What have you been watching...

Started by zoony, April 30, 2022, 05:04:49 PM

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zoony

Been watching a lot of old police stuff like Midsomer, Endeavour, Lewis, Vera and Morse. Have a great documentary for a bit later called Fire In Babylon. The story of Clive Lloyd and Windies cricket in the 70s/80s when they were invincible. (almost. :rolleyes: )

zoony

Tonight I'll watch 'Finch', Tom Hanks' new film. Post-apocalyptic tale of one man and his dog. And his robot.. :grin:

klondike

Must get that. I've just finished listening to a Stephen King audiobook and was considering trying The Dark Tower next but never got into it last time I tried it years ago so decided to start watching the 2017 film version first. I'll grab Finch from the emporium and watch that after. Maybe. If I don't nod off although that's unlikely in a film of a King book.

Something for voters to ponder. ..
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

zoony

I tried The Dark Tower a while ago but didn't like it much. Bit tedious, I remember.. Just watched Piers Morgan Uncensored with Donald Trump which I got from the Emporium's shelves earlier..One thing I'll give those people, it was a good chuckle.  :grin:
I've taken to reading Lee Childs' Reacher books recently. Very enjoyable too.

klondike

i thought Dark Tower was OK. It didn't bear much if any resemblance to what I recall of the book though. Will be giving Finch a whirl in a mo. I only read on a Kindle when I go to bed. It's audiobooks for me. I pay the price if I nod off though as then losing your place really means losing your place.

Something for voters to ponder. ..
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

Michael Rolls

read all the Reacher books ( a new one out in a few months) and I think you will see from the written word why I was scornful of casting Tom Cruise in the role
Mike
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klondike

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Finch was an odd tale. Enjoyable but odd as are many Tom Hanks films.

Getting 1-24 of the Reacher audiobooks courtesty of https://w41.torlook.info/ rather than Zoony's emporium as that came up with little

Something for voters to ponder. ..
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

zoony

Few actors can carry a film alone as well as TH and I very much enjoyed 'Finch', at least the first two thirds, before it drowned in a sea of it's own schlock and sentimentality..Blasted Americans just can't help themselves. :sad:

klondike

The plot point was pretty much given away very early on I thought and as you say sentimental schlock plastered on quite thick but still not a bad watch.

Got book 25 of Reacher too. I'll probably end up hating them  :smiley:. Started on another King book and will try the first Reacher once that is done.

Something for voters to ponder. ..
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

1955vintage

Enjoyed Operation Mincemeat yesterday, excellent cast and great story.


Amazingly , we did it all without a black face involved....
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zoony

I watched the documentary rather than the drama and enjoyed it very much. Great story and the research was brilliant and beautifully detailed. Rather than put me off I'm looking forward to seeing the film.

klondike

Quote from: Michael Rolls on May 03, 2022, 03:38:16 AM
read all the Reacher books ( a new one out in a few months) and I think you will see from the written word why I was scornful of casting Tom Cruise in the role
Mike
A couple of hours into the first book Killing Floor and I'm hooked already so thanks.

Something for voters to ponder. ..
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

zoony

Quote from: Michael Rolls on May 03, 2022, 03:38:16 AM
read all the Reacher books ( a new one out in a few months) and I think you will see from the written word why I was scornful of casting Tom Cruise in the role
Mike


I'm pretty sure that the 10s of millions of Cruise fans, who'll buy the tickets to his films, are more important to the producers than him being a short-arse.

klondike

In the first book the witness statement pointing the finger at Reacher as a likely killer would need a bit of alteration from a big tall blonde haired bloke. On hearing that and remembering Mike's earlier complaints I was grinning away to myself.  :smiley:

Something for voters to ponder. ..
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

Michael Rolls

Thank you for the days, the days you gave me
[email protected]