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Tinyfish Wibble => Off Topic => Topic started by: Mouse on June 13, 2010, 04:59:11 PM



Title: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on June 13, 2010, 04:59:11 PM
I thought I'd start up a Now Watching thread to ride parallel to the Now Listening one, just if anyone wants to chat about interesting films, television, music videos, etc. that happen to be gracing our screens from time to time.

I started off my day with a bit of this...

(http://media.musictoday.com/store/bands/800/product_medium/BGAMLZ77.JPG)

Right now, I've got this on...

(http://www.mediatag.info/meta_panel/images/product/news_1159272171product.jpg)

...which is how a guitar should sound. Perfection.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on June 13, 2010, 06:16:23 PM
Pulse - my 2nd favourite music DVD of all time.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 13, 2010, 06:22:32 PM
Will be watching my Birthday presents, the complete sets of Father Ted and The Brittas Empire soon, but for now we're happily ploughing through The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on June 13, 2010, 07:15:59 PM
Pulse - my 2nd favourite music DVD of all time.

What's your first, Rob?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on June 13, 2010, 08:09:29 PM
It's so tempting to say One Night on Fire (which is certainly in the top 6).  But, no.  It's the DVD of the Magenta House Concert.  Clearly this is not professionally shot and it's full of camera clicks.  But it is a reminder of one of the most fun (and nerve-wracking) days that I ever had.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Jim on June 14, 2010, 08:25:46 AM
Just finished re-watching Sons of Anarchy Season 1 with Season 2 on pre-order from Amazon and due here at the end of August.

Currently re-watching Is it Bill Bailey - the entire series put onto DVD by a chum of mine who found it on a download site. It's been digitised from a VHS tape so it's low on quality but high on giggles.

And my copy of Out of Season arrived on Saturdya so Moni and I will be settling down to relive the memories of the Marillion Weekend 2009 during the course of this week, including my moment of glory, firing off the confettii cannons at that moment during Neverland (during which you can see me in the pit, prepping the compressed air cylinder. ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on June 14, 2010, 10:48:49 AM
We're in the middle of a House marathon - just arrived at the start of Season 4.

Can't believe I haven't watched it until now!

Also enjoying the repeats of Only Connect series 1 on BBC4.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on June 14, 2010, 10:54:27 AM
Lion King followed by Pocohontas - made an escape to the puter when Fireman Sam came on


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 14, 2010, 11:55:24 AM
I once saw a porno-spoof of Fireman Sam, involving Sam, Elvis and Penny. They weren't putting out fires, I can tell you!

Penny though - she's a babe - but she does have her own car, which always was a source of attraction...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on June 14, 2010, 12:34:46 PM
I was watching TPE DVD.  Thanks Nellie!  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on June 14, 2010, 07:29:30 PM
I was watching TPE DVD.  Thanks Nellie!  :)

Same here now about to watch 1st ep of series 3 of true blood


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on June 14, 2010, 07:34:41 PM
I want to know if my TPE came in special limited edition packaging


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on June 14, 2010, 08:02:32 PM
No-one else's green or red bag had your address on the label...can't get much more exclusive than that.  ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on June 14, 2010, 08:06:31 PM
Oh, I don't know...might have even been a touch more exclusive  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 14, 2010, 08:40:09 PM
Mine came wrapped in a T-shirt - that's pretty nifty :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Nellie on June 14, 2010, 09:25:15 PM
Oh, I don't know...might have even been a touch more exclusive  ;D
I licked it, too!  :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on June 14, 2010, 09:38:22 PM
Arghhhh where's those gardening gloves my dog got for me the other day...

 :o

 ;) :-*


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on June 14, 2010, 09:40:12 PM
 :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on June 14, 2010, 09:59:47 PM
So should I have not thrown my limited edition smiley packaging in the bin? 


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on June 15, 2010, 08:22:01 AM
Oh, I don't know...might have even been a touch more exclusive  ;D
I licked it, too!  :D
EURRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGH


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: hoboslobo on October 21, 2010, 04:35:01 PM
I do hope Marwencol is put on general release in the UK. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMWFhplFSEQ)

Looks like a very interesting movie.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: gr8gonzo on October 21, 2010, 04:46:31 PM
Mrs. G. and I have been on a Doctor Who and Torchwood kick lately. Finally got around to seeing Children of Earth and looking forward to the new season even though I don't subscribe to the channel it'll be on.  :-\


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on October 21, 2010, 04:49:12 PM
I just bought the complete second series of Blake's 7.  That should keep me going for a few weeks.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Jim on October 21, 2010, 07:25:59 PM
I've started watching The Sopranos again. Finished off Season 1 a couple of days ago and about to embark on Season 2.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on October 21, 2010, 07:29:28 PM
After finishing the first season of The Big Bang Theory (again), I'm watching the first season of American Dad! which I haven't seen for a while. I think the series is far better than Family Guy.

That's right. Come get me.  :P :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on October 21, 2010, 09:03:17 PM
I am really into Caprica. 


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on October 21, 2010, 09:05:18 PM
I've just watched Mark Gatiss commit genocide on the iPlayer.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on October 21, 2010, 09:12:41 PM
I am really into Caprica. 

I've been watching it too and 12 episodes in  I'm still not sure if I like it and have this feeling it will be one of those shows that gets cancelled without really coming to a conclusion


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on October 21, 2010, 10:10:39 PM
I've just watched Mark Gatiss commit genocide on the iPlayer.

Was that The First Men In The Moon? I didn't even know they'd made a new version of it. I found it t'other evening while channel hopping. Looks like I'll be heading to the iPlayer at some point.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Jim on October 22, 2010, 02:02:41 PM
I am really into Caprica. 

I've been watching it too and 12 episodes in  I'm still not sure if I like it and have this feeling it will be one of those shows that gets cancelled without really coming to a conclusion

I hate it when TV companies do that. One of my favourite TV shows of all time was "The Riches" starring eddie Izzard and Minnie Driver about a family of con artists who assume the identity of a wealthy family they accidentally run off the road and kill. VERY funny in places, very dark in others but always edge-of-the seat stuff, it was inexplicably cancelled about 5 shows into Season 2. Bah!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on October 22, 2010, 02:20:07 PM
Don't get me started. I was a big fan of Firefly and Studio 60.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: gr8gonzo on October 22, 2010, 03:32:41 PM
We watched Studio 60, too, and hated to see it go. We've gotten to where we don't even say the shows we like anymore because they get cancelled almost immediately - Wonderfalls, Journeyman, Day Break, Life on Mars (US), Flash Forward...



Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on October 22, 2010, 03:57:03 PM
It seems to be the way of things.  :(


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: hoboslobo on October 22, 2010, 08:09:22 PM
The Event.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on October 22, 2010, 09:00:44 PM
Don't get me started. I was a big fan of Firefly and Studio 60.

Browncoats for the win. It was disgraceful how Fox treated that show. They only broadcast about six episodes, all in the wrong order...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 23, 2010, 02:59:41 PM
I've just begun the mammoth task (although so far it's a pleasure) of watching Battlestar Galactica from the start.

My guess so far is that Leon is the cylon in Tinyfish.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: The Cosmic Lawnmower on October 23, 2010, 03:44:43 PM
This morning it was the blood fest of Kill Bill1 then the F1 qually. Kill Bill 2 this evening I feel.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on October 24, 2010, 12:14:51 PM
A romantic Sunday viewing for you then CL?   ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on October 24, 2010, 05:38:50 PM
The Event.

I think I'm on about the sixth episode of that.  Recommended if you like my sort of telly.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: gr8gonzo on October 24, 2010, 07:13:18 PM
I've been watching. I find I enjoy following the Jason Ritter storyline more than the President storyline. Still waiting for the writing to improve and I'm not wild about the way they keep bouncing around between the present and what happened 5 years ago or whenever. Technical stuff aside, I'm anxious to see what happens next.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 25, 2010, 07:16:43 AM
Recommended if you like my sort of telly.

What? Samsung?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Jim on October 25, 2010, 07:45:01 AM
I've just begun the mammoth task (although so far it's a pleasure) of watching Battlestar Galactica from the start.

My guess so far is that Leon is the cylon in Tinyfish.

Too obvious. It's the quiet ones you have to look out for. My money's on Paul.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 25, 2010, 08:21:16 AM
Or is that a double bluff and it's you  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on October 25, 2010, 09:28:50 AM
I think we're all the Final Five and are just waiting for someone to play "All Along The Watchtower"


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: hoboslobo on October 25, 2010, 09:31:01 AM
The new series of V starts tonight.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on October 25, 2010, 11:03:35 AM
woohoo!  I was really enjoying that, so I take it I will see it tomorrow.  Or is that shock horror UK telly?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on October 25, 2010, 06:26:41 PM
why is this thread in other bands?

V is not on until January for me  :(

I have just watched Sarah Jane Adventures with the Doctor dead.  I do like Sarah Jane Adventures. 


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on October 25, 2010, 07:56:17 PM
I have just watched Sarah Jane Adventures with the Doctor dead.  I do like Sarah Jane Adventures. 

Who is dead ?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: gr8gonzo on October 25, 2010, 08:30:07 PM
Seeing this in the theater tonight.  ;D

(http://images.allposters.com/images/151/backtofuturess.jpg)

"I'm your density. I mean... your destiny."


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on October 25, 2010, 09:15:17 PM
That is so cool sir.  8)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: gr8gonzo on October 26, 2010, 01:58:11 AM
I thought for sure we'd be alone in the theater since it was a Monday night and they'd already shown it Saturday afternoon, but the theater was full - with a surprising number of couples and families, I might add. Despite having seen the film hundreds of times, it was very nice to share the experience again and hear everyone react to the delivery of all those lines we've recited over and over these past 25 years. Still, without a doubt, my favourite film of all time. The usher passed out commemorative posters as we exited. Twas a very nice night.  :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on October 26, 2010, 06:09:59 AM
It's a brilliant film - so glad that you enjoyed it Gonzo.  I have a DVD version at home - perhaps I'll give it a whirl this weekend.  Even after 10 viewings, there's still new little details that you can see when you watch it again.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on October 26, 2010, 08:46:23 AM
I'm with you on that. It's quite unlike any other sci-fi trillogy out there, in fact you almost forget it's sci-fi and I think that is the beauty of it. Somewhere along the line, the characters in the story become more important than the technology (which in sci-fi is usually the case) and I think that is a rare and wonderful thing. Would that it could happen more often.

Red Dwarf was another one in that respect.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on October 26, 2010, 11:51:05 AM
I think the trilogy on Bluray is going on my birthday wishlist...  ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on October 26, 2010, 11:55:05 AM
Simon, you should listen to my mother going on and on about Stargate...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on October 26, 2010, 12:02:15 PM
why is this thread in other bands?

When the thread started, it was about music DVDs, to sort of parallel the Now Playing one. In typical fashion, its gone somewhere else now.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on October 26, 2010, 12:26:52 PM
Oh I see.  Oops.  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on October 26, 2010, 12:43:13 PM
Not now but last night...

(http://cdn2.ioffer.com/img/item/143/114/451/Nmv2WsgKXTmCsbj.jpg)

Lucas has gone bad... V V exciting stuff.

I hope they don't kill off Ruth, she's my fave and I quite fancy her.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: hoboslobo on October 26, 2010, 01:47:14 PM
I kind of stop watching spooks for a couple of seasons but I am now back on board and it is very good.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 26, 2010, 01:56:21 PM
Lucas is indeed a bad boy. They do get through the actors quite fast in Spooks though - I always watch it wondering who's going to die next.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on October 28, 2010, 10:51:32 AM
No more Caprica.  What has been filmed won't be shown til next year.  Poo. 


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on October 28, 2010, 11:51:16 AM
No more Caprica.  What has been filmed won't be shown til next year.  Poo. 

What episode have you seen up to?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on October 28, 2010, 11:57:06 AM
I had a feeling that was going to happen.  :(


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on October 28, 2010, 12:02:03 PM
I am really into Caprica.  

I've been watching it too and 12 episodes in  I'm still not sure if I like it and have this feeling it will be one of those shows that gets cancelled without really coming to a conclusion

SyFy Cancels Caprica (http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2010/10/27/breaking-syfy-cancels-caprica/)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on October 28, 2010, 12:05:48 PM
"The news comes less than a week after Syfy unveiled plans for another Galactica prequel, this one set 10 years into the first Cylon war."

 :o


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on October 28, 2010, 12:07:28 PM
Shame. We were quite enjoying it (only watched the first series on Sky) but it seemed to be taking its own sweet time to get to the point sometimes.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on October 28, 2010, 12:24:14 PM
The last Caprica I watched last night was episode 13. 


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on October 28, 2010, 12:33:20 PM
The last Caprica I watched last night was episode 13. 

Same one I watched then, It's bad enough that they had a long mid-season break and now we have to wait till next year for the last 5 episodes.

I'm not that bothered as I wasn't that into it and as I said above I was expecting it to get cancelled


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on October 28, 2010, 01:02:53 PM
I really need to watch some of this new Battlestar Gallactica. Everything I've heard about it points to spiffing.

I've been given the first season of the original Star Trek series, so I've started watching through that. It's great fun.  :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: hoboslobo on October 28, 2010, 03:45:34 PM
I am quite spoilt for choice at the moment.

There are new seasons of:

NCIS
Chuck
Lie to me
Bones
Fringe


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on October 28, 2010, 03:48:48 PM
I loved the first seaon of Lie To Me.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on October 28, 2010, 03:50:02 PM
I really need to watch some of this new Battlestar Gallactica. Everything I've heard about it points to spiffing.

Apart from The Sopranos & The Wire it's the best series i've seen in years.Got the box set very cheap in HMV & quickly became hooked.Fantastic show 8)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on October 28, 2010, 03:50:18 PM
I loved the first seaon of Lie To Me.

No you didn't.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on October 28, 2010, 03:53:03 PM
Lie To Me needs to get over itself and move on - I get the basic premise, so please stop using 55% of every episode to re-establish it.

NCIS rules.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on October 28, 2010, 05:17:07 PM
I am NOT watching Steve light the bonfire  :o 


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on October 28, 2010, 05:24:50 PM
It's only 28 October, so that still counts as arson...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on October 28, 2010, 11:17:54 PM
pleased to report that we didn't set alight to anyone or anything but one firework did hit the conservatory roof in a spectacular fashion!!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on October 28, 2010, 11:58:33 PM
New Big Bang on Now!!!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on October 29, 2010, 12:20:30 AM
I am jealous.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on October 29, 2010, 12:42:50 AM
very funny episode!! 


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on October 29, 2010, 01:21:31 AM
Now you're just taking the piss.  >:( ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on October 29, 2010, 02:12:02 PM
I'm sorry,  just wanted to let you know what's in store for you!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 29, 2010, 02:26:11 PM
Heh, if ever there was one!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on October 30, 2010, 06:58:38 PM
This little thing on the BBC - all about the national grid.  Watch the first 5 seconds and you'll see the "National Control Centre" which is captioned as being in a secret location.  It can't be that secret because I know where it is.  I can tell you that it's ju


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on October 30, 2010, 10:08:23 PM
 :D - Silly man.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on October 30, 2010, 10:39:32 PM
Just finished watching the Nascar Truck series race from Talladega, great racing there was of course the inevitable big crash followed by the best bit of racing I have ever seen to take the win by the driver who sent me a free t-shirt :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: hoboslobo on October 31, 2010, 12:12:40 PM
Just finished watching the Nascar Truck series race from Talladega, great racing there was of course the inevitable big crash followed by the best bit of racing I have ever seen to take the win by the driver who sent me a free t-shirt :)

(http://www.impawards.com/2006/posters/talladega_nights.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on October 31, 2010, 11:29:25 PM
Have you ever seen IQ performing The Wake ?

Not since 1985.

 ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 01, 2010, 08:56:53 AM
Have you ever seen IQ performing The Wake ?

Not since 1985.
That made me giggle, in a very puerile sort of way...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on November 03, 2010, 07:45:55 AM
Clutch - Live @ 9:30


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: hoboslobo on November 04, 2010, 09:31:37 PM
James Blunt confirming what a big c**t he is on Have I got News for You.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on November 04, 2010, 09:38:40 PM
I just kept thinking of Leon  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on November 05, 2010, 12:35:55 AM
or Viz: "James Blunt - He's a big c**t"


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 05, 2010, 09:06:28 AM
While I can never say I wouold warm to him, I despise James Blunt a smidgin less after watching HIGNFY. He's not very funny, but he tried to join in and did it all with a smile.

I hate all the music I've heard of his with a passion though.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on November 05, 2010, 12:33:50 PM
While I can never say I wouold warm to him, I despise James Blunt a smidgin less after watching HIGNFY. He's not very funny, but he tried to join in and did it all with a smile.

I hate all the music I've heard of his with a passion though.

Yeah, I'm with you. He was actually not too unfunny, and quite self-deprecating.

Hated him a lot less than I expected to!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: hoboslobo on November 05, 2010, 12:36:49 PM
While I can never say I wouold warm to him, I despise James Blunt a smidgin less after watching HIGNFY. He's not very funny, but he tried to join in and did it all with a smile.

I hate all the music I've heard of his with a passion though.

Yeah, I'm with you. He was actually not too unfunny, and quite self-deprecating.

Hated him a lot less than I expected to!

Did you watch the same show as me? He was clearly uncomfortable when they joked about his song. He looked and acted like a stroppy teenager.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on November 05, 2010, 01:38:09 PM
I presume you've all seen the Spandex Ballet rap deconstruction of "You're Beautiful"?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6HWHp4ZaDg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6HWHp4ZaDg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on November 05, 2010, 10:48:15 PM
I have, and it's excellent.  :)

On Wednesday, I went to see Fritz Lang's classic film Metropolis at a local cinema. It's the new restored version with missing footage added back in, and it was one of the most astonishing things I've ever seen. Breathtaking. I've seen it before, but nothing compares to seeing it on a (reasonably) big screen.

I'm also composing and recording music for a scene from the film for one of my modules this year, so it was good research, too.  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on November 05, 2010, 11:45:58 PM
I was watching First Life.  Fell asleep.  David has such a soothing voice.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on November 06, 2010, 02:22:21 PM
That was a great watch. It had the same effect on my Mum, too.  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on November 07, 2010, 07:58:07 PM
James Mays Man Lab

Or is it correctly titled by the BBC as James May's Man Lab?  I'm suffering from apostrophe confusion. 


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on November 08, 2010, 12:59:05 PM
James Mays Man Lab

Or is it correctly titled by the BBC as James May's Man Lab?  I'm suffering from apostrophe confusion. 

Top programme ! But you're not allowed to watch as you're a girl.  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: hoboslobo on November 08, 2010, 01:43:20 PM
James Mays Man Lab

Or is it correctly titled by the BBC as James May's Man Lab?  I'm suffering from apostrophe confusion. 

Top programme ! But you're not allowed to watch as you're a girl.  ;D

I have seen the ID that proves it.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on November 08, 2010, 03:17:00 PM
apostrophe confusion. 

great name for a band.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 08, 2010, 03:50:32 PM
Sounds like early 80s synth pop - probably from Sheffield


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on November 08, 2010, 07:25:09 PM
James May's Man Lab


Top programme ! But you're not allowed to watch as you're a girl.  ;D

I'm not really a girl.  I like prog, sci fi, Top Gear, don't do make up, or handbags etc. etc. 


I have seen the ID that proves it.

It's a cunning disguise.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on November 08, 2010, 08:34:34 PM
James May's Man Lab


Top programme ! But you're not allowed to watch as you're a girl.  ;D

I'm not really a girl.  I like prog, sci fi, Top Gear, don't do make up, or handbags etc. etc. 

Marry me !


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on November 08, 2010, 09:17:22 PM
I'm watching Gods And Monsters: Homer's Odyssey on BBC4. I'm thoroughly bored. I find all this Ancient Greek stuff really interesting, but Simon Armitage's voice is like listening to paint dry.

Edit: Oh my God! They've just started playing Pink Floyd! My interest is back, but for how long...?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on November 08, 2010, 11:54:14 PM
Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon in 'The Trip'.

Brilliantly understated comedy.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on November 09, 2010, 12:21:20 PM
I'm loving that too. Their impressions of famous people as they chat in the restaurant are just fantastic; beautifully subtle work.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on November 09, 2010, 01:17:55 PM

Marry me !

Ok then.  Soon as I get rid of the indie kid.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on November 09, 2010, 01:26:54 PM

Marry me !

Ok then.  Soon as I get rid of the indie kid.

Yeah, good plan  :D

Wasn't Spooks good last night ? I thought Harry was done for.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Jim on November 09, 2010, 01:32:29 PM

Marry me !

Ok then.  Soon as I get rid of the indie kid.

Yeah, good plan  :D

Wasn't Spooks good last night ? I thought Harry was done for.

Shhh! I haven't watched any of Season 9 yet!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on November 09, 2010, 02:19:36 PM
Who's have thought he was a cross dresser.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on November 09, 2010, 02:28:41 PM
I like Spooks.  I never get to see it.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 09, 2010, 02:30:05 PM
Who's have thought he was a cross dresser.

I can't get this f**king jumper on properly. Why don't my b*stard shoes fit  >:(

like that you mean?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on November 09, 2010, 02:33:19 PM
How high are the heels on the shoes ?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 09, 2010, 02:57:56 PM
About 8 or 9 feet off the ground (I was upstairs at the time)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on November 09, 2010, 03:01:12 PM
Crossdressing Crosstreme


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on November 09, 2010, 03:04:42 PM
That sounds like a new fragrance.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on November 09, 2010, 03:07:45 PM
I.WOULD.NOT.KNOW.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on November 09, 2010, 09:23:17 PM
Star Wars: The Old Republic.

(http://www.gamerdna.com/public/images/xd/covers/drxx00/xx04/xx04860.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0RuR3FREFw&feature=channel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0RuR3FREFw&feature=channel)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on November 09, 2010, 09:25:51 PM
Brit Cops.

Oh, the shame...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 10, 2010, 11:04:57 AM
Crossdressing Crosstreme

Don't cross the streams

(http://scifipulse.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Ghostbusters-team.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on November 10, 2010, 01:33:14 PM
Does that apply when they're at the urinal?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on November 10, 2010, 02:28:52 PM
I think so Mouse but you should feel free to ask the next time you are in a public toilet.

Ghostbusters has to be up there alongside the greatest films in history like The Godfather, Battleship Potemkin or Streetfighter

(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTPaiQlPUArp_60w7ZhYrHLQvDQEsvUtsRHTWZsxaPoApEu5K0&t=1&usg=__bPQ38hl-VlIm22Q9uwiaSVofaiE=)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 10, 2010, 02:43:53 PM
And of course

(http://www.supermantv.net/posters/merchandise/dvds/supergirl-poster.jpg)

Peter O'Toole, Peter Cook and Faye Dunaway - all that and Helen Slater as Supergirl - I had such a crush on her.

I feel a thread coming on...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on November 10, 2010, 02:51:05 PM
The office carpets were sprayed for bugs last Friday and the guy who came to do it was clearly having a whale of a time doing his job (tosser) - absolutely convinced his mind was full of images from Ghostbusters  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on November 10, 2010, 09:07:54 PM
I went to see Jackass 3D today. Silly, pruile, absolutely vile in places, but very funny.  :)

I'm going to have to watch The Wall tonight. First time I'll have watched it in years. It's gonna be so much ...fun.  :(


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 10, 2010, 09:35:17 PM
Hmmm - I tend to watch The Wall every ten years. I'm about due, but I'm going to wait until after seeing the live show next year.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on November 10, 2010, 09:49:00 PM
I always get a great twist of apprehension when that opening shot of the hotel corridor fades in. This film destroyed me when I first tried to watch it. It came into my life at preciesely the wrong moment. I have to watch it again now as I'm preparing for my dissertation on it for next year. At least now I can look at it and can actually understand what all the stuff on-screen means (or could mean) and not take any of it, well, literally.

It's good that I understand Gerald Scarfe's way of thinking when I watch his animations now. I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing...  :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on November 11, 2010, 01:24:31 PM
And of course

(http://www.supermantv.net/posters/merchandise/dvds/supergirl-poster.jpg)

Peter O'Toole, Peter Cook and Faye Dunaway - all that and Helen Slater as Supergirl - I had such a crush on her.

I feel a thread coming on...

I've never heard it called that before...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on November 11, 2010, 01:31:34 PM
"Her first great adventure"

that made me laugh.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Twang on November 11, 2010, 01:49:41 PM
(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x48/peel_bucket/Tinyfishalanpspoof.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on November 11, 2010, 01:51:44 PM
Shouldn't that be for the Norwich gig ?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on November 11, 2010, 01:52:06 PM
I was going to say - why is Alan Partridge there?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on November 11, 2010, 07:16:01 PM
I watched Alan Partridge last night.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on November 11, 2010, 07:18:17 PM
Did he know ?
(http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/images/alanpartridge01.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Keithd on November 12, 2010, 01:30:35 PM
Watched the Transatlantic Whirld Tour DVD last night. Bloody brilliiant, and the best bit, my feet were not in pain  :) (unlike at the gig)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on November 12, 2010, 01:37:20 PM
Looking forward to watching it myself (without the foot pain much like you sir). I saw Wilco Johnson at the Isilington Academy last week and my knees were killing me afterwards.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 12, 2010, 01:38:34 PM
Watched the Transatlantic Whirld Tour DVD last night. Bloody brilliiant, and the best bit, my feet were not in pain  :) (unlike at the gig)
We all felt your pain, Sir :)

And yes, it's a stonking DVD. Brought it all flooding back.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Keithd on November 12, 2010, 01:45:59 PM
It's best watched with lights down low, sound up loud and a glass if wine in hand  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 12, 2010, 02:02:47 PM
...and sitting down!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Keithd on November 12, 2010, 02:21:53 PM
I would have said "or lying down" but then I'd probably spill the wine.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on November 12, 2010, 02:22:52 PM
I would have said "or lying down" but then I'd probably spill the wine.

use a straw.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on November 12, 2010, 02:25:29 PM
Sensible policies for a horizontal Briton Rog.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on November 12, 2010, 10:15:03 PM
 :D  Most of the time, I tend to be a horizontal Briton.

I've just watched the second part of First Life on BBC2. Staggering stuff. It constantly throws me just how an epic a scale the making of our world was. Although to some, it only seemed like seven days. All in all, marvelous television.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on November 12, 2010, 10:28:07 PM
Seven days ?  That's just a ludicrous thought.

It was six - he rested on the seventh.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on November 12, 2010, 11:35:11 PM
Bollocks. You're right. Whoopsie.  :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on November 12, 2010, 11:38:10 PM
Mum's the word  ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on November 13, 2010, 12:43:09 AM
Yes, she's not going to hear about my error.  ;)

I'm currently watching Midlake on Later... on BBC2 and wondering why I haven't listened to this band properly before. It's exactly my kind of thing!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on November 13, 2010, 12:55:40 AM
Midlake are marvellous.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on November 14, 2010, 07:25:14 PM
Seven days ?  That's just a ludicrous thought.

It was six - he rested on the seventh.

Wasnlt that the day he created David Attenborough ? He's old enough to remember the Trilobites. Or whatever it is these Darwinists would have you believe existed on Earth a so called 500 Million years ago.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on November 14, 2010, 08:39:11 PM
something about Scottish trees


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on November 14, 2010, 08:45:25 PM
The McLarch...the McLarch...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on November 14, 2010, 09:35:36 PM
 :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 14, 2010, 09:39:12 PM
Since getting up on Saturday I have watched the first 12 episodes of Season 3 of Battlestar Galactica.

Wow - they really ramped up the writing on what was already a great show.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on November 14, 2010, 09:51:43 PM
Glad you are liking it UB. It won't spoil anything to tell you that Baltar is actually made of Lego.

(http://27.media.tumblr.com/SqHZoTWKZj27x44gqOaOWmU6o1_500.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on November 25, 2010, 10:03:08 PM
American - The Bill Hicks Story, disapointing documentary imo.The extras are excellent though particularly the Waco stuff.Wish we still had hm with us 8)

Porcupine Tree - Anesthetize, well filmed but a wee bit "cold"


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on November 25, 2010, 10:22:57 PM
The last (and only) time I watched that, I was left in a very sour mood. I'm sure it was just bad timing on my behalf.

Am I the only one who thinks Gavin Harrison's drumming is a bit... sharp on that DVD? Every cymbal hit lasts about a millisecond and his playing never seems to relax, especially during the quieter, slower numbers...  :-\


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Jim on November 26, 2010, 08:18:18 AM
I'm four episodes into watching Season 1 of James Burke's Connections. 22 years after it's first airing, it is still fascinating stuff and some of it is quite eerie when stacked up alongside global events since then. Particularly some of his musings while at The World Trade Centre in NYC.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 26, 2010, 09:43:43 AM
That is such a fantastic series - I have the big BBC book from that - I got it for Christmas when all my mates were getting football boots.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on November 26, 2010, 09:57:34 AM
I remember that series as well.  It was great fun.  But I got the impression that James Burke could like anything to anything.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on November 26, 2010, 10:20:15 AM
Just like Aleister Crowley :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 26, 2010, 10:56:38 AM
I'm four episodes into watching Season 1 of James Burke's Connections. 22 years after it's first airing, it is still fascinating stuff and some of it is quite eerie when stacked up alongside global events since then. Particularly some of his musings while at The World Trade Centre in NYC.
When I was at Uni I frequented a brilliant Tuesday night out at Beeston Folk Club, which was run by James Burke's younger brother, Gordon. Lovely bloke, and a great folk singer (Gordon, that is - maybe James was too, I dunno!).

I adored Connections. For me that's about sitting in front of the telly eating corned beef and chips - I was allowed to have my tea in the living room when the programme was on.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on November 26, 2010, 11:53:21 AM
Connections was fantastic. I am very jealous Jimbo.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: chopper on November 26, 2010, 12:38:26 PM
I'll be watching The Walking Dead tonight, hoping they speed it up a bit and actually get halfway through the first book.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on November 26, 2010, 12:53:35 PM
The Abbey Road crossing webcam...

http://www.abbeyroad.com/visit/ (http://www.abbeyroad.com/visit/)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Jim on November 26, 2010, 12:58:29 PM
I'll be watching The Walking Dead tonight, hoping they speed it up a bit and actually get halfway through the first book.

If they speed it up, won't it become "The Jogging Dead"?

I'll get my cape...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on November 26, 2010, 12:59:52 PM
 :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: chopper on November 26, 2010, 07:17:05 PM
I'll be watching The Walking Dead tonight, hoping they speed it up a bit and actually get halfway through the first book.

If they speed it up, won't it become "The Jogging Dead"?

I'll get my cape...
Actually some of them are quite nippy.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on November 26, 2010, 10:35:41 PM
Beardyman - Absolutely fabulous stuff.  :D :D :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qciVXUHTN10&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qciVXUHTN10&feature=related)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on November 27, 2010, 01:03:18 AM
Tonight I have mostly been watching the first episode of the new series of Peep Show.

Promising start- very funny!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on November 27, 2010, 02:46:57 AM
I've tried many times before to get into Peep Show, but just didn't seem to get it. After tonight's episode, though, I am in. Brilliant stuff.  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on November 27, 2010, 08:51:25 AM
ahhh did not know that was back - shall watch that at some point



Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on November 27, 2010, 09:23:35 AM
I've tried many times before to get into Peep Show, but just didn't seem to get it. After tonight's episode, though, I am in. Brilliant stuff.  :)
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Ohhh, if you liked that then you really ought to watch the first few series, absolutely brilliant. Maybe I'll make you watch it all next time you stay over... ;o)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on November 27, 2010, 11:56:17 AM
I'd be up for that, if I haven't already watched the ones my brother has on DVD. I did enjoy the first series. It had some great moments. "Enter the Pit of Sarlacc, little crisps."  :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 27, 2010, 05:29:04 PM
Beardyman - Absolutely fabulous stuff.  :D :D :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qciVXUHTN10&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qciVXUHTN10&feature=related)
This guy is a dyed-in-the-wool genius.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on November 28, 2010, 11:44:30 PM
Iron Man 2: Meh.  :-\


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on November 29, 2010, 08:07:38 AM
wasn't as good as the first one


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on November 29, 2010, 08:09:45 AM
Megamind was fun  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on November 29, 2010, 08:12:48 AM
daughter wants to see that


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on November 29, 2010, 08:14:22 AM
I was laughing at bits the kids wouldn't understand  :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on November 29, 2010, 08:18:05 AM
always good when a family film has different levels


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on November 29, 2010, 11:48:52 AM
That's a film I really want to see. It looks good.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on December 01, 2010, 12:14:27 AM
The family saw the first part of the new Harry Potter one this evening. It all looked very good and was enjoyable, but it was very stop/start with the pace. Fifteen minutes of sitting around and not doing much, then three minutes of ACTION, followed by more sitting around. I know that's what happens in the book, but it just didn't manage to hold me. The Dark Knight was of a similar formula, and that gripped me throughout. And dividing it into two parts was a silly idea. It wouldn't be so silly if they were to release Part 2 in February, but I'm told it's not due out 'til June. Still, there are some very nice scenes in it and it was very good.

...More fun can be had by thinking of The Fast Show every time Mr. Weasley is on screen. "You ain't seen me, right?"  ;) :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on December 01, 2010, 12:19:07 AM
The basic problem with all the Harry Potter films is the source material.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on December 01, 2010, 12:21:37 AM
I'm just a sucker for HP, and loved the movie.  except for the stupid "nude" part in the forest.  that was just dumb.

ah, brother, you're missing out.   ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on December 01, 2010, 12:25:37 AM
I'm just a sucker for HP, and loved the movie.  except for the stupid "nude" part in the forest.  that was just dumb.

I know what you mean now, having being initially confused by what you put on Facebook.  :D  Yeah, that was indeed odd. I loved how they made some of the opening chase happen on the motorway, that was a good touch. I think that by the time they got to making the third one, they decided to stop struggling to make adaptations and just make a good film.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on December 01, 2010, 12:37:06 AM
I have not seen the last one yet, so I would hate to see this one now and break the continuity  ::) ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Jim on December 01, 2010, 07:48:16 AM
I'm (in all likelihood stupidly) pleased with myself that I have only ever seen about 45 minutes of the first Harry Potter movie and about 30 minutes of the second and have not read word one of any of the books. Like Simon and various bands that Paul and I like, I find myself soured by the hype and while I'm sure they are wonderful movies and books for those that have grown up with the Junior Steven Wilson look-a-like, the whole notion of Harry Potter doesn't do it for me. And to be honest, if the "nude" scene is just Daniel Radcliffe re-enacting his kit off moment from the stage adaptation of Equus then I'll pass on that too. Anyone who suggests that if it were Emma Watson cavorting "au naturel" I might change my mind, is going to be strapped into the Slappity-Slap machine for all eternity.

As a footnote, Simon - I have burned Seasons 1 and 2 of Connections to 2 DVDs (as AVI files) for your enjoyment. Now all I have to do is remember to bring them with me next week.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on December 01, 2010, 08:30:50 AM
We thoroughly engaged with and enjoyed HP from the start. The kid in me lapped it up and the show-off in me enjoyed reading the first three to the family too (silly voices and all).
The films have been good as an adjunct to the books but since book four we have drifted away from it a bit....don't seem to have time for reading much right now.
I certainly envy the popularity and thus the income it has generated for those involved. I'd love to have been involved in the making of the films somehow.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on December 01, 2010, 09:21:49 AM
I am going to see Harry Potter at the IMAX on Friday afternoon before Frost* in the evening.

The books aren't as good as Philip Pullman, the films are patchy, and the acting of the kids has not improved as much as I'd have expected given that's pretty much what they have been doing for many years, but it's harmless entertainment and I quite like it - certainly enough not to give up with the movies this close to the end of the whole saga.

And the Lego Harry Potter game on the Wii is one of the best video games I have ever played - really long adventure and lots of nooks and crannies of the game world to explore.

And I wonder if there is a better way of falling asleep than having Stephen Fry read you a story (unless there is a house elf involved - as Mme Cholet shocked me by saying - "Dobby is a c--t")


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on December 01, 2010, 10:33:04 AM
 :D  Aw, he's not as bad as Jar Jar Binks, surely...  ;)

I'm (in all likelihood stupidly) pleased with myself that I have only ever seen about 45 minutes of the first Harry Potter movie and about 30 minutes of the second and have not read word one of any of the books. Like Simon and various bands that Paul and I like, I find myself soured by the hype...

I'm like that with a lot of franchises and brands. Skullcandy headphones and the whole Twilight thing are two things I sour to, especially the latter, which I absolutely loathe. I have never tried a set of Skullcandy 'phones and have never seen or read any Twilight, and I am fully aware that my opinion and view of both are based on the look and hype of them. What I think them to be rather than what they could actually be. Quite unfair, but I'm not in any rush to try and change my mind...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on December 01, 2010, 12:14:06 PM
I sometimes make a conscious decision to get caught up in the hype and bluster. It's what has got me into some very good (and very bad) music/films etc.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Jim on December 01, 2010, 12:28:41 PM
:D  Aw, he's not as bad as Jar Jar Binks, surely...  ;)

I'm (in all likelihood stupidly) pleased with myself that I have only ever seen about 45 minutes of the first Harry Potter movie and about 30 minutes of the second and have not read word one of any of the books. Like Simon and various bands that Paul and I like, I find myself soured by the hype...

I'm like that with a lot of franchises and brands. Skullcandy headphones and the whole Twilight thing are two things I sour to, especially the latter, which I absolutely loathe. I have never tried a set of Skullcandy 'phones and have never seen or read any Twilight, and I am fully aware that my opinion and view of both are based on the look and hype of them. What I think them to be rather than what they could actually be. Quite unfair, but I'm not in any rush to try and change my mind...

As Charlie Brooker said about Twilight: "Vampires as scary as a crochet'd cussion". Although he also went on to say that while parents across America are applauding the show's promotion of sexual abstinence, the point they are missing is that the herione is not quite abstaining, she's simply taking an entire story arc to decide whether to lose her virginity to an un-dead flying rat or an un-dead wolf. Which is all sorts of wrong when you think about it, combining, as it does, both bestiality and necrophilia.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: gr8gonzo on December 01, 2010, 12:56:22 PM
 :D :D :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on December 01, 2010, 01:14:25 PM
Have to admit that Twilight has largely passed me by as an obviously teenager thing.

I like kids shows and I like shows for grown-ups, but those things that sit in the middle do very little for me.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on December 01, 2010, 01:19:03 PM
As a footnote, Simon - I have burned Seasons 1 and 2 of Connections to 2 DVDs (as AVI files) for your enjoyment. Now all I have to do is remember to bring them with me next week.
I want to have your babies...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on December 01, 2010, 01:21:04 PM
To put them to work in your sweatsshop making Tinyfish merchandise?  :o
 ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on December 01, 2010, 01:22:20 PM
Naturally.  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on December 01, 2010, 01:22:46 PM
PS  - any chance of getting hold of either a copy of those DVDs or getting them off Simon after he's watched them.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: hoboslobo on December 02, 2010, 02:55:54 PM
(http://www.posters.ws/images/939481/seven_samurai.jpg)

(http://www.impawards.com/2003/posters/cowboy_bebop.jpg)

(http://uabanime.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/537.jpg)

And the best bit I get to call it homework.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on December 02, 2010, 02:57:11 PM
I get to watch 'French' films  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on December 02, 2010, 03:02:01 PM
I saw a great quote about Twilight:

"Twilight is like soccer. They run around for a couple of hours, nobody scores, and it's billion fans insist that you just don't understand."


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on December 02, 2010, 03:30:11 PM
 :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 02, 2010, 11:22:52 PM
If it's vampires, it has to be True Blood.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Jim on December 03, 2010, 09:05:48 AM
As a footnote, Simon - I have burned Seasons 1 and 2 of Connections to 2 DVDs (as AVI files) for your enjoyment. Now all I have to do is remember to bring them with me next week.
I want to have your babies...

Errr... thanks?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Jim on December 03, 2010, 09:06:08 AM
PS  - any chance of getting hold of either a copy of those DVDs or getting them off Simon after he's watched them.

I'll make copies for you too mate.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on December 03, 2010, 12:20:58 PM
I promise that as a member of the unemployed I will NOT start watching Jeremy Kyle...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 03, 2010, 12:41:40 PM
I promise that as a member of the unemployed I will NOT start watching Jeremy Kyle...
I accidentally saw about thirty seconds of it on Tuesday. It was a damn close run thing.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on December 03, 2010, 02:01:37 PM
Jeremy Kyle makes Peter Mandelson seem like Sooty.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on December 04, 2010, 03:42:26 AM
Currently watching Season 3 of The Wire 8)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on December 04, 2010, 11:04:23 AM
Jeremy Kyle makes Peter Mandelson seem like Sooty.

In that he should have Matthew Corbett's hand up him?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on December 04, 2010, 03:51:58 PM
Working at home today, so I have had some dvds on in the background (hmm, possibly foreground)
(http://www.large-online.nl/partnerimg/1/181694.jpg)
(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/3378/cover_492181282010.jpg)
(http://www.burningshed.com/covers/large1784.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: queens park pete on December 05, 2010, 07:01:21 PM
 Anybody else catch the Krautrock extravaganza on BBC4 Friday? Still on iPlayer, you may wish to skip Faust playing a cement mixer. Had not  listened to Neu before but the bit they played had an instrumental Tinyfish undercurrent (well I was a bit pissed after a second consecutive snow day).


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on December 05, 2010, 09:03:10 PM
Ooh I must catch that on iPlayer. I saw Michael Rother of Neu! playing at The Barbican a couple of months ago and it was fantastic, if a little brief (only 1 hr 10 min including encore)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 05, 2010, 09:13:19 PM
Yes, I watched it on iPlayer yesterday (thanks, Chris, for alerting me that it was on). Fascinating documentary - I too thought the Neu! stuff had worn the best, though I'd have liked to see a bit more about Popol Vuh, who made some great records.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on December 05, 2010, 10:10:55 PM
I'm about to watch it now in fact.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 06, 2010, 02:45:44 PM
Now watching the snooker on the TV while ironing. I'm contributing little else to the household at the moment, might as well get fresh clothes sorted for everybody.

