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UK/Ireland Challenge (Official August 2019)

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#81

Post by Traveller » August 6th, 2019, 5:18 pm

10. The Sound Barrier (1952, David Lean) - 7/10
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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!

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Post by hurluberlu » August 6th, 2019, 6:53 pm

1. Far from the Madding Crowd (Thomas Vinterberg, 2015) [Romance] 6+
2. Shooting Stars (Anthony Asquith, A.V. Bramble, 1928) [Romance, <400 checks] 6
3. A Room with View (James Ivory, 1985) [Romance] 7+
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#83

Post by albajos » August 6th, 2019, 8:04 pm

16. Boy A (2007) John Crowley, UK 1 official list 3 879 checks
17. Shanghai Surprise (1986) Jim Goddard, UK 171 checks [triple]
18. Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966) Gordon Flemyng, UK 178 checks [double]
19. Yellowbeard (1983) Mel Damski, UK | Mexico 236 checks [double]
20. How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008) Robert B. Weide, UK 4 571 checks [double]
21. Cyberbully (2015) Ben Chanan, UK 182 checks [double]

Wibbly wobbly, timey wimeyShow
01. Carry on Cruising (1962) Gerald Thomas, UK 170 checks [triple]
02. Carry on Cabby (1963) Gerald Thomas, UK 153 checks [triple]
03. Carry On Jack (1964) Gerald Thomas, UK 138 checks [triple]
04. Supervized (2019) Steve Barron, Ireland | UK 2 checks [double]
05. Follow That Camel (1967) Gerald Thomas, UK 136 checks [triple]
06. Carry on Loving (1970) Gerald Thomas, UK 131 checks [triple]
07. Carry on Henry (1971) Gerald Thomas, UK 171 checks [triple]
08. Carry on Girls (1973) Gerald Thomas, UK 147 checks [triple]
09. Sing As We Go! (1934) Basil Dean, UK 3 official lists 50 checks [double]
10. 9 Songs (2004) Michael Winterbottom, UK 2 official lists 1 502 checks [double]
11. Code 46 (2003) Michael Winterbottom, UK 855 checks [double]
12. Gentlemen's Relish (2001) Douglas Mackinnon, UK 6 checks [triple]
13. The Secret Policeman's Ball (1979) Roger Graef, UK 20 checks [double]
14 (s1a) Dream Date (2013) Andromeda Godfrey & Diana Juhr-De Benedetti, UK 1 check 3 min. (3) [double]
14 (s1b) Hold on Tight (2011) Anna Rodgers, Ireland 1 check 13 min. (16) [rewatch] [triple]
14 (s1c) James Dean (2010) Lucy Elliott, UK 1 check 7 min. (23) [double]
14 (s1d) The Seance (2012) Maurice Smith, UK 1 check 10 min. (33) [double]
14 (s1e) Superstition (2013) Maurice Smith, UK 1 check 20 min. (53) [double]
14 (s1f) Dead Positive (2015) Maurice Smith, UK 1 check 30 min. (23) [double]
15. Beautiful Thing (1996) Hettie Macdonald, UK 1 official list 691 checks [double]

Leftover
(s2a) Non-Compliance (2013) Maurice Smith, UK 1 check 13 min. (36) [double]
(s2b) My Beautiful Egypt (2014) Maurice Smith, UK 1 check 9 min. (45) [double]

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#84

Post by Cinepolis » August 6th, 2019, 9:20 pm

1. Call of the Hunter (Anthony Straeger, 2009) - 6/10

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Post by 3eyes » August 7th, 2019, 1:17 am

9. Castle in the air (UK 52, Henry Cass) - double
comment in <400 thread

für Ehren, boys, go brawl!Show
1. Operation Oman (UK 14, Tristan Ofield) - double
2-5. The way we live now (UK 01, mini, 4 eps, David Yates) - triple
6. Dead along the way (Ire 16, Maurice O’Connell) - double
7. Nell Gwyn (UK 26, Herbert Wilcox - triple
8. The happy prince (UK etc. 18, Rupert Everett) - double
9. Castle in the air (UK 52, Henry Cass) - double
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#86

Post by frbrown » August 7th, 2019, 1:44 am

9. Murder by Proxy (1954, Terence Fisher)
10. Stock Car (1955, Wolf Rilla)
11. The Dark Man (1951, Jeffrey Dell)

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1. The Intimate Stranger (1956, Joseph Losey)
2. Never Back Losers (1961, Robert Tronson)
3. Good-Time Girl (1948, David MacDonald)
4. Dilemma (1962, Peter Maxwell)
5. Life in Danger (1959, Terry Bishop)
6. Zulu (1964, Cy Endfield)
7. The Painted Smile (1962, Lance Comfort)
8. Fanny Hill (1983, Gerry O'Hara)
9. Murder by Proxy (1954, Terence Fisher)
10. Stock Car (1955, Wolf Rilla)
11. The Dark Man (1951, Jeffrey Dell)

