I'm afraid.  The acting was extremely good though .
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on March 01, 2010, 02:14:58 PM
No shagging?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pirate on March 01, 2010, 02:42:48 PM
No shagging?


Did she go with PT then? Kissing in the back row and all that eyes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sv4v_z0UepM
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on March 01, 2010, 02:46:04 PM
No - didn't go with PT  angel1
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 09, 2010, 07:26:04 PM
No - didn't go with PT  angel1

He just happened to be sitting in the seat next to you.....  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on March 12, 2010, 10:18:08 PM
An Education

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffarm4.static.flickr.com%2F3521%2F3724649776_7e122cc222.jpg&hash=675fb89bcc5be93d59432a3a22f60fdd)

Excellent acting ....loved Alfred Molina and Carey Mulligan excellent as 16 yr old schoolgirl ( highly intelligent who has geared her life up to this point to getting into Oxford)   but then  falls for the charms of a charismatic older man who is not what he seems ( are they ever  whistle: )

Simple story set in the 60's - story of a first love ( the proper education  ;) )

No gratuitous shagging  - but implied naughties
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on March 13, 2010, 03:42:28 PM
Saw the above on one of the flights ... still trying to remember whose biog it was based upon  rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on March 18, 2010, 08:25:38 PM
Telstar


It was pure coincidence that I watched telstar on the (near) anniversary of his death last night but I'm bloody glad I did.

A totally awesome movie!  happy088 happy088 happy088 happy088 happy088

Joe Meek was the world's first independent record producer and became famous with the release of Telstar which was number 1 in Britain and the USA - the biggest selling record of the time.

The film tells Jo's story from the time he set up his recording studio in London. Great recreation of London in the 60s and some beautiful old vehicles.

The acting is superb, the soundtrack is awesome.

Features Con O'Neill, Kevin Spacey, Ralf Little and James Corden.

I urge you to buy/rent/steal this film...

Features man-on-man shagging.



Watched this film last night and would concur with BM ( not something you are going to hear very often  lol: )

But brilliant performances all round . A very troubled man, as is the plight of many a genius one feels  noooo:

Thanks yew!  cloud9:

I am the Pub's Barry Norman to be sure....  cloud9:

Just watched it for the second time....

Cried my eyes out...  redface:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on March 18, 2010, 08:46:26 PM
 happy100
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on March 19, 2010, 07:33:56 AM
happy100

Thanks you... [sob]
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on March 29, 2010, 07:35:34 PM
Watched Telstar last nite.

Excellent stuff. Highly recommended.  happy088
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on March 30, 2010, 09:48:25 AM
Watched Telstar last nite.

Excellent stuff. Highly recommended.  happy088

Like I said like....  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on April 01, 2010, 03:36:53 PM
Yes Baz.  lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on April 01, 2010, 03:41:22 PM
Yes Baz.  lol:

 lol: lol: lol:

Going to watch Frost/Nixon again tonight - have you seen it?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on April 01, 2010, 03:43:38 PM
Yes Baz.  lol:

 lol: lol: lol:

Going to watch Frost/Nixon again tonight - have you seen it?

I have. Good stuff. No shagging if I recall.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on April 01, 2010, 03:44:30 PM
Some of us are old enough to have seen the original  whistle:

Prolly well past your bedtime of course.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on April 01, 2010, 03:45:20 PM
Yes Baz.  lol:

 lol: lol: lol:

Going to watch Frost/Nixon again tonight - have you seen it?

I have. Good stuff. No shagging if I recall.

Correct - no shagging...

Snoopy - I have the original on DVD too...
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on April 01, 2010, 03:46:18 PM
I meant when it was first broadcast ~ 1977 as I recall  ::)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on April 01, 2010, 03:46:52 PM
I meant when it was first broadcast ~ 1977 as I recall  ::)

I was seventeen... no interest in that stuff then...  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on April 01, 2010, 03:51:12 PM
And I was 30 and had been closely following the unfolding story.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on April 01, 2010, 03:53:20 PM
And I was 30 and had been closely following the unfolding story.

My bad then...
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on April 01, 2010, 03:55:43 PM
And I was 30 and had been closely following the unfolding story.

My bad then...

Your what????????????????????
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on April 01, 2010, 03:59:26 PM
And I was 30 and had been closely following the unfolding story.

My bad then...

Your what????????????????????

My bad...
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on April 01, 2010, 04:05:51 PM
 confused2: Sorry but Gibberish is one of the many languages I have yet to master.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on April 01, 2010, 04:14:15 PM
'My bad' = I am naughty and deserve a slap. Simples innit.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on April 01, 2010, 04:40:24 PM
confused2: Sorry but Gibberish is one of the many languages I have yet to master.


 ::)

My bad (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=my+bad)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on April 01, 2010, 04:53:44 PM
Quote
Persons of an older generation can find this quite annoying to hear when expecting an actual apology.

Count me in...  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on April 01, 2010, 05:39:23 PM
I am down wiv de kids innit!
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on April 02, 2010, 06:55:48 AM
Don't you think you're a little old for this sort of thing?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on April 02, 2010, 07:01:38 AM
Don't you think you're a little old for this sort of thing?

Oh no....  lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 02, 2010, 07:02:27 AM
Don't you think you're a little old for this sort of thing?

Are we talking real age or maturity here Snoops - they are very different where BM is concerned  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on April 02, 2010, 07:03:32 AM
Don't you think you're a little old for this sort of thing?

Are we talking real age or maturity here Snoops - they are very different where BM is concerned  whistle:

Don't you start!  evil:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 02, 2010, 07:04:26 AM
Or what  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on April 02, 2010, 07:10:46 AM
Or what  whistle:

 Spank2: again!  eyes:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on April 02, 2010, 07:11:22 AM
I see Miss D ~ so you are saying he acts his shoe size when he should act his age.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on April 02, 2010, 07:11:58 AM
I see Miss D ~ so you are saying he acts his shoe size when he should act his age.

42 instead of 49...?  rubschin:

Possible I suppose....  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on April 02, 2010, 07:15:32 AM
We're talking age not IQ  ::)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on April 02, 2010, 07:49:24 AM
Anywho. As mrs TG has fecked off to Liverpool for the weekend to attend her daughters hen party I shall be watching this at some point.

http://www.harrybrownthemovie.co.uk/

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on April 02, 2010, 07:52:13 AM
Anywho. As mrs TG has fecked off to Liverpool for the weekend to attend her daughters hen party I shall be watching this at some point.

[url]http://www.harrybrownthemovie.co.uk/[/url]




Looks excellent!

Looking forward to the review....
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on April 02, 2010, 08:01:01 AM
Anywho. As mrs TG has fecked off to Liverpool for the weekend to attend her daughters hen party I shall be watching this at some point.

[url]http://www.harrybrownthemovie.co.uk/[/url]




When did Mothers start going on their daughter's hen party?  eeek:

It ain't natural  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on April 02, 2010, 08:37:43 AM
I dunno.

I could have gone to the stag party but its in Bristol or somewhere equally unlikely.  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on April 02, 2010, 08:41:54 AM
Rather cramps the youngster's style I would have thought.


Bit like taking your granny to Amsterdam ~ if you get my drift.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on April 02, 2010, 04:22:48 PM
Someone moved out last week. At our place we have an informal arrangement about leaving unwanted possessions in the hall for others to acquire or leave alone ~ it works pretty well  8)

Just picked up Jean de Florette and Manon des Source, late 80's, Claude Berri direction after the Pagnol novel. Seen them both before but they still pluck at the heartstrings  sad24:

Watched the first one last night... Manon tonight prolly
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on April 02, 2010, 04:45:26 PM
FLM has satellite TV. I plan a Star Trek fest this evening  cloud9:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on April 02, 2010, 05:27:11 PM
I'd have thought Cat Woman for Bertie would be more appropriate  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 02, 2010, 05:41:04 PM
Such a shite film though ....the skin tight PVC suit can only hold your attention for so long  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Tipsy Gipsy on April 02, 2010, 05:43:01 PM
Someone moved out last week. At our place we have an informal arrangement about leaving unwanted possessions in the hall for others to acquire or leave alone ~ it works pretty well  8)

Just picked up Jean de Florette and Manon des Source, late 80's, Claude Berri direction after the Pagnol novel. Seen them both before but they still pluck at the heartstrings  sad24:

Watched the first one last night... Manon tonight prolly


 cloud9:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on April 02, 2010, 05:46:30 PM
I'd have thought Cat Woman for Bertie would be more appropriate  whistle:

Ooo. Michelle Pfeiffer  rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on April 02, 2010, 05:57:32 PM
Such a shite film though ....the skin tight PVC suit can only hold your attention for so long  noooo:

Speak for yourself. evil:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Mrs TG on April 02, 2010, 06:57:32 PM
Rather cramps the youngster's style I would have thought.


Bit like taking your granny to Amsterdam ~ if you get my drift.

i am a young mum...tis sign of times...trendy mums ! and i wont be the oldest there....LOL

Only 1 month till wedding now.... eyes:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on April 03, 2010, 06:17:34 AM
Yes Baz.  lol:

 lol: lol: lol:

Going to watch Frost/Nixon again tonight - have you seen it?

I have. Good stuff. No shagging if I recall.

Excellent second time around too - although watching the original tapes straight after prolly wasn't a brilliant idea...  sleep017
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on April 03, 2010, 09:10:56 AM
Not watched Harry brown yet. Got distracted by Transformers 2 (its amazing what you find yourself ordering from Lovefilm when your pissed).  noooo:

Superb special effects and spectacular set pieces. All marred by high speed pop video editing that seems to be Michael Beys trademark.

Great sound and picture on Blu-Ray but all things considered a load of shite.

Prolly best avoided unless you have some kids around and you can pretend you rented it for them.  happy088

No shagging but a few laughs.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on April 03, 2010, 09:12:19 AM
Not watched Harry brown yet. Got distracted by Transformers 2 (its amazing what you find yourself ordering from Lovefilm when your pissed).  noooo:

Superb special effects and spectacular set pieces. All marred by high speed pop video editing that seems to be Michael Beys trademark.

Great sound and picture on Blu-Ray but all things considered a load of shite.

Prolly best avoided unless you have some kids around and you can pretend you rented it for them.  happy088

No shagging but a few laughs.

I shall pass on that then...

Keen to hear about Harry Brown tho...

Also waiting for Four Lions to come out....  cloud9:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Darwins Selection on April 03, 2010, 02:48:59 PM
I have seen Harry Brown, quite good. If a bit strong on the language.

I am a Michael Caine fan, so it would have to be a very bad film not to enjoy it.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on April 03, 2010, 02:58:29 PM
I have seen Harry Brown, quite good. If a bit strong on the language.

I am a Michael Caine fan, so it would have to be a very bad film not to enjoy it.

Like... um Little Voice for example...?  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Darwins Selection on April 03, 2010, 03:11:28 PM
I have seen Harry Brown, quite good. If a bit strong on the language.

I am a Michael Caine fan, so it would have to be a very bad film not to enjoy it.

Like... um Little Voice for example...?  whistle:

Yes, that would be a suitable low tide mark.

Presumably you liked Little Voice as there was some shagging in it?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on April 03, 2010, 03:24:53 PM
I have seen Harry Brown, quite good. If a bit strong on the language.

I am a Michael Caine fan, so it would have to be a very bad film not to enjoy it.

Like... um Little Voice for example...?  whistle:

Yes, that would be a suitable low tide mark.

Presumably you liked Little Voice as there was some shagging in it?

Oh contraire...  noooo:

I thought it was the worst film I've ever seen in my life and shame on Caine for appearing in it...

However, there are other 'experts' who post here who believe it to be a cinematic masterpiece....  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on April 03, 2010, 06:37:30 PM
You are Scottish, fry something.

Just wotched the new Doctor Who.

Highly entertaining.

The new bloke will be allright I think.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on April 04, 2010, 02:25:02 AM
I have seen Harry Brown, quite good. If a bit strong on the language.

I am a Michael Caine fan, so it would have to be a very bad film not to enjoy it.

Like... um Little Voice for example...?  whistle:

Yes, that would be a suitable low tide mark.

Presumably you liked Little Voice as there was some shagging in it?

Oh contraire...  noooo:

I thought it was the worst film I've ever seen in my life and shame on Caine for appearing in it...

However, there are other 'experts' who post here who believe it to be a cinematic masterpiece....  whistle:

I can't remember if I've mentioned it on here before but I'll see your Little Voice and raise you Repo - The Genetic Opera for the title of worse film you will ever see in your life.  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on April 04, 2010, 09:34:04 AM
I have seen Harry Brown, quite good. If a bit strong on the language.

I am a Michael Caine fan, so it would have to be a very bad film not to enjoy it.

Like... um Little Voice for example...?  whistle:

Yes, that would be a suitable low tide mark.

Presumably you liked Little Voice as there was some shagging in it?

Oh contraire...  noooo:

I thought it was the worst film I've ever seen in my life and shame on Caine for appearing in it...

However, there are other 'experts' who post here who believe it to be a cinematic masterpiece....  whistle:

Caine himself admits that some films he makes because they are good and some films he makes because somebody pays him to.

We had a long chat about film making and life in general one night, during the making of "The Fourth Protocol".
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 04, 2010, 09:45:29 AM
Can we have a name dropping emoticon please ?  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on April 04, 2010, 09:49:32 AM
Can we have a name dropping emoticon please ?  whistle:

 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on April 04, 2010, 10:02:26 AM
Can we have a name dropping emoticon please ?  whistle:


Like this you mean (https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.freesmileys.org%2Fsmileys%2Fsmiley-green%2Fgreensmilies-029.gif&hash=1e7f530f286ce633cbb7014a4b9d9ca5)


See ~ Green with Envy.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 04, 2010, 10:04:34 AM
That's too clever for me ...... lol:

Can we have someone literally just dropping names  - I'd get that then  lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on April 04, 2010, 10:07:38 AM
Did I tell you about the drinking session I had with Gene Hackman?
(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fgraphics8.nytimes.com%2Fimages%2F2004%2F10%2F11%2Fmovies%2F11REEVE2.2.jpg&hash=eacbaed1ab6b15e411018a66e8c6943a)

Mind you Chris Reeve was a bit of an arse.  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Darwins Selection on April 04, 2010, 08:48:04 PM
Did I tell you about the drinking session I had with Gene Hackman?
([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fgraphics8.nytimes.com%2Fimages%2F2004%2F10%2F11%2Fmovies%2F11REEVE2.2.jpg&hash=eacbaed1ab6b15e411018a66e8c6943a[/url])

Mind you Chris Reeve was a bit of an arse.  whistle:


Your arms were even shorter back then
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on April 09, 2010, 08:06:41 AM
Bought some new CDs for use in the car this week, including this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8LL1x6J2rU&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8LL1x6J2rU&feature=related)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on April 09, 2010, 08:15:22 AM
Got this too  cloud9:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nUyA4tfpyI&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nUyA4tfpyI&feature=related)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on April 09, 2010, 12:33:33 PM
Should have said ~ I would have ripped copies of mine for you.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on April 09, 2010, 12:44:21 PM
Wouldn't this do as a Sig? :

Paco de Lucia, Concierto de Aranjuez, Adagio  cloud9:

Don't really need the YouTube clip sitting in there   noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on April 09, 2010, 12:45:18 PM
Wouldn't this do as a Sig? :

Paco de Lucia, Concierto de Aranjuez, Adagio  cloud9:

Don't really need the YouTube clip sitting in there   noooo:


But that wouldn't be nearly as annoying now would it?   ::)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on April 09, 2010, 01:34:02 PM
Wouldn't this do as a Sig? :

Paco de Lucia, Concierto de Aranjuez, Adagio  cloud9:

Don't really need the YouTube clip sitting in there   noooo:


But that wouldn't be nearly as annoying now would it?   ::)

You're not wrong there  ::)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on April 09, 2010, 01:52:47 PM
Wouldn't this do as a Sig? :

Paco de Lucia, Concierto de Aranjuez, Adagio  cloud9:

Don't really need the YouTube clip sitting in there   noooo:


But that wouldn't be nearly as annoying now would it?   ::)
eveilgrin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on April 09, 2010, 05:37:42 PM
Petey designs a new exercise regime for Miss D....  eeek:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNR74UCidBI&feature=player_embedded
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 09, 2010, 06:09:33 PM
 eeek: eeek: eeek: eeek: eeek: eeek:

 scared2:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on April 09, 2010, 06:18:43 PM
 rubschin:

You could be Dorothy ...
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 09, 2010, 06:23:37 PM
Thank you VP Lord  lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on April 09, 2010, 06:33:41 PM
Yay, I like that  razz:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on April 09, 2010, 07:05:51 PM
She did that thing with the apple when she was here....  eeek:

Couldn't lift the bloody hoover tho....  cussing:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on April 09, 2010, 07:14:34 PM
WOT?  eeek:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pirate on April 09, 2010, 07:18:59 PM
And what were you doing...while she was doing her thing with the apple  eyes:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on April 09, 2010, 08:28:36 PM
And what were you doing...while she was doing her thing with the apple  eyes:

Filming....  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Just One More on April 10, 2010, 06:18:37 AM
That's some video BM. But can she tie the apple stalk into a knot with her tongue like Sherilyn Fenn did with a cherry stalk in Twin Peaks  cloud9:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 10, 2010, 06:20:58 AM
You're never satisfied are  you ?  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Just One More on April 10, 2010, 06:25:39 AM
In-frequently  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on April 10, 2010, 06:45:53 AM
That's some video BM. But can she tie the apple stalk into a knot with her tongue like Sherilyn Fenn did with a cherry stalk in Twin Peaks  cloud9:

Well, her tongue is certainly agile....  rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Tipsy Gipsy on April 13, 2010, 10:36:32 PM
Tonight.  The Tour of Turkey and

www.youtube.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9yiHKaAEGQ



Class
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: tel on April 16, 2010, 08:21:52 AM
One for BM?

http://www.themenwhostareatgoatsmovie.com/#home
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on April 16, 2010, 10:00:34 AM
One for BM?

[url]http://www.themenwhostareatgoatsmovie.com/#home[/url]


I think it looks good...  ;D
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on April 30, 2010, 08:21:28 PM
(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fnewsimg.bbc.co.uk%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F47727000%2Fjpg%2F_47727740_bookcoverkeyboard.jpg&hash=2ba0d7574bc3341264d1e69d3eb56ded)

Perhaps BM can review this book for us.  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on May 22, 2010, 11:52:10 AM
One for BM?

[url]http://www.themenwhostareatgoatsmovie.com/#home[/url]


I think it looks good...  ;D


I watched this last night. Rather enjoyed it. Great cast. Some laughs.No shagging.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 22, 2010, 12:46:49 PM
One for BM?

[url]http://www.themenwhostareatgoatsmovie.com/#home[/url]


I think it looks good...  ;D


I watched this last night. Rather enjoyed it. Great cast. Some laughs.No shagging.


I shall order it then!  happy088

Am also going to order The Italian Job and North by Northwest on Blu-Ray - the reviews are excellent...

Miss D can mule them out for me....  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on May 23, 2010, 03:56:47 PM
and so it begins  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 23, 2010, 04:04:25 PM
and so it begins  noooo:

 redface:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on May 23, 2010, 05:23:02 PM

Am also going to order The Italian Job and North by Northwest on Blu-Ray - the reviews are excellent...

Miss D can mule them out for me....  whistle:

I hope you're referring to the original and not the shite remake  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 23, 2010, 05:26:55 PM

Am also going to order The Italian Job and North by Northwest on Blu-Ray - the reviews are excellent...

Miss D can mule them out for me....  whistle:


I hope you're referring to the original and not the shite remake  whistle:


The 40th Anniversary edition on Blu-Ray like.... (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Italian-Job-40th-Anniversary-Blu-ray/dp/B001SAO38Q/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1274635556&sr=1-4)  cloud9:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on May 23, 2010, 05:28:21 PM
 happy088
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on May 23, 2010, 05:29:41 PM
BM - you are allowed a maximum of 10 DVD's that I will carry . Any more compromising on my luggage space and you and I will be having words  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 23, 2010, 05:30:25 PM
BM - you are allowed a maximum of 10 DVD's that I will carry . Any more compromising on my luggage space and you and I will be having words  whistle:

Ten eh...?  rubschin:

How about other stuff... cables and the like...?  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on May 23, 2010, 05:31:28 PM
I will need weight and dimensions before I am prepared to consider.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 23, 2010, 05:33:26 PM
I will need weight and dimensions before I am prepared to consider.

 Banghead

Oh don't bother - I shall pay extortionate shipping charges instead...  sad24:

Bread and water okay for you is it...?  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pirate on May 23, 2010, 08:37:15 PM

Am also going to order The Italian Job and North by Northwest on Blu-Ray - the reviews are excellent...

Miss D can mule them out for me....  whistle:


I hope you're referring to the original and not the shite remake  whistle:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8g_GeQR8fJo
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Uncle Mort on June 08, 2010, 12:35:24 PM
Just watched Cloverfield, dont waste yr time an money....thats all i can say..very dissapointed.. sad32:

Watched it last night on TV ~ I quite enjoyed it.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on June 08, 2010, 12:45:46 PM
In London tomorrow I intend to hunt out a cheap DVD of the excellent Day of the Jackal. A great travelogue with added killing.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on June 10, 2010, 02:19:20 PM
Also, just opened at Tate Britain apparently Rude Britannia. Might take it in along with the photo one at the Modern.

An interesting article here:

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/features/naughty-by-nature-why-has-britain-become-so-rude-1995950.html

 lol:

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on June 10, 2010, 02:23:45 PM
So this is art then...? (https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.freesmileys.org%2Fsmileys%2Fsmiley-taunt001.gif&hash=293883c4f60a0bd0c091c36f36ff75a3) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)


 rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on June 10, 2010, 02:29:38 PM
In the context of the Tate, it must be  lol:

Oh, and if you don't agree with me, read the last two lines of the article  ;)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on June 10, 2010, 02:34:19 PM
In the context of the Tate, it must be  lol:

Oh, and if you don't agree with me, read the last two lines of the article  ;)

 lol: lol: lol:

I didn't read that far...  redface:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on July 10, 2010, 06:47:07 AM
We watched 'Nowhere Boy' last night . I know it was on telly the other night but I didn't catch it and I don't know if it has already been reviewed but tbh can't be arsed to check.

Anyhoo's ....bloody brilliant

Story of the relationship John Lennon had with his aunt, who raised him, and his mother. Acting is superb. Funny , sad and insightful.

If you haven't seen it , watch it  happy088


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Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on July 10, 2010, 06:51:42 AM
Bah! I was just going to review that!  cussing:

As Miss D says - awesome move, highly recommended!  happy088

The entire cast were absolutely spot on - very impressed...

Quote from: Amazon
Synopsis
The true story of John Lennon's troubled childhood and difficult relationship with his family is brought to the screen in this period drama. Young John (Alex Ambrose) is a bright but sharp-tongued boy living in the coastal town of Liverpool during the 1950s with his aunt Mimi (Kristin Scott Thomas) and uncle George (David Threlfall). John's father walked out on the family when he was four years old, and the boy was given to Mimi to raise, even though his mother, Julia (Anne-Marie Duff), was still alive. While Mimi's straight-laced nature runs counter to John's more reckless personality, they clearly love one another and the household is thrown into chaos when George dies suddenly. At the funeral, teenage John (now played by Aaron Johnson - KICKASS) sees Julia, and learns to his surprise that she lives only a few blocks away from Mimi. John pays her a visit, and Julia gratefully welcomes him back into her life. Julia's personality is a much closer fit to John than Mimi, and she encourages his love for writing and music, teaching him to play the banjo. However, John's renewed relationship with Julia brings up a number of unanswered questions, and causes new tensions between Mimi and John. And as rock & roll becomes the hot new sound of the day, John falls in love with the bold new music and makes a friend who is interested in forming a band, Paul (Thomas Brodie Sangster). The first feature film from artist-turned-director Sam Taylor-Wood.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on July 17, 2010, 07:14:13 PM
Just watched Harry Brown (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Harry-Brown-DVD-Jamie-Downey/dp/B002XWV3CC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1279394001&sr=1-1) in the minema... most excellent!  eveilgrin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on July 17, 2010, 07:19:55 PM
Just watched Downfall. Crikey!

Bruno Ganz is remarkable
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on July 18, 2010, 04:25:40 AM
As I said on June 29 2008 (http://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/index.php?topic=4097.msg82059#msg82059).....  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on July 24, 2010, 04:14:06 PM
150 pages into this at the moment:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Passage-Justin-Cronin/dp/0752897845/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1279987555&sr=8-1

I tend to stick to non-fiction mostly these days but the hype surrounding this tempted me so I got it from the library.

The words 'unputdownable' and phrases like 'keep you up to the early hours' are over used in reviewing books of this type but in this case they are warranted.

A superbly written thriller with strong, believable characters and a relentless plot.

Recommended.

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on July 24, 2010, 04:15:37 PM
Cool ...I am looking for some books to take on holiday   8)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on July 24, 2010, 04:16:39 PM
ANOTHER holiday?  evil:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on July 24, 2010, 04:18:50 PM
That's right...yet another one and when I come back I will start to plan another one and another one and another one......is that ok with you dear  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on July 24, 2010, 04:21:48 PM
ANOTHER holiday?  evil:

Miss D is taking the BP holiday tour so she will rock up at your door eventually  eveilgrin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on July 24, 2010, 04:25:11 PM
Cool ...I am looking for some books to take on holiday   8)

Its a big fecker. 700+pages. Might boost the luggage payments.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on July 24, 2010, 04:33:45 PM
Oh bugger.....any good  lightweight paperbacks then  rubschin:

On that note why don' they use stronger glue with book binding. I have rarely returned from anywhere hot with my book intact , in fact returning with my book at all  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on July 24, 2010, 08:37:02 PM
Watched 'A Single Man'  starring Colin Firth tonight ..... sad24: sad32: sad24: sad32: sad24: sad32: sad24: sad32:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on July 24, 2010, 09:32:21 PM
Watched 'A Single Man'  starring Colin Firth tonight ..... sad24: sad32: sad24: sad32: sad24: sad32: sad24: sad32:

 happy100
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on July 25, 2010, 07:47:04 PM
Wallander; series 1 > 13, repeated Ch.4 I think.   happy088
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on July 26, 2010, 06:03:43 AM
Am now halfway through Mandleson's book  eeek: Very revealing insights. Confirmation of much we thought we knew etc.