Seeking the deathly pallor of yer average snooker player (Hendry vs. White at the moment) makes me feel a lot healthier.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: hoboslobo on December 06, 2010, 03:01:18 PM
Anybody else catch the Krautrock extravaganza on BBC4 Friday? Still on iPlayer, you may wish to skip Faust playing a cement mixer. Had not  listened to Neu before but the bit they played had an instrumental Tinyfish undercurrent (well I was a bit pissed after a second consecutive snow day).

Yes this was excellent. I watched it and stayed watching as there was a two part documentary on Quincy Jones following this. Did you know he wrote the score to the Italian Job? I can not think of anything that sounds more british than "Self Preservation Society" and then it turns out it was written by a guy from Chicago.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: hoboslobo on December 07, 2010, 08:37:05 AM
(http://www.latinoreview.com/images/stories/InceptionPoster3_new.jpg)

Cracking movie.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on December 07, 2010, 08:45:27 AM
I'm going to get that as my first Blu-Ray (we're entering the world of HD in the New Year) as I think it'd benefit from the increased resolution.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on December 07, 2010, 11:06:06 AM
It's an excellent film. Great soundtrack, too.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on December 07, 2010, 09:14:14 PM
yoghurt


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 08, 2010, 11:22:05 AM
Trisha Goddard - sort of Jeremy Kyle Lite, if such a horrible thing can be imagined...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on December 08, 2010, 11:25:41 AM
Daytime television is a beast unto itself, devouring intellects wherever it may roam.

Run while you can Wilfy baby!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 08, 2010, 11:27:49 AM
Yes indeed - fortunately I have to go out shortly. I am not wearing a shell-suit...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on December 08, 2010, 11:30:20 AM
And you haven't been unfaithful to your wife with a cardboard cutout of Jordan or something.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on December 08, 2010, 11:31:20 AM
I am not wearing a shell-suit...
Is that because the word from Trisha is that it is so last year ?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 08, 2010, 11:33:06 AM
...and to make it even more surreal, they've just shown a trailer for Dirty Dancing


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on December 08, 2010, 11:52:54 AM
STOP WATCHING NOW BEFORE YOUR MIND IS DESTROYED


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on December 08, 2010, 01:50:24 PM
Daisy, Daisy...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on December 08, 2010, 02:54:44 PM
Trisha Goddard - sort of Jeremy Kyle Lite, if such a horrible thing can be imagined...

She lives in Norwich you know.

Unfortunately, so do many of her "guests"...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on December 08, 2010, 03:27:19 PM
That much is obvious from just a casual glance  ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on December 08, 2010, 06:30:28 PM
STOP WATCHING NOW BEFORE YOUR MIND IS DESTROYED

Daisy, Daisy...

Very good.  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on December 15, 2010, 11:31:17 PM
I've just watched Mad And Bad: 60 Years Of Science On TV on BBC4. I enjoyed it very much, as I love science and its dramatised forms. The only bit I didn't like was the clip of Robert Winston examining his own ejaculated sperm. I was put off my Maltesers and I still feel ill.  :(


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on December 16, 2010, 09:59:39 AM
I've just watched Mad And Bad: 60 Years Of Science On TV on BBC4. I enjoyed it very much, as I love science and its dramatised forms. The only bit I didn't like was the clip of Robert Winston examining his own ejaculated sperm. I was put off my Maltesers and I still feel ill.  :(

I presume that was to prevent him having to examine someone else's, and then *he* would feel ill.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on December 16, 2010, 12:09:17 PM
I've just watched Mad And Bad: 60 Years Of Science On TV on BBC4. I enjoyed it very much, as I love science and its dramatised forms. The only bit I didn't like was the clip of Robert Winston examining his own ejaculated sperm. I was put off my Maltesers and I still feel ill.  :(

I presume that was to prevent him having to examine someone else's, and then *he* would feel ill.

No, I think it's just a logical conclusion of his monumental self-regard. Surprised he didn't shout "cheers !" and down the lot.  :o


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on December 16, 2010, 01:07:15 PM
I've just watched Mad And Bad: 60 Years Of Science On TV on BBC4. I enjoyed it very much, as I love science and its dramatised forms. The only bit I didn't like was the clip of Robert Winston examining his own ejaculated sperm. I was put off my Maltesers and I still feel ill.  :(

I presume that was to prevent him having to examine someone else's, and then *he* would feel ill.

No, I think it's just a logical conclusion of his monumental self-regard. Surprised he didn't shout "cheers !" and down the lot.  :o

Bert, you are horrible. I salute you, and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 16, 2010, 03:25:57 PM
Markets of Britain (http://peterserafinowicz.com/markets-of-britain), a little gem by Peter Serafinowicz and Robert Popper. Reminds me of that brilliant short film about birds on the Look Around You 2 DVD, which I must give back to Simon ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on December 16, 2010, 03:45:19 PM
I'll be sure to give this a look tonight.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on December 16, 2010, 03:52:36 PM
Superb! You can't go wrong with Peter Serafinowicz, can you? Genius.  :)

He does those '70s style films so well. Here's one from his TV series (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKk-jV_qxvU) (which I thought was also brilliant).


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: hoboslobo on December 16, 2010, 04:29:42 PM
Superb! You can't go wrong with Peter Serafinowicz, can you? Genius.  :)

He does those '70s style films so well. Here's one from his TV series (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKk-jV_qxvU) (which I thought was also brilliant).

Apparently I am in Sweden.

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This video contains content from bbc, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on December 16, 2010, 04:32:11 PM
Silly internet.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on December 16, 2010, 05:19:59 PM
Reminds me of that brilliant short film about birds on the Look Around You 2 DVD, which I must give back to Simon ;)

That'll be this one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfvEgWINUFc&feature=player_embedded), then?  :)  A friend of mine posted it on Facebook just now, which was a nice coincidence.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on December 16, 2010, 07:43:25 PM
I've just watched Mad And Bad: 60 Years Of Science On TV on BBC4. I enjoyed it very much, as I love science and its dramatised forms. The only bit I didn't like was the clip of Robert Winston examining his own ejaculated sperm. I was put off my Maltesers and I still feel ill.  :(

I presume that was to prevent him having to examine someone else's, and then *he* would feel ill.

No, I think it's just a logical conclusion of his monumental self-regard. Surprised he didn't shout "cheers !" and down the lot.  :o

Bert, you are horrible. I salute you, and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

Glad to be of service  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on December 16, 2010, 09:06:03 PM
The Royal Variety Performance. For some reason. It's like a car crash. Susan Boyle is singing "Perfect Day" backed up by about  50 choirboys.

It's as bad as it sounds, but not as bad as N-Dubz backed up by a poor, bemused orchestra.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on December 16, 2010, 09:28:42 PM
and you laugh at me for buying a glee CD?  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on December 16, 2010, 09:40:34 PM
and you laugh at me for buying a glee CD?  ;D

No, we laughed at you for your comment about buying a Glee CD


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on December 16, 2010, 09:46:05 PM
and you laugh at me for buying a glee CD?  ;D

I will now  :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on December 16, 2010, 10:31:17 PM
Just watched Dirk Gently on BBC4. Lovely stuff.  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: hoboslobo on December 16, 2010, 11:58:40 PM
Just watched Dirk Gently on BBC4. Lovely stuff.  :)

Damn, forgot this was on. BBC iPlayer to the rescue.

In other news, I just ordered this.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_3WxJpVvDOuM/TEJUjYWkGZI/AAAAAAAAA2c/IA6tcEp5OUs/s1600/20th_century_boys_poster.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W18Kup-eqQA)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on December 19, 2010, 11:59:05 PM
Folk at The BBC (60s & 70s). I can take or leave a lot of Folk music but Pete Seeger chatting to his audience about the intervals in Japanese scales and then singing them from memory plus Pentangle playing Let No Man Steal Your Time just blew my socks off.  8)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 20, 2010, 01:52:18 PM
Folk at The BBC (60s & 70s). I can take or leave a lot of Folk music but Pete Seeger chatting to his audience about the intervals in Japanese scales and then singing them from memory plus Pentangle playing Let No Man Steal Your Time just blew my socks off.  8)
Yes, that programme was triffic, wasn't it? The inclusion of Lindisfarne was a trifle incongruous, though...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: hoboslobo on December 21, 2010, 07:48:15 PM
TOTP2 Christmas

With Muse.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on December 21, 2010, 08:18:20 PM
Heh


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on December 22, 2010, 09:19:42 AM
Recently got the Ken Burns series on Jazz & have started watching that.Superb so far.
Also watching a lot of The Simpsons with my daughters


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on December 22, 2010, 09:33:10 AM
Your daughters are in The Simpsons? Cool  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on December 22, 2010, 10:30:42 PM
I was watching Nigella Lawson earlier. Guess which bit.  ::)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 22, 2010, 11:44:33 PM
There are two of them, surely? ;)

Although I like some of her recipes Nigella annoys the hell out of me sometimes. The chattering classes writ large - she's rich as Croesus as well, of course, not only from her own huge broadcasting/publishing/spinoff empire but because she's married to a Saatchi. So maybe I'm just jealous.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 22, 2010, 11:54:25 PM
Don't tell me you fancy Charles Saatchi, Wilf...?  :o


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Jim on December 23, 2010, 08:20:00 AM
There are two of them, surely? ;)

Although I like some of her recipes Nigella annoys the hell out of me sometimes. The chattering classes writ large - she's rich as Croesus as well, of course, not only from her own huge broadcasting/publishing/spinoff empire but because she's married to a Saatchi. So maybe I'm just jealous.

I'm sure she's simply lovely in person but he TV persona makes me grind my teeth. Also, her father once stood on my foot at Great Portland Street tube station and glared at me like it was my fault and how dare I place my foot beneath his? To be fair though, he had only 2 weeks previously been canned from his post of Chancellor of the Exchequer so I guess one could forgive him for being grumpy.

I'm also intrigued (and bafflingly narked) by her name. Nigella? Really? Your parents obviously wanted a boy and wanted to name him after Pappa but they got a girl and thought "What the heck?" so slapped an "a" on the end of Pappa's name and branded you with that. Pfft!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on December 23, 2010, 11:41:01 AM
I recall with great fondness an episode of Harry Hill's TV Burp where Nigella opened the fridge and Harry leapt out and punched her in the face.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on December 23, 2010, 05:30:15 PM
I'm watching this:
(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/1937/cover_18813722009.jpg)

Bit of live prog metal for Christmas ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on December 23, 2010, 10:11:08 PM
In a can't be bothered with childcare type of day....

Doolittle 3 (oh dear - but was really much worse than expected) K unimpressed
Miracle on 34th St (so lovely) K unimpressed with it being b/w and also was a bit confused
Narnia - K asked questions the whole way through but seemed to enjoy it and wants to see no 2 tomorrow


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on December 23, 2010, 11:26:06 PM
Miracle On 34th Street is such a lovely film and seems to be the only properly good Christmas film on this year. I love black and white stuff (but then, I am very, very odd).

Still no channel showing It's A Wonderful Life. I've only been waiting seven-or-so years for someone to show it. I'll just have to buy the bloody DVD...  ::)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on December 23, 2010, 11:29:19 PM
Family Guy.

Again.

Well, it was better than Max Clifford reading bible passages to disabled children.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on December 24, 2010, 12:09:01 AM
Jesus Christ Superstar - the movie.

This is possibly the most dated film in the world. Truly something to behold.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on December 24, 2010, 09:41:24 AM
2,000 years dated?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on December 24, 2010, 09:54:12 AM
2,000 years dated?

Oh, more than that for sure.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on December 24, 2010, 11:35:04 AM
Jesus Christ Superstar - the movie.

This is possibly the most dated film in the world. Truly something to behold.
What's the fuss, tell me what's-a-happenning?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on December 24, 2010, 12:01:10 PM
He died on the cross for all our sins.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on December 24, 2010, 03:29:55 PM
wrong holiday.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on December 24, 2010, 03:46:22 PM
From Hedwig and the Angry Inch:

Hansel: Jesus says the darndest things.
Hedwig: [slaps Hansel] Don't you ever mention that name to me again.
Hansel: But he died for our sins.
Hedwig: So did Hitler!
Hansel: Eh?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 25, 2010, 07:13:22 PM
This afternoon we watched the.latest Bill Bailey DVD, Dandelion Mind, which was one of The Spoff's Chrissy prezzies. It was jolly good, and the documentary is of equally high quality.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on December 25, 2010, 07:14:59 PM
I just very much enjoyed the Christmas Doctor Who - it appears to be the only worthwhile TV of the whole holiday.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Trace on December 25, 2010, 07:20:04 PM
Doctor Who - no monsters, good story, good legs.
End of xmas telly.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on December 25, 2010, 08:13:19 PM
It is the only telly I watched today.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on December 25, 2010, 08:33:12 PM
Watched Dr Who now watching new episodes of Californication


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 25, 2010, 09:00:43 PM
Doctor Who - no monsters, good story, good legs.
I didn't know you fancied Matt Smith, Sir. Or was it Rory in his legionary outfit?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Trace on December 25, 2010, 09:51:02 PM
Who's Rory.
Sorry, I was distracted by part of a WPC uniform.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on December 25, 2010, 10:37:29 PM
I just watched the spoof documentary about the airport from the Little Britain team.  I guess at least one of them being gay means they are allowed to black-up and put on silly voices and get away with it  ::)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on December 26, 2010, 12:38:24 AM
After the family (well, myself, Mum and Brother) opened our prezzies this morning, we watched Singin' In The Rain, then the entire first series of Look Around You (one of my gifts). Watched new Doctor Who (fab!) and Royle Family this evening. Now I'm watching Frankenstein's monster beat the sh*t out of moronic Daleks who are pursuing the Doctor throughout time and space. It's hilarious!  :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on December 26, 2010, 02:53:52 AM
we just watched Elf, and now I'm watching Emerson and Lincoln play the latest Prince of Persia game on the PS3.  I do love having the boys home!!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: hoboslobo on December 26, 2010, 11:11:12 AM
Do you have a third son with the initial P?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on December 26, 2010, 12:47:45 PM
hehELP

 ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on December 26, 2010, 01:38:21 PM
Do you have a third son with the initial P?

heh


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on December 26, 2010, 07:21:52 PM
Today, I finished off watching the new Transatlantic DVD(s). I felt musically inadequate, inspired, annoyed and entertained all at the same time. It was a bloody good watch, although I wanted to break Stolt's wah-wah pedal towards the end. The footage with Hackett from High Voltage has me grinning like a loon.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on December 26, 2010, 07:31:34 PM
I still need to watch mine, and I finally got round to getting the Opeth dvd from The Royal Albert Hall - I need to organise my time.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 26, 2010, 07:44:15 PM
I watched Donny Osmond in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on Channel 5 this afternoon. Lovely! (and that's my prog credentials totally ruined now).


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on December 26, 2010, 07:45:34 PM
Yes, because you retained total Prog credibility after the Rush confession  ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on December 26, 2010, 07:48:29 PM
And she doesn't like Genesis either. *feeds fire*


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on December 26, 2010, 07:49:26 PM
Donny Osmond isn't even looking surprising  ::)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Jim on December 27, 2010, 07:10:56 AM
I watched Donny Osmond in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on Channel 5 this afternoon. Lovely! (and that's my prog credentials totally ruined now).

Ah. You say "ruined". But Donny appeared on a Dweezil Zappa album (Confessions, for those who are interested) doing a simply stunning job of the vocals on a Heavy Rock/Prog version of the BeeGee's "Staying Alive".

No, really.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on December 27, 2010, 03:31:34 PM
He's got Zappa in his name. People like that don't really surprise me anymore.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on December 27, 2010, 11:35:42 PM
The Goodies

Proper comedy.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on December 27, 2010, 11:51:00 PM
Charlie Brooker did not fail to entertain, as usual. And now, The Goodies. Good night for TV, this.  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on December 27, 2010, 11:56:33 PM
Are you watching my TV ?  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: gr8gonzo on December 28, 2010, 05:15:35 AM
Finally got round to seeing the Christmas Carol ep of Doctor Who. Quite a good one imo, though not nearly enough Pond for my liking.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on December 29, 2010, 10:55:27 PM
Everyone should enjoy a dip in the Pond at some time in their lives. Me first.  ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on December 29, 2010, 11:44:22 PM
 ::)  (as its your birthday I will let you off)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on December 29, 2010, 11:45:36 PM
Can I have my birthday early ?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on December 29, 2010, 11:48:43 PM
No more Amy Pond fantasizing unless it is your actual birthday


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 29, 2010, 11:52:03 PM
She's probably a bit of a handful, that Amy Pond girl.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on December 30, 2010, 12:04:57 AM
How many days til August ?  Is it almost then yet ?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on December 30, 2010, 12:15:06 AM
I think my birthday's before your's, James.  :P


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on December 31, 2010, 01:07:47 AM
I watched the Cirque Du Soleil's DVD Quidam at a mate's house this evening. Unbe-feckin'-lievable. No wonder they poached NDV for drum duties. A stunning show.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 31, 2010, 10:57:47 AM
They were good at Summer's End, too...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3185/2862922427_302e47e06e.jpg)

Oh, hang on....


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on December 31, 2010, 04:28:45 PM
Now watching The Sound Of Music for the first time. Thought I'd better get it out of the way. ...It's a bit gay, isn't it?  :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: hoboslobo on December 31, 2010, 04:46:08 PM
Now watching The Sound Of Music for the first time. Thought I'd better get it out of the way. ...It's a bit gay, isn't it?  :D

Must be the uniforms.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on December 31, 2010, 05:10:06 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 31, 2010, 07:29:23 PM
I've been to a couple of "Singalonga the Sound of Music" showings. Great fun, and I even dressed up (as a nun) for the second one. The fancy dress winner at that one was the chap in a bright yellow leotard-thingy with long sleeves and legs who had come as "Ray, a drop of Golden Sun".


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: hoboslobo on December 31, 2010, 07:32:52 PM
The fancy dress winner at that one was the chap in a bright yellow leotard-thingy with long sleeves and legs who had come as "Ray, a drop of Golden Sun".

That is genius.  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on December 31, 2010, 09:01:38 PM
Watched Toy Story 3 with my kids.Brilliant! 8)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on December 31, 2010, 11:38:18 PM
Despicable Me.  Hogfather.  Big Bang Theory season 3.  all great fun!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 01, 2011, 01:01:24 AM
"Hootenanny!"  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on January 01, 2011, 01:14:00 AM
TV has been off all night listening to a twitter friends spotify playlist it has been fun


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 01, 2011, 02:13:45 AM
T'Pau and The Bangles, Mike?  ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: gr8gonzo on January 01, 2011, 03:02:02 AM
Tennant-era Who.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on January 01, 2011, 03:13:06 AM
T'Pau and The Bangles, Mike?  ;)

The Bangles yes T'Pau was a separate discussion that seems to have been ongoing for several days


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 02, 2011, 01:15:48 PM
Tennant-era Who.

Hmmm, were you watching my tv in Helsinki ?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on January 02, 2011, 03:04:15 PM
Series 1 and now 2 of La Plante's Trial & Retribution.
Circa 1997 TV drama....staggering how much smoking is going on.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on January 02, 2011, 03:22:58 PM
According to the news, Spain has banned smokers from television.  I don't know if that means that they've banned anyone who smokes from being on television or just the act of smoking. 


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on January 02, 2011, 06:03:37 PM
According to the news, Spain has banned smokers from television.  I don't know if that means that they've banned anyone who smokes from being on television or just the act of smoking. 
...or smokers aren't allowed to have television?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on January 02, 2011, 09:13:11 PM
Now there's a notion that would take some policing.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on January 02, 2011, 09:16:36 PM
I rather like the thought that smokers are not allowed on television.

"Tonight we are talking to a mass murderer, a child molester and a terrorist.  Our proposed interview with a smoker has had to be cancelled as smoking is no longer socially acceptable."


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on January 02, 2011, 09:20:24 PM
Robh wins the acidic but incredibly spot on comment of 2011 thus far.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 02, 2011, 09:24:08 PM
They could always have someone doing a voiceover of the comments from the smoker.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on January 04, 2011, 09:39:50 AM
Put through a vocoder.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on January 04, 2011, 12:55:17 PM
Enjoyed watching Imogen Heap's "making-of Ellipse" DVD.

Enjoyed Trial & Retribution 3 and 4 as well....at something over 3 hours each (with no breaks) one can burn time very effectively! :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on January 04, 2011, 01:20:48 PM
Enjoyed watching Imogen Heap's "making-of Ellipse" DVD.

I need to get that.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Leon on January 04, 2011, 09:58:12 PM
The Day Today - box set.  £10 in HMV - so, so good.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on January 04, 2011, 09:59:58 PM
telly soon  :)  Caprica 5 progs tonight to end it, V tonight - yay!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on January 04, 2011, 10:42:03 PM
Already seen the 5 caprica eps will watch V tomorrow :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on January 04, 2011, 11:47:29 PM
The Day Today - box set.  £10 in HMV - so, so good.

Oh yes. Can't go wrong with anything involving Chris Morris, Steve Coogan and Armando Iannucci.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 05, 2011, 12:55:33 AM
It was £8 last year, I swear it was. Price-jacking b*stards. They want £15 for the new Rolling Stones remasters. £16 for Unitopia's The Garden. Tossers.  >:(


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on January 05, 2011, 10:06:04 AM
Me and Simon were in FOPP and for some reason they wanted £30 for The Incredibles...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on January 05, 2011, 10:28:23 AM
That was HMV mate.  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on January 05, 2011, 10:42:46 AM
That was HMV mate.  :)

Oh you are correct. Fopp didn't have any.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on January 05, 2011, 11:57:41 AM
Oh dear Rob  :(


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on January 05, 2011, 12:12:54 PM
That was HMV mate.  :)

Oh you are correct. Fopp didn't have any.
Shopping at HMV may soon be a thing of the past.  They are closing 60 stores.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12117510 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12117510)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 05, 2011, 12:17:20 PM
That was HMV mate.  :)

Oh you are correct. Fopp didn't have any.
Shopping at HMV may soon be a thing of the past.  They are closing 60 stores.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12117510 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12117510)

Is that so they can fund the award winning High Voltage Festival ?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on January 05, 2011, 12:50:00 PM
Hope they don't shut them just yet as i got some vouchers for christmas but haven't used them yet


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on January 05, 2011, 01:02:22 PM
That was HMV mate.  :)

Oh you are correct. Fopp didn't have any.
Shopping at HMV may soon be a thing of the past.  They are closing 60 stores.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12117510 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12117510)

Is that so they can fund the award winning High Voltage Festival ?
Why not?  They could run over 20 HVFs to achieve the same loss as their pre-Christmas sales in their shops.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on January 05, 2011, 01:43:57 PM
Hope they don't shut them just yet as i got some vouchers for christmas but haven't used them yet
I'd get your skates on then mate.  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on January 05, 2011, 01:44:31 PM
so they'd be HMV positive?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 06, 2011, 11:30:38 AM
 :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on January 06, 2011, 02:41:19 PM
I just bought a shed load of CD's from there.

Well, not literally a shedload, but you know what I mean. I even swallowed hard and bought A Momentary Lapse Of Reason and Delicate Sound Of Thunder. For completenesses sake, obviously  ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 06, 2011, 02:44:55 PM
Yes, of course, Bert. Not that they're top quality records at all...  ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on January 06, 2011, 02:49:02 PM
Correct !  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 09, 2011, 03:05:56 PM
(http://images.starpulse.com/news/bloggers/684225/blog_images/family-guy.jpg)

We're going to do Jedi, aren't we.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 09, 2011, 08:01:09 PM
I went to see The King's Speech last night at the cinema. Excellent.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on January 09, 2011, 10:29:02 PM
As all my Facebook friends have probably noticed, I took Karin to the Wimbledon Theatre today to see her first pantomime- Peter Pan, with David Hasselhoff as Hook.

I don't think I need to say any more than that.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 09, 2011, 10:32:26 PM
Oh yes you do.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on January 10, 2011, 08:52:30 AM
A couple of cool short films shot on Canon 5Dmk2 and 7D cameras, I have a 7D which is why these were of interest to me, I have access to pretty much all the gear that was used to make Undercity,  3Minutes while not having much of a budget had some really talented people volunteer their time to make it and features some really cool Visual FX shots , it's got lightsabers in it ;D

Undercity (http://vimeo.com/18280328)

3 Minutes (http://vimeo.com/18612518)



Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on January 10, 2011, 10:38:00 AM
Fantastic Mike, I'll give this a look see tonight.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on January 10, 2011, 10:43:41 AM
Cool hopefully later today I will have permission to share a video I shot at a friends acoustic gig a while back,  I put together the video ages ago but haven't managed to show it to my friend yet but I'm off round her house after work with a copy so hopefully she'll like it and I can upload it


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 10, 2011, 11:51:47 AM
Just had my posting confirmation for the 8-disc "definitive" edition of The Green Wing. Not bad for £12.99

I do have to pick up on BSG though before I start - just the final season to go.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on January 10, 2011, 12:26:15 PM
Loved BSG.One of the best series ever


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Jim on January 10, 2011, 12:27:14 PM
Demetri Martin's Important Things


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on January 10, 2011, 12:40:20 PM
I love that guy.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Jim on January 10, 2011, 02:21:14 PM
I love that guy.

I think the best thing I ever saw him do was a graph showing the relationship between how hot a girl was and how long he was prepared to talk about her cat.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on January 10, 2011, 03:38:30 PM
Be you a man or a woman, I think we have all had a similar moments.  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on January 10, 2011, 04:15:34 PM
It's at about 4mins into this video: http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/62f250455c/demetri-martin-stand-up-presentation-from-demetri-martin


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on January 12, 2011, 05:45:54 PM
The Men Who Stare At Goats (on BBC iPlayer). A fekkin' brilliantly funny movie.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00xhf50/The_Men_Who_Stare_at_Goats/ (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00xhf50/The_Men_Who_Stare_at_Goats/)

(http://www.geeks.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/MWSAG.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 12, 2011, 06:04:31 PM
Oooh, might have to give that a viewing tonight. I read Jon Ronson's book upon which the movie is (rather loosely) based, which is real "you couldn't make it up" stuff.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on January 12, 2011, 07:03:08 PM
Just watched 'Four Lions' - the Chris Morris film about a group of inept terrorists.

Don't think it was *quite* as funny as I anticipated, but I did enjoy it, glad I saw it.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 12, 2011, 10:28:58 PM
Four Lions is one of those films that can be very dangerous. I thought it was hilarious, myself. "I'll take this knife and I'll... run you over with my tractor!"  :D

I saw The King's Speech this evening with the family. An immense film. I heartily recommend it to everyone. Brilliant.

And in about twenty minutes, I'm finally going to watch Thank You For Smoking on Film 4. I've been wanting to see it ever since it came out.  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on January 12, 2011, 10:56:32 PM
Four Lions is one of those films that can be very dangerous. I thought it was hilarious, myself. "I'll take this knife and I'll... run you over with my tractor!"  :D

I saw The King's Speech this evening with the family. An immense film. I heartily recommend it to everyone. Brilliant.

And in about twenty minutes, I'm finally going to watch Thank You For Smoking on Film 4. I've been wanting to see it ever since it came out.  :)

I think, like a lot of Chris Morris' stuff, it'll benefit from more viewings- every line normally has something to laugh at or be repelled by so it's easy to miss things. Plus I was watching a dodgy download with slightly crap sound so will definitely buy the Bluray now.

The Kings Speech is next on our Orange Wednesday list!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Jim on January 13, 2011, 06:53:15 AM
The Men Who Stare At Goats (on BBC iPlayer). A fekkin' brilliantly funny movie.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00xhf50/The_Men_Who_Stare_at_Goats/ (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00xhf50/The_Men_Who_Stare_at_Goats/)

(http://www.geeks.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/MWSAG.jpg)

I mentioned this movie about a year ago and it got no response whatsoever from fellow 'tankers. I laughed so hard at this film I thought I might stop breathing. Meanwhile Monika and a host of our friends kinda went "meh" and couldn't understand why I thought it was so hilarious.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Jim on January 13, 2011, 07:00:25 AM
Oh. And I actually came here to say I'm now watching "Alias" for the first time ever but 2 episodes in I still haven't quite decided if it's great, good, alright, ok or hmnnn. Y'see... Jennifer Garner's character broke into some military facility at night and got herself all kitted out in black... Black wooly hat? Check. Black trousers and boots? Check. Black gloves? Check? Black sweater? Check. Making sure that my bright red hair is sticking out of the wooly hat and ensuring that the sweater is short so it shows off my rockin' abs and half my back, instantly defeating the object of the "getting black-suited up"? Check. Genius or idiocy. Not sure yet.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on January 13, 2011, 11:08:19 AM
The Men Who Stare At Goats (on BBC iPlayer). A fekkin' brilliantly funny movie.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00xhf50/The_Men_Who_Stare_at_Goats/ (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00xhf50/The_Men_Who_Stare_at_Goats/)

(http://www.geeks.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/MWSAG.jpg)

I mentioned this movie about a year ago and it got no response whatsoever from fellow 'tankers. I laughed so hard at this film I thought I might stop breathing. Meanwhile Monika and a host of our friends kinda went "meh" and couldn't understand why I thought it was so hilarious.
Your taste is spot on sir.  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 13, 2011, 04:37:29 PM
I went to see Little Fockers today. Basically two hours of people going "Hee hee, Focker sounds like f*cker". Meh.

At least I got to see Robert De Niro in a colourful ball pool.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 13, 2011, 04:38:15 PM
OMG I never realised that was why they were using the name Focker.  Now that's clever.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on January 13, 2011, 06:28:11 PM
Such wit.  Such panache.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Jim on January 13, 2011, 07:24:55 PM
Oh. And I actually came here to say I'm now watching "Alias" for the first time ever but 2 episodes in I still haven't quite decided if it's great, good, alright, ok or hmnnn. Y'see... Jennifer Garner's character broke into some military facility at night and got herself all kitted out in black... Black wooly hat? Check. Black trousers and boots? Check. Black gloves? Check? Black sweater? Check. Making sure that my bright red hair is sticking out of the wooly hat and ensuring that the sweater is short so it shows off my rockin' abs and half my back, instantly defeating the object of the "getting black-suited up"? Check. Genius or idiocy. Not sure yet.

So I got to episode 4 of Season 1 and concluded that Alias is utter sh1te. That's nearly 4 hours of my life I'm not getting back. Pfeh.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 13, 2011, 07:34:55 PM
Did you buy it ?  You can get some of it back on eBay  :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 13, 2011, 07:38:59 PM
That's if anyone else actually wants it.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 13, 2011, 08:15:51 PM
Clearly some fools think they do, until they realise they don't  :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on January 13, 2011, 08:43:59 PM
I thought Alias was supposed to be good? I thought JJ Abrams was some kind of genius...  ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 13, 2011, 09:01:20 PM
Oh, don't get me started...  ::)

Human Planet had some interesting and original subtitles. Can you tell I wasn't paying attention?  :D  I'm concentrating on remixing...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on January 13, 2011, 10:13:56 PM
Oh. And I actually came here to say I'm now watching "Alias" for the first time ever but 2 episodes in I still haven't quite decided if it's great, good, alright, ok or hmnnn. Y'see... Jennifer Garner's character broke into some military facility at night and got herself all kitted out in black... Black wooly hat? Check. Black trousers and boots? Check. Black gloves? Check? Black sweater? Check. Making sure that my bright red hair is sticking out of the wooly hat and ensuring that the sweater is short so it shows off my rockin' abs and half my back, instantly defeating the object of the "getting black-suited up"? Check. Genius or idiocy. Not sure yet.

So I got to episode 4 of Season 1 and concluded that Alias is utter sh1te. That's nearly 4 hours of my life I'm not getting back. Pfeh.

A girl in work always used to refer to Alias as Smellyarse, I'm not sure if it was because she thought it was sh1te or she's just jealous of Jennier Garner :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on January 13, 2011, 11:08:51 PM
Oh. And I actually came here to say I'm now watching "Alias" for the first time ever but 2 episodes in I still haven't quite decided if it's great, good, alright, ok or hmnnn. Y'see... Jennifer Garner's character broke into some military facility at night and got herself all kitted out in black... Black wooly hat? Check. Black trousers and boots? Check. Black gloves? Check? Black sweater? Check. Making sure that my bright red hair is sticking out of the wooly hat and ensuring that the sweater is short so it shows off my rockin' abs and half my back, instantly defeating the object of the "getting black-suited up"? Check. Genius or idiocy. Not sure yet.

So I got to episode 4 of Season 1 and concluded that Alias is utter sh1te. That's nearly 4 hours of my life I'm not getting back. Pfeh.
The same happened to me with Prison Break. Holy crap, that is a pile of rancid dogs ankles.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on January 13, 2011, 11:17:35 PM

The same happened to me with Prison Break. Holy crap, that is a pile of rancid dogs ankles.

Ah, no way! Season 1 of Prison Break was brilliant, gripping TV. Shame about the rest of it, mind you!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Jim on January 14, 2011, 08:13:46 AM
Oh. And I actually came here to say I'm now watching "Alias" for the first time ever but 2 episodes in I still haven't quite decided if it's great, good, alright, ok or hmnnn. Y'see... Jennifer Garner's character broke into some military facility at night and got herself all kitted out in black... Black wooly hat? Check. Black trousers and boots? Check. Black gloves? Check? Black sweater? Check. Making sure that my bright red hair is sticking out of the wooly hat and ensuring that the sweater is short so it shows off my rockin' abs and half my back, instantly defeating the object of the "getting black-suited up"? Check. Genius or idiocy. Not sure yet.

So I got to episode 4 of Season 1 and concluded that Alias is utter sh1te. That's nearly 4 hours of my life I'm not getting back. Pfeh.

A girl in work always used to refer to Alias as Smellyarse, I'm not sure if it was because she thought it was sh1te or she's just jealous of Jennier Garner :D

Who knows? But "Smellyarse" is as good a description of it as I could think of. I have few objections to formula TV if the content is good or the acting pulls the show up by it's bootstraps but Ally-arse is simply... arse...

Quick recap of the synopsis: "I, Jennifer Garner, am a full-time post-grad student and I was recruited by the CIA 7 years ago but then I found out that I'd been recruited by a rogue agency who had killed by boyfriend after I told him I was a spy so I told the real CIA and now I work for them but as a double agent still working for the old agency called SD-6 at the same time and there's another double agent who happens to be my father but we don't get on so that makes for some gripping human-interest angle but the storyline doesn't quite make it clear if he's a double agent for SD-6 or the real CIA and so every week I have to juggle my studies with being sent on precarious missions that always involve me having a choreographed punch up with one villan who at first seems invincible but is always ultimately floored by one lame kick to the chest after which I steal the thing I was sent to steal but before I can get it back to the nasty people at SD-6 it's either swiped from me by an agent of yet another rogue agency or it turns out that the thing I was stealing is actually some strange device that appears to be some form of future tech but was in fact designed by a Renaissance artist no one's ever heard of, during all of which there's just enough time to tend to my best friend who's husband appears to be cheating on her, get tangled up in some love triste with my best male friend who's a journalist and who, without my knowledge is investigating the circumstances surrounding my dead boyfriend's death AND try to patch things up with my father while not quite sure if he and SD-6 had a hand in the accidental death of my late mother.

Pants. With gaping, glaring holes in the plot, the story arc and not least of all the acting which is so wooden as to make the inclusion of a prosthetic limb somewhere in each episode akin to shoe-horning Sir Lawrence Olivier into Eastenders.

Utter, utter arse-gravy.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on January 14, 2011, 10:03:49 AM
wait - didn't her mother turn up alive later on?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Jim on January 14, 2011, 10:09:52 AM
wait - didn't her mother turn up alive later on?

I don't know - I'm not going to watch any more so I'm never going to get far enough to find out.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on January 14, 2011, 10:13:29 AM
That's fair. I found this out through watching one random episode several years ago. The only thing I can say is that it's 1000000000 times better than Mutant X.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on January 14, 2011, 12:06:49 PM

The same happened to me with Prison Break. Holy crap, that is a pile of rancid dogs ankles.

Ah, no way! Season 1 of Prison Break was brilliant, gripping TV. Shame about the rest of it, mind you!
I liked the first six to eight episodes but felt like after that, someone said, 'Hey we could really string this one out'. In addition in those early episodes, he was built up as a genius mastermind but by the end, he was reduced to including half the prison in the breakout.

The Presidential angle felt even more contrived than the Prison sequences. At least there was a good reason for the plans within plans angle behind bars but  if they thought they were trying to draw a comparison between the two storylines, they ended up destroying what remained of my suspension of belief as one person after another turned out to be in the employ of the bad guys.

The saddest part of it all was that once you understood where the beats were landing in the plot, you could see 90% of it coming.

I’ll be honest though, had I not been watching The Wire simultaneously to Prison Break, I might have enjoyed it more but the former was constantly out-acting and out-writing the later at every turn so it was always going to be a one horse race.

I’m glad you enjoyed it though sir. For me, it just raised the hackles on my back.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Jim on January 14, 2011, 01:00:01 PM
Never mind - there's always Season 3 of Sons of Anarchy to look forward to!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on January 14, 2011, 01:18:49 PM
Now you are talking sir!  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on January 14, 2011, 02:21:23 PM
I've seen some discussion elsewhere about Sons Of Anarchy & the Belfast bit.
Felt by locals not to be very authentic but i haven't seen it to comment


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on January 14, 2011, 02:43:49 PM
It truth, I don't believe there's much out there in TV land that is truly authentic. Speaking personally, the classic case for that is the film Take It Or Leave It (the Madness Biopic brilliantly acted by the members of the band). It is a really good and funny film with what must be one of the most authentic skinhead fight scenes I've seen but later in the movie, the band have to travel from the then Dingwalls venue at The Camden Lock to The Edinburgh Castle which is just up the road and to the left, yet in in their mad drive between venues, they manage to somehow pass Buckingham Palace!  :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 14, 2011, 02:51:52 PM
So they took the scenic route... ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 14, 2011, 03:37:19 PM
You know you have to get out more when you realise you've seen this episode of The Champions on ITV4 before...  :-\


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 14, 2011, 03:39:38 PM
This weekend involves watching Inception and Toy Story 3, though not necessarily in that order.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 14, 2011, 03:53:40 PM
Both excellent films.  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on January 14, 2011, 04:32:08 PM
Both excellent films.  :)

agreed.  over the long run, I'd say TS3 is the better of the two.

loved Inception, but it didn't hit me and stick with me the way, say A Beautiful Mind did.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on January 14, 2011, 04:55:47 PM
Constantine

I was expecting this to be rubbish but actually it's not. I won't say it's fantastic but it's not bad at all. A nice little bit after the end credits too.

(http://www.zonadvd.com/imagenes/noticias/2005_06_warner/constantine_frontal.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Jim on January 14, 2011, 05:48:22 PM
Both excellent films.  :)

agreed.  over the long run, I'd say TS3 is the better of the two.

loved Inception, but it didn't hit me and stick with me the way, say A Beautiful Mind did.

Inception made my brain go wowzers! Astonishing film and absolutely as gripping, amazing and cool as I thought it would be.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Jim on January 14, 2011, 05:54:09 PM
I've seen some discussion elsewhere about Sons Of Anarchy & the Belfast bit.
Felt by locals not to be very authentic but i haven't seen it to comment

I'm not from Belfast and even I can tell you that those bits were not exactly bursting at the seams with authenticity. The biggest problem I see is that Hollywood (and the US TV industry) don't research their stuff properly and often make do with American actors who really can't "do" accents from outside the US. Sure, there are exceptions (Natalie Portman and Gwyneth Paltroon) but anyone remember the guy who played Daphne Moon's brother in Fraser? Christ on a bike! Same has been true of SOA with their IRA connection episodes... trawl LA for someone who can mumble "Jaysus, b'gorrah and top o' the mornin' to yer" into a pint of Guinness and they're in.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 14, 2011, 06:07:13 PM
...anyone remember the guy who played Daphne Moon's brother in Fraser?

Oh God, yes. Her family's from Manchester, so we'll get someone to do a cockney accent...  ::)  At least they made up for it by getting in Brian Cox, Richard E. Grant and Robbie Coltrane for other family members.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on January 14, 2011, 06:14:28 PM
Karin just went on a DVD buying spree so now we have the complete DVD boxsets of "A Bit of Fry and Laurie", "Jeeves and Wooster", "Blackadder", and the Blu-ray of "Stephen Fry in America" to watch.

I'm starting to think there's a pattern in her viewing, not sure I can find it though...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on January 14, 2011, 06:59:23 PM
V was great again.



Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on January 14, 2011, 07:29:47 PM
Both excellent films.  :)

agreed.  over the long run, I'd say TS3 is the better of the two.

loved Inception, but it didn't hit me and stick with me the way, say A Beautiful Mind did.

Inception made my brain go wowzers! Astonishing film and absolutely as gripping, amazing and cool as I thought it would be.

it did mine, too!  but that feeling didn't sustain itself.  after I saw A Beautiful Mind, my brain was scrambled for days; ideas and thoughts and images constantly making me stop and think.  I thought Inception would have the same effect, because I was so blown away by it, but it didn't.  disappointing that, actually.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on January 14, 2011, 08:24:14 PM
Karin just went on a DVD buying spree so now we have the complete DVD boxsets of "A Bit of Fry and Laurie", "Jeeves and Wooster", "Blackadder", and the Blu-ray of "Stephen Fry in America" to watch.

I'm starting to think there's a pattern in her viewing, not sure I can find it though...
;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 14, 2011, 09:29:00 PM
I'm watching The Godmother Of Rock And Roll: Sister Rossetta Tharpe on BBC4. I love these sort of popular music history programmes.

Can't wait for the Thin Lizzy documentary that's on next week...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 15, 2011, 12:49:25 AM
Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince on dvd.

