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#726 Post by colinr0380 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:55 pm

An explosion of stuff next week with the school holidays, half-term and the clocks going back. Film4's Halloween schedule is:

Saturday 27th: World War Z (9 p.m.) / premiere of The Other Side of the Door (11.15 p.m.) / Inferno (1.10 a.m.)
Sunday 28th: premiere of yet another entry in the found footage possession subgenre The Taking of Deborah Logan (11.40 p.m.) / Korean film The Piper (1.30 a.m.)
Monday 29th: premiere of Pet (11.05 p.m.) / Nina Forever (12.55 a.m.)
Tuesday 30th: premiere of Kaleidoscope (11.20 p.m.) / The Cabin In The Woods (1.25 a.m.)
Wednesday 31st: premiere of The Witch (9 p.m.) / the first episode of Japanese series Crow's Blood (with the rest of the six part series only being shown on the All4 internet channel) (10.50 p.m.) which is apparently something to do with schoolgirls getting cloned and then killing each other off, with the cast made up of pop group idols / The Visit (11.40 p.m.) / The MIdnight Meat Train (1.30 a.m.)
Friday 2nd: Cell (9 p.m.) / The Ghoul (2016) (1.45 a.m.)

Channel 5 gets in on the Halloween action with the premiere of Goosebumps at 4.05 p.m. on Sunday 28th, and also has Silent Hill: Revelation tucked away at 12.25 a.m. on Saturday 27th (which only runs for 25 minutes if you factor in the time change!).

But BBC4 has the most interesting programme with the premiere of experiemental horror documentary Fear Itself at 11.30 p.m. on Wednesday 31st. And BBC Radio 4 has the adaptation of Nigel Kneale story The Road at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday 27th. Plus the Ring remake is on BBC2 at 11 p.m. on Sunday 28th.

Outside of horror Channel 4 has the premiere of Deepwater Horizon at 9 p.m. on Sunday 28th and Little Men at 1.15 a.m. in the early hours of Monday 29th. That channel is also repeating A Touch Of Sin at 1.50 a.m. on Tuesday 30th, and also on Channel 4 that The First TV series is starting from 9 p.m. on Thursday 1st November.

BBC4 has two Storyville strand documentaries with I Was A Yazidi Slave at 11 p.m. on Sunday 28th and Selling Children (about child trafficking in India) at 10 p.m. on Monday 29th, along with a repeat of Letters From Baghdad at midnight, also on Monday 29th.

But perhaps the most interesting programme of the week is Becoming Cary Grant, showing on BBC1 at 10.45 p.m. on Tuesday 30th.

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#727 Post by Dr Amicus » Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:14 am

Fear Itself has been on the iPlayer the last couple of years or so (I think) - it's definitely worth watching, but really isn't as clever as it thinks it is.

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#728 Post by reaky » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:17 pm

Yes, nice clips, but it’s still a clip reel.

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#729 Post by jlnight » Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:51 am

Expresso Bongo, Sat 3rd Nov, Talking Pictures. Also on late Thu 8th Nov. Alternatively...
The Abominable Snowman, Sat 3rd Nov, Horror. (Curse of Frankenstein, Dracula (1958) and The Mummy (1959) are the other Hammer films on subsequent Saturdays).

What is Cinema?, Sun 4th Nov, Talking Pictures.
Flight of the Doves, Sun 4th Nov, Talking Pictures. Also on Wed 7th Nov.
Age of Consent, Sun 4th Nov, Talking Pictures. Also on Sat 10th Nov.

Decision at Sundown, Mon 5th Nov, Film4.

The Man From the Alamo, Tue 6th Nov, Film4.

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#730 Post by colinr0380 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:38 am

Here's something that I missed noting but has happily made it onto YouTube however briefly after it was broadcast last night: another in BBC4's 'slow' strand of programmes following All Aboard! The Canal Trip, All Aboard The Country Bus, and the Sleigh Ride is The Ghan: Australia's Greatest Train Journey which condenses a 54 hour cross country train journey into 'only' three hours!