(No shagging)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on July 27, 2010, 06:08:20 PM
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January Jones steals the show as 'Genius' Mad Men premieres its fourth season to rave reviews in U.S. - {astis will be a happy man ( she is the blonde one  ::) )

Mad Men will be broadcast on BBC4 in the UK, there's no word yet about when season four will premiere.   cloud9: cloud9: cloud9: cloud9:


Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on July 27, 2010, 06:24:59 PM
For those that don't know ...

http://www.google.co.uk/images?rls=ig&hl=en&q=january+jones&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=UiNPTIT2BcjY4gbns5DoBw&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CC4QsAQwAA&biw=1521&bih=948

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I mean, what is there not to like  Drool:

Obviously in Mad Men she's the cool ice Maiden Betty Draper, but...  rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on July 28, 2010, 12:39:50 PM
No pictures of Red...?  sadsmiley45:

BTW who was my #5 - I've forgotten....  redface:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on July 28, 2010, 01:41:17 PM
#5 is Chicken with cashew nuts  ::)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on July 28, 2010, 02:26:42 PM
#5 is Chicken with cashew nuts  ::)

Not THAT list...  ::)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on July 28, 2010, 02:31:51 PM
Ok then  ::)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/7908873/Minister-praises-Mad-Men-star-Christina-Hendricks-as-perfect-role-model.html
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on July 28, 2010, 05:03:57 PM
Red was his number 1 don't forget Pastis  whistle:

Then there was Lucy the weather girl off sky ....

Can't remember the others  redface:


This is the top 5 list of famous people you would like to shag ...Sunday lunch conversation  redface: redface: redface:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on July 28, 2010, 05:29:55 PM
Oh! Very bloody Islington. lol:


























Er is that the 5 I would like to shag or can it include any I'd like to shag again?
Not that I want to play ~ just wondered like  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on July 29, 2010, 06:19:47 AM
Red was his number 1 don't forget Pastis  whistle:

Then there was Lucy the weather girl off sky ....

Can't remember the others  redface:


This is the top 5 list of famous people you would like to shag ...Sunday lunch conversation  redface: redface: redface:

Red
Lucy Verswarmi the Sky weather girl
Kirsty Alsop
Nigella

I'm stuck on the last one like....  rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on July 29, 2010, 06:22:02 AM

Er is that the 5 I would like to shag or can it include any I'd like to shag again?
Not that I want to play ~ just wondered like  whistle:

Well you can shag them again if we would know who they are like  rubschin: ...not just famous as in one of Snoopy's conquests  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on July 29, 2010, 06:30:27 AM
Pastis can't even remember playing the game ..... whistle:

I told him it was ok and we didn't laugh too much when he said Bella Emberg   noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on July 29, 2010, 06:31:15 AM
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 eyes:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on July 29, 2010, 06:32:02 AM
Pastis can't even remember playing the game ..... whistle:

I told him it was ok and we didn't laugh too much when he said Bella Emberg   noooo:

And Fred Flintstone's wife....  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on July 29, 2010, 06:34:43 AM
Your 5th one was a blonde but I can't remember who ....( apart from LL of course ) who you stressed over and over again would be your 1st choice  lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on July 29, 2010, 06:39:04 AM
Your 5th one was a blonde but I can't remember who ....( apart from LL of course ) who you stressed over and over again would be your 1st choice  lol:

Blonde eh....  rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on July 29, 2010, 07:36:24 AM
It's coming back to me  rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on July 29, 2010, 08:54:04 AM
Juliette Binoche  Drool:


(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs1.postimage.org%2F8qSPi.jpg&hash=330c2e0196c8dc589666fc503dea3e5d) (http://www.postimage.org/)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on July 29, 2010, 09:09:34 AM
Juliette Binoche  Drool:


([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs1.postimage.org%2F8qSPi.jpg&hash=330c2e0196c8dc589666fc503dea3e5d[/url]) ([url]http://www.postimage.org/[/url])



Four more then....  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Just One More on July 29, 2010, 06:52:21 PM
If we're talking about as they are now...

Cressida Wilson (Adios and other ads)

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs2.postimage.org%2FEUCsr.jpg&hash=f63464076eabb8493560af44b95ea5ac) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=TsEUCsr)

Lisa Burke (another Sky weather girl)

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Sandra Bullock

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Sophie Dahl

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs3.postimage.org%2FgKzkS.jpg&hash=2992ba1c7dceb90f9e2bb005897991e8) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqgKzkS)

Katie Melua

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If we are talking in the past, Sophia Loren, Raquel Welch and Olivia Newton John would be at the front of the queue and the five above wouldn't get a look in. I'm sure they'll get over it though
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on July 29, 2010, 07:16:05 PM
Lisa Burke...?  noooo:

You'd have to put something in her mouth to shut her up... what a ghastly accent....  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on July 29, 2010, 07:22:18 PM
In her mouth, you say?  rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on July 29, 2010, 07:23:09 PM
In her mouth, you say?  rubschin:

Oh yes...  rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on July 29, 2010, 07:31:35 PM
I'll have to find you my werst possible piccy of Kiera Knightly in that regard ....  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on July 29, 2010, 07:33:24 PM
I'll have to find you my werst possible piccy of Kiera Knightly in that regard ....  whistle:

 eeek:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on July 29, 2010, 07:37:41 PM
I saw Kiera Knightley's mum nekkid once
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on July 29, 2010, 07:40:03 PM
I saw Kiera Knightley's mum nekkid once

Did she see you nekkid?  eeek:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on July 29, 2010, 07:41:35 PM
I'll have to find you my werst possible piccy of Kiera Knightly in that regard ....  whistle:


 eeek:


It was a serious Photoshop discussion about image manipulation, filters, levels, colours etc. Me and mi' mate were discussing the percentage of magenta reduction on an image when he suddenly sent over an image and said ...
"If there was ever a picture that cried out for something extra, then ... "

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs2.postimage.org%2FF2zaJ.jpg&hash=7607c3dd9ea060b01700252981871db1) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=TsF2zaJ)

 eeek: 

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on July 29, 2010, 07:41:40 PM
I saw Kiera Knightley's mum nekkid once


Did she see you nekkid?  eeek:


Yes ...he looked like this  whistle:
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Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on July 29, 2010, 07:42:54 PM
I saw Kiera Knightley's mum nekkid once


Did she see you nekkid?  eeek:


Yes ...he looked like this  whistle:
([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fdicktersbedpan.files.wordpress.com%2F2009%2F05%2Fginger-man2.jpg&hash=b7933bf45bed1751c32904c35f4169b5[/url])


 whacky115
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on July 29, 2010, 07:43:55 PM
 doh:

Ginger man  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on July 29, 2010, 07:44:16 PM
I saw Kiera Knightley's mum nekkid once


Did she see you nekkid?  eeek:


Yes ...he looked like this  whistle:
([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fdicktersbedpan.files.wordpress.com%2F2009%2F05%2Fginger-man2.jpg&hash=b7933bf45bed1751c32904c35f4169b5[/url])


 whacky115



It's a GINGER bread man you numpty!
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on July 29, 2010, 07:44:42 PM
 cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pirate on July 29, 2010, 08:24:45 PM
I saw Kiera Knightley's mum nekkid once

When she was a baby?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on July 29, 2010, 09:00:33 PM
I saw Kiera Knightley's mum nekkid once

Hence the reatraining order  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Just One More on July 29, 2010, 09:24:35 PM
Lisa Burke...?  noooo:

You'd have to put something in her mouth to shut her up... what a ghastly accent....  noooo:

It's the accent that's the clincher for me. One mans meat etc  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on July 30, 2010, 05:26:58 AM
Lisa Burke...?  noooo:

You'd have to put something in her mouth to shut her up... what a ghastly accent....  noooo:

It's the accent that's the clincher for me. One mans meat etc  whistle:

 shutup:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Just One More on July 30, 2010, 05:47:04 AM
I'll set em up, you hit em
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on July 30, 2010, 05:48:30 AM
I'll set em up, you hit em

 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on August 04, 2010, 07:52:08 AM
Inception - Sponsored by confused.com

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F1.bp.blogspot.com%2F_GIchwvJ-aNk%2FTDzlecCFR9I%2FAAAAAAAASzU%2FTweOoEiiw78%2Fs800%2Finception%2Bmovie%2Bposter.jpg&hash=48ab46d4425c6538332111ce9873be30)

A few matrix stylee, anti gravity fighting scenes. No shagging . Complex plot involves delving into different layer dream states to implant information to affect real time  ...or does it  rubschin:

Anyways down to the important stuff  Leonardo has never looked hotter ...and I don't normally go for blonde guys  lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on August 04, 2010, 07:55:28 AM
Inception - Sponsored by confused.com

A few matrix stylee, anti gravity fighting scenes. No shagging . Complex plot involves delving into different layer dream states to implant information to affect real time  ...or does it  rubschin:



So you wish you'd gone to see Toy Story 3 instead then?  lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on August 04, 2010, 08:00:42 AM
I wanted to see Toy Story 3 but was out voted  angry041:

TBH the premise of the film was good, but it got lost half way through trying to be a bit James Bondy  ::) . They could have done much more with the plot and made it a lot more darker and twisted  Sinister:

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on August 07, 2010, 02:45:03 PM
Saw Inception yesterday. Liked it a lot.

You have 2 choices here, have a few beers first and leave your brain at home and enjoy the action and special effects.

Or bring sober brain and try to keep track of who the feck is in whoevers dream and which 'level' of said dream or even if any bugger is dreaming at the time they do whatever they were doing this that or the other. Or summat like that.

I took my brain and just about managed to keep up.

Recommended.






Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on August 07, 2010, 03:09:42 PM
Saw Inception yesterday. Liked it a lot.

You have 2 choices here, have a few beers first and leave your brain at home and enjoy the action and special effects.

Or bring sober brain and try to keep track of who the feck is in whoevers dream and which 'level' of said dream or even if any bugger is dreaming at the time they do whatever they were doing this that or the other. Or summat like that.

I took my brain and just about managed to keep up.

Recommended.








Shagging?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on August 07, 2010, 03:11:30 PM
Nope. Not even wet dreams.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on August 07, 2010, 03:13:57 PM
Bah  evil:

Oh and welcome back TG. Mrs TG been keeping you bizzy?  eyes:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on August 07, 2010, 03:16:46 PM
Nope. Not even wet dreams.

Oh, never mind....  whistle:

[crosses film off of 'to see' list]

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on August 07, 2010, 05:30:55 PM
Didn't I inform you of this in my review.......does no one listen to me  sad24:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on August 07, 2010, 05:32:29 PM
Didn't I inform you of this in my review.......does no one listen to me  sad24:

Oh yes... you did mention the lack of shagging I see... sorry...  redface:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on August 07, 2010, 05:36:43 PM
I don't know why I bother ......it's a good job I'm buggering off ...not that you'll notice  ::)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on August 07, 2010, 05:40:29 PM
I don't know why I bother ......it's a good job I'm buggering off ...not that you'll notice  ::)

I will....  sad24:



Our daily numbers will be down 30%  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on August 10, 2010, 02:44:49 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjhvtNs48SE

Some  lol:   Some  doh:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on August 10, 2010, 02:53:16 PM
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjhvtNs48SE[/url]

Some  lol:   Some  doh:


Red...  Drool:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Tipsy Gipsy on August 21, 2010, 03:48:46 PM
I am hoping to go the cinema to see this tonight.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0cSz62nq9Y
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on August 21, 2010, 04:16:30 PM
Looks like a bit of a larf  ;D

I used to love going to the flicks  cloud9:   Unfortunately nowadays it's an unbearable experience; unless you go to an early bird, matinee performance when no one's there  8)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on August 22, 2010, 03:33:38 AM
Its been movie marathon night so have finally got around to watching Paranormal Activity with some friends and a decent amount of booze.

Ok, first for BM's sake no shagging no nudity.

This was a low budget film that took cinemas by storm when it was released about a couple who find their home has a 'guest'. It has a fairly slow start and then goes like this:

 eeek:


 scared2:


 scared:


JESUSFOOKNCHRIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Cleaned up a little but otherwise a direct quote from one of the other guys watching)

This is the film that Bliar Witch should have been, even if you do end up spending a good chunk of the film thinking why the hell are you staying in the house. All in all well worth watching, every time the overnight camera showed something happening the hairs on the back of my neck srood on end.

Grumpy score 9/10
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Tipsy Gipsy on August 22, 2010, 07:28:42 AM
Knight and Day.

I enjoyed it.  Was fast, loud, lots of car chases lots of shooting people.  Very tongue in cheek.  Best of all more than one location: starts in UK then gets better... Austria, Spain.  One for the girls and prolly only as good as it was on a big screen after a lovely dinner.  A good relaxing evening. cloud9:

BM no shagging or nudity.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on August 22, 2010, 07:31:15 AM
I may have to watch Performance tonight....  eyes:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on August 23, 2010, 07:26:02 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00891jx

Visions of the Future  eeek: eeek: 

I'll have to watch this again on iPlayer ... they're doing Teleportation tonight  eeek:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Uncle Mort on August 23, 2010, 07:37:12 PM
Michio Kaku ~ he's a little unhinged I think.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on August 23, 2010, 08:02:23 PM
The line between genius and madness is always a thin one
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on August 24, 2010, 04:30:38 PM
Michio Kaku ~ he's a little unhinged I think.

What makes you think that Unc?  Ok, he's Californian and styles himself a Futuroligist  ;) as well as a Theoretical Physicist.

I've watched about half of it again on the iPlayer and rather enjoyed it  ;D
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on August 24, 2010, 07:37:19 PM
Maybe it was his shows about how to make a lightsabre or a death star.  rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Uncle Mort on August 25, 2010, 08:14:15 AM
Indeed. Lightsabres forsooth!

I might tune in to his programme though. See how he deals with teleportation.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on September 05, 2010, 08:26:16 PM
Fook me  eeek:  A mate of mine gave me a DVD a while back. Said the film was "dead scarey". SUre. I just had to stop it. I swear I lost contact with my chair at one point  scared2: scared2: scared2: scared2: scared2: scared2: scared2:

I have now had to put all the lights on in the house  scared2: scared2:

I haven't had this sort of reaction to a fillum since I watched Psycho alone when I was about 12  scared2: scared2: scared2: scared2:

Yikes  eeek:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on September 05, 2010, 08:29:20 PM
....and what is the film called ?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Tipsy Gipsy on September 05, 2010, 08:29:50 PM
Don't worry Nick we are all here with you.  Put on the Sound of Music quick and we will all sing a long.  happy100

 angel1
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Just One More on September 05, 2010, 08:32:23 PM
Nick... Nick ... Nick















Boo!
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on September 05, 2010, 08:35:06 PM
I am still breathing funny. It is called "The Fourth Kind"   scared2: scared2: scared2: scared2:

Now I have to find out how it ends  scared2: scared2: scared2: scared2: scared2:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Tipsy Gipsy on September 05, 2010, 08:37:43 PM
OK, if you insist but pass me a cushion to hide behind.  scared2:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on September 05, 2010, 08:38:50 PM
I am only watching the rest with the lights on  scared2:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on September 05, 2010, 08:52:04 PM
Oh no, they are hypnotising her   scared2: scared2: scared2: scared2:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Tipsy Gipsy on September 05, 2010, 08:53:26 PM
Dont look at the screen!
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on September 05, 2010, 08:55:45 PM
Alien probes  scared2: scared2: scared2: scared2: scared2: scared2:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pirate on September 05, 2010, 08:58:15 PM
You should feel au fait then
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on September 05, 2010, 09:21:31 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BENDh1sRPX0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BENDh1sRPX0)
 scared2: scared2: scared2: scared2:

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on September 06, 2010, 05:32:46 AM
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BENDh1sRPX0[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BENDh1sRPX0[/url])
 scared2: scared2: scared2: scared2:




Shite...  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on September 08, 2010, 05:39:08 PM
Mad Men - Series 4 - BBC4 - 10pm -  Drool: -  Popcorn: -  eyes: -  razz:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on September 08, 2010, 05:43:57 PM
Mad Men - Series 4 - BBC4 - 10pm -  Drool: -  Popcorn: -  eyes: -  razz:

 cloud9:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on September 08, 2010, 06:56:39 PM
Finally.....something to look forward to  cloud9: cloud9: cloud9:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pirate on September 08, 2010, 08:27:44 PM
Finally.....something to look forward to  cloud9: cloud9: cloud9:

Christmas?... Xmas7:

I saw some tins of chocolates on sale today, you know, Heroes, Quality Street etc, decorated with Xmas paper...
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on September 08, 2010, 08:33:04 PM
Finally.....something to look forward to  cloud9: cloud9: cloud9:

Christmas?... Xmas7:

I saw some tins of chocolates on sale today, you know, Heroes, Quality Street etc, decorated with Xmas paper...

Already   scared2:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on September 08, 2010, 09:55:15 PM
Don!  eeek: -  eyes: -  Spank2:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pirate on September 08, 2010, 10:02:53 PM
 rubschin:  whacky115
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on September 09, 2010, 05:34:47 AM
Don!  eeek: -  eyes: -  Spank2:

 :lalalala

I'm watching it tonight on the Wii like....
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on September 09, 2010, 06:11:48 AM
Don!  eeek: -  eyes: -  Spank2:

Literally eh Pastis  ;)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on September 10, 2010, 01:05:22 PM
Had to watch it again on the iPlayer after much discussion over dinner last night  redface:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on September 10, 2010, 01:27:57 PM
and what was the discussion about ....???

Are you liking the new Betty ?  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on September 10, 2010, 01:50:51 PM
Nah... I like old Betty  sad24:

We were talking about the Johhhhhn ..... Marrrrrrsha bit, and loads of other bits obviously  lol:

Reference to Stan Freberg:


http://www.tvbarn.com/tv-barn/john-marsha-stan-mad-mens-freberg-love/
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on September 10, 2010, 02:01:39 PM
I may have to buy a telly  sad24:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on September 10, 2010, 03:01:04 PM
Anyhoo (I still haven't watched MM  evil:)...

Watched Four Lions (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Four-Lions-Blu-ray-Riz-Ahmed/dp/B003mateOHVU/ref=sr_1_2?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1284130456&sr=1-2) in the minema the other evening...

Chris Morris has really pushed the boat out on this one - I'm amazed there hasn't been more hysteria in the press about it...

Quote from: Amazon
It really shouldn’t work. A black comedy that’s basically about four terrorists, planning an atrocity on UK soil? That’s surely a film that’s designed to wind up tabloid newspapers? In the wrong hands, it certainly could have been. But under the diligent stewardship of Chris Morris, Four Lions emerges as one of the best films of the year.

It’s a perfectly pitched, at times rightly uncomfortable comedy, that brings together a quartet of inept terrorists, who when we meet them, can’t even put a video together without it falling into farce. It’s an opening scene that sets up Four Lions perfectly. And led by the terrific Riz Ahmed and the scene-stealing Nigel Lindsay, the company of actors rise to the challenge that Chris Morris sets them.

Four Lions isn’t a perfect film, though. The tone is a little uneven at times, and it’s very much one that’s going to feel more at home on a television than a cinema screen. But it’s still a daring, risky and at times extremely funny piece of work. And it’s one not afraid to pull the rug on you, either, never shielding itself away from the undercurrents of its subject matter. It’s the most ambitious comedy in a long, long time, and it’s credit to all concerned that it works as well as it does. --Simon Brew


Extremely funny yet at the same time deeply disturbing....  confused:

No shagging but well, well worth watching IMHO....
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on September 11, 2010, 06:03:45 AM
Don!  eeek: -  eyes: -  Spank2:


Literally eh Pastis  ;)


Don! (https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.freesmileys.org%2Fsmileys%2Fsmiley-shocked019.gif&hash=3f4ae0d2685ddfe65f05260f875604f3) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on September 11, 2010, 06:28:28 AM
I know  eeek:

But apparently like,  further to discussions about this , he has become so emotionally desensitised in his life that actual physical pain is all he has left  rubschin:

Alternatively he could just like having a prostitute slapping him round the face  rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on September 11, 2010, 07:13:46 AM
I know  eeek:

But apparently like,  further to discussions about this , he has become so emotionally desensitised in his life that actual physical pain is all he has left  rubschin:

Alternatively he could just like having a prostitute slapping him round the face  rubschin:

 rubschin:

Didn't Mrs. Don slap him for his indiscretions in the last series...?

Is he perhaps missing his previous relationship so much he is trying to re-capture that moment when it all went Pete Tong and punish himself for it... Shrugs:

Or as you say, he could just like having a prostitute slapping him round the face!  lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Tipsy Gipsy on September 13, 2010, 08:41:39 PM
Swordfish  eeek:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pirate on September 13, 2010, 09:14:13 PM
Anyone missing Green Wing?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0SnMRcymtk
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on September 13, 2010, 09:18:20 PM
Swordfish  eeek:

Halle Berry  cloud9:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Tipsy Gipsy on September 13, 2010, 10:20:37 PM
Swordfish  eeek:

Halle Berry  cloud9:

Yes quite a lot of her too.  eeek:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on September 14, 2010, 04:21:50 AM
Anyone missing Green Wing?

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0SnMRcymtk[/url]


 lol: lol: lol:

We have the whole thing on DVD...  redface:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on September 14, 2010, 11:12:05 AM
Swordfish  eeek:

Halle Berry  cloud9:

Yes quite a lot of her too.  eeek:

You say that like it's a bad thing  lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on September 15, 2010, 09:51:43 PM
Oh Don!   noooo: noooo:

 Popcorn:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on September 16, 2010, 05:07:52 AM
He's turning into a cliché  eeek:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on September 16, 2010, 05:54:07 AM
He's turning into a cliché  eeek:

I thought it was on tonight like...  redface:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on September 16, 2010, 07:10:50 PM
Oh Don!  eyes:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on September 16, 2010, 07:23:18 PM
Red looked rather fine, eh?  eyes:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on September 16, 2010, 07:28:40 PM
Red looked rather fine, eh?  eyes:

The red dress with a bow so she looked like a present...  eyes:

And Peggy????  eeek:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on September 16, 2010, 07:33:55 PM
Will Peggy 'fess up?  rubschin:

Naughty girl; she needs a good  Spank2:

Christmas parties eh... I remember a few  redface:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on September 16, 2010, 07:35:55 PM
Will Peggy 'fess up?  rubschin:

Naughty girl; she needs a good  Spank2:

Christmas parties eh... I remember a few  redface:

 noooo:

"Actually darling, you're not my first - I've done everybody and got an illegitimate child to prove it"
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on September 16, 2010, 07:42:22 PM
Will Peggy 'fess up?  rubschin:

Naughty girl; she needs a good  Spank2:

Christmas parties eh... I remember a few  redface:

 noooo:

"Actually darling, you're not my first - I've done everybody and got an illegitimate,ate child to prove it"

He ate the child!  eeek: eeek:

You might want to edit that  ;)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on September 16, 2010, 07:43:52 PM
Will Peggy 'fess up?  rubschin:

Naughty girl; she needs a good  Spank2:

Christmas parties eh... I remember a few  redface:

 noooo:

"Actually darling, you're not my first - I've done everybody and got an illegitimate,ate child to prove it"

He ate the child!  eeek: eeek:

You might want to edit that  ;)

Arse!  redface:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on September 16, 2010, 07:49:34 PM
That Lucky Strike client was a piece of work  noooo:  I remember when we used to have someone like that turning up  and the place went crazy  noooo:

In fact the programme after MM described it well... don't know if you caught it
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on September 16, 2010, 09:43:27 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00ttj2r/The_Road_to_Coronation_Street/

Me roots, like  sad24: sad24:

Of course it started a little before my drinking age but I recall going to Granada's local theatre bar in the late 60's. Had the pleasure of receiving an "Ow do, lad?" from Pat Phoenix and witnessing Peter Adamson almost fall off his bar stool.

Watch it on iPlayer if you didn't see it ...
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Just One More on September 16, 2010, 10:33:35 PM
I must watch that just for the memories. I was born in the area it was/is based on. My street use to be one of those in the opening credits many years ago. When I was at building college the college was next to Granada studios and the likes of Stan Ogden, Len Fairclough (thumbs up Len), Ray Langton and Gerry Booth use to be in the pub at lunchtime next door. In his darkest days Tony Warren use to literally stagger past us when we were working on the A6 with a bottle in his hand
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pirate on September 16, 2010, 10:57:12 PM
[url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00ttj2r/The_Road_to_Coronation_Street/[/url]

Me roots, like  sad24: sad24:



Try some Grecian 2000, like, or Just for Men!
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on September 18, 2010, 05:21:23 PM
Battle of Britain night on BBC4 tonight  whistle:

I heard a remarkable phrase from an acquaintance during the week from a pal whose father flew ... the rule was "Eight hours from bottle to throttle... "

I.E. if you were bladdered at midnight you had to go to bed to achieve an 8:00am take off  eeek:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on September 18, 2010, 05:37:08 PM
I am just watching "FUneral in Berlin"  cloud9: cloud9:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Darwins Selection on September 19, 2010, 08:39:44 PM
I am just watching "FUneral in Berlin"  cloud9: cloud9:
"Bitte mein herr?"

"Nah, I think I'll have a Lowenbrau actually"  cloud9:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on September 23, 2010, 06:30:37 AM
MM ..... uncomfortable viewing. I was hiding behind my cushion at one squeamish scene ...and it wasn't the one involving Red having surgery !
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on September 23, 2010, 06:49:41 AM
MM ..... uncomfortable viewing. I was hiding behind my cushion at one squeamish scene ...and it wasn't the one involving Red having surgery !

Red???  eeek:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Darwins Selection on September 23, 2010, 09:33:45 AM
MM ..... uncomfortable viewing. I was hiding behind my cushion at one squeamish scene ...and it wasn't the one involving Red having surgery !

Red???  eeek:

 whacky115

Miss Ds plot-loss moments seem to be getting closer together.  rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on September 23, 2010, 09:34:52 AM
MM ..... uncomfortable viewing. I was hiding behind my cushion at one squeamish scene ...and it wasn't the one involving Red having surgery !

A very strange episode of MM that was.  rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on September 23, 2010, 09:35:31 AM
MM ..... uncomfortable viewing. I was hiding behind my cushion at one squeamish scene ...and it wasn't the one involving Red having surgery !

A very strange episode of MM that was.  rubschin:

 :lalalala
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on September 23, 2010, 06:21:54 PM
MM ..... uncomfortable viewing. I was hiding behind my cushion at one squeamish scene ...and it wasn't the one involving Red having surgery !