Oh, that was a dreadful film.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Jim on January 15, 2011, 10:27:19 PM
Just watched "Kick Ass" and just loved it to pieces. It has everything you would want from a teen movie, comic book superhero movie and an ultra-violent, extra profanity, potty mouth movie. Brilliant. Just... Brilliant. I grinned all the way through it and some of the action scenes left me slack jawed!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 16, 2011, 12:26:50 AM
Watching a Baltimore meltdown in their game against Pitsburgh - but this could still go either way with 6 minutes left in the 4th Quarter...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on January 16, 2011, 12:28:49 AM
and here was me thinking this place would be safe of spoilers of the games that I won't be able to watch till tomorrow when I download them as I don't have sky sports ::)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 16, 2011, 12:31:10 AM
Oops - sorry  :-[

No more American Football talk then.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on January 16, 2011, 12:55:29 AM
You may carry on if you wish I shall be avoiding the internet all day tomorrow until I've watched both of tonight's games


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 16, 2011, 12:58:57 AM
No, not at all - but I would be interested to know where you download the games, and if that is free and legal  ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 16, 2011, 10:04:05 AM
No, not at all - but I would be interested to know where you download the games, and if that is free and legal  ;)
You're expecting both at the same time?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 16, 2011, 10:06:49 AM
Yes, or I won't bother.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on January 16, 2011, 11:19:24 AM
A video recorder and SkySports would be sufficient.  And what's more, you could fast forward through all the ads and waffly buts, cutting a 6 hour program down to about 3.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 16, 2011, 12:36:12 PM
...so just like he does with TEP, then ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 16, 2011, 02:17:44 PM
3 minutes  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 16, 2011, 03:35:42 PM
...just that Agents of Mercy song, then, James...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 16, 2011, 03:46:15 PM
Theirs always feel like 3 hours...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 16, 2011, 03:50:47 PM
...value for money...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 16, 2011, 03:53:14 PM
Does it come free then ?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 16, 2011, 04:00:04 PM
Depends if you buy it or nick it.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Trace on January 16, 2011, 06:07:41 PM
Amsterdamned - a pleasant little film from 1988, about a killer hiding in the canals. Perfect Sunday teatime viewing. You even get a choice of soundtrack, either Dutch, or dubbed English.
It took me ages to find a legal DVD version.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on January 16, 2011, 08:06:23 PM
Last night I went to see 127 Hours, which was surprisingly good. Especially considering that you basically know the entire plot before you go in. Managed to keep us all entertained and guessing for the duration!

And today, we've watched 2 episodes of Mythbusters - including a very interesting one about the Hindenburg tragedy, and a Wallander film (Swedish version, of course...)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on January 16, 2011, 09:54:07 PM
No, not at all - but I would be interested to know where you download the games, and if that is free and legal  ;)

Free- depends on if you want to get a premium account to one of the file hosting sites where the games are hosted

Legal- Hell no  :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on January 16, 2011, 10:25:51 PM
And today, we've watched 2 episodes of Mythbusters - including a very interesting one about the Hindenburg tragedy...
Ooh that sounds interesting, tell me more sir. I love stories about the Hindenburg. As you say, it's a very tragic tale but incredibly compelling too.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: hoboslobo on January 16, 2011, 10:45:22 PM
True Blood.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on January 16, 2011, 11:23:31 PM
And today, we've watched 2 episodes of Mythbusters - including a very interesting one about the Hindenburg tragedy...
Ooh that sounds interesting, tell me more sir. I love stories about the Hindenburg. As you say, it's a very tragic tale but incredibly compelling too.
(http://www.rogergrow.com/image/hugemanatee.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on January 16, 2011, 11:36:15 PM
ahahahahahahahaha


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 18, 2011, 08:35:45 PM
The Classic Albums 2112 and Moving Pictures DVD. Excellent stuff, but I did expect that, it being a CA DVD and all. I do wish they hadn't overdubbed some shots of the three of them recreating bits of songs on their own with the original track, though. Sort of defeats the point a wee bit. Apart from that, it's a great watch.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on January 18, 2011, 09:43:41 PM
It's a really interesting and entertaining DVD to be sure.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 19, 2011, 09:35:06 AM
I'm really enjoying watching the Britain by Rail programmes on BBC2 at 6.30. Who knows that Michael Portillo could be so engaging, but he clearly loves his subject, and his narration is both knowledgable and enthusiastic.

It is this programme that decided on the venue for our Easter break - we're going to Norfolk to eat crabs at Cromer and hopefully get a boat for a day on the fens.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 19, 2011, 10:00:19 AM
Portillo is another one of those people who got much better once he gave up active politics. He's a pretty good TV presenter - a while ago he did a very thought-provoking piece on the death penalty, where he demonstrated that he's willing for his long-held views to be questioned, and to consider changing them if the evidence is there.

Still a bloody Tory, though....;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 19, 2011, 10:46:51 AM
I must admit when he was in the North East earlier this week and was bemoaning the decline of the coal industry I did crack and shout at the telly "It was your f***ing lot that killed it"


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 19, 2011, 10:55:49 AM
Absolutely. There are some things that he and his like can never be forgiven for. Portillo was very much a Thatcher acolyte.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on January 19, 2011, 11:07:03 AM
Comrades, comrades, let us address this issue in full at the up and coming bi-monthly comittiee meeting. I will add it to the workers agenda.  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 19, 2011, 11:39:11 AM
Up the workers!  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 19, 2011, 11:44:26 AM
That's me out of the picture, then.

;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on January 19, 2011, 12:16:22 PM
Up the workers' what?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Trace on January 19, 2011, 12:56:20 PM
It's better not to ask.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 19, 2011, 02:26:00 PM
Portillo is another one of those people who got much better once he gave up active politics. He's a pretty good TV presenter - a while ago he did a very thought-provoking piece on the death penalty, where he demonstrated that he's willing for his long-held views to be questioned, and to consider changing them if the evidence is there.

Still a bloody Tory, though....;D

Ah, good old "Portaloo"...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on January 20, 2011, 09:34:08 AM
Couldn't escape if I wanted to?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 20, 2011, 01:11:46 PM
Been stuck in there now since quarter-to...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 20, 2011, 02:01:30 PM
Oh dear what can the matter be
Three old ladies stuck in the lavatory
They were there from Sunday to Saturday
Nobody knew they were there.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on January 20, 2011, 02:06:26 PM
Carry On At Your Convenience?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 20, 2011, 10:54:26 PM
I've been told Carry On Cleo's better.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 20, 2011, 11:00:20 PM
"Oooh, I don't know about that !"
(http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/uncyclopedia/images/thumb/3/32/KennethWilliams.jpg/300px-KennethWilliams.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 20, 2011, 11:12:58 PM
10 O' Clock Live was good fun. Mitchell and Brooker are always good value.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on January 21, 2011, 08:25:42 AM
10 O' Clock Live was good fun. Mitchell and Brooker are always good value.

Absolutely- they seemed to reprise their Soapbox / Newswipe acts very well indeed.

I love Jimmy Carr as a standup but I'm not sure that topical jokes are his forte, and leading off the show with a whole load of them maybe wasn't the best idea... If they're going to start the show with a kind of news recap, I'd have had Charlie Brooker do it.

Not exactly sure why Lauren Laverne was there, all she seemed to do was host the round table discussions (badly) and appear in one (unfunny) sketch...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 21, 2011, 09:12:08 AM
Not exactly sure why Lauren Laverne was there
I've often wondered what Lauren Laverne is actually for...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on January 21, 2011, 09:35:41 AM
I didn't recognise her from the poster. Possibly because I've never heard of her before.

And to answer your question - well, modesty forbids to give what I think is the true answer...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 21, 2011, 11:33:43 AM
You too, huh. ;D I've been quietly finding her alluring for a while on The Culture Show on BBC2.

One show in I quite like the format - Brooker and Mitchell get to do a rant each, and they get reasonably heavyweight guests in - though you can never judge a show like this on its first episode, as a first episode it was OK.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 21, 2011, 11:56:42 AM
She's a Geordie girl - I keep imaging her walking around Newcastle city centre with her arms folded having shouted conversations with her mates. I've come close to being beaten up by such folk on many occasions...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on January 21, 2011, 12:33:44 PM
jury out for me too - if it was just Charlie Brooker and David Mitchell it would have been great - I think fewer ideas with longer to explore would help


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 21, 2011, 12:46:31 PM
Jimmy Carr is Channel 4's comedy man, so he had to be included. Laverne needs to find a purpose outside of being 'the female host'. I got what they were trying to do with her sketch, but it just didn't work. As the show finds its feet, I reckon all the elements will grow in confidence and the material and format will get stronger.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 21, 2011, 12:57:21 PM
I think I must be deviant - the only context in which I'd willingly watch Jimmy Carr is a programme featuring his public execution.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 21, 2011, 01:01:47 PM
The poster I saw for the show on the Tube yesterday was scary. The look on giant Charlie Brooker's face made me feel he was going to reach out of the wall and strangle me.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 21, 2011, 01:08:10 PM
Jesus, Jamie Oliver is a knob. He's currently farting about with sausages on some telly programme we're watching while eating bacon sandwiches. What he's making is, essentially, sausages, bubble & squeak and onion gravy, but he's being such an arse about it.

He's another one who should be rubbed out.

Oh, he's pratting about with watercress now...and he's 'building the dish', which is the sort of nonsense that Gary Rhodes is rightly pilloried for.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 21, 2011, 01:08:23 PM
I think I must be deviant

Yes, but not for the reasons you think  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 21, 2011, 01:13:21 PM
I think I must be deviant

Yes, but not for the reasons you think  ;D
Have you been talking to the missus, UB? ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on January 21, 2011, 01:33:14 PM
He's another one who should be rubbed out.

this is a rough place.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 21, 2011, 01:46:17 PM
There's no room for weak and despicable ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 21, 2011, 01:49:12 PM
I think I must be deviant

Yes, but not for the reasons you think  ;D
Have you been talking to the missus, UB? ;)

 :o I hope you mean YOUR missus  :o

 ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on January 21, 2011, 01:49:30 PM
I think Jimmy Carr is well over rated, I could tolerate him if he didn't have that annoying "laugh"


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 21, 2011, 01:53:34 PM
:o I hope you mean YOUR missus  :o

 ;D
For exactly the same reasons, I hope I don't!

Er...I'll get me coat...;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on January 21, 2011, 02:16:11 PM
I think The 10'Oclock show would have benefitted with a slightly less hyped (but typical for C4) ad campaign. All it did was to raise expectations beyond reasonable levels. Here's hoping it can survive the first six weeks and find a propper rhythm of it's own before some TV exec get's cold feet after looking at focus group stats and closes it all down. I've seen Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip.  ::)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 21, 2011, 02:33:36 PM
Radio Times says the series is going to run for fifteen shows. That's a very long time in TV land.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 23, 2011, 12:57:37 AM
Withnail And I on Channel 4. My favourite British comedy film alongside In The Loop. It's making me smile a lot. Every line's a golden quote.

"He'd probably tell you what he was going to do before he did it... 'I'm going to pull off your head, because I don't like your head.'"


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on January 23, 2011, 01:37:01 PM
watching Alter Bridge - Live From Amsterdam DVD


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 23, 2011, 04:49:08 PM
I think Jimmy Carr is well over rated, I could tolerate him if he didn't have that annoying "laugh"

He's just a bit too smug for me. Sometimes very funny, but it's too often a cruel humour. Give me Bill Bailey any day.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 24, 2011, 08:05:54 PM
The first series of Red Dwarf - Spoffo had it as a birthday pressie. The last time I saw this was when it went to air for the first time God knows how many years ago.

It's fun - and Huw is helpless with laughter.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 24, 2011, 08:41:43 PM
1987 was when it first aired, I believe.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 24, 2011, 09:01:56 PM
That sounds about right. I remember watching it at the first place Yvette and I lived in together, a damp, dingy house in South Tottenham. I quite liked the programme, and Y. didn't. That much, at least, hasn't changed ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Trace on January 24, 2011, 09:42:23 PM
I normally found one amusing joke per episode of Red Dwarf, but after a while I couldn't be bothered to wait for it and gave up watching. I was probably having one of my miserable decades.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 24, 2011, 10:09:02 PM
"Step up to red alert."

"Sir, are you absolutely sure? It would mean changing the bulb."

 ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 24, 2011, 10:11:38 PM
That's an episode you've saved Trace from having to watch all the way through  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on January 24, 2011, 11:34:05 PM
Karin and I just watched "No Country for Old Men" which had one of the strangest endings I think I've seen. Just completely random. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and assume that it just went way over my head, rather than being bollocks.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on January 25, 2011, 11:15:50 AM
I had the same experience sir. Having never read the book, I'm not sure how faithful it is to the original narrative but you have to remember that it's the Coen Brothers doing what they do. It started out like something you'd expect to see from Quentin Tarantino, bleak but very well thought out set pieces and then sort of changed into something altogether more reflective at the end.

Maybe it reads better than it does on the screen but on the plus side, Javier Bardem who played the hitman is simultaneously disturbing and compelling throughout I think. An excellent performance from him.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on January 25, 2011, 11:37:00 AM
Withnail And I on Channel 4. My favourite British comedy film alongside In The Loop. It's making me smile a lot. Every line's a golden quote.

"He'd probably tell you what he was going to do before he did it... 'I'm going to pull off your head, because I don't like your head.'"

I was very surprised to find that the drummer of Godsticks (whose name eluuuudes me at the moment) had memorised the entire script of Withnail.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on January 25, 2011, 11:59:19 AM


Maybe it reads better than it does on the screen but on the plus side, Javier Bardem who played the hitman is simultaneously disturbing and compelling throughout I think. An excellent performance from him.

Oh, absolutely. How he manages to be so scary without really doing anything very much is a marvel. That scene where he confuses the hell out of the gas station attendant is legendary.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 25, 2011, 12:47:53 PM
I love No Country, but then I love the Coen Brothers. If you thought the ending to that was odd, then you've got to see A Serious Man (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1019452/).

"Don't put it in your pocket, sir. Don't put it in your pocket. It's your lucky quarter."

"Where do you want me to put it?"

"Anywhere not in your pocket. Where it'll get mixed in with the others and become just a coin. Which it is."


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 25, 2011, 12:49:25 PM
Withnail And I on Channel 4. My favourite British comedy film alongside In The Loop. It's making me smile a lot. Every line's a golden quote.

"He'd probably tell you what he was going to do before he did it... 'I'm going to pull off your head, because I don't like your head.'"

I was very surprised to find that the drummer of Godsticks (whose name eluuuudes me at the moment) had memorised the entire script of Withnail.

I'd love to know it all off by heart. I'm sure my brother has managed to memorise most of it. He probably has the whole of The Usual Suspects script memorised, too.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 25, 2011, 01:01:21 PM
In my student film I had the actor who plays the policeman who stops the car on their way back from the weekend in the country.

On the last night of filming after waiting all week we made him shout "Get in the back of the van"

Shame the film turned out to be utter utter sh*te. Bit of a waste of a postgrad year - should have spent the money on living expenses while being a runner in a production house - I might have ended up being a film/tv editor, which would be my dream job.

ah well.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on January 25, 2011, 01:25:46 PM


I'd love to know it all off by heart. I'm sure my brother has managed to memorise most of it. He probably has the whole of The Usual Suspects script memorised, too.

I have the entire of 'I'm Alan Partridge' memorised - not a very useful life skill but it can be entertaining at times.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 25, 2011, 01:28:09 PM
Back of the net.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on January 25, 2011, 01:37:01 PM
I love No Country, but then I love the Coen Brothers. If you thought the ending to that was odd, then you've got to see A Serious Man (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1019452/).

"Don't put it in your pocket, sir. Don't put it in your pocket. It's your lucky quarter."

"Where do you want me to put it?"

"Anywhere not in your pocket. Where it'll get mixed in with the others and become just a coin. Which it is."
Yes that was a brilliant exchange and it disturbed the living p*ss out of me.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on January 25, 2011, 01:42:10 PM
Shame the film turned out to be utter utter sh*te. Bit of a waste of a postgrad year - should have spent the money on living expenses while being a runner in a production house - I might have ended up being a film/tv editor, which would be my dream job.

ah well.
I have no doubts that you would have been a fantastic film editor sir.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on January 25, 2011, 02:10:50 PM
Back of the net.

Spiceworld!

Etc...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 26, 2011, 06:48:53 PM
Yes - Union Live

(http://www.yesuniondvd.com/images/yes_dvd_300.jpg)

Great fun...Awaken is a song I could listen to over and over. In fact, I do. Having eight people on stage sounds great. It brings back memories of one of my favouritist gigs ever.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 26, 2011, 07:15:21 PM
Just watched the first episode of How TV Ruined Your Life on the iPlayer. Brooker gives us gold, once again.  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 26, 2011, 08:56:23 PM
The Princess Bride now, for the first time. It's rather good.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on January 26, 2011, 09:42:15 PM
Rob recommended that one to me.  I watched it with Sara about a year ago - very good indeed.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on January 26, 2011, 10:35:40 PM
I love that film. I think it was the one they made either immediately before or after Spinal Tap.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 26, 2011, 11:12:06 PM
My parents do watch some utter rubbish.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on January 27, 2011, 01:14:07 PM
Went to see "The King's Speech" yesterday.
We took a day off work, used Orange Wednesdays so it was £3 each and watched it at 11:10 so we were about the youngest people there!
It is a very good film indeed. :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 27, 2011, 01:41:21 PM
I've just watched Pride and Prejudice - the BBC series first broadcast in 1995. A colleague lent me the DVDs. I didn't see it first time round as I was in the throes of early motherhood. I really enjoyed it - I only meant to watch one episode last night but somehow found myself watching the last 3.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on January 27, 2011, 02:42:02 PM
Went to see "The King's Speech" yesterday.
We took a day off work, used Orange Wednesdays so it was £3 each and watched it at 11:10 so we were about the youngest people there!
It is a very good film indeed. :)

We also saw that last night on an Orange 2 for 1, only we paid £6 each...  ;)  Damn London prices...

Enjoyed it a lot more than I thought!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on January 27, 2011, 07:30:09 PM
I paid £12 - flaming South London prices!

Today though I went to see Black Swan in the daytime and it was a much more reasonable £7


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on January 27, 2011, 11:37:27 PM
Grrr. I wanted to see both of those but I have been ill. And still am in fact.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 28, 2011, 01:29:37 PM
Awww - get well soon Rob

I've been watching the second episode of 10 O'Clock Live. Still not sure what Lauren Laverne is for, but I think it was slightly more coherent this time. Mitchell is not a great interviewer, and pretty much let Alistair Campbell off the hook, but he did allow that red-fsaced "professor" twunt to hang himself with his own rope in the round table discussion.

I must stop expecting the team to ask the questions I want to ask, because they are aiming at a wider demographic than me.

Overall I think I will definitely stick with it. It's worth it for moments such as Jimmy Carr suggesting decommissioning the Nimrod fleet by flying them into Saudi buildings, as well as listening to Brooker and Mitchell do TV versions of their excellent newspaper columns.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: hoboslobo on January 28, 2011, 01:45:54 PM
Grrr. I wanted to see both of those but I have been ill. And still am in fact.

The rumour in the office is that Tinyfish's success in the recent CRPP polls and the following celebrations are the real reason for Rob's absence from the office. And I should know as I started the rumour.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 28, 2011, 01:53:57 PM
He's too good to be doing normal work now.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on January 28, 2011, 01:59:20 PM
Awww - get well soon Rob

I've been watching the second episode of 10 O'Clock Live. Still not sure what Lauren Laverne is for, but I think it was slightly more coherent this time. Mitchell is not a great interviewer, and pretty much let Alistair Campbell off the hook, but he did allow that red-fsaced "professor" twunt to hang himself with his own rope in the round table discussion.

I must stop expecting the team to ask the questions I want to ask, because they are aiming at a wider demographic than me.

Overall I think I will definitely stick with it. It's worth it for moments such as Jimmy Carr suggesting decommissioning the Nimrod fleet by flying them into Saudi buildings, as well as listening to Brooker and Mitchell do TV versions of their excellent newspaper columns.

I think I agree overall. Mitchell's interviews are a slightly uncomfortable mix of proper interviewing and comedy (with swearing for maximum bizarre-rating!), Paxman he is not but I think he'll grow into this bit of the show...

There should probably be more Charlie Brooker and slightly less Jimmy Carr, in my opinion. I like Jiimmy Carr's stand up, as I have said several times, but some of his news jokes at the top of the show were a bit lame.

This also may just be me, but I can't help but feel nervous for them all... Especially last week, they made it really obvious they were bricking it, so I couldn't just sit back and relax and watch without wondering if someone would fluff their lines or fall apart.

This week it was less of an issue, so I reckon by 3 or 4 shows in it'll be nailed and turn into the programme we all want it to be.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on January 28, 2011, 02:12:24 PM
they did seem more relaxed yesterday - I will probably watch future episodes if I have nothing better to do but I won't be bothered if I miss it


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 28, 2011, 10:38:41 PM
Excellent documentary on Mark Knopfler on BBC4 this evening, other than the fact that they completely ignored Love Over Gold, which I think is by far the best Dire Straits album.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 28, 2011, 11:30:48 PM
Excellent documentary on Mark Knopfler on BBC4 this evening, other than the fact that they completely ignored Love Over Gold, which I think is by far the best Dire Straits album.

I noticed the same thing and was similarly disappointed, but not much as it was a great programme. Although, I did miss the last fifteen-or-so minutes due to feeling inspired and picking up my own Fender Strat. Got some good ideas and sounds from it, so thanks Mark for the inspiration.  :)

I've now got the Manic Street Preachers on via the BBC's red button service thing. I love the Manics, but the BBC can't do live Rock gigs for the life of them. Everything sounds fine and clear, but it's too clean, too dry. They've sapped all of the atmosphere out of the venue (I can hear hardly any crowd noise or ambience) - it's almost like they're playing in an empty hall. It is a shame, because having seen them myself last year, it's not a good representation of their shows. But then, what live recording is?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Jim on January 29, 2011, 07:32:56 AM
But then, what live recording is?

Marillion - Out of Season.

Awe-inspiring. And Michael Hunter only had to use Melodyne a few times on Mark Kelly's keyboards! ;) :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 29, 2011, 02:03:14 PM
Ooh, insider information from the Marillion camp! I do love it.  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: gr8gonzo on January 30, 2011, 02:53:06 AM
Michelle Ryan on Doctor Who... Goodness.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on January 30, 2011, 09:43:27 AM
Michelle Ryan on Doctor Who... Goodness.

Shame the episode's crap...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: gr8gonzo on January 30, 2011, 02:09:42 PM
Michelle Ryan on Doctor Who... Goodness.

Shame the episode's crap...

Was it? Maybe I'll pay attention next time.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Jim on January 30, 2011, 02:12:26 PM
Just finished watching S3 of Sons of Anarchy and can't believe there's almost a whole year to wait until S4 is aired! Grrrr!

Note to all - this is the best thing to ht TV screens since The Sopranos. And it makes the Sopranos look like Jackanory.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on January 30, 2011, 04:14:10 PM
I like Jackanory.  8)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on January 30, 2011, 07:17:19 PM
I've just been watching Mark Knopfler on BBC iPlayer.  Great show (if you like MK's music, I suppose).


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: hoboslobo on January 30, 2011, 09:59:42 PM
True Blood. It just keeps getting better and better.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on January 30, 2011, 10:35:17 PM
Amen to that Bo.  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 31, 2011, 09:46:32 PM
I've got tonight's episode of Horizon on, but I'm just not attached to it. The subject is pain. While I can see how people would find this interesting, I just can't look at pain in a sterile, science lab experiment kind of way. I can't study it, everytime I feel it or see it in other people, I just want to stop it.

Either that, or I'm just not paying enough attention.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Leon on January 31, 2011, 09:49:17 PM
I'm drifting in & out of it, too.  I listened very carefully when that chap talked about chopping his own arm off, mind.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 31, 2011, 10:32:10 PM
Me too.  :-\  I like the way Horizon differs in presentation style with each episode, but sometimes (like this evening's one), when it's narrated by someone whose voice is the sonic equivalent of the colour grey, it just doesn't have that tractor beam effect on me.

Oh dear, "tractor beam effect", how terrible...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 31, 2011, 10:34:41 PM
(http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/TractorBeam.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 31, 2011, 10:45:44 PM
Have to admit to being unrivetted by Horizon too - made tomorrow's sandwiches while it was on and did a couple of puzzles in iPod. Enjoyed Episodes though - I always think I'm going to hate it and haven't yet - I'm strange sometimes.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 31, 2011, 11:37:41 PM
Watching all the football transfer news and wondering how the world economies can be in such a mess when there is clearly so much spare cash floating around  ::) >:( :(


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on February 01, 2011, 07:31:14 AM
This is just obscene.  All this money floating around whilst these players acting as spoilt children. ("I was forced out of Newcastle" - yeah, right.  And the £50k per week pay increase had nothing to do with it, right?)
The players have become the pets of the football clubs' multi-billionaire owners whose money is aimed at winning a competition rather than something more tangible to help society.  It makes me want to promote communism.  Bah! Humbug!!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 01, 2011, 08:38:21 AM
Watching all the football transfer news and wondering how the world economies can be in such a mess when there is clearly so much spare cash floating around  ::) >:( :(

Becuase these f***ers that use it like monopoly money to buy and sell football players like they were swapping panini cards in the playground stole it all from normal folk.

It is obscene that in considerably less than a year Fernando Torres could now buy all the houses in our entire street.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on February 01, 2011, 09:42:38 AM
I was always lead to believe that the money they "pay" for players isn't actual money. It's like "I promise to pay the bearer one pound" - you can't actually get your pound. It's like the stock exchange.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Trace on February 01, 2011, 10:08:31 AM
If it's like the stock exchange - when does the crash occur?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Jim on February 01, 2011, 10:18:59 AM
I was always lead to believe that the money they "pay" for players isn't actual money. It's like "I promise to pay the bearer one pound" - you can't actually get your pound. It's like the stock exchange.

At least 50% of the money that "exists" around the world exists only on the spreadsheets of banks and in the minds of city traders. This is why when there's a "rush" on a banking institution it all collapses because they don't actually have the money they claim to and operate with. If it's not locked up in "property" or "investment" it actually does not exist. The whole world of finance is a massive international casino with everyone betting money they don't actually have against the house who doesn't actually have any money either.

As for the football, in spite of having been a lifelong supporter of the team that's just broken the british transfer record, I feel pretty sickened by the whole thing.There are times when I regard the work I do as frivolous, unimportant and ephemeral and wish I'd done something a little more worthwhile with my life. And then there are times when I wish I'd just gone the whole hog and done something really pointless with my working life that people would be prepared to pay spajillions to see me do.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on February 01, 2011, 01:13:27 PM
yeah, I can't watch the NFL anymore (or pretty much any "professional"sports) because of these ridiculous salaries.  Tom Brady makes as much in a minute-and-a-half as I do in a year.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: gr8gonzo on February 01, 2011, 01:18:46 PM
I love watching pro football, but have a strong dislike for the NFL itself for a number of reasons I won't get into. There's a strong possibility there won't be an '11-'12 football season, which is a lose-lose-lose situation, but mildly gratifying that no one benefits.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on February 01, 2011, 01:36:28 PM
The players are commodities in an open market. They are worth what people are prepared to pay for them. Just like houses, cars or anyone who works for a living.

Furthermore, there isn't an inexhaustible supply of quality and therefore the very best command the highest fee. The rest  line up nicely behind that, and order is restored to the Universe.

"Morals" don't come into it.  



Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 01, 2011, 01:50:52 PM
I like the concept that the highest paid person in any organisation should not be paid more than a specific multiple of the lowest paid (bearing in mind that this multiple might be in proportion to the size of the organisation).

The head of a huge multinational that is responsible for the working lives of millions probably deserves more remuneration than the Chief Executive of a medium sized company.

I find it hard to accept that anybody's work is worth £200k per week, however well they may or may not perform in their chosen profession.

I realise that football is an industry that employs a great many people, and that without the "star" players the top clubs could not function.

I simply find that level of remuneration for any work obscene.

I accept that this makes me some sort of evil communist.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on February 01, 2011, 01:59:53 PM

I accept that this makes me some sort of evil communist.

 ;D

That must make me an evil capitalist.

Thus, balance is restored and the Universe can continue unhindered.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 01, 2011, 02:20:28 PM
I'm probably an evil Commie too :)

...which makes it rather ironic that I'm currently rather impressed seeing the new concourse leading up to the yet-to-be-opened Westgate Centre in Stratford, having just demolished one of those capitalist-icon Whopper Meals at the BK that overlooks the site.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on February 01, 2011, 02:24:03 PM
I'm probably an evil Commie too :)

...which makes it rather ironic that I'm currently rather impressed seeing the new concourse leading up to the yet-to-be-opened Westgate Centre in Stratford, having just demolished one of those capitalist-icon Whopper Meals at the BK that overlooks the site.

Mmmm, extra shifts at the Turnip Farm Collective for you, Comrade.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 01, 2011, 03:03:04 PM
As long as I've got Smirnoff....


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on February 01, 2011, 03:28:40 PM
At least 50% of the money that "exists" around the world exists only on the spreadsheets of banks..

Oh crap, I think I just deleted that spreadsheet.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 01, 2011, 03:46:33 PM
It's OK, just upload a spreadsheet of growing times for the various plant types in Molehill Empire - it'll be just as real and the markets would hardly notice.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on February 01, 2011, 03:46:59 PM
Phew! Thanks UB.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on February 01, 2011, 04:31:56 PM
the problem with Capitalism is that it isn't.  the market cannot bear that sort of obscenity for very long.

if it weren't for the bureaucracy, I would suggest a plan that teachers get .1% of their former students salary for ten years following their graduation.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 01, 2011, 05:09:45 PM
But as with all special interest groups you are least qualified to make policy in your specific area.

I'm not disparaging the work that teachers do - I still remember those great teachers who did more for me than prepare me for exams, as well as the one or two who didn't even do that very well.

I am serious though about the point that those with a specific interest in a particular area are least suited to make dispassionate policy on it that benefits the whole of society. As an example, letting the parents of murdered teenagers set the agenda for policy on youth crime seems like a good idea, but actually isn't. Of course they should have every opportunity to put their side of the argument, but there may be compelling reasons for not doing what they suggest because it limits the freedoms of everyone too much to have an impact on a tiny minority.

Sorry for sidetracking - it's jut one of these things I feel passionately about - Legislation and/or rules made in haste after a specific problem rarely solve that problem, and usually have unforseen effects.

@Roger - I suspect you do deserve more thanks from society, including financially for being a teacher. I for one think it a much more important job than politician or banker.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on February 01, 2011, 05:31:26 PM
and I agree with everything you have written! 

:¬ )


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on February 01, 2011, 05:56:49 PM
yeah, I can't watch the NFL anymore (or pretty much any "professional"sports) because of these ridiculous salaries.  Tom Brady makes as much in a minute-and-a-half as I do in a year.
I recall, about 20 years ago when I was living in the US, calculating how much one of the Boston Red Sox pitchers was earning per throw.  It came out to something silly like $8000. 

@Roger - I suspect you do deserve more thanks from society, including financially for being a teacher. I for one think it a much more important job than politician or banker.
Bankers are currently way down the list of professions that the public like - just around the same level as estate agents.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on February 01, 2011, 10:48:55 PM
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency on the BBC iPlayer. I wonder what Douglass Adams would have made of this?

(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01787/dirkgently_1787121c.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on February 01, 2011, 11:22:12 PM
I'm not sure what the hell this is. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svOlz2ei4Yk)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on February 01, 2011, 11:32:40 PM
I have only seen one episode and found it to be excellent.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Leon on February 01, 2011, 11:33:02 PM
Erasing David.  Fuucking hell.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on February 02, 2011, 01:28:07 AM
I'm not sure what the hell this is. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svOlz2ei4Yk)

I only managed to get through the first two minutes, but I thought it was ace. No clue what the hell it is, either.  :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on February 02, 2011, 01:28:35 AM
Erasing David.  Fuucking hell.

I will make sure to catch a repeat of that.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on February 02, 2011, 08:50:33 AM
I'm not sure what the hell this is. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svOlz2ei4Yk)

It's the Indian version of the Terminator, basically. Crossed with Robocop.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on February 02, 2011, 11:47:53 AM
I think I watched the last episode of Chuck last night.  If it wasn't then why have all the stories ended so neatly?  :(  I will miss Chuck.  I suppose it will get another series but not sure where they will go, not that it matters, it is so wonderfully silly.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on February 02, 2011, 12:04:23 PM
I think I watched the last episode of Chuck last night.  If it wasn't then why have all the stories ended so neatly?  :(  I will miss Chuck.  I suppose it will get another series but not sure where they will go, not that it matters, it is so wonderfully silly.

Which series are you watching and where? Series 4 is currently airing in the States and there's 3 episodes left in the series


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on February 02, 2011, 12:09:11 PM
Watching last night's V in my lunch break


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on February 02, 2011, 12:25:28 PM
I know there are a few Studio Ghibli fans 'round these here parts, so I just wanted to alert you to the broadcast of Grave Of The Fireflies on Channel 4 tomorrow night. If you haven't seen it, then I insist you record it (if you can) as it is an extremely powerful and brilliant film. Be warned, though - it's not your usual Ghibli adventure.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on February 02, 2011, 01:18:36 PM
It is a fantastic film, but I can't watch it again.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on February 02, 2011, 01:31:23 PM
I don't think I can either, but those who haven't seen it really should.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on February 02, 2011, 02:27:43 PM
It's on too late for me. Does C4 have an equivalent of iPlayer so that people can tune in after the fact?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 02, 2011, 02:37:48 PM
Yes - it's called 4OD (on-demand) but I am not sure it includes movies.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on February 02, 2011, 02:38:46 PM
It's on too late for me. Does C4 have an equivalent of iPlayer so that people can tune in after the fact?

Here's the link to 4 on demand (http://www.channel4.com/programmes/4od) like UB not sure it includes movies


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on February 02, 2011, 02:46:15 PM
Big Bums. Thanks anyway guys for the info.  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: hoboslobo on February 02, 2011, 11:53:17 PM
Excellent, although I am sure it will be dubbed into English, which is a shame. I understand dubbing on children's films etc, but I suspect this is not.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on February 02, 2011, 11:58:29 PM
I don't know if it will be, actually. I watched The Cat Returns when it was on in the same time slot and that wasn't dubbed. I wish they didn't dub the DVDs, mind.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: hoboslobo on February 03, 2011, 12:51:12 AM
優れた


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on February 03, 2011, 01:29:26 PM

Which series are you watching and where? Series 4 is currently airing in the States and there's 3 episodes left in the series

series 4 episode 12



Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on February 03, 2011, 01:33:59 PM

Which series are you watching and where? Series 4 is currently airing in the States and there's 3 episodes left in the series

series 4 episode 12



There's 18 episodes scheduled for series 4 episode 13 aired on the 31st of January in the states http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0934814/episodes#season-4


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on February 03, 2011, 03:15:13 PM
(http://www.dandeentertainment.com/wp-content/files_mf/1276650390rushwebposter2.jpg)

Rush - Beyond The Lighted Stage

Trying to cheer myself up while I work.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on February 03, 2011, 04:16:01 PM
Me Likee Rush very muchee.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 04, 2011, 07:19:24 PM
Spock's Beard - Live

(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:un54xKLOlxD2ZM::www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/320/cover_382682102010.jpg&t=1&usg=AFrqEzcgcEou74iUu0D8vkSgW5YdJocraA)

Huge fun.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on February 04, 2011, 07:34:56 PM
Unexpectedly have the evening to myself!

I wonder whether to watch:

The Office- series 1. Never seen it.
Transatlantic Whirld Tour
Various programmes I recorded during the week

... Or I'm Alan Partridge for the 756th time.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on February 04, 2011, 07:40:11 PM
These are the kind of choice a gent in a Friday night likes to have.  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on February 04, 2011, 09:10:10 PM
Just watched a programme about young offenders in prison in Hull. Good to see a local wildlife documentary on national television.  ::)

Peter Green: Man Of The World is on now, but I need to have a shower, so no Blues for me...  :(


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on February 04, 2011, 09:23:15 PM
Currently watching 'Mary Portas - Secret Shopper' from earlier this week. The business this week is a company called Fone House, whose CEO is a guy called Clive Bayley who claims to have been in Yes!

(Looked him up and it might just about be true...  ;) )


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on February 04, 2011, 09:37:58 PM
Spock's Beard - Live

(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:un54xKLOlxD2ZM::www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/320/cover_382682102010.jpg&t=1&usg=AFrqEzcgcEou74iUu0D8vkSgW5YdJocraA)

Huge fun.

Agreed might have to dig that out now to watch after the disappointment of the rugby


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 04, 2011, 09:57:08 PM
Currently watching 'Mary Portas - Secret Shopper' from earlier this week. The business this week is a company called Fone House, whose CEO is a guy called Clive Bayley who claims to have been in Yes!

(Looked him up and it might just about be true...  ;) )
Well, sort of. He replaced Peter Banks in Mabel Greer's Toyshop, Chris Squire's pre-Yes band who sort of morphed into Yes after their previous drummer was replaced by Bill Bruford. I don't think Bayley actually did any gigs with them, before being dumped in favour of the returning Banks. He was around long enough to co-write Beyond And Before and Sweetness on the first album


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on February 04, 2011, 10:06:36 PM
Twin Peaks. Still as funny and as terrifying as ever. Episodes 8 & 9 absolutely frightened the living bejeezus out of me.  :o :o :o

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_5fPfXMIwTzY/TGsybJWSJ5I/AAAAAAAAAL4/gR9GfKb6Q4w/s400/Tapeworm.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 04, 2011, 10:42:11 PM
Thanks Simon - I was having one last look before retiring with tonight's News Quiz and now I'm going to have nightmares.

Bob is the one thing that always scares the shit out of me.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on February 05, 2011, 12:05:15 AM
Sweet dreams.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: gr8gonzo on February 05, 2011, 01:15:48 AM
Season 2 premiere of Who Do You Think You Are [US Version].


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 05, 2011, 08:47:23 AM
Or as it's known in our house - Who The F**k Are You  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on February 05, 2011, 08:55:10 AM
I shall watch that this evening.  It will make a change from being on ancestry.  ;D

I need a job, there are so many documents I want to order but MUST RESIST  ;D



Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: gr8gonzo on February 05, 2011, 02:08:54 PM
there are so many documents I want to order but MUST RESIST  ;D

Oh, I know how you feel. And the fees are ridiculous.  :P

Prog fans with an interest in genealogy. That's gotta be a small group, huh?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 05, 2011, 02:26:37 PM
Mme Cholet is interested in family tree stuff. She was amazed the other night when I said about my grandad being scottish and therefore being entitled to wear a particular tartan that beyond that I simply don't care.

No aspersions on those who do, but my family before my grandparnts I have no interest in at all.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on February 05, 2011, 02:41:32 PM
there are so many documents I want to order but MUST RESIST  ;D

Oh, I know how you feel. And the fees are ridiculous.  :P

Prog fans with an interest in genealogy. That's gotta be a small group, huh?

/raises hand


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on February 06, 2011, 08:01:34 AM
Looking forward to Jeremy Irons on the UK one that starts next week and oh surprise surprise, Phineas & Ferb is on.  Apparently other channels than Disney XD exist  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on February 06, 2011, 08:50:34 AM
there are so many documents I want to order but MUST RESIST  ;D

Oh, I know how you feel. And the fees are ridiculous.  :P

Prog fans with an interest in genealogy. That's gotta be a small group, huh?

My great grandfather was born in Australia and I am trying to establish why my great great grandfather went to Australia (no convict jokes - that was my first thought), so until I stump up the cash for worldwide membership I am clueless.  I believe he was in the Royal Sappers & Miners (now the Royal Engineers).  He would have either been guarding convicts or building Australia.  He was discharged at 29 and came back to London.  On the telly they would either ship you off to Australia or get a researcher at the Royal Engineers Museum and archives to fill in the gap  ::)





Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Jim on February 06, 2011, 01:40:36 PM
there are so many documents I want to order but MUST RESIST  ;D

Oh, I know how you feel. And the fees are ridiculous.  :P

Prog fans with an interest in genealogy. That's gotta be a small group, huh?

/raises hand

Kind of raises hand but acknowledges that one of his uncles (maternal) has done the leg work and traced our lineage back to the late 1600s.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: hoboslobo on February 06, 2011, 03:09:34 PM
I stopped doing my family tree when I traced both my mother's and father's lineage to Sweden.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 06, 2011, 06:35:37 PM
I have relatives from Africa. Admittedly about 70,000 years ago.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on February 06, 2011, 06:36:20 PM
I have relatives from Africa. Admittedly about 70,000 years ago.


hey, I think we're related!!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: hoboslobo on February 06, 2011, 06:43:00 PM
Tonight I will be saying:

In the end, the Packers triumphed by kicking an oblong ball made of pigskin through a big "H". It was a most ripping victory.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Dawn on February 07, 2011, 02:18:21 AM
I am watching the Superbowl.

              I blame Leon because it's his fault.  Mostly.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on February 07, 2011, 10:43:34 AM
Couldn't stay up to watch the superbowl but have managed to watch it this morning, so I am safe to surf the internet again :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on February 07, 2011, 10:46:00 AM
Twin Peaks. Still as funny and as terrifying as ever. Episodes 8 & 9 absolutely frightened the living bejeezus out of me.  :o :o :o

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_5fPfXMIwTzY/TGsybJWSJ5I/AAAAAAAAAL4/gR9GfKb6Q4w/s400/Tapeworm.jpg)
"I want - something's flesh!"


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on February 07, 2011, 01:47:26 PM
I watched Bruce Parry last night, when he hooked up with a bunch of Norwegian Reindeer farmers.

I have never seen a more attractive looking bunch of people. They were all gorgeous. And I include the men in that.

The Reindeer where alright too.

Nurse ! The screens !


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on February 07, 2011, 02:35:54 PM
I know what you mean Bert. I went to Estonia a while back and everybody there looked like fashion models. I felt like Quasimodo lurching along the pavement beside all those beautiful people.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 07, 2011, 02:43:16 PM
I felt like Quasimodo lurching along the pavement beside all those beautiful people.
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_zp2LXPlMjGQ/Sw6VsZM6hSI/AAAAAAAAJwY/tRBaCmIiDz4/s1600/quasimodo-20whipped-20closeup.jpg)

"The Bells! The Big Red Bells!"


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on February 08, 2011, 03:21:56 PM
It Might Get Loud. Jimmy Page, Jack White & The Edge talk and jam together in a warehouse. Worth the fiver I paid for the DVD just to see the Poker faces on Jack and Edge slip into boyish looks of wonder when Page picks up his Les Paul and plays the opening riff to Whole Lotta Love just to illustrate a topic in the conversation.

I came away with a new found respect for all three guitarists.

(http://www.live4ever.uk.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/itmightgetloud.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on February 08, 2011, 03:48:37 PM
Is it just me, or does the Edge look like he should be just behind Ron Perlman in 'Sons of Anarchy'?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on February 08, 2011, 04:54:32 PM
 ;D - I see what you mean.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on February 08, 2011, 10:23:14 PM
Big Fat Gypsy Weddings.

