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There's loads I haven't seen this week so I'll not comment on them, but I include them as ones I want to catch.

 

SATURDAY 25TH NOVEMBER

 

TOUCHING THE VOID 7.320pm Channel 4

Docu-drama about 2 blokes who go up a mountain and end up in the shit.  The fact they give talking head interviews throughout, telling you they surviveed from the off, doesn't lessen the impact.  Stupidity or bold human endeavour?  Either way, it's always engrossing and shows how music saves lives.

 

THE DUELLISTS 9.20pm ITV4

I said I wouldn't comment on the ones I haven't seen, but for those who don't know, this is Ridley Scott's directorial debut.  Personally I haven't rated the lad since Alien so it'll be interesting to see if his other early work was any good.

 

NIGHT WATCH 10.40pm Film4

I seem to remember this being plugged as Russia's answer to The Matrix all over the shop.  Not seen it, but it's supposed to very good.  If you liked The Matrix and have the cognitive capacity to read subtitles, give it a whirl.

 

CONAN THE DESTROYER 11.35pm five

Barbarian, Destroyer, Sonja.  Loved them all as a kid.  Probably best off watching Night Watch and avoid destroying the good memories.

 

 

SUNDAY 26TH NOVEMBER

 

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN 7.45pm BBC3

It speaks volumes that I've seen this but can hardly remember a thing about it at all.  Some young lad (Leo Dicaprio) scams his way to a fortune and Tom Hanks has to catch him.  Christopher Walken plays Dicaprio's dad but I don't recollect him being as outstanding as he normally is.  I mention it only because people always like to catch a Spielberg film when it's on.

 

GHOSTBUSTERS 8pm Channel 4

Legendary.  If you've got any sense you'll be watchiong this tonight no matter how many times you've seen it.

 

ALI 9pm five

First Michael Mann film of the week.  Worth a look as a reminder of Ali's greatness rather than for any greatness in the film itself.  The Fresh Prince probably deserved his Oscar nom.  If you liked Mann's other films like Heat, Collateral, Manhunter, L.A. Takedown, The Thief or The Insider (on tv this Thursday), give it a go.

 

 

MONDAY 27TH NOVMEBER

 

NATIONAL LAMPOON’S ANIMAL HOUSE 9pm Film4

 

THE PARALLAX VIEW 11.50pm ITV4

 

GOZU 1am Film4

If you've heard of Takashi Miike but not seen any films and want to know what he's all about, avoid this like the plague.  A very difficult film to introduce you to him,  get hold of Audition or Ichi The Killer first then try this one so it's not such a culture shock.  Once properly prepared you might actually enjoy this as the complete mind-fuck mad as a tree bit of fun it is.

 

 

TUESDAY 28TH NOVEMBER

 

THE MAN WITH TWO BRAINS 9pm ITV4

I seem to remember getting really turned on by the brain in the jar  :blush: .  Hilarious, comedy classic everyone scould see.

 

TRADING PLACES 9pm Film4

I was going to start a thread about John Landis, the bloke's a genius and knows how to direct comedy.  This one bloke made The Kentucky Fried Movie then Animal House (see Monday) then The Blues Brothers then An American Werewolf in London and then Trading Places.  That's one hell of a run in anyone's book,  Five classics in a row.  We were discussing Trading Places at the match on Thursday.  How a drunk, unshaven Dan Ackroyd in a manky santa suit eating raw fish from in his sleeve is one of the funniest sights ever.  And it's got Jamie Lee Curtis chebs in it.  It's a shame he went the same way as Steve Martin tbh.

 

WEDNESDAY 29TH NOVEMBER

 

BLOODSPORT 10.45pm five

Another one I loved when I was little.  If you're little, I advise you to watch and love it too.  If not, it shouldn't hold any interest whatsoever.