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#731 Post by colinr0380 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:27 pm

Pet was interesting, though it has a pretty icky premise of a man kidnapping a woman and keeping her captive in a metal cage. While it is generally described in the tradition of The Collector (as well as Blind Beast, Tattoo, et al), it is perhaps just as useful to describe Pet as “White Dog, but with white girl”. It is a bit of a glib comment but I think that it probably works here, as the film uses its main character’s job at a dog shelter as a big (perhaps too blunt) metaphor, which inspires his own way of ‘training’ someone to be rehabilitated even when it would perhaps have been better to have steered well clear of doing such a thing in the first place (maybe it is all just displaced affection for the dog he had to help put down in the early scene). Which factors in a healthy dose of self delusion and perhaps selfishness in feeling as if he has the ability (and right) to do that to another human being.

I find that the most interesting part in many of these captivity films is usually the point where the power dynamics twist around and it becomes unclear now just as to who is the victim and the aggressor (they end up being both), but also as to what both parties true feelings about each other in the situation are and whether they even know themselves. Usually in the best of these ‘held captive’ thrillers there is an agoraphobic twist as the outside world beyond whatever warehouse the events are taking place in becomes the aggressor threatening the insular bubble of the chamber drama going on within, as coercive, appropriationary ‘love’ turns from purely a weapon to be welded into something else. Pet itself has a rather unsympathetic group of co-workers and bosses, whilst a film like Blind Beast has an enabling mother figure whose absence in the final third of the film removes any ties to ‘normality’ that may have even tenuously existed previously.

I think Blind Beast is still the best of this genre of captivity thrillers (though arguably The Night Porter too), as no other film in this vein has had the audacity of suggesting a mutual love resulting from such an act (whether an extreme version of Stockholm Syndrome or just two people eventually getting onto each other’s wavelength) and pushing it to an inevitable but still shocking conclusion that even a film like Pet shies away from.
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But Pet has its own twists as well with the big mid-film one being of the captive woman being a serial killer and the infatuated kidnapper treating her like a dangerous dog, keeping her locked up whilst he tries to ‘re-train’ her out of her lust for murder or else put her down.

But then we get the brilliantly sick stinger at the end of the situations reversed and the woman free while the kidnapper is now in his own cage that goes beyond the irony of just that somewhat expected role reversal into showing that she actually is now trying to fight against her urges to just murder random people on a whim (especially the most recent cheating boyfriend. For someone willing to kill for being cheated on she sure has a knack for picking cheaters!), but only because she now has her previous captor, caged and mute from the wound in the final fight, to take out her frustrations on instead as shown by his multiple scars, burnt face and blinded eye. It is a disturbingly abstracted take on the notion of someone frustrated by problems in their relationship taking it out on their defenceless pet instead. Though in this case the ‘pet’ is somewhat willingly in that masochistic situation due to his obsessive love that has ended up literally blinding him.
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I also watched Nina Forever which is an interesting (if rather depressing) film about a new relationship being dogged by the memories of a previous girlfriend, Nina, who died in a car crash and who literally emerges from bloody bedclothes Hellraiser style every time that the couple have sex to make withering putdowns of the new girl in his life.

That is the film's strongest moment, of the mangled and bloody remains of the dead girlfriend flopping around and refusing to leave during the love making. Unfortunately after the first appearance and the quite perverse scene of the new girlfriend returning to make a go of the relationship and making valiant attempts at trying to 'share' the bed (and the memory) in a kind of abstracted necrophiliac threesome, the film gets a little one note after a while, with a structure of feeling as if they have gotten past the memory before Nina pops back up again and the cycle starts all over again. It gets a bit wearing long before the halfway point (though that monotony seems like the point, suggesting that it is impossible to 'force' someone to get over a traumatic event before they are ready to let go of it) and it kind of feels a bit like a short film that got expanded out beyond the scope of its premise.

However there are a few big plus points. The actors are all excellent, the film is surprisingly explicit and uninhibited about sex aside from the dead girlfriend popping up, and there is a nice sensitivity towards the portrayal of someone working through the baggage of a previous relationship (in this case grief rather than a break up) that they do not want to forget about but have to move on from to be able to continue living. I especially like the central relationship of the girl 'saving' the boy, the way that their relationship grows deeper around dealing with the memories of the dead girl (including various different theories about exorcising the problem) and eventually he seems pretty much past her, happier and is able to move on, yet the new girl still sees the dead one...