Anyone who says they're not is a liar.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on February 09, 2011, 10:07:33 AM
I shall be watching Chuck in a minute, have decided to have a lazy day  ;D  I am also interested to know where it goes after last weeks episode.

And tonight V - yay!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on February 09, 2011, 11:48:34 AM
Writers have more problems for Chuck and Sarah so all good there  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on February 09, 2011, 10:14:38 PM
Tonight have watched new episodes of V, NCIS and White Collar


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on February 09, 2011, 10:41:07 PM
Recently watch Season 4 of The Wire & loved it. 8)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on February 09, 2011, 11:04:59 PM
I love The Wire too. For me it's the best US drama series I've seen since The West Wing.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on February 09, 2011, 11:12:10 PM
Marillion - Marbles On The Road. Listening to the album put me in the mood for one of the DVDs. Tonight, I remembered just why I love this band so much. It was the CD version of this release that converted me into a proper fan and made me do some proper investigating into what was really going on.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on February 09, 2011, 11:24:17 PM
watched GLEE and Raising Hope last night.  the boys group did a great version of Silly Love Songs.  Raising Hope cracks me up.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on February 10, 2011, 09:17:48 AM
Tonight have watched new episodes of V

was a cracking episode of V - love that show


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on February 10, 2011, 11:28:31 PM
I watched a chunkc of Arena's "Caught in the Act" live DVD and the whole of The Whirlwind from the Whirld Tour DVD - marvellous stuff.

We've also been watching "The Killing" a crime drama thing on BBC 4 which is in Danish (I think) with English subtitles. This makes it jolly hard work to watch but it seems to be well made.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: hoboslobo on February 11, 2011, 08:02:41 AM
BBC4 are good that way. They tend to show foreign television (read non-english) quite a lot. Sometimes it is good to get a different perspective.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on February 11, 2011, 09:50:35 AM
I agree Bo; BBC4 is probably the channel I watch the most. The only thing I watch BBC3 for is Being Human.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 11, 2011, 10:10:59 AM
Big Fat Gypsy Weddings.

Anyone who says they're not is a liar.

I am not.

This statement is a lie?

Take me down to the paradox city where the girls are green and the grass is pretty.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 11, 2011, 10:16:16 AM
I am not.

This statement is a lie?

Take me down to the paradox city where the girls are green and the grass is pretty.
You are Douglas Hofstadter and I claim my eternal golden braid.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/24/Hofstadter2002.jpg/484px-Hofstadter2002.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on February 11, 2011, 10:28:33 AM
Big Fat Gypsy Weddings.

Anyone who says they're not is a liar.

I am not.

This statement is a lie?

Take me down to the paradox city where the girls are green and the grass is pretty.

 :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on February 11, 2011, 05:08:59 PM
Latest episode of Nikita


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 11, 2011, 05:36:45 PM
Does she know anything about Elton John's home yet.

If not can I suggest she swings by a news stand? ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on February 12, 2011, 01:45:50 PM
Steve Vai - Where the Wild Things Are


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on February 12, 2011, 03:29:39 PM
Rear Window. I've tried to watch this twice before now and, for some reason, have never finished it, despite referencing it in my college work last year. Hitchcock wasn't just a master of film, he was a master of sound, too.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on February 12, 2011, 05:58:36 PM
 :D @ UB

We're watching the last series of The Wire.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 12, 2011, 08:55:21 PM
I tried The Wire but couldn't handle all the relentless swearing. Every other motherf***ing word was a f***ing expletive. It might have been the best drama ever but the language just put me off completely.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on February 12, 2011, 08:58:22 PM
Sheeit


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on February 12, 2011, 10:47:03 PM
LOL

It is pretty raw but arguably more realistic for it.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on February 12, 2011, 11:36:56 PM
I'm watching Young Frankenstein for the first time. Already liking it a lot.  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on February 12, 2011, 11:58:13 PM
I tried The Wire but couldn't handle all the relentless swearing. Every other motherf***ing word was a f***ing expletive. It might have been the best drama ever but the language just put me off completely.

I find that an episode of it cures young children from swearing at an early age as they think "there's no motherf***ing way i can compete with that !"  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on February 13, 2011, 12:06:34 AM
I'm watching Young Frankenstein for the first time. Already liking it a lot.  :)
It is a work of genius in my opinion. Love the music too.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on February 13, 2011, 06:07:24 PM
I've just spent an enjoyable couple of hours watching 'In the Loop' - the "sort of" film version of 'The Thick of It'.

Don't know how I missed this out when having a marathon of the TV shows, it's just as good, even if it put my brain in a bit of a muddle to start with..

... so, that's Peter Capaldi as Malcolm Tucker, good, oh there's Chris Addison so he's obviously Olly - oh no wait, he's called something different, as is everyone else who's in the TV show!

Confusing!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on February 13, 2011, 06:08:38 PM
I'm watching Young Frankenstein for the first time. Already liking it a lot.  :)
It is a work of genius in my opinion. Love the music too.

as is Silent Movie.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on February 14, 2011, 12:06:22 AM
I've just spent an enjoyable couple of hours watching 'In the Loop' - the "sort of" film version of 'The Thick of It'.

Don't know how I missed this out when having a marathon of the TV shows, it's just as good, even if it put my brain in a bit of a muddle to start with..

... so, that's Peter Capaldi as Malcolm Tucker, good, oh there's Chris Addison so he's obviously Olly - oh no wait, he's called something different, as is everyone else who's in the TV show!

Confusing!

I think it's because it 'takes place before' the first series of The Thick Of It, before most of the regulars came into it. Or something. It's still got Jamie in it, though.  ;)  "If it isn't Humpty Numpty sitting on a collapsing wall like some clueless egg c***."  :D

I bloody love that film. My favourite British comedy alongside Withnail And I.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: gr8gonzo on February 14, 2011, 02:33:51 AM
Watching the Grammy Awards. Not sure why.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 14, 2011, 08:13:08 AM
To see who wins?  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on February 14, 2011, 10:07:07 AM
The ugliest game of Ice Hockey I've ever seen never mind the 9-3 scoreline,  17 fighting majors, 60+ penalties, 346 combined penalty minutes.

I'm not sure how they found time to score 12 goals between them in between all these fights:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puMana_bq1o


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on February 14, 2011, 10:37:22 AM
It's surprising that either team had anough players to make a game.  And how did they get them all in the penalty box?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on February 14, 2011, 11:12:49 AM
It's surprising that either team had anough players to make a game.  And how did they get them all in the penalty box?

I think some just got straight ejected from the game saved some space in the penalty box :D

At the end I think they finished with only 7 and 9 skaters each plus the goalies


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Leon on February 16, 2011, 10:51:13 PM
A hyena, feeding off an elephant's carcass by the time honoured method of sticking it's head up the elephant's arse.  Then the hyena penetrated through the anal lining, & the elephant's rectum (which was filled with gas) prolapsed all over the hyena.  Lovely.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on February 16, 2011, 10:53:32 PM
A hyena, feeding off an elephant's carcass by the time honoured method of sticking it's head up the elephant's arse.  Then the hyena penetrated through the anal lining, & the elephant's rectum (which was filled with gas) prolapsed all over the hyena.  Lovely.

That's like Leon's idea of porn.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Leon on February 16, 2011, 10:55:12 PM
I'm all for anal penetration.  But a whole head?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on February 16, 2011, 11:12:59 PM
Was that the elephant carcass thing on Channel 4? Damn, I wanted to watch that. Looked fascinating, apart from the rectal attack bit.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Leon on February 16, 2011, 11:39:30 PM
That was the best bit!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: hoboslobo on February 17, 2011, 08:14:42 AM
Must remember not to read Leon's post in the morning before I had breakfast.

... I think I have invented a new form of dieting.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on February 17, 2011, 10:01:24 AM
I'm all for anal penetration.  But a whole head?

OMG !


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 17, 2011, 10:01:58 AM
A hyena, feeding off an elephant's carcass by the time honoured method of sticking it's head up the elephant's arse.  Then the hyena penetrated through the anal lining, & the elephant's rectum (which was filled with gas) prolapsed all over the hyena.  Lovely.
Now look what you've done - Rob will be working this up into the overarching concept for the next Tinyfish album.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on February 17, 2011, 11:29:13 AM
A hyena, feeding off an elephant's carcass by the time honoured method of sticking it's head up the elephant's arse.  Then the hyena penetrated through the anal lining, & the elephant's rectum (which was filled with gas) prolapsed all over the hyena.  Lovely.
Now look what you've done - Rob will be working this up into the overarching concept for the next Tinyfish album.

No ****ing fear.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on February 17, 2011, 11:46:59 AM
A hyena, feeding off an elephant's carcass by the time honoured method of sticking it's head up the elephant's arse.  Then the hyena penetrated through the anal lining, & the elephant's rectum (which was filled with gas) prolapsed all over the hyena.  Lovely.
Now look what you've done - Rob will be working this up into the overarching concept for the next Tinyfish album.
It's more likely to be the concept for the next Phideaux album.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 17, 2011, 12:01:13 PM
It's more likely to be the concept for the next Phideaux album.
Yes, good point :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 17, 2011, 01:19:45 PM
We have an ailing Spoff at home today, so we're chilling out watching the latest Bill Bailey DVD, Dandelion Mind.

"I call Simon Cowell Agent Orange because he's orange, and like the chemical defoliant used in Vietnam he's a toxic blight on a generation".


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Leon on February 17, 2011, 01:25:13 PM
Then I'm joining Phidaeux!  Whoever they are.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 17, 2011, 01:30:06 PM
Actually, a more lively drummer probably wouldn't hurt...but the picture of Leon and some of the rather fey members of Phideaux sharing a stage is most entertaining.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on February 17, 2011, 01:36:00 PM
Then I'm joining Phidaeux!  Whoever they are.

They are one of the more interesting acts we'll be sharing a stage with at Rosfest.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on February 17, 2011, 03:48:31 PM
Not at the same time I hope.  They're thinking about coming back this year - if someone can find a stage big enough - there were a lot of them.  Good though.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on February 17, 2011, 09:00:40 PM
I would love Phideux to return to these shores. Now I'm more than familiar with their work, I think I'd appreciate the setlist a lot more.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on February 18, 2011, 03:38:45 AM
A hyena, feeding off an elephant's carcass by the time honoured method of sticking it's head up the elephant's arse.  Then the hyena penetrated through the anal lining, & the elephant's rectum (which was filled with gas) prolapsed all over the hyena.  Lovely.
Now look what you've done - Rob will be working this up into the overarching concept for the next Tinyfish album.

The Big Dead Fart?  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 18, 2011, 10:08:43 AM
The TV page of the paper warned that it was best not to watch that scene while eating anything.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 18, 2011, 10:39:30 AM
Then I'm joining Phidaeux!  Whoever they are.

They should get Dido as a guest vocalist.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 18, 2011, 11:27:41 AM
And perform in a Lido.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on February 18, 2011, 11:29:20 AM
And perform in a Lido.

Except that's pronounced Lee-doh, isn't it?

When I found out there was a company called "Reading Bedding" I said to Jo that we should hold our wedding at Reading Bedding.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on February 18, 2011, 11:36:45 AM
And perform in a Lido.

Except that's pronounced Lee-doh, isn't it?



Not here it's not :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 18, 2011, 11:48:34 AM
And perform in a Lido.

Except that's pronounced Lee-doh, isn't it?

When I found out there was a company called "Reading Bedding" I said to Jo that we should hold our wedding at Reading Bedding.

That always used to be on the local radio when I was there for three years at Uni. "Thinking of bedding, better be heading for Reading Bedding".

Thought I'd escaped, but still it comes back to haunt me.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on February 18, 2011, 12:44:13 PM
My favourite is still Dean's Blinds of Wandsworth.

Their slogan used to be "Dean's Meanz Blindz"


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on February 18, 2011, 12:52:01 PM
Not actually "now watching " cos I'm at work but I'm half-way through "Colours and Sound", a backstage documentary about Marillion's Marbles tour. It's not on a par with Sir Jem of Godfrey's reports but interesting enough. :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 18, 2011, 01:12:20 PM
I think Colours and Sound is dreadful. It was a fantastic opportunity to make a really good documentary about an interesting band and it's a few talking heads and lots of footage of the crew dicking about without any real satisfactory explanation of what they do.

I don't think we'll ever get another opportunity to see inside the Marillion machine, such a shame.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on February 18, 2011, 02:24:15 PM
My favourite is still Dean's Blinds of Wandsworth.

Their slogan used to be "Dean's Meanz Blindz"
:D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on February 18, 2011, 07:15:20 PM
My favourite is still Dean's Blinds of Wandsworth.

Their slogan used to be "Dean's Meanz Blindz"
:D

I'll add my  :D :D  to that.

I really like Colours And Sound. It gave me my first insight into the technical side of the live music thing before I ended up making a complete hash of it on my course. And there are a few classic quotes that I still use today, including "Evacuate! Evacuate! Get off the f*cking bus!"


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on February 20, 2011, 02:17:53 AM
Just watched a great documentary about Dennis Wilson on BBC4. My heavens, what a musician. He had an ability to write honest, simple songs that I wish I had. Another talent lost before his time. It's made me feel quite emotional now.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on February 20, 2011, 12:49:53 PM
You and me both Mouse. I grew up listening to Pacific Ocean Blue and it made a huge impression upon me as a teenager. There was a guy back in the day that I and many of the guys in Tinyfish knew called Kenno and was very much like Dennis Wilson in an infectious and cheeky 'little boy lost' kind of way. It was he who introduced me to Wilson's music  and I remember many a night of us singing River Song at the top of our voices while the neighbours banged upon the walls of his rented room telling is to shut up because it was 4.00am in the morning.  ::)

Pacific Ocean Blue has a lot of similarities to George Harrison's All Things Must Pass in that it's easily the best post Beach Boys album to see the light of day (and I include Brian Wilson's Smile when I say that). For some reason that album sounds simultaneously very 1970s and utterly timeless. There are parts of it that still confuse the hell out of me because it's so gentle and sure in it's execution yet utterly weak and desperate in its subject matter. In that respect, it reminds me of Jeff Buckley's equally tragic yet wonderful album Grace.

I've seen that BBC4 documentary and thus far, it is the best visual document of his life that I know of. It breaks my heart to see the circumstances and people he encountered which made him both so very happy and utterly miserable. I also find the circumstances of his death to be sad indeed. I know we are all destined (to a greater or lesser extent) to die alone but that was a particularly isolated end.  :(

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00r0t24/Legends_Dennis_Wilson_The_Real_Beach_Boy/ (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00r0t24/Legends_Dennis_Wilson_The_Real_Beach_Boy/)

(This should be good for about a week or so and I post this with with all apologies to those outside the UK for whom this link will not work - You might find it on You Tube - maybe)

(http://www.aquariumdrunkard.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/dennis-wilson.jpg)





Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Leon on February 22, 2011, 12:10:13 AM
Just finished watching a documentary about a band I knew so little about, musically or otherwise, & that's Jim's boys, Thin Lizzy.  My respect for them has just shot up considerably - & I liked 'em already. 

Which album do I go & buy, Jim?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on February 22, 2011, 12:37:52 AM
I'm not Jim, but I am a Tim, so I suggest Jailbreak, Live And Dangerous, Black Rose and/or Bad Reputation. Two of those have just been reissued (I'm not sure about remastered) with extra tracks and bonus discs and what not, but if you're not bothered about that, you can usually pick them up for about a fiver each from Amazon or similar places. The double disc Greatest Hits set might be a good starting point, too.  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Leon on February 22, 2011, 09:03:06 PM
Cheers man, I didn't know you were a fan.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on February 23, 2011, 01:08:54 AM
I listen to more than just Your Own Special Way, you know.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on February 23, 2011, 02:19:16 AM
Haven't heard the remixed versions but always felt that Live & Dangerous contained such great versions of some of them that the albums weren't as good a listen if you know what i mean...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on February 23, 2011, 03:16:06 AM
I love Jailbreak.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Jim on February 23, 2011, 08:02:15 AM
Just finished watching a documentary about a band I knew so little about, musically or otherwise, & that's Jim's boys, Thin Lizzy.  My respect for them has just shot up considerably - & I liked 'em already. 

Which album do I go & buy, Jim?

Oh man! There's a tall order. Which ONE.

For my money (and for your liking) I would suggest Bad Reputation - produced by Tony Visconti and produced beautifully. It's really their most complete album. Yes, it doesn't contain hits as big as "The Boys..." or "Don't Believe a Word" or "Jailbreak" but it does feature "Dancing in the Moonlight" - Phil's tribute/tip of the hat to Van Morrison. While it absolutely rocks, it also has a groove and a swing unlike that on any other album by them. There's a cool, jazzy quality to it, even when they're rocking out.

It's strange in that it features almost no work by Brian Robertson. He was increasingly on the periphery of the band and was moments away from leaving the Thin Lizzy fold for the final time. As a result, 90% of the guitar work on the album is carried by Scott Gorham who got a lot of support from Lynott and Visconti who said he could carry it off while he thought he couldn't. As a result the album has a fluidity to it that might not have been so obvious had Robbo been allowed (or available) to stamp his unmistakable mark on it. Had he done so I am sure it would now be widely hailed as possibly the best Lizzy album but for my money it is the overall "absence" of Brian Robertson that might make it an album you might enjoy more.

I'd also steer clear of the Greatest Hits collections. If only because they will a) only give you what you already know and b) won't give you such Lizzy classics as "Romeo and the Lonely Girl", "Dear Lord", "Fight or Fall", "Fool's Gold" and "Borderline".

As an outside shot I'd suggest Black Rose. However, I would warn you that this is Thin Lizzy really edging towards a more metal sound. Gary Moore in full shred mode. That said, the title track is possibly the best song they ever wrote and totally encapsulates everything Thin Lizzy were about.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on February 23, 2011, 10:54:14 AM
I do love reading missives like that from people who know EXACTLY what they are talking about. Well done Jim!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 23, 2011, 11:40:20 AM
Saw Robert Lepage's "The Blue Dragon" at The Barbican last night.

He really does take the intimate and mundane and make it epic.

Immaculate performances and amazingly imaginative staging as usual from Ex Machina.

Sadly it looks like the cost has finally defeated me for seeing The Ring at the Met in New York  :'(


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on February 23, 2011, 12:06:08 PM
For my money (and for your liking) I would suggest Bad Reputation - produced by Tony Visconti and produced beautifully. It's really their most complete album.
Seconded.  8)

Their last album Thunder and Lightening is worth a look see too. A fantastic record to go out on.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 23, 2011, 01:28:55 PM
One which I liked was Renegade. It didn't get great reviews when it was released, and I know Snowy White was never exactly comfortable in Lizzy, but there are some great tunes on that record, including the single, Hollywood, which I have fond recollections of playing in a covers band.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Twang on February 23, 2011, 04:01:31 PM
Just finished watching a documentary about a band I knew so little about, musically or otherwise, & that's Jim's boys, Thin Lizzy.  My respect for them has just shot up considerably - & I liked 'em already. 

Which album do I go & buy, Jim?

I watched that again too. Brilliant. I don't give a fetid Dingo's Kidney if Live & Dangerous was ot was not over dubbed. It still ROCKS!!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Twang on February 23, 2011, 04:03:08 PM
You and me both Mouse. I grew up listening to Pacific Ocean Blue and it made a huge impression upon me as a teenager. There was a guy back in the day that I and many of the guys in Tinyfish knew called Kenno and was very much like Dennis Wilson in an infectious and cheeky 'little boy lost' kind of way. It was he who introduced me to Wilson's music  and I remember many a night of us singing River Song at the top of our voices while the neighbours banged upon the walls of his rented room telling is to shut up because it was 4.00am in the morning.  ::)

Pacific Ocean Blue has a lot of similarities to George Harrison's All Things Must Pass in that it's easily the best post Beach Boys album to see the light of day (and I include Brian Wilson's Smile when I say that). For some reason that album sounds simultaneously very 1970s and utterly timeless. There are parts of it that still confuse the hell out of me because it's so gentle and sure in it's execution yet utterly weak and desperate in its subject matter. In that respect, it reminds me of Jeff Buckley's equally tragic yet wonderful album Grace.

I've seen that BBC4 documentary and thus far, it is the best visual document of his life that I know of. It breaks my heart to see the circumstances and people he encountered which made him both so very happy and utterly miserable. I also find the circumstances of his death to be sad indeed. I know we are all destined (to a greater or lesser extent) to die alone but that was a particularly isolated end.  :(

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00r0t24/Legends_Dennis_Wilson_The_Real_Beach_Boy/ (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00r0t24/Legends_Dennis_Wilson_The_Real_Beach_Boy/)

(This should be good for about a week or so and I post this with with all apologies to those outside the UK for whom this link will not work - You might find it on You Tube - maybe)

(http://www.aquariumdrunkard.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/dennis-wilson.jpg)





LEGENDARY!!!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on February 23, 2011, 04:26:29 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on February 26, 2011, 10:27:26 PM
Pink Floyd Live At Pompeii. This is a brilliant document of their early '70s days (possible it's exclusive in that). I love it to bits, even if I do end up thinking "You talented b*stards!" all the way through.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on February 26, 2011, 10:30:57 PM
Watching chat on Gonzo's show...quite lively.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Trace on February 26, 2011, 10:46:08 PM
Chat can be confusing as hell with 20 on board.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: ursula on February 28, 2011, 09:48:31 PM
.... Gary Moore
Live in Dublin 2005

live on Sky arts 1 ......

Did any of us actually get to see Thin Lizzy with the Gary Moore , Scott Gorham, Brian robertson, Brian Downey line up?



Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on February 28, 2011, 09:54:15 PM
Not me m'lady.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on March 01, 2011, 09:34:43 AM
closest i got was the Snowy White line up(aug '81, Slane)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on March 01, 2011, 09:48:11 AM
Lemmy - The Movie, enjoyed this although i think he's a bit of a sacred cow in music terms & gets away with stuff that others would get stick for.I think there's something that he keeps close to his chest & his whole "don't give a fuck about anything", no regrets etc isn't quite true but that's just me....


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on March 01, 2011, 09:53:53 AM
I saw a brilliant exchange Lemmy had with an interviewer recently.

LEMMY: Yes, it's true; I dye my hair.
INTERVIEWER: Why is that, I mean, I don't feel the need to dye my hair.
LEMMY: That's because you don't have my job.

Love it! 


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Jim on March 01, 2011, 01:19:19 PM
.... Gary Moore
Live in Dublin 2005

live on Sky arts 1 ......

Did any of us actually get to see Thin Lizzy with the Gary Moore , Scott Gorham, Brian robertson, Brian Downey line up?



No, because that line up never existed.

It went:
Lynott, Downey, Bell
Lynott, Downey, Moore
Lynott, Downey, Robertson, Gorham
Lynott, Downey, Gorham, Midge Ure (Yes, Midge Ure of Ultravox)
Lynott, Downey, Gorham, Robertson
Lynott, Downey, Gorham, Moore
Lynott, Mark Nauseef, Gorham, Moore
Lynott, Downey, Gorham, Moore
Lynott, Downey, Gorham, Midge Ure
Lynott, Downey, Gorham, Midge Ure, Dave Flett
Lynott, Downey, Gorham, White
Lynott, Downey, Gorham, White, Wharton
Lynott, Downey, Gorham, Wharton, Sykes

The end.





Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 01, 2011, 01:34:24 PM
Sounds like a firm of solicitors ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Paul on March 01, 2011, 01:54:34 PM
I think there was a bit of confusion there, as it was a Gary Moore show, but he was playing all Lizzy songs, with guest guitarists coming on to play with Gary and Brian Downey plus some bassist I'd never heard of. Anyway, Robbo came on for a couple, then Scott Gorham, then Eric Bell. And it was excellent.

After that Sky put on the live and dangerous gig at the Rainbow in 1978, and by jove it looked dated!!! Robbo seemed to be playing the gig all by himself, almost no interaction with the other guys at all.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Jim on March 01, 2011, 02:22:58 PM
I think there was a bit of confusion there, as it was a Gary Moore show, but he was playing all Lizzy songs, with guest guitarists coming on to play with Gary and Brian Downey plus some bassist I'd never heard of. Anyway, Robbo came on for a couple, then Scott Gorham, then Eric Bell. And it was excellent.

After that Sky put on the live and dangerous gig at the Rainbow in 1978, and by jove it looked dated!!! Robbo seemed to be playing the gig all by himself, almost no interaction with the other guys at all.

The "Gary Moore and Friends" gig I have on DVD.

And the reason Robbo was all by himself and not interacting was that they had just finished Bad Reputation just about without him. He was being (by his own admission) a moody twat and making life really difficult for everyone else (he and Lynott had actually come to blows a couple of times) so when he said he was quitting just a few weeks later, no one was in the least bit surprised and no one tried to persuade him otherwise.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on March 01, 2011, 02:38:20 PM
What happened to Downey that meant Nauseef had to step into the breech Jimbo?


It went:
Lynott, Downey, Bell
Lynott, Downey, Moore
Lynott, Downey, Robertson, Gorham
Lynott, Downey, Gorham, Midge Ure (Yes, Midge Ure of Ultravox)
Lynott, Downey, Gorham, Robertson
Lynott, Downey, Gorham, Moore
Lynott, Mark Nauseef, Gorham, Moore
Lynott, Downey, Gorham, Moore
Lynott, Downey, Gorham, Midge Ure
Lynott, Downey, Gorham, Midge Ure, Dave Flett
Lynott, Downey, Gorham, White
Lynott, Downey, Gorham, White, Wharton
Lynott, Downey, Gorham, Wharton, Sykes

The end.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on March 01, 2011, 11:34:43 PM
I think there was a bit of confusion there, as it was a Gary Moore show, but he was playing all Lizzy songs, with guest guitarists coming on to play with Gary and Brian Downey plus some bassist I'd never heard of. Anyway, Robbo came on for a couple, then Scott Gorham, then Eric Bell. And it was excellent.

After that Sky put on the live and dangerous gig at the Rainbow in 1978, and by jove it looked dated!!! Robbo seemed to be playing the gig all by himself, almost no interaction with the other guys at all.

The Gary Moore show was from the day they unveiled the statue of Phil in Dublin(outside Bruxelles bar if you're visiting).
Thought he came across pretty well(Moore)after thinking he was a bit of a twat after some of his interviews slagging people



Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Jim on March 02, 2011, 07:43:12 AM
What happened to Downey that meant Nauseef had to step into the breech Jimbo?


It went:
Lynott, Downey, Bell
Lynott, Downey, Moore
Lynott, Downey, Robertson, Gorham
Lynott, Downey, Gorham, Midge Ure (Yes, Midge Ure of Ultravox)
Lynott, Downey, Gorham, Robertson
Lynott, Downey, Gorham, Moore
Lynott, Mark Nauseef, Gorham, Moore
Lynott, Downey, Gorham, Moore
Lynott, Downey, Gorham, Midge Ure
Lynott, Downey, Gorham, Midge Ure, Dave Flett
Lynott, Downey, Gorham, White
Lynott, Downey, Gorham, White, Wharton
Lynott, Downey, Gorham, Wharton, Sykes

The end.

He was sick and tired of the whole shebang and wanted a rest so he got one! Mark Nauseef stepped in to fill his drum stool for a short US tour and several appearances in Australia including the free concert to 500,000 people next to Sydney Harbour Bridge.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on March 02, 2011, 07:51:50 AM
Maybe other bands whose drummer wants a rest could learn from that.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on March 02, 2011, 11:19:39 AM
ba-doom tish....


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on March 02, 2011, 02:31:41 PM
I can't remember who exactly, but Lynott announces many guitarists on the Life live album for a version of Emerald. I think Robbo and Moore are both there, and someone who I can't remember...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on March 02, 2011, 04:46:40 PM
I can't remember who exactly, but Lynott announces many guitarists on the Life live album for a version of Emerald. I think Robbo and Moore are both there, and someone who I can't remember...

That was Lizzy's final, final, FINAL gig at Hammersmith Odeon, where all the previous guitarists pitched up and then all joined in on a version of The Rocker.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Jim on March 02, 2011, 05:50:28 PM
I can't remember who exactly, but Lynott announces many guitarists on the Life live album for a version of Emerald. I think Robbo and Moore are both there, and someone who I can't remember...

That was Lizzy's final, final, FINAL gig at Hammersmith Odeon, where all the previous guitarists pitched up and then all joined in on a version of The Rocker.

Except it wasn't. I believe the bowed out permanently a few weeks later after a gig in Dublin. It was however, their last UK show.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on March 03, 2011, 10:00:23 AM
He was sick and tired of the whole shebang and wanted a rest so he got one! Mark Nauseef stepped in to fill his drum stool for a short US tour and several appearances in Australia including the free concert to 500,000 people next to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Ah thank you sir.  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on March 03, 2011, 12:09:14 PM
I'm watching the clock. The college day so far has been uneventful, useless and boring. Nothing new's happening, nothing old's happening. I'm bored.  :(


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on March 03, 2011, 02:03:39 PM
I can't remember who exactly, but Lynott announces many guitarists on the Life live album for a version of Emerald. I think Robbo and Moore are both there, and someone who I can't remember...

That was Lizzy's final, final, FINAL gig at Hammersmith Odeon, where all the previous guitarists pitched up and then all joined in on a version of The Rocker.

Except it wasn't. I believe the bowed out permanently a few weeks later after a gig in Dublin. It was however, their last UK show.


Their final Dublin show was broadcast live on tv over here & is available on DVD


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on March 03, 2011, 02:20:47 PM
Was it any good?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 03, 2011, 03:48:37 PM
Watched the Doctor Who TV Movie with Paul McGann as the Doctor - truly truly terrible.

Worst. Doctor. Ever.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on March 03, 2011, 03:48:59 PM
Well, i watched it in a pub full of sad Rockers on the night & remember it being good if a bit emotional especially during Still In Love With You.Haven't seen the DVD though


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on March 03, 2011, 04:39:42 PM
Well I guess there were many there who realised it was the passing of an era Benb (not least your good self).


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on March 03, 2011, 05:34:00 PM
I've got that DVD. I remember enjoying it, but I'd need to watch it again. It's been a while. I remember that whoever edited the footage was quite fond of using a circle wipe between shots.

Watched the Doctor Who TV Movie with Paul McGann as the Doctor - truly truly terrible.

Worst. Doctor. Ever.

Aw, I quite liked Paul McGann. I think his Doctor improves with all the books and audio releases that have been done over the years, but it's a bit unfortunate that his only visual appearance to date has been in that rather limp film.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on March 03, 2011, 11:01:55 PM
I agree. He was great. The film was shit.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on March 03, 2011, 11:18:30 PM
I need to watch it again and try to insert Withnail And I quotes into it. Maybe it'll improve.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on March 05, 2011, 12:41:17 AM
There was a brilliant film about songwriter / song singer chap Ron Sexsmith on BBC4 tonight. I was seriously impressed, so I went and downloaded his first album from Amazon on recommendation from one of my college tutors. I recommend the film to anyone who likes music.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on March 05, 2011, 01:14:39 AM
I spent an hour or so catching up on "Mid Morning Matters" with Alan Partridge on YouTube.

Unmissable, if you like the TV shows!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 05, 2011, 11:45:12 AM
There was a brilliant film about songwriter / song singer chap Ron Sexsmith on BBC4 tonight. I was seriously impressed, so I went and downloaded his first album from Amazon on recommendation from one of my college tutors. I recommend the film to anyone who likes music.
I was going to watch that, but I was so knackered last night that I went to bed early. I'll have to catch up with it later - cheers, Tim.

I saw Ron Sexsmith opening for Richard Thompson a few years back, just him and his guitar, and he was very impressive. He's getting a lot of airplay on Radio 2 at the moment.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on March 09, 2011, 05:57:18 PM
Ahhh, I love being off sick and lying on the sofa all day - it's the perfect opportunity to catch up on things I wanted to watch and didn't get round to.

Yesterday I watched all 8 episodes of 'The Armando Iannucci Show' which I'd never seen, and thoroughly enjoyed. I do like Armando in front of the camera even if he thinks he's better off behind it.

And today I decided to catch up with the rest of the human race and watch 'The Office' (UK version to start with.)  Halfway through series 1 and wondering what took me so long.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: mattstevens on March 09, 2011, 06:26:23 PM
I've got that DVD. I remember enjoying it, but I'd need to watch it again. It's been a while. I remember that whoever edited the footage was quite fond of using a circle wipe between shots.

Watched the Doctor Who TV Movie with Paul McGann as the Doctor - truly truly terrible.

Worst. Doctor. Ever.

Aw, I quite liked Paul McGann. I think his Doctor improves with all the books and audio releases that have been done over the years, but it's a bit unfortunate that his only visual appearance to date has been in that rather limp film.

I quite liked it - wasn't that bad and Mccoy was superb at the start. Its best seen as bridge between the new series and the old :)

The half human thing was rubbish thou.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on March 10, 2011, 12:09:23 AM
The Killing Fields on BBC One. Very powerful.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on March 10, 2011, 08:09:50 AM
Yesterday in my waking moments I watched "The Spiderwick Chronicles" which my mother rather puzzlingly gave me for Christmas. It's not bad, although there's great lumps of "I love you mom" which I could do without. You can tell it's based on books because those are the good bits of the film. Martin Short is excellent as the voice of the house Brownie and Seth Rogen as the Hobgoblin with a ten second attention span.

The day before I saw another film she bought me "for a laugh" which was truly awful. It was only after I watched it that I found that it was cheap and ludicrous on purpose.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1522835/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1522835/)

Apparently Guy Ritchie likes making a shit film on purpose when he makes a big money film.

I enjoyed the Downey Jr. & Jude Law Holmes. But this is really "o ffs".

This is like a Hammer house of horror director had seen Russell T. Davies' Doctor Who and wanted to do something as bad as RTD's worst moments. So at the end we have Holmes in a kind of dirigible chasing after his brother (Thorp, apparently - wtf) who is driving a giant mechanical dragon to set fire to the houses of parliment, whilst Watson chases after a mechanical woman who is trying to blow up Buckingham Palace. If I hadn't seen it I would have put it down to delirium.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on March 10, 2011, 11:42:14 PM
My Brother's seen that.  :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on March 11, 2011, 12:40:06 AM
Also features the shortest, most effeminate Holmes EVAH.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on March 11, 2011, 01:21:39 AM
I didn't know he could act.

(http://www.jimmyjohnstone.com/media/56.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on March 11, 2011, 08:40:37 AM
Another day on the sofa, more good and bad TV.

Managed to watch about 4 Heston Blumenthal programmes, two episodes of Come Dine With Me, half of series 2 of "The Office" and a quite bizarre but jolly good Swedish film about vampires.

So, a mixed bag all in all I reckon.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on March 11, 2011, 05:31:46 PM
Sigur Ros - Heima , footage of their homecoming tour 2006 in Iceland where they played in different places to sometimes small groups of people.Stunning & essential viewing if you haven't seen it & enjoy their chilled sounds


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on March 11, 2011, 07:54:36 PM
My Brother (again) saw that in an old 1930s art house cinema in Leeds. He said it was the only film he's seen in a cinema where everyone stayed until the end of the credits and then applauded.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on March 11, 2011, 09:11:05 PM
Thanks benb, I will be sure to pick that one up as I'm a long time fan of SR.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on March 12, 2011, 12:01:48 AM
I don't suppose anyone's been watching Friday Night Dinner on Channel 4, have they? It's rather good, and it's written by one of the brains behind Look Around You, which may interest some people 'round here.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on March 12, 2011, 12:20:12 AM
I don't suppose anyone's been watching Friday Night Dinner on Channel 4, have they? It's rather good, and it's written by one of the brains behind Look Around You, which may interest some people 'round here.

I haven't, largely because the trailers made it look like something only morons would find funny- but if you say it's worth a look, that's good enough for me!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on March 12, 2011, 08:50:29 PM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ywxQ-Oz26i4/TS3NlPIlj9I/AAAAAAAAAMY/BejEIqj0PK0/s1600/rango-movie-poster-02-550x361.jpg)

The most enjoyable film I have seen in ages.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on March 12, 2011, 10:55:52 PM
I don't suppose anyone's been watching Friday Night Dinner on Channel 4, have they? It's rather good, and it's written by one of the brains behind Look Around You, which may interest some people 'round here.

I haven't, largely because the trailers made it look like something only morons would find funny- but if you say it's worth a look, that's good enough for me!

If you don't like it...  :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on March 13, 2011, 05:36:18 PM
Thanks benb, I will be sure to pick that one up as I'm a long time fan of SR.

It's on Sky at the moment so should appear from time to time on the Arts channel(?)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on March 14, 2011, 04:18:30 PM
Have been watching Prof Cox and his Uniiverse.

I SOOOO want to dislike him - young, good looking, clearly in touch with his feminine side, musician AND brainy - no wonder all the girls love him... b*****d ! Yes, I am brimful with envy, and no, it's not pretty and I'm not pleased with myself  ;)

But, I can't, cos beyond all the moody out of focus shots of him gazing into the middle distance (are you contemplating the Universe or a s**g Prof ?) it's utterly brilliantly awesome.

The music is also availablehttp://www.sheridantongue.com/ (http://www.sheridantongue.com/)

There is also a lovely "range" of Cox merch from Shot Dead In The Head, which I think captures the Zeitgeist quite well http://www.shotdeadinthehead.com/product_view.aspx?pid=2168 (http://www.shotdeadinthehead.com/product_view.aspx?pid=2168)



Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on March 14, 2011, 04:55:51 PM
I suspect T-shirt companies will have endless fun with his name.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on March 14, 2011, 07:20:05 PM
He had such a nice way of saying creationism is rubbish yesterday  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 14, 2011, 09:42:07 PM
Just watching yesterday's Crufts - Hurrah - neither the bastard (sorry I mean standard) poodle nor the stupid Bichon Frise won.

A gorgeous flat coated retriever called Jet is Crufts champion.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on March 14, 2011, 09:45:35 PM
A gorgeous flat coated retriever called Jet is Crufts champion.

She may be a bit flat coated, but she can retrieve me any day
(http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/01_05/JetDianePA_468x597.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 14, 2011, 09:57:28 PM
Ewwww!!!

seriously not my type.

Have to put a pic of Josie Long in to purge my eyes with sweet and funny after that horrid beefcake.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_xl8MtrJHOO8/TIEIDzELENI/AAAAAAAABRg/cP4nGTODlbw/s1600/Josie-Long-Voola-Large.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on March 14, 2011, 10:01:27 PM
She's not horrid beefcake. 

This is horrid beefcake :
(http://thewarrenreport.com/wp-content/uploads/beefcake-cartman.jpg)

Though Jet is not my type - I'm not Alan Partridge.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on March 14, 2011, 10:13:37 PM
Just finished watching American (The Bill Hicks Story) and it really brought back to me just why we will never quite see his like again on the stage. What surprised me the most was that I got a bit emotional at the end when I saw the last quote he gave:

I left in love, in laughter and in truth
and wherever truth, love and laughter abide,
I am there in spirit.

I thought that was utterly beautiful until I realised if that statement was actually true, the bastard has probably been looking over our collective shoulders laughing at us every time we have a shag or a poo.

Git.

(http://i26.tinypic.com/bhnejq.jpg)




Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on March 14, 2011, 11:19:23 PM
Just watching yesterday's Crufts - Hurrah - neither the bastard (sorry I mean standard) poodle nor the stupid Bichon Frise won.

A gorgeous flat coated retriever called Jet is Crufts champion.

My fave dog


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on March 14, 2011, 11:21:46 PM
Just been to see the first night of Derren Brown's new stage show "Svengali".

I'm not allowed to tell anyone what happened otherwise scary Derren and his freaky doll (oh, I said too much already) will hunt me down and do bad things to me...

But it was bloody good.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on March 14, 2011, 11:28:11 PM
I hope Michael Winner was there in a journalistic capacity


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on March 15, 2011, 01:34:33 AM
finally saw Milk starring Sean Penn; thought it was great, and then yesterday I watched Porco Rosso which was good, but strange. good old Miyazaki!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on March 15, 2011, 01:42:27 AM
Have been watching Prof Cox and his Uniiverse.

I SOOOO want to dislike him - young, good looking, clearly in touch with his feminine side, musician AND brainy - no wonder all the girls love him... b*****d ! Yes, I am brimful with envy, and no, it's not pretty and I'm not pleased with myself  ;)


Jo told me today he's 43.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on March 15, 2011, 09:50:27 AM
Have been watching Prof Cox and his Uniiverse.

I SOOOO want to dislike him - young, good looking, clearly in touch with his feminine side, musician AND brainy - no wonder all the girls love him... b*****d ! Yes, I am brimful with envy, and no, it's not pretty and I'm not pleased with myself  ;)


Jo told me today he's 43.

Exactly. Young. :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on March 15, 2011, 11:01:13 AM
I think it was Jim that told me that he used to be the keyboard player in Dare too.

(http://www.heavyharmonies.com/bandpics/dare.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on March 15, 2011, 12:29:32 PM
Is he the one with the hair?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 15, 2011, 12:47:18 PM
Saw the first episode of this new one and thought it was a bit pants actually. Is the second episode any good?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on March 15, 2011, 02:33:07 PM
It was fun but I don't think anyone with a background in cosmology is going to be bowled over with new insights. I do like the way they link esoteric concepts like the formation of complex elements withing dying stars using anaologies that occur on the Earth e.g in the last episode, Mr C used a building scheduled for demolition as a metaphor for a star gradually using up it's finite fuel source and in the process creating concentric layers of new elements to be shot into space upon it's death.

In these days of the rise of religious dogma and intelligent design through the mass media, any programme that tries to ignite any level of interest in the sciences is a plus in my book. 



Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 15, 2011, 02:58:58 PM
Saw the first episode of this new one and thought it was a bit pants actually. Is the second episode any good?
Things can only get better.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 15, 2011, 03:02:18 PM
It was fun but I don't think anyone with a background in cosmology is going to be bowled over with new insights. I do like the way they link esoteric concepts like the formation of complex elements withing dying stars using anaologies that occur on the Earth e.g in the last episode, Mr C used a building scheduled for demolition as a metaphor for a star gradually using up it's finite fuel source and in the process creating concentric layers of new elements to be shot into space upon it's death.

In these days of the rise of religious dogma and intelligent design through the mass media, any programme that tries to ignite any level of interest in the sciences is a plus in my book. 
I enjoyed it too.