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#87

Post by sebby » August 7th, 2019, 4:01 am

01-05 chernobyl 2019 7/10

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Post by jdidaco » August 7th, 2019, 5:39 am

(Screenshots from 'Roll on Four O’Clock' & 'Brimstone & Treacle'),

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17. Payroll (Sidney Hayers, 1961) 8.5/10
18. Private Potter (Casper Wrede, 1962) 8/10
19. The Barber of Stamford Hill (Casper Wrede, 1963) 9/10
20. This Is My Street (Sidney Hayers, 1964) 8/10
21. Ferry Cross the Mersey (Jeremy Summers, 1964) 7/10
22. Stranger in the House (Pierre Rouve, 1967) 7/10
23. Age of Consent (Michael Powell, 1969) 7/10
24. Roll on Four O’Clock (Roy Battersby, 1970) 9.5/10
25. Girl Stroke Boy (Bob Kellett, 1971) 8/10
26. One Brief Summer (John Mackenzie, 1971) 7/10
27. Full Circle (Richard Loncraine, 1977) 7.5/10
28. Red Shift (John Mackenzie, 1978) 8.5/10
29. Brimstone & Treacle (Richard Loncraine, 1982) 8/10
30. Greta (Neil Jordan, 2018) 8/10

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1. Expresso Bongo (Val Guest, 1959) 7.5/10
2. Jigsaw (Val Guest, 1962) 8/10
3. Nothing But the Best (Clive Donner, 1964) 9/10
4. The Diary of a Nobody: The Domestic Jottings of a City Clerk (Ken Russell, 1964) 8.5/10
5. Always on Sunday (Ken Russell, 1965) 8/10
6. Diamonds for Breakfast (Christopher Morahan, 1968) 7/10
7. All Neat in Black Stockings (Christopher Morahan, 1969) 8/10
8. The Virgin Soldiers (John Dexter, 1969) 9/10
9. The Virgin and the Gypsy (Christopher Miles, 1970) 8/10
10. I Want What I Want (John Dexter, 1972) 7/10
11. Autobiography of a Princess (James Ivory, 1975) 8/10
12. Priest of Love (Christopher Miles, 1981) 7.5/10
13. The Orchard End Murder (Christian Marnham, 1981) 7.5/10
14. It Couldn't Happen Here (Jack Bond, 1987) 7/10
15. This Filthy Earth (Andrew Kotting, 2001) 8/10
16. Ivan and the Dogs (Andrew Kotting, 2017) 8/10

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#89

Post by jeroeno » August 7th, 2019, 5:45 am

04. Powwow Highway (Jonathan Wacks, 1989)
05. Last Orders (Fred Schepisi, 2001)
06a. Monty Python's Flying Circus: The War Against Pornography (Ian MacNaughton, 1972) (30 min)
06b. Screen Two: The Firm (Alan Clarke, 1989) (67 min)
06c. Monty Python's Flying Circus: Salad Days (Ian MacNaughton, 1972) (29 min)

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » August 7th, 2019, 6:00 am

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10. 'Dancing at Lughnasa' / 1998, Pat O'Connor / 6 or 6.5/10 / Ireland | UK | USA
11. 'The Magdalene Sisters' / 2002, Peter Mullan / 8 or 8.5/10 / Ireland | UK
12. 'The Pier' / 2011, Gerard Hurley / 6.5/10 / Ireland
13. 'Gold' / 2014, Niall Heery / 6/10 / Ireland
14. 'You're Ugly Too' / 2015, Mark Noonan / 7/10 / Ireland
15. 'Blarney - A Year on the Estate' / 2019, Peter Carr / 5 or 5.5/10 / Ireland

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Post by sol » August 7th, 2019, 11:01 am

For England, James?Show
1. Yesterday (2019, Danny Boyle)
2. Exam (2009, Stuart Hazeldine)
3. Threads (1984, Mick Jackson)
4. Melody (1971, Waris Hussein)
5. Underground (1928, Anthony Asquith)
6. A Stitch in Time (1963, Robert Asher)
7. The Early Bird. (1965, Robert Asher)

8. Two Way Stretch (1960, Robert Day)

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This British comedy benefits from an intriguing heist premise, but never quite capitalises on it as one of the complications is a change of jail warden. This results in a ton of non-heist related shenanigans as the trio clash with the new warden and play pranks on him like setting off an explosion in the prison quarry. Things improve a little bit as the heist eventually works its way back into focus, but even then this is a bit of a middling effort with none of the three main players in especially good form - including an overly and oddly subdued Peter Sellers. Wilfrid Hyde-White offers great support though.
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#92

