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  • #15533

    Jamie
    Keymaster

    If you have a suggestion for a film, add it here!

  • #17888

    Captain Slack
    Participant

    I've got a few actually!Becket: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057877/ The Lion in Winter: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063227/A Man for All Seasons: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060665/The King's Speech: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1504320/The Great Escape: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057115/I'm sure I'll think of some more.  Not sure how many, if any, of those are available on streaming.  Becket & The Lion in Winter used to be on Netflix, but might have dropped off.  Those two would make a good double feature, as they both star Peter O'Toole playing Henry II.

  • #17889

    Jamie
    Keymaster

    Has anyone seen that Christopher Lambert movie “Beowulf”?  I'm wondering if it's the worst Lambert movie ever or the worst movie ever. ;)

  • #17890

    Jonny the Grognard
    Participant

    Has anyone seen that Christopher Lambert movie "Beowulf"?  I'm wondering if it's the worst Lambert movie ever or the worst movie ever. ;)

    Trust me Lambert has made much, much worse movies, for example, highlander 2 or fortress 2.

  • #17891

    Nightenbelle
    Participant

    I just hate that they cast Lambert as the Highlander, totally killed a great concept. (swords and Scottish accents, with a little Sean Connery thrown in- Should have been awesome)

  • #17892

    Jonny the Grognard
    Participant

    Actually, I rather like highlander 1. I think that was Lambert's only good performance and Sean Connery played a very convincing Scotsman pretending to be a Ziestian pretending to be an Egyptian pretending to be a Spaniard. The action scenes are also entertaining. 

  • #17893

    Chris
    Participant

    Actually, I rather like highlander 1. I think that was Lambert's only good performance......

    Yes, one of very few decent films he was in.....actually, you are right, maybe the only decent film he was in. I like The Highlander too though, wasn't that bad, could have been a lot worse  :o

    ....Sean Connery played a very convincing Scotsman pretending to be a Ziestian pretending to be an Egyptian pretending to be a Spaniard.

    Brilliant!  ;D ;D ;D

  • #17894

    Chris
    Participant

    I've got a few actually!Becket: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057877/ The Lion in Winter: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063227/A Man for All Seasons: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060665/The King's Speech: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1504320/The Great Escape: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057115/I'm sure I'll think of some more.  Not sure how many, if any, of those are available on streaming.  Becket & The Lion in Winter used to be on Netflix, but might have dropped off.  Those two would make a good double feature, as they both star Peter O'Toole playing Henry II.

    These are a great selection Jonny, I would go for Beckett and the King's Speech as I don't remember much, if anything about Beckett and I would like to see The King's Speech again.I haven't seen The Great Escape for a couple of years now and absolutely love this film, well everybody loves this film simply because it is a genuine classic; this will be my third choice.

  • #17895

    Chris
    Participant

    I would like to suggest some of my favourite black and white comedies. If you haven't seen any of these (or haven't seen for a long time) I would certainly recommend them to anyone who enjoys good, clean, wholesome classics. And I would like to be able to discuss them with you, just not sure how easy these are to get.1. Two Way Stretch2. Too Many Crooks3. School for Scoundrels4. The Green Man5. The Wrong Arm of the Law

  • #17896

    Jonny the Grognard
    Participant

    I can only really think of a few but here they are:1066: the battle for middle earth http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1329539/  (Not really a true film, but it was quite good, I think)To kill a King http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0302436/  (Watched it, but I can't remember a thing about it)Alfred the Great http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064000/ ( Never actually watched it)Well, that is all I could think of. 

  • #17897

    anonymous
    Participant

    I would like to suggest some of my favourite black and white comedies. If you haven't seen any of these (or haven't seen for a long time) I would certainly recommend them to anyone who enjoys good, clean, wholesome classics. And I would like to be able to discuss them with you, just not sure how easy these are to get.1. Two Way Stretch2. Too Many Crooks3. School for Scoundrels4. The Green Man5. The Wrong Arm of the Law

    FYI:  "Two Way Stretch" and "School for Scoundrels" are both available on Netflix Instant (at least in the US).  "The Green Man" brought up all of the Incredible Hulk options.  :) 

  • #17898

    Chris
    Participant

    Two out of five isn't bad. The original School for Scoundrels is soooo much better than the remake.Not quite the same thing regarding The Green Man, which in this case is a hotel on the south coast so there won't be any oversized, musclebound, CGI action going on in this film. The Hulk was pretty amazing in Avengers Assemble though.