What irks me a little is the way in which the Standard Model is presented as fact, rather than what it is, which is a very good guess. The evidence all points in that direction, but we're a long way from being able to say QED.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on March 15, 2011, 03:50:40 PM
Although to be fair, The Standard model is exactly that - a fact - because we have no proper theory to explain it yet :-)

If you are talking about explaining the Standard Model, then I agree. More mention in general needs to be made of the fact that science is made up of "best guesses".


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 15, 2011, 03:52:59 PM
If you are talking about explaining the Standard Model, then I agree. More mention in general needs to be made of the fact that science is made up of "best guesses".
Just so. And that's one of the reasons I like mathematics so much - you can prove stuff 'for all time'.

(Until that bastard Gödel stuck his oar in, anyway)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on March 15, 2011, 03:54:09 PM
And even he proved "for all time" that you cannot prove it.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 15, 2011, 03:55:19 PM
...and then starved himself to death because he thought someone was trying to poison him. F***ing nutter!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 15, 2011, 03:55:27 PM
... we're a long way from being able to say QED.

I though Quantum Electrodynamics was a pretty good theory that knows its limitations.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on March 15, 2011, 03:59:49 PM
...and then starved himself to death because he thought someone was trying to poison him. F***ing nutter!

It sounds remarkably like the sort of thing that happens to Lovecraft characters after they've seen too many pages of the Forbidden Book...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on March 15, 2011, 07:01:23 PM
Are you lot dissing Cox ?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on March 15, 2011, 10:15:19 PM
Thread calling Catherine.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on March 16, 2011, 01:16:02 AM
I think it was Jim that told me that he used to be the keyboard player in Dare too.

He was the keyboard player in D-Ream.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 16, 2011, 08:13:19 AM
They had that hit:

Things Can Only Get Better (if by better you mean more disordered)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on March 17, 2011, 03:36:57 PM
For Jim & others.
Last friday on Irish TV(RTE) they had a bit of a Thin Lizzy special.
It may still be available to watch on the RTE Player.
Didn't see it but have it saved & can't check for sure as offshore but may be of interest.
New band featured as well as Phil's mum.
Think there may be a new exhibition opening or opened in Dublin dedicated to Phil


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on March 17, 2011, 03:41:02 PM
Oops should have pointed out the show was The Late Late Show :-[


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on March 18, 2011, 12:01:48 AM
I'm watching The Ricky Gervais Show for the first time. I'm not the biggest fan of Gervais or Merchant (especially his bloody commentary on those bank adverts), but I'm really liking this. The animation's got a lovely Hanna Barbera vibe to it. I don't understand Karl Pilckington, though. Is he a character pretending to be that thick or is he actually that thick? If unfortunately he is genuine, then isn't this show just some form of bullying? Or is he one of the finest comedy actors of recent years? I suspect the latter. Anyways, I quite like it.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on March 18, 2011, 01:04:11 PM
Not sure about Karl.
I'm not impressed by Gervais very much these days.
The whole Idiot Abroad series was cringe-making but essentially only because of the Gervais aspect.
It struck me that the bits with (or that appeared to be) just Karl on his own seemed to be genuinely witty and clever.
All the obvious "oo-er, the toilet's just a whole in the ground" and "yuk, they eat stuff we don't" bits were just pointless really.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on March 23, 2011, 11:36:42 PM
This might be old news but someone tweeted about it today and I hadn't seen it.
It's a corking independent film about Prog.

http://www.vimeo.com/21318405 (http://www.vimeo.com/21318405)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on March 24, 2011, 11:16:50 AM
Thread calling Catherine.

Hello, hello?

Are you dissing the Thinking Woman's Crumpet?

(http://newsadmin.manchester.ac.uk/newsimages/112/5639_large.jpg)

Sigh...



Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 24, 2011, 11:21:25 AM
He's not a patch on Brian Greene in terms of thinking.

Crumpet I can't comment on. but if you're having Coxy then can i put a bid in for

(http://www.bbc.co.uk/home/images/main_promo/nature/coast_wk31_l_1.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 24, 2011, 01:37:10 PM
She's mine, I tell you!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on March 24, 2011, 02:07:09 PM
 :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on March 24, 2011, 03:19:15 PM
He's not a patch on Brian Greene in terms of thinking.

Crumpet I can't comment on. but if you're having Coxy then can i put a bid in for

(http://www.bbc.co.uk/home/images/main_promo/nature/coast_wk31_l_1.jpg)

I'm not saying anything in case Nellie tells me off again ;)



Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Nellie on March 24, 2011, 08:33:36 PM
He's not a patch on Brian Greene in terms of thinking.

Crumpet I can't comment on. but if you're having Coxy then can i put a bid in for

(http://www.bbc.co.uk/home/images/main_promo/nature/coast_wk31_l_1.jpg)

I'm not saying anything in case Nellie tells me off again ;)



 ::)
Brian Cox is made of play dough, I'm afraid :-\


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on March 25, 2011, 07:30:47 AM
Anyone watch the show on CH4 last night about the Japanese earthquake/Tsunami??
Some stunning information in it


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: hoboslobo on March 25, 2011, 08:18:56 AM
He's not a patch on Brian Greene in terms of thinking.

Crumpet I can't comment on. but if you're having Coxy then can i put a bid in for

(http://www.bbc.co.uk/home/images/main_promo/nature/coast_wk31_l_1.jpg)

Oh ... Pigtails.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on March 31, 2011, 11:01:59 PM
Here's link to Gary Moore doc on BBC NI
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00zx9z4



Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on April 01, 2011, 09:35:35 PM
I watched Embarrassing Bodies with Leon via Facebook. Great fun, but it didn't help to stop me feeling ill.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on April 06, 2011, 03:40:55 PM
Almost finished watching the lasr episode of Season 5 of The Wire & i'm sad as i'm really gonna miss have new episodes to watch.Once again the writing in this season is fantastic as well as the acting. 8)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on April 06, 2011, 06:59:24 PM
Yes, we'll really miss The Wire too, brillinatly done.
I think we liked Season 2 the most but it's all good.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on April 06, 2011, 08:07:20 PM
Stop Making Sense - the definitive Talking Heads concert video

(http://www.kentuckytheater.com/wp-content/uploads/stop_making_sense1.jpg)

I just love this DVD - it can't be bettered for the sheer energy of the performance, and it's almost a Talking Heads Greatest Hits compilation (they still had one more great album - Little Creatures - in them after this, and two indffierent ones).

Yvette and I wore out a VHS copy of this - we watched it over and over again when we were living at our first place together, in South Tottenham.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on April 06, 2011, 08:10:48 PM
I bought the CD of that a few weeks ago and I still haven't listened to it. Might have to see to that tonight.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on April 06, 2011, 08:45:49 PM
The DVD is one of the best in concert shows I've seen. I totally agree with Wilf that the feel and the sheer excitement you get from this highly unusual concert still gets my heart pounding today. Johathan Demme has done some excellent concert films (Storefront Hitchcock - Robyn Hitchcock, Trunk Show and Heart Of Gold - Neil Young to name a few) and of course major movies like The Silence Of The Lambs & Philadelphia to boot.

The soundtrack is also fab. It was the music to my summer back in '88 so I very much hope you get as much out of it as I did Mouse.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: mattstevens on April 06, 2011, 08:46:19 PM
Stop Making Sense - the definitive Talking Heads concert video

(http://www.kentuckytheater.com/wp-content/uploads/stop_making_sense1.jpg)

I just love this DVD - it can't be bettered for the sheer energy of the performance, and it's almost a Talking Heads Greatest Hits compilation (they still had one more great album - Little Creatures - in them after this, and two indffierent ones).

Yvette and I wore out a VHS copy of this - we watched it over and over again when we were living at our first place together, in South Tottenham.

Amazing - best live video apart from Maiden Live After Death :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 06, 2011, 09:45:48 PM
And they have a female bass player :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Brom on April 07, 2011, 08:29:29 AM
And they have a female bass player :)

I thought all guitars were female? (for several different reasons) ;-)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on April 07, 2011, 09:17:46 AM
And they have a female bass player :)
Tina Weymouth; what a fab player she is.  8)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on April 07, 2011, 09:24:47 AM
Tina Weymouth; what a fab player she is.  8)
Ain't that the truth? ;)

I was watching her playing that quite finicky bassline in The Genius of Love while singing last night and thinking "how the hell does she do that?"

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/A1F7rGWbyEL._SL600_.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Dawn on April 07, 2011, 11:05:04 AM
Tina Weymouth; what a fab player she is.  8)
Ain't that the truth? ;)

I was watching her playing that quite finicky bassline in The Genius of Love while singing last night and thinking "how the hell does she do that?"


She was playing while you were singing?  How did you get so lucky?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on April 07, 2011, 01:27:24 PM
How did she get so unlucky ?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on April 07, 2011, 01:39:36 PM
one person's dream is another person's nightmare? ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on April 07, 2011, 01:49:00 PM
You ask yourself: "Well - how did I get here?"


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on April 07, 2011, 02:22:59 PM
...same as it ever was...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on April 07, 2011, 04:20:40 PM
You are not my beautiful wife.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on April 07, 2011, 04:24:58 PM
You are not my beautiful wife.

I would be quite scared if I was.
(http://www.bbc.co.uk/home/images/main_promo/marketing/bbc_on_youtube_wt_l_1.jpg)

"You're myyy wiiiife now!"


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: hoboslobo on April 07, 2011, 07:08:34 PM
Chuck.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 07, 2011, 07:12:22 PM
and Larry.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Dawn on April 10, 2011, 12:03:35 AM
And his brothers Darryl...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on April 10, 2011, 10:13:12 AM
Went to see Hop on Friday - nothing special.
(http://dailyinside.info/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/hop-movie-review-again.jpg)

Went to see Rio yesterday - brilliant movie, great fun, really good storyline.
(http://www.best3danimationsoftware.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/rio_movie.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on April 10, 2011, 11:13:20 AM
Really?! I wasn't getting that at all from the adverts and all. I shall wait for my brother's verdict when he sees it, which he will, because he likes films and he watched a lot.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on April 10, 2011, 06:53:40 PM
Ok Rio it is then.  Didn't know which one to go to over the Easter hols.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on April 10, 2011, 07:40:09 PM
Yes, most definitely Rio for me.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 11, 2011, 07:18:35 AM
In the battle of the APPS the Rio-branded Angry Birds beats the socks off the Hop flavoured Doodle-Jump.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on April 13, 2011, 08:52:11 PM
MASH is on at the moment. I'm not really paying much attention to it, but it's slowly starting to break through to me.

By the way, has anyone been watching Campus, the new series from the writers of Green Wing? I think it's great. And the VC of the university is unbelievably an amalgamation of the two head tutors on my course (with an added sinister minor racist aspect). It can get quite scary at the accuracy sometimes!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on April 13, 2011, 08:54:59 PM
Not seen Campus - when is it on, and which channel ?

The Wire is coming on next and I have never seen it, so I thought I would give it a watch.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on April 13, 2011, 09:33:55 PM
Campus is on Channel 4 at 22:00 on Tuesdays. It's bonkers, but I think it's great.

An update on MASH, I think I'm starting to get it. While it may be another thing one would've appreciated more from being there at the time when it was most relevant, I'm still enjoying it. Kinda like Animal House, in a way.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 13, 2011, 10:40:25 PM
Campus is good. Completely bonkers, as Mouse says.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on April 14, 2011, 01:55:55 AM
> MASH

the series or the movie?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: hoboslobo on April 14, 2011, 05:21:57 AM
> MASH

the series or the movie?

Try the book, which is funnier than the movie, which is much funnier than the series.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on April 14, 2011, 11:30:30 AM
T'was the movie, Rog.

I also watched The Darjeeling Limited after it, which was also very, very good.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on April 14, 2011, 12:11:27 PM
ta.  I need to see the movie again, it's been a while.  my family was totally into the series; probably have seen every episode multiple times.  good stuff.

but I have never read the book, and I should rectify that.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 14, 2011, 12:41:34 PM
I've eaten it with sausages and onion gravy if that helps  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on April 14, 2011, 12:47:00 PM
sure does.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: ursula on April 14, 2011, 07:40:45 PM
My Favourite band are rehearsing

I have complete control of the TV remote ( bwa ha ha ha!)

What's the best thing I can find to watch?





American idol  :P


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on April 15, 2011, 12:04:53 AM
I hope your favourite band were not getting in the way of Tinyfish rehearsals  >:(


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 15, 2011, 08:15:03 AM
I wish I got to see my favourite band rehearsing for a tour. Then again it's a bit of a schlep to Toronto.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Dawn on April 15, 2011, 09:06:56 AM
My Favourite band are rehearsing

I have complete control of the TV remote ( bwa ha ha ha!)

What's the best thing I can find to watch?



American idol  :P

If that is the best thing you can find to watch, I'd suggest reading a book! 


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on April 15, 2011, 09:12:04 AM
What's the best thing I can find to watch?
American idol  :P

If that is the best thing you can find to watch, I'd suggest reading a book!  
Allways a good suggestion i think.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on April 15, 2011, 09:27:02 AM
(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.tvsquad.com/media/2011/01/american-idol-book-cover-hyperion.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on April 15, 2011, 09:57:33 AM
I'm looking forward to an evening of three Robert Plant programmes on BBC4 tonight starting from 21:00. I'm finally going to get to see his Electric Proms performance. Yippee!  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on April 15, 2011, 09:58:57 AM
I might sit down to that myself.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on April 15, 2011, 09:59:47 AM
I hope they are going to stick them up on iPlayer 'cos I'm out tonight.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 15, 2011, 10:24:49 AM
Ooh get you mr social butterfly.  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on April 15, 2011, 11:20:47 AM
I watched a programme last night about the History of The Celts, and nearly threw my TV out of the window. Not because of the subject matter but because of the complete T**T presenting it.

Some effeminate Scottish bloke with long hair, who kept stopping in mid sentence as if he was reading a script handed down from God himself, so we could catch our breath at the sheer amazingness of what he was bringing to us via the medium of TV. It was the kind of overwrought delivery that I thought only happened in Lord Of The Rings.

I'm all for populism and making things easy to understand, but I do object to the kind of loose intellectual process that allows someone to pronounce as fact things that can only be pure supposition,. For example, at one point, he decided that a Woman buried with some artefacts or other, must have been "wise". How the f**k can you make that conclusion if you're supposed to be a scientist ? Only once did I hear him say "we know this because..." and produce some actual evidence to back it up.

Al the rest could have been completely made up as far as I was concerned.

The programme was littered with stuff like that, plus moody out of focus shots of this bloke staring into the middle distance at the sheer awesomeness of himself.

He kept referring to "our land", "this land of ours" and apparently there's some people in Cornwall, for whom the concept of "their Celtic heritage spanning the ages and this land of ours" (see how annoying it is) is a highly emotional and contentious subject "even today in our land".

He then proceed to have his DNA mapped and it turned out his paternal lineage came from Spain or somewhere. How I laughed (and then gazed wistfully into the middle distance).

At least you get the feeling with Brian Cox. annoying though he is, that A). he's done the hard graft and b). he's not so far up his own a**e as to be practically invisible.

Anyway, I needed to get that off my chest. Thanks for listening.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on April 15, 2011, 11:22:33 AM
What's the best thing I can find to watch?
American idol  :P
If that is the best thing you can find to watch, I'd suggest reading a book!  
Always a good suggestion i think.
Fair comment but there's not many books that fit with "hmm, I have an hour to spare". Most books require a tad more committment than that.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on April 15, 2011, 11:23:25 AM
For example, at one point, he decided that a Woman buried with some artefacts or other, must have been "wise". How the f**k can you make that conclusion if you're supposed to be a scientist ?
Was she buried wearing sensible shoes and a warm vest?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on April 15, 2011, 11:24:52 AM
Maybe the person burried next to her was Eric.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on April 15, 2011, 11:26:13 AM
For example, at one point, he decided that a Woman buried with some artefacts or other, must have been "wise". How the f**k can you make that conclusion if you're supposed to be a scientist ?
Was she buried wearing sensible shoes and a warm vest?

No, but I would have accepted that if he had produced it as evidence of her "wise-ness". But he didn't. He just said she was "wise". Grrrr  ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on April 15, 2011, 11:27:12 AM
Maybe the person burried next to her was Eric.

That's almost precisely the level of intellectual rigour this bloke was using.  :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 15, 2011, 11:47:37 AM
Some effeminate Scottish bloke with long hair.

It's Neil Oliver. If you ever want to annoy Mme Cholet, suggest that he bears a passing resemblance to Steve Hogarth. Please let me be there when it happens. ;D

Also the same can be said of Martin Hughes-Games off Spring/AutumnWatch, and in extremis Snape from Harry Potter.

Having said that Neil Oliver did come out with one of my favourite descriptions ever. I think it was about the wiking diet.

Quote
They must have had breath that would stun a monkey.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on April 15, 2011, 12:41:45 PM
Two things ye must know about the wise old woman...

(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/C5IFwHQhC3o/0.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on April 15, 2011, 01:23:53 PM
Jo now threatens me with death if I start doing my impression of Brian Cox.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 15, 2011, 02:32:13 PM
Sorry to hear that Robert. Things can only get better.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on April 15, 2011, 02:45:12 PM
Heh !


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on April 15, 2011, 03:42:11 PM
Sorry to hear that Robert. Things can only get better.

It's ok, everything's fooking brilliant.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on April 15, 2011, 05:53:18 PM
Sharktopus - so bad...it's bad! the fact that it stars Eric Roberts tells you all you need to know.A half shark half octupus creature designed for the navy escapes & goes on the rampage.Looks like it was made on someones holiday in Mexico. ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on April 15, 2011, 06:42:50 PM
...the complete T**T presenting it.

Some effeminate Scottish bloke with long hair...

Oi!  >:(

It's Neil Oliver.

Oh.

I think he's alright when he's on Coast, but that can be a subject I find interesting. Celts? Nah. I don't like a lot of this country's history, too dirty. In fact, I have trouble being interested in anything from the Medieval period, too.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on April 15, 2011, 06:43:16 PM
Two things ye must know about the wise old woman...

(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/C5IFwHQhC3o/0.jpg)

"'Yes it is' not 'that it be'."


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on April 15, 2011, 10:05:37 PM
The French Connection II
(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTQ3OTI4MjIxMF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwNTY2NTI5._V1._SX265_SY475_.jpg)

Never seen it before so as it is on I thought I would give it a go.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on April 15, 2011, 10:09:18 PM
Yer picture's bust, bud.

I've got BBC4 on. This Robert Plant stuff's pretty damn brilliant. And I think Francis Dunnery's on stage with him at the mo...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on April 15, 2011, 10:13:06 PM
I took a look and thought I had seen the Robert Plant stuff before, so went with something else.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 15, 2011, 10:42:26 PM
Jo now threatens me with death if I start doing my impression of Brian Cox.

*looks forward to seeing this impression at the next Tinyfish gig*


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on April 16, 2011, 10:17:09 AM
I fell asleep...so what happens in the end of the French Connection II ?  ::) :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 16, 2011, 01:26:53 PM
They settled on this Type E socket, but produced a hybrid type E/F plug as a transitional measure

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3b/French-power-socket.jpg/800px-French-power-socket.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on April 16, 2011, 06:58:26 PM
Yes !  I knew that would be it - the plotline was so obvious.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on April 17, 2011, 10:15:35 PM
Sharktopus - so bad...it's bad! the fact that it stars Eric Roberts tells you all you need to know.A half shark half octupus creature designed for the navy escapes & goes on the rampage.Looks like it was made on someones holiday in Mexico. ;D
 
:D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on April 18, 2011, 10:02:50 PM
anyone watch game of thrones?

I haven't read the books so cannot compare.  I will be watching the next one, it was quite entertaining despite all the nudity and incest.  Or maybe it was entertaining because of the nudity and incest?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on April 18, 2011, 10:16:09 PM
So you mention this after it has been on  ::)

(or should that be 'off')


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on April 19, 2011, 07:46:03 AM
anyone watch game of thrones?

I haven't read the books so cannot compare.  I will be watching the next one, it was quite entertaining despite all the nudity and incest.  Or maybe it was entertaining because of the nudity and incest?

Yes I watched it I haven't read the books but my colleague who watched it has and said they done a good job with casting as a lot of the characters matched how he imagined them to be from reading the books.

I think the first episode was a bit busy while they introduce you to all the main characters I'm sure it will settle down a bit in the next few episodes now that they've got all the introductions out of the way.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on April 19, 2011, 07:27:02 PM
anyone watch game of thrones?

I haven't read the books so cannot compare.  I will be watching the next one, it was quite entertaining despite all the nudity and incest.  Or maybe it was entertaining because of the nudity and incest?

A friend of mine is in it in a small role.
He gets quite a bit of work as an extra in films made locally(it was made in Belfast)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on April 19, 2011, 07:30:57 PM
He wouldn't have thanked you if you said he only had a small part.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 19, 2011, 10:32:16 PM
I expect it was a tomato.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 20, 2011, 09:38:11 AM
(http://blog.asseenonpcnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Giant-Tomato.JPG)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on April 20, 2011, 10:25:43 AM
Someone must have pretty big pockets to be able to carry that in them.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on April 22, 2011, 10:21:28 PM
Plan B 'singing' on the Elton John Electric Prom. He's bollocks.

I'm not sure why we've got this on, really. Could be bedtime - late night tomorrow and all that...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on April 25, 2011, 04:06:27 PM
Watched episode 2 of Game Of Thrones earlier


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on April 25, 2011, 04:34:49 PM
I'm watching James' post count.

:D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on April 25, 2011, 04:37:41 PM
I'm not...it doesn't show up on my BlackBerry


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on April 25, 2011, 04:44:33 PM
I saw Rio today.  Hmm, Hop must have been bad  :-\
It was ok, wasn't bored, but it was missing something. 


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on April 25, 2011, 04:59:41 PM
Lager ?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on April 25, 2011, 05:35:45 PM
ahhh


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on April 25, 2011, 09:30:12 PM
The Day Today
(http://www.alagram.co.uk/images/inspirations/Chris-Morris.jpg)

Far too close to reality.  Even now.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on April 26, 2011, 12:35:03 AM
The Suspicions Of Mr. Whicher on ITV1 was rather good tonight. If you can catch a repeat of it, or watch it online, I reccommend it. The combination of Paddy Considine and Peter Capaldi in the same production should be draw enough.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on April 26, 2011, 05:34:44 AM
I have read that, may take a look at the programme.  The book (apart from the central whodunnit) centred on life in those days, it was more a historical commentary on class and other social aspects of the time.  Would be interesting to see if that is totally ignored in the programme.  I guess like The French Lieutenants woman it would be.

Watched Ep 2 of Game of Thrones, definitely a good show, looking forward to next one.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on April 26, 2011, 08:04:53 AM
Watched Ep 2 of Game of Thrones, definitely a good show, looking forward to next one.

HBO has a good website for the series : http://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones/index.html

Lots of stuff like family trees and family history if your interested in some of the back story


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on April 26, 2011, 11:56:10 PM
I don't think Sarah takes any interest in things like family trees and history, to be honest...  ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on April 27, 2011, 12:44:04 AM
 ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on April 27, 2011, 08:45:31 PM
The Tangent - Going Off On Two
(http://i53.tinypic.com/j7yoer.jpg)

Watch out for those credits  :o


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on April 27, 2011, 08:46:59 PM
Ooh, very shiny...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on April 27, 2011, 09:46:25 PM
David Starkey getting all sentimental about the Wedding. Ahhh, bless the old queen.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on April 28, 2011, 05:50:59 AM
watched Derren Brown and United last night - both recommended if you haven't seen them yet


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on April 28, 2011, 07:28:34 AM
The Tangent - Going Off On Two

Watch out for those credits  :o
...said one of the Executive Producers...

;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on April 28, 2011, 09:00:26 AM
Terrible mugshots  :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on May 05, 2011, 08:16:05 PM
Tinyfish - One Night On Fire
(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/3014/cover_58543102009.jpg)

Interesting comparing some of the tracks to how they are now...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on May 05, 2011, 09:00:45 PM
Interesting that, for quite a while, that was the only document of tracks from TBRS.

...And my bootleg.  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on May 06, 2011, 08:58:35 AM
One Night On Fire became (albeit unintentionally) our 'Live in Pompei' in some respects. I only say that because it contained a lot of the proto versions of the tracks for the new album. I even used the material as reference point for the final stages of production in the last few months before we mixed it.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on May 06, 2011, 12:33:54 PM
I love Live At Pompeii.  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on May 06, 2011, 12:35:19 PM
The Romans weren't so keen when it exploded onto the scene.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 06, 2011, 06:19:06 PM
Yeah, but what have the Romans ever done for us?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on May 06, 2011, 06:39:32 PM
You mean apart from the roads to The Peel ?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on May 06, 2011, 07:29:10 PM
I've just watched last Saturday's episode of Doctor Who. Excellent stuff.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on May 06, 2011, 09:14:46 PM
Just about to do the same thing myself actually.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on May 06, 2011, 09:19:09 PM
I watched it while not concentrating properly...I will be watching it again later.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on May 06, 2011, 09:23:26 PM
I've just got a bit of South Park on at the moment. "Cats are dangerous animals! If you stick your nose up their crotch and snort their piss, they can kill you!"


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on May 08, 2011, 08:44:38 PM
Atlantis on BBC1. Rubbish. It's like someone recently watched 300 and thought "Hm, I'll have me a bit of that, but with a small BBC budget!" Rubbish.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on May 08, 2011, 08:51:15 PM
The narrator is talking about fireballs thrown from an erupting volcano, "catapulting them into the air like deadly missiles". And missiles aren't deadly anyway? Atlantis. Rubbish.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on May 08, 2011, 09:12:59 PM
The pedant in me wants to give a dictionary definition of missile but the rest of me takes your point. :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on May 08, 2011, 09:30:49 PM
I've just got a bit of South Park on at the moment. "Cats are dangerous animals! If you stick your nose up their crotch and snort their piss, they can kill you!"
:o


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 09, 2011, 11:13:08 AM
(http://images.wikia.com/southpark/images/2/26/Lemmiwinks.JPG)

I dare you to watch the lemmiwinks episode (The Death Camp of Tolerance) and not forever imprint the song on your fragile little mind.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on May 09, 2011, 02:59:32 PM
Lemmy winks?


(http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k37/Born-to-eat-toast/LemmyTriptych1280x1024.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on May 09, 2011, 05:51:16 PM
(http://images.wikia.com/southpark/images/2/26/Lemmiwinks.JPG)

I dare you to watch the lemmiwinks episode (The Death Camp of Tolerance) and not forever imprint the song on your fragile little mind.

And the second episode where that song features with Paris Hilton in place of Lemmiwinks.  ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on May 09, 2011, 08:09:22 PM
Well I was going to watch Game of Thrones tonight but the lurgee eye has stopped that plan  >:(


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on May 09, 2011, 09:47:36 PM
The King's Speech - enjoyed this

Monsters - different take on the aliens on earth scenario & very watchable.I liked it

Battle LA - excellent big bang alien invasion rubbish.Don't think it's based on a true story ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on May 14, 2011, 07:27:39 PM
I'm not sure I am liking Dr Who anymore.  K is certainly confused and hence bored.  ANd then incessantly talking much to her Fathers annoyance.

But also wahhhh  :'(  :'( at The Event being cancelled.  Have really enjoyed that. 


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on May 14, 2011, 08:08:48 PM
One Night on Fire

squee!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on May 14, 2011, 09:11:47 PM
I'm not sure I am liking Dr Who anymore.  K is certainly confused and hence bored.  ANd then incessantly talking much to her Fathers annoyance.

Aw, I thought it was excellent tonight! I had to get annoyed when my Mum asked about who the lead woman was 3/4 of the way in. She'd been watching it from the beginning, too.  ::) :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 14, 2011, 09:27:15 PM
Watching Eurovision - some laughs, most really godawful, but at least there was wine and nibbles.

I'm watching football all tomorrow to get my testosterone levels up again.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on May 14, 2011, 10:53:50 PM
But also wahhhh  :'(  :'( at The Event being cancelled.  Have really enjoyed that. 

V also got cancelled


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on May 14, 2011, 10:59:22 PM
I think the general viewing public has had enough of open-ended "WTF?"-style series.
I think Lost and Heroes pushed it too far.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on May 14, 2011, 11:07:54 PM
Definitely. I also think the over-twenty episodes a season number was too much for most people, too (including me).


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on May 14, 2011, 11:13:29 PM
Definitely. I also think the over-twenty episodes a season number was too much for most people, too (including me).

I actually prefer the longer series that are 22-24 episodes the x-files always was and I hate that fact that shows like Red Dwarf were only ever 6 episodes a series.

Saying that I never got on with 24 (how many times can one girl get kidnapped in 24hours?), Lost never interested me.

I liked Heroes but when one season got shortened because of the writers strike it started to go downhill after that.

I'm not surprised The Event and V got cancelled I'm glad Nikita didn't


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on May 14, 2011, 11:22:32 PM
I liked 24 the first time.  I got bored 12 hours into the second series, and did not bother watching any after that.  It was largely the same as the first 24 hours...

I felt the same way after watching the first series of Heroes.

I now do not watch enough tv to take in any of these sort of shows.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on May 15, 2011, 06:39:20 AM
American WTF type telly is the only telly I watch (Disney & Disney XD don't count) which is why I get annoyed when they always cancel them.



Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on May 16, 2011, 10:43:15 AM
Watched Lady Gaga's performance at Radio 1's big weekend on BBC3 last night, quite enjoyed it I was impressed with her voice.  I surprised myself


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on May 16, 2011, 11:12:36 AM
I've been playing The Fame Monster quite a lot.

'Bad Romance' is an EXCELLENT song, for example.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on May 16, 2011, 11:52:08 AM
'Bad Romance' is an EXCELLENT song, for example.

Agreed, Ryan and Maria did a pretty good cover of it on The Hear No Evil Tour so it's been stuck in my head since then


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 16, 2011, 12:08:51 PM
Great pop music is a joyful thing, too often got sniffy at by those to whom popularity is a dirty word ion terms of music.

My continued addiction to the debut (and so far only) album by Little Boots is well documented (particularly in the playcount on my iPod, and the fact that, TBRS aside, it is the only album that has never been removed from the device since its release).


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on May 16, 2011, 12:27:27 PM
Now watching: http://www.ustream.tv/nasahdtv


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on May 16, 2011, 01:16:04 PM
Now watching: http://www.ustream.tv/nasahdtv

nnice!  I was watching it on Google Earth, which is pretty cool, too.

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/shuttle_google_earth.html


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on May 17, 2011, 11:58:30 AM
IS your show safe?

http://www.tvsquad.com/2011/04/28/canceled-shows-returning-series/


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on May 17, 2011, 12:20:00 PM
Looking at the photos that accompany the lists, one wonders if there are any ugly people in America or are we being shipped in to make up the numbers?  ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Dawn on May 18, 2011, 02:08:45 AM
Looking at the photos that accompany the lists, one wonders if there are any ugly people in America or are we being shipped in to make up the numbers?  ;)

There are ugly people in America, I live with one!     ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on May 18, 2011, 08:28:30 AM
 :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on May 18, 2011, 11:57:02 AM
a dirty word ion
The Boson Feck particle, discovered using the large hardon collider?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Trace on May 19, 2011, 10:36:13 PM
(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/105/cover_464082352005.jpg)

Yes - Symphonic Live (2002)

After somebody here kindly mentioned it was going cheap from Amazon at Xmas, I bought a copy, but hadn't got around to watching it until now.
I've never seen Yes live, and probably never will, but the dvd is enjoyable, even though they seem to have mixed out much of the orchestra. They can be seen sawing away behind the band, but not much of their noise on the soundtrack.
And the less said about Yes members dress sense the better.



Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 20, 2011, 07:36:43 AM
Psychoville - getting crazier and, if that's possible, even darker than series 1  :o


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on May 24, 2011, 09:01:32 AM
Damn my impatience and curiosity by going ahead and reading the book I now keep picking up on all the things being left out of The Game of Thrones tv series, my main complaint is the lack of people in some scenes and the fact that the Stark's direwolves seem to have have been completely forgotten in the tv series where as the wolves are a constant companion of Bran, Rob and Jon in the book


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 24, 2011, 09:05:13 AM
But that's the nature of adaptation. You have to ask yourself - is this a good TV show? Of course there is more you can get into a book, and there will always be whole chunks left out, as a TV series can rarely incorporate as much complexity as a book successfully.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on May 24, 2011, 11:46:50 AM
Are the books as gruesome?  I think I can't take much more of the graphic violence. Last nights episode wasn't too bad but when that bloke died in the jousting the other week... :o  :o Sometimes I can be a girl.   ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on May 24, 2011, 11:53:10 AM
Are the books as gruesome?  I think I can't take much more of the graphic violence. Last nights episode wasn't too bad but when that bloke died in the jousting the other week... :o  :o Sometimes I can be a girl.   ;D

The gruesome deaths you've seen have pretty much happened as described in the book,  apart from Jory who got stabbed through they eye last week he dies but there's no mention of getting stabbed in the eye in the book oh and it's not Jamie who kills him in the book and he doesn't fight Lord Stark either,  in the book Jamie rides off and leaves it to his men to kill Starks guards and Stark hurts his leg when a horse falls on top of him not by getting stabbed with a spear.

The Golden crown bit in last nights wasn't done very well I don't think that bit's a lot better in the book


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on May 24, 2011, 12:25:24 PM
Are the books as gruesome?  I think I can't take much more of the graphic violence. Last nights episode wasn't too bad but when that bloke died in the jousting the other week... :o  :o Sometimes I can be a girl.   ;D

no, that was disgusting.  just because the technology allows them to make it so real doesn't mean they should.  gratuitous graphics.  barf.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on May 24, 2011, 08:57:43 PM
not just me then  ;D thought I was being old fashioned or something


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on May 26, 2011, 09:17:09 PM
I just watched I love you man again.   ;D love it


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on May 26, 2011, 10:57:24 PM
Are the books as gruesome?  I think I can't take much more of the graphic violence. Last nights episode wasn't too bad but when that bloke died in the jousting the other week... :o  :o Sometimes I can be a girl.   ;D

no, that was disgusting.  just because the technology allows them to make it so real doesn't mean they should.  gratuitous graphics.  barf.

I have a feeling that most gory aspects in film and TV are greatly exaggerated a lot of the time to be more visually impressive. But then, I've never seen a man run through with a big spikey pole, so what do I know? I can't even watch the series to find out what it could be like, either.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on May 26, 2011, 11:52:18 PM
I've got The Shining on. Don't know how long it'll be on for though as I'm knackered. Three thoughts about this film...

1. Jack Nicholson is a genuinely scary man, isn't he?

2. Some bits of music were also used in a 1967 episode of Doctor Who (The Web Of Fear if anyone cared). I've often wondered just how it ended up being used there.

3. It's almost been ruined by the absolutely superb Hallowe'en parody on The Simpsons.  :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on May 27, 2011, 05:48:14 AM
I cannot watch Cape Fear without thinking

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_K60Z1eMb6jQ/SP0DYry72cI/AAAAAAAAAS8/v4voT71G_4o/s320/BobRake.jpg)

brilliant  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on May 27, 2011, 08:54:16 AM
 :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on May 27, 2011, 11:09:53 AM
"Yehurghye..."


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on May 29, 2011, 05:55:53 PM
The new Tangent DVD - Going Off On Two.

I've seen them twice with Luke Machin, but watching the close-ups on this...bloody hell, he's amazing. Just the right balance of flash and tasteful phrasing, and every bit a match for Mr. T's soloing.

I'm really enjoying this, actually...I thought I was all progged out after a weekend of podcast-making, but this is fun.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on May 29, 2011, 05:57:46 PM
Dodgy product


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on May 29, 2011, 06:07:22 PM
It's only the backers who are dodgy.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on May 29, 2011, 07:02:49 PM
Production ? What executive production ?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on May 29, 2011, 07:03:48 PM
I'm watching the Indy500, earlier I watched the Monaco GP and later I will watch the Nascar Sprint Cup Coca Cola 600


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on May 30, 2011, 02:42:31 PM
The Championship playoff final


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on May 30, 2011, 02:43:24 PM
The cricket is almost certainly better.  The count is 2.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on May 30, 2011, 02:46:10 PM
I will switch to the cricket at halftime.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on May 30, 2011, 03:22:19 PM
I'm watching my lawn dry out.  very unsuccessfully, I might add.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on May 30, 2011, 03:28:29 PM
Is it unsuccessful because your eyes are not open ?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on May 30, 2011, 03:29:00 PM
nah, the watching was fine, it was the drying out that wasn't.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on May 30, 2011, 03:55:36 PM
The count is 5 now.  England look like they could win this. 


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on May 30, 2011, 03:57:20 PM
6 down.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on May 30, 2011, 04:03:07 PM
7.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on May 30, 2011, 04:07:35 PM
this is looking like the Count thread!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on May 30, 2011, 04:08:19 PM
8.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on May 30, 2011, 04:09:45 PM
Yeah...the tennis has been put on  ::)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on May 30, 2011, 04:33:30 PM
And it's all over.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on May 30, 2011, 07:12:31 PM
Springwatch. Chris Packham looks like Phideaux Xavier.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on May 30, 2011, 08:33:14 PM
Game of Thrones was brilliant!  (this week, less gratuituous violence but major gratuitous lesbian action)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on May 30, 2011, 08:40:02 PM
I don't have Sky.  >:( >:(


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on May 30, 2011, 08:43:31 PM
All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace on BBC2. A fantastically put together documentary that I really should be paying more attention to about the rise of machines in society.

And they've just used that Doctor Who music that was in The Shining! It must be BBC archive music, but I do wonder just where it came from...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on May 30, 2011, 08:44:02 PM
I don't have Sky.  >:( >:(

neither do we


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on May 30, 2011, 08:46:31 PM
You pirate.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on May 30, 2011, 08:47:46 PM
shiver me timbers


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on May 30, 2011, 09:26:55 PM
Is that an offer?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on May 30, 2011, 09:28:56 PM
Queen: Days Of Our Lives (Part 2) on BBC2. I missed Part One last night, but will catch up another time. It's a good watch, this is. And they're showing the 1975 Christmas gig after it. My evening is sorted.  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on May 30, 2011, 10:01:00 PM
Game of Thrones was brilliant!  (this week, less gratuituous violence but major gratuitous lesbian action)

damn, knew I should have been watching that.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on May 30, 2011, 11:07:08 PM
Game of Thrones was brilliant!  (this week, less gratuituous violence but major gratuitous lesbian action)

Expect them to make up for the lack of violence in this episode in the remaining episodes,  that lesbian scene isn't in the book and I don't really see what the point of it was other than to show two naked women getting it on yes Littlefinger is talking and it kind of gives you a sense of his motives but I don't think they really needed to as the fact that he isn't to be trusted kind of gets hammered home elsewhere


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on May 30, 2011, 11:16:14 PM
Watched the "Making of..." DVD that came with Neal Morse's Testimony 2.
I did wonder if it was just going to be a clip of Neal pointing upwards and saying "I didn't do it..."
 
However, while it was not as interesting as the "Making of The Whirlwind" DVD it did contain a mid-sized dose of geek fodder. :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on May 30, 2011, 11:22:06 PM
I have not got to that yet, but I do thank the little baby Jesus for producing such a stunning Prog album.

Jesus rocks !


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on May 30, 2011, 11:26:36 PM
It's not about cheeses then? Must read the lyrics...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on May 31, 2011, 06:30:19 AM
that lesbian scene isn't in the book and I don't really see what the point of it was other than to show two naked women getting it on
You say that like it's a bad thing, Mike ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on May 31, 2011, 09:40:28 AM
All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace on BBC2. A fantastically put together documentary that I really should be paying more attention to about the rise of machines in society.


Last night's was much better than last week, which was just a bunch of randomly jammed together hypotheses that had absolutely no relationship at all (except as grist to a conspiracy theorist). It was more interesting last night and seemed more cohesive.

The central flaw in the whole series thus far is the idea that "the machines" (by which he manes computers) have a consciousness of their won and act as if they are autonomous entities. "They" aren't/don't.

Still, interesting thought provokin stuff, so long as you remember that it's putting forward a hypothesis as well.

The Queen stuff was very good. I was a bit afraid that it would be some celebrity fronted tosh, but it was quite revealing and insightful.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on May 31, 2011, 11:22:54 AM
that lesbian scene isn't in the book and I don't really see what the point of it was other than to show two naked women getting it on
You say that like it's a bad thing, Mike ;D

Not really ;D but what's bugging me is that their adding in scenes that aren't important while at the same time leaving out things that I think should be in there but there again it's probably easier to find a girl to get naked than it is to find a wolf to follow direction :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on May 31, 2011, 11:26:26 AM
You'd think so, wouldn't you  :( ::)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 31, 2011, 01:24:44 PM
Ah James, but at least your Wolf Display Team is the best in the land  ;D

Just watched both parts of the Queen documentary.

Wow! I am so lucky to have got to see the Magic Tour at Wembley, sorry Mouse.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on May 31, 2011, 01:34:03 PM
 ::)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on June 01, 2011, 06:00:25 AM
[ but there again it's probably easier to find a girl to get naked than it is to find a wolf to follow direction :D

It's filmed in Northern Ireland & the wolves there do what they want ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Andy R on June 01, 2011, 11:50:04 AM
I watched both parts of the Queen documentary last night on iPlayer. I was away on a roadie job when they were shown. I really enjoyed both. I do wish John Deacon had contributed though.

I too saw Queen live on the Magic Tour. I saw them in Koln with support from Level 42, Gary Moore and Marillion  :o


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 01, 2011, 12:01:08 PM
I only saw Queen the once, at Newcastle City Hall on the tour they did shortly after Live Killers. I was sixteen, and I'd never seen anything like it. Watching Brian May performing his solo bit in Brighton Rock almost made me give up trying to play guitar.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on June 01, 2011, 12:04:01 PM
I only saw Queen the once, at Newcastle City Hall on the tour they did shortly after Live Killers. I was sixteen, and I'd never seen anything like it. Watching Brian May performing his solo bit in Brighton Rock almost made me give up trying to play guitar.

Wow !