Post by Coryn » August 7th, 2019, 11:47 am

Think you forgot my number 4 :)
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Post by sol » August 7th, 2019, 1:14 pm

For England, James?Show
1. Yesterday (2019, Danny Boyle)
2. Exam (2009, Stuart Hazeldine)
3. Threads (1984, Mick Jackson)
4. Melody (1971, Waris Hussein)
5. Underground (1928, Anthony Asquith)
6. A Stitch in Time (1963, Robert Asher)
7. The Early Bird. (1965, Robert Asher)
8. Two Way Stretch (1960, Robert Day)

9. Johnny English (2003, Peter Howitt)

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There are some funny moments early on here with Atkinson employing Black Adder type reactions after accidentally shooting a poison dart and knocking out a VIP, but the overall film relies very heavily on elaborate joke scenes (breaking into a hospital; interrupting a funeral) that last too long and are therefore ultimately unfunny. The final twenty minutes certainly work, but this is an uneven ride until then and never really clicks as an action movie.
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Post by Traveller » August 7th, 2019, 5:15 pm

11. Becket (1964, Peter Glenville) - 7/10
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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!

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Post by albajos » August 7th, 2019, 6:47 pm

22. Man Up (2015) Ben Palmer, UK 1 413 checks [double]
23. I Really Hate My Job (2007) Oliver Parker, UK 29 checks [double]
24 (s2a) Non-Compliance (2013) Maurice Smith, UK 1 check 13 min. (36) [double]
24 (s2b) My Beautiful Egypt (2014) Maurice Smith, UK 1 check 9 min. (45) [double]
24 (s2c) Red Nose Day Actually (2017) Richard Curtis & Mat Whitecross, UK 72 checks 15 min. (0) [triple]
25. The Alphabet Murders (1965) Frank Tashlin, UK 76 checks [double]
26. Bernard and the Genie (1991) Paul Weiland, UK 42 checks [double]
27. The Worst Witch (1986) Robert Young, UK 119 checks [double]
28. Adult Life Skills (2016) Rachel Tunnard, UK 94 checks [double]
29. Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) David Kerr, UK | France | USA | China 754 checks

Wibbly wobbly, timey wimeyShow
01. Carry on Cruising (1962) Gerald Thomas, UK 170 checks [triple]
02. Carry on Cabby (1963) Gerald Thomas, UK 153 checks [triple]
03. Carry On Jack (1964) Gerald Thomas, UK 138 checks [triple]
04. Supervized (2019) Steve Barron, Ireland | UK 2 checks [double]
05. Follow That Camel (1967) Gerald Thomas, UK 136 checks [triple]
06. Carry on Loving (1970) Gerald Thomas, UK 131 checks [triple]
07. Carry on Henry (1971) Gerald Thomas, UK 171 checks [triple]
08. Carry on Girls (1973) Gerald Thomas, UK 147 checks [triple]
09. Sing As We Go! (1934) Basil Dean, UK 3 official lists 50 checks [double]
10. 9 Songs (2004) Michael Winterbottom, UK 2 official lists 1 502 checks [double]
11. Code 46 (2003) Michael Winterbottom, UK 855 checks [double]
12. Gentlemen's Relish (2001) Douglas Mackinnon, UK 6 checks [triple]
13. The Secret Policeman's Ball (1979) Roger Graef, UK 20 checks [double]
14 (s1a) Dream Date (2013) Andromeda Godfrey & Diana Juhr-De Benedetti, UK 1 check 3 min. (3) [double]
14 (s1b) Hold on Tight (2011) Anna Rodgers, Ireland 1 check 13 min. (16) [rewatch] [triple]
14 (s1c) James Dean (2010) Lucy Elliott, UK 1 check 7 min. (23) [double]
14 (s1d) The Seance (2012) Maurice Smith, UK 1 check 10 min. (33) [double]
14 (s1e) Superstition (2013) Maurice Smith, UK 1 check 20 min. (53) [double]
14 (s1f) Dead Positive (2015) Maurice Smith, UK 1 check 30 min. (23) [double]
15. Beautiful Thing (1996) Hettie Macdonald, UK 1 official list 691 checks [double]
16. Boy A (2007) John Crowley, UK 1 official list 3 879 checks
17. Shanghai Surprise (1986) Jim Goddard, UK 171 checks [triple]
18. Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966) Gordon Flemyng, UK 178 checks [double]
19. Yellowbeard (1983) Mel Damski, UK | Mexico 236 checks [double]
20. How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008) Robert B. Weide, UK 4 571 checks [double]
21. Cyberbully (2015) Ben Chanan, UK 182 checks [double]

Leftover
(s3a) One Red Nose Day and a Wedding (2019)[/b] Mike Newell, UK 8 checks 14 min. (14)[triple]

!seen 29

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » August 7th, 2019, 9:44 pm

1. Stormy Monday (1988, Mike Figgis): 6.0 - Good cinematography. But the stylish atmosphere is not enough to make up for the thin plot, especially since the plot itself is all over the place from romance to crime.
2. Pulp (1972, Mike Hodges): 6.5
3. Two for the Road (1967, Stanley Donen): 7.2 - Albert Finney and Audrey Hepburn make for a very charismatic couple. The usage of a road trip to show different phases in their relationship works very well. Henry Mancini's score sets the mood well.