  • #17899

    Chris
    Participant

    OK, guys and girls, we need a few more suggestions if we are to decide the next film to watch. We only have a few days left so start posting your suggestions as soon as you can.It can be anything you want as long as it is connected to the British Isles in some way.It can be something you have seen already or have been waiting to see. Whatever it is LET US KNOW.Thanks  8)

  • #17900

    TimHodkinson
    Participant

    excuse my newbie ignorance but can it be anything at all or does it need to be relevant to the current podcast era (i.e. the Dark Ages)?

  • #17901

    Chris
    Participant

    Tim, it does not need to be relevant to the current podcast era. It could be about Roman, Norman or Tudor times or event present day, anything at all as long as there is a connection to British culture (this includes films made with US money but the story is about something British).

  • #17902

    JJ
    Participant

    1. Two Way Stretch2. Too Many Crooks3. School for Scoundrels4. The Green Man5. The Wrong Arm of the Law

    All of these are at my local video store, the only one I wouldn't be able to see is The Green Man, it's only available in VHS and I'm not really sure where my VHS player is. Here's a handy list of British movies: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_British_films. I would be interested in seeing The King's Speech since I haven't seen it yet. Last weekend I watched Attack the Block, a British alien flick that might not be everyone's taste.

  • #17903

    Captain Slack
    Participant

    I've got a few actually!Becket: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057877/ The Lion in Winter: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063227/A Man for All Seasons: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060665/The King's Speech: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1504320/The Great Escape: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057115/I'm sure I'll think of some more.  Not sure how many, if any, of those are available on streaming.  Becket & The Lion in Winter used to be on Netflix, but might have dropped off.  Those two would make a good double feature, as they both star Peter O'Toole playing Henry II.

    These are a great selection Jonny, I would go for Beckett and the King's Speech as I don't remember much, if anything about Beckett and I would like to see The King's Speech again.I haven't seen The Great Escape for a couple of years now and absolutely love this film, well everybody loves this film simply because it is a genuine classic; this will be my third choice.

    Thanks, but my name isn't Jonny.  :o

  • #17904

    Jonny the Grognard
    Participant

    That confused me too.

  • #17905

    anonymous
    Participant

    Another goodie but oldie is The Queen, with Helen Miren.  I dug out my copy and watched it to celebrate the Jubilee weekend. 

  • #17906

    anonymous
    Participant

    I'd like to throw “Clue” out there.  Maybe not for this month, but later down the line.  Clue (or Cluedo) is a British game, after all.  Maybe it'll kick off a British games (board and otherwise) group! 

  • #17907

    Chris
    Participant

    Thanks, but my name isn't Jonny.  :o

    Sorry, my bad  ::)  Too many tabs open in my browser and must have read the wrong post when looking for your name. Can't keep calling you Captain.....that's is, of course, unless you prefer it  ;)

  • #17908

    Chris
    Participant

    Another goodie but oldie is The Queen, with Helen Miren.  I dug out my copy and watched it to celebrate the Jubilee weekend. 

    I recorded The Queen a few weeks ago, I'd be open to watch that.

    I'd like to throw "Clue" out there.  Maybe not for this month, but later down the line.  Clue (or Cluedo) is a British game, after all.  Maybe it'll kick off a British games (board and otherwise) group! 

    I'd love to watch this again, haven't seen it for donkey's years.

  • #17909

    Captain Slack
    Participant

    Thanks, but my name isn't Jonny.  :o

    Sorry, my bad  ::)  Too many tabs open in my browser and must have read the wrong post when looking for your name. Can't keep calling you Captain.....that's is, of course, unless you prefer it  ;)

    I typically answer to Captain or Slack.  Or Nathan, since that's my name.  ;D

  • #17910

    Jonny the Grognard
    Participant

    Thanks, but my name isn't Jonny.  :o

    Sorry, my bad  ::)  Too many tabs open in my browser and must have read the wrong post when looking for your name. Can't keep calling you Captain.....that's is, of course, unless you prefer it  ;)

    I typically answer to Captain or Slack.  Or Nathan, since that's my name.  ;D

    Do you answer to cap'n?

  • #17911

    Chris
    Participant

    I've been away from the computer for a few days and not had chance to get things moving here until now. So, we are a little behind on the decision making for the next film. We could still do with some more suggestions. If we don't have enough interest this month then we can always postpone it until next month, this isn't a problem. This will give us more time to choose the next film, especially as there are still a couple of people who haven't had chance to watch last month's film yet.Remember, a film suggested the most is the one chosen to watch, so you can always cast another vote (or more) for a particular film you may have suggested already if it something you'd like to watch and share with others.Let's give it a couple more days and then if no one else contributes we will postpone until next month, how does that sound?  ;)

  • #17912

    anonymous
    Participant

    That sounds good.  I have been watching a lot of basketball, lately, as my home team is in the NBA Finals.  I don't know if folks in the UK get any news about basketball, but it is big, locally, at least.  The Thunder is down 2 games to one.  I am open to just about any movie the group chooses, except for something gory or violent.  I can read violent stuff, but don't ask me to watch it.