The best I saw was Wembley Arena on The Works tour. Still in my Top 5 gigs ever that one.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 01, 2011, 12:13:14 PM
I have to confess, I saw quite a lot of gigs at the City Hall through the remarkable stroke of luck of having a schoolfriend whose Dad worked there. Thanks to good old Fred Whitcombe I got to see Queen, The Who (first tour without Keith Moon, but still bloody amazing), Genesis (Duke tour) and Rush (Permanent Waves - we'd had to queue all night for the Hemispheres date) all at or close to the top of their respective game.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on June 01, 2011, 12:15:39 PM
Wilf. You lucky, lucky b*****d.  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 01, 2011, 12:17:08 PM
Harsh, but entirely true, Sir! :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 01, 2011, 12:30:37 PM
When I think of the bands I did get to se even starting as late as 82 I've done pretty well. Fortunately Southampton Gaumont was one of the stops on the theatre circuit for bands that did that size tour.

Saw Maiden on the Piece and Slavery tours, Marillion on the Fugazi, Reel To Real and Misplaced tours - lots of NWOBHM inc. Leppard, Gillan & Whitesnake.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on June 01, 2011, 12:39:30 PM
When I think of the bands I did get to se even starting as late as 82 I've done pretty well. Fortunately Southampton Gaumont was one of the stops on the theatre circuit for bands that did that size tour.

Saw Maiden on the Piece and Slavery tours, Marillion on the Fugazi, Reel To Real and Misplaced tours - lots of NWOBHM inc. Leppard, Gillan & Whitesnake.

I saw Gillan in Great Yarmouth. They were brill.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on June 01, 2011, 12:40:29 PM
between 1976 and 1980 I saw Styx, Boston, Kansas, Aerosmith, Foreigner, The Doobie Brothers, Heart, and some others that I would need to dig out the ticket stubs to remember.  it was good times.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on June 01, 2011, 12:51:54 PM
between 1976 and 1980 I saw Styx, Boston, Kansas, Aerosmith, Foreigner, The Doobie Brothers, Heart

You have our sympathy, and our thanks that you are in a far better place now  ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on June 01, 2011, 12:57:18 PM
between 1976 and 1980 I saw Styx, Boston, Kansas, Aerosmith, Foreigner, The Doobie Brothers, Heart

You have our sympathy, and our thanks that you are in a far better place now  ;)

heh


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Jim on June 01, 2011, 01:05:21 PM
between 1976 and 1980 I saw Styx, Boston, Kansas, Aerosmith, Foreigner, The Doobie Brothers, Heart, and some others that I would need to dig out the ticket stubs to remember.  it was good times.

I very envy you over both Boston and Kansas.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 01, 2011, 01:24:23 PM
I got to see Aerosmith and Heart in the 1980s when they were still rocking.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on June 01, 2011, 01:27:20 PM
I got to see the Disposable Heroes of Hip-hoprisy.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on June 01, 2011, 01:29:02 PM
I got to sleep (in a drunken stupor) through The Prodigy the night before I saw Jadis.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 01, 2011, 01:29:46 PM
I saw the prodicgy the night both Jarvis and I left an important part of our brains in a field in Hampshire.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on June 01, 2011, 01:40:26 PM
between 1976 and 1980 I saw Styx, Boston, Kansas, Aerosmith, Foreigner, The Doobie Brothers, Heart, and some others that I would need to dig out the ticket stubs to remember.  it was good times.

Did Tom Schulz play his big organ ?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on June 01, 2011, 01:43:43 PM
between 1976 and 1980 I saw Styx, Boston, Kansas, Aerosmith, Foreigner, The Doobie Brothers, Heart, and some others that I would need to dig out the ticket stubs to remember.  it was good times.

Did Tom Scholz play his big organ ?

he   of course!  and in a cape!!  true prog!!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 01, 2011, 01:46:57 PM
Reminds me, I saw Boston at Newcastle too. It wasn't a great gig - due to an administrative error they'd underspecced the PA they needed for the UK tour, and as a result the sound was a bit pants. For a band like Boston that's a problem.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 01, 2011, 01:47:25 PM
Less Than A Feeling?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on June 01, 2011, 01:48:08 PM
Less Than A Feeling?

heh



Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on June 01, 2011, 01:48:26 PM
Not the tea party you were expecting then.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on June 01, 2011, 01:50:28 PM
this very cool video on dark matter (http://vimeo.com/22956103)

nifty!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on June 01, 2011, 05:59:29 PM
I had a day at the cinema today with the Brother. We saw The Hangover (Part 2) and X-Men: First Class. The former was well put together, but just wasn't funny. The latter, despite having a rubbish name, was good fun. I just wish my sibling didn't have to point out the failings of everyone around him so much.  :-\


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 01, 2011, 06:31:43 PM
Not the tea party you were expecting then.
:D ;D

I felt sorry for them, because they were trying really hard, and were engaging as personalities. Brad Delp had one hell of a voice, and no crappy PA system could hide that.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on June 02, 2011, 12:17:25 AM
Brad Delp was my hero.  and Steve Walsh, and Steve Perry, and Jon Anderson.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on June 02, 2011, 06:14:24 PM
Megamind - I am finding this to be a very funny film indeed.

(http://www.comingsoon.net/gallery/42391/Megamind_7.jpg)

'Thanks space step mom!'


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on June 02, 2011, 06:34:04 PM
Me and the kids love Megamind.

Stephen likes the soundtrack too, which is a bonus.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on June 02, 2011, 06:57:30 PM
It's the disco alligator pit with the squeaky toys that made me laugh the most.  :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on June 03, 2011, 09:10:49 AM
I loved it also. Plus Jem has just seen it and loved it too.

Jo said she thought it was better than The Incredibles but I don't know. I just... don't know.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 03, 2011, 10:15:07 AM
What are birds for? We just...don't know...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on June 03, 2011, 11:47:02 AM
 :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on June 03, 2011, 12:10:27 PM
no spoilers please!  I haven't seen it yet!  but I put it on my Netflix queue, so hopefully soon!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on June 03, 2011, 12:39:58 PM
It's ok - Wilf's comment was from something entirely different :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 03, 2011, 03:04:00 PM
I still have a headache, but I just watched Megamind and it was very cool.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on June 03, 2011, 03:28:22 PM
I'm currently watching the countryside speed by under a clear blue sky. It's rather nice.  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on June 05, 2011, 06:27:28 PM
Alan Reed's DVD which I picked up for a fiver yesterday.  Even the in-between comments are the same as at the Peel.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 05, 2011, 06:56:42 PM
Balls! - I missed out on that. Did he even mention it from the stage?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on June 05, 2011, 07:00:31 PM
I don't think so.

Probably wasn't in the script  ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on June 05, 2011, 07:55:12 PM
There is some good stuff on the DVD - the listing is:
1) Sanctuary
2) Never Too Late
3) Teardrops in the Rame
4) Who's to Blame?
5) Kean on the Job
6) Win or Lose
7) Begin Again

But Biko is on the DVD as well.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on June 05, 2011, 07:58:34 PM
A video someone made for a song called "Space Girl," written by Ewan McColl.
The song is not much to write home about but the clips jog some memories of old TV series and films.
NB: There's some brief female nudery in there.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-y8BjwzJSo


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on June 05, 2011, 08:41:29 PM
That was excellent.

And I say that having managed to miss the nudery  >:(


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on June 06, 2011, 07:31:45 PM
James H, Karin and I had a day of watching DVDs yesterday. We took in viewings of...

Transatlantic - The Whirlwind from the Whirld Tour DVD. I think we could only put up with the one (!) track as we were having much more fun doing Neal Morse impressions.  ;)

Rush - Snakes And Arrows Live. This was the Blu-Ray version. And boy, it was good.

Porcupine Tree - Anaesthetise. Again, the Blu-Ray version. We spotted Karin going mental in the front row at one point.  :D

Al Murray's Compete For The Meat. Silly, but a good chuckle here and there.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on June 06, 2011, 07:34:12 PM
Spammer.

Already knew all that from another post.

Are you Lambsie in disguise  :o


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 11, 2011, 05:55:34 PM
This evening we will be eating Yvette's home-made lasagne while watching The King's Speech on DVD, borrowed from the library for just one quid. Hope it's as good as everyone says...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on June 11, 2011, 05:59:13 PM
How come everyone's tried the lasagne but me? :-\


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on June 11, 2011, 06:04:09 PM
How come everyone's tried the lasagne but me? :-\

heh

The Kings Speech was wonderful.  the kind of movie that I wanted to immediately watch it again as soon as it was over.  definitely one I want to own.  hope you like it!  and the lasagna.

:D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on June 11, 2011, 06:07:48 PM
Ooh, lasagne, mmm... Yes, The King's Speech is indeed an excellent film. Hope you enjoy it, Wilf.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on June 11, 2011, 06:32:54 PM
watching Despicable Me.  love this film.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Trace on June 11, 2011, 06:44:29 PM
Sahara is on at the moment.
Brainless telly - it's wonderful when you don't really want to think, the plot has holes you can drive a supertanker through, but the soundtrack is brilliant.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 11, 2011, 09:35:25 PM
Well, we all loved The King's Speech...marvellous stuff.

The lasagne was pretty damn good too.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 11, 2011, 09:50:26 PM
I shall make a mega-lasagne this week.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 11, 2011, 10:07:20 PM
Watched the satrt of C4's Camelot. Twas OK, but nothing amazing. Enough to stick with it, but I don't think it'll replace Gormenghast as my fave TV epic.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on June 11, 2011, 11:19:19 PM
Paul called Camelot a pile of poo. Well, it's not like he was going to post that himself, was it?  :P


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on June 12, 2011, 11:05:09 AM
Was it a silly place?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 12, 2011, 12:00:07 PM
It was only a model.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on June 12, 2011, 01:48:12 PM
After reading this review (http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2011/jun/11/camelot-episodes-one-two) on The Guardian, I want to watch it now.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on June 13, 2011, 08:43:16 AM
No, I'm sorry, it's too perilous.

That review made me laugh though. Seems like the woman who wrote it aspires to be Charlie Brooker.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on June 13, 2011, 08:59:18 AM
Her last line was a corker:

• Apologies to all blonds as, reading it back, this blog is, like, totally racist to your people.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on June 13, 2011, 04:17:18 PM
Ron Sexsmith - BBC4 doc from a while ago, superb, i'm a convert now

Shankill Butchers - BBC Northern Ireland programme about another bunch of murdering bastards from this island.Scary stuff in that they got away with it for so long


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on June 14, 2011, 09:21:26 AM
Ron Sexsmith is such a cool dude. Was that the Songwriters Circle show with Fran Healy and Graham Gouldman Benb? If so, I saw that recently too and really, really enjoyed it. Probably the best of the series so far I think (excepting Richard Thompson absolutely blowing away Suzanne Vega and Loudon Wainwright III, which let's face it is not an easy ask).


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on June 14, 2011, 09:26:45 AM
Simon, it was a documentary about him recording his latest album with Bob Rock.May be available on iplayer.Well worth seeing


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 14, 2011, 09:27:00 AM
excepting Richard Tompson absolutely blowing away Suzanne Vega and Loudon Wainwright III, which let's face it is not an easy ask
I was grinning all the way through that show. RTs a bastard like that, because he's ridiculously unassuming as he simply wipes out all opposition. But he does it nicely.

Might have to listen to some now...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on June 14, 2011, 09:42:01 AM
Simon, it was a documentary about him recording his latest album with Bob Rock.May be available on iplayer.Well worth seeing
Oh cool. Yes, I certainly will search that one out. Cheers Benb.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Trace on June 14, 2011, 08:17:04 PM
Mama's Boys - Live At Camden Palace 1985.
This really takes me back. The simple songs, non-existent stage presence, no direction, and some truly awful caqmera angles - wonderful.
Now all I've got to do is find my old videos of the Power Hour.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on June 14, 2011, 08:25:33 PM
Mama's Boys were great at the Reading Festival in '83 !


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Andy R on June 14, 2011, 08:34:13 PM
Mama's Boys were great at the Reading Festival in '83 !

You're right. They were particularly good at that gig  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 14, 2011, 08:52:29 PM
Mama's Boys - Live At Camden Palace 1985.
Yvette: "Bryan always did know how to enjoy himself"


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on June 14, 2011, 11:01:50 PM
The guitarist from the band Pat McManus is till going & plays with a trio now with him singing doing a very blues oriented style & leaves most players in his wake.Also one of the nicest guys you will ever meet.no bullshit at all


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on June 15, 2011, 12:02:53 PM
Ron Sexsmith is such a cool dude. Was that the Songwriters Circle show with Fran Healy and Graham Gouldman Benb? If so, I saw that recently too and really, really enjoyed it.

They were the programmes that led to me downloading the first Ron Sexsmith album. Great stuff and one I must listen to again at some point.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 16, 2011, 05:06:12 PM
Transatlantic - Whirld Tour 2010

(http://tapatalk.com/mu/5c18622a-3625-7fa7.jpg)

Prog with everything turned up to 11, isn't it? I love this band in the same way as I love triple chocolate mousse cake...something incredibly rich and opulent, but not for everyday consumption. One album every ten years is probably about perfect. And this concert DVD is the definitive rendering of the behemoth that is The Whirlwind, as well as being an excellent memento of a great (if exhausting) night out.

These guys are just such great players.

There's one bit where I think I can see Simon, Chris, James and myself in the audience, but that may be delusional.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on June 16, 2011, 05:20:37 PM
I will tell Neal you like it later


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 16, 2011, 05:35:22 PM
I wish I was seeing Neal...that new record of his is ever so good.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on June 16, 2011, 06:00:54 PM
It certainly is, and I cannot deny I am really looking forward to this one


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on June 22, 2011, 09:41:34 PM
A Town Called Panic is about to start on Film4 right now. I heartily recommend it to everyone here and insist you see it one way or another. It's silly, funny, cute, daft, sweet, brilliant, French and utterly, utterly bonkers. I think it's one of my favourite films.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Trace on June 22, 2011, 09:57:10 PM
I've just been watching a Bob Seger concert video from 1980.
Wonderful stuff, but it really is from a different age. Absolutely no 'show', just some badly dressed blokes roaming erratically around the stage (and some oddly dressed female backing singers trying to hide at the back). Luckilly the music is really good.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 22, 2011, 09:58:35 PM
Absolutely no 'show', just some badly dressed blokes roaming erratically around the stage
Bit like Summer's End, then.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Trace on June 22, 2011, 10:05:57 PM
Sort of, but with a bit more energy and a hell of a lot more space.
The stage looked to be about 30 yards wide, with the band grouped in the middle quarte except for random forays. Reminded me (stageshow only - not the music) of seeing the Young Gods at Phoenix Festival, a band as a pimple on a huge stage.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 23, 2011, 09:21:27 AM
The Apprentice, last night.

That Melody is a real piece of work.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 23, 2011, 09:34:00 AM
Shrek 4 last night

That Rumpelstliltskin is a piece of work

Do the roar!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on June 23, 2011, 09:39:40 AM
The Apprentice, last night.

That Melody is a real piece of work.

I thought that you had to be a robotic psychopath to get on the Apprentice.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 23, 2011, 10:19:57 AM
I thought you had to be a robotic psychopath to watch it...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on June 23, 2011, 10:26:26 AM
I thought you had to be a robotic psychopath to watch it...

I'll admit, having seen about ten minutes of it, it raised the same feelings of disgust in me as the ten seconds I saw of 2 girls 1 cup.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 23, 2011, 10:32:47 AM
So much coffee ice cream...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on June 23, 2011, 01:09:07 PM
I still have not seen that.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on June 23, 2011, 01:45:20 PM
Good work Tim. Neither have I and intend to remain in a state of ignorant bliss concerning said video.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on June 23, 2011, 01:45:55 PM
I still have not seen that.

Do not.

It's not worth the price to satisfy your curiousity.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on June 23, 2011, 01:52:43 PM
We are talking about The Apprentice, right?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on June 23, 2011, 01:55:51 PM
We are talking about The Apprentice, right?

My advice is the same with regard to either of them.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on June 23, 2011, 01:58:23 PM
Yeah, that's what I thought.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on June 23, 2011, 06:07:26 PM
I have watched the Shadowline series this week.  Very enjoyable.


Title: Re: Re: Now Watching
Post by: hoboslobo on June 24, 2011, 05:55:10 AM
The fun is in seeing peoples reaction to said video.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on June 24, 2011, 08:33:32 PM
Then: BB King at Glastonbury on BBC4.

Now: The, er-ah, Kennedys on, er, BBC2.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: clairew on June 24, 2011, 08:39:34 PM
Morrissey at Glastonbury. He is wonderful, but nothing on earth would persuade me that that particular festival would be a fun experience.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: mattstevens on June 24, 2011, 09:10:52 PM
Morrissey at Glastonbury. He is wonderful, but nothing on earth would persuade me that that particular festival would be a fun experience.

Agreed on both counts :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on June 24, 2011, 10:31:51 PM
U2 are now singing a Coldplay song at Glastonbury. This is and has been rubbish. The Edge has had a different guitar for every song. Literally. Bono has attempted to be as pretentious as possible. The Edge is a massive knob.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Trace on June 24, 2011, 10:35:29 PM
Some things just don't change.
I really couldn't be bothered to watch it.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 24, 2011, 10:36:18 PM
I thought they were pretty good. They excel at big crowds, and although it took them a while to warm they got into their groove.

Yes, Bono is a knob, but he's fully aware of the fact.

They were a damn sight better than The Vaccines earlier, who should be sent to bed with spanked bottoms and no supper.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on June 24, 2011, 10:38:07 PM
U2 are now singing a Coldplay song at Glastonbury.
They've come a long way since they were good.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on June 24, 2011, 10:39:43 PM
They were a damn sight better than The Vaccines earlier, who should be sent to bed with spanked bottoms and no supper.

Were they the ones Matt Stevens said were like a Chris Morris parody of an Indie band? I saw one of their songs and it was hilarious.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 24, 2011, 10:42:43 PM
That was them.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Trace on June 24, 2011, 10:43:01 PM

They were a damn sight better than The Vaccines earlier, who should be sent to bed with spanked bottoms and no supper.

But they're the great white hope (sorry, I still look at the NME each week).


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on June 24, 2011, 11:01:00 PM
I really like U2.  they were very important to me at a critical point in my life.  I think The Edge is a brilliant musician, whose playing is actually very understated.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on June 25, 2011, 12:01:24 AM
I'm very glad you like them so much, Rog. Honestly.  :)  To be fair, I've got nothing against their music, or the 'other two' members, but the other other two annoy the hell out of me a lot of the time.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on June 25, 2011, 01:12:22 AM
have you seen Rattle and Hum?  great show.  and Atomic Bomb has some kickin tunes.  personalities aside, they're a great band.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on June 25, 2011, 07:54:56 AM
It was after Rattle And Hum that they disappeared up themselves...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on June 25, 2011, 03:29:15 PM
I really enjoyed U2.
The Edge uses a different guitar each song to get the exact sound used on the album.
Bono may well be a bit of a knob but he's agreat front man & i thought they showed most bands how to work a big occasion.
The Vaccines were indeed shite.Saw one bad Ramones sounding effort.
Why is it that so much so called "Indie" is shite & has absolutely no balls?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on June 26, 2011, 12:14:44 AM
That's why they call it "Indie".  ;D

Ooh, I'm being a right arse in this thread, aren't I? I'll stop now.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on June 26, 2011, 10:17:03 AM
I am watching the red kites circling outside (the birds, not kites) - they have really come back to this part of the Chilterns in a big way through the successful reintroduction programme, which I think is good...not sure how Mouse will feel about it  :D

(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Environment/Pix/pictures/2008/01/07/redkite460.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on June 26, 2011, 01:04:08 PM
They're beautiful, as long as I stay inside.  ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Andy R on June 26, 2011, 08:33:06 PM
I am watching the red kites circling outside (the birds, not kites) - they have really come back to this part of the Chilterns in a big way through the successful reintroduction programme, which I think is good...not sure how Mouse will feel about it  :D

(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Environment/Pix/pictures/2008/01/07/redkite460.jpg)

We had one fly past us about 1 metre away at head height earlier. We were out on the garden.

BTW I was involved in the release programme  ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on June 26, 2011, 08:35:50 PM
Oh, excellent - that must have been fun and very fulfilling !


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 27, 2011, 11:07:21 AM
Watched no TV over the weekend and only about an hour last night (two shows recorded while we were away)

Out at another Herring gig tonight, so no TV tonight either.

Strangely not missing it.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 27, 2011, 11:08:36 AM
Is that because it's 98% total shite on the telly?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on June 27, 2011, 11:29:03 AM
The Glastonberry set by Beyonce was a lot of fun. She was pure, unadulterated female in the way that AC/DC is concentrated maleness.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on June 27, 2011, 11:34:47 AM
I missed Beyonce.  >:(  And for the record, I actually don't mind a lot of her music.

Top Gear was great.  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on June 27, 2011, 11:40:00 AM
Noticed that Kylie's Aphrodite concert show was about to be booted from Sky Anytime so I thought I'd have a quick look through it. I ended up fast-forwarding through much of it cos there's only so much walking about in various different sets of gold shiny high heels I can watch.
It was exactly as you might expect musically but visually it was about as over the top as you could imagine. Coach loads of muscle-bound shirtless male dancers, lots of aerial acrobats, greek-style pillars and water fountains all over the place. People anywhere near the front or the huge walkways to the centre platform MUST have got splashed or dripped on several times and some even more drenched. James' notepad would have been soggy for sure.
Hell of a show but I suspect more people felt they needed a wee during that gig than at most others. :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on June 27, 2011, 11:41:35 AM
ahh I forgot Top Gear was on  :'(  iplayer tonight!

I don't watch Glastonbury.  Has no interest to me.  I was amused to read that Kate Moss was not allowed into the Pulp thingy.  ;D  

I am not allowed to like U2 anymore (not that I did before anyway) due to their tax stuff.  


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on June 27, 2011, 11:43:33 AM
Watched the Beyonce & enjoyed it for what it was.Excellent backing band & singers as you'd expect.
Anyone see The Kills the night before?
First time seeing/hearing them & very impressed.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 27, 2011, 11:57:22 AM
I enjoyed Beyonce, too...she seemed genuinely surprised by the reaction from the audience, though of course you can never be sure.

The all-female band helped with that concentrated female thing.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 27, 2011, 12:08:50 PM
I am not allowed to like U2 anymore (not that I did before anyway) due to their tax stuff.  

Perhaps I'm getting old and losing my radical streak but I find it hard to give a toss about U2's taxes - sure it makes them a little hypocritical, but I'm more concerned with the fact that they haven't made an absolute killer album for a really really long time.

No Line is not without merit, but Like Queen after The Works, it's moments of brilliance in a gerneral decline. Here's hoping for a last hurrah such as Innuendo from Bono & co - can't see it happening though.

I expect people to act like wankers, I'm always pleasantly surprised when so few people I call friends do so. I know I do sometimes after all.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 27, 2011, 12:13:05 PM
Well, this may be controversial, but I thought all three headline acts gave triffic performances.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on June 27, 2011, 12:19:10 PM
I agree Wilf but then again considering who they were, I'd have been disapointed if they hadn't.

Speaking of disapointment, Pendulum were rubbish. You can't fault their music but oh my god, they made us on One Night On Fire look like The Dillinger Escape Plan. They looked like frightened rabbits caught in the headlights.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on June 27, 2011, 12:26:00 PM
I nearly died trying to watch Pendulum at the Leeds Festival a few years ago.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 27, 2011, 12:42:12 PM
Wow, that bad?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on June 27, 2011, 12:52:22 PM
Everyone else was bigger than me and jumping up and down a lot. I was smaller than everyone else and was not jumping up and down a lot. In this case, I was not the unmovable object against the unstoppable force.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on June 27, 2011, 01:42:39 PM
I agree Wilf but then again considering who they were, I'd have been disapointed if they hadn't.

Speaking of disapointment, Pendulum were rubbish. You can't fault their music but oh my god, they made us on One Night On Fire look like The Dillinger Escape Plan. They looked like frightened rabbits caught in the headlights.

I started watching them (am a big fan of the albums) but within the first song, that guy who was running around just basically shouting at the crowd really annoyed me.

Karin likened it to a bad Prodigy ripoff and I wasn't disagreeing. We went over to the red button and watched Bombay Bicycle Club followed by The Go Team and Eels, all of whom I really enjoyed.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on June 27, 2011, 01:51:59 PM
I saw a bit of Chasing Status on Saturday night. I have no idea who they are and, from the number of times they had to keep saying their name after every number, neither did they.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on June 27, 2011, 02:24:08 PM
I discovered that the lead bloke of the Eels is the son of the guy who first proposed multiple universes as a solution to major problems in quantum physics.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 27, 2011, 02:26:41 PM
There was a documentary about it on BBC4 a while ago - talking to Mark Everett about his Dad.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on June 28, 2011, 05:07:39 AM
I am not allowed to like U2 anymore (not that I did before anyway) due to their tax stuff.  

Perhaps I'm getting old and losing my radical streak but I find it hard to give a toss about U2's taxes -

the key word was
allowed
as they are berated on a daily basis in our corporate email.  I don't care really.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 28, 2011, 11:18:54 AM
There was a documentary about it on BBC4 a while ago - talking to Mark Everett about his Dad.

And blinking good it was too.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on June 28, 2011, 04:28:36 PM
I saw a bit of Chasing Status on Saturday night. I have no idea who they are and, from the number of times they had to keep saying their name after every number, neither did they.

He evidently couldn't even do that properly, since they're actually called Chase & Status (apparently.)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on June 28, 2011, 05:32:38 PM
Eggs & Dogs!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 28, 2011, 09:26:23 PM
Dog eggs.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 28, 2011, 09:35:29 PM
Eggs & Dogs!
Shite name, good record.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on June 29, 2011, 11:43:22 PM
Van Helsing
(http://getmovielink.com/images/covers/VanHelsing-tf.org-free-2009.jpg)

Under Siege II
(http://seagalology.com/img/movies/undersiege2.jpg)

If I can't have junk food then I may as well have junk tv  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on June 30, 2011, 05:28:34 AM
What sword?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on June 30, 2011, 09:27:09 AM
I do like both films though. They are a lot of fun.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on June 30, 2011, 09:38:03 AM
I totally agree - thoroughly good fun  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on July 02, 2011, 04:34:25 PM
Just been at the Chesham Theatre Company open air summer festival production of Alan Bennett adaptation of The Wind In The Willows - the weather was beautiful and it was excellent fun, much enjoyed by Stephen and Caitlin as well.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 02, 2011, 08:16:41 PM
This Is Jinsy pilot episode - growin impatient for the actual series - although it's ion Sky so will have to "acquire" it after transmission.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Trace on July 04, 2011, 07:33:04 PM
(http://metal-nose.org/e107_images/newspost_images/manowar_magic_circle_festival_volume1.jpg)

Manowar - Magic Circle Festival (2007)

It's been getting a bit crunchy around here (lots of Manowar mentions and now Meshuggah) that I had to watch some. Filmed at Manowar's own festival, with loads of like-minded bands, lots of black leather, and lots of raised hands (I think the audience just surrendered when Manowar appeared) - great stuff.

Credit to the David Shankle Group, no pussy-footing around here - 6 string bass and 7 string guitar, the only question is, why?



Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on July 04, 2011, 07:43:44 PM
Full respect to ManOwar. Death to false metal!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on July 04, 2011, 09:38:49 PM
A video about the growth of Social Media....some interesting figures and an uplifting soundtrack...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0EnhXn5boM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0EnhXn5boM)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on July 05, 2011, 08:44:56 AM
I think the audience just surrendered when Manowar appeared

Awesome. Who'd have thought they were French?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on July 05, 2011, 09:06:12 AM
Anyone watch Evan Davies' series called Made in Britain ? Jolly interesting, I thought. 


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on July 05, 2011, 12:47:20 PM
I think the audience just surrendered when Manowar appeared

Awesome. Who'd have thought they were French?
Robert wins the Best Use Of A Babylon 5 Quote In A Progressive Forum award.

(http://l.yimg.com/eb/ymv/us/img/hv/photo/movie_pix/warner_brothers/babylon_5___the_complete_fourth_season/_group_photos/claudia_christian4.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on July 05, 2011, 11:54:06 PM
I went to see the new Transformers film in the cinema. It was disgusting.

Later, I watched Paul at a friend's house, which was great fun.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on July 06, 2011, 02:48:02 AM
just watched Will Smith in Seven Pounds; great movie.  he is an impressive guy.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on July 06, 2011, 08:39:52 AM
I have a lot of time for our Mr S. I like what he does and he does it very well indeed.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on July 06, 2011, 08:41:52 AM
I like him for other reasons  ;D 


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on July 06, 2011, 08:54:58 AM
His shoes?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on July 06, 2011, 09:00:01 AM
yep  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on July 06, 2011, 09:03:05 AM
I don't blame you. He really has a masterful taste in footwear.

(http://www.sneakerfiles.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/celebrity-shoe-sightings-air-jordan-edition-17.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on July 06, 2011, 08:00:40 PM
I watched most of Attenborough's Journey on BBC2 earlier (missed the first 20-ish minutes). What a delightful, funny and just too damn interesting a man he seems to be. I grew up watching his programmes, I loved them. What a truly great man.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on July 07, 2011, 06:06:00 AM
I had a fabulous time watching Pet Shop Boys & Take That last night.  I thought of James when there was a couple of amazing mexican waves.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on July 07, 2011, 07:26:21 AM
amazing mexican waves.
Oxymoron.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 07, 2011, 09:16:15 AM
I suppose if she's Oxy she'll be free from spots, but it's not nice to call Sarah a moron  :P

Have started watching The Kennedys. really well acted HBO serial that we're finally catching up on.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on July 07, 2011, 11:07:25 AM

It is called FUN.  :P


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on July 07, 2011, 11:08:04 AM
I have spent almost 43 having fun without mexican waves, thank you very much  :P


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on July 07, 2011, 11:09:11 AM
 ;D

I don't think last night was your sort of gig....


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on July 07, 2011, 11:09:55 AM
Let's see if we can get a wave going at the next Peel gig.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on July 07, 2011, 11:12:26 AM
only if James plays


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on July 07, 2011, 11:26:25 AM
No, I prefer one where the band do everything and not just get the audience to sing it for them  ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on July 07, 2011, 07:09:04 PM
I know its been superceded by the Rosfest experience but I think that time the whole of the Peel was singing All Hands Lost was pretty special.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on July 07, 2011, 07:42:56 PM
I couldn't agree more Sarah. The moment when everybody started to sing made the lips in the band tremble a bit at the emotion. I won't forget that in a hurry.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Purrdey on July 07, 2011, 08:25:04 PM
When I was about 15 I used to go to a rock disco, they played Deep Purple and Black Sabbath and Free and all that stuff. When the DJ played Black Night, he used to turn the sound down for the next bit and we'd all shout "SOUL SH*TE!".

I still can't listen to Black Night without wanting to shout it out  ;D


I'm catching up on Camelot, the new series on Saturdays, I bought the season pass on iTunes so I can watch it on the train. My friend and I are going to fight over Joseph Fiennes if we ever get to meet him - there will be tears  :P  Weird thing is he hasn't aged a day since Elizabeth almost 14 years ago.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 09, 2011, 03:25:18 PM
The "making of" DVD from the Yes box set (a bit rubbish, didn't say a lot) and the TV version of Tubular Bells from the 2009 box set (much better - interesting use of real 70s TV effects and some smashing knitwear on show.

Has made me want to get the DVDs out of other box sets to watch.

It has also made me decry the fact that DVD-As won't play on my computer.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on July 09, 2011, 04:23:11 PM
the TV version of Tubular Bells from the 2009 box set (much better - interesting use of real 70s TV effects and some smashing knitwear on show.
As sported in that special by, among others, Steve Hillage and Fred Frith from Henry Cow, as well as the boy Oldfield himself.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on July 09, 2011, 04:39:03 PM
The second Hobbit production video (http://www.thehobbitblog.com/)

cool!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on July 10, 2011, 10:12:37 AM
Slyvester McCoy is Radagast! How cool is that??  ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on July 10, 2011, 10:55:07 AM
He'll probably put a six inch badger up his nose at one point...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on July 10, 2011, 11:06:16 AM
He'll probably put a six inch badger up his nose at one point...
(http://tapatalk.com/mu/5c185e4d-87a3-ed63.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on July 10, 2011, 01:46:56 PM
Slyvester McCoy is Radagast! How cool is that??  ;D ;D ;D ;D

while I don't always agree with PJ's messing with the books, I will enjoy seeing more of Radagast.  you can never have enough Istari.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on July 10, 2011, 08:39:04 PM
Slyvester McCoy is Radagast! How cool is that??  ;D ;D ;D ;D

while I don't always agree with PJ's messing with the books, I will enjoy seeing more of Radagast.  you can never have enough Istari.
Quite right Maestro, quote right.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on July 11, 2011, 12:09:28 AM
I'm watching the repeat of a documentary on BBC4 about 1970s Californian singer-songwriter culture. There's a gig with James Taylor and Carole King on after it. Oh, yes.  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Trace on July 11, 2011, 06:21:46 AM
I'm watching the repeat of a documentary on BBC4 about 1970s Californian singer-songwriter culture. There's a gig with James Taylor and Carole King on after it. Oh, yes.  :)

I saw that gig the last time it was televised, its an enjoyable smile-fest.



Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on July 11, 2011, 06:22:18 AM
I'm watching the repeat of a documentary on BBC4 about 1970s Californian singer-songwriter culture. There's a gig with James Taylor and Carole King on after it. Oh, yes.  :)
Carole King - grew up in New York.
James Taylor grew up in North Carolina.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on July 11, 2011, 11:27:46 AM
James Taylor. Two good songs. And a lot of piffle.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on July 11, 2011, 11:30:15 AM
I rather like James Taylor's better songs - "best of" albums are good - I wouldn't buy anything else .  He should do a cover of Wrecking Ball.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Purrdey on July 11, 2011, 11:44:26 AM
Reminds me of a string of conversations last month - "so what are you doing for your birthday, Alison?" ... me "Going to see James Taylor Quartet!"... them "OH I used to like James Taylor!"... me "Not that James Taylor..." ... them "Oh I wonder how he was allowed to use that name?"... me "well it is actually his name" /sigh

Someone said their neighbour actually bought tickets to see JTQ and half way through the set wondered when the "support" were going to get off and let James Taylor come on. They did enjoy JTQ though!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 16, 2011, 03:11:48 PM
Just watched Spike Jonze's weird take on Where The Wild Things Are.

Jeez it's bleak - It felt like a chore getting to the end.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on July 18, 2011, 09:12:59 AM
Sigur Ros - Heima

Upon returning from their world tour back in 2007, the band decided to undertake a series of free concerts around Iceland, taking in some of the more remote towns and villages which had not played host to a music event for many years. The cinematography is excellent as is the music which fits the backdrop of the island's desolate beauty perfectly.

It also provides very subtle insight into Icelandic culture. A truly beautiful movie.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51R8Eij8F2L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on July 18, 2011, 11:47:47 AM
I've been wanting to see Heima for ages. My Brother saw it in an old art house cinema in Leeds when it came out. He said it was the only time he'd seen everyone in the audience stay until the credits finished and then applauded.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 18, 2011, 12:23:20 PM
Watched the Apprentice final last night. Loved it when Jim, the slimy Irishman, when asked to describe himself using no cliches, replied "I do what it says on the tin..."


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on July 18, 2011, 12:40:34 PM
LOL
Not verbatim quotes but I also enjoyed Lord Sugar's view that "This chair might have legs" and Helen's last ditch u-turn attempt along the lines of "When I said 'concierge' I actually meant 'croissant'..."


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 18, 2011, 01:55:28 PM
And there was the exchange that went something like this:

Alan Sugar: But Susan, you don't understand...
Susan: No, Lord Sugar, I do understand...
Alan Sugar: No, Susan; you really don't understand.
Susan: Yes, Lord Sugar, when I said that I did understand I meant that I do understand that I don't understand...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on July 18, 2011, 03:55:17 PM
So we're to stay here while you enter the room...?

(http://community.middlebury.edu/~bpyfrom/grail/egbert.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on July 18, 2011, 04:24:58 PM
He knows you know.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on July 18, 2011, 04:35:01 PM
But he's got problems.

(Problems, problems, problems)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on July 18, 2011, 04:42:16 PM
DON'T GIVE ME YOUR PROBLEMS!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on July 18, 2011, 10:41:55 PM
I'm watching the repeat of Torchwood: Miracle Day. We're still not rid of Russel T. Davies, noooo!  ;)  Seriously, there's a weird quality to the picture, like a sort of motion blur. Have they not converted it properly from US television framerate to the UK format? And it's now like CSI crossed with Scooby Doo.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on July 19, 2011, 05:41:11 AM
And it's now like CSI crossed with Scooby Doo.

 ;D ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on July 19, 2011, 09:50:46 AM
I did enjoy it though. Still the RTD trademark of really cool things happening for NO REASON WHATSOEVER.

"What happens if you cut his head off?"


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on July 19, 2011, 10:30:20 AM
I watched episode two last night won't spoil it for those of you waiting till Thursday :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on July 19, 2011, 11:01:09 AM
Do we need to watch the rest of it? They seemed to show the whole series as a montage at the end...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 19, 2011, 11:54:43 AM
Fortunately I managed to stop watching by then. I hate those "coming soon" bits - I want to watch the series not see a load of spoilers - and don't get me started on the blanket previews for The Hour starting on BBC2 tonight - yes I will watch it, now stop trailing the feckin thing.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on July 19, 2011, 12:49:29 PM
Do we need to watch the rest of it? They seemed to show the whole series as a montage at the end...

Know what you mean that was a rather long look ahead  ::)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on July 19, 2011, 01:35:39 PM
Robert often says you can often tell how crap films are buy how much they stuff into the trailer. The longer the trailer, the worse the film.

I would refine that a bit by saying the longer the trailer, the less confidence they have in their own product.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on July 19, 2011, 01:47:15 PM
saw Harry Potter last night.  loved it.  really well done.  sad to see the series ended, though.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 19, 2011, 09:19:01 PM
looking forward to seeing it in 3D at the IMAX a week today.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on July 19, 2011, 09:53:46 PM
we saw it in 2D.  I'm not really sure what advantage 3D would have for this movie, and I've generally been underwhelmed by the 3D things I've seen so far.  but iMax is usually pretty special, so enjoy!!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on July 21, 2011, 11:39:50 AM
"If you don't put your glasses on, you'll only be seeing this in 1/2D!"


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on July 21, 2011, 11:48:40 AM
heh


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 21, 2011, 12:00:35 PM
I hope to be seeing Harry Potter at the weekend, with my boys, and a family friend who is childless but likes to tag along to see Harry Potter. It really feels like the end of an era - my boys have been growing up with Harry Potter and now it'll all be over.  :'( 


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on July 21, 2011, 12:41:06 PM
I'm going to see it tonight.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 21, 2011, 12:49:01 PM
I'm going next Tuesday - I'm slightly concerned that I will have had dental treatment that morning - I will have to stock up on paracetomol and codeine tablets.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on July 21, 2011, 02:38:16 PM
It is indeed jolly good.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on July 21, 2011, 02:46:48 PM
Am I the only person in the world that doesn't get Harry Potter?  I (being an adult) have not read the books but the couple of films I have seen have bored me to tears.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on July 21, 2011, 03:02:57 PM
Am I the only person in the world that doesn't get Harry Potter?  I (being an adult) have not read the books but the couple of films I have seen have bored me to tears.

Got no interest in it not read the book or seen any of the films


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on July 21, 2011, 04:34:09 PM
A couple of cub camps we did were HP themed.  I even worked out a silly game which was call Quiditch (which will mean nothing to Mike or Sarah, but meant a lot to the children).  It was one of the things that you just had to know about.  Pokemon was another.  I can understand why HP interests the children and the books are well written, and the films that I've seen are very well produced. 

Pokemon is drivel.  No, it's worse than drivel.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on July 21, 2011, 08:29:16 PM
The film was alright. It was an enjoyable evening.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on July 21, 2011, 10:30:03 PM
The film was alright. It was an enjoyable evening.

Alright? ALRIGHT??!

It was the best thing I've seen in ages. Mind you, it helps if you've seen all the others and have been waiting for it for, like, ever.

And the IMAX 3D was astonishingly good, well worth the extra money, it's such an immersive experience.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on July 21, 2011, 11:07:09 PM
Mind you, it helps if you've seen all the others and have been waiting for it for, like, ever.

I have seen all the others. And I've read all the books. Multiple times in some cases. Maybe all the other sh*t that's been kicking me around recently that's made me a miserable f*ck stopped me enjoying it more. There were a few arseholes in our screen, too. And a door that when opened cast a massive pillar of light directly onto the screen. And some aforementioned arseholes left aforementioned door open and didn't bother going to close it, leaving yours truly to leg it down the steps and close it...

*goes to find a piano lid to slam down on fingers to stop them typ- SLAM*


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on July 21, 2011, 11:14:00 PM
Maybe it was more the fact that I was gripped by the story, since I had no idea what was going to happen... I dunno.

Anyway, I'm well aware of how your mood at any given time affects how much you appreciate something which is blatently absolutely awesome. Like Genesis at Twickenham (never really got into it...)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 22, 2011, 10:56:53 AM
Or Roger Waters at the O2  :'(

Probably one of life's biggest regrets.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on July 22, 2011, 12:46:41 PM
Pokemon is drivel.  No, it's worse than drivel.

"It's pronounced 'Pac-man'"

(http://images.wikia.com/blackbooks/images/c/c4/BernardBlack.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 22, 2011, 01:33:09 PM
Gotta catch 'em all!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on July 22, 2011, 06:26:11 PM
Badgers on The One Show. Guess who's very happy...

(http://tapatalk.com/mu/5c185e4d-c0bd-6ca9.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on July 22, 2011, 07:15:11 PM
He must be happy if he's not got the other face on.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 22, 2011, 07:15:59 PM
Looks like he's had his teeth pulled out with pliers.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on July 22, 2011, 07:31:11 PM
Oh dear...