There is a particularly good scene near to the end of the film where the father of the dead girl who the boy has been keeping in contact with since the accident has an angry outburst at him in a restaurant, because of the way that boy brought his new girlfriend to see them, which recontextualises the previous action and prepares for the twist.
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The twist being the somewhat obvious one that it was the new girl who was constantly 'resurrecting' the dead girlfriend because of her own insecurities (about being too young, or generally unable to live up to the previous person in the guy's life) rather than the boy doing it.

Was that the case from the very beginning, or did it transfer across to her invoking the previous girlfriend at some point? Either way, it changes the way certain events in the film get viewed, from getting the tattoo of the dead girl's name on her own body, to the threesome, to physically harming herself in the dead girl's letterpress equipment, until the only way that she can be sure that she is the one resurrecting the previous girl is after seducing someone else and it still happening! Which of course destroys the relationship!
So it is an interesting attempt at literalising relationship anxieties and having them take physical form. It is obvious from early on that the dead girl Nina is only appearing to the central couple in the middle of sex and then disappears again by the morning (though there are lots of bloody sheets to dispose of and surfaces to wash down, suggesting something tangible gets left behind! Or maybe that is something only they can see too, so if we were seeing it from outside of their perspective they would be throwing away perfectly clean sheets and scrubbing already clean bathtubs in a frenzy?), so there is a sense of a couple sharing each other's delusions in a relationship more than anything really supernatural occurring. Though one other thing that I really liked in the film were a couple of moments that looked like continuity errors (in one shot the new girlfriend is putting on her top, it cuts away and then she is shown topless from behind again; the bedsheets are white in one shot, red in the next, then back to white) and happen rarely and quickly enough that they add to a sense of unease. Or maybe they were just continuity errors, who knows!

Anyway, worth a watch but its not quite up there with Blithe Spirit!
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#732 Post by colinr0380 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:39 am

Very little next week aside from the big premiere of The Huntsman: Winter's War (on Channel 4) and Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (on Film4) both on Saturday 3rd. However I did remember that this week Film4 is showing the premiere of In Between at 1.30 a.m. in the early hours of Friday 2nd.

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#733 Post by jlnight » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:15 am

American Psycho, Thu 8th Nov, London Live. American Psycho 2 is on the following night (it's been on the channel earlier in the year).

The Thing (1982), starts Fri 9th Nov, Horror.

At the Earth's Core, Sat 10th Nov, Talking Pictures.
Hail, Caesar!, Sat 10th Nov, Channel 4.

Shoulder Arms, Sun 11th Nov, Talking Pictures. Also on Mon 19th Nov.
They Shall Not Grow Old, Sun 11th Nov, BBC2.

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#734 Post by colinr0380 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:25 am

jlnight wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:15 am
Shoulder Arms, Sun 11th Nov, Talking Pictures. Also on Mon 19th Nov.
They Shall Not Grow Old, Sun 11th Nov, BBC2.
A lot of World War I themed programmes on over the weekend to tie in with Armistice Day. Last week the BBC showed Spielberg's War Horse and on Saturday 10th at 7 p.m. BBC4 have "War Horse at the Proms", which is a new recording of the play. But as jlnight notes the premiere of They Shall Not Grow Old at 9.30 p.m. on BBC2 on Sunday 11th (followed by a repeat of Testament of Youth) is the big film of the week.

BBC2 also has a profile of *the somewhat* erotic painter Egon Schiele at 9 p.m. on Saturday 10th, which reminds me that I would love to see that 1980 film Egon Schiele: Excess and Punishment (which Redemption put out on VHS in the late 90s, probably because of all the nudity, but has somewhat fallen into obscurity since) at some point.