 

THURSDAY 30TH NOVEMBER

 

THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR 4.10pm Film4

 

THE INSIDER 9pm ITV4

Michael Mann film number 2 this week.  Al Pacino and Russel Crowe in fine form.  In the vein of All The Presidents Men it's far more engrossing than the synopsis suggests.  All there is to it is a bloke who's signed a confidentiality agreement with a big tobacco company, but goes on 60 minutes for a damning interview.  The lure of cash means CBS are loathe to air the show, even if it is massively in the public interest.  The very definition of slow burn and a class film all round.  If you liked the aforementioned All The Presidents Men or Goodnight and Good Luck, this is for you.

 

GLADIATOR 9pm Film4

Absolout shite.  Hate the thing with a passion.  But it's lot's of peoples favourite film ever so I remind them it's on as a public service.  But christ, it's wank.  Watch Crowe do something good on ITV4 instead.

 

 

FRIDAY 1st DECEMBER

 

JUNGLE FEVER 11.05pm Film4

An early(ish) Spike Lee film, so you know what to expect, a slightly preachy story about the racial boundaries that still exist.  Only film worth a watch today.

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SATURDAY 25TH NOVEMBER

 

TOUCHING THE VOID 7.320pm Channel 4

Docu-drama about 2 blokes who go up a mountain and end up in the shit.  The fact they give talking head interviews throughout, telling you they surviveed from the off, doesn't lessen the impact.  Stupidity or bold human endeavour?  Either way, it's always engrossing and shows how music saves lives.

 

THE DUELLISTS 9.20pm ITV4 **

I said I wouldn't comment on the ones I haven't seen, but for those who don't know, this is Ridley Scott's directorial debut.  Personally I haven't rated the lad since Alien so it'll be interesting to see if his other early work was any good.

 

NIGHT WATCH 10.40pm Film4

I seem to remember this being plugged as Russia's answer to The Matrix all over the shop.  Not seen it, but it's supposed to very good.  If you liked The Matrix and have the cognitive capacity to read subtitles, give it a whirl.

 

CONAN THE DESTROYER 11.35pm five

Barbarian, Destroyer, Sonja.  Loved them all as a kid.  Probably best off watching Night Watch and avoid destroying the good memories.

 

 

SUNDAY 26TH NOVEMBER

 

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN 7.45pm BBC3 **

It speaks volumes that I've seen this but can hardly remember a thing about it at all.  Some young lad (Leo Dicaprio) scams his way to a fortune and Tom Hanks has to catch him.  Christopher Walken plays Dicaprio's dad but I don't recollect him being as outstanding as he normally is.  I mention it only because people always like to catch a Spielberg film when it's on.

 

GHOSTBUSTERS 8pm Channel 4 **

Legendary.  If you've got any sense you'll be watchiong this tonight no matter how many times you've seen it.

 

ALI 9pm five *

First Michael Mann film of the week.  Worth a look as a reminder of Ali's greatness rather than for any greatness in the film itself.  The Fresh Prince probably deserved his Oscar nom.  If you liked Mann's other films like Heat, Collateral, Manhunter, L.A. Takedown, The Thief or The Insider (on tv this Thursday), give it a go.

 

 

MONDAY 27TH NOVMEBER

 

NATIONAL LAMPOON’S ANIMAL HOUSE 9pm Film4

 

THE PARALLAX VIEW 11.50pm ITV4 ***

 

GOZU 1am Film4

If you've heard of Takashi Miike but not seen any films and want to know what he's all about, avoid this like the plague.  A very difficult film to introduce you to him,  get hold of Audition or Ichi The Killer first then try this one so it's not such a culture shock.  Once properly prepared you might actually enjoy this as the complete mind-**** mad as a tree bit of fun it is.

 

 

TUESDAY 28TH NOVEMBER

 

THE MAN WITH TWO BRAINS 9pm ITV4

I seem to remember getting really turned on by the brain in the jar  :blush: .  Hilarious, comedy classic everyone scould see.