A very strange episode of MM that was.  rubschin:

Oh my... I thought it was the best yet....  rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on October 04, 2010, 04:39:06 PM
I might have to listen to this:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00v1nkx

If the programme description is anything to go by I feel quite bemused and saddened by the state things have come to in what, one generation?  noooo:

WTF are "shag bands"  eeek:  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on October 04, 2010, 04:42:12 PM
It's a school thing Pastis ...you know like the colour bands for Help a Hero etc except these are used to indicate what level of promiscuity you have got up to. Badges of dishonour so to speak. Been around for a couple of years now  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on October 04, 2010, 04:45:56 PM
Thank you. I don't know whether to feel relieved, confused or further distanced from the hoi polloi  confused:

PS   I don't have any   angel1
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on October 04, 2010, 04:50:19 PM
 rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on October 04, 2010, 04:56:35 PM
rubschin:

Wot?  Shrugs:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on October 04, 2010, 04:58:38 PM
Isn't the highest level invisible to the naked eye ?  rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on October 04, 2010, 04:59:58 PM
Isn't the highest level invisible to the naked eye ?  rubschin:

I have no idea ... the programme's not until 8pm  Banghead
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on October 04, 2010, 05:11:15 PM
Isn't the highest level invisible to the naked eye ?  rubschin:

I have no idea ... the programme's not until 8pm  Banghead

I meant the one we couldn't see on your wrist dafty  lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on October 04, 2010, 05:22:21 PM
Damned if you do, and damned if you don't ...  redface:

I feel my Gaugin moment is getting closer, an isolated tropical isle on which to fade into oblivion  cloud9:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on October 04, 2010, 05:33:10 PM
 happy100

Bit far for Sunday lunch tho  rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on October 04, 2010, 05:49:57 PM
happy100

Bit far for Sunday lunch tho  rubschin:


TBH I don't think he has Sunday Lunch on his mind

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Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on October 04, 2010, 05:51:30 PM
I note you have been invited though  sad24:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on October 04, 2010, 06:04:01 PM

Wot me and Nick? It is a goodbye before he moves and I'm paying.

Anyway it's on Wednesday.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on October 04, 2010, 06:15:13 PM
Found an alternative venue, if you like, like

http://www.visitwirral.com/site/food/the-wheatsheaf-inn-raby-p44453 (http://www.visitwirral.com/site/food/the-wheatsheaf-inn-raby-p44453)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on October 04, 2010, 06:17:02 PM


Quote
The Chef Emma Wombwell
  eeek:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on October 04, 2010, 06:18:30 PM
 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on October 04, 2010, 06:20:28 PM


You may larf ~ but it's a worry to me.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on October 04, 2010, 06:21:33 PM
Your worry should be lunching with Nick.....don't let him chat up the waitress again will ya  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on October 04, 2010, 06:23:06 PM
Well let's stick with the Grosvenor then!!

For Miss D!:

http://www.brunningandprice.co.uk/grosvenorarms/menu/ (http://www.brunningandprice.co.uk/grosvenorarms/menu/)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on October 04, 2010, 06:24:34 PM
Yumster!  happy088
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on October 04, 2010, 06:25:46 PM
Agreed ...Yumster  Drool:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on October 04, 2010, 06:26:28 PM
Nice waitresses too  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on October 04, 2010, 06:27:46 PM
Agreed ...Yumster  Drool:

Any preferences Snoops, or shall we try them all?


White and milk chocolate torte with vanilla sauce £5.50

Warm apple and blackberry crumble cake with custard £5.25

Bread and butter pudding with apricot sauce and clotted cream £5.25

Mandarin and ginger trifle £4.85

Crème brûlée with shortbread biscuit £4.95

Baked Alaska with vanilla sauce £6.25

Belgian waffle with butterscotch ice cream and butterscotch sauce £5.25

Sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce and vanilla ice cream £5.25
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on October 04, 2010, 06:28:22 PM
Nice waitresses too  whistle:

Will they handle your dead offering tactfully  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on October 04, 2010, 06:37:00 PM
Your worry should be lunching with Nick.....don't let him chat up the waitress again will ya  whistle:

As long as he pronounces quiche correctly this time he should be safe  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on October 04, 2010, 06:45:46 PM
I shall never get over trying to figure out the Romanian for:

"Can I put this Sea Bass in your fridge?"

 noooo: noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on October 04, 2010, 06:47:19 PM
It was just after that that she slapped you IIRC.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on October 04, 2010, 06:50:46 PM
It was just after that that she slapped you IIRC.

Perhaps it was the mime that offended her  rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on October 04, 2010, 06:52:19 PM
Still, we gave her a nice tip  angel1
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on October 04, 2010, 08:18:25 PM
I shall wear a hat and pretend to be a food critic from the Sunday Telegraph.  8)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on October 05, 2010, 03:28:16 AM
I shall wear a hat and pretend to be a food critic from the Sunday Telegraph.  8)

A hay made out of the Sunday Torygraph perhaps...?  ;)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on October 05, 2010, 07:32:39 AM
I shall wear a hat and pretend to be a food critic from the Sunday Telegraph.  8)

A hay made out of the Sunday Torygraph perhaps...?  ;)


No ~ one made of Straw! Hay does not make a good hat.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on October 05, 2010, 12:00:56 PM
Watched Where Eagles Dare last night. What an idiotic film  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on October 05, 2010, 12:08:42 PM
I shall wear a hat and pretend to be a food critic from the Sunday Telegraph.  8)

A hay made out of the Sunday Torygraph perhaps...?  ;)


No ~ one made of Straw! Hay does not make a good hat.

doh:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on October 05, 2010, 12:56:23 PM
Watched Where Eagles Dare last night. What an idiotic film  noooo:

Broadsword calling Danny Boy .... Broadsword calling Danny Boy ........  lol:

You're right Nick ~ absolute crap movie.

I watched one on TV the other night that I had never bothered with before.
"Force Ten from Navarone" ..... what a load of bollox!

We used to like these things so I suppose the older we get the more discerning we become.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on October 05, 2010, 12:57:13 PM
Even the fake blood looked like ketchup  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on October 05, 2010, 12:59:46 PM

We have grown used to modern special effects and CGI.

Much older films used to use pigs blood but the Actors Unions put a stop to that, so I am told. Not that we noticed as they were mainly in Black and White.

What is it about B&W movies that makes them more exciting I wonder .... I much prefer them.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on October 05, 2010, 02:51:07 PM
Watched Where Eagles Dare last night. What an idiotic film  noooo:

Broadsword calling Danny Boy .... Broadsword calling Danny Boy ........  lol:

You're right Nick ~ absolute crap movie.

I watched one on TV the other night that I had never bothered with before.
"Force Ten from Navarone" ..... what a load of bollox!

We used to like these things so I suppose the older we get the more discerning we become.

Was a good book if I remember rightly... just didn't transfer to the screen... see also: Ice Station Zebra.  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on October 05, 2010, 02:57:33 PM
Film version of books are always a risky proposition unless you can get a director who absolutely loved the original work. The only ones that seemed to have worked that I can think of are the Bourne series, the Lord of the Rings series, The Colour Purple (as far as I can remember, its been a while since I read it) and if you really want to stretch it 300 and The Watchmen (yes I know they were graphic novels but the principle still stands).

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on October 05, 2010, 03:04:20 PM
Much depends on the actors.
Force Ten from Navarone had Robert Shaw (who I have never rated ... See Jaws) who was too old and too over the top trying hard to be a British Officer a very young Harrison Ford as an American Officer who was so far above the rank of anyone taking part in such an operation and Edward Fox looking far too old to have serving in the war and with an old Etonian accent that certainly would not have been used by anyone of the rank of sergeant in the British Army. They just got the whole thing wrong.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on October 05, 2010, 03:06:45 PM
I bought a job lot yesterday. Next on the list: The DIrty Dozen

My expectations are very low  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on October 05, 2010, 03:08:23 PM
I bought a job lot yesterday. Next on the list: The DIrty Dozen

My expectations are very low  noooo:

 noooo:

Perhaps you should pay more than 2p for your films in future...? Shrugs:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on October 05, 2010, 03:30:23 PM
Watched Le Boucher the other night, a Chabrol tribute I guess.  A film that Hitchcock said he wish he'd made, fine praise indeed  8)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on October 05, 2010, 03:38:16 PM
Ever read the Truffaut-Hitchcock interviews book? Fascinating!
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on October 05, 2010, 03:51:09 PM
I have it on my book shelves  ;)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on October 05, 2010, 03:59:09 PM
 cloud9:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Just One More on October 12, 2010, 06:04:24 PM
While you were all discussing wine last night, I was watching "Bottle Shock" starring Alan Rickman, based on a true story and a good watchable film it turned out to be  happy088

"In 1976, Steven Spurrier, a sommelier in Paris, comes to the Napa Valley to take the best he can find to Paris for a blind taste test against French wine. He meets Jim Barrett, whose Chateau Montelena is mortgaged to the hilt as Jim perfects his chardonnay. There's strain in Jim's relations with his hippie son Bo and his foreman Gustavo, a Mexican farmworker's son secretly making his own wine. Plus, there's Sam, a UC Davis graduate student and free spirit, mutually attracted to both Gustavo and Bo. As Spurrier organizes the "Judgment of Paris," Jim doesn't want to participate while Bo knows it's their only chance. Barrett's chardonnay has buttery notes and a Smithsonian finish.



Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on October 12, 2010, 07:38:50 PM
I'll look out for that JOM.  happy088

I've been catching up on a few films that I hadn't really seen "end to end", like. Last night, The Good German. Oh dear,  noooo: noooo:

George Clooney, Oi! You are NOT Humphrey Bogart so pack it in! And as for you Cate Blanchett, you're neither Ingrid Bergman nor Marlene Dietrich for all yer pouting so you can give a rest too!  noooo:

Midnight in St Petersburg... oh dear, oh dear, what a turkey. Still, I suppose it paid for the extension Sir Michael  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Tipsy Gipsy on October 16, 2010, 11:54:36 AM
Don't know what reminded me of this, but have had it on the book shelf for a couple of years.  Will revisit it ... it will give me something to do tomorrow as I seem to be at home this weekend.  ::) ::)

Edited so you would know what I was on about... like.

http://www.eurocrime.co.uk/reviews/Death_in_the_Truffle_Wood.html
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on October 25, 2010, 01:57:17 PM
Watched 'The Disappearance of Alice Creed' yesterday

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Impressive  acting , essentially a clever and twisted kidnap plot, gets a bit violent . Excellent

No shagging but some S & M touches and Gemma Arteton gets naked  eeek:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on November 01, 2010, 12:34:30 PM
Watched ' A Serious Man' - Coen brothers film .

No shagging , no violence . Meant to be a black humour but can't say i found much to larf about. If there is a moral to this story, it is that trying to make sense of life is a foolish endeavor doomed to failure  noooo:

Not recommended  noooo:

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Uncle Mort on November 02, 2010, 09:10:48 AM
...trying to make sense of life is a foolish endeavor doomed to failure 

I'll go along with that.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on November 04, 2010, 08:48:21 AM
I thought makeovers were meant to show improvements   rubschin:

from this

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to this  eeek: eeek: eeek: eeek: eeek: eeek:

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Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on November 04, 2010, 08:50:11 AM

She's turned into a Coronation Street character  eeek:









Or her own Granny!
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on November 04, 2010, 08:53:05 AM
I thought makeovers were meant to show improvements   rubschin:

from this

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to this  eeek: eeek: eeek: eeek: eeek: eeek:

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Oh holy fuck!  eeek:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on November 04, 2010, 08:55:19 AM
In her shoes I would (i) Sue the hairdresser and (ii) my feet would hurt.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on November 04, 2010, 08:57:34 AM
Maybe she was tired of all the male attention  rubschin:

Na - that 's just not possible  happy001
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on November 04, 2010, 09:02:15 AM


Wimmin do the strangest things  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on November 04, 2010, 09:02:27 AM
She looks brighter in the first picture because somebody has just given her a pearl necklace...  ;D














Oh gawd...  redface:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on November 04, 2010, 09:05:44 AM
She looks brighter in the first picture because somebody has just given her a pearl necklace...  ;D




Oh gawd...  redface:

Now she sports a silver bullet  rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Uncle Mort on November 04, 2010, 09:18:38 AM
Oh holy fuck!  eeek:

My thoughts exactly.  eeek:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on November 04, 2010, 09:44:59 AM
Oh holy fuck!  eeek:

My thoughts exactly.  eeek:

Not even with Nick's  noooo:










Edit ~ Where is Nick BTW?

Perhaps he can't get in through the newly fitted lock on his front door.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on November 04, 2010, 09:47:46 AM
Oh holy fuck!  eeek:

My thoughts exactly.  eeek:

Not even with Nick's  noooo:


Edit ~ Where is Nick BTW?

Perhaps he can't get in through the newly fitted lock on his front door.

happy001
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Just One More on November 04, 2010, 06:29:31 PM
I thought makeovers were meant to show improvements   rubschin:

from this

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to this  eeek: eeek: eeek: eeek: eeek: eeek:

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Dad lives in her constituency, the only time I've ever heard him use the "c" word was when he had a rant about her..... a few f's and b's were thrown in for good measure when he was saying what he'd do if she knocked on the door  lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on November 06, 2010, 09:50:12 PM
I thought makeovers were meant to show improvements   rubschin:

from this

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Be fair, its a work in progress. The next stage is

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Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on November 24, 2010, 11:26:54 AM
Watched Toy Story 3  happy088 happy088 happy088

Except it had one of these in it  eeek:

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I feel we need a new film classiifcation category ....WC ( with clowns) ...could cover all Party Political broadcasts as well  8)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on November 24, 2010, 11:41:21 AM
Ooohhh... I've ordered it... on Blu-Ray like...  cloud9:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on December 04, 2010, 07:52:51 PM
OMG!  eeek:

Toy Story 3 is bloody awesome!  cloud9:

I'd give it five!  happy088 happy088 happy088 happy088 happy088

And Chuckles aint so bad Miss D!  lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on December 04, 2010, 09:00:04 PM
He's a clown doll.....of course he's freakin bad  evil:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on December 05, 2010, 05:13:18 AM
He's a clown doll.....of course he's freakin bad  evil:


I'm not sure your Secret Santa gift was such a good idea now...  noooo:

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fanarchigirl.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2010%2F06%2Ftoy_story_3_chuckles_tshirt-p235712502267539825fho2h_325.jpg&hash=b0c53addf0042f775a469dcd3267c652)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on December 05, 2010, 09:04:13 AM
 evil:

You WOULD regret that very much . I promise  eveilgrin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on December 05, 2010, 09:12:56 AM
evil:

You WOULD regret that very much . I promise  eveilgrin:

 ;D

You're okay - Chuckles stuff isn't available in the UK, I think the name clashes with another toy... not that I checked like...  redface:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Darwins Selection on December 05, 2010, 10:39:38 AM
.... Chuckles stuff isn't available in the UK, I think the name clashes with another .....


(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.davidmankellow.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2010%2F03%2Fchuckle-brothers.jpg&hash=0c17b456fc79c6e4f08b50f594bdd5ec)

Equally sinister in my book.  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on December 05, 2010, 11:02:06 AM
.... Chuckles stuff isn't available in the UK, I think the name clashes with another .....


([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.davidmankellow.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2010%2F03%2Fchuckle-brothers.jpg&hash=0c17b456fc79c6e4f08b50f594bdd5ec[/url])

Equally sinister in my book.  noooo:


[Shudder]
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on December 05, 2010, 11:23:59 AM
We watched the football world cup final with a chuckle brother didn't we BM ....although you may not remember it quite so vividly as you were enveloped by the enormous bazookas of his wife  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on December 05, 2010, 12:24:02 PM
.... Chuckles stuff isn't available in the UK, I think the name clashes with another .....


([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.davidmankellow.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2010%2F03%2Fchuckle-brothers.jpg&hash=0c17b456fc79c6e4f08b50f594bdd5ec[/url])

Equally sinister in my book.  noooo:


[Shudder]


The ex from hell was related to them apparently  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on December 05, 2010, 12:39:35 PM
We watched the football world cup final with a chuckle brother didn't we BM ....although you may not remember it quite so vividly as you were enveloped by the enormous bazookas of his wife  whistle:

 redface:

I have a picture here somewhere...  rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on December 05, 2010, 01:43:37 PM
 Popcorn:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on December 05, 2010, 02:27:12 PM
Popcorn:

It appears that I only managed to capture a picture of the wife with enormous bazookas...  redface:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on December 05, 2010, 02:48:32 PM
 Popcorn: Popcorn:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on December 05, 2010, 02:58:51 PM
Miss D took it actually... she'll have to decide if it is postable...  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on December 05, 2010, 04:40:49 PM
 Popcorn: Popcorn: Popcorn:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on December 05, 2010, 05:26:30 PM
She didn't like me very much  redface: .......mainly cos I was taking the piss out of her husband  redface:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on December 05, 2010, 05:29:16 PM
All the more reason to post her picture  eveilgrin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on December 05, 2010, 06:01:16 PM
The picture includes my bald head - I'd hate to give you lot even more piss-taking opportunities....  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pirate on December 05, 2010, 07:09:28 PM
The picture includes my bald head - I'd hate to give you lot even more piss-taking opportunities....  noooo:

C'mon BM...were all adults...there'll be no piss taking here, honest m'lud...
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on December 05, 2010, 07:38:12 PM
The picture includes my bald head - I'd hate to give you lot even more piss-taking opportunities....  noooo:

C'mon BM...were all adults...there'll be no piss taking here, honest m'lud...

 evil:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pirate on December 05, 2010, 07:46:48 PM
Man or a mouse?...squeak up...
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on December 05, 2010, 07:53:45 PM
Here you go  whistle:


(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs4.postimage.org%2F2pro0p3xg%2FChuckle.jpg&hash=b64441c756f5772f57c43801493a3b37) (http://postimage.org/image/2pro0p3xg/)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on December 05, 2010, 08:21:34 PM
The picture includes my bald head - I'd hate to give you lot even more piss-taking opportunities....  noooo:

We can all see that by going on Faceache you nit-wit!
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pirate on December 05, 2010, 08:25:35 PM
Here you go  whistle:


([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs4.postimage.org%2F2pro0p3xg%2FChuckle.jpg&hash=b64441c756f5772f57c43801493a3b37[/url]) ([url]http://postimage.org/image/2pro0p3xg/[/url])



Think, feel, love...I wonder what BM was thinking and feeling?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on December 06, 2010, 06:30:17 AM
The picture includes my bald head - I'd hate to give you lot even more piss-taking opportunities....  noooo:

We can all see that by going on Faceache you nit-wit!

doh:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on December 06, 2010, 06:30:51 AM
Here you go  whistle:


([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs4.postimage.org%2F2pro0p3xg%2FChuckle.jpg&hash=b64441c756f5772f57c43801493a3b37[/url]) ([url]http://postimage.org/image/2pro0p3xg/[/url])



Think, feel, love...I wonder what BM was thinking and feeling?


 angel1
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Just One More on December 06, 2010, 07:02:42 AM
I assume BM is on the left? If so, why is he wearing the table-cloth?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on December 06, 2010, 08:03:56 AM
I assume BM is on the left? If so, why is he wearing the table-cloth?

I was planning on some table dancing...  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Darwins Selection on December 06, 2010, 06:27:12 PM
Here you go  whistle:


([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs4.postimage.org%2F2pro0p3xg%2FChuckle.jpg&hash=b64441c756f5772f57c43801493a3b37[/url]) ([url]http://postimage.org/image/2pro0p3xg/[/url])



Think, feel, love...I wonder what BM was thinking and feeling?


 angel1

They look like a nice couple
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on December 06, 2010, 07:18:40 PM
Here you go  whistle:


([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs4.postimage.org%2F2pro0p3xg%2FChuckle.jpg&hash=b64441c756f5772f57c43801493a3b37[/url]) ([url]http://postimage.org/image/2pro0p3xg/[/url])



Think, feel, love...I wonder what BM was thinking and feeling?


 angel1

They look like a nice couple


You'll notice who has the empty glass and who doesn't   whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on December 06, 2010, 08:34:41 PM
She was avoiding the Rohypnol  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on December 06, 2010, 08:41:06 PM
She was avoiding the Rohypnol  noooo:

 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Just One More on December 30, 2010, 01:48:22 PM
 A real marriage saver  (https://www.buybettermarriageblanket.com/)  ::)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on December 30, 2010, 02:18:43 PM
Does it work for men too?  angel1
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Tipsy Gipsy on January 08, 2011, 10:44:32 PM
Went to see The King's Speech at the flicks tonight but the seats were not available where we would want to sit so we ended up seeing Russel Crowe  cloud9: in The next three days.  What a brilliant film.  Edge of your seat stuff but basically a love story with a man that pays attention to detail fighting for the girl.  Marks out of 10 ....15!

No sex.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Darwins Selection on January 08, 2011, 10:48:51 PM
No sex.

Obviously not, you were concentrating on the film.  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on January 09, 2011, 05:48:45 AM
No sex.

Obviously not, you were concentrating on the film.  whistle:

 drumroll:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Tipsy Gipsy on January 09, 2011, 06:12:27 AM
Anyway a 'don't miss' film.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on January 09, 2011, 06:22:57 AM
Anyway a 'don't miss' film.

I'll buy it when it comes out on Blu-Ray like...  cloud9:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Tipsy Gipsy on January 11, 2011, 10:07:05 PM
Inception. I was honoured tonight as my eldest invited me to watch this with him in his room.  Unfortunately I kept nodding off only to hear 'wake up its in Paris'.  Torture is to watch people sleeping when you want to sleep too.  He gave up on me in the end and said we can watch it again at the weekend.  redface:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on January 11, 2011, 10:17:18 PM
I'm guessing that you were either pissed tired or the film is bloody boring  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Tipsy Gipsy on January 11, 2011, 10:23:16 PM
Very tired... but ironic that I was trying to watch a film about dreaming.  surrender:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on January 11, 2011, 10:27:20 PM
I watched Inception at the cinema. One of those films that tries to hard  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Tipsy Gipsy on January 11, 2011, 10:35:01 PM
A lad at work saw it at the cinema and spent about an hour telling me the story.  He has instructed me to watch The Matrix... so far I ve seen the first 5 minutes.  surrender:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pirate on January 11, 2011, 10:37:31 PM
I was at the inception of my two boys... razz:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Darwins Selection on January 18, 2011, 09:36:11 AM
I watched Inception at the cinema. One of those films that tries to hard  noooo:

To hard what?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on January 23, 2011, 09:01:55 AM
I watched Hattie last night . Recorded from BBC4 the other night. Ruth Jones plays Hattie Jacques over about a 5 year period of her life  ( early sixties) where although she is married to John Le Mesurier she meets and falls for a young and dishy bloke and moves him in to their family home  eeek:

Wot a girl  lol:

The Eric Skyes part is awful in this tho  noooo:

Ruth Jones played her well I thought , always thought of Hattie Jacques as quite a bit larger than Ruth Jones and Ruth did portray her  as as an extremely sexy woman in this film, something that she was not able to show in any of the Carry on Films as she did not 'fit the part'.

The relationship between her and John Le Mesurier is also quite interesting, obviously a deep, great love and friendship but just not as husband and wife.

Enjoyed it tho  happy088
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on January 23, 2011, 09:15:36 AM
 rubschin:

Might watch it on iPlayer laters then...
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on January 23, 2011, 06:16:54 PM
Just watched it.... awesome! worthy:

Just like Miss D said...  cloud9:

Who'd have thought that fat birds like sex too...?  rubschin:



Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on January 23, 2011, 07:18:18 PM
Was good wasn't it  lol:

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on January 23, 2011, 07:21:08 PM
Was good wasn't it  lol:



it was bleddy marvellous!  cloud9:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on January 23, 2011, 07:23:10 PM
But her lover ran off with another woman in the end ....Disney wouldn't have written it like that  sad24:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on January 23, 2011, 07:26:27 PM
But her lover ran off with another woman in the end ....Disney wouldn't have written it like that  sad24:

He prolly got a dose tho and died in agony so Hattie had the last larf like....  ;)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on January 23, 2011, 07:31:57 PM
I looked up stuff about her after watching it . She died of a heart attack  exacerbated by her weight ( nearly 20 stone ) - allegedly after her lover left her she resorted to comfort eating  scared2:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on January 23, 2011, 07:33:37 PM
Wot sort of eating was she doing before...?  rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on January 23, 2011, 07:35:40 PM
Wasn't John Le Mesurier a big dope smoker?  It would explain his famous vagueness
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on January 23, 2011, 07:37:13 PM
Wot sort of eating was she doing before...?  rubschin:

She was prolly burning more calories then though  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on January 23, 2011, 07:38:51 PM
Wot sort of eating was she doing before...?  rubschin:

She was prolly burning more calories then though  whistle:

She was a fat biffa - she was obviously taking in more pies than she was burning off...  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on February 22, 2011, 05:25:46 PM
Just watched The Big Lebowski again... most excellent like!  cloud9:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_GCRFRcWxA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gU2ZgaQ_H-Y
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnLweMNQoiE

 cloud9:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on February 22, 2011, 07:59:23 PM
Watched  'The Social Network' yesterday.

A Miss D thumbs up .

The story of the guy that started Facebook , the weird world of geeks and genius's and business ethics . Undecided on whether I liked the central character , an arrogant twat on many occasions but the other characters ( Harvard types and dot.com industry types ) do not come out well either.

Was most interesting though  - especially as Faceache is now claiming to be worth 600 billion squid  eeek: eeek: eeek:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on February 23, 2011, 04:02:58 PM
I'm gonna watch Taxi Driver tonight....  eveilgrin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on February 23, 2011, 04:12:34 PM
Why, where are you going?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on February 23, 2011, 04:15:42 PM
Why, where are you going?

Stupid boy!  ::)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on February 23, 2011, 06:41:38 PM
Most awesome - haven't seen it for years...  cloud9:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqLyTdcMLhc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4e9CkhBb18E
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCDXRTbXd2Q
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on February 28, 2011, 08:24:46 AM
Watched The Damned United (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Damned-United-DVD-Michael-Sheen/dp/B001TV0AHW/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1298881183&sr=1-1) last night, the Brian Clough movie with  Michael Sheen...

Quote from: Amazon
Based on the best-selling book of the same name, The Damned United is the story of one of Britain’s finest ever football managers, Brian Clough, and his curtailed 44-day reign at the helm of Leeds United. It turns out it’s also the tale of his formative years at Derby County, the story of his rivalry with previous Leeds United boss Don Revie, and ultimately, the exploration of his relationship with his assistant, Peter Taylor.

The film explores the story by moving backwards and forwards in time, but always at the heart of The Damned United is its trump card. Michael Sheen has already richly deserved an abundance of plaudits in his acting career, not least for his superb portrayal of David Frost in Frost/Nixon, and he carves out another terrific performance here. Taking on the challenge of playing the larger than life Clough, his work here is tremendous, and the highlight of an already-strong cast that also features Timothy Spall and Colm Meaney.

On the screen, the story of The Damned United is actually distilled into quite a straightforward tale, albeit one considerably enhanced by its aforementioned cast. It wisely keeps its running time trimmed, and while you can’t help but suspect that there’s much to the story that’s not explored here, it’s a good, solid telling of a quite extraordinary tale. Sheen won’t, of course, attract Oscar-attention for such a resoundingly British role, but surely his time, on this latest piece of evidence, will come. --Jon Foster


I thought it was absolutely bloody excellent - Five Thumbs Up!  happy088 happy088 happy088 happy088 happy088

Some great extras on the DVD too including some deleted scenes which should have really been in the film IMHO...

Well worth the £4 LL paid for it or even £4.69 that Amazon are charging...