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Post by frbrown » August 8th, 2019, 2:23 am

12. Soho Incident (1956, Vernon Sewell)
13. Yellow Canary (1943, Herbert Wilcox)

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1. The Intimate Stranger (1956, Joseph Losey)
2. Never Back Losers (1961, Robert Tronson)
3. Good-Time Girl (1948, David MacDonald)
4. Dilemma (1962, Peter Maxwell)
5. Life in Danger (1959, Terry Bishop)
6. Zulu (1964, Cy Endfield)
7. The Painted Smile (1962, Lance Comfort)
8. Fanny Hill (1983, Gerry O'Hara)
9. Murder by Proxy (1954, Terence Fisher)
10. Stock Car (1955, Wolf Rilla)
11. The Dark Man (1951, Jeffrey Dell)
12. Soho Incident (1956, Vernon Sewell)
13. Yellow Canary (1943, Herbert Wilcox)

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Post by 3eyes » August 8th, 2019, 2:49 am

10. A room with a view (UK 86, James Ivory) - double [rewatch]
So glad to revisit this. Read the book in high school and at least once since, saw the movie when it first came out, got so much more out of it this time around!
für Ehren, boys, go brawl!Show
1. Operation Oman (UK 14, Tristan Ofield) - double
2-5. The way we live now (UK 01, mini, 4 eps, David Yates) - triple
6. Dead along the way (Ire 16, Maurice O’Connell) - double
7. Nell Gwyn (UK 26, Herbert Wilcox - triple
8. The happy prince (UK etc. 18, Rupert Everett) - double
9. Castle in the air (UK 52, Henry Cass) - double
10. A room with a view (UK 86, James Ivory) - double [rewatch]
:run: STILL the Gaffer!

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Post by AB537 » August 8th, 2019, 3:07 am

7. Apostle (Gareth Evans, 2018) 6.5/10
8. High Rise (Ben Wheatley, 2015) 7.5/10

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Post by cinephage » August 8th, 2019, 7:45 am

02. Age of Consent, by Michael Powell (1969) 7/10

A nice coming of age story... Helen Mirren is quite a revelation in this film, and it's always a pleasure to run into James Mason.
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01. Brighton Rock, by John Boulting (1948) 8,5/10

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#101

Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » August 8th, 2019, 8:18 am

Jordanne Jones in 'I Used to Live Here' - Emanating a vulnerable and scarred yet resilient flowering adolescence amidst the tumult of a local suicide and familial upheaval. A profoundly touching and tenderly hopeful performance among a cast of Tallaght locals - an area so riven by youth deprivation, isolation, and suicide in recent times.

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16. 'Dementia 13' / 1963, Francis Ford Coppola / 6 or 6.5/10 / USA | Ireland
17. 'Glassland' / 2014, Gerard Barrett / 7.5 or 8/10 / Ireland
18. 'I Used to Live Here' / 2014, Frank Berry / 8/10 / Ireland
19. 'My Name Is Emily' / 2015, Simon Fitzmaurice / 8/10 / Ireland
20. 'Out of Innocence' / 2016, Danny Hiller / 6.5/10 / UK | Ireland

''There is a sadness in this country... In the cities, in the streets, in the fields, and the trees. A sadness we cannot hide. It's the fact of losing the ones we love, the fact of being alone. But facts are only points of view and points of view can change. Life happens quickly - like mountains in the background - and you wake up one day and you don't know how you got there... And you wonder: Where have I been?; How did I get here?... And nothing is recognisable. Everything is different from the last time you woke... And you smile in a photograph, just because you're happy... And the voice that is speaking is suddenly your own.'' - Simon Fitzmaurice's beautiful, transcendent closing lines as spoken by Evanna Lynch in 'My Name Is Emily'.