 

TRADING PLACES 9pm Film4 *****

I was going to start a thread about John Landis, the bloke's a genius and knows how to direct comedy.  This one bloke made The Kentucky Fried Movie then Animal House (see Monday) then The Blues Brothers then An American Werewolf in London and then Trading Places.  That's one hell of a run in anyone's book,  Five classics in a row.  We were discussing Trading Places at the match on Thursday.  How a drunk, unshaven Dan Ackroyd in a manky santa suit eating raw fish from in his sleeve is one of the funniest sights ever.  And it's got Jamie Lee Curtis chebs in it.  It's a shame he went the same way as Steve Martin tbh.

 

WEDNESDAY 29TH NOVEMBER

 

BLOODSPORT 10.45pm five

Another one I loved when I was little.  If you're little, I advise you to watch and love it too.  If not, it shouldn't hold any interest whatsoever.

 

THURSDAY 30TH NOVEMBER

 

THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR 4.10pm Film4

 

THE INSIDER 9pm ITV4 ***

Michael Mann film number 2 this week.  Al Pacino and Russel Crowe in fine form.  In the vein of All The Presidents Men it's far more engrossing than the synopsis suggests.  All there is to it is a bloke who's signed a confidentiality agreement with a big tobacco company, but goes on 60 minutes for a damning interview.  The lure of cash means CBS are loathe to air the show, even if it is massively in the public interest.  The very definition of slow burn and a class film all round.  If you liked the aforementioned All The Presidents Men or Goodnight and Good Luck, this is for you.

 

GLADIATOR 9pm Film4 **

Absolout shite.  Hate the thing with a passion.  But it's lot's of peoples favourite film ever so I remind them it's on as a public service.  But christ, it's wank.  Watch Crowe do something good on ITV4 instead.

 

 

FRIDAY 1st DECEMBER

 

JUNGLE FEVER 11.05pm Film4 **

An early(ish) Spike Lee film, so you know what to expect, a slightly preachy story about the racial boundaries that still exist.  Only film worth a watch today.

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There's loads I haven't seen this week so I'll not comment on them, but I include them as ones I want to catch.

 

SATURDAY 25TH NOVEMBER

 

TOUCHING THE VOID 7.320pm Channel 4

Docu-drama about 2 blokes who go up a mountain and end up in the shit. The fact they give talking head interviews throughout, telling you they surviveed from the off, doesn't lessen the impact. Stupidity or bold human endeavour? Either way, it's always engrossing and shows how music saves lives.

 

THE DUELLISTS 9.20pm ITV4

I said I wouldn't comment on the ones I haven't seen, but for those who don't know, this is Ridley Scott's directorial debut. Personally I haven't rated the lad since Alien so it'll be interesting to see if his other early work was any good.

 

NIGHT WATCH 10.40pm Film4

I seem to remember this being plugged as Russia's answer to The Matrix all over the shop. Not seen it, but it's supposed to very good. If you liked The Matrix and have the cognitive capacity to read subtitles, give it a whirl.

 

CONAN THE DESTROYER 11.35pm five

Barbarian, Destroyer, Sonja. Loved them all as a kid. Probably best off watching Night Watch and avoid destroying the good memories.

 

 

SUNDAY 26TH NOVEMBER

 

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN 7.45pm BBC3

It speaks volumes that I've seen this but can hardly remember a thing about it at all. Some young lad (Leo Dicaprio) scams his way to a fortune and Tom Hanks has to catch him. Christopher Walken plays Dicaprio's dad but I don't recollect him being as outstanding as he normally is. I mention it only because people always like to catch a Spielberg film when it's on.

 

GHOSTBUSTERS 8pm Channel 4

Legendary. If you've got any sense you'll be watchiong this tonight no matter how many times you've seen it.