(http://tapatalk.com/mu/5c185e4d-cfe5-7ebc.jpg)

You should be more careful, Catherine.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on July 22, 2011, 11:01:33 PM
Neal Morse - Making Of Testimony 2

The Answer - 412 Days Of Rock 'N'Roll, in which jammy Irish bastards get to support AC/DC on Black Ice tour ;)



Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on July 22, 2011, 11:11:49 PM
I rather liked the last Answer album. It was like a good dose of 'classic' style rock without turning into metal at any point.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on July 22, 2011, 11:12:23 PM
I saw them on that Black Ice tour - brilliant.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on July 25, 2011, 10:54:05 PM
I'm watching the second episode of Touchwood: Miracle Day. I'm impressed at how Russell T. Davies has managed to write a script where every character is utterly unlikeable. And it's just silly.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: clairew on July 26, 2011, 06:19:56 AM
The baby is ok. Although she should be in bed rather than attempting to save the world. They're making a rod for their own backs not getting her into a routine.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on July 31, 2011, 07:43:28 PM
tonights non internet based entertainment is Paul


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on July 31, 2011, 07:52:34 PM
I saw Cars2 yesterday - what a pile of rubbish that was.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on July 31, 2011, 09:05:15 PM
So, how did they build all those buildings before cars were invented, huh?!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on July 31, 2011, 09:05:46 PM
tonights non internet based entertainment is Paul

Dance, Worwood, dance!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on July 31, 2011, 09:06:13 PM
Even ignoring all the questions you raised  :D it was utter rubbish


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on July 31, 2011, 11:14:40 PM
So, how did they build all those buildings before cars were invented, huh?!

heh


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on August 01, 2011, 06:15:41 AM
I saw Cars 2 yesterday.  It wasn't as good as Cars but the premise worked better than I was expecting. 


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on August 01, 2011, 06:26:29 PM
Took my kids to see Horrid Henry at the weekend & can say it was the biggest pile of shite i've seen in a long long time.
Horrific :-[


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on August 01, 2011, 06:52:04 PM
The trailer certainly looked awful.  Stephen used to watch the tv series and showed no inclination to want to see the film.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on August 01, 2011, 11:37:53 PM
I sort of want to see it just so I can replace all of Richard E. Grant's lines with Withnail quotes.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on August 02, 2011, 08:38:01 AM
I saw Captain America last night. It was way better than the original trailer had led me to believe. I enjoyed it lots.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on August 02, 2011, 11:36:38 AM
Dame seemed unimpressed.  Still I think he had a better time than I did watching Cars2 at the same time.  Why do I get the short straw???


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on August 02, 2011, 12:13:44 PM
I shall refrain from answering that question.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on August 02, 2011, 02:40:04 PM
wise man.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on August 02, 2011, 04:26:47 PM
I shall refrain from answering that question.
I shall refrain from passing comment on Rob's comment, other than, of course, to say that I'm refraining from saying anything.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on August 02, 2011, 04:47:22 PM
Is there a refrain to this refraining ?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 02, 2011, 09:49:44 PM
I shall refrain from answering that question.
I shall refrain from passing wind...

 :o


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on August 03, 2011, 09:19:38 AM
Catherine, you're as bad as James.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on August 03, 2011, 09:30:24 AM
Catherine, you're as bad as James.
I shall refrain from commenting on that.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on August 03, 2011, 09:48:24 AM
Dr James Who ?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on August 03, 2011, 02:58:06 PM
I saw Captain America last night. It was way better than the original trailer had led me to believe. I enjoyed it lots.

Brother took me to see it yesterday. I thought it was great fun. Highly enjoyable, daft, self-mocking and superhuman Nazi goons get punched in the head. What's not to like?  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on August 08, 2011, 06:53:21 PM
The new Solstice DVD - this really does capture the band so well.  Well worth it.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 08, 2011, 08:52:17 PM
Just watched the end of Camelot. Shan't be watching it if they do a second series - you know when you get so far into something you know you don't like that you just have to finish it so you never have to give it headspace again (Blair Witch 2 was like that as well).


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 09, 2011, 01:16:32 PM
Catherine, you're as bad as James.

No I'm not.
 :'(   :'(


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on August 09, 2011, 01:20:09 PM
No.  You're worse.  Much, much worse.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 09, 2011, 01:41:58 PM
I'm NOT  :'(  :'(


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on August 09, 2011, 01:47:34 PM
And so's your wife.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 09, 2011, 01:55:01 PM
Who's that then? I don't recall ever having had one of those.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on August 09, 2011, 02:06:35 PM
I've already said too much.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on August 09, 2011, 02:07:03 PM
I haven't really.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on August 13, 2011, 01:53:43 AM
We've noticed.  ::)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on August 13, 2011, 01:55:09 AM
I watched Leon for the first time while I was at Guy's (after work had finished for the day, obviously). Weird, but a very good film. Gary Oldman could've put more into it, though...  ;) :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 13, 2011, 08:36:54 PM
Finally got to see CSI Grave Danger (the Tarentino directed one where Nick gets buried alive)

I'm worn out just watching it.

First MOTD of the new season in a bit then time for tubby bye byes


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on August 13, 2011, 09:53:07 PM
Exit Through The Gift Shop.

(http://collider.com/wp-content/uploads/banksy-exit-through-the-gift-shop-limited-movie-poster.jpg)

The story of Banksy and his relationship with possibly the most mentally unbalanced (supposed) street artists ever to make it big; Mr Brainwash. One of the truest and funniest films about art and the artworld I have seen in a long time.

Full marks to Banksy for making this film as it shows that no-one is a perfect judge of character.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 13, 2011, 10:38:54 PM
taped it tonight to watch tomorrow - really looking forward to it.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on August 13, 2011, 11:17:38 PM
The Brother almost commanded me to watch it. I've heard nothing but good about it, though I find Banksy to be a tad pretentious at times.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on August 13, 2011, 11:19:15 PM
I'll be watching a film called Super at some point. It's from the fellow who did Slither, which was a darkly comic take on 1950s B-movies. This is a darkly comic take on the whole superhero thing. The tagline is "SHUT UP, CRIME!"


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on August 14, 2011, 07:30:31 AM
Exit Through The Gift Shop.

(http://collider.com/wp-content/uploads/banksy-exit-through-the-gift-shop-limited-movie-poster.jpg)

The story of Banksy and his relationship with possibly the most mentally unbalanced (supposed) street artists ever to make it big; Mr Brainwash. One of the truest and funniest films about art and the artworld I have seen in a long time.

Full marks to Banksy for making this film as it shows that no-one is a perfect judge of character.
We watched that too, it was topper.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on August 15, 2011, 12:53:13 PM
Went to see The Smurfs movie over the weekend and it was great fun.  Gargamel was inspired ! 

(http://www.wildaboutmovies.com/images_7/Smurfs.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on August 15, 2011, 01:53:16 PM
Just watched "No Country For Old Men" for the first time. I know what the Coen brothers are like, but I get the feeling it was written by Neal Stephenson...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on August 17, 2011, 12:50:03 AM
I can heartily recommend Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes. A very well put together film and an amazing performance from Andy Serkis once again in motion capture mode. And there are a few fun little references to the original film, including one certain phrase. Excellent stuff!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on August 19, 2011, 10:33:06 PM
The Inbetweeners movie WAS VERY VERY FUNNY!  Most I've smiled today and most I've laughed in ages.  And cringed.  And squealed at some of the more grosser aspects. 

Adverts beforehand were a tad different to when I see the usual films at the cinema.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on August 24, 2011, 08:06:05 PM
Took the children to see The Wizard Of Oz at the London Palladium this afternoon as a birthday treat for Caitlin.

Michael Crawford was excellent, but the thing which really stood out for me was the scenery - it was really very clever how they worked it all together and managed to have so much available to use within the space.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on August 24, 2011, 09:05:10 PM
I had a double at the cinema yesterday with the brother to celebrate his birthday (which is on Friday, but he's working). We saw Cowboys And Aliens (silly, but good fun) and The Inbetweeners Movie (good fun, but was a bit scary being in an audience of young people).


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 26, 2011, 07:33:23 AM
Watched what seemed like a whole hour of softcore gay porn last night just to get one bit of Jack's back story in Torchwood.

7 eps in and this is, I think, the last series of Torchwood I will be watching. It doesn't know what it is, sci-fi, thriller, period drama, the whole UK/US thing looks like its stuck together with pritt stick and prayers.

Shame as Children of Earth was an amazing series.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Trace on August 26, 2011, 08:48:23 AM
I've not watched any of the new Torchwood series yet (it's all recorded and ready to roll).
But the folk in the office who like modern detective/thriller series are all enjoying it, possibly because none of them watched the previous series.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on August 26, 2011, 09:19:33 AM
Certainly, the feedback I'm getting from the current series has been mixed at best. I'm all for being ambitious yet you get a real sense of over-reaching this time around. It's a bloody shame as there have been some excellent performances from the actors during the current series. They are just working with some questionable material IN MY HUMBLE OPINION.

Dr Who on the other hand is rockin' my world. The episode When A Good Man Goes To War was straight out of the Alan Moore/Joss Whedon school of laser sharp dialogue coupled with an absorbing narrative. That combination is going to get me every time.

The scene where Matt Smith's Doctor gets angry at Madame Kovarian for a moment was genuinnely chilling as you can see he knows how easily he could become The Master if he doesn't keep himself in check.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on August 26, 2011, 09:52:54 AM
The more dangerous aspect of the Doctor's character has been brought out a bit more in the series of recent years, which I think is a very good thing. I thoroughly enjoyed the first half of the latest series and can't wait for the second half to begin. Oh, that's tomorrow...  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on August 26, 2011, 10:39:58 AM
Huzzah!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: hoboslobo on August 26, 2011, 10:58:15 AM
Huzzah!

Huzzahs are cool.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 26, 2011, 01:19:08 PM
(http://www.britishbattles.com/waterloo/images/7th-hussars.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on August 26, 2011, 01:26:42 PM
The one on the left is a gay Hussar I think. Or it may be that he's just very happy.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: ursula on August 27, 2011, 06:32:42 AM
Watched what seemed like a whole hour of softcore gay porn last night just to get one bit of Jack's back story in Torchwood.

7 eps in and this is, I think, the last series of Torchwood I will be watching. It doesn't know what it is, sci-fi, thriller, period drama, the whole UK/US thing looks like its stuck together with pritt stick and prayers.

Shame as Children of Earth was an amazing series.

BUT.... but... but.....
Then up popped Kira Nerys - as a BADDIE!!!!

and it looks like Q is on the way too.......

How many more crossover sci-fi actors can we squeeze into a BBC production??


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on August 27, 2011, 11:16:18 AM
Watched what seemed like a whole hour of softcore gay porn last night just to get one bit of Jack's back story in Torchwood.

7 eps in and this is, I think, the last series of Torchwood I will be watching. It doesn't know what it is, sci-fi, thriller, period drama, the whole UK/US thing looks like its stuck together with pritt stick and prayers.

Shame as Children of Earth was an amazing series.

BUT.... but... but.....
Then up popped Kira Nerys - as a BADDIE!!!!

and it looks like Q is on the way too.......

How many more crossover sci-fi actors can we squeeze into a BBC production??

Yes Q was in episode 8 watched it this morning


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on August 27, 2011, 12:43:22 PM

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/36478_406422679683_552434683_4219130_464825_n.jpg)

Bow ties are cool. Fezes are cool.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on August 27, 2011, 12:46:33 PM
Someone tell RobH that Steely Dan are cool.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on September 10, 2011, 01:25:12 PM
I've just watched NASA's GRAIL rocket to the Moon launch live on NASA TV. And very good it was, too.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on September 10, 2011, 03:32:42 PM
Someone tell RobH that Steely Dan are cool.
Steely Dan are very cool, Rob!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on September 10, 2011, 04:02:24 PM
Steely Dan are cool RobH


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on September 10, 2011, 04:45:27 PM
Steely Dan are OK - I have no problem with them.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on September 10, 2011, 05:16:48 PM
RobH is cool, Steely Dan.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on September 16, 2011, 08:46:32 AM
Tonight on BBC4 - Pink Floyd night

21.30 - The Pink Floyd Story: Which One's Pink?

22.30 - A Pink Floyd Miscellany 1967-2005

23.30 - Pink Floyd: Live in Pompeii


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on September 16, 2011, 09:07:22 AM
Yes please.  8)  The documentary has been shown before, but it is a very good watch indeed. The Live In Pompeii film I think is brilliant as you get to hear pre-Dark Side Floyd at their best. The show inbetween the two is the one I'm most interested in - archive footage, yay!  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on September 16, 2011, 09:16:46 AM
That's my evening sorted then.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on September 16, 2011, 09:37:17 AM
What's on ITV3 ?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on September 16, 2011, 10:49:59 AM
Bread and circuses.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 16, 2011, 11:07:22 AM
Cirque du pain?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on September 16, 2011, 11:42:13 AM
Isn't it always?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on September 16, 2011, 11:46:06 AM
Cirque du pain?

Sounds like a Hammer Horror film.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on September 16, 2011, 01:53:22 PM
I don't have bread any more.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on September 16, 2011, 02:11:50 PM
That reminds me, I need to get some milk.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on September 16, 2011, 02:14:17 PM
I do still eat fish and shellfish.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on September 16, 2011, 02:34:40 PM
That reminds me, I need to get some milk.
Simon is a sensible fellow. He doesn't put bread and milk in the same carrier, thus avoiding the curse of the 'H'* loaf.



* Nothing to do with Marillion.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on September 16, 2011, 03:16:26 PM
 :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Purrdey on September 21, 2011, 09:48:36 PM
Catching up with the World Sheepdog Championships on catch-up TV - exciting stuff!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on September 21, 2011, 09:52:42 PM
You know how to live, Purrdey...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on September 21, 2011, 09:59:54 PM
Not the gay rabbit channel....


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on September 21, 2011, 11:01:45 PM
I went to see Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy with the family today. I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed it and thought it was bloody great. A proper British cold war spy thriller without any of that modern sheen or slickness to it. Very slow and patient, but it had me paying attention all the way through.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on September 22, 2011, 06:32:21 AM
We're going at the weekend - it's going to have to be good to beat the BBC adaptation...and the Tinker, Tailor/Honourable Schoolboy/Smiley's People trilogy is among my favourite reads.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Purrdey on September 22, 2011, 06:44:17 AM
You know how to live, Purrdey...

Not as good as seeing it live though, I used to go with my dad when I was a kid and we always watched One Man and his Dog. My collie didn't like it though, all the whistles used to keep him awake.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on September 22, 2011, 07:54:12 AM
Steve Hillage - Live In Germany 1977 8), great stuff.Always liked his stuff


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on September 22, 2011, 08:16:16 AM
Well, being stuck on a plane for a total of 48 hours, laid up in a hotel room for a week and then on the sofa for a few days certainly lets you catch up on some programmes you'd missed...

Plane (way over):

Star Wars - original theatrical edition. Thought I should be able to say I'd seen the proper original version at least once. I liked the plot points being put back to their original state (e.g. Han shoots first!), but I can see why a lot of the special effects were redone!

Twenty Twelve - excellent comedy series about the London Olympic organising team  -reminded me of the Thick Of It in terms of writing and style, only a lot less sweary!

Hotel:

Family Guy - Series 1, 2 and 3 (I had a lot of spare time...!) I've obviously seen odd episodes here and there but never got into it properly until now. I've yet to find an episode that isn't funny, although Series 1 took a while to get going.


Flight back:

Empire Strikes Back- Original Theatrical Edition (ditto above)
The Inbetweeners - Series 1. I've never bothered to watch this since from the trailers it looked to me like lowest common denominator willies and bums jokes... and it probably is, but it's pretty well written and genuinely funny in places. Not sure it's going to enter the "watch over and over again" league but it passed the time!
Derren Brown - Miracles for Sale - Excellent documentary about faith healers and evangelists, he takes a guy from the streets and gets him to perform the 'healing miracles' on an unsuspecting audience with very interesting results.


Sofa:

More Family Guy!

Nathan Barley - complete series: I bought this ages ago, thinking the combination of Charlie Brooker and Chris Morris couldn't go wrong, and to a degree I think I was right. Not as hilariously funny as I thought it might be, but definitely worth a watch. I'll probably watch it again in a few months and pick up on more, usually do with Chris Morris stuff.

Extras - Series 1: Again, hadn't seen this before. I remember it being panned when it came out, presumably for not being the Office. I thought it was pretty good, maybe the years have been kind to it and it's matured nicely...


What shall I watch today? I think it might be Return of the Jedi, some more Inbetweeners and Psychoville series 2.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on September 22, 2011, 08:27:13 AM
We're going at the weekend - it's going to have to be good to beat the BBC adaptation...and the Tinker, Tailor/Honourable Schoolboy/Smiley's People trilogy is among my favourite reads.

Ditto.  Except for seeing it at the weekend, probably.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on September 22, 2011, 08:55:31 AM
The Inbetweeners - Series 1. I've never bothered to watch this since from the trailers it looked to me like lowest common denominator willies and bums jokes... and it probably is, but it's pretty well written and genuinely funny in places. Not sure it's going to enter the "watch over and over again" league but it passed the time!
That's certainly how it felt for me too. Peep Show lands in the same camp i.e. I did like it but unless I see it again on TV, I doubt I'll ever give it a second look.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on September 22, 2011, 02:00:40 PM
The Inbetweeners - Series 1. I've never bothered to watch this since from the trailers it looked to me like lowest common denominator willies and bums jokes... and it probably is, but it's pretty well written and genuinely funny in places. Not sure it's going to enter the "watch over and over again" league but it passed the time!
That's certainly how it felt for me too. Peep Show lands in the same camp i.e. I did like it but unless I see it again on TV, I doubt I'll ever give it a second look.

Same for me, although I must say that The Inbetweeners Movie is very funny in an entirely crude way.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on September 22, 2011, 02:11:17 PM
See, I like Peep Show a lot and will happily watch that over and over again. For me, it has a better mix of crudeness and intelligence.

But I'm only a few episodes into the Inbetweeners so will give it some more time...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on September 22, 2011, 07:50:49 PM
both top top programmes

re t t s s, I  am reluctant to rush to see it as it won't top the bbc series, how could it?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on September 22, 2011, 08:51:30 PM
Watching lots of NFL, new series of NCIS and 2nd episode of new Sarah Michelle Gellar series Ringer


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on September 22, 2011, 11:39:17 PM
re t t s s, I  am reluctant to rush to see it as it won't top the bbc series, how could it?
Precisely, but I feel I must still go to see it, and probably shall on Sunday now.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on September 23, 2011, 12:00:13 AM
I had the benefit (?) of not knowing the original series, book, etc. before seeing it, so it was all new to me. It has made me want to see and read more from it, though.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on October 03, 2011, 09:17:00 PM
Just watched first episode of new series of Dexter :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Purrdey on October 03, 2011, 09:27:17 PM
Doc Martin :) love it


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on October 04, 2011, 10:21:43 PM
Been watching a lot from season 1 of House & season 2 of Family Guy & enjoying both 8)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on October 05, 2011, 10:08:11 AM
Ditto on House. Hugh Laurie does 'clever curmudgeon' very well.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on October 05, 2011, 12:02:36 PM
Really like House but it has had more than a few "Topographic Oceans" episodes that we didn't really need, in my view.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on October 05, 2011, 02:04:30 PM
Agreed but I can forgive that as most of the episodes are bloody good. How many shows can make so much horrible stuff both entertaining and funny?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 12, 2011, 07:33:02 PM
Unitopia - One Night In Europe

(http://tapatalk.com/mu/59f2166d-eb46-c958.jpg)

Brings back memories of last year's Summer's End. Great stuff.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Dr Wart Hoover on October 13, 2011, 11:12:11 PM
watching The Body Farm, DSI Banks, the OGWT repeats, Mock The Week...

looking forward to HIGNFY new series

too many bands release dodgy extrras vids alongside CD's... i have a few queued up to watch... not expecting greatness

tempted to buy Dad's Army box set

when i fancy a decent concert vid... Madonna is hard to beat (did that not come out quite right?)

let me go away and watch The Wall, Dead Poets Society or Schindlers List.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on October 13, 2011, 11:42:48 PM
The Dead Poets Society is a film that actually turned my life in a different (and better) direction, although I'm not sure I could watch it again.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Dr Wart Hoover on October 14, 2011, 12:06:37 AM
you know you want to - so many people consider it the best film ever.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on October 14, 2011, 12:44:32 AM
I have a similar problem with Brazil - great film - can't watch it again.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on October 14, 2011, 12:50:11 AM
Unitopia - One Night In Europe

(http://tapatalk.com/mu/59f2166d-eb46-c958.jpg)

Brings back memories of last year's Summer's End.
Is that because you clear off for curry half way through it only to return realising you missed what you wanted to see?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on October 14, 2011, 06:02:16 AM
I have a similar problem with Brazil - great film - can't watch it again.
Yes, it was on one evening this week and I could not bring myself to watch it again.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on October 14, 2011, 08:55:46 AM
The Dead Poets Society is a film that actually turned my life in a different (and better) direction, although I'm not sure I could watch it again.
I remember. You hated martial arts before that film but now....

(http://www.bnmaa.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/RonVanClief_DragonLee.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on October 14, 2011, 01:22:20 PM
Neither of those people is me. Or should that be "are I"?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Purrdey on October 14, 2011, 01:32:07 PM
I think the lips would read "is me" but the voice over would say "are I".


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 14, 2011, 02:20:05 PM
I last watched The Wall many years ago - I'm not sure I could watch it again now - I may never be able to watch it again.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on October 14, 2011, 02:41:52 PM
I think the lips would read "is me" but the voice over would say "are I".
*applauds*  :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Purrdey on October 14, 2011, 11:23:10 PM
Just got home and Johnny Too Bad is on. Gosh John Martyn was a genius. So sad at the same time.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on October 15, 2011, 08:07:45 AM
The Dead Poets Society is a film that actually turned my life in a different (and better) direction, although I'm not sure I could watch it again.

I always cry at the end of that film


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on October 15, 2011, 10:19:03 AM
Having a look at the new series on BBC4 of Songwriters Circle. For those of you unable to see it on the BBC iPlayer, Songwriters Circle is a show that each week, brings three notable popular writers from the 60s through to the present day together on stage. The idea is that they just sit around and play through some of their most notable creations using just an acoustic guitar or piano. Often they chat to one another about about the songs they wrote or just jam along to each other's tracks and the intimacy of the shows create can be really magical

This first episode of the second series sees Allen Toussaint (New Orleans soul/jazz artist who wrote, Lee Dorsey's hit 'Working In A Coal-mine' , James Dean Bradfield (lead singer of The Manic Street Preachers) and John Grant (solo artist and ex lead singer of The Czars) on stage together.

I have to say that both Bradfield and Grant would normally blow anyone off stage with their skills but Toussaint's mixture of humble and quiet humour combined with an astonishing touch on the piano just steals the show. The end section to his song It's Raining is just a masterclass in both understated technique and arrangement.

Stunning, stunning stuff.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0155h78/Songwriters_Circle_Series_2_Allen_Toussaint_James_Dean_Bradfield_John_Grant/ (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0155h78/Songwriters_Circle_Series_2_Allen_Toussaint_James_Dean_Bradfield_John_Grant/)

You Tube (It's Raining)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9IGLo6BOkM&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9IGLo6BOkM&feature=related)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 15, 2011, 11:00:48 AM
I found Roger Cook, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Donovan a bit baffling last night. Let's face it, Donovan was always shite, and Roger Cook should stick to writing songs for other people to sing. Buffy Sainte-Marie is someone I know nothing about, and I'm not exactly motivated to find out now.

I still remember the first time I saw Songwriter's Circle - the score was Lowden Wainwright 3, Suzanne Vega 4, Richard Thompson 10,000,000. I mean, come on, Dead Skunk vs. Marlene On The Wall vs. Beeswing - it's not going to end well for the Americans.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on October 15, 2011, 11:50:28 PM
Yes Mr Thompson really did take it to them that night. The same can be said for the man from New Orleans however. I was stunned by just how subtle yet utterly in command of the piano Toussaint was. It was a real lesson in taste and control.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on October 16, 2011, 11:32:07 AM
we can all use that!!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 16, 2011, 12:32:13 PM
"Taste and control".

Me no understand!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on October 16, 2011, 01:15:55 PM
This is a series I must definitely catch up on...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on November 02, 2011, 01:53:55 PM
The Guard - film starring Brendan Gleeson & Don Cheadle, it's brilliant 8)

The Walking Dead - season 1, just started watching this

Pearl Jam - Twenty, excellent documentary from Cameron Crowe



Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 02, 2011, 02:07:35 PM
Halfway through series 2 of Important Things with Demitri Martin - absolutely gutted I missed out on tickets for his Leicester Square Theatre shows.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on November 02, 2011, 02:49:19 PM
Pink Floyd - p.u.l.s.e 5.1

This is the best music ever in my world.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on November 02, 2011, 05:53:42 PM
I've pretty well got to agree.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on November 02, 2011, 07:59:37 PM
I've done a pile of work today, so I'm going to watch Psychoville on iPlayer  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on November 03, 2011, 09:41:56 AM
I fitting reward for any hard working lass.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on November 07, 2011, 08:53:43 PM
Rush - Time Machine Blu Ray  ;D

Well, what do you expect me to say ?  ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on November 08, 2011, 07:43:18 PM
How is it.My friend got the ordinary DVD & there's no sound on the concert :-[
Still waiting for mine to arrive.

Pearl Jam - Twenty, love this & it's on BBC4 this friday if anyone's interested?

Sigur Ros - Heima, such a good documentary


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on November 08, 2011, 10:16:02 PM
How is it.My friend got the ordinary DVD & there's no sound on the concert :-[

That can't be right. Must be a manufacturing fault. Both audio tracks ?

Anyway, you have a treat in store. It's easily the best sounding Rush DVD to my ears. And the playing is really fiery especially NP. I swear the older he gets, the harder he hits the drums. It's incredible to watch.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on November 10, 2011, 08:55:37 PM
Mine arrived today.
It's fabulous & brought back great memories of the best concert i was t this year.
Geddy Lee is fantastic


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on November 10, 2011, 10:34:14 PM
Mine arrived today.
It's fabulous & brought back great memories of the best concert i was t this year.
Geddy Lee is fantastic

He is the coolest man on Planet Earth.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on November 11, 2011, 01:02:48 AM
& the best bass palyer in Rock....

Sigur Ros - INNI, new live album/DVD, as you'd expect from this band it's pretty special 8)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on November 11, 2011, 01:06:27 AM
My brother saw their Heima film in a 1930s listed cinema house in Leeds. When it finished, it got applause.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on November 11, 2011, 10:35:50 AM
That is a fantastic film.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 11, 2011, 11:29:26 AM
Sigur Ros - INNI, new live album/DVD, as you'd expect from this band it's pretty special 8)

Ooh - I just got the special edition of that, haven't had a chance to watch it yet.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on November 11, 2011, 01:30:07 PM
I had to watch Blade Runner again last night. Just because.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on November 11, 2011, 02:40:34 PM
One of my favourite films ever. It's right up there with La Dolce Vita, The Seventh Sea and Carry On Screaming.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 11, 2011, 02:40:54 PM
Frying tonight!  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on November 11, 2011, 02:43:08 PM
Genius stuff!  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on November 12, 2011, 12:35:12 AM
That is a fantastic film.

I think it's better than the new one.
Feature on them in The Guardian today made interesting reading


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on November 12, 2011, 12:46:12 AM
Watched a thing about bad plastic surgery earlier. Even with all the things that could go wrong, if I had the cash I'd still get *everything* done...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on November 12, 2011, 12:48:09 AM
are you Jordan? if so i claim my £10  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 12, 2011, 05:36:53 PM
Watched a thing about bad plastic surgery earlier. Even with all the things that could go wrong, if I had the cash I'd still get *everything* done...

Don't be daft. Ever since the woman who wrote The First Wives Club, OliviaGoldsmith, died while having a relatively minor procedure done (a chin-lift, I believe) in 2004, I've somewhat gone off the idea. Too much can go wrong.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on November 13, 2011, 08:55:06 AM
but surely you want to look like this

http://shechive.wordpress.com/2009/11/11/plastic-surgery-hot-messes

I cannot post the pic, it is too frightening!  I won't ever google plastic surgery gone wrong again! 


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on November 13, 2011, 01:44:29 PM
I'll leave it to my imagination, thanks.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on November 13, 2011, 01:50:25 PM
I am going to see the Tintin movie this afternoon.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on November 13, 2011, 01:55:33 PM
S'good, that.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on November 22, 2011, 07:30:29 PM
MikeEvs - probably one for you if you aren't already watching it, you do seem to like the same sort of telly as me, Homeland.  (Though I recommend it to everyone not just you.) 


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on November 23, 2011, 08:13:36 AM
MikeEvs - probably one for you if you aren't already watching it, you do seem to like the same sort of telly as me, Homeland.  (Though I recommend it to everyone not just you.) 

Already watching Homeland have been since it started :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 23, 2011, 11:52:23 AM
Looking forward to seeing the latest Mongrels which I recorded on Monday.

Such a funny show and they have upped the bar for the second series.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on November 23, 2011, 12:09:39 PM
MikeEvs - probably one for you if you aren't already watching it, you do seem to like the same sort of telly as me, Homeland.  (Though I recommend it to everyone not just you.) 

Already watching Homeland have been since it started :)

I'm up to episode 6, think I have 3 more to watch to catch up


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on November 23, 2011, 03:33:54 PM
Looking forward to seeing the latest Mongrels which I recorded on Monday.

Such a funny show and they have upped the bar for the second series.

I saw a fair bit of the first series. I thought it was quite charming, in its odd way.  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on November 23, 2011, 03:38:46 PM
I've finished watching the latest American Dad! DVD, which was great (apart from the one or two rather graphic moments which were a bit disturbing). I still consider it to be the superior series to Family Guy, and from recent comments, so does Seth Macfarlane.

To celebrate Doctor Who's 48th anniversary, I started watching Genesis Of The Daleks earlier. It always surprises me just how dark a story it is.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on November 23, 2011, 04:21:24 PM
Has anybody seen the George Harrison documentary and if so, was it any good?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 23, 2011, 04:34:42 PM
Yvette saw it - she said it was fascinating.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on November 23, 2011, 04:38:38 PM
Cool, I'll rent it from iTunes this weekend then. Thank you sir.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on November 23, 2011, 04:47:37 PM
I'd like to see that.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on November 23, 2011, 04:48:52 PM
It's showing at Simon's over the weekend.  BYO popcorn.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on November 23, 2011, 04:50:18 PM
Who needs popcorn when you've got Pasta Simon.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on November 23, 2011, 05:00:44 PM
Popcorn is very absorbent.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on November 23, 2011, 05:09:04 PM
Yeah, I'm not brave enough to attempt a tampon marketing idea here...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on November 23, 2011, 08:09:17 PM
It's a very special day. So I'm giving up on work and watching Dr Who until sleepytime.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on November 24, 2011, 10:00:36 AM
Live the dream Thea!  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on December 02, 2011, 06:05:10 AM
When You're Strange - film about The Doors narrated by Johnny Depp which is pretty good


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on December 02, 2011, 10:51:43 AM
I've been toying with the idea of having a look at that but the trouble is that I have a very on/off love of the doors. One moment I think they are the bees knees, the next; spurious twaddle. I shall ponder again now someone I trust has said it's good.  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on December 02, 2011, 02:01:37 PM
Simon, it doesn't really tell you anything you didn't know but there's some footage i haven't seen before & the songs are still great.Worth a watch.

Apollo 18 - watched this today & enjoyed it for what it was.Not Oscar material but fine anyway


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on December 03, 2011, 04:58:08 PM
Sky Arts At The Roundhouse Zappa Festival. This is marvelous. I must, MUST get some Zappa soon!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on December 04, 2011, 09:21:50 AM
Probably not the moment top say that I saw Frank Zappa on his 1988 tour.

Ah - smug mode!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on December 05, 2011, 11:06:43 AM
Me too. Plus, that last Zappa line up included the musical genius that is Mike Keneally. I wish I had known this at the time because I'd have paid more attention to him.  ::)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Capt. Pugwash on December 05, 2011, 11:09:58 AM
Aha UB!
I saw FZ on both the Zoot Allures and Sheik Yerbouti tours
Superb!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 05, 2011, 11:15:58 AM
I never saw FZ  :'(


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on December 05, 2011, 06:21:12 PM
I was three when he passed away.  :(


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on December 05, 2011, 06:29:26 PM
I was three when he passed away.  :(
Same thing with me and Bob Calvert. Never been sure if it's a good thing or not that I can never meet my hero...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on December 05, 2011, 08:09:32 PM
Watching Rams@49ers

Don't know the final score but I know who won

NFC West Champions oh yeah ;D ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on December 05, 2011, 08:12:49 PM
Good to see the 49ers doing so well this season.  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 05, 2011, 08:43:35 PM
I was three when he passed away.  :(
Same thing with me and Bob Calvert. Never been sure if it's a good thing or not that I can never meet my hero...

Ah, now I have seen Bob Calvert live...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Trace on December 05, 2011, 09:35:17 PM
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Ah, now I have seen Bob Calvert live...

I think I have, but it was Hawkwind, a bit of a blur.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on December 05, 2011, 09:44:18 PM
I was three when he passed away.  :(
Same thing with me and Bob Calvert. Never been sure if it's a good thing or not that I can never meet my hero...

Ah, now I have seen Bob Calvert live...

Very, very jealous! Closest I've managed is Hawkwind/Hawklords/Krankschaft! All brilliant and all have his mark on them, but as soon as I get my hands on a time machine, I'm seeing the real thing...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on December 06, 2011, 12:03:54 AM
Drop me off at as many Pink Floyd gigs on the way, would you?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on December 06, 2011, 12:19:56 AM
Drop me off at as many Pink Floyd gigs on the way, would you?
Only if you stop tweeting about poo.  >:(


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on December 06, 2011, 12:27:37 AM
Now you've done it. What ever will the neighbours think?  ::)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on December 06, 2011, 12:57:41 AM
They'll think I'm brilliant for giving you a reason to stop tweeting about poo.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on December 06, 2011, 02:27:07 AM
#replacesongswithpoo was silly, puerile and exceptionally childish. Which is why it was so funny.  :P


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on December 06, 2011, 09:32:22 AM
#replacesongswithpoo was silly, puerile and exceptionally childish. Which is why it was so funny.  :P

Scatology is the cornerstone of British humour and is what made this country great.

In fact it isn't the cornerstone, it IS British humour.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on December 06, 2011, 09:50:20 AM
I thought we left building cornerstones out of poo to the native chaps.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on December 08, 2011, 10:06:36 AM
Pink Floyd - Live in Pompeii (Directors Cut)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/12/Pink_Floyd_Live_At_Pompeii--front.jpg/220px-Pink_Floyd_Live_At_Pompeii--front.jpg)

Not as brilliant as everybody makes out. The additional footage of the band is nice but the needless cutaways to spacecraft and undersea computer graphics rather take away from the 'Live in Pompeii' aspect which was the focus of the original. There's also a lot of questions during the interview footage asking the band about their ability to play and their reliance upon technology to achieve their sound. Happily this line of questioning is quickly rebuffed by a few stunningly witty and highly cynical quips from Waters. What a dude.  :)

One of These Days is still the highlight for me. Nick Mason really could play drums back then and they way they edit together the footage is just marvellous.

That said, I might look about to see if I can find the old version knocking about on DVD.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on December 08, 2011, 10:23:45 AM
Isn't the original version somewhere on the DVD as an extra? I could have sworn it was...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on December 08, 2011, 12:52:43 PM
Is it? Cool! I'll have a look tonight.

Thank you sir.  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on December 08, 2011, 01:26:01 PM
From the Amazon review...

Quote
At the risk of being scorched by fanboy flames, I think this is a dreadful release. On the plus side, it's just a simple DVD in a pleasant pack with a cheap leaflet. In other words, they haven't gone to town on the presentation. This is actually a good thing, packaging fetishists -- if the band lighten up, they might actually decide to release all their live tapes and bootlegs like Grateful Dead, King Crimson, Tangerine Dream, Frank Zappa etc have done. Squeeze your eyes shut and mutter a few prayers. Might just happen.
But that's damning with REALLY faint praise. The "Director's Cut" of the movie is horrendous. Whatever possessed Maben to do it, he's plastered dumb computer graphics of the solar system all over the movie, completely botching up the famous slow-zoom beginning. For much of the time you have to pay attention to catch a glimpse of the original Pompeii amphitheatre footage. And then -- disbelievingly -- he throws in absurd lapses in judgement. For example, during the first part of "Echoes", the scene suddenly shifts to a tube train entering an empty station, complete with train noise which swamps what the Floyd are playing. I almost switched off at this point. The music is now overlayed by sound effects. Read it and weep.

If this travesty was all the DVD contained, it would be a no-star loser. I love the original 1972 "Live In Pompeii", it's a fabulous concert movie, slow, solemn, stately, exactly befitting the music. It's also the best toker's movie ever. To have lost all that for this pop-video new "Director's Cut" would have been a tragedy. But happily that original 1972 version is there, hidden away in the extras menu alongside all kinds of worthless "Odds and Sods" like the lyrics too small to read and pictures of the film's VHS covers. Trust me: you may play the third cut once, but from then on you'll stick with the original, and you'll curse the menu system you have to negotiate to get there. Incidentally, all sound is in stereo, and it looks to me like the 16:9 of the new cut is simply the old 4:3 picture with the top and bottom chopped off. You do, however, get the lengthy original "2001"-style settle-down introduction with sound effects over a blank screen.

What is not on this DVD -- and therefore does not officially exist anymore -- is the expanded 1973 cut, in which Maben added to the concert footage some interviews, chatter in the EMI canteen, and fake shots of them recording DSOTM in the studio. (Fake because they'd finished the album when Maben came in to shoot them, so they pretended to work on it for the cameras.) I'm pleased to have the original lay-back-and-drift-off film without all that frippery, but if that was the version you liked best (it was the only version available on VHS) you might just feel cheated.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on December 08, 2011, 03:56:34 PM
Pink Floyd - Live in Pompeii (Directors Cut)

Not as brilliant as everybody makes out. The additional footage of the band is nice but the needless cutaways to spacecraft and undersea computer graphics rather take away from the 'Live in Pompeii' aspect which was the focus of the original. There's also a lot of questions during the interview footage questioning the band aboust their ability to play and their reliance upon technology to achieve their sound. Happily this line of questioning is quickly rebuffed by a few stunningly witty and highly cynical quips from Waters. What a dude.  :)

One of These Days is still the highlight for me. Nick Mason really could play drums back then and they way they edit together the footage is just marvellous.

That said, I might look about to see if I can find the old version knocking about on DVD.

You know, Simon, I had to do a double take - I thought this was a Bert post!  :D :D

Anyway, the cutaways to the computer graphics and such aren't that good, but the music, man! The music! 1972 Floyd performing stuff like Echoes, A Saucerful Of Secrets and so on caught on an actual video camera, albeit interrupted by pictures of Mars and volcanoes, but it's still a good representation of what the noise they were making on stage at that time and how they did it (nice to see the Binson Echorec delay units on full display). And yes, the original version is definitely on there in the extras section, but it still has cutaway scenes of smoking rocks, just not as good quality ones.  :P

Speaking of One Of These Days, the reason why it's so Mason-focused is because they lost pretty much all of the footage of the rest of the band. That doesn't really bother me as it does give Nick his time in the limelight and you get to see things like his great recovery when one of his sticks goes flying over the kit.

But yeah, the cutaway scenes are pretty crap. The same goes for the Delicate Sound Of Thunder video. 'Shall we just film Shine On You Crazy Diamond and let the stage show and the music do the job?' 'No, let's edit together scenes from different tracks and from different gigs altogether to make it look really arty. Actually, we'll do that for the whole video, why not.' As if all those lights, those on stage videos and effects and the bloody music itself weren't enough... Bah!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on December 08, 2011, 04:32:00 PM
Excellent news James sir. I'll try to fight my way through the menu and locate the original (and still the best) version.

I didn't know about losing the footage to One Of These Days Mouse but I for one and very happy they did. Nick's thrashing away is a fave moment for me, especially the start and the end sections where they jigsaw the shots together. I don't think I've ever seen it done quite as well in any other film since.

One other understated but really cool moment which makes me smile is the simple way in which the camera tracks past the rear of the backline which (on each bit of equipment) proudly display the legend 'Pink Floyd - London'. I've no idea why I like it so much but it does jiggle something inside in a most delightful way.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_hLDwYICkuNo/S6Dfw355R5I/AAAAAAAAAHo/0XPJQ0MaB-8/s400/Pink+Floyd+Cab.JPG)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on December 08, 2011, 04:48:26 PM
And then there's the oyster conversation, which has one of my favourite quotes from anyone ever:

"I like to think oysters transcend national barriers."

Nice one, Roger.  :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on December 08, 2011, 05:10:49 PM
Many oysters in the UK are now infected with norovirus.

calling God on the big white telephone transcends all boundaries - cook your oysters kids.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on December 08, 2011, 05:28:01 PM
I'm not sure how my oyster would feel about me cooking its kids.  :-\


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on December 11, 2011, 03:16:41 PM
Puss In Boots
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UDWKiv9xLxk/TqoaLYtL8ZI/AAAAAAAAAEM/L2DBRIwzBHg/s400/puss+in+boots.jpg)

the second best western of the year after

Rango
(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjE5ODg1NTk3OF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNzA5NTMyNA@@._V1._SY317_.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on December 11, 2011, 09:27:00 PM
Japan's Tsunami: Caught On Camera on Channel 4. Horrifying. Amazing. The footage is just unbelievable. It's horrible. It's heartbreaking. F*cking heartbreaking.

And it's a bit ironic that millions of people are watching what some call 'reality TV' on ITV1 right now while this very real chunk of reality is being watched by the tiniest fraction of that number.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on December 12, 2011, 07:11:14 AM
Black Mirror was amazing last night.  Didn't disturb me like the previous one.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on December 12, 2011, 11:12:09 AM
I haven't seen it yet as I went to bed at 9pm and slept for 11 hours :-(

As Charlie Brooker said: "No-one so much as looked at a bacon sandwich during the making of this episode"


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on December 12, 2011, 12:49:03 PM
I still haven't watched the first episode. I'll have to watch it later.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on December 12, 2011, 01:21:00 PM
Last nights episode was better than the first on so many levels, I can quite believe they didn't look at a bacon sandwich when making it! (shudders at the thought of that 1st episode)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on December 15, 2011, 06:17:54 PM
The Conspirator - James McEvoy,Robin Wright & other big names in decent movie based around the Lincoln assasination

The Scorpions - Live @ Wacken 2006, great live show but features one of the most bizarre segments ever during Bolero(check it out on Youtube)

Steven Wilson - Insurgentes, very interesting although i don't agree with everything he says

Bobby Fischer Against The World - good documentary about bonkers chess genius



Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: clairew on December 18, 2011, 08:30:19 PM
The Eddie Izzard 'Lost Christmas' thingy on earlier was just lovely. Sentimental Christmassy nonsense, but I admire him greatly. Today's earlier viewing of Gnomeo and Juliet was also a delight.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: ursula on December 18, 2011, 09:59:45 PM
" A night with the stars"

Prof. Brian Cox shows how diamonds are made up of nothingness.....

a.k.a. attractive man talks utter jibbersih attractively for an hour........