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#102

Post by sol » August 8th, 2019, 10:44 am

For England, James?Show
1. Yesterday (2019, Danny Boyle)
2. Exam (2009, Stuart Hazeldine)
3. Threads (1984, Mick Jackson)
4. Melody (1971, Waris Hussein)
5. Underground (1928, Anthony Asquith)
6. A Stitch in Time (1963, Robert Asher)
7. The Early Bird. (1965, Robert Asher)
8. Two Way Stretch (1960, Robert Day)
9. Johnny English (2003, Peter Howitt)

10. About Time (2013, Richard Curtis)

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This film is a tad creepy at first, reminiscent of Bill Murray's attempts to establish a perfect date in Groundhog Day, however, Domhnall Gleeson is very earnest and charming in the lead role, and the film mostly limits his deceptions to fixing up faux pas situations rather than downright manipulation. As Gleeson's past alterations sometimes impact on his present, the film also brings Click and Eternal Sunshine to mind. As a time travel story, the film does not quite stack up with very flaky internal logic, but as a quirky romance and strained father/son relationship movie, the film hits all the right notes.
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Post by peeptoad » August 8th, 2019, 2:16 pm

9. Withnail and I (1987, Bruce Robinson) 8
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1. Sid & Nancy (1986, Alex Cox) 8*
2. In Bruges (2008, Martin McDonagh) 8
3. The Brides of Dracula (1960, Terence Fisher) 7
4. Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966, Terence Fisher) 7
5. Macbeth (2015, Justin Kurzel) 5
6. The Kiss of the Vampire (1963, Don Sharp) 6
7. The Shadow of the Cat (1961, John Gilling) 7
8. The House That Vanished (1973, José Ramón Larraz) 6

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Post by vortexsurfer » August 8th, 2019, 3:49 pm

3a. Flowers: Episode 1 (Will Sharpe, 2016) 23 min
3b. Flowers: Episode 2 (Will Sharpe, 2016) 23 min
3c. Flowers: Episode 3 (Will Sharpe, 2016) 25 min
3d. Flowers: Episode 4 (Will Sharpe, 2016) 24 min
3e. Flowers: Episode 5 (Will Sharpe, 2016) 26 min
4. Dead in a Week (Or Your Money Back) (Tom Edmunds, 2018)
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1. Distant Voices, Still Lives (Terence Davies, 1988)
2. My Beautiful Broken Brain (Sophie Robinson, Lotje Sodderland, 2014)
3a. Flowers: Episode 1 (Will Sharpe, 2016) 23 min
3b. Flowers: Episode 2 (Will Sharpe, 2016) 23 min
3c. Flowers: Episode 3 (Will Sharpe, 2016) 25 min
3d. Flowers: Episode 4 (Will Sharpe, 2016) 24 min
3e. Flowers: Episode 5 (Will Sharpe, 2016) 26 min
4. Dead in a Week (Or Your Money Back) (Tom Edmunds, 2018)

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#105

Post by Traveller » August 8th, 2019, 5:00 pm

12. Richard III (1955, Laurence Olivier) - 6/10
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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!

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#106

Post by albajos » August 8th, 2019, 8:55 pm

30. A Street Cat Named Bob (2016) Roger Spottiswoode, UK 510 checks
31. Pudsey the Dog: The Movie (2014) Nick Moore, UK 9 checks [double]
A dog movie that managed to score 0% on Rotten Tomatoes. How is that even possible? Well deserved, actually.
32. The Tall Guy (1989) Mel Smith, UK 188 checks [triple]
Never would have expected this to be below 400

Wibbly wobbly, timey wimeyShow
01. Carry on Cruising (1962) Gerald Thomas, UK 170 checks [triple]
02. Carry on Cabby (1963) Gerald Thomas, UK 153 checks [triple]
03. Carry On Jack (1964) Gerald Thomas, UK 138 checks [triple]
04. Supervized (2019) Steve Barron, Ireland | UK 2 checks [double]
05. Follow That Camel (1967) Gerald Thomas, UK 136 checks [triple]
06. Carry on Loving (1970) Gerald Thomas, UK 131 checks [triple]
07. Carry on Henry (1971) Gerald Thomas, UK 171 checks [triple]
08. Carry on Girls (1973) Gerald Thomas, UK 147 checks [triple]
09. Sing As We Go! (1934) Basil Dean, UK 3 official lists 50 checks [double]
10. 9 Songs (2004) Michael Winterbottom, UK 2 official lists 1 502 checks [double]
11. Code 46 (2003) Michael Winterbottom, UK 855 checks [double]
12. Gentlemen's Relish (2001) Douglas Mackinnon, UK 6 checks [triple]
13. The Secret Policeman's Ball (1979) Roger Graef, UK 20 checks [double]
14 (s1a) Dream Date (2013) Andromeda Godfrey & Diana Juhr-De Benedetti, UK 1 check 3 min. (3) [double]
14 (s1b) Hold on Tight (2011) Anna Rodgers, Ireland 1 check 13 min. (16) [rewatch] [triple]
14 (s1c) James Dean (2010) Lucy Elliott, UK 1 check 7 min. (23) [double]
14 (s1d) The Seance (2012) Maurice Smith, UK 1 check 10 min. (33) [double]
14 (s1e) Superstition (2013) Maurice Smith, UK 1 check 20 min. (53) [double]
14 (s1f) Dead Positive (2015) Maurice Smith, UK 1 check 30 min. (23) [double]
15. Beautiful Thing (1996) Hettie Macdonald, UK 1 official list 691 checks [double]
16. Boy A (2007) John Crowley, UK 1 official list 3 879 checks
17. Shanghai Surprise (1986) Jim Goddard, UK 171 checks [triple]
18. Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966) Gordon Flemyng, UK 178 checks [double]
19. Yellowbeard (1983) Mel Damski, UK | Mexico 236 checks [double]
20. How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008) Robert B. Weide, UK 4 571 checks [double]
21. Cyberbully (2015) Ben Chanan, UK 182 checks [double]
22. Man Up (2015) Ben Palmer, UK 1 413 checks [double]
23. I Really Hate My Job (2007) Oliver Parker, UK 29 checks [double]
24 (s2a) Non-Compliance (2013) Maurice Smith, UK 1 check 13 min. (36) [double]
24 (s2b) My Beautiful Egypt (2014) Maurice Smith, UK 1 check 9 min. (45) [double]
24 (s2c) Red Nose Day Actually (2017) Richard Curtis & Mat Whitecross, UK 72 checks 15 min. (0) [triple]
25. The Alphabet Murders (1965) Frank Tashlin, UK 76 checks [double]
26. Bernard and the Genie (1991) Paul Weiland, UK 42 checks [double]
27. The Worst Witch (1986) Robert Young, UK 119 checks [double]
28. Adult Life Skills (2016) Rachel Tunnard, UK 94 checks [double]
29. Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) David Kerr, UK | France | USA | China 754 checks

