July 30, 2012 at 4:31 am #15620
Hey all,I'M BACK! Okay, most of you may not know I was all gun-ho to get this film club going, and then I disappeared mysteriously! Well I've finally resurfaced, and it looks like things have slowed down after our first film, Sixty-Six (which I did watch-and liked, but then I disappeared and couldn't write a review. Too long ago to write one now.) I think we need to get the ball rolling again on the film club though, so get those juices flowing and lets pick a movie for August!I'm thinking we set the cut off date at August 15 to nominate and vote for a movie, and reviews can roll in after that! It seems like we've also been having trouble picking films! I don't know how to set up a poll (I'm seriously computer challenged) but perhaps that will be an easier way to select a film. Perhaps we could take the first 10 films suggested, create a poll, and vote until August 15?Thoughts?Suggestions?ENTHUSIASM?-Diane-
August 9, 2012 at 10:41 am #18337
what about 2003 henry vlll
October 3, 2012 at 11:07 pm #18338
I'm a big fan of the movie Ironclad available on Netflix. For a movie with many big name actors it is not very well known. The film is about the Baron's rebellion against King John and stars Paul Giamatti as King John, James Purefoy (Rome), Brian Cox, who is one of those actors that constantly appears in ancient or Medieval epics like Braveheart and Troy without anyone knowing who he is…and Derek Jacobi who is another actor famous for Ancient Epics and British movies such as Gladiator, The King's Speech, The Borgias, The Gathering storm…the list goes on…
October 3, 2012 at 11:39 pm #18339
Jonny the GrognardParticipant
I'm a big fan of the movie Ironclad available on Netflix. For a movie with many big name actors it is not very well known. The film is about the Baron's rebellion against King John and stars Paul Giamatti as King John, James Purefoy (Rome), Brian Cox, who is one of those actors that constantly appears in ancient or Medieval epics like Braveheart and Troy without anyone knowing who he is...and Derek Jacobi who is another actor famous for Ancient Epics and British movies such as Gladiator, The King's Speech, The Borgias, The Gathering storm...the list goes on...
From what I remember of Ironclad it wasn't particularly accurate and looking at the wiki page seems to reinforce that, though it was fun to watch. And I do agree that Brian cox should be a known name and not just some actor who shares a name with someone more famous.
October 21, 2012 at 1:02 pm #18340
IRONCLAD… A review.Okay, before i get myself pummelled by the lovers of this movie, i would like to point out that I watched it from start to finish and have the following to say about it:1. Superb cast, however, if the movie producer claims that it is historically accurate, could they please actually make it historically accurate. The scene where the leading "Lady" hoiks up her skirts to the Knight Templar and dresses with bare shoulders and participates in "battle", raised my hackles somewhat and started an unfortunate chain of events in my mind that left me irritable. In reality, she would have been confined to her "solar". The movie looked like it had a sizeable budget, yet the money was spent on a crap script and crap props. The "very large guy's" fake stomach was hideously fake. Did an already big guy NEED a fake stomach to tell the audience that the character was obese? Did the "Lady" need heaving bosoms and halter neck leather and velour with studs? The only thing she lacked was a bridle and saddle. 2. Hubert Gruber (Guy Siner) from Allo Allo is in it. Extra points for that!3. I found the film overall entertaining, but the cast was let down hideously by the script. Some of the lines were positively cringe-worthy. Some of the characters were left "undeveloped" and i felt like i did not know what was going on, or what the plot was until halfway through the film. I knew that King John was a bad guy and I understand Magna Carta, but yikes, did that movie take its time and the characters obviously had a past history that was ill-elaborated on! 4. I think that the lead Norse "bad-guy" is the Grim Reaper from the Stupid Deaths sketch in Horrible Histories... another load of points awarded! 5. I was expecting Professor Brian Cox to be starring in it. By god was i wrong. 6. It DIDN't have to be as gory as it was. Another substitute for lack of script. The movie, by its lack of decent script, inspired me to actually research the real story... if that can be classed as a positive. I will watch it again after a big night out on the turps and see if i feel the same about it. Sorry, but this movie did not live up to the IMDB credits or blurb expectations for me. Still, it is ions infront of "Valhalla Rising".
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