  • #17913

    TimHodkinson
    Participant

    What about Mr Bean?

  • #17914

    Chris
    Participant

    Each to their own. Mr Bean might be pushing it!  :o

  • #17915

    JJ
    Participant

    What about Monty Python and the Holy Grail? I suggest it not only because it's a classic but also because a second run theater near my apartment is going to run it the week of July 6th and I'm going to see it then anyways (two birds, one stone, etc).

  • #17916

    anonymous
    Participant

    I love that movie and actually own a copy of it on DVD.  I'd be in for that one.

  • #17917

    drewster81
    Participant

    *Clears throat* *Acts like he hasn't been absent for a month.*  I'd like to recommend "Zulu".  Ripping good yarn and unbelievably complicated in its politics and representation of the British Empire.  Because as much as I feel for the soldiers in that camp...let's face it, they weren't exactly defending their native territory.  Oh and hi Chris!  I hope to not disappear again, but I'm currently in a huge transition and might be moving to Nashville soon.  More to come later.

  • #17918

    anonymous
    Participant

    Glad you are back.  Your voice was missed.

  • #17919

    Chris
    Participant

    Sorry, I haven't been here for a couple of weeks….or is it longer? Been busy reading and listening to podcasts, books etc. The Holy Grail and Zulu are both great movies. Keep the suggestions coming because if we want to keep this club going we need you nice folks to keep suggesting films, even films you might have suggested already. Good to hear from you again Drew. I hope the transition goes smoothly. Keep us posted.

  • #17920

    drewster81
    Participant

    So is there a certain week for when we should do the next film watch?  I'm heavily promoting Zulu. :)And thanks Laura!  I miss this place.  Once my transition is more secure, I'll be able to hop back in.  I'm in one of those situations where you're waiting to hear back from a job interview, and they've decided to torture you.  Were this real life, I would have given up the missile defense codes to the enemy by now. ;)So no worries, I'll let you guys know what happens!Z.U.L.U. :)

  • #17921

    anonymous
    Participant

    Can we just give poor Drew a break and crown “Zulu” this month's pick?  Hasn't he been through enough?!  Have a heart!  (That I am looking at a weekend of painting chalkboards onto my dining room walls otherwise.  I don't want to paint chalkboard walls this weekend.  It's too flippin' hot.  I would prefer to sit on the couch under the fan and watch a movie.)

  • #17922

    Chris
    Participant

    I am happy to watch Zulu if everyone else is. It is, after all, a great movie. What say you all – shall we go with Zulu?

  • #17923

    Chris
    Participant

    Sorry Drew, just noticed your question.

    So is there a certain week for when we should do the next film watch?

    This is shown in the guidelines. I tried to come up with something that would make it easier for everyone where we could decide, watch and discuss a film by set times (not rigid of course). The third week of every month was a rough idea for watching a chosen film but I am not sure how well this is going to work. I am thinking, generally speaking, maybe we should just leave the suggestions open until we have reached a decent selection of film choices or someone keeps plugging a certain film. I am just happy to go along with the flow and give people plenty of time.I hope our host has time to contribute to this next choice but we know he is incredibly busy so we won't hold it against him if he doesn't  ::)

  • #17924

    anonymous
    Participant

    Please count me in. I'm still catching up with the Podcasts (Looking forward to getting rid of the Romans) and still trying to figure out how this forum works… but I do have a few film suggestions.I concur that 'The Queen' is a good one and I also watched it during the Queen's diamond jubilee.Staying topical I watched 'Chariots of Fire' before the London Olympics.But I would like to go further back in time... I liked 'Centurion' (about the lost 9th legion).Then, I know, Kira Knightly is not exactly a believable Pictish Warrior but who can argue against catapults and burning tar? I'm talking about 'King Arthur' with Clive Owen and Ioan Gruffudd.Speaking of Ioan Gruffudd, I loved the BBC series 'Horatio Hornblower' (British Navy 1700s)Also enjoyed the multi disc BBC documentary 'The History of Scotland' with Neil Oliver.I got these at my local library.I'd like any suggestions that go further back in time... or... I may have to watch 'Boudicca' or 'The Eagle' in spite of the warnings! :D

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