London Has Fallen at 10 p.m. on Channel 5 on Sunday 11th, but more interesting is Film4 showing French organ transplant drama Heal The Living at 11.25 p.m. on Monday 12th.
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#735 Post by neilist » Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:48 am

colinr0380 wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:25 am
a profile of erotic painter Egon Schiele
He is far, far, far more than an 'erotic' painter.

I appreciate the heads up, though. Thank you.

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#736 Post by jlnight » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:51 am

Plenty, Thu 15th Nov, London Live.

The Glitterball, very late Sat 17th Nov (basically Sun 18th Nov!), Talking Pictures.

The Small World of Sammy Lee, Sun 18th Nov, Talking Pictures. Alternatively...
A Northern Soul, Sun 18th Nov, BBC2. We can decide if it was worthy of a 12 or a 15 certificate.

The Go Between, Mon 19th Nov, London Live.

Hail, Caesar! is not on tonight. It did appear in the early listings but has disappeared.

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#737 Post by colinr0380 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:49 pm

The premiere of San Andreas is the big film next week, on Channel 5 at 8 p.m. on Sunday 18th.

As mentioned above BBC2 has A Northern Soul at 10 p.m. on Sunday, just after the second episode in the latest Louis Theroux's Altered States series - the first was on polyamory and this one is about a centre in California which gives terminally ill people the ability to end their lives. Also on Sunday BBC4 has a recording of a performance of The Golem by the 1927 Theatre Company

BBC4 also has documentary The Devil We Know at 9 p.m. on Monday 19th.

In terms of repeats, the most interesting one is continuing Film4's quest to show every Paramount Charlton Heston film, with a rare screening of man vs ant drama The Naked Jungle on Thursday 22nd at 4.35 p.m., directed by Byron Haskin a year post helming the 50s War of the Worlds (he would later go on to direct Robinson Crusoe on Mars, which Film4 have also been screening recently). Other than that BBC2 has a repeat showing of Thomas Vinterberg's The Hunt at 12.30 a.m. on Sunday 18th, and Film4 has another screening of Belgian film Bullhead at 1.20 a.m. on Monday 19th.
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#738 Post by domino harvey » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:52 pm

The Naked Jungle is negligable entertainment, I'm afraid, but it is hilarious how that station keeps programming all these Paramount Heston movies. I can't remember, did they do Arrowhead yet? That's the one to prioritize (and really the only one worth bothering with, other than the Ten Commandments, which I imagine is aired more frequently anyways)

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#739 Post by colinr0380 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:39 pm

Yes, they did Arrowhead a couple of weeks ago. I think that I have seen more Charlton Heston in the last few months than in the last twenty years! Though I am still waiting for a channel to show a good widescreen version of The Omega Man! Ben Hur used to be ubiquitous of course but seems to have tailed off a little in recent years (it used to be on the BBC every Easter from the late 90s through to the mid 2000s, and since then Channel 5 seems to have the rights to show it). The Ten Commandments gets shown less often, about once every five years or so, mostly because it seems to be held by the BBC, and they only ever seem to show it on BBC2 on a Saturday afternoon slot, for some reason!

Film4 are also repeating Phase IV later that same day, which I am assuming is a bit of intentional ant-mayhem based scheduling!

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#740 Post by jlnight » Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:24 pm

The Brink's Job, Sat 24th Nov, Talking Pictures. (We've had Sorcerer, The Guardian and The Birthday Party).
The Debt Collector, starts Sat 24th Nov, London Live. Good film, this.

Some People, Sun 25th Nov, Talking Pictures. Also on Thu 29th Nov.

Lured, Fri 30th Nov, Talking Pictures.
Every Home Should Have One, late Fri 30th Nov, Talking Pictures.

Breakout is getting another screening on Wed 28th Nov. There is a nice shot which frames the helicopter, plane and car while they are on the move. Sorcerer has another outing late on Fri 30th Nov (Film4).

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#741 Post by colinr0380 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:40 pm

The big film next week is the premiere of Mad Max: Fury Road on Channel 5 at 9 p.m. on Sunday 25th. I'm a little surprised it is not being saved until the Christmas schedule, but here it is!