Um... even if you are a complete non-football head like me....  redface:

Oh, and there is no shagging whatsoever....  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on February 28, 2011, 08:30:55 AM
Watched The Damned United ([url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Damned-United-DVD-Michael-Sheen/dp/B001TV0AHW/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1298881183&sr=1-1[/url]) last night, the Brian Clough movie with  Michael Sheen...
I thought it was absolutely bloody excellent - Five Thumbs Up!  happy088 happy088 happy088 happy088 happy088

Oh, and there is no shagging whatsoever....  noooo:


Brilliant movie ..... it took me about five minutes to stop think I was watching Tony Blair as Michael Sheen will forever be Tony to me after his wonderful portrayal of the chameleon Blair. A very talented actor (Both of them!)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on February 28, 2011, 08:53:00 AM
Watched The Damned United ([url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Damned-United-DVD-Michael-Sheen/dp/B001TV0AHW/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1298881183&sr=1-1[/url]) last night, the Brian Clough movie with  Michael Sheen...
I thought it was absolutely bloody excellent - Five Thumbs Up!  happy088 happy088 happy088 happy088 happy088

Oh, and there is no shagging whatsoever....  noooo:


Brilliant movie ..... it took me about five minutes to stop think I was watching Tony Blair as Michael Sheen will forever be Tony to me after his wonderful portrayal of the chameleon Blair. A very talented actor (Both of them!)


I see him as David Frost!  lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on March 02, 2011, 04:08:23 PM
Revolutionary Road (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Revolutionary-Road-DVD-Leonardo-DiCaprio/dp/B001SAO32C/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1299081712&sr=1-1) starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet...

Quote from: Amazon
In Revolutionary Road, Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio reunite for the first time since their careers exploded with Titanic--and it's almost as if they're playing the same characters, only married and faced with the hollowness of a 1950s suburban existence. Frank and April Wheeler (DiCaprio and Winslet) always thought of themselves as special, but they settled in a conventional Connecticut suburb when they had children. Hungry for a less constricted life, April persuades Frank to move to Paris--but slowly their plans unravel and their marriage unravels along with it. While Revolutionary Road may be a bit too glib about suburban emptiness--the lives Frank and April lead don't seem so stifled--the portrait of a mismatched marriage is vivid and devastating. The ways that Frank and April misinterpret each other, and the subtle yet unbearable dissatisfaction they feel, is rendered with remarkable and unsettling acuteness. Winslet and DiCaprio's natural chemistry tells us what drew these two together, making the way they tear each other apart all the more shocking. The excellent supporting cast includes Kathy Bates (Misery), Dylan Baker (Happiness), and especially Michael Shannon (Bug) as a mentally troubled mathematician who cuts to the quick of the Wheelers' troubles. Mention must be made of the beautiful production design; the costumes and sets are simply gorgeous. --Bret Fetzer


Bit shite really... would give it two Barman Thumbs Up.  happy088 happy088

At one point they plan to take a trip across the Atlantic on a liner and you have to think "not after the last bastard time!"  lol:

Still, only £4 or £4.24 on Amazon and a reasonable way to spend a couple of hours...

Winslet gets a couple of rather unsatisfactory (I would imagine  whistle:) quickies and DiCapro shags his secretary who gets her jugs out - hardly hard core I'm afraid...  noooo:

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on March 02, 2011, 04:12:02 PM
Tasteful and eloquent as ever  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on March 10, 2011, 05:54:19 AM
Just Another Year (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Another-Year-DVD-Jim-Broadbent/dp/B004C9MC88/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1299736068&sr=1-1)

Watched this last night - just arrived from Amazon...

Quote from: Amazon
The phrase ‘national treasure’ is, inevitably, an overused one. But Mike Leigh, arguably Britain’s most consistently strong film director of the past 20 years, surely warrants the tag. His latest film, Another Year, is one of his finest, as Leigh once more draws sensational performances from his cast. The cast features Lesley Manville, Jim Broadbent and Ruth Sheen, and the premise of the film follows a married couple in the later years of their lives. We meet them across the four seasons of one year, and Another Year calmly explores the unhappiness, events and people that surround them during that time.

It’s a wonderfully understated piece of work. As is his usual approach, Leigh worked with his cast for months to shape the characters in the film, and they come through as fully three-dimensional human beings. They’re exquisitely played, too, with Broadbent and Manville rightly attracting awards attention for their work here. The hidden star of the piece, though, is Mike Leigh himself. His focused direction, and honest exploration of human lives, shines through once more. And while Another Year may not, ultimately, be one of 2010’s most upbeat movies, it’s undoubtedly one of its very best. --Jon Foster

Synopsis
British filmmaker Mike Leigh delivers another emotionally honest portrait of ordinary people trying to make sense of their lives in this comedy drama. Tom (Jim Broadbent) and Gerri (Ruth Sheen) are a couple who are drifting past middle age into their sixties; he's a geologist and she's a psychotherapist. Tom and Gerri have a stable and happy marriage and a grown son, Joe (Oliver Maltman), an activist lawyer who hasn't settled down yet, much to his mother's chagrin. One of Gerri's co-workers and close friends is Mary (Lesley Manville), who puts up a facade of desperate good cheer despite the fact she's been very lonely since her husband left her and has been drowning her anxieties in wine. Gerri has unsuccessfully tried to fix Mary up with Tom's sloppy but good natured pal Ken (Peter Wight), and she's startled when Mary begins openly flirting with Joe, more than 20 years her junior. Mary's troubles only grow worse when she stops by Tom and Gerri's place only to be introduced to Katie (Karina Fernandez), Joe's new girlfriend.


Perhaps you have to be a certain age to watch it - the kidz were 'still waiting for it to get going' when the end credits rolled...  ::)

I was captivated and mesmerised by it - a standard of acting from the entire cast that is completely breathtaking!  happy088 happy088 happy088 happy088 happy088
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Uncle Mort on March 10, 2011, 07:49:17 AM
Mike Leigh films  cloud9:

Didn't know it was out yet ~ shall order it now. Thanks BM  happy088
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on March 10, 2011, 09:44:45 AM
Mike Leigh films  cloud9:

Didn't know it was out yet ~ shall order it now. Thanks BM  happy088

I ordered it last year and Amazon spat it out (at a reduced price) as soon as it was released... last week I think....  cloud9:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on March 15, 2011, 05:19:04 AM
Doubt (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Doubt-DVD-Meryl-Streep/dp/B001QFZ4GI/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1300164532&sr=1-1)

Watched this in the Minema last night - another £4 bargain that LL brought back from the UK...

Quote from: Amazon
Written and directed by Academy Award-winner John Patrick Shanley (Moonstruck) and with an exceptional cast including Academy Award-winners Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman plus Academy Award-nominee Amy Adams, Doubt is a gripping story about the quest for truth, the forces of change and the devastating consequences of blind justice in an age defined by moral conviction.

It’s 1964, St. Nicholas in the Bronx. A vibrant, charismatic priest, Father Flynn (Philip Seymour Hoffman), is trying to upend the school’s strict customs, which have long been fiercely guarded by Sister Aloysius Beauvier (Meryl Streep), the iron-gloved Principal who believes in the power of fear and discipline. The winds of political change are sweeping through the community and indeed, the school has just accepted its first black student, Donald Miller. But when Sister James (Amy Adams), a hopeful innocent, shares with Sister Aloysius her guilt-inducing suspicion that Father Flynn is paying too much personal attention to Donald, Sister Aloysius sets off on a personal crusade to unearth the truth and to expunge Flynn from the school. Now, without a shard of proof besides her moral certainty, Sister Aloysius locks into a battle of wills with Father Flynn which threatens to tear apart the community with irrevocable consequence.


Breathtaking acting from Streep and Hoffman... in fact all the cast perform superbly... No action, no shooting, no shagging but a thoroughly engaging film. Five thumbs up!  happy088 happy088 happy088 happy088 happy088

Quote from: Amazon Reviewer
John Patrick Stanley's film adaptation of his own Pulitzer Prize and Tony award winning play 'Doubt: a Parable' unfortunately did not come up with any Oscars Sunday night but still deserves accolades for it's multi-layered plot, excellent performances and thought-provoking denouement.

The setting of the film at a Catholic school in a largely Irish/American Catholic neighbourhood of the Bronx in 1964 - a year after the deaths of JFK and Pope John XXXIII and the convocation of the second Vatican Council, which boldly sought a rapprochement of the Catholic church with the modern world - emphasises the central conflict of the film between:- (A) The old certainties of the past, as embodied by Meryl Streep's arch-traditionalist, stern, foreboding, ball-point pen hating nun. (B) The ever-increasing uncertainties of the present represented by Patrick Seymour Hoffman's modernist, charming and openly liberal parish priest.

The story is ostensibly a sort of 'whodunnit'? (or rather 'did-he-do-it'?) in regards to allegations of innappropriate relations with children but on a deeper level probes further into the nature of faith in an ever-changing and increasingly secularised world. Is Phillip Seymour Hoffman's character a sexual predator or merely a misunderstood victim? is Meryl Streep's character an overzealous gossip or true believer? there is indeed doubt. The film does not underestimate the intelligence of the audience and allows for several interpretations. Thought-provoking, engrossing and well-acted by a strong cast. A film that is well worth a watch.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on March 15, 2011, 06:06:16 AM
No one ever listens to me  noooo:

Watched the film  Doubt today

([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.telegraph.co.uk%2Ftelegraph%2Fmultimedia%2Farchive%2F01243%2FQUAD_MAIN-DOUBT_05_1243807d.jpg&hash=8319db1d51455f94cfd6e624e534270d[/url])

Not bad at all - drama set a year in 1964. A character movie with some great performances - no shagging.

Essentially Doubt tells the story of Sister Aloysius (Streep) who suspects that her school’s priest (Hoffman) has been molesting a male student. She is very much of the old school philosophy of teaching / religion whilst Hoffman represents a threat to her on many levels. She appears bitter , twisted and fierce but is very sure of her convictions and pursues her suspicions without any real evidence - just her gut feeling that she is right.

Some of the cinematography is gorgeous - although some  scenes look as if they are preparing you for a horror flick.

Hoffman really is excellent ( as ever)  and the performances of the the boys mother is brilliant and unexpected.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on March 15, 2011, 07:20:32 AM
No one ever listens to me  noooo:

Watched the film  Doubt today

([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.telegraph.co.uk%2Ftelegraph%2Fmultimedia%2Farchive%2F01243%2FQUAD_MAIN-DOUBT_05_1243807d.jpg&hash=8319db1d51455f94cfd6e624e534270d[/url])

Not bad at all - drama set a year in 1964. A character movie with some great performances - no shagging.

Essentially Doubt tells the story of Sister Aloysius (Streep) who suspects that her school’s priest (Hoffman) has been molesting a male student. She is very much of the old school philosophy of teaching / religion whilst Hoffman represents a threat to her on many levels. She appears bitter , twisted and fierce but is very sure of her convictions and pursues her suspicions without any real evidence - just her gut feeling that she is right.

Some of the cinematography is gorgeous - although some  scenes look as if they are preparing you for a horror flick.

Hoffman really is excellent ( as ever)  and the performances of the the boys mother is brilliant and unexpected.



I forgot that...  redface:

You are right about the mother tho - awesome performance....  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Just One More on March 15, 2011, 07:23:26 AM
No one ever listens to me  noooo:

Eh?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on March 15, 2011, 11:44:14 AM
No one ever listens to me  noooo:

Eh?

 ;D
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on March 15, 2011, 11:44:46 AM
No one ever listens to me  noooo:

Eh?

And you were one of my favourites  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Just One More on March 15, 2011, 08:32:50 PM
 happy100
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on March 17, 2011, 09:46:28 AM
Stepped back in time last night and went to see "Blithe Spirit" last night (Noël Coward 1941).  Capital!  ;D
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on March 20, 2011, 08:53:54 AM
Passchendaele (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Passchendaele-DVD-Paul-Gross/dp/B002MGJT02/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1300609327&sr=1-1)

Quote from: Amazon Reviewer
The Third Battle of Ypres was fought in the most nightmarish conditions of any campaign on the Western Front, going from initial unexploited victory to muddy, bloody stalemate, yet despite the impossible conditions, the Canadian troops who fought there, like the Australians, distinguished themselves on a remarkably regular basis, inadvertently providing endless material for a truly great film. Unfortunately Passchendaele, Canada's most expensive film to date (but still mostly unreleased outside its borders), is not that film. Even more unfortunately, it has the feel of a vanity project, with Due South's Mountie Paul Gross writing, co-producing, directing, providing the end title song and giving himself a leading role with all the things actors love to do as a heroic/cynical/tragic/shellshocked Canadian soldier who falls in love with a nurse back home (Caroline Dhavernas, an appealing actress who delivers the film's most convincing performance) before being thrown back into the fray to keep an eye on her screwed up brother. Looking like Patrick Wayne and often sounding like the Duke - "Bring on the Hell!" - he's rendered as too much of a stock WW2 movie character despite being based on a real person, which keeps you from taking him or the movie seriously.

Nor do the opening heroics convince - like much of the film, too many of the attitudes ring false, from its far too modern hero to the designer cynicism. For all the sporadic faux-Saving Private Ryan combat sequences, these are always stock movie characters in stock movie situations saying stock movie dialogue like "You're looking for romance, kid, you're not going to find it in a trench." The latter might be one reason why it spends most of its running time away from the hellholes and mud of Flanders and in the gloriously photographed scenic grandeur of smalltown Alberta instead. Some occasional details are right, like the soldiers sleeping on the hospital floor because after months of trench life ordinary beds are agony for them, others are wrong (it places nurses much closer to the frontline than they were allowed to provide a romantic reunion), but while it recreates period details it often completely misses the feeling of being set in another time. Only the brashly enthusiastic British recruiting officer seems a spot on characterisation, and he's there primarily to further the melodrama, which this film has in spades. It's at its best when evoking Frank Hurley's iconic photographs of the battlefield (though Hurley's portraits were mainly of Australian soldiers), but even these are ultimately undermined by an ending that takes allegory into utter absurdity as our wounded hero carries a crucified soldier through Flanders mud as all the guns fall silent, a scene that's hard to watch without hearing John Wayne's voice in your head saying "Aw, truly this man wuz tha son of God."

Thankfully this is a lot better than Canada's last shot in the blockbuster stakes, the woeful and risible Battle of the Brave/Nouvelle France, and it's not the total misfire of Joyeaux Noel or the utter disaster of The Trench, but it is ultimately just a common-or-garden war movie: okay if you're in a undemanding mood, but constantly failing every chance to be more. For all the clichés it does work in fits and starts, but it's very much an old-fashioned war movie of the kind that would have been made in the 50s rather than the great film it at times seems to think it is. It's very easy to see it being made with the cast of D-Day: The 6th of June - Dana Andrews in the Gross role, Dana Wynter in the Dhavernas one, Edmond O'Brien as the jaded Canadian commander, Richard Todd as the British recruiting officer... But even in 1956 they'd have baled at that scene with the cross.

Unlike the Canadian and Asian DVDs, this UK release is also presented in the wrong ratio - near 1.85:1 rather than the original 2.35:1 - giving you just one more reason to wait until it turns up on TV.


This film started remarkably well and for the first hour or so was quite enjoyable - some of the scenes set in Canada were breathtaking in the Minema...

However, the last half hour was an embarrassing, absurd farce.... four quid wasted... I spilt me beer on the floor too....  noooo:

The review above just about covers it but I would only give it two BM Thumbs Up...  happy088 happy088
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 02, 2011, 08:43:32 PM
I watched Made in Dagenham tonight

Not a bad movie , a bit cliched in some of the roles and and a little predictable. Not in the fact that you knew what the outcome was but in the character portrayal. A bit of a dumbed down synopsis of the whole pay equality, politics and economics of the time but watchable.

Sally Hawkins was excellent  .

No shagging.

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on April 03, 2011, 07:22:41 AM
I watched Made in Dagenham tonight

Not a bad movie , a bit cliched in some of the roles and and a little predictable. Not in the fact that you knew what the outcome was but in the character portrayal. A bit of a dumbed down synopsis of the whole pay equality, politics and economics of the time but watchable.

Sally Hawkins was excellent  .

No shagging.



Might pass on that then...
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on April 08, 2011, 05:05:53 PM
Went to see this during the week:

http://www.oldvictheatre.com/whatson.php?id=70

Cause Celebre, Terence Rattigan. This was apparently his last play premiered in 1977; he died four months later. Based on a 1935 trial it tells the story of a woman who scandalised society by having an affair with a lad of seventeen which led to the murder of her husband... but, by whom?
Excellent acting as you might expect and a searing critique of hypocritical moral indignity from those around her, the press and the public at large.

 happy088
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on April 08, 2011, 05:08:00 PM
Any shagging?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on April 08, 2011, 05:10:51 PM
Any shagging?

 ::) No, although during the course of the drama one character reckons the couple must have done it 315 times  eeek: eeek:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Just One More on April 09, 2011, 08:23:33 PM
Went to see this during the week:

[url]http://www.oldvictheatre.com/whatson.php?id=70[/url]

Cause Celebre, Terence Rattigan.


I drove past there on Wednesday night
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on April 10, 2011, 07:58:59 AM
Went to see this during the week:

[url]http://www.oldvictheatre.com/whatson.php?id=70[/url]

Cause Celebre, Terence Rattigan.


I drove past there on Wednesday night


Any shagging?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on April 10, 2011, 08:00:48 AM
That question has already been resolved  ::)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 10, 2011, 08:02:04 AM
BM has shagging Alzheimers  rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on April 10, 2011, 08:08:30 AM
No... there might have been shagging... when he drove past like...  ::)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Just One More on April 10, 2011, 09:30:07 AM
I knew what you meant. I was too busy watching cars and rickshaws left right and centre, and pedestrians suicide jockeys here there and everywhere  cussing: I heard more car horns being sounded aggresively in one hour than I've heard in two bloody years  cussing:  cussing:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on April 10, 2011, 09:31:05 AM
I knew what you meant. I was too busy watching cars and rickshaws left right and centre, and pedestrians suicide jockeys here there and everywhere  cussing: I heard more car horns being sounded aggresively in one hour than I've heard in two bloody years  cussing:  cussing:

See, he knew what I meant like!  cloud9:

Nick and Miss D are mongs!  point:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 10, 2011, 10:03:40 AM
And you are our mong leader  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on April 10, 2011, 10:07:03 AM
And you are our mong leader  whistle:

Bow down before me then! Like this >>>>>  worthy:


 eveilgrin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 10, 2011, 10:11:52 AM
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Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on April 10, 2011, 10:12:34 AM
 evil:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on April 10, 2011, 11:50:16 PM
And you are our mong leader  whistle:

Commongder?  rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on May 05, 2011, 09:30:20 AM
Currently reading the latest translation of http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51RZJhV-4gL._AA115_.jpg.
Fascinating .... not the first time I have read Pepy's Diaries but this is the fullest version yet and has added input from contemporaries and other records. Most excellent.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on May 27, 2011, 04:35:46 PM
I've just started reading Waterlog by Richard Deakin, so far very entertaining and an oblique take on a British travelogue  happy088

http://www.randomhouse.co.uk/features/waterlog/
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on May 27, 2011, 04:47:15 PM
 happy088 happy088
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on May 29, 2011, 05:53:24 PM
Le Quattro Volte ~ Dir. Michaelangelo Frammartino ~ Cinema viewing

Do NOT get this out on DVD if it ever makes it to that format. I suspect the person doesn't exist who would have the necessary patience to sit through this piece of Art movie in a home setting with all the distractions around. I doubt it will ever make it to a cinema near you unless you have the sort of place that enjoys showing last year's Reykjavík International Film Festival winner  ;).

To say that it's slow would be an understatement, glacial would be closer. There is no dialogue and no story in the conventional sense of the word. It's not funny and there's definitley no shagging. A reviewer on IMDb gave this:

Quote
Run, don't walk, from this movie. It is excruciatingly boring and this from a person who likes slow movies. Think minimum of one-minute-long takes focused on the same subject where absolutely nothing happens. The message was supposed to be quite deep, I suppose, but it really wasn't "all that" – instead rather mundane. Numerous flaws were evident – the same goat wasn't even used throughout "the goat's" life (you could see from its markings), and at one point you could see that it was tied up so that it couldn't go far where instead it was supposed to have been stuck in a ditch. The landscape and village shots were supposed to be very beautiful, but actually they were nothing special and the colour washed out, at that. At one of the scenes which was supposed to be beautiful, I actually closed my eyes to rest from the crushing monotony of the film...

Alternatively, if you like goats, there are plenty of them and some stunning, Calabrian landscape. I had worked out that Le Quattro Volte means 'the four turns' and this is the key to unlocking the riddle that is the film. If you're feeling in a meditative and reflective mood and fancy pondering the Pythagorean conjecture or four reincarnations then set aside a few hours to go and see it.

IMDb gives it 7.5 / 10 ... I imagine a VP rating would be more like  ::) ::) ::) ::)   

 razz:

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on May 29, 2011, 05:59:53 PM
Any shagging?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 29, 2011, 06:17:25 PM
Any shagging?

You utter mong...  ::)

To say that it's slow would be an understatement, glacial would be closer. There is no dialogue and no story in the conventional sense of the word. It's not funny and there's definitley no shagging. A reviewer on IMDb gave this:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 29, 2011, 06:19:50 PM
Le Quattro Volte ~ Dir. Michaelangelo Frammartino ~ Cinema viewing

Do NOT get this out on DVD if it ever makes it to that format. I suspect the person doesn't exist who would have the necessary patience to sit through this piece of Art movie in a home setting with all the distractions around. I doubt it will ever make it to a cinema near you unless you have the sort of place that enjoys showing last year's Reykjavík International Film Festival winner  ;).

To say that it's slow would be an understatement, glacial would be closer. There is no dialogue and no story in the conventional sense of the word. It's not funny and there's definitley no shagging. A reviewer on IMDb gave this:

Quote
Run, don't walk, from this movie. It is excruciatingly boring and this from a person who likes slow movies. Think minimum of one-minute-long takes focused on the same subject where absolutely nothing happens. The message was supposed to be quite deep, I suppose, but it really wasn't "all that" – instead rather mundane. Numerous flaws were evident – the same goat wasn't even used throughout "the goat's" life (you could see from its markings), and at one point you could see that it was tied up so that it couldn't go far where instead it was supposed to have been stuck in a ditch. The landscape and village shots were supposed to be very beautiful, but actually they were nothing special and the colour washed out, at that. At one of the scenes which was supposed to be beautiful, I actually closed my eyes to rest from the crushing monotony of the film...

Alternatively, if you like goats, there are plenty of them and some stunning, Calabrian landscape. I had worked out that Le Quattro Volte means 'the four turns' and this is the key to unlocking the riddle that is the film. If you're feeling in a meditative and reflective mood and fancy pondering the Pythagorean conjecture or four reincarnations then set aside a few hours to go and see it.

IMDb gives it 7.5 / 10 ... I imagine a VP rating would be more like  ::) ::) ::) ::)   

 razz:



So essentially the film juxtaposes the monotony of the goat's life with the supposed excitement  of that of a human...?  rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on May 29, 2011, 06:26:36 PM
Any shagging?

You utter mong...  ::)

To say that it's slow would be an understatement, glacial would be closer. There is no dialogue and no story in the conventional sense of the word. It's not funny and there's definitley no shagging. A reviewer on IMDb gave this:
redface:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 29, 2011, 06:27:44 PM
Any shagging?

You utter mong...  ::)

To say that it's slow would be an understatement, glacial would be closer. There is no dialogue and no story in the conventional sense of the word. It's not funny and there's definitley no shagging. A reviewer on IMDb gave this:
redface:

 point:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on May 29, 2011, 06:56:48 PM

So essentially the film juxtaposes the monotony of the goat's life with the supposed excitement  of that of a human...?  rubschin:

Not quite. I'd say the monotony of the old goatherd's life fails miserably compared to the high jinx of being born again as a goat  ;D . But, and this is stretching the 4 reincarnations theory to the limit, being born again as a fir tree has it's moments ... until of course the local village decide you're the one for the celebrations and you become denuded, cut down and climbed upon  sad32:

Finally, we all end up as charcoal and I must say that segment of the film was fascinating and beautifully filmed  razz:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 29, 2011, 06:58:18 PM

So essentially the film juxtaposes the monotony of the goat's life with the supposed excitement  of that of a human...?  rubschin:

Not quite. I'd say the monotony of the old goatherd's life fails miserably compared to the high jinx of being born again as a goat  ;D . But, and this is stretching the 4 reincarnations theory to the limit, being born again as a fir tree has it's moments ... until of course the local village decide you're the one for the celebrations and you become denuded, cut down and climbed upon  sad32:

Finally, we all end up as charcoal and I must say that segment of the film was fascinating and beautifully filmed  razz:

I just wanted to say 'juxtaposed'...  redface:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on May 29, 2011, 07:00:50 PM
 lol: lol:

And so you did. Lahvely werd, innit?  ;)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 29, 2011, 07:01:22 PM
lol: lol:

And so you did. Lahvely werd, innit?  ;)

yes...  redface:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on June 06, 2011, 02:33:59 PM
I watched a terrible film last night. I can't recall the title, but everyone died in the end and I didn't care  happy088
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on June 06, 2011, 02:39:13 PM
Thanks for the info ~ I'll make sure I don't bother to watch that film then  happy088
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on June 06, 2011, 03:08:46 PM
Thanks for the info ~ I'll make sure I don't bother to watch that film then  happy088

Me too... I won't buy it on Blu-Ray or anything...  happy088
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on June 06, 2011, 03:11:27 PM
And people wonder at our sanity  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on June 06, 2011, 03:12:36 PM
And people wonder at our sanity  noooo:

 confused2:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on June 06, 2011, 07:26:58 PM
And people wonder at our sanity  noooo:

 confused2:

Don't worry BM, we've never wondered about your sanity



















It was obviously long gone  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on June 21, 2011, 12:03:42 PM
One for my list of books to buy ...... BM might like a copy too.
http://www.guardianbookshop.co.uk/BerteShopWeb/viewProduct.do?ISBN=9780857862655 (http://www.guardianbookshop.co.uk/BerteShopWeb/viewProduct.do?ISBN=9780857862655)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on June 21, 2011, 01:51:58 PM
One for my list of books to buy ...... BM might like a copy too.
[url]http://www.guardianbookshop.co.uk/BerteShopWeb/viewProduct.do?ISBN=9780857862655[/url] ([url]http://www.guardianbookshop.co.uk/BerteShopWeb/viewProduct.do?ISBN=9780857862655[/url])


 eveilgrin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on June 22, 2011, 06:14:21 PM
Wotched the remake of 'True Grit' the other night.

Far better than the John Wayne version. Beautifully made and acted.
,
No shagging but lots of shooting...

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on June 23, 2011, 03:19:17 AM
Wotched the remake of 'True Grit' the other night.

Far better than the John Wayne version. Beautifully made and acted.
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No shagging but lots of shooting...

 rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on June 23, 2011, 04:50:42 AM
Wotched the remake of 'True Grit' the other night.

Far better than the John Wayne version. Beautifully made and acted.
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No shagging but lots of shooting...