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(s3a) One Red Nose Day and a Wedding (2019)[/b] Mike Newell, UK 8 checks 14 min. (14)[triple]

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Post by peeptoad » August 8th, 2019, 10:25 pm

10. The Plague of the Zombies (1966, John Gilling) 8*
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1. Sid & Nancy (1986, Alex Cox) 8*
2. In Bruges (2008, Martin McDonagh) 8
3. The Brides of Dracula (1960, Terence Fisher) 7
4. Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966, Terence Fisher) 7
5. Macbeth (2015, Justin Kurzel) 5
6. The Kiss of the Vampire (1963, Don Sharp) 6
7. The Shadow of the Cat (1961, John Gilling) 7
8. The House That Vanished (1973, José Ramón Larraz) 6
9. Withnail and I (1987, Bruce Robinson) 8

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Post by AB537 » August 9th, 2019, 3:16 am

9. Mademoiselle (Tony Richardson, 1966) 7/10
10. Our Man in Havana (Carol Reed, 1959) 7.5/10
11. Young Winston (Richard Attenborough, 1972) 6/10
12. The Trip to Italy (Michael Winterbottom, 2014) 7.5/10

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Post by Traveller » August 9th, 2019, 4:50 am

13. The Man in the White Suit (1951, Alexander Mackendrick) - 6/10
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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!

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Post by sol » August 9th, 2019, 11:06 am

For England, James?Show
1. Yesterday (2019, Danny Boyle)
2. Exam (2009, Stuart Hazeldine)
3. Threads (1984, Mick Jackson)
4. Melody (1971, Waris Hussein)
5. Underground (1928, Anthony Asquith)
6. A Stitch in Time (1963, Robert Asher)
7. The Early Bird. (1965, Robert Asher)
8. Two Way Stretch (1960, Robert Day)
9. Johnny English (2003, Peter Howitt)
10. About Time (2013, Richard Curtis)

11. Rubin and Ed (1991, Trent Harris)

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A zany comedy that is unpredictable in the best possible way. Neither protagonist is very pleasant, but they both noticeably have beating human hearts. Crispin Glover's sadness over his dead cat comes across most strikingly in a wacky dream sequence with water skiing and giant platform shoes (see above) that eventually morphs into a nightmare. Howard Hesseman's feelings of frustration and failure due to a recent divorce are also poignant.
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Post by 3eyes » August 9th, 2019, 12:05 pm

11. Lucy Worsley: Elizabeth I's Battle for God's Music (UK 17) - double
If you're not into the Anglican cathedral repertoire, English history, or the ups and downs of religion & music, you might want to give this a miss. Having an interest in all three, I found this mildly interesting.

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1. Operation Oman (UK 14, Tristan Ofield) - double
2-5. The way we live now (UK 01, mini, 4 eps, David Yates) - triple
6. Dead along the way (Ire 16, Maurice O’Connell) - double
7. Nell Gwyn (UK 26, Herbert Wilcox - triple
8. The happy prince (UK etc. 18, Rupert Everett) - double
9. Castle in the air (UK 52, Henry Cass) - double
10. A room with a view (UK 86, James Ivory) - double [rewatch]
11. Lucy Worsley: Elizabeth I's Battle for God's Music (UK 17) - double
:run: STILL the Gaffer!

