What have you seen recently? 3

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Re: What have you seen recently? 3

Postby Quatermass » Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:50 am

Tonyblack wrote:He was in some real stinkers though - Popeye, Insomnia and Toys spring to mind.


Funnily enough, there's a marvellous anecdote apparently related by Robin Williams when he was asked why he never directed. He feared having to say to an actor "I'm sorry, that wasn't very good", only to have said actor retort, "Well, what about Popeye?" This was from a book called Fiasco, which has an entire chapter about Popeye. I highly recommend it.
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Re: What have you seen recently? 3

Postby Sister Jennifer » Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:15 am

DaveC wrote:Not seen The Fisher King yet, its on my Netflix list....

Let us know what you think when you watch it, DaveC.
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Re: What have you seen recently? 3

Postby feanor » Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:18 pm

Ayup All...

I absolutely hated Mrs Doubtfire, Toys and Popeye to name but a few, (OK Good will hunting and Blaaarghhh, Jumanji !) but I think 1-hour photo is his Magnum Opus. Very scary. showed he could act. The Birdcage is brilliant though. My now ex-girlfriend taught me to love it and his ad-libbed 'F*ck the shrimp' line in the kitchen was (and what a shock typing THAT word was) his best ever. RIP Mork.

PS, are there any new mini-series coming on line from Sky at all ?
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Re: What have you seen recently? 3

Postby Catch-up » Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:16 pm

We watched The Amazing Spider-Man 2 a few nights ago. Awful. Just awful.
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Re: What have you seen recently? 3

Postby Ghost » Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:34 am

been watching the hilarious Are you Dave Gorman in full for the first time ever
it's a simple obsessive tale of one man called Dave Gorman trying to meet 54
of his namesake one for every card in the deck including the jokers witnessed
by his flatmate Danny Wallace
if you can't find the program then I recommend buying the book which expands
on this true story much further than I'm willing to type
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Re: What have you seen recently? 3

Postby Penfold » Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:33 am

Have you seen his "America Unchained" where he drives from coast to coast and is only allowed to use independent businesses like hotels, petrol stations, shops, etc.? No franchises, corporate, or chain style shops for anything was allowed and he found it quite tricky to do. It was, on the whole, very entertaining and interesting to see how much influence the global chains have on our lives. :D
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Re: What have you seen recently? 3

Postby Ghost » Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:39 am

yes but I haven't seen it in a long time
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Re: What have you seen recently? 3

Postby spideygirl2 » Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:31 pm

He's got a new series of Modern Life is Goodish starting soon Ghost. Last series had my boy in fits (great way of showing him how to question what he sees rather than me going on about it all the time. The first episode was particularly funny. :D
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Re: What have you seen recently? 3

Postby Ghost » Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:42 am

My ex has a habit of going to the recordings of his shows as part of the live studio audience
and the chances of seeing him on the TV makes me sick
in fact he was in the audience for the first show of season 1 and the shock of seeing him
made me throw up
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Re: What have you seen recently? 3

Postby Sister Jennifer » Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:33 am

Holy smoke, Ghost.

On a lighter note, I've recently discovered this.



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Re: What have you seen recently? 3

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:42 am

I thought he was really good in the IT Crowd TV show. :mrgreen:
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Re: What have you seen recently? 3

Postby Ghost » Fri Sep 12, 2014 3:23 pm

on Penner's recommendation and also it's been ages since I've last seen it
I've watched America Unchained :D
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Re: What have you seen recently? 3

Postby Catch-up » Sat Sep 13, 2014 12:55 pm

We finally saw Captain America: The Winter Soldier. I have to say, I was kind of disappointed. It wasn't bad, but it definitely was not as spectacular as expected. A bit slow too.
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Re: What have you seen recently? 3

Postby MongoGutman » Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:15 pm

Saw Guardians of the Galaxy - actually spent some shekels and went to the cinema. First time I've experienced the modern 3D with polarised light. Not too distracting - certainly miles better than the red/green thing. I think I made a mistake and sat too close to the screen. But the same rule applies - even great effects can't made a bad film good, luckily GOTG was pretty good, well, amusing anyway; not a classic but I was entertained. They managed to shoe-horn in an excuse to make the soundtrack all 70s and 80's pop songs, which helped.
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Re: What have you seen recently? 3

Postby Bouncy Castle » Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:07 pm

Brought some TP DVDs back with me from London, and watched Going Postal this afternoon.
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