That's worth knowing ~ Thanks!
I have been wondering about the new True Grit ... don't normally like remakes but this one struck me as possibly being worth a watch ..... I have upgraded my wish list accordingly.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on August 28, 2011, 08:33:24 PM
Black Swan.

Complete.

Utter.

Shite.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on August 28, 2011, 08:51:49 PM
I hadn't got you down as a ballet fan. I, on the other hand angel1
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on August 29, 2011, 04:45:30 AM
I hadn't got you down as a ballet fan. I, on the other hand Gayer:

 whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on August 29, 2011, 06:28:47 AM
Black Swan.

Complete.

Utter.

Shite.

Yeah I was not a fan either. Far too pretentious and I'm sure most of the 'symbolism' was lost on me  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on September 04, 2011, 07:12:11 AM
Watched the new True Grit (http://www.amazon.co.uk/True-Grit-Triple-Blu-ray-Digital/dp/B004BDOEYU/ref=sr_1_2?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1315120206&sr=1-2) last night...

Most excellent and recommended... Jeff Bridges is awesome!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on September 14, 2011, 11:03:22 AM
At the risk of getting flamed I’m going to do something a little different here and add this thread’s first game review.

Deus Ex Human Revolution is the long awaited third game in the Deus Ex franchise and the prequel to the original game. Set in a dystopian near future where cybernetic augmentation is common but controversial with human purity groups squaring off against the corporations, you play Adam Jensen the security manager for a biotechnology firm that is just about to make a huge breakthrough when it is attacked by unknown assailants. Critically wounded and left for dead you are augmented in order to save your life and then begin a crusade to find those responsible for the attack.

As with the others in the franchise the game plays in first person perspective apart from when you use the cover system when it changes to third person and allows you multiple ways to complete your missions whether you like to hack security to get past, sneak around, find alternate routes or just blast through your opponents, there is no right or wrong way although there can be consequences to your actions later as the story progresses.

The world is rich and diverse and you can see where the designers drew their inspiration from, there are a number of subtle tips of the hat to science fiction films and authors from login details on computers to conversation you can eavesdrop. The game also does well setting the scene for the original games, The back story is incorporated well and also iintroduces some of the key characters from the other games. Manderly is mentioned in a number of emails you can read by hacking computers and you get to meet the young Tracer Tong.

The augmentation system works well instead of the traditional skills upgrade system seen in most RPGs, you can either upgrade naturally over time or buy/find praxis kits to further upgrade/unlock your augmentations. A number of kits are hidden in the game world so it is well worth exploring as much as possible. Jensen’s Augmentation powers give him options to persuade, see through walls, hack high security terminals or fall to the ground without injury and depending on how you upgrade yourself you can combine the effects of multiple augmentations, for example using upgraded sight to see an opponent through a wall and then punching through it to deal with him.

The core elements of the franchise are here, and in some areas improved over their predecessors. More dialogue options and the interesting persuasion system fits perfectly into the franchise. The open levels can present a wide array of options and you might find yourself going back to engage enemies. Even the Augmentation system has been carefully worked to enhance the options. My only real gripe about the game would be that if feels short, although with the announcement that three city hubs had been cut from the game due to production constraints Montreal, Upper Hengsha and an Indian city hub it sounds like there is going to be a raft of DLC to further expand the storyline and game world, the first of which comes out next month.

All in all this is an intelligent, well designed game with plenty of replay value due to the various ways you can complete the missions. Certainly one I’d recommend.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on September 14, 2011, 11:52:21 AM
 rubschin:  No shagging then.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on September 14, 2011, 12:01:30 PM

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Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on September 14, 2011, 12:03:24 PM
 tunble:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on November 03, 2011, 09:18:22 AM
I watched Any Human Heart (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Any-Human-Heart-DVD-Broadbent/dp/B003RRXUHS/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top) on DVD last night....

Utterly captivating, stunning and compelling....  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Broadbent is awesome - and he doesn't even speak for the first 3½ episodes! worthy:

Beg, borrer, steal or even buy it (through the normal link of course) but watch it!
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on November 07, 2011, 01:10:48 PM
Gonna watch Grand Prix (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Grand-Prix-Blu-ray-James-Garner/dp/B004PHE9F6/ref=sr_1_4?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1320671242&sr=1-4) in the minema tonight....  cloud9:

Went to see it at the cinema when it came out (1966) but it is still supposed to be one of the best motor racing movies ever released...  :thumbsup:

Quote
Forty years on, Grand Prix is still the best motor racing film ever made. The cars may be faster now, filming techniques improved and special effects more advanced, yet the film still has a truly epic scale and a feeling of veracity down to the last gear change that would be impossible to duplicate today. It feels real because much of it is real, the actors (with the exception of Brian Bedford) doing much of the driving themselves, with the production even entering cars in real races to seamlessly match footage. The real danger is only underlined by the fact that so many of the professional drivers in the film died racing themselves (ten in the decade following the filming alone). The crashes are there, along with the knowledge that that's what many in the crowd come for, but more than that, each race has a different character: more than just a different look, they're almost tone poems at times, one race from the driver's seat, another from a spectator's, another almost inside a character's head. Yet throughout, unlike later films, you always have a clear idea of what is going on and what point the race scenes are trying to make. The sequences have clearly been thought through and designed both emotionally as well as visually, with the great use of long lenses to establish scale and speed as cars drift in and out of focus giving the film a feel at once realistic and almost dreamlike (an impression further heightened in Saul Bass' almost balletic split-screen sequence). It's still a remarkably good looking film, too, not least because it was made at a time when the cars still looked like bullets rather than vacuum cleaners.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on November 07, 2011, 01:25:05 PM
Which was the car race film that Paul Newman drove his own car in?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on November 07, 2011, 01:28:59 PM
I've remembered  ........... "Winning" made in 1969. Robert Redford was in it too.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on November 07, 2011, 01:33:34 PM
I've remembered  ........... "Winning" made in 1969. Robert Redford was in it too.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on November 07, 2011, 10:11:17 PM
Wot an amazing film!  eeek:

Graham Hill, Raymond Baxter - they are all in it!

Five thumbs up!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on November 07, 2011, 10:18:39 PM
Did they go round and round and round in their brum brums like...........   is it bedtime already  sleep021
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on November 07, 2011, 10:23:44 PM
Did they go round and round and round in their brum brums like...........   is it bedtime already  sleep021

That's yer Xmas pressy sorted....  whistle:

Amazing film tho!

Never seen a film that has an overture and an Entr'acte before...  eeek:

Growler would love it like....  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on November 07, 2011, 10:27:17 PM
Oh noes I don't think that is on my ever expanding crimbo list  noooo:

You and Growler can watch it together all curled up in the minema like when he moves in   visits you  shortly  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on November 07, 2011, 10:29:42 PM
Oh noes I don't think that is on my ever expanding crimbo list  noooo:



It is now!  eveilgrin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: GROWLER on November 08, 2011, 11:26:43 AM

You and Growler can watch it together all curled up in the minema like when he moves in   visits you  shortly  whistle:

 eeek:

Need to watch it I think, 'cus BM has good taste....similar to mine. cloud9:
He's my continuing best friend for the 4th day running now! :thumbsup:

You's lot have a lot of catching up to do if you want to be considered for next years Golden Coconut Award.

Wilst talking about filums, what's the name of the one with the baby bear in it that (from the clip that was posted in here last year iirc) that was getting chased by a angry wulf in the wilderness.
It was a story about a family of bears in the wild and their adventures and survival I think. rubschin:

I want to buy it anyway, 'cus i absolutely luv and a door bears. cloud9:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on November 08, 2011, 11:42:35 AM

You and Growler can watch it together all curled up in the minema like when he moves in   visits you  shortly  whistle:

 eeek:

Need to watch it I think, 'cus BM has good taste....similar to mine. cloud9:
He's my continuing best friend for the 4th day running now! :thumbsup:

You's lot have a lot of catching up to do if you want to be considered for next years Golden Coconut Award.


:thumbsup:

The race scenes are jaw-dropping!

Graham Hill pops up every now and again too...   lol:

They actually entered cars in the races to get the best footage! worthy:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: GROWLER on November 08, 2011, 11:48:10 AM
I might just treat meself to that for Crimbulee.
Not sure if I've seen it or not tbh, but certainly not for a long time, so it doesn't matter then really does it?

Just need to discover the name of the 'bear film' and I'll then order both....via the Avinsome link, naturally. ;)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on November 08, 2011, 12:20:06 PM
I might just treat meself to that for Crimbulee.
Not sure if I've seen it or not tbh, but certainly not for a long time, so it doesn't matter then really does it?

Just need to discover the name of the 'bear film' and I'll then order both....via the Avinsome link, naturally. ;)

Was it this one (https://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Bear-DVD/dp/B0009NZ1IY/ref=sr_1_5?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1320754721&sr=1-5) like...?  rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: GROWLER on November 08, 2011, 12:25:25 PM
I might just treat meself to that for Crimbulee.
Not sure if I've seen it or not tbh, but certainly not for a long time, so it doesn't matter then really does it?

Just need to discover the name of the 'bear film' and I'll then order both....via the Avinsome link, naturally. ;)

Was it this one (https://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Bear-DVD/dp/B0009NZ1IY/ref=sr_1_5?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1320754721&sr=1-5) like...?  rubschin:

I think it must be. cloud9:
Doesn't matter, as the reviews are all raving about it anyway.

I shall be placing a order for the two films tonight. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Darwins Selection on November 08, 2011, 12:26:14 PM
I might just treat meself to that for Crimbulee.
Not sure if I've seen it or not tbh, but certainly not for a long time, so it doesn't matter then really does it?

Just need to discover the name of the 'bear film' and I'll then order both....via the Avinsome link, naturally. ;)


Was it this one ([url]https://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Bear-DVD/dp/B0009NZ1IY/ref=sr_1_5?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1320754721&sr=1-5[/url]) like...?  rubschin:


(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Frookery.s3.amazonaws.com%2F926000%2F926367_73b8_625x1000.jpg&hash=d81ccf9d649ab9b03b31442c8556abf5)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on November 08, 2011, 12:31:45 PM
I might just treat meself to that for Crimbulee.
Not sure if I've seen it or not tbh, but certainly not for a long time, so it doesn't matter then really does it?

Just need to discover the name of the 'bear film' and I'll then order both....via the Avinsome link, naturally. ;)

Was it this one (https://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Bear-DVD/dp/B0009NZ1IY/ref=sr_1_5?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1320754721&sr=1-5) like...?  rubschin:

I think it must be. cloud9:
Doesn't matter, as the reviews are all raving about it anyway.

I shall be placing a order for the two films tonight. :thumbsup:

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: GROWLER on November 08, 2011, 12:34:39 PM
I might just treat meself to that for Crimbulee.
Not sure if I've seen it or not tbh, but certainly not for a long time, so it doesn't matter then really does it?

Just need to discover the name of the 'bear film' and I'll then order both....via the Avinsome link, naturally. ;)


Was it this one ([url]https://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Bear-DVD/dp/B0009NZ1IY/ref=sr_1_5?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1320754721&sr=1-5[/url]) like...?  rubschin:


([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Frookery.s3.amazonaws.com%2F926000%2F926367_73b8_625x1000.jpg&hash=d81ccf9d649ab9b03b31442c8556abf5[/url])


What actually is that DS, and why's a 'edge'og shooting some cardboard cutouts...like? confused:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Darwins Selection on November 08, 2011, 12:41:22 PM
I might just treat meself to that for Crimbulee.
Not sure if I've seen it or not tbh, but certainly not for a long time, so it doesn't matter then really does it?

Just need to discover the name of the 'bear film' and I'll then order both....via the Avinsome link, naturally. ;)


Was it this one ([url]https://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Bear-DVD/dp/B0009NZ1IY/ref=sr_1_5?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1320754721&sr=1-5[/url]) like...?  rubschin:


([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Frookery.s3.amazonaws.com%2F926000%2F926367_73b8_625x1000.jpg&hash=d81ccf9d649ab9b03b31442c8556abf5[/url])


What actually is that DS, and why's a 'edge'og shooting some cardboard cutouts...like? confused:


'edge'og ?

No wonder you are lonesome, that is one of your lot.

'untin 'umans like.

I take it there isn't a Specsavers branch near Growler Towers?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: GROWLER on November 08, 2011, 12:45:01 PM
Well it looks like a piggin' 'edge'og to me. ::)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Darwins Selection on November 08, 2011, 12:48:49 PM
Well it looks like a piggin' 'edge'og to me. ::)

I take it there isn't a Specsavers branch near Growler Towers?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: GROWLER on November 08, 2011, 07:31:25 PM
Since WHEN....roughly like will do like...have bears had mochechan 'air cuts ey? confused:
I've seen a 'edge 'og with one, but NEVER a bear, never ever ever. noooo:

The one in the middle looks like he's 'avin' a whopper, and the one on the right obviously doesn't like the ronk from it. sick2:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Darwins Selection on November 08, 2011, 09:40:25 PM
Since WHEN....roughly like will do like...have bears had mochechan 'air cuts ey? confused:
I've seen a 'edge 'og with one, but NEVER a bear, never ever ever. noooo:

The one in the middle looks like he's 'avin' a whopper, and the one on the right obviously doesn't like the ronk from it. sick2:
surrender:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: GROWLER on November 08, 2011, 11:07:50 PM
Anyone /everyone else would agree with me though, oh, and the one on the right has obviously got some sort of skin rash too.
Not good at all that, 'cus bears can't go to the quacks or chemists for help and advice like, ever. noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on November 12, 2011, 05:46:23 PM
Just watched Senna... (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Senna-DVD-Ayrton/dp/B004PYD770/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1321119914&sr=8-1) most, most excellent and highly recommended...  :thumbsup:

Growler, you'd love it....
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: GROWLER on November 17, 2011, 10:00:45 PM
Missed 4 Lions on Sunday night on C4 apparently. Banghead

Seen the trailer and it looks funny as fook.
Anyone seen it?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on November 18, 2011, 04:26:25 PM
I am in a courtroom drama mood...

Watched 'To Kill a Mockingbird' last night and 'Inherit the Wind' the night before....


Both most, most wonderful!  cloud9:

Spencer Tracy, Gene Kelly, Gregory Peck.... Quality!  :thumbsup:


Might watch 12 Angry Men tonight....  rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: apc2010 on November 18, 2011, 04:27:58 PM
I am in a courtroom drama mood...

Watched 'To Kill a Mockingbird' last night and 'Inherit the Wind' the night before....


Both most, most wonderful!  cloud9:

Spencer Tracy, Gene Kelly, Gregory Peck.... Quality!  :thumbsup:


Might watch 12 Angry Men tonight....  rubschin:

Why what did you do.......... rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on November 18, 2011, 04:29:10 PM
YOu could invite Growler over and make it 13 angry men :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on November 18, 2011, 04:34:44 PM
Hancock's Half Hour - Twelve Angry Men (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejHKA2HI4TY#)   whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Tipsy Gipsy on November 18, 2011, 07:19:41 PM
We are watching The Fox and The Hound.  cloud9:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Just One More on November 18, 2011, 07:37:17 PM
Barman and Snoopy  eeek:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on November 18, 2011, 07:38:29 PM
Barman and Snoopy  eeek:

 eyes:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on November 18, 2011, 10:09:01 PM
Barman and Snoopy  eeek:

Dastardly and Muttley?  whistle:





 scared:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pirate on November 18, 2011, 11:05:31 PM
Barman and Snoopy  eeek:

Dastardly and Muttley?  whistle:

 scared:

 happy002 happy002
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on November 19, 2011, 05:42:29 PM
Just watched 12 Angry Men - most excellent!  :thumbsup:

Except when Lee J. Cobb makes his change of mind in the final scene his watch clearly says 5:20 when it is supposed to be nearly seven o'clock....  evil:

I notice these things...  redface:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Uncle Mort on November 19, 2011, 08:32:28 PM
Just watched 12 Angry Men - most excellent!  :thumbsup:

Except when Lee J. Cobb makes his change of mind in the final scene his watch clearly says 5:20 when it is supposed to be nearly seven o'clock....  evil:

I notice these things...  redface:

That's coz he'd forgotten to wind it up, wot with the tension in the jury room like.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Just One More on November 19, 2011, 08:35:02 PM
Wouldn't have happened with a digital one like  ;)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on November 20, 2011, 06:52:41 AM
Just watched 12 Angry Men - most excellent!  :thumbsup:

Except when Lee J. Cobb makes his change of mind in the final scene his watch clearly says 5:20 when it is supposed to be nearly seven o'clock....  evil:

I notice these things...  redface:

That's coz he'd forgotten to wind it up, wot with the tension in the jury room like.

 rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on November 21, 2011, 11:36:45 PM
Micky Flanagan - comedy DVD - "out out tour"

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Bloody funny

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on November 22, 2011, 05:59:37 AM
Micky Flanagan - comedy DVD - "out out tour"

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Bloody funny

Oh I likes him!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on November 22, 2011, 10:14:47 PM
Watched Bridesmaid film tonight. Lots of friends have seen it , said was really funny etc ......

Err pile of pants  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on November 22, 2011, 10:17:56 PM
You wet yerself laffing? eeek:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on November 22, 2011, 10:19:50 PM
That's right, laughed so hard tears ran down my legs  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pirate on November 22, 2011, 10:41:13 PM
You know, when I think of you as getting wet...something entirely different springs to mind...

Oh Pirate... Xmas1: Xmas1:

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pirate on November 22, 2011, 10:43:08 PM
Mr Thread etc...

My lovely thread etc...

 noooo: noooo:

 scared:

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on November 22, 2011, 10:43:26 PM
Mr Thread? etc.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on November 23, 2011, 06:07:15 AM
I watched Jackass 3 last night - bloody hilarious! happy002

A tiny sample of the humour...

Jackass midget scene high quality (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5oNb7WZXiw#noexternalembed-ws)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on November 23, 2011, 06:33:45 AM
You know, when I think of you as getting wet...something entirely different springs to mind...

Oh Pirate... Xmas1: Xmas1:

Should that not me oooooooooooh Pirate , said in a raspy voice  lol:

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Just One More on November 23, 2011, 06:38:38 AM
I watched Jackass 3 last night - bloody hilarious! happy002

A tiny sample of the humour...

Jackass midget scene high quality ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5oNb7WZXiw#noexternalembed-ws[/url])


 happy001

Although not in that scene, Johnny Knoxville is one of my "comedy heroes"
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on November 23, 2011, 08:09:37 AM
Watched Bridesmaid film tonight. Lots of friends have seen it , said was really funny etc ......

Err pile of pants  noooo:


In my experience that's what happens during the reception  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on December 12, 2011, 12:37:14 PM
Just finished reading The Art of Suppression (http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_2_14?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=the+art+of+suppression+pleasure.+panic+and+prohibition+since+1800&x=0&y=0&sprefix=the+art+of+sup) - Most excellent!  :thumbsup:

Quote from: Amazon
The prohibition of alcohol in the USA was a notorious fiasco. The War on Drugs has been a deadly failure. Bans on alternative nicotine products keep people smoking cigarettes. Attempts to suppress legal highs result in more drugs hitting the market. Prohibition doesn't work but the world is filled with prohibitionists. Why? Christopher Snowdon's new history of prohibitions is a panoramic study of how bans begin, who instigates them and why they fail. It is a story of moral panics, vested interests and popular hysteria, driven by people who believe that utopia is only ever one ban away. Includes: The campaign for alcohol prohibition in the USA The worldwide ban on opium and the dawn of the War on Drugs The curious case of the European Union's ban on oral tobacco (snus) The 1920s crusade to suppress drinking worldwide The prohibition of Ecstasy and the rise of designer drugs The enduring appeal of prohibitionist policies today
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on December 12, 2011, 12:42:35 PM
Mr Snowdon does seem to have a bit of a bee in his bonnet about prohibition

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Velvet-Glove-Iron-Fist-Anti-Smoking/dp/0956226507/ref=pd_sim_b_1 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Velvet-Glove-Iron-Fist-Anti-Smoking/dp/0956226507/ref=pd_sim_b_1)


Essentially he purports to believe in free choice for all ....... but I note he does not permit his books to be published in Kindle form ~ presumably because the royalties are lower.  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on December 12, 2011, 01:46:51 PM
Mr Snowdon does seem to have a bit of a bee in his bonnet about prohibition

[url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Velvet-Glove-Iron-Fist-Anti-Smoking/dp/0956226507/ref=pd_sim_b_1[/url] ([url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Velvet-Glove-Iron-Fist-Anti-Smoking/dp/0956226507/ref=pd_sim_b_1[/url])


Essentially he purports to believe in free choice for all ....... but I note he does not permit his books to be published in Kindle form ~ presumably because the royalties are lower.  whistle:


His free choice not to I guess...?

I have signed copies of both books...  cloud9:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Darwins Selection on December 12, 2011, 02:06:20 PM
Mr Snowdon does seem to have a bit of a bee in his bonnet about prohibition

[url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Velvet-Glove-Iron-Fist-Anti-Smoking/dp/0956226507/ref=pd_sim_b_1[/url] ([url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Velvet-Glove-Iron-Fist-Anti-Smoking/dp/0956226507/ref=pd_sim_b_1[/url])


Essentially he purports to believe in free choice for all ....... but I note he does not permit his books to be published in Kindle form ~ presumably because the royalties are lower.  whistle:


His free choice not to I guess...?

I have signed copies of both books...  cloud9:


 noooo:

You should have got the author to sign them instead.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on December 12, 2011, 02:44:36 PM
Mr Snowdon does seem to have a bit of a bee in his bonnet about prohibition

[url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Velvet-Glove-Iron-Fist-Anti-Smoking/dp/0956226507/ref=pd_sim_b_1[/url] ([url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Velvet-Glove-Iron-Fist-Anti-Smoking/dp/0956226507/ref=pd_sim_b_1[/url])


Essentially he purports to believe in free choice for all ....... but I note he does not permit his books to be published in Kindle form ~ presumably because the royalties are lower.  whistle:


His free choice not to I guess...?

I have signed copies of both books...  cloud9:


 noooo:

You should have got the author to sign them instead.


doh:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on December 12, 2011, 02:53:57 PM
Mr Snowdon does seem to have a bit of a bee in his bonnet about prohibition

[url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Velvet-Glove-Iron-Fist-Anti-Smoking/dp/0956226507/ref=pd_sim_b_1[/url] ([url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Velvet-Glove-Iron-Fist-Anti-Smoking/dp/0956226507/ref=pd_sim_b_1[/url])


Essentially he purports to believe in free choice for all ....... but I note he does not permit his books to be published in Kindle form ~ presumably because the royalties are lower.  whistle:


His free choice not to I guess...?

I have signed copies of both books...  cloud9:


 noooo:

You should have got the author to sign them instead.


doh:


 point: point: point: point:

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: apc2010 on December 12, 2011, 05:15:43 PM
Mr Snowdon does seem to have a bit of a bee in his bonnet about prohibition

[url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Velvet-Glove-Iron-Fist-Anti-Smoking/dp/0956226507/ref=pd_sim_b_1[/url] ([url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Velvet-Glove-Iron-Fist-Anti-Smoking/dp/0956226507/ref=pd_sim_b_1[/url])


Essentially he purports to believe in free choice for all ....... but I note he does not permit his books to be published in Kindle form ~ presumably because the royalties are lower.  whistle:


His free choice not to I guess...?

I have signed copies of both books...  cloud9:


 noooo:

You should have got the author to sign them instead.



Bm class 5 ......... point:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on December 12, 2011, 06:37:43 PM
Mr Snowdon does seem to have a bit of a bee in his bonnet about prohibition

[url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Velvet-Glove-Iron-Fist-Anti-Smoking/dp/0956226507/ref=pd_sim_b_1[/url] ([url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Velvet-Glove-Iron-Fist-Anti-Smoking/dp/0956226507/ref=pd_sim_b_1[/url])


Essentially he purports to believe in free choice for all ....... but I note he does not permit his books to be published in Kindle form ~ presumably because the royalties are lower.  whistle:


His free choice not to I guess...?

I have signed copies of both books...  cloud9:


 noooo:

You should have got the author to sign them instead.



Bm class 5 ......... point:


 evil:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on December 18, 2011, 09:15:48 AM
Not what I expected it to be.  noooo:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0521338557?tag=virtualpub-21&camp=2202&creative=7770&linkCode=op1&creativeASIN=0521338557&adid=0CNXV93XEB7APX70VVDN&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.virtual-pub.com%2FSMF%2Findex.php (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0521338557?tag=virtualpub-21&camp=2202&creative=7770&linkCode=op1&creativeASIN=0521338557&adid=0CNXV93XEB7APX70VVDN&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.virtual-pub.com%2FSMF%2Findex.php)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on December 18, 2011, 09:23:39 AM
Not what I expected it to be.  noooo:

[url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0521338557?tag=virtualpub-21&camp=2202&creative=7770&linkCode=op1&creativeASIN=0521338557&adid=0CNXV93XEB7APX70VVDN&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.virtual-pub.com%2FSMF%2Findex.php[/url] ([url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0521338557?tag=virtualpub-21&camp=2202&creative=7770&linkCode=op1&creativeASIN=0521338557&adid=0CNXV93XEB7APX70VVDN&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.virtual-pub.com%2FSMF%2Findex.php[/url])


 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Darwins Selection on December 18, 2011, 03:34:45 PM
Not what I expected it to be.  noooo:

[url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0521338557?tag=virtualpub-21&camp=2202&creative=7770&linkCode=op1&creativeASIN=0521338557&adid=0CNXV93XEB7APX70VVDN&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.virtual-pub.com%2FSMF%2Findex.php[/url] ([url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0521338557?tag=virtualpub-21&camp=2202&creative=7770&linkCode=op1&creativeASIN=0521338557&adid=0CNXV93XEB7APX70VVDN&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.virtual-pub.com%2FSMF%2Findex.php[/url])
drumroll:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on December 27, 2011, 10:20:51 AM
Watched Micky Flanagan Live (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Micky-Flanagan-Live-Out-Tour/dp/B004FPYG9W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1324981190&sr=8-1) last night!

I was rolling on the floor laughing - he is one funny guy!  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on December 27, 2011, 10:21:58 AM
Micky Flanagan live! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1W45t3kTXHM#ws)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Tipsy Gipsy on December 27, 2011, 10:24:05 AM
The eldest and gf have a copy of the first series of Downton Abbey so we watched that last night.... well half of it.... guess what is planned for tonight....  ::) 
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on December 27, 2011, 10:24:51 AM
Watched Micky Flanagan Live ([url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Micky-Flanagan-Live-Out-Tour/dp/B004FPYG9W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1324981190&sr=8-1[/url]) last night!

I was rolling on the floor laughing - he is one funny guy!  :thumbsup:


So are you comfortable enough to call each other the C word  lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on December 27, 2011, 10:29:19 AM
Watched Micky Flanagan Live ([url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Micky-Flanagan-Live-Out-Tour/dp/B004FPYG9W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1324981190&sr=8-1[/url]) last night!