A few other smaller films turn up: The Survivalist is on Film4 at 11.15 p.m. on Saturday 24th and perhaps most interestingly is the premiere of Happy Christmas at 1.45 a.m. also on Film4 on Friday 30th November, which is directed by Joe Swanberg and stars Melanie Lynskey and Lena Dunham.

Channel 5 have been showing lots of TV movie Christmas films since the beginning of the month and the notable one this week is Rocky Mountain Christmas at 3.10 p.m. on Saturday 24th, directed by Tibor Takács, which is only strengthening my thesis in progress that TV movies are harbouring a lot of ex-horror directors, as he is perhaps most notable for directing The Gate and its sequel early in his career (plus a mid 90s film spin-off of Sabrina The Teenage Witch!). The film earlier that day, Miss Christmas, is directed by Mike Rohl, who has credits for the mid-90s Outer Limits series and Poltergiest: The Legacy in his filmography. And the day is kicked off with a repeat of another Fred Olen Ray film, A Prince For Christmas, with Kelly LeBrock as "Queen Ariana"!

Also I think the Radio Times has its films mixed up as they have Royal Christmas Ball scheduled for 3 p.m. on Monday 26th credited to Monika Mitchell, who has directed the very similarly titled Royal New Year's Eve. Royal Christmas Ball actually appears to be another another David DeCoteau film! So it is a little up in the air as to which film it may be! (EDIT: This ended up being Royal New Year's Eve in the end!)

There is also Christmas Homecoming at 1.15 p.m. on Thursday 29th which illustrates another interesting thing about next weeks TV movie premieres: ex-Buffy TV show actors headlining films! Christmas Homecoming stars Julie Benz (Darla in Buffy and Angel) and Miss Christmas has Marc Blucas (the non-vampire love interest for Buffy around the mid-point of the show) in it!

And the latest three part Louis Theroux's Altered States series concludes on BBC2 at 9 p.m. on Sunday 25th with a look at adoption in California.
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#742 Post by colinr0380 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:44 pm

Hail, Caesar! finally turns up on Channel 4 at 11.35 p.m. on Saturday 1st. Also on Saturday, BBC2 is showing the Kevin Costner film McFarland, USA at 5.30 p.m., and BBC4 is showing the first two parts of the eight part series The Sinner starring Jessica Biel and Bill Pullman.

But the biggest news of the week is the premiere of Andrzej Zulawski's final film Cosmos on Film4 at 1.40 a.m. in the early hours of Wednesday 5th. Has UK television shown any Zulawski film before?

It is also interesting to note that there are 20 UK television premieres next week, which is the largest number of films to get their first showing in one week that I can remember, even outside of the Christmas fortnight! Granted most of the interesting films are confined to the above three titles, with twelve of the others being part of the explosion of Christmas themed TV movies showing on Channel 5 every day next week (though one, A Christmas Tail, sounds particularly interesting since it stars C. Thomas Howell!), and four others coming from the Horror Channel's night of premieres on Friday 7th comprising Ruin Me, Downrange (directed by Ryuhei Kitamura), Still/Born (Michael Ironside is in the cast of this one) and South African zombie film Last Ones Out. Plus Channel 5 are showing another film in Liam Neeson's post-Taken action man roles with Run All Night at 9 p.m. on Sunday 2nd.

Another interesting thing next week is that BBC4 have a 'British animation' night on Sunday 2nd (after a slightly bizarrely scheduled repeat of an episode of Tomorrow's World from 2002 going behind the scenes of the then new Spider-Man film!), which starts with Wallace & Gromit in A Matter of Loaf and Death at 8.30 p.m., followed by a documentary Secrets of British Animation at 9 p.m. talking about "the story of British animation films from the late Victorian era to today's blockbusters, including some newly remastered films from the archives of the BFI". Then from 10 p.m. is a 100 minute Animation 2018 programme "showcasing 13 animated films from the UK's finest new talents". So hopefully this will answer a few of the questions I had in the When The Wind Blows thread a little while ago!

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#743 Post by jlnight » Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:12 am

The Blob, Sun 2nd Dec (and Mon 3rd Dec), Horror.

The Victors, Thu 6th Dec, Film4.