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Post by sol » August 9th, 2019, 12:52 pm

For England, James?Show
1. Yesterday (2019, Danny Boyle)
2. Exam (2009, Stuart Hazeldine)
3. Threads (1984, Mick Jackson)
4. Melody (1971, Waris Hussein)
5. Underground (1928, Anthony Asquith)
6. A Stitch in Time (1963, Robert Asher)
7. The Early Bird. (1965, Robert Asher)
8. Two Way Stretch (1960, Robert Day)
9. Johnny English (2003, Peter Howitt)
10. About Time (2013, Richard Curtis)
11. Rubin and Ed (1991, Trent Harris)

12. Free Fire (2016, Ben Wheatley)

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This thriller comes with the novelty of basically being a Mexican standoff expanded to a full feature film as its gunfight lasts for around an hour. It is an interesting idea, yet the mere twenty minutes of exposition before the gunfight does not properly flesh out all 12 or 13 main characters. The plethora of close-ups also make it difficult to keep track of who is firing at who and from where, though this captures the confusion of the situation quite well.
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Post by frbrown » August 9th, 2019, 12:58 pm

14. Gregory's Girl (1980, Bill Forsyth)
15. Theater of Blood (1973, Douglas Hickox)

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1. The Intimate Stranger (1956, Joseph Losey)
2. Never Back Losers (1961, Robert Tronson)
3. Good-Time Girl (1948, David MacDonald)
4. Dilemma (1962, Peter Maxwell)
5. Life in Danger (1959, Terry Bishop)
6. Zulu (1964, Cy Endfield)
7. The Painted Smile (1962, Lance Comfort)
8. Fanny Hill (1983, Gerry O'Hara)
9. Murder by Proxy (1954, Terence Fisher)
10. Stock Car (1955, Wolf Rilla)
11. The Dark Man (1951, Jeffrey Dell)
12. Soho Incident (1956, Vernon Sewell)
13. Yellow Canary (1943, Herbert Wilcox)
14. Gregory's Girl (1980, Bill Forsyth)
15. Theater of Blood (1973, Douglas Hickox)

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Post by albajos » August 9th, 2019, 1:01 pm

33. Friends (1971) Lewis Gilbert, UK 23 checks [triple]
34. Yesterday (2019) Danny Boyle, UK | Russia | China 482 checks [double]
35. The Stud (1978) Quentin Masters, UK 40 checks [triple]

Wibbly wobbly, timey wimeyShow
01. Carry on Cruising (1962) Gerald Thomas, UK 170 checks [triple]
02. Carry on Cabby (1963) Gerald Thomas, UK 153 checks [triple]
03. Carry On Jack (1964) Gerald Thomas, UK 138 checks [triple]
04. Supervized (2019) Steve Barron, Ireland | UK 2 checks [double]
05. Follow That Camel (1967) Gerald Thomas, UK 136 checks [triple]
06. Carry on Loving (1970) Gerald Thomas, UK 131 checks [triple]
07. Carry on Henry (1971) Gerald Thomas, UK 171 checks [triple]
08. Carry on Girls (1973) Gerald Thomas, UK 147 checks [triple]
09. Sing As We Go! (1934) Basil Dean, UK 3 official lists 50 checks [double]
10. 9 Songs (2004) Michael Winterbottom, UK 2 official lists 1 502 checks [double]
11. Code 46 (2003) Michael Winterbottom, UK 855 checks [double]
12. Gentlemen's Relish (2001) Douglas Mackinnon, UK 6 checks [triple]
13. The Secret Policeman's Ball (1979) Roger Graef, UK 20 checks [double]
14 (s1a) Dream Date (2013) Andromeda Godfrey & Diana Juhr-De Benedetti, UK 1 check 3 min. (3) [double]
14 (s1b) Hold on Tight (2011) Anna Rodgers, Ireland 1 check 13 min. (16) [rewatch] [triple]
14 (s1c) James Dean (2010) Lucy Elliott, UK 1 check 7 min. (23) [double]
14 (s1d) The Seance (2012) Maurice Smith, UK 1 check 10 min. (33) [double]
14 (s1e) Superstition (2013) Maurice Smith, UK 1 check 20 min. (53) [double]
14 (s1f) Dead Positive (2015) Maurice Smith, UK 1 check 30 min. (23) [double]
15. Beautiful Thing (1996) Hettie Macdonald, UK 1 official list 691 checks [double]
16. Boy A (2007) John Crowley, UK 1 official list 3 879 checks
17. Shanghai Surprise (1986) Jim Goddard, UK 171 checks [triple]
18. Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966) Gordon Flemyng, UK 178 checks [double]
19. Yellowbeard (1983) Mel Damski, UK | Mexico 236 checks [double]
20. How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008) Robert B. Weide, UK 4 571 checks [double]
21. Cyberbully (2015) Ben Chanan, UK 182 checks [double]
22. Man Up (2015) Ben Palmer, UK 1 413 checks [double]
23. I Really Hate My Job (2007) Oliver Parker, UK 29 checks [double]
24 (s2a) Non-Compliance (2013) Maurice Smith, UK 1 check 13 min. (36) [double]
24 (s2b) My Beautiful Egypt (2014) Maurice Smith, UK 1 check 9 min. (45) [double]
24 (s2c) Red Nose Day Actually (2017) Richard Curtis & Mat Whitecross, UK 72 checks 15 min. (0) [triple]
25. The Alphabet Murders (1965) Frank Tashlin, UK 76 checks [double]
26. Bernard and the Genie (1991) Paul Weiland, UK 42 checks [double]
27. The Worst Witch (1986) Robert Young, UK 119 checks [double]
28. Adult Life Skills (2016) Rachel Tunnard, UK 94 checks [double]
29. Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) David Kerr, UK | France | USA | China 754 checks
30. A Street Cat Named Bob (2016) Roger Spottiswoode, UK 510 checks
31. Pudsey the Dog: The Movie (2014) Nick Moore, UK 9 checks [double]
32. The Tall Guy (1989) Mel Smith, UK 188 checks [triple]