I was rolling on the floor laughing - he is one funny guy!  :thumbsup:


So are you comfortable enough to call each other the C word  lol:


Oh yes!  eveilgrin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on January 19, 2012, 09:09:13 AM
One of many books received at Christmas was "Johnson's Life of London" written by Boris Johnson.
Finished reading it last night ~ a most entertaining book in true Boris style.
Some of his history may be a little suspect but never the less many facts about London and various inhabitants down the ages causing "Well I never knew that" moments.

Not a book for the academic but worth a read for entertainment value.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: miss Tchevious on January 19, 2012, 03:49:23 PM
I watched Jackass 3 last night - bloody hilarious! happy002

A tiny sample of the humour...

Jackass midget scene high quality ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5oNb7WZXiw#noexternalembed-ws[/url])


About to watch it now. shall report back.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on January 19, 2012, 03:57:39 PM
I watched Jackass 3 last night - bloody hilarious! happy002

A tiny sample of the humour...

Jackass midget scene high quality ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5oNb7WZXiw#noexternalembed-ws[/url])


About to watch it now. shall report back.  :thumbsup:


Don't watch it while you are eating....  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: miss Tchevious on January 19, 2012, 04:05:49 PM
Oky doke.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on January 29, 2012, 10:44:48 AM
Just finished Any Human Heart - what an exquisite book!  cloud9:

Stunning writing - didn't want to get to the end....  noooo:

Strangely, it was enhanced by watching the film first - if for no other reason than 'seeing' Jim Broadbent as the main character - he is perfect for it....

Highly recommended!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on February 12, 2012, 08:55:36 AM
If anyone has the chance I would thoroughly recommend Boardwalk Empire ...tis in Season 2 now on Sky but you if you get a chance Season 1 is out on video and the Season 1 and 2 set will be out soon 

Excellent acting but I like Steven Buscemi films anyway. Set in prohibition gangster times but much more about the characters than getting out a tommy gun .

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Boardwalk-Empire-Season-HBO-DVD/dp/B00451B6XA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1329036607&sr=8-1 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Boardwalk-Empire-Season-HBO-DVD/dp/B00451B6XA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1329036607&sr=8-1)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Uncle Mort on February 12, 2012, 08:59:18 AM
Boardwalk ~ now I have an earworm.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on March 10, 2012, 03:13:30 PM
Wotched 'Super 8' last week. Lots of fun.

Turn the surround sound up to full power for the train crash bit. Made the wall shake.  cloud9:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on March 22, 2012, 06:50:43 AM
A week with Marilyn - watched this last night  :thumbsup:

Every British actor seems to be in this ( except all those that appeared in The King's Speech  lol: ) .

Not bad at all but not as good as the King's Speech .
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on March 22, 2012, 06:58:20 AM
Probably not helped by the fact that I just don't like Kenneth Brannagh  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on March 22, 2012, 07:28:40 PM
The Ides of March

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Ides-March-Ryan-Gosling/dp/B005ZCSP0K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1332444388&sr=8-1 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Ides-March-Ryan-Gosling/dp/B005ZCSP0K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1332444388&sr=8-1)

Most enjoyable film - same inevitable conclusion with anything about politics. However principled you start out power corrupts and you inevitably need to compromise on just about everything !!!!

However it stars Ryan Gosling and I could do serious damage to that boy  eyes:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on March 22, 2012, 07:51:16 PM
He will need a training programme and medication  then  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on March 22, 2012, 07:55:14 PM
Training and sedation before , counselling and medication afters  lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on March 22, 2012, 08:05:46 PM
 eeek: scared2:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on March 22, 2012, 08:07:09 PM
You have no need to worry  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on March 22, 2012, 08:09:48 PM
 sad32:

There is always Tipsy  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on March 22, 2012, 08:19:29 PM
I have gallantly stood aside so that her path to you is unobstructed  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on March 22, 2012, 08:20:57 PM
 cloud9:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Just One More on March 22, 2012, 09:14:34 PM
I have gallantly stood aside so that her path to you is unobstructed  :thumbsup:

With friends like you...
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on March 22, 2012, 09:16:28 PM
I should change my name to Charity or Saint Demeanour really  rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pirate on March 22, 2012, 09:19:31 PM
Training and sedation before , counselling and medication afters  lol:

 evil:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on March 22, 2012, 09:22:58 PM
It's ok sweety , it's just another fantasy  lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 08, 2012, 06:29:46 AM
We Need To Talk About Kevin

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Need-Talk-About-Kevin-DVD/dp/B005XK82ES/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1333866038&sr=8-2 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Need-Talk-About-Kevin-DVD/dp/B005XK82ES/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1333866038&sr=8-2)

Watched this film last night .

Tilda Swinton was excellent . She is the mother of a boy who from an early age appears to be disturbed , evil, manipulative, remote etc. Her husband remains oblivious and his relationship with the boy he thinks is fine. Raises the question are some people just born like this?

Uncomfortable viewing at times and the symbolism a bit unnecessary and clumsy at others but on the whole excellent performances from all .

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on April 10, 2012, 03:39:25 PM
I want to see this!  ;D

http://youtu.be/DxJVHv_bmhk (http://youtu.be/DxJVHv_bmhk)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on April 10, 2012, 06:07:02 PM
Wotched 'Super 8' last week. Lots of fun.

Turn the surround sound up to full power for the train crash bit. Made the wall shake.  cloud9:

Finally got round to watching that the other night, certainly one of the better DVD's I've watched this year.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: apc2010 on April 10, 2012, 06:08:28 PM
I want to see this!  ;D

[url]http://youtu.be/DxJVHv_bmhk[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/DxJVHv_bmhk[/url])


Get a pirate copy....... whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on April 10, 2012, 06:11:05 PM
I want to see this!  ;D

[url]http://youtu.be/DxJVHv_bmhk[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/DxJVHv_bmhk[/url])


Get a pirate copy....... whistle:


 drumroll:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: apc2010 on April 10, 2012, 06:41:27 PM
Watching a Bill Hicks concert .........I am allowed because I have no stand up for a week or so ........
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: apc2010 on April 23, 2012, 05:25:43 PM
I want to see this!  ;D

[url]http://youtu.be/DxJVHv_bmhk[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/DxJVHv_bmhk[/url])


Watching it tonight .......... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: miss Tchevious on April 23, 2012, 05:29:02 PM
I want to see this!  ;D

[url]http://youtu.be/DxJVHv_bmhk[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/DxJVHv_bmhk[/url])


found a way to stream it free. watching it tonight. apc bought me giant bag of cheetos.  cloud9:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: apc2010 on April 23, 2012, 09:29:45 PM
I want to see this!  ;D

[url]http://youtu.be/DxJVHv_bmhk[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/DxJVHv_bmhk[/url])


found a way to stream it free. watching it tonight. apc bought me giant bag of cheetos.  cloud9:


Not all that............don't think it knows if it wants to be a kids film or satire ...........
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 02, 2012, 10:46:44 PM
Prometheus - storyline was really disappointing and weak. No stand out acting performances  noooo: Lots of cliches  noooo:

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pirate on June 02, 2012, 10:53:09 PM
Should've took me with you... ;)

the drifters - saturday night at the movie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO3_rYa3azI#)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 02, 2012, 10:56:01 PM
Could you sit still long enough ?  rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pirate on June 02, 2012, 10:58:16 PM
With you by my side...anything is possibly... ;)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on June 05, 2012, 03:22:23 PM
Prometheus - storyline was really disappointing and weak. No stand out acting performances  noooo: Lots of cliches  noooo:

A bit harsh. I liked this though I thought it was bit of a missed opportunity in some ways.

Interestingly, I see that Scott's next film will be a sequel to Blade Runner.

He must be going through a phase of making sequels to his own films. If he tries to make a sequel to 'Robin Hood' I may have him assassinated.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 05, 2012, 03:35:11 PM
For me it just didn't live up to the hype.

Another film relying on the fact that it is in 3D and so the effects are good but the content lacking !
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 05, 2012, 03:41:25 PM
TG what did you make of why the alien at the beginning committed suicide - what was the relevance ?

Was he upset with his own kind or was it a more insidious reason ?

I was confuslimicated by that  whacky115
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: TG on June 05, 2012, 03:50:48 PM
TG what did you make of why the alien at the beginning committed suicide - what was the relevance ?

Was he upset with his own kind or was it a more insidious reason ?

I was confuslimicated by that  whacky115

I assumed this was the aliens way of injecting its DNA into the human race. Assuming that sequence was set on Earth rather than on the alien planet. Who knows?

I saw this in 3d and the only time I noticed it was in 3d was the navigation bit where the robot bloke got all the answers. Otherwise 3d was unnecessary and pointless.

I rather liked the warning message at the end that became the 'distress' signal that drew in Ripley and 3 sequels.

Having said all that I will buy myself a BluRay copy of this and watch it again nor did I feel robbed at the cinema price.

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on June 16, 2012, 05:55:52 PM
{geek] Sorry TG, the message doesn't become the distress signal picked up in Alien. Prometheus lands on LV223, Acheron is LV428[/geek]

I didn't think the film was that bad. certainly better than the AVP prequel efforts. I think you are right about the sequel(s) though, something tells me this is less a prequel and more a reboot of the whole franchise.

The start of the film does look like it was either their way to seed DNA onto a planet or someone who was already infected committing suicide before it was too late.



Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 25, 2012, 07:42:55 PM
So lots of wimmin are raving about this there 50 Shades of Grey  book - dirty book allegedly  . What a load of utter tosh it is  noooo:

We were talking about 'those' kind of books which we read during our teens etc .....and the trash stuff such as the one line we all remember " putting goldfish up yer flue"  - one book we all read  ;)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on June 25, 2012, 07:45:35 PM
So lots of wimmin are raving about this there 50 Shades of Grey  book - dirty book allegedly  . What a load of utter tosh it is  noooo:

We were talking about 'those' kind of books which we read during our teens etc .....and the trash stuff such as the one line we all remember " putting goldfish up yer flue"  - one book we all read  ;)

So you read it then  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 25, 2012, 07:50:08 PM
Of course. My nose is bigger than my brain  lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Tipsy Gipsy on June 25, 2012, 09:49:00 PM
So lots of wimmin are raving about this there 50 Shades of Grey  book - dirty book allegedly  . What a load of utter tosh it is  noooo:

We were talking about 'those' kind of books which we read during our teens etc .....and the trash stuff such as the one line we all remember " putting goldfish up yer flue"  - one book we all read  ;)

A trilogy of trash no less.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 26, 2012, 04:41:31 AM
Indeed .....not sure how many will bother with the second and third book though with the first one being lamer than a dead horse  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Just One More on June 26, 2012, 06:09:38 AM
Miss D has obviously been spoilt
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Tipsy Gipsy on June 26, 2012, 06:11:40 AM
However, I picked this up as I passed through the book palaces at Hay on Sunday and so far is keeping me amused.  It also reflects the way I approach travelling too.  ;D

http://www.janetseclecticreviews.org.uk/articles.php?article_id=494 (http://www.janetseclecticreviews.org.uk/articles.php?article_id=494)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Darwins Selection on June 26, 2012, 08:09:32 AM
Miss D has obviously been spoilt

Like an Egyptian ballot paper?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Just One More on June 27, 2012, 08:54:25 PM
So lots of wimmin are raving about this there 50 Shades of Grey  book - dirty book allegedly  . What a load of utter tosh it is  noooo:

We were talking about 'those' kind of books which we read during our teens etc .....and the trash stuff such as the one line we all remember " putting goldfish up yer flue"  - one book we all read  ;)


(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs14.postimage.org%2Fb9o9maob1%2F50_shades_of_grey.jpg&hash=90c0bd8714262e27ebbbc5e6399d58db) (http://postimage.org/image/b9o9maob1/)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on June 28, 2012, 07:56:06 AM
So lots of wimmin are raving about this there 50 Shades of Grey  book - dirty book allegedly  . What a load of utter tosh it is  noooo:

We were talking about 'those' kind of books which we read during our teens etc .....and the trash stuff such as the one line we all remember " putting goldfish up yer flue"  - one book we all read  ;)


([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs14.postimage.org%2Fb9o9maob1%2F50_shades_of_grey.jpg&hash=90c0bd8714262e27ebbbc5e6399d58db[/url]) ([url]http://postimage.org/image/b9o9maob1/[/url])


LL is reading it now!  eeek:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Just One More on June 29, 2012, 05:27:53 AM

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs18.postimage.org%2Fxl67pbdb9%2F50_shades_of_grey_2.jpg&hash=0833be0b4a0e593ffdd49bcbdb65601d) (http://postimage.org/image/xl67pbdb9/)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 30, 2012, 08:07:46 PM
Been to see 'Killer Joe ' at the cinema .

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/sep/13/killer-joe-review (http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/sep/13/killer-joe-review)

I should have taken my cushion to hide behind for some scenes  eeek: ...other scenes  eeek: eeek: eeek: eeek: eeek: but still compelling and grotesque and often funny all at the same time .
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: apc2010 on June 30, 2012, 09:02:45 PM
Been to see 'Killer Joe ' at the cinema .

[url]http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/sep/13/killer-joe-review[/url] ([url]http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/sep/13/killer-joe-review[/url])

I should have taken my cushion to hide behind for some scenes  eeek: ...other scenes  eeek: eeek: eeek: eeek: eeek: but still compelling and grotesque and often funny all at the same time .


Cinema day............. rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Just One More on June 30, 2012, 09:50:45 PM
It's not a book, it's not a fillum,  but it should be  (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/9365640/Count-Robert-de-La-Rochefoucauld.html)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on June 30, 2012, 09:56:17 PM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: apc2010 on June 30, 2012, 10:01:06 PM
It's not a book, it's not a fillum,  but it should be  ([url]http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/9365640/Count-Robert-de-La-Rochefoucauld.html[/url])



 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on July 01, 2012, 08:25:41 AM
 Thumbs:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on July 03, 2012, 07:13:00 PM
So lots of wimmin are raving about this there 50 Shades of Grey  book - dirty book allegedly  . What a load of utter tosh it is  noooo:

We were talking about 'those' kind of books which we read during our teens etc .....and the trash stuff such as the one line we all remember " putting goldfish up yer flue"  - one book we all read  ;)


(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fa2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net%2Fhphotos-ak-prn1%2F555965_10151881861780475_528795442_n.jpg&hash=bbaa59a8643ea386ea5fceba0ecc4122)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on July 03, 2012, 07:21:03 PM
Fifty Shades of Theresa May

The tale of a leopardprint-heel-loving Home Sexy-tary, far right, who enjoys swapping ministerial briefs with the Chief Whip  lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on July 03, 2012, 07:24:42 PM
You are a very sick individual Miss D  lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Just One More on July 03, 2012, 07:44:01 PM
50 Raids of Kray- A story of life in the East End in the 60's
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on July 03, 2012, 07:45:08 PM
50 shades of Ray: A Kinks story
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on July 04, 2012, 05:27:25 AM
50 Shades of Grey - LL does the washing....  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Darwins Selection on July 04, 2012, 04:22:12 PM
50 shades of Bray.

25 pairs of sunglasses near Windsor.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on July 04, 2012, 04:24:49 PM
50 shades of pray: C of E  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on July 04, 2012, 04:42:40 PM
50 Shades of Stray: LL's menagerie
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Just One More on July 17, 2012, 07:03:45 AM

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs7.postimage.org%2Fxbade6nqf%2F50_shades_of_grey_3.jpg&hash=6bcdcf21362562e95018206a8f271d8d) (http://postimage.org/image/xbade6nqf/)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Darwins Selection on July 17, 2012, 03:11:41 PM

([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs7.postimage.org%2Fxbade6nqf%2F50_shades_of_grey_3.jpg&hash=6bcdcf21362562e95018206a8f271d8d[/url]) ([url]http://postimage.org/image/xbade6nqf/[/url])


Poor Snoopy. . . .
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on July 17, 2012, 06:46:42 PM
I hear they're beginning to 'eroticise' some classics ... for a new generation  ::)

A new thread beckons ...  Popcorn:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on July 17, 2012, 06:58:01 PM
Withering Heights ? rubschin:

Sensitive and Sensitivity ?  rubschin:

Moby Dick  lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on July 17, 2012, 07:04:50 PM
Mr Thread?  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on July 17, 2012, 07:08:31 PM
Withering Heights ? rubschin:

Sensitive and Sensitivity ?  rubschin:

Moby Dick  lol:

Frankenstein's monster  lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on July 17, 2012, 07:11:18 PM
Nelson:  "Kiss me, Hardy"

Hardy:  "Ooooh .... in't she bold?"
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on July 17, 2012, 07:12:02 PM
Knickers Doone  lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on July 17, 2012, 07:12:56 PM
Lord of the Flies  lol:

The Great Gaspby  whistle:

Tinker, Wailer , Holder, Cry  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on July 17, 2012, 07:14:45 PM

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs13.postimage.org%2F7ekboujnn%2Fdownload.jpg&hash=ef618a0107c05551d89d01a2f2ca7e17) (http://postimage.org/)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on July 17, 2012, 07:15:11 PM
Robinson Cruiser

Martin Fuckwit

A Tale of Two Titties happy001
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on July 17, 2012, 07:15:56 PM
The BFG ( Big F***ing Groaner )
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on July 17, 2012, 07:17:22 PM
Whore and grease  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on July 17, 2012, 07:21:49 PM
Twelfth Knight....  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on July 17, 2012, 07:23:15 PM
Hard Times
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on July 17, 2012, 07:24:12 PM
A Midsummer Night's Cream...  redface:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Just One More on July 17, 2012, 07:24:25 PM
Knickerless Nicola

Hard on Times

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on July 17, 2012, 07:26:12 PM
The Buns of Navarone
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on July 17, 2012, 07:28:45 PM
U Lay Seeds
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on July 17, 2012, 07:29:00 PM
Westwood Whore!
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on July 17, 2012, 07:29:53 PM
The Gay of the Jackal
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on July 17, 2012, 07:30:36 PM
The Cunt Of Monte Cristo  redface:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on July 17, 2012, 07:31:24 PM
Bob the Bummer happy001
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on July 17, 2012, 07:32:16 PM
When was that a classic ?  noooo: noooo: noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on July 17, 2012, 07:33:06 PM
When was that a classic ?  noooo: noooo: noooo:

Oh.... I forgot like...  redface:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on July 17, 2012, 07:33:38 PM
When was that a classic ?  noooo: noooo: noooo:
It's his favourite story  noooo: noooo: noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on July 17, 2012, 07:34:11 PM
When was that a classic ?  noooo: noooo: noooo:
It's his favourite story  noooo: noooo: noooo:

 redface: redface: redface:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Just One More on July 17, 2012, 07:40:32 PM
When was that a classic ?  noooo: noooo: noooo:

Cos the Buns of Navarone was  rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on July 17, 2012, 07:41:46 PM
Great Exertations
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Pastis on July 17, 2012, 07:45:09 PM
Jane Austen revisited:

Northanger Rabbi  ~  A religious revelation   eyes:

Perversion  ~   What you really thought Persuasion was about
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on July 18, 2012, 03:20:37 PM
http://books.google.co.uk/books/about/The_Natural_Superiority_of_the_Left_Hand.html?id=kBqBQgAACAAJ&redir_esc=y (http://books.google.co.uk/books/about/The_Natural_Superiority_of_the_Left_Hand.html?id=kBqBQgAACAAJ&redir_esc=y)
 whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on July 28, 2012, 09:18:25 PM
The Brat has just asked if she can read 50 Shades of Grey  eeek:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on July 28, 2012, 09:21:02 PM
The Brat has just asked if she can read 50 Shades of Grey  eeek:

Give her a Dulux catalogue  lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on July 28, 2012, 09:22:49 PM
Or John Major's autobiography  lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on July 29, 2012, 07:46:40 AM
She wants to be ready for that new mattress  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Darwins Selection on July 29, 2012, 10:38:56 AM
The Brat has just asked if she can read 50 Shades of Grey  eeek:
Be grateful that she can read at all.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: miss Tchevious on July 29, 2012, 10:39:29 AM
The Brat has just asked if she can read 50 Shades of Grey  eeek:

Give her a Dulux catalogue  lol:

by the sound of recent events, I think you mean a Durex catalogue.  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on July 29, 2012, 10:43:47 AM
 scared:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Darwins Selection on July 29, 2012, 10:46:15 AM
The Brat has just asked if she can read 50 Shades of Grey  eeek:

Give her a Dulux catalogue  lol:

by the sound of recent events, I think you mean a Durex catalogue.  whistle:


Catalogue?  eeek:
In my day you just had a choice of 3 sizes, Medium, Large and Agricultural.  ;)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on July 29, 2012, 10:47:54 AM
In the USA the sizes are Giant, Jumbo and Super Jumbo  eeek:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Darwins Selection on July 29, 2012, 10:50:21 AM
In the USA the sizes are Giant, Jumbo and Super Jumbo  eeek:

But their gallons and ounces are smaller than ours as well.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on July 29, 2012, 10:59:08 AM
The Brat has just asked if she can read 50 Shades of Grey  eeek:


Give her a Dulux catalogue  lol:


by the sound of recent events, I think you mean a Durex catalogue.  whistle:


(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.freesmileys.org%2Fsmileys%2Fsmiley-laughing007.gif&hash=83bc196c4b48087458899f76fa77cc2b) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Uncle Mort on July 29, 2012, 11:06:05 AM
The Brat has just asked if she can read 50 Shades of Grey  eeek:


Give her a Dulux catalogue  lol:


by the sound of recent events, I think you mean a Durex catalogue.  whistle:


([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.freesmileys.org%2Fsmileys%2Fsmiley-laughing007.gif&hash=83bc196c4b48087458899f76fa77cc2b[/url]) ([url]http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php[/url])


She's just ribbing.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on July 29, 2012, 11:09:07 AM
I'm sure the whole concept of sex will soon lose it's attraction when she realises you have to actually stay awake and expend some energy  ( something she has not been able to do so far in this summer holiday  noooo: noooo: noooo:)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on July 29, 2012, 11:09:21 AM
The Brat has just asked if she can read 50 Shades of Grey  eeek:


Give her a Dulux catalogue  lol:


by the sound of recent events, I think you mean a Durex catalogue.  whistle:


([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.freesmileys.org%2Fsmileys%2Fsmiley-laughing007.gif&hash=83bc196c4b48087458899f76fa77cc2b[/url]) ([url]http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php[/url])


She's just ribbing.


 drumroll:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on July 29, 2012, 11:10:02 AM
I'm sure the whole concept of sex will soon lose it's attraction when she realises you have to actually stay awake and expend some energy  ( something she has not been able to do so far in this summer holiday  noooo: noooo: noooo:)
happy001 happy001

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: apc2010 on July 29, 2012, 11:10:36 AM
I'm sure the whole concept of sex will soon lose it's attraction when she realises you have to actually stay awake and expend some energy  ( something she has not been able to do so far in this summer holiday  noooo: noooo: noooo:)


Not always........... noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on July 29, 2012, 11:12:12 AM
Oh dear Miss T  lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on July 29, 2012, 11:12:32 AM
 point:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: miss Tchevious on July 29, 2012, 11:16:48 AM
 sad24: welcome to my werld. 
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Snoopy on August 01, 2012, 03:20:53 PM
Amazon have recently "re-issued" books by R.F. Delderfield on Kindle.
MiL, knowing via Woodstock, that I have enjoyed his books in the past bought me several for my birthday on the grounds that I would need summat to read in hospital. Wasn't in long enough to read more than a chapter or six I have been spending my evenings with my new pipes, a bowl of Players 965 mixture and my feet up re-reading books from years ago.
A most excellent way of spending an evening  cloud9:




Yes BM I know she didn't use the VP link for Amazon but it was a surprise gift so I didn't get the chance to put it through our linky and anyway I'm not having her in here!
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on August 01, 2012, 03:26:52 PM
(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.freesmileys.org%2Fsmileys%2Fsmiley-sad010.gif&hash=d1a17dd3995dde64496cf7ae56fb4fbb) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Creant Commander of the picklement and baking BAb(Hons) on August 24, 2012, 06:09:49 AM
http://en.fab.de/aktion-tenga-1.htm?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=standardENG (http://en.fab.de/aktion-tenga-1.htm?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=standardENG)


For all you discerning VPers out there. eyes:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Just One More on September 08, 2012, 06:33:26 PM
So lots of wimmin are raving about this there 50 Shades of Grey  book - dirty book allegedly  . What a load of utter tosh it is  noooo:

We were talking about 'those' kind of books which we read during our teens etc .....and the trash stuff such as the one line we all remember " putting goldfish up yer flue"  - one book we all read  ;)


Amazon MOther's Day Commercial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK8Lr_HL3eY#ws)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on September 08, 2012, 06:37:52 PM
So lots of wimmin are raving about this there 50 Shades of Grey  book - dirty book allegedly  . What a load of utter tosh it is  noooo:

We were talking about 'those' kind of books which we read during our teens etc .....and the trash stuff such as the one line we all remember " putting goldfish up yer flue"  - one book we all read  ;)


Amazon MOther's Day Commercial ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK8Lr_HL3eY#ws[/url])


happy001
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on September 08, 2012, 06:43:36 PM
What does LL think of it?  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on September 08, 2012, 06:44:11 PM
What does LL think of it?  whistle:

She thought it was shite....
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on September 09, 2012, 06:30:52 PM
If anybody is not watching this and they can, then they are missing a real treat ...bloody funny  :thumbsup:

http://skyatlantic.sky.com/shows/hunderby (http://skyatlantic.sky.com/shows/hunderby)

Hunderby Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy0oYzia1sg#ws)

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on September 09, 2012, 06:43:05 PM
Quote
The script, needless to say, is one, long zinger, parodying high-falutin' costume-drama diction with an exquisite mixture of savagery and scatology. I loved Edmund's excruciating comparison of his first and second wives' pudenda: "Arabelle was smooth as ham – nature did not busy her broken mound with such a black and forceful brush". And Dorothy's sombre update on her master's mother's medical condition: "Her bowel has still not spoken, Sir ... though I fancy I caught a whisper

 lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Creant Commander of the picklement and baking BAb(Hons) on September 26, 2012, 06:06:12 AM
http://www.baronbob.com/winerack-winegaggift.htm (http://www.baronbob.com/winerack-winegaggift.htm)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on September 26, 2012, 06:12:44 AM
[url]http://www.baronbob.com/winerack-winegaggift.htm[/url] ([url]http://www.baronbob.com/winerack-winegaggift.htm[/url])


Excellent!  Thumbs:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on September 28, 2012, 07:08:24 PM
There is even a version for BM  lol:

http://www.baronbob.com/beerbelly.htm (http://www.baronbob.com/beerbelly.htm)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on September 28, 2012, 07:17:42 PM
There is even a version for BM  lol:

[url]http://www.baronbob.com/beerbelly.htm[/url] ([url]http://www.baronbob.com/beerbelly.htm[/url])


 evil:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on September 29, 2012, 08:52:19 PM
Finally got around to watching Battleship and it isn't as bad a film as I was expecting, having said that I'd already seen the Asylum Studios knock off version (I blame insomnia). The plot is the pretty much bog standard screwup brother comes into his own during alien invasion cliche although the scene where he is trying to woo the woman with a burrito scene did strike me as something that Nick would have done.  whistle: The tie in to the board game is cleverly done and I suspect that younger kids won't have realised it when it was happening.