The L Shaped Room, Sat 8th Dec, Talking Pictures. Also Sun 16th Dec.

The subscription-era FilmFour showed Possession in their Extreme Cinema strand but apart from that I think no Zulawski film has been shown on UK TV, not even old style Channel 4 or 70s or 80s BBC2.

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#744 Post by thirtyframesasecond » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:15 pm

Is The Sinner any good (apologies if it's in the TV forum)? It's on Netflix or Amazon, so I can get hold of the whole thing hopefully.

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#745 Post by colinr0380 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:29 pm

Annoyingly I forgot to record The Sinner on Saturday so unfortunately I cannot comment, though amusingly in this week's edition of the Radio Times the TV Editor Alison Graham runs an editorial under the headline "Bill Pullman's not the man I thought..." which begins with the paragraph:
Alison Graham in the Radio Times wrote:I've always liked Bill Pullman, ever since he appeared to winning effect in While You Were Sleeping. He was such a nice, dependable guy, no wonder Sandra Bullock's character fell in love with him. But I'll never be able to watch that film in the same way again after seeing his starring role in BBC4's brilliant US import The Sinner...
Obviously somebody has never seen Lost Highway! :wink:

Anyway, next week is pretty good. Channel 5 continue to drown us in Christmas themed TV movie premieres (9 in all) and also have the premiere of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 at 10.10 p.m. on Saturday 8th, and perhaps more importantly of Edge of Tomorrow aka Live. Die. Repeat. aka All You Need Is Kill at 9 p.m. on Sunday 9th. And the other big film is Channel 4 showing Allied at 9 p.m. on Saturday 8th. Also the third film in Noel Clarke's 'hood' trilogy Brotherhood (NSFW) is on Film4 at 11 p.m. on Friday 14th.

The most interesting film of the week though is probably Film4's premiere of Rudderless at 1.50 a.m. on Tuesday 11th. This is the first theatrical film directed by William H. Macy and I remember hearing about it a couple of years ago due to the late Anton Yelchin featuring in it.

The most interesting repeat of the week is on BBC2 at 1 p.m. on Saturday 8th: the Ethel Merman musical Call Me Madam! (BBC2 also has the original 1960 version of School For Scoundrels tucked away at 6.15 a.m. on Sunday 9th)
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The Radio Times have also given details of the big premieres over the Christmas period. BBC1 is going to be showing Inside Out (presumably as the big Christmas Day film), the 2016 Jungle Book and Zootopia (inexplicably renamed Zootropolis for the UK, that ruins the rhyming pun of the original title). BBC2 is going to show The Revenant and The Big Short. ITV1 is showing Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (as if we did not already have an idea that they were by the channel having shown a Star Wars film every Saturday for the past few weeks. They are up to A New Hope this coming Saturday). And Channel 4 is showing...um...the 2016 Ghostbusters remake.
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#746 Post by domino harvey » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:42 pm

Call Me Madam is pretty bad, though it's an amusing document of how absurdly prosperous America was in the immediate post-war years given an unlikely scene late in the film. I think Pullman and Biel are both underrated actors, so the Sinner is one I keep meaning to clear out a couple days for.

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#747 Post by colinr0380 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:38 pm

I wonder if Call Me Madam has been scheduled because on BBC4 on Friday 14th at 9 p.m. is the first of a three part series "The Sound of Movie Musicals with Neil Brand". The first episode is covering 1929 to 1939 apparently with focus on Broadway Melody, Top Hat, The Wizard of Oz and Soviet film Circus.

Apparently according to the Radio Times write up during the episode Brand calls 1929's Hallelujah "the Black Panther of its day". :roll:

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#748 Post by domino harvey » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:49 pm

Hahaha that's amazing

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#749 Post by jlnight » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:09 pm

Sleeping Tiger, Sat 15th Dec, Talking Pictures. Also Thu 20th Dec.
The British Guide to Showing Off (repeat), late Sat 15th Dec, BBC2.

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#750 Post by thirtyframesasecond » Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:27 am

Surely you can't mention Bill Pullman without the Pullman/Paxton confusion in the Simpsons when Homer becomes smart?

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