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Forum: Movies Today, 08:55
Replies: 26
Views: 1,824
Posted By Johnny Clay
Downton Abbey is an ITV production. Its US...

Downton Abbey is an ITV production. Its US success well-documented:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/downton-abbey/10555601/Why-Americans-love-Downton-Abbey-more-than-ever.html
Forum: Movies Yesterday, 01:38
Replies: 75
Views: 2,242
Posted By Johnny Clay
To a modern audience? Bond facing villians that...

To a modern audience? Bond facing villians that reflect more contemporary threats surely puts the film and audience on a more equal footing.

That's one route but it would make for an almost...
Forum: Movies 03-09-2015, 20:36
Replies: 51
Views: 1,763
Posted By Johnny Clay
Of course I understand people don't share the...

Of course I understand people don't share the same taste.

What I don't understand is how people make such wild and possibly half-informed statements - and with so little to back them up too.
Forum: Movies 03-09-2015, 17:45
Replies: 92
Views: 4,372
Posted By Johnny Clay
Sure you have ;-)

Sure you have ;-)
Forum: Movies 03-09-2015, 17:30
Replies: 92
Views: 4,372
Posted By Johnny Clay
:confused: Have you seen everything else, or do...

:confused: Have you seen everything else, or do you just mean everything else you've ever seen?

Strange either way.
Forum: Movies 03-09-2015, 14:51
Replies: 51
Views: 1,763
Posted By Johnny Clay
Perhaps it's because with the right material he's...

Perhaps it's because with the right material he's extremely good with it.

I'd make a list, but with your ignorance I doubt it'd be worth it.
Forum: Movies 02-09-2015, 22:22
Replies: 113
Views: 7,099
Posted By Johnny Clay
Olivier was always more a stage legend than a...

Olivier was always more a stage legend than a screen one but he did have several great performances - The Entertainer, Rebecca etc.

McGregor sounded more like Noel Coward than a younger Guinness....
Forum: Movies 02-09-2015, 21:56
Replies: 14
Views: 789
Posted By Johnny Clay
You could win with these alone. For some of us...

You could win with these alone.

For some of us younger whippersnappers, you could stick a pin in any year of the 1970s and come up with a favourite year.

And 1975 is maybe my pick:

One Flew Over...
Forum: Movies 02-09-2015, 21:30
Replies: 51
Views: 1,763
Posted By Johnny Clay
Look who's talking.

Look who's talking.
Forum: Movies 02-09-2015, 11:06
Replies: 77
Views: 3,350
Posted By Johnny Clay
Regarding cinema overall, the 70s and 80s were...

Regarding cinema overall, the 70s and 80s were very much different eras when you consider the changes that were happening. Moore's tenure is quite remarkable when you look at how little the series...
Forum: Movies 02-09-2015, 10:48
Replies: 26
Views: 1,824
Posted By Johnny Clay
You're right to say a film doesn't need have...

You're right to say a film doesn't need have cultural relevance to appeal, but here it's quite clear. There's always been interest in rap/hip hop etc in the UK and these guys helped popularize it...
Forum: Movies 02-09-2015, 01:44
Replies: 75
Views: 2,242
Posted By Johnny Clay
^ Not bad, but still short of something.

^ Not bad, but still short of something.
Forum: Movies 02-09-2015, 00:05
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By Johnny Clay
True, the nature of a film will always be a...

True, the nature of a film will always be a factor in its marketing. And these days people want to know exactly what it is they're buying into, particularly its core target audience. Transparency...
Forum: Movies 01-09-2015, 23:55
Replies: 75
Views: 2,242
Posted By Johnny Clay
Given the global platform Bond operates on, I'm...

Given the global platform Bond operates on, I'm wondering if having to go with tradition and choose a Brit actor is a now needless conceit (as many traditions are).

None of the current Brit pack...
Forum: Movies 01-09-2015, 10:42
Replies: 22
Views: 1,165
Posted By Johnny Clay
Cheers, but as a Scream fan shouldn't you be...

Cheers, but as a Scream fan shouldn't you be congratulating yourself?

Struck me as being a large part of its appeal.
Forum: Movies 31-08-2015, 20:48
Replies: 35
Views: 1,670
Posted By Johnny Clay
The Ruins Also: Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry Titanic?

The Ruins

Also:

Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry
Titanic?
Forum: Movies 31-08-2015, 18:52
Replies: 22
Views: 1,165
Posted By Johnny Clay
Gotta admit this made me laugh ;-) Wes Craven? I...

Gotta admit this made me laugh ;-)

Wes Craven? I wasn't too keen on his franchise horror - Elm Street passed me by and I didn't need the flattery of Scream. But his early stuff and one-offs...
Forum: Movies 31-08-2015, 00:54
Replies: 248
Views: 9,831
Posted By Johnny Clay
The Man Who Would Be King John Huston's...

The Man Who Would Be King

John Huston's colourful Kipling yarn told with bold strokes and good humour. Much to enjoy with great work from the leads (in particular Michael caine - who here sounds...
Forum: Movies 30-08-2015, 12:35
Replies: 23
Views: 2,130
Posted By Johnny Clay
"Mnar-mnar-brrp-brrp-arck-arck-weeee......."...

"Mnar-mnar-brrp-brrp-arck-arck-weeee......." *

*Translation: We're rich, we're rich! Yay!

Minions join the club, becoming not just the fourth $1bn film of the year but also the third on the trot...
Forum: Movies 29-08-2015, 17:55
Replies: 54
Views: 2,290
Posted By Johnny Clay
Okay, we get it that you don't like him, but...

Okay, we get it that you don't like him, but straw-man twaddle like this does you no good at all.

He obviously likes a challenge and doesn't always pull it off, but he also can't be charged with...
Forum: Movies 29-08-2015, 11:14
Replies: 92
Views: 4,372
Posted By Johnny Clay
I'm not sure if TDH is accepted in that vague,...

I'm not sure if TDH is accepted in that vague, general consensus way. Many have big problems with it (the wedding in particular), but I wouldn't want it a minute shorter.

You could be right here...
Forum: Movies 29-08-2015, 10:57
Replies: 54
Views: 2,290
Posted By Johnny Clay
It's perhaps more important to note that apart...

It's perhaps more important to note that apart from the blip that was Insomnia, Nolan has yet to step outside of the fantastical.

Ridley Scott has worked with a broader range of course, which may...
Forum: Movies 28-08-2015, 00:43
Replies: 54
Views: 2,290
Posted By Johnny Clay
What gibberish. More gibberish. Given his...

What gibberish.

More gibberish. Given his prolific output (in various fields) he seems to have a pretty good relationship with the studios. Oh, and very few mainstream directors have final cut with...
Forum: Movies 27-08-2015, 16:52
Replies: 92
Views: 4,372
Posted By Johnny Clay
Most choices have proven their worth over time,...

Most choices have proven their worth over time, so to speak, so newer choices are fewer.

Of recent, I would only give Ida the full whack, but others rank highly.

a ten of tens:

Come and See
The...
Forum: Movies 27-08-2015, 15:19
Replies: 54
Views: 2,290
Posted By Johnny Clay
Indeed. Such is the case sometimes. For Scott a...

Indeed. Such is the case sometimes. For Scott a trio of hits (Gladiator, Hannibal, Black Hawk Down) came after several duds (White Squall etc) and his quality control has been all over the shop...
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