While not at the top of my recent film list (Dredd 3D), its something I'd probably watch again.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on October 01, 2012, 04:27:15 PM
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Watching-English-Hidden-Rules-Behaviour/dp/0340818867 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Watching-English-Hidden-Rules-Behaviour/dp/0340818867)
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Just One More on October 06, 2012, 07:49:48 AM
If anybody is not watching this and they can, then they are missing a real treat ...bloody funny  :thumbsup:

[url]http://skyatlantic.sky.com/shows/hunderby[/url] ([url]http://skyatlantic.sky.com/shows/hunderby[/url])

Hunderby Trailer ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy0oYzia1sg#ws[/url])


I've now caught up on the recorded episodes  lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on October 06, 2012, 08:36:39 AM
One episode left.... :thumbsup:

Last couple of episodes weren't quite as good I thought  rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on November 30, 2012, 06:45:48 PM
just finished keith richards' autobiography  :thumbsup: eeek: Shocked:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: apc2010 on December 01, 2012, 07:42:06 AM
just finished keith richards' autobiography  :thumbsup: eeek: Shocked:

Good innit.............. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on February 24, 2013, 09:15:33 PM
Just watched Late Quartet...

Most excellent!  Thumbs:

Although you can't help think of that Christopher Walken with a watch up his arse....  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Steve on February 24, 2013, 10:01:35 PM
50 Sheds of Grey (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fifty-Sheds-Grey-Not-too-modern-ebook/dp/B0096BJCAI/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1361743022&sr=1-1) (only 20p for Kindle app on PC) The spoof of THAT book and imho funniest thing since Spamalot

Seb Coe's Autobiography.  no gratuitous sex and violence to entertain but a good read and completely changed my view of him
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Tipsy Gipsy on March 03, 2013, 07:50:03 PM
Right am off to the big room to watch Skyfall.  cloud9:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Steve on March 03, 2013, 07:55:39 PM
Right am off to the big room to watch Skyfall.  cloud9:
:thumbsup:  you'll be humming that Adele song tomorrow
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on March 03, 2013, 08:47:57 PM
The Master - brilliantly acted - weird film....  rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: apc2010 on March 24, 2013, 03:30:12 PM
To save me posting all Miss Ts songs this album is great........

Dermot O'leary Saturday Sessions

all artists going covers ,,..........some seriously good stuff........ :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on March 24, 2013, 03:33:43 PM
To save me posting all Miss Ts songs this album is great........

Dermot O'leary Saturday Sessions

all artists going covers ,,..........some seriously good stuff........ :thumbsup:

Pirate Bay...  Thumbs:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: apc2010 on March 24, 2013, 03:35:55 PM
Difficult to find to buy... whistle:   stuff like this


Emeli Sande - Eleanor Rigby (Dermot o'Leary Saturday Sessions 2013) + Lyrics (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fN9oZhq0oqo#)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on March 24, 2013, 03:52:07 PM
Difficult to find to buy... whistle:   stuff like this


Emeli Sande - Eleanor Rigby (Dermot o'Leary Saturday Sessions 2013) + Lyrics ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fN9oZhq0oqo#[/url])


Playing!  Thumbs:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Just One More on March 24, 2013, 06:45:55 PM
I downloaded Emeli Sande's album last week, well recommended   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: miss Tchevious on March 24, 2013, 08:02:08 PM
I downloaded Emeli Sande's album last week, well recommended   :thumbsup:

downloaded it today.  Thumbs:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on March 24, 2013, 08:05:13 PM
Been watching The Shield this evening... anybody seen it...?  rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: apc2010 on March 24, 2013, 08:07:54 PM
Been watching The Shield this evening... anybody seen it...?  rubschin:

NO........
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on March 24, 2013, 08:09:57 PM
Been watching The Shield this evening... anybody seen it...?  rubschin:

NO........

You won't want a copy of the seven series I have downloadimicated then...?  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: apc2010 on March 24, 2013, 08:10:56 PM
Been watching The Shield this evening... anybody seen it...?  rubschin:

NO........

You won't want a copy of the seven series I have downloadimicated then...?  whistle:

NO........
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 24, 2013, 08:11:56 PM
Been watching The Shield this evening... anybody seen it...?  rubschin:

Haven't watched that in a loooooooong time.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on March 24, 2013, 08:15:58 PM
Been watching The Shield this evening... anybody seen it...?  rubschin:

Haven't watched that in a loooooooong time.

31.4GB -put it on yer tablet like....  Thumbs:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on March 24, 2013, 09:05:50 PM
Been watching The Shield this evening... anybody seen it...?  rubschin:

Watched the first couple of series  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on March 24, 2013, 09:09:26 PM
Been watching The Shield this evening... anybody seen it...?  rubschin:

Watched the first couple of series  :thumbsup:

It is starting to pick up a bit...  Thumbs:

Was it you that recommended it...?  rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on March 24, 2013, 09:12:36 PM
You never listen to me  cloud9:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on March 24, 2013, 09:22:03 PM
You never listen to me  cloud9:

I do!  cussing:

Shall I burn you a copy like...?  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on March 24, 2013, 09:26:15 PM
 lol:

Breaking Bad is  :thumbsup: if you have not watched any of those
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on March 24, 2013, 09:37:30 PM
lol:

Breaking Bad is  :thumbsup: if you have not watched any of those

Never heard of it...  noooo:

Do I need to download all five series and start at the beginning...?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on March 24, 2013, 09:41:44 PM
Just do series 1 first and see if you like it  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: apc2010 on March 24, 2013, 09:43:19 PM
Just do series 1 first and see if you like it  :thumbsup:

Is that a motto....... rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on March 24, 2013, 09:44:34 PM
Just do series 1 first and see if you like it  :thumbsup:

Downloading Series 1 - 4....  Thumbs:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: apc2010 on March 24, 2013, 09:53:22 PM
Just do series 1 first and see if you like it  :thumbsup:

Downloading Series 1 - 4....  Thumbs:

See he never listens to you ......you said 1 series.... noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on March 24, 2013, 09:59:32 PM
Just do series 1 first and see if you like it  :thumbsup:

Downloading Series 1 - 4....  Thumbs:

See he never listens to you ......you said 1 series.... noooo:

I couldn't find just Series 1... ::)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on March 26, 2013, 04:43:56 PM
lol:

Breaking Bad is  :thumbsup: if you have not watched any of those

Watching it now like!  Thumbs:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 26, 2013, 10:47:14 PM
Currently watching John Cleese Live, The Alimony Tour. Well worth a look.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on March 27, 2013, 06:08:06 AM
Currently watching John Cleese Live, The Alimony Tour. Well worth a look.  :thumbsup:

Darwin on tour...?  rubschin:

Downloading now...  Thumbs:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: boogs on March 28, 2013, 12:10:42 PM
Been watching The Shield this evening... anybody seen it...?  rubschin:

Watched about 3 series of it. I enjoyed it certainly shows the other side of LA good acting to.. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 04, 2013, 06:34:09 PM
Just wat6ching Quartet. (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Quartet-DVD-Maggie-Smith/dp/B00AW9M3PO/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1367692389&sr=1-1&keywords=quartet)...

Fucking amazing....  cloud9:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Just One More on May 04, 2013, 06:40:05 PM
Just wat6ching Quartet. ([url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Quartet-DVD-Maggie-Smith/dp/B00AW9M3PO/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1367692389&sr=1-1&keywords=quartet[/url])...

Fucking amazing....  cloud9:


I was stood behind Dame Maggie Smith in the queue for sausages in Chichester's indoor market a few years ago.... beat that for a claim to fame  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 04, 2013, 07:16:15 PM
Just wat6ching Quartet. ([url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Quartet-DVD-Maggie-Smith/dp/B00AW9M3PO/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1367692389&sr=1-1&keywords=quartet[/url])...

Fucking amazing....  cloud9:


I was stood behind Dame Maggie Smith in the queue for sausages in Chichester's indoor market a few years ago.... beat that for a claim to fame  :thumbsup:


worthy:

Awesome movie....  cloud9:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: apc2010 on May 04, 2013, 08:26:52 PM
Just wat6ching Quartet. ([url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Quartet-DVD-Maggie-Smith/dp/B00AW9M3PO/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1367692389&sr=1-1&keywords=quartet[/url])...

Fucking amazing....  cloud9:


I was stood behind Dame Maggie Smith in the queue for sausages in Chichester's indoor market a few years ago.... beat that for a claim to fame  :thumbsup:


Pan fried...... rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 07, 2013, 07:51:31 PM
Jack Reacher....  noooo:

Quote from: Amazon
I've read all the books and 'yes' in print Jack's a big lad and Tom's only little but I was willing to forgive this piece of anachronistic casting and give this movie a fair go.After all even a below par Reacher novel is still a cut above anything else out there.
So far so good. Starts well, moves along at a brisk pace and when Jack/Tom confronts five thugs in the street, explains to them how the fight is going to go down and then proceeds to take them apart I'm starting to think' Hey, perhaps Tom is Jack Reacher despite the obvious limitations in stature.'
Then the wheels fall off.
There is a 'fight' scene in a bathroom that resembles a 3 stooges sketch with incompetent, comedy henchmen repeatedly hitting each other in a scene that wouldn't be out of place in a Tom and Jerry cartoon. Then there is a perfunctory and yet seemingly endless car chase shoehorned into proceedings before Rosamund Pike turns into a helpless, doe-eyed victim and the true villianous mastermind is revealed as a slightly dilapidated old bloke with no fingers.
Cue some gunplay, a fist fight, some exposition, a metaphorical ride into the sunset and roll the end credits.
This movie was bad in a way that Lee Childs creation didn't deserve and Mr. Cruises height has nothing to do with it. It's all to do with a bad script, poor directing and bland, formulaic, Hollywood-mill production.


^^^ Is about right  noooo: ^^^
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: boogs on May 07, 2013, 10:46:59 PM
Jack Reacher....  noooo:

Quote from: Amazon
I've read all the books and 'yes' in print Jack's a big lad and Tom's only little but I was willing to forgive this piece of anachronistic casting and give this movie a fair go.After all even a below par Reacher novel is still a cut above anything else out there.
So far so good. Starts well, moves along at a brisk pace and when Jack/Tom confronts five thugs in the street, explains to them how the fight is going to go down and then proceeds to take them apart I'm starting to think' Hey, perhaps Tom is Jack Reacher despite the obvious limitations in stature.'
Then the wheels fall off.
There is a 'fight' scene in a bathroom that resembles a 3 stooges sketch with incompetent, comedy henchmen repeatedly hitting each other in a scene that wouldn't be out of place in a Tom and Jerry cartoon. Then there is a perfunctory and yet seemingly endless car chase shoehorned into proceedings before Rosamund Pike turns into a helpless, doe-eyed victim and the true villianous mastermind is revealed as a slightly dilapidated old bloke with no fingers.
Cue some gunplay, a fist fight, some exposition, a metaphorical ride into the sunset and roll the end credits.
This movie was bad in a way that Lee Childs creation didn't deserve and Mr. Cruises height has nothing to do with it. It's all to do with a bad script, poor directing and bland, formulaic, Hollywood-mill production.


^^^ Is about right  noooo: ^^^

I watched this on Sunday and agree totally I have read all the 'Jack Reacher' books they are fab and when I heard TC was playing him I thought .....  noooo: noooo:
There was one fight scene in a warehouse or somewhere that was laughable... It was shite I am surprised Lee Childs approved it...
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 08, 2013, 05:06:23 AM
Jack Reacher....  noooo:

Quote from: Amazon
I've read all the books and 'yes' in print Jack's a big lad and Tom's only little but I was willing to forgive this piece of anachronistic casting and give this movie a fair go.After all even a below par Reacher novel is still a cut above anything else out there.
So far so good. Starts well, moves along at a brisk pace and when Jack/Tom confronts five thugs in the street, explains to them how the fight is going to go down and then proceeds to take them apart I'm starting to think' Hey, perhaps Tom is Jack Reacher despite the obvious limitations in stature.'
Then the wheels fall off.
There is a 'fight' scene in a bathroom that resembles a 3 stooges sketch with incompetent, comedy henchmen repeatedly hitting each other in a scene that wouldn't be out of place in a Tom and Jerry cartoon. Then there is a perfunctory and yet seemingly endless car chase shoehorned into proceedings before Rosamund Pike turns into a helpless, doe-eyed victim and the true villianous mastermind is revealed as a slightly dilapidated old bloke with no fingers.
Cue some gunplay, a fist fight, some exposition, a metaphorical ride into the sunset and roll the end credits.
This movie was bad in a way that Lee Childs creation didn't deserve and Mr. Cruises height has nothing to do with it. It's all to do with a bad script, poor directing and bland, formulaic, Hollywood-mill production.


^^^ Is about right  noooo: ^^^

I watched this on Sunday and agree totally I have read all the 'Jack Reacher' books they are fab and when I heard TC was playing him I thought .....  noooo: noooo:
There was one fight scene in a warehouse or somewhere that was laughable... It was shite I am surprised Lee Childs approved it...

Ezackly!

Quote
There is a 'fight' scene in a bathroom that resembles a 3 stooges sketch with incompetent, comedy henchmen repeatedly hitting each other in a scene that wouldn't be out of place in a Tom and Jerry cartoon.

Luckily cruise had already survived a whack in the back of the head with a baseball bat that would have taken anybody else's head right off...  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 08, 2013, 04:59:23 PM
Watching Gran Torino....  rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 08, 2013, 06:13:13 PM
Watching Gran Torino....  rubschin:

Good filum....  Thumbs:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: apc2010 on May 08, 2013, 06:47:12 PM
Watching Gran Torino....  rubschin:

Good filum....  Thumbs:

thought it was some new fangled putor game........ rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 08, 2013, 06:52:30 PM
Watching Gran Torino....  rubschin:

Good filum....  Thumbs:

thought it was some new fangled putor game........ rubschin:

That is because you are an mong... ::)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: apc2010 on May 08, 2013, 07:05:58 PM
Watching Gran Torino....  rubschin:

Good filum....  Thumbs:

thought it was some new fangled putor game........ rubschin:

That is because you are an mong... ::)

 cussing:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on May 08, 2013, 08:16:25 PM
You were thinking Gran Tourismo you pillock  point:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 09, 2013, 04:03:51 PM
Gonna watch The Place Beyond The Pines (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Place-Beyond-Pines-DVD/dp/B00BJ0RK12/ref=sr_1_2?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1368115246&sr=1-2&keywords=the+place+beyond+the+pines) tonight....
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 11, 2013, 07:28:13 PM
Gonna watch The Place Beyond The Pines ([url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Place-Beyond-Pines-DVD/dp/B00BJ0RK12/ref=sr_1_2?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1368115246&sr=1-2&keywords=the+place+beyond+the+pines[/url]) tonight....


Was most excellent!  Thumbs:

Just watched Salt (Angelina Jolie) - utter shite...  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 12, 2013, 03:39:05 PM
Gonna watch Parker tonight....  Thumbs:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: apc2010 on May 12, 2013, 04:06:52 PM
Gonna watch Parker tonight....  Thumbs:

Pink car....... rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 12, 2013, 04:36:06 PM
Gonna watch Parker tonight....  Thumbs:

Pink car....... rubschin:

*moves €50 from left pocket to right pocket*  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: apc2010 on May 12, 2013, 04:41:04 PM
Gonna watch Parker tonight....  Thumbs:

Pink car....... rubschin:

*moves €50 from left pocket to right pocket*  whistle:

That is against the law here now....... noooo:   daily restrictions n all.....
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 12, 2013, 05:18:09 PM
Gonna watch Parker tonight....  Thumbs:

Pink car....... rubschin:

*moves €50 from left pocket to right pocket*  whistle:

That is against the law here now....... noooo:   daily restrictions n all.....

*taps nose*  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 12, 2013, 06:33:35 PM
Enjoyable movie!  Thumbs:

Quote from: Amazon
Jason Statham plays Parker, a thief and sometimes killer with his own set of ethics. After he is double crossed and left for dead, he decides to go after the clowns that did him wrong. But ZOIKS! The really bad guys have major Chicago gangster connections. He is advised against the action by his silent partner Nick Nolte, whose daughter (Emma Booth) Jason has a relationship.

On the trail of the bad guys, Parker uses Leslie (Jennifer Lopez) a down on her luck, cut throat, high end real estate agent, who also likes to play amateur detective. Parker is resilient as bullets, knives, jumping out of a moving vehicle, and broken ribs only slows him down a step. Classic Statham "performance" for better or worse.

I don't need to mention the no surprise ending. It's a Statham film. The fun part is the tough guy getting us there.

Parental guide: occasional F-bomb. No sex or nudity. Jennifer Lopez bra/panties. Jason and Emma in shower together with discreet camera angels and arm placement.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: boogs on May 12, 2013, 08:50:00 PM
Jason Statham ....what a body.... Who cares what the fillim is like .....  cloud9: cloud9: cloud9:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: miss Tchevious on May 12, 2013, 10:11:57 PM
Jason Statham ....what a body.... Who cares what the fillim is like .....  cloud9: cloud9: cloud9:

 Drool:  Thumbs:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 13, 2013, 04:52:18 AM
::)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 13, 2013, 07:46:01 PM
Just watched Instinct (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Instinct-DVD-Anthony-Hopkins/dp/B00004R95D/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1368474192&sr=1-1&keywords=instinct)....

Utter shite....  noooo:

Quote from: Amazon
I watched this film in a state of unease, for it is unconvincing. Anthony Hopkins is not speaking to anyone after doing a bit of Gorillas-in-the-mist-style bonding with apes. Cuba Gooding Junior starts to get through to him and eventually gets the truth about his past from him.

Very sentimental and very pro-conservation this film bends reality to prove its point. Every turn is heavy handed and will have many audiences, zoologists, and psychologists screaming at the films many'Oh come on' moments. Hopkin's relationship with his daughter was the only bit I liked.

Cynical viewers should steer well clear.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 16, 2013, 05:44:46 PM
Just watching Side Effects (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Side-Effects-Blu-ray-US-Import/dp/B00BNWWUDY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1368726140&sr=8-1&keywords=side+effects) - most excellent so far!  Thumbs:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 16, 2013, 06:36:59 PM
Just watching Side Effects ([url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Side-Effects-Blu-ray-US-Import/dp/B00BNWWUDY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1368726140&sr=8-1&keywords=side+effects[/url]) - most excellent so far!  Thumbs:


Excellent!

Gets barman's five thumbs up  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: seal of approval.....
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 20, 2013, 08:10:01 PM
Kill Bill 1 7 2 - Most excellent!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Just One More on May 20, 2013, 08:42:14 PM
Kill Bill 1 7 2 - Most excellent!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

172  ::)  Bloody hell, I only saw the first two  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Tipsy Gipsy on May 20, 2013, 08:43:15 PM
 point:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Darwins Selection on May 20, 2013, 08:44:29 PM
Kill Bill 1 7 2 - Most excellent!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

172  ::)  Bloody hell, I only saw the first two  whistle:

I didn't see all of either.  sleep017
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 21, 2013, 05:14:58 AM
Arse!  redface:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Tipsy Gipsy on May 21, 2013, 06:27:30 AM
 happy001
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 27, 2013, 05:30:38 PM
Watching The Liability (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Liability-DVD-Tim-Roth/dp/B00BZ88MHY/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1369675771&sr=1-1&keywords=the+liability)....  cloud9:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on May 27, 2013, 05:35:52 PM
LL's choice I guess  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on May 27, 2013, 06:29:41 PM
LL's choice I guess  whistle:

Mong.... ::)

Anyhoooooo.... it was excellent!  Thumbs: Thumbs: Thumbs: Thumbs: Thumbs:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 07, 2013, 11:42:24 AM
Is anyone else watching The Fall on Bee Bee Kay 2 ?

Last episode on Monday  scared2:

Most excellent  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on June 07, 2013, 11:45:11 AM
Is anyone else watching The Fall on Bee Bee Kay 2 ?

Last episode on Monday  scared2:

Most excellent  :thumbsup:

I downloaded the first one but haven't watched it yet....  noooo:

You watching MM...?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 07, 2013, 11:48:03 AM
I am


But really not liking this series . Seems to be in its own drug addled haze . Don't like the merger and the characters they have introduced and far , far , far too many beardies  noooo:

What was Don like in the hotel room ?  noooo:

Good on Betty though ....how the tables turned  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on June 07, 2013, 11:50:20 AM
I am


But really not liking this series . Seems to be in its own drug addled haze . Don't like the merger and the characters they have introduced and far , far , far too many beardies  noooo:

What was Don like in the hotel room ?  noooo:

Good on Betty though ....how the tables turned  :thumbsup:

A simple yes or no would have sufficed - I haven't seen the last two yet!  evil:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 07, 2013, 11:52:26 AM
The two scenes are not related and so I haven't given anything away you presumptious muppet  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on June 07, 2013, 11:54:41 AM
The two scenes are not related and so I haven't given anything away you presumptious muppet  noooo:

Blabbermouth!  whacky082
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 07, 2013, 11:58:24 AM
Not at all ...when you asked my opinion of MM you should also have issued a warning to confirm that you were not currently up to date with the episodes and would appreciate me not issuing any spoilers.

Which because I am so nice I haven't anyway.  angel1
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on June 07, 2013, 12:00:28 PM
Not at all ...when you asked my opinion of MM you should also have issued a warning to confirm that you were not currently up to date with the episodes and would appreciate me not issuing any spoilers.

Which because I am so nice I haven't anyway.  angel1

We'll see!  cussing:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 07, 2013, 12:01:20 PM
Get back in yer box  lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on June 07, 2013, 12:03:56 PM
Get back in yer box  lol:

I shall ensure all future posts to which you may be tempted to reply carry a detailed warning as to my expectations, terms, tone and content of said reply...  ;)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: apc2010 on June 07, 2013, 12:29:24 PM
Is anyone else watching The Fall on Bee Bee Kay 2 ?

Last episode on Monday  scared2:

Most excellent  :thumbsup:

I downloaded the first one but haven't watched it yet....  noooo:

You watching MM...?

Growler's car....... rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on June 07, 2013, 12:41:55 PM
Is anyone else watching The Fall on Bee Bee Kay 2 ?

Last episode on Monday  scared2:

Most excellent  :thumbsup:

I downloaded the first one but haven't watched it yet....  noooo:

You watching MM...?

Growler's car....... rubschin:

No... ::)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: apc2010 on June 07, 2013, 12:47:52 PM
Those choccy things...... rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on June 07, 2013, 12:50:15 PM
Those choccy things...... rubschin:

No... ::)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: boogs on June 07, 2013, 10:32:45 PM
Is anyone else watching The Fall on Bee Bee Kay 2 ?

Last episode on Monday  scared2:

Most excellent  :thumbsup:

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

The Americans on Saturdays showing promise too Thumbs:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on June 25, 2013, 07:54:42 PM
Just watched Valkyrie (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Valkyrie-DVD-Tom-Cruise/dp/B001U8A55Q/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1372189912&sr=1-1&keywords=valkyrie) - most MOST excellent like!  Thumbs:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Uncle Mort on June 25, 2013, 08:03:31 PM
Have to agree, despite having Tom Cruise as lead, it was a very good film.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on June 25, 2013, 08:11:46 PM
Have to agree, despite having Tom Cruise as lead, it was a very good film.

Indeed... I can't stand him normally but he dun good!

Great supporting cast too! Even Izzard was impressive....  Thumbs:

The only thing I didn't like (having watched Downfall a millionteen times) was Hitler's accent....  noooo:

Did I mention that LL's Mum met Hitler three times?  eeek: Poor sod never got over it....  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on July 21, 2013, 06:38:45 PM
Just watched Killing Season (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Killing-Season-Blu-ray-John-Travolta/dp/B00CX7TOTQ/ref=sr_1_3?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1374431670&sr=1-3&keywords=killing+season)....  noooo:

This Amazon review covers it nicely...

Quote
Killing season is the story of two Bosnian war veterans, Emil Kovac (John Travolta - Face/Off) and Benjamin Ford (Robert Deniro - Killer Elite). Both men are scarred by the experiences, literally and figuratively. Emil tracks Ben down to his remote cabin in the U.S. where he is living out his retirement in solitude, kept busy by photography and the upkeep of his humble abode (cue cliché wood-chopping). But when Emil drops in on the pretence of hunting in the area, the two begin to reminisce about their pasts, it becomes clear that there is a score to settle... who will come out on top?

Killing Season is a well, if predictably, filmed experience. The natural surrounds of the woods, river and soaring Condors give us some exceptionally picturesque vistas. The opening war scene shot through a sepia filter is cheesy even if it is dealing with the pretty harrowing theme of religious genocide. However the plot is pretty stilted and doesn't actually make much sense, with the two guys alternating who has the upper-hand and then losing it repeatedly but never actually finishing each other off despite being given the opportunity on a silver platter.

Travolta's accent is a bit wobbly but at least it's consistent - unlike the number of arrows in his quiver which seems to change at whim. We have time-travelling arrows, released by one actor in bright sunshine, yet hit their target on a grey-overcast day. Travolta's hair is laughable - it's sprayed on; you can see the reflection of a bulb in the sheen on his forehead, yet when he walks under said bulb, there is still the reflection on top of his head. It looks like a bowling ball it's so ridiculous that it's actually distracting.

There is the tenuous inclusion of the religious theme as Benjamin (De Niro) has lost his way and the final showdown happens (predictably) in a chapel in the middle of the woods and by the end nothing is settled or changed and it really left me wondering why I bothered investing the preceding 1hr30 mins. These are two ageing Hollywood greats and even their names didn't carry this enough to make it anything other than a small-time cinema release. It's not the worst, but it's a long way from their best.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: apc2010 on July 21, 2013, 06:40:14 PM
Just watched Killing Season ([url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Killing-Season-Blu-ray-John-Travolta/dp/B00CX7TOTQ/ref=sr_1_3?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1374431670&sr=1-3&keywords=killing+season[/url])....  noooo:

This Amazon review covers it nicely...

Quote
Killing season is the story of two Bosnian war veterans, Emil Kovac (John Travolta - Face/Off) and Benjamin Ford (Robert Deniro - Killer Elite). Both men are scarred by the experiences, literally and figuratively. Emil tracks Ben down to his remote cabin in the U.S. where he is living out his retirement in solitude, kept busy by photography and the upkeep of his humble abode (cue cliché wood-chopping). But when Emil drops in on the pretence of hunting in the area, the two begin to reminisce about their pasts, it becomes clear that there is a score to settle... who will come out on top?