 

ALI 9pm five

First Michael Mann film of the week. Worth a look as a reminder of Ali's greatness rather than for any greatness in the film itself. The Fresh Prince probably deserved his Oscar nom. If you liked Mann's other films like Heat, Collateral, Manhunter, L.A. Takedown, The Thief or The Insider (on tv this Thursday), give it a go.

 

 

MONDAY 27TH NOVMEBER

 

NATIONAL LAMPOON’S ANIMAL HOUSE 9pm Film4

 

THE PARALLAX VIEW 11.50pm ITV4

 

GOZU 1am Film4

If you've heard of Takashi Miike but not seen any films and want to know what he's all about, avoid this like the plague. A very difficult film to introduce you to him, get hold of Audition or Ichi The Killer first then try this one so it's not such a culture shock. Once properly prepared you might actually enjoy this as the complete mind-fuck mad as a tree bit of fun it is.

 

 

TUESDAY 28TH NOVEMBER

 

THE MAN WITH TWO BRAINS 9pm ITV4

I seem to remember getting really turned on by the brain in the jar :blush: . Hilarious, comedy classic everyone scould see.

 

TRADING PLACES 9pm Film4

I was going to start a thread about John Landis, the bloke's a genius and knows how to direct comedy. This one bloke made The Kentucky Fried Movie then Animal House (see Monday) then The Blues Brothers then An American Werewolf in London and then Trading Places. That's one hell of a run in anyone's book, Five classics in a row. We were discussing Trading Places at the match on Thursday. How a drunk, unshaven Dan Ackroyd in a manky santa suit eating raw fish from in his sleeve is one of the funniest sights ever. And it's got Jamie Lee Curtis chebs in it. It's a shame he went the same way as Steve Martin tbh.

 

WEDNESDAY 29TH NOVEMBER

 

BLOODSPORT 10.45pm five

Another one I loved when I was little. If you're little, I advise you to watch and love it too. If not, it shouldn't hold any interest whatsoever.

 

THURSDAY 30TH NOVEMBER

 

THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR 4.10pm Film4

 

THE INSIDER 9pm ITV4

Michael Mann film number 2 this week. Al Pacino and Russel Crowe in fine form. In the vein of All The Presidents Men it's far more engrossing than the synopsis suggests. All there is to it is a bloke who's signed a confidentiality agreement with a big tobacco company, but goes on 60 minutes for a damning interview. The lure of cash means CBS are loathe to air the show, even if it is massively in the public interest. The very definition of slow burn and a class film all round. If you liked the aforementioned All The Presidents Men or Goodnight and Good Luck, this is for you.

 

GLADIATOR 9pm Film4

Absolout shite. Hate the thing with a passion. But it's lot's of peoples favourite film ever so I remind them it's on as a public service. But christ, it's wank. Watch Crowe do something good on ITV4 instead.

 

 

FRIDAY 1st DECEMBER

 

JUNGLE FEVER 11.05pm Film4

An early(ish) Spike Lee film, so you know what to expect, a slightly preachy story about the racial boundaries that still exist. Only film worth a watch today.

 

You wanna try getting out sometime.

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There's loads I haven't seen this week so I'll not comment on them, but I include them as ones I want to catch.

 

GOZU 1am Film4

If you've heard of Takashi Miike but not seen any films and want to know what he's all about, avoid this like the plague.  A very difficult film to introduce you to him,  get hold of Audition or Ichi The Killer first then try this one so it's not such a culture shock.  Once properly prepared you might actually enjoy this as the complete mind-fuck mad as a tree bit of fun it is.

 

 

Perfect synopsis.

 

Did the lactation scene turn you on as well?

 

Crazy film. At least not as dead as Visitor Q.

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Being an Arnie buff, i can say without embarassment that i loved the Conan movies. :lol:

 

Acting was simply cringeworthy. So bad. I mean just so, so, so bad - and to be fair to Arnie, he wasn't the worst out of the cast. I'm thinking Brigitte Nielsen, Grace Jones, etc, just ridiculously terrible acting. Vile.

 

Love it!

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