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Thanks for that. I’d noticed several such movies gone up but I hadn’t a clue what was worthwhile. 

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I watched the first of the Chinese Odyssey films the other day, which appeared in this batch of martial art films. It was pretty dreadful but starred Stephen Chow, of Kung Fu Hustle and Shaolin Soccer fame, so if you liked their style of humour then maybe there's something there for you.

 

But I was wondering whether anything else in that bunch was worth viewing, so cheers for the recommendations, @George Clooney, I'll give those a watch.

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I've just started watching Kath & Kim from episode one as I've only ever seen the shows in bits and bobs...flipping heck there are some great lines in there from the get go. Proper laugh out loud funnies.

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21 hours ago, JohnC said:

Thanks for that. I’d noticed several such movies gone up but I hadn’t a clue what was worthwhile. 

 

21 hours ago, revlob said:

I watched the first of the Chinese Odyssey films the other day, which appeared in this batch of martial art films. It was pretty dreadful but starred Stephen Chow, of Kung Fu Hustle and Shaolin Soccer fame, so if you liked their style of humour then maybe there's something there for you.

 

But I was wondering whether anything else in that bunch was worth viewing, so cheers for the recommendations, @George Clooney, I'll give those a watch.

 

Yea it can definitely be a bit daunting to know what to spend your time on as there’s so many even from someone mainstream like Jackie Chan in the martial arts section.  The Shaw Brothers films in particular have loads of movies, and sometimes the titles don’t exactly scream quality.  For example, my two fave Shaw Bros films are ones called Dirty Ho and My Young Auntie. But the titles make the first sound more like a blaxploitation film, and the second like an 80s sitcom.

 

Ive been thinking about doing a proper post recommending martial arts films, splitting it into categories like Jackie Chan, the new wave of stars, the current “legends” like Donnie Yen and Jet Li, and older classics.  Probably take a while to write up so I depends when I’ve got time, if I do it.

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Don't know about the other SB titles but 36th Chamber sadly doesn't have any audio options so you're stuck with the terrible dub. I know Kung-fu dubs have a certain charm (and listening out for Wu-Tang samples is a fun bonus game) but it would be nice to have the option of hearing the original voices.

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If you like even more little thrillers, The Invitation is definitely worth a punt.

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On 01/09/2018 at 17:03, JohnC said:

Popstar Never Stop Never Stopping went up. I've heard a lot of people praise that.

 

 

Going to watch this later, it looks like a film taking the same cast from the amazing "Michael Bolton's Big Sexy Valentine's Day Special"

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On 05/09/2018 at 00:09, Camel said:

Don't know about the other SB titles but 36th Chamber sadly doesn't have any audio options so you're stuck with the terrible dub. I know Kung-fu dubs have a certain charm (and listening out for Wu-Tang samples is a fun bonus game) but it would be nice to have the option of hearing the original voices.

A lot of those films are like Italian films of the same era - dubbed even in the 'original' language.

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I've seen 36th Chamber on the big screen in Mandarin and don't recall it being off as you would with a dub.

 

Would still be better than an English dub either way.

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It may be for teenage girls, but I really enjoyed ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’.

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Thanks to whoever recommended Popstar: Never Stop.. great film. Never would have watched it with a title like that. 

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I was amazed I made it to the end, I knew so many of the characters from SNL but the music and the nonsense was almost too convincing and I thought it would just wear me out, I think the dig at U2 for streaming the new album into home appliances was my favourite, oh and his perfect reaction to the review in The Onion

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Killing Gunther.

 

It's ace.  Dunno what's up with the miserable bastards that reviewed it so poorly.  Good old fashioned trashy B-movie fun, that's not pretending to be anything else.

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Regarding Hold The Dark - 

 

Call it No Country for Cold Men. Jeremy Saulnier’s Hold the Dark is a chilly, unsettling a film loaded with death and dread. Like a Cormac McCarthy novel spliced with Joe Carnahan’s The Grey, Hold the Dark is a story about quiet people engaged in terrible, violent deeds while pushing up against the harsh elements. It’s one of the most unpleasant films you’ll see all year. It’s also a must-see.

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1 hour ago, Nathan Wind said:

Killing Gunther.

 

It's ace.  Dunno what's up with the miserable bastards that reviewed it so poorly.  Good old fashioned trashy B-movie fun, that's not pretending to be anything else.

Must admit I turned it off. Came close with Popstar, another SNL related effort, cos there was enough craziness to pull you along, but TBH there’s been so many great hit man movies this one just did nothing for me 

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2 hours ago, Goose said:

Regarding Hold The Dark - 

 

Call it No Country for Cold Men. Jeremy Saulnier’s Hold the Dark is a chilly, unsettling a film loaded with death and dread. Like a Cormac McCarthy novel spliced with Joe Carnahan’s The Grey, Hold the Dark is a story about quiet people engaged in terrible, violent deeds while pushing up against the harsh elements. It’s one of the most unpleasant films you’ll see all year. It’s also a must-see.

 

Thought this out to the general public and you had seen it, then realised I had read that paragraph from somewhere and noticed it was in italics.

That quote is from Slash Film's review from the premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Can't wait to see it, when released on the 28th :)

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3 hours ago, Goose said:

Regarding Hold The Dark - 

 

Call it No Country for Cold Men. Jeremy Saulnier’s Hold the Dark is a chilly, unsettling a film loaded with death and dread. Like a Cormac McCarthy novel spliced with Joe Carnahan’s The Grey, Hold the Dark is a story about quiet people engaged in terrible, violent deeds while pushing up against the harsh elements. It’s one of the most unpleasant films you’ll see all year. It’s also a must-see.

 

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Can I ask for recommendations in this thread? We’re looking for some shows to watch with the kids who are aged 4 and 8. We’ve watched all the baking shows (Bake Off, Nailed It, etc), several Attenborough shows. There just doesn’t seem to be much scripted family friendly stuff. Is Lost In Space decent?

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I really liked it. I'd say the peril might not be mild enough for a 4 year old though.

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1 hour ago, ckny said:

Can I ask for recommendations in this thread? We’re looking for some shows to watch with the kids who are aged 4 and 8. We’ve watched all the baking shows (Bake Off, Nailed It, etc), several Attenborough shows. There just doesn’t seem to be much scripted family friendly stuff. Is Lost In Space decent?

 

What about the Lemony Snickers Unfortunate Events series? Think there are 2 series of it. 

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20 minutes ago, spork said:

 

What about the Lemony Snickers Unfortunate Events series? Think there are 2 series of it. 

 

Deserves a Marathon viewing session.

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Interest piqued when I saw Point Break went up. But I clicked through to discover it's the new version I forgot had been made :hmm:

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First episode was interesting. I didn’t know anything before watching and I like the weird 80s futuristic past vibe that it has. Intrigued so far. 

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