Killing Season is a well, if predictably, filmed experience. The natural surrounds of the woods, river and soaring Condors give us some exceptionally picturesque vistas. The opening war scene shot through a sepia filter is cheesy even if it is dealing with the pretty harrowing theme of religious genocide. However the plot is pretty stilted and doesn't actually make much sense, with the two guys alternating who has the upper-hand and then losing it repeatedly but never actually finishing each other off despite being given the opportunity on a silver platter.

Travolta's accent is a bit wobbly but at least it's consistent - unlike the number of arrows in his quiver which seems to change at whim. We have time-travelling arrows, released by one actor in bright sunshine, yet hit their target on a grey-overcast day. Travolta's hair is laughable - it's sprayed on; you can see the reflection of a bulb in the sheen on his forehead, yet when he walks under said bulb, there is still the reflection on top of his head. It looks like a bowling ball it's so ridiculous that it's actually distracting.

There is the tenuous inclusion of the religious theme as Benjamin (De Niro) has lost his way and the final showdown happens (predictably) in a chapel in the middle of the woods and by the end nothing is settled or changed and it really left me wondering why I bothered investing the preceding 1hr30 mins. These are two ageing Hollywood greats and even their names didn't carry this enough to make it anything other than a small-time cinema release. It's not the worst, but it's a long way from their best.



Did LL watch it too...... whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on July 21, 2013, 06:41:56 PM
Just watched Killing Season ([url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Killing-Season-Blu-ray-John-Travolta/dp/B00CX7TOTQ/ref=sr_1_3?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1374431670&sr=1-3&keywords=killing+season[/url])....  noooo:

This Amazon review covers it nicely...

Quote
Killing season is the story of two Bosnian war veterans, Emil Kovac (John Travolta - Face/Off) and Benjamin Ford (Robert Deniro - Killer Elite). Both men are scarred by the experiences, literally and figuratively. Emil tracks Ben down to his remote cabin in the U.S. where he is living out his retirement in solitude, kept busy by photography and the upkeep of his humble abode (cue cliché wood-chopping). But when Emil drops in on the pretence of hunting in the area, the two begin to reminisce about their pasts, it becomes clear that there is a score to settle... who will come out on top?

Killing Season is a well, if predictably, filmed experience. The natural surrounds of the woods, river and soaring Condors give us some exceptionally picturesque vistas. The opening war scene shot through a sepia filter is cheesy even if it is dealing with the pretty harrowing theme of religious genocide. However the plot is pretty stilted and doesn't actually make much sense, with the two guys alternating who has the upper-hand and then losing it repeatedly but never actually finishing each other off despite being given the opportunity on a silver platter.

Travolta's accent is a bit wobbly but at least it's consistent - unlike the number of arrows in his quiver which seems to change at whim. We have time-travelling arrows, released by one actor in bright sunshine, yet hit their target on a grey-overcast day. Travolta's hair is laughable - it's sprayed on; you can see the reflection of a bulb in the sheen on his forehead, yet when he walks under said bulb, there is still the reflection on top of his head. It looks like a bowling ball it's so ridiculous that it's actually distracting.

There is the tenuous inclusion of the religious theme as Benjamin (De Niro) has lost his way and the final showdown happens (predictably) in a chapel in the middle of the woods and by the end nothing is settled or changed and it really left me wondering why I bothered investing the preceding 1hr30 mins. These are two ageing Hollywood greats and even their names didn't carry this enough to make it anything other than a small-time cinema release. It's not the worst, but it's a long way from their best.



Did LL watch it too...... whistle:


Yes... ::)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: apc2010 on July 21, 2013, 06:47:36 PM
Just watched Killing Season ([url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Killing-Season-Blu-ray-John-Travolta/dp/B00CX7TOTQ/ref=sr_1_3?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1374431670&sr=1-3&keywords=killing+season[/url])....  noooo:

This Amazon review covers it nicely...

Quote
Killing season is the story of two Bosnian war veterans, Emil Kovac (John Travolta - Face/Off) and Benjamin Ford (Robert Deniro - Killer Elite). Both men are scarred by the experiences, literally and figuratively. Emil tracks Ben down to his remote cabin in the U.S. where he is living out his retirement in solitude, kept busy by photography and the upkeep of his humble abode (cue cliché wood-chopping). But when Emil drops in on the pretence of hunting in the area, the two begin to reminisce about their pasts, it becomes clear that there is a score to settle... who will come out on top?

Killing Season is a well, if predictably, filmed experience. The natural surrounds of the woods, river and soaring Condors give us some exceptionally picturesque vistas. The opening war scene shot through a sepia filter is cheesy even if it is dealing with the pretty harrowing theme of religious genocide. However the plot is pretty stilted and doesn't actually make much sense, with the two guys alternating who has the upper-hand and then losing it repeatedly but never actually finishing each other off despite being given the opportunity on a silver platter.

Travolta's accent is a bit wobbly but at least it's consistent - unlike the number of arrows in his quiver which seems to change at whim. We have time-travelling arrows, released by one actor in bright sunshine, yet hit their target on a grey-overcast day. Travolta's hair is laughable - it's sprayed on; you can see the reflection of a bulb in the sheen on his forehead, yet when he walks under said bulb, there is still the reflection on top of his head. It looks like a bowling ball it's so ridiculous that it's actually distracting.

There is the tenuous inclusion of the religious theme as Benjamin (De Niro) has lost his way and the final showdown happens (predictably) in a chapel in the middle of the woods and by the end nothing is settled or changed and it really left me wondering why I bothered investing the preceding 1hr30 mins. These are two ageing Hollywood greats and even their names didn't carry this enough to make it anything other than a small-time cinema release. It's not the worst, but it's a long way from their best.



Did LL watch it too...... whistle:


Yes... ::)


One less agrument then...... Thumbs:..
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Baldy on July 21, 2013, 06:48:01 PM
Just watched Killing Season ([url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Killing-Season-Blu-ray-John-Travolta/dp/B00CX7TOTQ/ref=sr_1_3?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1374431670&sr=1-3&keywords=killing+season[/url])....  noooo:

This Amazon review covers it nicely...

Quote
Killing season is the story of two Bosnian war veterans, Emil Kovac (John Travolta - Face/Off) and Benjamin Ford (Robert Deniro - Killer Elite). Both men are scarred by the experiences, literally and figuratively. Emil tracks Ben down to his remote cabin in the U.S. where he is living out his retirement in solitude, kept busy by photography and the upkeep of his humble abode (cue cliché wood-chopping). But when Emil drops in on the pretence of hunting in the area, the two begin to reminisce about their pasts, it becomes clear that there is a score to settle... who will come out on top?

Killing Season is a well, if predictably, filmed experience. The natural surrounds of the woods, river and soaring Condors give us some exceptionally picturesque vistas. The opening war scene shot through a sepia filter is cheesy even if it is dealing with the pretty harrowing theme of religious genocide. However the plot is pretty stilted and doesn't actually make much sense, with the two guys alternating who has the upper-hand and then losing it repeatedly but never actually finishing each other off despite being given the opportunity on a silver platter.

Travolta's accent is a bit wobbly but at least it's consistent - unlike the number of arrows in his quiver which seems to change at whim. We have time-travelling arrows, released by one actor in bright sunshine, yet hit their target on a grey-overcast day. Travolta's hair is laughable - it's sprayed on; you can see the reflection of a bulb in the sheen on his forehead, yet when he walks under said bulb, there is still the reflection on top of his head. It looks like a bowling ball it's so ridiculous that it's actually distracting.

There is the tenuous inclusion of the religious theme as Benjamin (De Niro) has lost his way and the final showdown happens (predictably) in a chapel in the middle of the woods and by the end nothing is settled or changed and it really left me wondering why I bothered investing the preceding 1hr30 mins. These are two ageing Hollywood greats and even their names didn't carry this enough to make it anything other than a small-time cinema release. It's not the worst, but it's a long way from their best.



An honest review.  lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on July 21, 2013, 06:51:05 PM
Just watched Killing Season ([url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Killing-Season-Blu-ray-John-Travolta/dp/B00CX7TOTQ/ref=sr_1_3?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1374431670&sr=1-3&keywords=killing+season[/url])....  noooo:

This Amazon review covers it nicely...

Quote
Killing season is the story of two Bosnian war veterans, Emil Kovac (John Travolta - Face/Off) and Benjamin Ford (Robert Deniro - Killer Elite). Both men are scarred by the experiences, literally and figuratively. Emil tracks Ben down to his remote cabin in the U.S. where he is living out his retirement in solitude, kept busy by photography and the upkeep of his humble abode (cue cliché wood-chopping). But when Emil drops in on the pretence of hunting in the area, the two begin to reminisce about their pasts, it becomes clear that there is a score to settle... who will come out on top?

Killing Season is a well, if predictably, filmed experience. The natural surrounds of the woods, river and soaring Condors give us some exceptionally picturesque vistas. The opening war scene shot through a sepia filter is cheesy even if it is dealing with the pretty harrowing theme of religious genocide. However the plot is pretty stilted and doesn't actually make much sense, with the two guys alternating who has the upper-hand and then losing it repeatedly but never actually finishing each other off despite being given the opportunity on a silver platter.

Travolta's accent is a bit wobbly but at least it's consistent - unlike the number of arrows in his quiver which seems to change at whim. We have time-travelling arrows, released by one actor in bright sunshine, yet hit their target on a grey-overcast day. Travolta's hair is laughable - it's sprayed on; you can see the reflection of a bulb in the sheen on his forehead, yet when he walks under said bulb, there is still the reflection on top of his head. It looks like a bowling ball it's so ridiculous that it's actually distracting.

There is the tenuous inclusion of the religious theme as Benjamin (De Niro) has lost his way and the final showdown happens (predictably) in a chapel in the middle of the woods and by the end nothing is settled or changed and it really left me wondering why I bothered investing the preceding 1hr30 mins. These are two ageing Hollywood greats and even their names didn't carry this enough to make it anything other than a small-time cinema release. It's not the worst, but it's a long way from their best.



Did LL watch it too...... whistle:


Yes... ::)


One less agrument then...... Thumbs:..


Oh noes... I wanted to watch Brighton Rock... ::)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on July 21, 2013, 06:55:42 PM
Is that like Debbie does Brighton?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: boogs on July 21, 2013, 06:58:46 PM
Is that like Debbie does Brighton?

I was but I won't go there     noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on July 21, 2013, 06:59:50 PM
Well Horley is nearby  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: boogs on July 21, 2013, 07:05:11 PM
Well Horley is nearby  :thumbsup:

 eeek:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on August 03, 2013, 09:22:49 AM
Watched Emperor (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Emperor-Blu-ray-US-Matthew-Fox/dp/B00CZB9BCU/ref=sr_1_3?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1375521705&sr=1-3&keywords=emperor) last night - most excellent!
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on August 03, 2013, 05:38:41 PM
Just watching that new space film with the short bloke in it....  Thumbs:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on August 03, 2013, 05:41:44 PM
You can't say that. It may offend a dwarf
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on August 03, 2013, 07:27:28 PM
Oblivion... most excellent!  Thumbs:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on August 11, 2013, 06:11:21 PM
Just watching The great Gatsby - it is like Moulin Rouge Part II - Baz Luhrmann on top form!  Thumbs:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on August 11, 2013, 08:40:32 PM
Just watching The great Gatsby - it is like Moulin Rouge Part II - Baz Luhrmann on top form!  Thumbs:

Awesome!  Thumbs: Thumbs: Thumbs: Thumbs: Thumbs:


... a bit....  sad24:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: apc2010 on August 11, 2013, 10:58:09 PM
Book...the world according to Bob .........maybe out of print,.... rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on August 12, 2013, 06:54:58 AM
Book...the world according to Bob .........maybe out of print,.... rubschin:


Nope. (http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-World-According-Bob-Street-wise/dp/1444777556)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Steve on August 12, 2013, 07:45:25 AM
Book...the world according to Bob .........maybe out of print,.... rubschin:
Is it a good read then?

Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on August 12, 2013, 07:49:34 AM
Book...the world according to Bob .........maybe out of print,.... rubschin:
Is it a good read then?

he likes the pictures I 'spec.... or perhaps it is one of those 'touch and feel' books.....  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Steve on August 12, 2013, 07:52:02 AM
Read the guy's story on Wiki.  Does sound inspiring but a whole book may be too much for my short attention sp
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on August 12, 2013, 07:59:28 AM
Read the guy's story on Wiki.  Does sound inspiring but a whole book may be too much for my short attention sp

 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: apc2010 on August 12, 2013, 12:20:31 PM
Read the guy's story on Wiki.  Does sound inspiring but a whole book may be too much for my short attention sp

Miss T is reading it first.......
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Steve on August 12, 2013, 12:24:06 PM
Read the guy's story on Wiki.  Does sound inspiring but a whole book may be too much for my short attention sp

Miss T is reading it first.......

OK

 clock:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: apc2010 on August 12, 2013, 01:01:06 PM
Read the guy's story on Wiki.  Does sound inspiring but a whole book may be too much for my short attention sp

Miss T is reading it first.......

OK

 clock:

Try casper the commuting cat........ Thumbs: Thumbs:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on August 25, 2013, 08:17:38 AM
Watched Adore (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2103267/) last night...

I thought it was quite good... the husband character Harold didn't do a lot for it but there was stunning scenery and MILF action....  eyes:

I rated 5/10.... LL slightly less impressed and only gave it 2/10....
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on August 25, 2013, 05:36:13 PM
Just gonna watch The Frozen Ground (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2005374/).... watch this space like....
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on August 25, 2013, 07:50:02 PM
Just gonna watch The Frozen Ground ([url]http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2005374/[/url]).... watch this space like....


Most excellent!  Thumbs: Thumbs: Thumbs: Thumbs: Thumbs:

461 years, plus life and no eligibility for parole.... now THAT is what I call punishment!  eveilgrin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on August 25, 2013, 08:12:16 PM
I don't think I've ever expressed my feelings about Nicholas Cage  lol:

 cussing: Banghead cussing: ec; thatsit: angry037 Explode:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: apc2010 on August 25, 2013, 08:13:56 PM
I don't think I've ever expressed my feelings about Nicholas Cage  lol:

 cussing: Banghead cussing: ec; thatsit: angry037 Explode:

Have I ever mentioned That Cole bird....... rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Darwins Selection on August 25, 2013, 09:36:00 PM
I don't think I've ever expressed my feelings about Nicholas Cage  lol:

 cussing: Banghead cussing: ec; thatsit: angry037 Explode:

Didn't he reply to your letters?
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Steve on August 25, 2013, 10:03:14 PM
I don't think I've ever expressed my feelings about Nicholas Cage  lol:

 cussing: Banghead cussing: ec; thatsit: angry037 Explode:

Didn't he reply to your letters?
as if Nick Cage can actually write
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on August 26, 2013, 05:49:36 AM
I don't think I've ever expressed my feelings about Nicholas Cage  lol:

 cussing: Banghead cussing: ec; thatsit: angry037 Explode:

That restraining order still in place then...?  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on August 26, 2013, 07:53:17 AM
It's null and void. the judge couldn't understand a word he was saying just like most of the audience for his films  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Steve on August 26, 2013, 10:26:17 AM
It's null and void. the judge couldn't understand a word he was saying just like most of the audience for his films  :thumbsup:
or indeed could Mr Cage
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Darwins Selection on August 27, 2013, 12:10:48 PM
Top tip for terrorists etc in action films:

If you don't want the hero to find and defuse your bomb seconds before it goes off, don't fit it with a bright red flashing light and a large 1970's digital clock counting down.
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on August 27, 2013, 12:11:49 PM
That might work  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on August 27, 2013, 12:24:56 PM
Top tip for terrorists etc in action films:

If you don't want the hero to find and defuse your bomb seconds before it goes off, don't fit it with a bright red flashing light and a large 1970's digital clock counting down.

Or set it so that it actually explodes at 5:00 instead of 0:00 so they think they have plenty of time to find and cut the red wire....  Thumbs:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Darwins Selection on August 27, 2013, 12:26:07 PM
Top tip for terrorists etc in action films:

If you don't want the hero to find and defuse your bomb seconds before it goes off, don't fit it with a bright red flashing light and a large 1970's digital clock counting down.

Or set it so that it actually explodes at 5:00 instead of 0:00 so they think they have plenty of time to find and cut the red wire....  Thumbs:

AAARGH!  The blue wire.

 Explode:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on August 27, 2013, 01:11:40 PM
Red wire? Blue wire? Bunch of bloody idiots, you have all the wires the same colour and hide the actual mechanism behind the decoy one.  Thumbs:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on August 27, 2013, 01:14:43 PM
See also Yahoo Answers

Quote
So I was watching Moonraker and it got me wondering. Does everyone in Brazil dance all the time?

 rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Darwins Selection on August 27, 2013, 02:25:54 PM
I was watching Moonraker and it got me wondering. Does everyone in Brazil dance all the time?


You and your Brazilian obsession.  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on September 06, 2013, 02:00:10 PM
Watched Django Unchained last night  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on September 06, 2013, 02:16:24 PM
Watched Django Unchained last night  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

 Thumbs: Thumbs: Thumbs:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Darwins Selection on September 07, 2013, 01:38:05 PM
Watched Django Unchained last night  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

 Thumbs: Thumbs: Thumbs:

I liked that as well  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on September 20, 2013, 07:01:38 PM
Just watched 'This is Spinal Tap'.... most excellent!  lol:

This Is Spinal Tap Official Trailer #1 - Michael McKean Movie (1984) HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFl7Cq2fvqI#)

 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Grumpmeister on October 01, 2013, 02:54:16 PM
You should like this then

Spinal Tap - Live at the Royal Albert Hall - 7th July 1992. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uvV1XkiGoU#)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on October 22, 2013, 04:33:23 PM
Watching Invictus (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Invictus-Blu-ray-Region-Free-Damon/dp/B004V3XDAQ/ref=sr_1_2?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1382459529&sr=1-2&keywords=invictus) (recommended by Miss D)...

Most excellent!  Thumbs:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: apc2010 on October 22, 2013, 05:16:19 PM
Watching Invictus ([url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Invictus-Blu-ray-Region-Free-Damon/dp/B004V3XDAQ/ref=sr_1_2?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1382459529&sr=1-2&keywords=invictus[/url]) (recommended by Miss D)...

Most excellent!  Thumbs:


I think you mean Miss T .......it was a suggestion on minima night...... rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on October 22, 2013, 05:46:54 PM
No , he meant Miss D   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on October 22, 2013, 06:48:45 PM
No , he meant Miss D   :thumbsup:

Indeed!  Thumbs:

Awesome film.... Miss D does it again!  cloud9:

How does she pick them? worthy:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: apc2010 on October 22, 2013, 07:02:06 PM
No , he meant Miss D   :thumbsup:

Indeed!  Thumbs:

Awesome film.... Miss D does it again!  cloud9:

How does she pick them? worthy:

But it's about sport n darkies......... rubschin:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on October 22, 2013, 07:03:19 PM
No , he meant Miss D   :thumbsup:

Indeed!  Thumbs:

Awesome film.... Miss D does it again!  cloud9:

How does she pick them? worthy:

But it's about sport n darkies......... rubschin:

Apart from that tho it was good like....  Thumbs:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on October 23, 2013, 05:13:29 PM
Halfway through watching Jobs - most excellent!  Thumbs:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: boogs on October 23, 2013, 06:24:47 PM
Halfway through watching Jobs - most excellent!  Thumbs:

 eeek:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on October 23, 2013, 06:34:53 PM
Most, most excellent!  Thumbs: Thumbs: Thumbs: Thumbs: Thumbs:

Pancreatic cancer at 56....  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: boogs on October 23, 2013, 06:49:25 PM
Most, most excellent!  Thumbs: Thumbs: Thumbs: Thumbs: Thumbs:

Pancreatic cancer at 56....  noooo:

Oh the penny finally drops  redface:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on October 23, 2013, 06:53:34 PM
Most, most excellent!  Thumbs: Thumbs: Thumbs: Thumbs: Thumbs:

Pancreatic cancer at 56....  noooo:

Oh the penny finally drops  redface:

doh:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: boogs on October 23, 2013, 06:56:01 PM
Most, most excellent!  Thumbs: Thumbs: Thumbs: Thumbs: Thumbs:

Pancreatic cancer at 56....  noooo:

Oh the penny finally drops  redface:

doh:

 redface: redface: I have been to the pub .... angel1
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on October 23, 2013, 07:23:44 PM
Most, most excellent!  Thumbs: Thumbs: Thumbs: Thumbs: Thumbs:

Pancreatic cancer at 56....  noooo:

Bizarre.... multi-billionaire Steve Jobs dies of Pancreatic cancer - his money couldn't save him....

Then I read...

Quote
To prepare for his role, Ashton Kutcher followed a fruitarian diet, similar to Steve Jobs' reported diet. Days before shooting, he was hospitalized with pancreatitis.

 noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on October 23, 2013, 07:26:30 PM
He should have eaten more butter. It's good for you  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: boogs on October 23, 2013, 07:33:48 PM
Most, most excellent!  Thumbs: Thumbs: Thumbs: Thumbs: Thumbs:

Pancreatic cancer at 56....  noooo:

Bizarre.... multi-billionaire Steve Jobs dies of Pancreatic cancer - his money couldn't save him....

Then I read...

Quote
To prepare for his role, Ashton Kutcher followed a fruitarian diet, similar to Steve Jobs' reported diet. Days before shooting, he was hospitalized with pancreatitis.

 noooo:

Just shows you doesn't it  noooo: noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on October 23, 2013, 07:34:02 PM
He should have eaten more butter. It's good for you  :thumbsup:

 Thumbs:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: apc2010 on October 26, 2013, 03:59:35 PM
No , he meant Miss D   :thumbsup:

Indeed!  Thumbs:

Awesome film.... Miss D does it again!  cloud9:

How does she pick them? worthy:

But it's about sport n darkies......... rubschin:

If you liked that try "we are Marshall"  ..... Thumbs:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on October 26, 2013, 04:36:19 PM
No , he meant Miss D   :thumbsup:

Indeed!  Thumbs:

Awesome film.... Miss D does it again!  cloud9:

How does she pick them? worthy:

But it's about sport n darkies......... rubschin:

If you liked that try "we are Marshall"  ..... Thumbs:

Downloading now....  Thumbs:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: apc2010 on October 26, 2013, 04:37:40 PM
No , he meant Miss D   :thumbsup:

Indeed!  Thumbs:

Awesome film.... Miss D does it again!  cloud9:

How does she pick them? worthy:

But it's about sport n darkies......... rubschin:

If you liked that try "we are Marshall"  ..... Thumbs:

Downloading now....  Thumbs:

Don't forget your pizza......... whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Nick on October 26, 2013, 05:09:05 PM

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs13.postimg.org%2F8wiu0vrkz%2Farticle_2340187_1_A480410000005_DC_601_634x457.jpg&hash=3b635a14775ff2a81f7dc6068112f6d9) (http://postimg.org/image/8wiu0vrkz/)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Baldy on October 26, 2013, 05:34:26 PM

([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs13.postimg.org%2F8wiu0vrkz%2Farticle_2340187_1_A480410000005_DC_601_634x457.jpg&hash=3b635a14775ff2a81f7dc6068112f6d9[/url]) ([url]http://postimg.org/image/8wiu0vrkz/[/url])


 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on October 26, 2013, 05:37:13 PM

([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs13.postimg.org%2F8wiu0vrkz%2Farticle_2340187_1_A480410000005_DC_601_634x457.jpg&hash=3b635a14775ff2a81f7dc6068112f6d9[/url]) ([url]http://postimg.org/image/8wiu0vrkz/[/url])


"Nick's boiler explodes"
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on October 27, 2013, 06:39:49 PM
Watching Lincoln.... the English version this time.....  Thumbs:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: boogs on October 30, 2013, 12:04:41 AM
Inspector Montalbano back on new series  cloud9:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on October 30, 2013, 09:34:14 PM
BM ..you knoq the new series of Broadwalk Empire started last Saturday !!!


However Homeland  -  series 3 ....what a pile of kak. Not impressed  noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: apc2010 on October 30, 2013, 09:35:17 PM
BM ..you knoq the new series of Broadwalk Empire started last Saturday !!!


However Homeland  -  series 3 ....what a pile of kak. Not impressed  noooo:

He'll be tucked up in bed by now...... noooo:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: boogs on October 30, 2013, 09:53:25 PM
BM ..you knoq the new series of Broadwalk Empire started last Saturday !!!


However Homeland  -  series 3 ....what a pile of kak. Not impressed  noooo:

Just watching now series 3 no 3 and hopping it will get betterer  the first two were good Damien Lewis just came back into it so hope it improves eeek:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on October 30, 2013, 09:55:29 PM
BM ..you knoq the new series of Broadwalk Empire started last Saturday !!!


However Homeland  -  series 3 ....what a pile of kak. Not impressed  noooo:

I did know...  cloud9:

But I am enjoying Homeland...  rubschin:

Most unlike us to differ.... shrugs:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Miss Demeanour on October 30, 2013, 11:10:44 PM
Tired of the snot fest that is Carrie and how many times can Brody be beaten up  ::)
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: boogs on October 30, 2013, 11:18:32 PM
Tired of the snot fest that is Carrie and how many times can Brody be beaten up  ::)

I agree you want them just to get it moving they are really dragging it out they seem to have lost their way it is too slow ... noooo:

Her being a fruit loop is just becoming boring we've been there ....  move it on... eeek:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on October 31, 2013, 06:37:58 AM
Wot number are you ladies on....? I may be ahead of you like....  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Tipsy Gipsy on October 31, 2013, 07:14:07 AM
I am on number 3 but had to repeat 2nd one cos I fell asleep.  It makes more sense when watched sober rather than the normal inebriated comatose state achieved post Downton.  I am also enjoying Wrong Mens or whatever its called. 
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on October 31, 2013, 07:32:11 AM
I am on number 3 but had to repeat 2nd one cos I fell asleep.  It makes more sense when watched sober rather than the normal inebriated comatose state achieved post Downton.  I am also enjoying Wrong Mens or whatever its called.

I watched #5 last night...  eeek:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Tipsy Gipsy on October 31, 2013, 07:42:29 AM
I am on number 3 but had to repeat 2nd one cos I fell asleep.  It makes more sense when watched sober rather than the normal inebriated comatose state achieved post Downton.  I am also enjoying Wrong Mens or whatever its called.

I watched #5 last night...  eeek:

Oh, don't say I slept through another one.   redface:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on October 31, 2013, 07:43:37 AM
I am on number 3 but had to repeat 2nd one cos I fell asleep.  It makes more sense when watched sober rather than the normal inebriated comatose state achieved post Downton.  I am also enjoying Wrong Mens or whatever its called.

I watched #5 last night...  eeek:

Oh, don't say I slept through another one.   redface:

I won't....  whistle:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: boogs on October 31, 2013, 09:00:44 AM
I watched #3 last night recorded Sunday I think  rubschin: Brody just appeared again for the first time Carrie still yarking in the hospital ... starting to grate ..  confused:
Title: Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
Post by: Barman on October