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(s3a) One Red Nose Day and a Wedding (2019)[/b] Mike Newell, UK 8 checks 14 min. (14)[triple]

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Post by sol » August 9th, 2019, 3:07 pm

For Ireland, James?Show
1. Yesterday (2019, Danny Boyle)
2. Exam (2009, Stuart Hazeldine)
3. Threads (1984, Mick Jackson)
4. Melody (1971, Waris Hussein)
5. Underground (1928, Anthony Asquith)
6. A Stitch in Time (1963, Robert Asher)
7. The Early Bird. (1965, Robert Asher)
8. Two Way Stretch (1960, Robert Day)
9. Johnny English (2003, Peter Howitt)
10. About Time (2013, Richard Curtis)
11. Rubin and Ed (1991, Trent Harris)
12. Free Fire (2016, Ben Wheatley)

13. Grabbers (2012, Jon Wright)

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Marketed as a movie in which its protagonists discover that they have to get drunk in order to survive an alien invasion, Grabbers is actually a far classier film than it might sound. The sell-point is cleverly worked into the film's mythology with the titular creatures suffering alcohol poisoning upon attempt to ingest the blood of inebriated individuals. The special effects are very decent too and the creatures are quite creepy when sneaking around.
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Post by sol » August 9th, 2019, 4:42 pm

For England, James?Show
1. Yesterday (2019, Danny Boyle)
2. Exam (2009, Stuart Hazeldine)
3. Threads (1984, Mick Jackson)
4. Melody (1971, Waris Hussein)
5. Underground (1928, Anthony Asquith)
6. A Stitch in Time (1963, Robert Asher)
7. The Early Bird. (1965, Robert Asher)
8. Two Way Stretch (1960, Robert Day)
9. Johnny English (2003, Peter Howitt)
10. About Time (2013, Richard Curtis)
11. Rubin and Ed (1991, Trent Harris)
12. Free Fire (2016, Ben Wheatley)
13. Grabbers (2012, Jon Wright)

14. Grimsby (2016, Louis Leterrier)

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Sacha Baron Cohen is obnoxious throughout here, but his chemistry with Mark Strong is undeniable, and his antics become more tolerable as the film progresses. It is frequently funny too with particular highlights being a toilet/sex misunderstanding and a poison sucking incident. Not all of the gags work with some of the more gross-out ones (the elephants in particular) not really gelling. The movie weaves in the brothers' past very nicely though.
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Post by Traveller » August 9th, 2019, 5:31 pm

14. Witchfinder General (1968, Michael Reeves) - 6/10
15. Educating Rita (1983, Lewis Gilbert) - 5/10
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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!

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Post by Coryn » August 9th, 2019, 9:38 pm

5. Touching the Void (2003; MacDonald)
I saved Latin, what did you ever do ?

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Post by maxwelldeux » August 9th, 2019, 11:27 pm

Can we refer to the end of this challenge as "Brexit"?Show
1. Get Carter (1971, Mike Hodges)
2. Death of a President (2006, Gabriel Range)
3. Performance (1970, Nicolas Roeg & Donald Cammell)
4. Exam (2009, Stuart Hazeldine)
5. Special When Lit (2009, Brett Sullivan)
6. Three Identical Strangers (2018, Tim Wardle)
7. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960, Karel Reisz)
8. About a Boy (2002, Paul/Chris Weitz)

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Post by VincentPrice » August 10th, 2019, 1:42 am

2. Night Must Fall-1964: 8/10
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1. Our Mother's House-1967: 8/10

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