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: hoboslobo on December 18, 2011, 10:06:09 PM
Today's earlier viewing of Gnomeo and Juliet was also a delight.

It was very good.

Saturday - Saturday - Saturday.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on December 19, 2011, 10:45:21 AM
" A night with the stars"

Prof. Brian Cox shows how diamonds are made up of nothingness.....

a.k.a. attractive man talks utter jibbersih attractively for an hour........

It's only jibberish if you don't understand it. Hmm, that appears to be a tautology...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Trace on December 25, 2011, 02:58:23 PM
(http://s1.culture.com/image_lib/10113_004.jpg)

I'm saying nothing.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on December 25, 2011, 04:27:49 PM
Tonight

Uni Challenge
Gruffalo's Child
Doctor Who
Downton Abbey

That's a proper Christmas night in.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on December 29, 2011, 12:06:49 PM
I've seen quite a few good films recently. I saw the new Sherlock Holmes film last week which was great fun (if you liked the first one, you'll like this one) and saw both David Fincher's version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (excellent) and the latest Mission:Impossible (good fun) yesterday.

About Dragon Tattoo, it is not 'commercial' or 'Hollywood' as some people have been saying. (I honestly don't know how a story like that can actually be considered commercial or Hollywood...) I haven't seen the original film or read the book, so I can't compare them, but this one was excellent. The title sequence, however, was baffling and diabolical.  :D :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on December 29, 2011, 12:23:59 PM
Saw Sherlock Homes and Mission Impossible in the cinema yesterday.  Enjoyed both but Sherlock was easily the better of the two.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 29, 2011, 12:54:51 PM
About Dragon Tattoo, it is not 'commercial' or 'Hollywood' as some people have been saying. (I honestly don't know how a story like that can actually be considered commercial or Hollywood...) I haven't seen the original film or read the book, so I can't compare them, but this one was excellent. The title sequence, however, was baffling and diabolical.  :D :D
I haven't seen the new film yet, though I was surprised to see it appear so soon after the Swedish-language Yellow Bird adaptations of the Millennium trilogy, which were superb. The books are brilliant, real page-turners.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on December 29, 2011, 01:55:27 PM
We saw Sherlock Holmes as well. Same vein as the first one, but better IMO. There is real chemistry between RDJ and Jude Law.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: ursula on December 29, 2011, 06:22:16 PM
About Dragon Tattoo, it is not 'commercial' or 'Hollywood' as some people have been saying. (I honestly don't know how a story like that can actually be considered commercial or Hollywood...) I haven't seen the original film or read the book, so I can't compare them, but this one was excellent. The title sequence, however, was baffling and diabolical.  :D :D
I haven't seen the new film yet, though I was surprised to see it appear so soon after the Swedish-language Yellow Bird adaptations of the Millennium trilogy, which were superb. The books are brilliant, real page-turners.

Seriously hoping to see this in the next few days ...
LOVED the books, not great literature but GREAT page turners...
New films are Daniel Craig ( what's not to like there?) and no subtitles - so double bubble !!  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on December 30, 2011, 08:38:16 AM
We saw Dragon last night and both enjoyed it a lot - it was good to be going to see a non-children's film ! As the opening credits unfolded I thought to myself 'oh, someone's making Led Zep sound like NIN'...

I have also been watching Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy - the BBC classic, natch.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: clairew on December 30, 2011, 09:15:13 PM
An Officer and a Gentleman. Had quite an impact when I was about16, even bought the soundtrack! So far can only assume that my mum had no idea what it was about when she let me go to the pictures.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on December 31, 2011, 08:29:43 PM
As the opening credits unfolded I thought to myself 'oh, someone's making Led Zep sound like NIN'...

That'll be the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, apparently. Oh no, you've reminded me of the opening titles, aaaaaaaarrrrrrrrgh...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on December 31, 2011, 09:36:10 PM
Really ? It said Trent Reznor (or whatever his name is) was doing the music and he IS NIN...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on December 31, 2011, 09:59:55 PM
saw Puss in Boots on Tuesday, I would love to see Sherlock Holmes, MI and Girl with the... oh well, sure soon enough at home on the telly


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on December 31, 2011, 10:26:51 PM
Really ? It said Trent Reznor (or whatever his name is) was doing the music and he IS NIN...

All the incidental music was, but my Brother insits it was the YYYs doing the song. It does have a very Reznor flavour to it, though.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on December 31, 2011, 10:52:37 PM
I'm watching the fellowship of the ring from LOTR special extended DVD edition but while watching I've ordered the extended Blu-Ray versions all 15 discs of it!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on January 01, 2012, 03:33:35 AM
I'm watching the fellowship of the ring from LOTR special extended DVD edition but while watching I've ordered the extended Blu-Ray versions all 15 discs of it!

Blimey! I note with annoyance that there are now super super deluxe extended Bluray sets for all the Harry Potter films (just when we'd bought the box set of all the regular versions...)

Ho-hum!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on January 01, 2012, 03:36:33 AM
Today we watched Baz Lurhmann's Romeo and Juliet (for the first time since I saw it at the cinema in 97).

I think I was able to appreciate it a lot more this time around. Might even think about seeing a Shakespeare play live again- having tried several times in the late 90's and ended up wanting to gnaw my arm off with boredom every time.

Also watched the first 2 episodes of "Sherlock" again, ahead of tomorrow's series 2 premiere. It's bloody good stuff. Wish they would make proper length series though.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on January 01, 2012, 09:41:31 AM
TT Close To The Edge - fabulous documentary about the Isle Of Man TT Races 8)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 01, 2012, 11:51:23 AM
A Town Called Panic on Film4. Utterly insane and a perfect first film of 2012.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 01, 2012, 08:23:26 PM
Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince - it's pretty rubbish


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on January 01, 2012, 10:36:23 PM
Bolt and Sherlock Holmes.  The handy break (Eastenders) enabled me to do the hoovering and tidy the kitchen.   ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 01, 2012, 10:41:02 PM
I Am Legend - bit cheesy, I am told, and really not brilliant.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 01, 2012, 10:53:28 PM
Sherlock was excellent, even if the story wasn't really a story of sorts.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 01, 2012, 10:58:11 PM
I enjoyed the little in-jokes around the Conan Doyle stories - The Speckled Blonde, indeed...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on January 02, 2012, 10:59:29 AM
I felt that to be an "Oh, C'Moffat" moment, along with the keycode for the phone...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: hoboslobo on January 02, 2012, 12:10:40 PM
I enjoyed the little in-jokes around the Conan Doyle stories - The Speckled Blonde, indeed...

And there are a lot a little things, like the Cluedo board hanging on his wall.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 02, 2012, 12:14:56 PM
This video (http://www.wolfgangsvault.com/the-who/video/sparks_839305172.html) of The Who playing Sparks (from Tommy) in 1970. I love watching Keith Moon.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on January 03, 2012, 11:43:00 AM
I'm watching the fellowship of the ring from LOTR special extended DVD edition but while watching I've ordered the extended Blu-Ray versions all 15 discs of it!
Heh, that's what we did too.  :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: hoboslobo on January 03, 2012, 06:54:46 PM
Endeavour, the Morse prequel.

Very good.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on January 04, 2012, 09:37:20 AM
But John Thaw is dead. How did they do that? Is this going to be some kind of Young Sherlock thing then?

(http://img.hotmoviesale.com/dvds/BFS-D98612D/1/Inspector-Morse-Day-Of-The-Devil.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: hoboslobo on January 04, 2012, 10:29:51 AM
(http://www.tvthrong.co.uk/files/u1985/morse_0.jpg)

Yes it was. It was a one off, but there is talk of a whole series. It was very good.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 04, 2012, 10:51:23 AM
Finally got round to watching The Borrowers from a week or so ago. bit slow to start with but in the end very good. Best thing from Christmas telly though was Eddie Izzard in Lost Christmas.

Managed to acquire (don't have satellite) SKY1's Treasure Island also with Eddie in. Will probably watch that this weekend.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on January 04, 2012, 11:40:47 AM
Yes it was. It was a one off, but there is talk of a whole series. It was very good.
Excellent news Bo. Cheers for letting me know.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 04, 2012, 12:24:20 PM
Finally got round to watching The Borrowers from a week or so ago. bit slow to start with but in the end very good.

I thought it was quite crap, to be honest.  :-\


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 04, 2012, 12:44:18 PM
Finally got round to watching The Borrowers from a week or so ago. bit slow to start with but in the end very good.

I thought it was quite crap, to be honest.  :-\

As I was saying elsewhere...

 ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 04, 2012, 12:47:43 PM
Well I enjoyed it. A couple of the characters were a bit annoying, but Eccleston and Wood were very good, Stephen Fry was a bit too hammy, but the girl playing Arrietty played her just right I think, and the young boy was very good too.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 04, 2012, 01:47:32 PM
Speaking of Fry hamming it up...the new Sherlock Holmes film with Downey and Law...what the plop is all that about?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on January 04, 2012, 04:30:08 PM
Speaking of Fry hamming it up...the new Sherlock Holmes film with Downey and Law...what the plop is all that about?

I enjoyed it a lot. It was like the first one, only better.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 04, 2012, 04:31:37 PM
Didn't work for me, for some reason...maybe it's because I'm currently in the HolmesZone, re-reading Conan Doyle.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on January 04, 2012, 04:37:06 PM
Also, you are probably not mesmerised by the acting of Robert Downey Jr.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 04, 2012, 04:48:53 PM
That too :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 04, 2012, 05:53:31 PM
Robert, have you seen Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang? That's RDJ at his absolute best. Ditto to Val Kilmer, surprisingly. Fantastic film.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on January 04, 2012, 07:58:54 PM
Also, you are probably not mesmerised by the acting of Robert Downey Jr.

I thought that was just girlies mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on January 05, 2012, 09:54:28 AM
Also, you are probably not mesmerised by the acting of Robert Downey Jr.

I thought that was just girlies mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

I find it utterly fascinating to watch him act.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Jim on January 05, 2012, 10:49:54 AM
Robert, have you seen Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang? That's RDJ at his absolute best. Ditto to Val Kilmer, surprisingly. Fantastic film.

Love this movie. Had it on DVD until ex-wife nabbed it, never to be seen again. Very dark, dark humour and Val Kilmer was outstanding.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on January 05, 2012, 11:59:43 AM
I shall have to put it on my long list of films not yet watched.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 05, 2012, 12:24:16 PM
Robert, have you seen Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang? That's RDJ at his absolute best. Ditto to Val Kilmer, surprisingly. Fantastic film.

Love this movie. Had it on DVD until ex-wife nabbed it, never to be seen again. Very dark, dark humour and Val Kilmer was outstanding.

It's also one of those films where nearly every line makes an excellent quote. I'm going to have to re-watch it now to replenish my stock.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Jim on January 05, 2012, 01:06:17 PM
Currently watching (well, not *right* now) Sons of Anarchy Season 4. Last episode to watch this evening and may I just say "OH MY F***ING CHRIST!"? Seriously, the best thing that's been on TV since The Sopranos, The West Wing or Band of Brothers. If you've not seen it, do yourself a MASSIVE (if expensive) favour and buy Season 1 NOW!

In between all that have downloaded a hookie copy of Season 1 of Cracker. Damn... they don't make 'em like that any more do they?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on January 06, 2012, 10:50:32 AM
"How is he?"

"He's just lying there like a cabbage."

"He can't be too bad if he's doing impressions."


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on January 13, 2012, 10:59:50 AM
Spock's Beard X Tour live DVD trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn4nMgAIyqo


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 13, 2012, 12:11:21 PM
That does look good. Nice to see The Doorway and June in there.  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 13, 2012, 12:18:52 PM
Is it from the gig they did not play in the UK...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 13, 2012, 12:29:59 PM
One of the few.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 13, 2012, 01:20:26 PM
Been having a Dickens fest this week. The Mystery of Edwin Drood is nowhere near as good as the adaptation of Great Expectations, but both show what good characters Dickens created (even though I find his prose unexciting)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 13, 2012, 10:03:28 PM
The Lark Ascending on BBC iPlayer.

Apparently the 15 year old playing it was terrible, made all sorts of mistakes and was out of tune at times or rushing it.

 ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 13, 2012, 10:09:26 PM
Ah.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Gareth on January 13, 2012, 10:24:06 PM
Illuminations: The Private Lives of Medieval Kings (pt 1 of 4) also on BBC iPlayer. Mainly because a lot of it was shot in the British Library and made me spend far too much time at work so I thought I'd see how it turned out. Not bad but the manuscripts far outshone the programme itself!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 13, 2012, 10:52:33 PM
The Lark Ascending on BBC iPlayer.

Apparently the 15 year old playing it was terrible, made all sorts of mistakes and was out of tune at times or rushing it.

 ;D

It's an ambitious piece for a 15 year old to attempt.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 13, 2012, 10:55:00 PM
The Lark Ascending on BBC iPlayer.

Apparently the 15 year old playing it was terrible, made all sorts of mistakes and was out of tune at times or rushing it.

 ;D

It's an ambitious piece for a 15 year old to attempt.

I'm told otherwise, for the most part.  I thought it was just Prog violinists in the firing line...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 13, 2012, 10:56:07 PM
At least it's indiscriminate, then.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 13, 2012, 11:00:22 PM
It does appear so.  I feel sorry for  Matt...

 ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 13, 2012, 11:06:09 PM
As long as she doesn't create a scene.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 13, 2012, 11:14:59 PM
 :D

Karlheinz Stockhausen wrote a piece called In Freundschaft

"A version for bassoon followed the next year, composed on 19 and 20 April 1982 for Kim Walker. During rehearsals, Stockhausen came to imagine the piece being played by a teddy bear, like the one he had had as a small child, only much larger. Walker had a costume made, and gave the premiere in the Wigmore Hall in London on 10 May 1982 under the title "In Freundschaft, for a teddy bear with bassoon""

She has performed this piece (and not for me alone, before you ask  ;D ), so I cannot guarantee she won't 'create a scene'  :D :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 13, 2012, 11:21:58 PM
Mad bugger, Stockhausen. I like Stimmung, mind.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 13, 2012, 11:26:58 PM
I will have to ask her about Stimmung.  I do hope it's not 'rubbish'  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 13, 2012, 11:31:30 PM
;D

It's certainly not yer average piece of music - a work for "six vocalists and six microphones".


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 13, 2012, 11:36:44 PM
"Stockhausen himself attributes a month spent walking among ruins in Mexico as his primary influence"

Ooooh...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 13, 2012, 11:41:56 PM
There's a symphony in you yet, buddy.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 13, 2012, 11:47:23 PM
I can see the review already...'mostly rubbish'  ::) :D ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 13, 2012, 11:49:38 PM
Hey, that's an improvement!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 13, 2012, 11:49:48 PM
Complete bobbins.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on January 13, 2012, 11:52:19 PM
Didn't work for me, for some reason...maybe it's because I'm currently in the HolmesZone, re-reading Conan Doyle.

Wilf, you can get a 16 disc box set on Amazon of the ITV series(41 episodes).I got it recently & enjoying it so far  8)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 13, 2012, 11:53:14 PM
Wilf, you can get a 16 disc box set on Amazon of the ITV series(41 episodes).I got it recently & enjoying it so far  8)
The Jeremy Brett ones? He was the best Holmes, for me...cheers, Ben, I'll check that out :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on January 14, 2012, 12:16:45 AM
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sherlock-Holmes-Complete-Collection-DVD/dp/B002EAKWEI/ref=sr_1_3?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1326500163&sr=1-3

yours helpfully etc  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: hoboslobo on January 14, 2012, 02:28:32 PM
Now watching Gray Lady Down on channel 5, but we are talking all the way through it ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 14, 2012, 02:34:57 PM
 ;D  I saw that listest in the Radio Times and had a little chuckle to myself.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: hoboslobo on January 14, 2012, 02:37:47 PM
;D  I saw that listest in the Radio Times and had a little chuckle to myself.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b4/GrayLadyDown1978.jpg)

It actually looks quite good and has an amazing cast:

 Charlton Heston, David Carradine, Stacy Keach, Ned Beatty and Christopher Reeve.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on January 14, 2012, 05:47:44 PM
watching Portlandia on Netflix.  totally bonkers.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on January 14, 2012, 08:16:52 PM
I'm not watch Twelfth Night.


Title: Re: Re: Re: Now Watching
Post by: hoboslobo on January 14, 2012, 08:22:23 PM
I'm not watch Twelfth Night.

I am.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 14, 2012, 11:09:00 PM
I am not too :(


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: clairew on January 14, 2012, 11:57:39 PM
Why James? We missed you. :(


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on January 15, 2012, 12:20:08 AM
Any problem James? 


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 15, 2012, 12:47:18 AM
Just put it in the Blue thread - the day simply got too heavy.  It was a real shame because I was so looking forward to it, and looking forward to Debbie meeting a few more people.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 15, 2012, 10:58:21 AM
Alvin & The Chipmunks - Chipwrecked

Just when I thought the weekend could not get any worse ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 15, 2012, 01:19:06 PM
Just when I thought the weekend could not get any worse ;)
...as previously discussed, the latest European Perspective is now available for download...

(but really, James, Debbie's taste in DVDs must be giving you pause for thought...)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 15, 2012, 01:42:09 PM
Sadly this has nothing to do with Debbie - entirely down to the children, and I am pretty sure I am not allowed to dump them.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 15, 2012, 01:48:31 PM
Watching the Broncos Vs. Patriots match last night was great fun, especially as the Pats obliterated them.  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 15, 2012, 01:50:28 PM
I hope Mike Evs doesn't read this before he has watched the game...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Trace on January 15, 2012, 01:58:57 PM
Heading for Game Centre now to get the highlights if they're available.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 15, 2012, 01:59:10 PM
Sadly this has nothing to do with Debbie - entirely down to the children, and I am pretty sure I am not allowed to dump them.
Yeah, it's generally frowned upon...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on January 15, 2012, 02:11:42 PM
Just started watching the PG New Blood live in London Bluray.

Watched a few tracks and turned it off again. It was *okay* live, but.. I dunno.

Need to watch it properly with no distractions and up loud.

Melanie Gabriel really cannot sing.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 15, 2012, 02:20:08 PM
No, she can't.  :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on January 15, 2012, 10:58:52 PM
Jasper Carrott - intrigued to see if he is as funny as back in the 80s


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on January 15, 2012, 11:02:38 PM
hmmm.  NO.  turning it off, n'night.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on January 15, 2012, 11:05:58 PM
Wow. Sherlock was amazing. I'd be surprised if there was anything as good on TV this year.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 15, 2012, 11:07:09 PM
I'll be watching that on the iPlayer later if it's up. Last week's episode was superb.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on January 15, 2012, 11:29:14 PM
Sherlock was indeed great.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Dawn on January 16, 2012, 01:39:34 AM
Watched the NY Giants beat the GB Packers...
              yes :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Trace on January 16, 2012, 07:19:15 AM
Thank you Dawn, not seen the scores yet, but that's just made my day (already).


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 16, 2012, 08:24:08 AM
James Bond - Quantum Of Solace
(http://www.treyarch.com/content/dam/activision/treyarch/master/global/reskin/games/quantumofsolace.jpg)

It was quite good fun.  A couple of quibbles, though - I got the impression I needed to have seen the previous film to fully understand this one; and i am sure Bond never used to be chase after chase after chase without any real storyline developing.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 16, 2012, 10:11:36 AM
Wow. Sherlock was amazing. I'd be surprised if there was anything as good on TV this year.

It was good.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on January 16, 2012, 12:32:38 PM
Sherlock was good. Lots of holes as usual, but didn't spoil my enjoyment.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Brom on January 16, 2012, 12:45:22 PM
Sherlock was good. Lots of holes as usual, but didn't spoil my enjoyment.

Ditto!, last nite's was much better put together compared to the previous weeks attempt at science related stuff. Oh, and I wish he'd stop focussing his bloomin microscope by twiddling the zoom knob!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 16, 2012, 01:31:19 PM
Sherlock Holmes is not like you and me, Brom.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on January 16, 2012, 03:16:46 PM
Sherlock Holmes is not like you and me, Brom.

He's a bit like me though.

(http://www.culturedeluxe.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/600full-young-sherlock-holmes-screenshot.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on January 16, 2012, 05:44:19 PM
Outfit idea for Tinyfish 3?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Brom on January 16, 2012, 07:47:22 PM
Sherlock Holmes is not like you and me, Brom.

Ohhh I like being like you Catherine!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 16, 2012, 08:29:35 PM
Evil...cruel...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Dawn on January 16, 2012, 10:18:51 PM
Thank you Dawn, not seen the scores yet, but that's just made my day (already).


Glad to have made your day :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 16, 2012, 10:25:27 PM
Smiley's People
(http://www.bbcshop.com/content/ebiz/bbc/invt/bbcdvd1183/smileys-peoplelrg.gif)

Having watched the BBC version of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy between Christmas and New Year, I have now moved on to the next part.  And I love how the BBC did drama back then.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 16, 2012, 11:06:03 PM
Alec Guinness was the definitive Smiley. Fact.

It's a shame the BBC didn't do The Honourable Schoolboy, the book that comes between Tinker, Tailor... and Smiley's People.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on January 16, 2012, 11:30:10 PM
I need to watch the last Sherlock again...only when I'm not really tired...sent me straight off to sleep it did.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 16, 2012, 11:58:47 PM
Alec Guinness was the definitive Smiley. Fact.

It's a shame the BBC didn't do The Honourable Schoolboy, the book that comes between Tinker, Tailor... and Smiley's People.

Yes, that would have been excellent.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 22, 2012, 04:55:07 PM
The Masters Snooker final. I really should watch the snooker more often, but thankfully there seems to be a different championship every two months, so I'm sure I'll have another chance soon.  :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 22, 2012, 08:20:21 PM
William Shaky's Rom and Jules - not seen it since it first came out at the cinema


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on January 22, 2012, 08:36:31 PM
New England & Baltimore


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on January 22, 2012, 08:46:42 PM
New England & Baltimore

Me too found a good web stream so got my laptop hooked up to my tv via HDMI out  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on January 22, 2012, 09:00:53 PM
I think it's funny that you guys know more about American football than I do.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 22, 2012, 09:46:48 PM
But you know more about chips, Rog!  :)

It's been a tough match so far, but a good one.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 22, 2012, 11:22:40 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on January 23, 2012, 06:51:34 AM
Loads of telly at present. Earthflight is cool, even though David Tennant as narrator is a bit bizarre.  Enjoyed first episode of Call the Midwife last week, still to watch yesterdays one.  Hustle is always a fun easy watch.  Then of course Chuck and my fav programme at the mo, Once Upon A Time. 


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Nellie on January 23, 2012, 11:39:33 AM
I watched 127 hours last night. I'm still a bit disturbed by it today. An amazing story though.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 23, 2012, 11:40:20 AM
You and your time machine.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Nellie on January 23, 2012, 11:40:55 AM
You and your time machine.
:D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on January 23, 2012, 12:59:53 PM
Watched a series call "The Hour" over the weekend (yes more temporal shennigans) and really enjoyed it. Featured the guy who played McNulty in "The Wire".

Also really enjoyed Hustle and "Call The Midwife".

The Sky1 comedy "Stella" is shaping up quite well too.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on January 23, 2012, 01:00:56 PM
McNulty really is everywhere since the Wire isn't he!  Still need to watch the Fred West thing he did.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 23, 2012, 03:05:00 PM
Watched a series call "The Hour" over the weekend (yes more temporal shennigans) and really enjoyed it. Featured the guy who played McNulty in "The Wire".

We still have that whole series on our PVR. As it comes recommended I shan't delete it just yet - dunno when we'll get to watch it though.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on January 23, 2012, 07:38:47 PM
highly highly recommended


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on January 24, 2012, 12:11:54 AM
 :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on January 24, 2012, 02:25:42 AM
we watched "Nell" last night, on Netflix.  such a great film.  always have had a crush on Jodie Foster.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: gr8gonzo on January 24, 2012, 02:28:08 AM
Never had a crush on her, myself, but she is one of my favorite actresses.

chikapaaee!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: clairew on January 26, 2012, 09:29:09 PM
East is East on Film4. It contains some truly wonderful swearing.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 26, 2012, 11:02:32 PM
I watched The Third Man for the first time earlier. The scenes towards the end in the sewer are pure cinema gold. Stunning.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 27, 2012, 09:10:53 AM
Noel Fielding's new show on E4.

moments of brilliance - the manic depressive lion in particular

It's a bit hard work as it is unrelentingly bizarre, it's clearly a successor to The Boosh, but without any narrative thread to hang on to.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 28, 2012, 08:07:13 PM
I saw The Artist today. It is spectacular. I'm a big fan of that era of cinema and it was an excellent recreation of it.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on January 28, 2012, 10:12:45 PM
Watched a couple of £3 films bought from Asda today; TheGhost (Piers Brosnan, Ewan McGregor) and Burn After Reading (Clooney, Malkovich).
Enjoyed them both.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: ursula on January 29, 2012, 09:05:18 PM
Birdsong....

Not impressed by part one ....part two may be improved with a glass of wine.....


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 30, 2012, 08:45:15 AM
I recorded the second part of Birdshit for Mme Cholet to watch - it smacks of everything I am uninterested in. Can't abaide a doomed romance set against a background of war. Strangely I loved Downton Abbey even though that plotline was a large part of Series 2.

We watched Dancing On Ice instead - it's my guilty pleasure and the only one of the talent shows (either 'celeb' or civilian) we watch.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 30, 2012, 08:56:34 AM
We watched Good Morning Vietnam last night because Debbie likes Robin Williams and had not seen it before - it remains as good as ever.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on January 30, 2012, 09:01:23 AM
I watched the David Fincher directed version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo last night


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on January 30, 2012, 11:13:08 AM
Any good Mike?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on January 30, 2012, 12:28:33 PM
Any good Mike?

Yes very good film not sure how much it sticks to the book as I haven't read it.

Their is a pretty nasty sexual assault scene that made one of my colleagues who was watching with his wife turn it off


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on January 30, 2012, 12:39:10 PM
Any good Mike?

Yes very good film not sure how much it sticks to the book as I haven't read it.

Their is a pretty nasty sexual assault scene that made one of my colleagues who was watching with his wife turn it off
Thanks Mike. Yes I'd heard about that scene. I can't decide to read the book before seeing the movie or not.

I remember watching the Film Man Bites Dog which is a very funny black comedy about a documentary team following a serial killer. The film takes a very sudden but similar sounding turn about three quarters of the way through and suddenly you aren't laughing anymore. It is a brilliant movie though.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: hoboslobo on January 30, 2012, 05:56:10 PM
Any good Mike?

Yes very good film not sure how much it sticks to the book as I haven't read it.

Their is a pretty nasty sexual assault scene that made one of my colleagues who was watching with his wife turn it off
Thanks Mike. Yes I'd heard about that scene. I can't decide to read the book before seeing the movie or not.


I read all the books, and seen all the Swedish movies. I would read first then see the Swedish movies, then the American remake.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 30, 2012, 06:01:04 PM
I've done that all wrong then.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on January 31, 2012, 12:37:44 AM
I've only ever heard about Swedish movies....but you're seen them all?? :o

Seriously. Yes, watched the three from Sweden, had to watch with Swedish soundtrack and subtitles and not with the "English" over-dub....the latter made them appear like badly dubbed porn actors...or so I'm told....


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on January 31, 2012, 07:34:41 AM
I have read all the books so knew about the scene and averted my eyes until I knew it was over in the Swedish film. Haven't bothered watching the other two. Haven't seen the American version but from what I hear that scene sounds more graphic than the Swedish one.

It isn't necessary.  You can understand her motivation without that detail.

I made the most of my sick day yesterday and I watched the entire first series of The Wire.  It was even better than I remembered and have a feeling I know what I will be doing today  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 31, 2012, 07:37:49 AM
It is unnecessarily graphic in the American version.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on January 31, 2012, 09:46:13 AM
I made the most of my sick day yesterday and I watched the entire first series of The Wire.  It was even better than I remembered and have a feeling I know what I will be doing today  ;D
Ah The Wire. Easily the best drama series to come out of the US since the West Wing.

(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Media/Pix/pictures/2010/10/7/1286452686420/The-Wire-Monopoly-001.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on January 31, 2012, 10:17:24 AM
want!!!!

well had a break and have watched a Once Upon a time and an Alcatraz, now firing up season 2....

good this illness lark


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on January 31, 2012, 10:38:33 AM
Watching more Colorista II tutorials this morning learning about power masks and key effect and tracking movement across frames


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on January 31, 2012, 10:41:23 AM
Watching more Colorista II tutorials this morning learning about power masks and key effect and tracking movement across frames
That sounds like girl magnet work Mike.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on January 31, 2012, 10:56:03 AM
Watching more Colorista II tutorials this morning learning about power masks and key effect and tracking movement across frames
That sounds like girl magnet work Mike.

 ::)  :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on January 31, 2012, 11:28:51 AM
the grey sky and the snow attempting to settle


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 31, 2012, 11:49:09 AM
What snow ?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 31, 2012, 11:57:33 AM
So long as it's not got Stephen Fry droning on about it.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 31, 2012, 12:01:04 PM
Or Kate Bush.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 31, 2012, 03:10:35 PM
Erazo-dust!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 31, 2012, 03:15:54 PM
For the record, (once again) Fincher's version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is not solely American. It's mostly Swedish. On IMDB the production is credited as USA, Sweden, UK and Germany. The only central cast member who isn't Swedish is Daniel Craig. If anyone says it's 'commecialised', I will get angry. *stern look*

And the opening title sequence is far worse than any of the sexual violence...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 31, 2012, 03:17:47 PM
The only central cast member who isn't Swedish is Daniel Craig.

Surely some mistake...unless there are only 3 central cast members, and they don't include members of the family...

And on that basis, the rest of what you wrote is dubious at best  ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on January 31, 2012, 03:26:07 PM
Hustle - Season 8. Still funny, smart and fast paced but I'm glad it's the last series.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 31, 2012, 04:08:22 PM
The only central cast member who isn't Swedish is Daniel Craig.

Surely some mistake...unless there are only 3 central cast members, and they don't include members of the family...

And on that basis, the rest of what you wrote is dubious at best  ;)

Isn't everything I write dubious at best?  :P


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 31, 2012, 04:35:29 PM
That is not dubious at all.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on January 31, 2012, 06:15:37 PM
done 7 episodes of the wire today, but pain has definitely worn off so will have to get out from my duvet and go back to work tomorrow  :'(


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 31, 2012, 06:31:06 PM
Well done, Lasharus.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on January 31, 2012, 07:03:41 PM
For the record, (once again) Fincher's version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is not solely American. It's mostly Swedish. On IMDB the production is credited as USA, Sweden, UK and Germany. The only central cast member who isn't Swedish is Daniel Craig. If anyone says it's 'commecialised', I will get angry. *stern look*

And the opening title sequence is far worse than any of the sexual violence...

Errr, Rooney Mara is American and Christopher Plummer is Canadian.

Joely Richardson anyone ?

By comparison the Swedish adaptation (2009) has Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth, Michael Nyqvist and Lena Endre.

I've not seen the Hollywood version, as I thought the original was brilliant.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on January 31, 2012, 07:21:07 PM
Well done, Lasharus.
like what you did there


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on January 31, 2012, 07:25:21 PM
Well done, Lasharus.
like what you did there
You can use it at work tomorrow, if you like.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on January 31, 2012, 08:50:36 PM
Errr, Rooney Mara is American and Christopher Plummer is Canadian.

Joely Richardson anyone ?

By comparison the Swedish adaptation (2009) has Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth, Michael Nyqvist and Lena Endre.

Apologies, I didn't do my research there.  :)

I've not seen the Hollywood version, as I thought the original was brilliant.

It's not Hollywood. Why not see both? I thought Fincher's version was brilliant and now I want to see the other ones.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on January 31, 2012, 09:10:02 PM
Been watching a lot of Sherlock Holmes, the original series with Jeremey Brett.Excellent stuff :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on January 31, 2012, 10:16:40 PM
Errr, Rooney Mara is American and Christopher Plummer is Canadian.

Joely Richardson anyone ?

By comparison the Swedish adaptation (2009) has Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth, Michael Nyqvist and Lena Endre.

Apologies, I didn't do my research there.  :)

I've not seen the Hollywood version, as I thought the original was brilliant.

It's not Hollywood. Why not see both? I thought Fincher's version was brilliant and now I want to see the other ones.

Nah. I'm just not into all that populist bobbins. It's the originals for me I'm afraid.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on February 01, 2012, 12:16:46 AM
Errr, Rooney Mara is American and Christopher Plummer is Canadian.

Joely Richardson anyone ?

By comparison the Swedish adaptation (2009) has Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth, Michael Nyqvist and Lena Endre.

Apologies, I didn't do my research there.  :)

I've not seen the Hollywood version, as I thought the original was brilliant.

It's not Hollywood. Why not see both? I thought Fincher's version was brilliant and now I want to see the other ones.

Nah. I'm just not into all that populist bobbins. It's the originals for me I'm afraid.

How is it populist? (Honest question, I'm not trying to fight!  :) )


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on February 01, 2012, 09:40:31 AM
Been watching a lot of Sherlock Holmes, the original series with Jeremey Brett.Excellent stuff :D
Seconded. He's still the best Holmes and the Granada production is very faithful to the books. I also love the recent Guy Richie films as they are great fun and help expose an entire new generation to Conan Dolyle.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on February 01, 2012, 10:54:28 AM
I also love the recent Guy Richie films as they are great fun and help expose an entire new generation to Conan Dolyle.

Bert of course wouldn't know as he's not into all that populist bobbins ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on February 01, 2012, 11:10:40 AM
Errr, Rooney Mara is American and Christopher Plummer is Canadian.

Joely Richardson anyone ?

By comparison the Swedish adaptation (2009) has Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth, Michael Nyqvist and Lena Endre.

Apologies, I didn't do my research there.  :)

I've not seen the Hollywood version, as I thought the original was brilliant.

It's not Hollywood. Why not see both? I thought Fincher's version was brilliant and now I want to see the other ones.

Nah. I'm just not into all that populist bobbins. It's the originals for me I'm afraid.

How is it populist? (Honest question, I'm not trying to fight!  :) )

Oh Tim, I'm just trying to wind you up  ;D

I've heard it's a good film - I'm sure it is. Getting to the cinema howvere to watch anything above a PG is a bit of a problem.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on February 01, 2012, 11:17:12 AM
Errr, Rooney Mara is American and Christopher Plummer is Canadian.

Joely Richardson anyone ?

By comparison the Swedish adaptation (2009) has Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth, Michael Nyqvist and Lena Endre.

Apologies, I didn't do my research there.  :)

I've not seen the Hollywood version, as I thought the original was brilliant.

It's not Hollywood. Why not see both? I thought Fincher's version was brilliant and now I want to see the other ones.

Nah. I'm just not into all that populist bobbins. It's the originals for me I'm afraid.

How is it populist? (Honest question, I'm not trying to fight!  :) )

Oh Tim, I'm just trying to wind you up  ;D

I've heard it's a good film - I'm sure it is. Getting to the cinema howvere to watch anything above a PG is a bit of a problem.

Anything above that just too racy for Norwich ?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on February 01, 2012, 11:18:58 AM
Errr, Rooney Mara is American and Christopher Plummer is Canadian.

Joely Richardson anyone ?

By comparison the Swedish adaptation (2009) has Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth, Michael Nyqvist and Lena Endre.

Apologies, I didn't do my research there.  :)

I've not seen the Hollywood version, as I thought the original was brilliant.

It's not Hollywood. Why not see both? I thought Fincher's version was brilliant and now I want to see the other ones.

Nah. I'm just not into all that populist bobbins. It's the originals for me I'm afraid.

How is it populist? (Honest question, I'm not trying to fight!  :) )

Oh Tim, I'm just trying to wind you up  ;D

I've heard it's a good film - I'm sure it is. Getting to the cinema howvere to watch anything above a PG is a bit of a problem.

Anything above that just too racy for Norwich ?

No, children dear boy.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on February 01, 2012, 11:32:39 AM
Errr, Rooney Mara is American and Christopher Plummer is Canadian.

Joely Richardson anyone ?

By comparison the Swedish adaptation (2009) has Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth, Michael Nyqvist and Lena Endre.

Apologies, I didn't do my research there.  :)

I've not seen the Hollywood version, as I thought the original was brilliant.

It's not Hollywood. Why not see both? I thought Fincher's version was brilliant and now I want to see the other ones.

Nah. I'm just not into all that populist bobbins. It's the originals for me I'm afraid.

How is it populist? (Honest question, I'm not trying to fight!  :) )

Oh Tim, I'm just trying to wind you up  ;D

I've heard it's a good film - I'm sure it is. Getting to the cinema howvere to watch anything above a PG is a bit of a problem.

Anything above that just too racy for Norwich ?

No, children dear boy.

Have they already seen it  ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 08, 2012, 09:02:24 PM
The Radio 2 Folk Awards, on BBC Digital - specifically The Unthanks with the Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band. Absolutely bloody amazing.

It was a shame seeing Don McLean crash and burn earlier, though.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on February 08, 2012, 10:11:52 PM
The Radio 2 Folk Awards, on BBC Digital - specifically The Unthanks with the Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band. Absolutely bloody amazing.

It was a shame seeing Don McLean crash and burn earlier, though.

Oooo, are Jethro Tull up for any awards ?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 08, 2012, 10:16:47 PM
It was only a matter of time before someone made that joke ;)

The Unthanks were robbed - up for four awards, and they didn't get one of 'em. A good night for June Tabor and Oysterband, though, and it was nice to see The Home Service win Best Live Act.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 08, 2012, 10:38:15 PM
I'm still full of cold, but it was my last day off work with it.

Spent the day watching episodes of Family Guy, having started off with the latest incarnation of the Spy Kids franchise.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on February 08, 2012, 11:42:44 PM
The Radio 2 Folk Awards, on BBC Digital - specifically The Unthanks with the Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band. Absolutely bloody amazing.

It was a shame seeing Don McLean crash and burn earlier, though.

What happened to Don McLean?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on February 09, 2012, 12:33:23 AM
Don McLean sounds like the head of a mafia dedicated to housework.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on February 09, 2012, 06:52:33 AM
Maybe the Scottish mafia got frozen out of the ice cream market


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on February 09, 2012, 07:10:51 AM
finished series 3 of the wire, I am really enjoying watching it again


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 09, 2012, 10:07:02 AM
What happened to Don McLean?
His voice is gone, sadly. It didn't help that his top E string was horribly out of tune, which further marred the rendition of And I Love You So...but he just can't hold a note these days. Really sad.

Oh yes, and his shirt was a catastrophe...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on February 09, 2012, 10:25:34 AM
What happened to Don McLean?
His voice is gone, sadly. It didn't help that his top E string was horribly out of tune, which further marred the rendition of And I Love You So...but he just can't hold a note these days. Really sad.

Oh yes, and his shirt was a catastrophe...

oh dear. Him and Neil Diamond.

with regard to shirts, I saw Townes Van Zandt about six months before he died. He was wearing a terrible shirt. He looked out at the audience and said:

"This shirt... <long pause> ...is for sale..."


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on February 09, 2012, 12:32:41 PM
I watched the return of 10 O'Clock Live on Channel 4 last night. I got a couple of chuckles from Brooker, but the rest just seemed to kick around with nothing much to do. It passed the time OK. Maybe better news stories will happen this week giving them some decent material for the next show.

In other news, I saw an excellent film on Saturday - Chronicle. It's come out of nowhere, which is usually a bad sign with films, but this one is actually really good. It's a 'found footage' film (think Cloverfield, Paranormal Activity, all that unconventional camera stuff) about three lads who develop mind powers. It goes from hilarious pratting around to dark and moody to pure comic book. Highly recommended!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Trace on February 09, 2012, 12:52:44 PM
I heard the Kermode review of Chronicle on the radio last week, and it did sound interesting.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: hoboslobo on February 14, 2012, 08:50:40 PM
Duets at the BBC on BBC4.

Just brilliant.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on February 15, 2012, 09:46:18 AM
I need to see that. I'll catch it on iPlayer.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on February 15, 2012, 10:20:36 AM
I'm going to see The Muppets today.  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on February 15, 2012, 10:21:51 AM
This is an excellent warm up, then.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on February 15, 2012, 05:00:29 PM
Tomorrow night I shall be watching: Hemia by Sigur Ros

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_mOb3QRvRVPs/TTalqDqtxUI/AAAAAAAAAF4/ZtUxDAlouDU/s1600/heima_poster.jpg)

I love this film to bits. It's the most human rock'n roll I've seen committed to DVD thus far.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on February 15, 2012, 05:51:27 PM
My Brother saw that in a listed art house theatre in Leeds. It's the only film he's seen where everyone stayed until the end of the end credits. And then applauded. I must see it.

Meanwhile, The Muppets is possibly the best film ever made. Ever.  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 15, 2012, 07:18:04 PM
Tomorrow night I shall be watching: Hemia by Sigur Ros

I love this film to bits. It's the most human rock'n roll I've seen committed to DVD thus far.

It's Heima not Hemia (or as I initially read Simon's misspelling, Hernia).


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on February 16, 2012, 10:20:22 AM
I stand corrected. Still a brill film though.  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 16, 2012, 10:55:28 AM
I must watch INNI this weekend.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 16, 2012, 11:46:45 AM
I have yet to watch Hernia.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on February 16, 2012, 11:56:10 AM
I want to watch Innit.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on February 17, 2012, 09:04:24 PM
Finally got around to buying the Genesis "Movie Box" (at about half the RRP - pays to be apathetic sometimes!)

I primarily didn't buy it because of all the negative things I'd read - it got panned by the hardcore on release because they didn't take the opportunity to reinstate missing songs to gigs (or even fix horrible edits in the middle of songs), there was a woeful lack of previously unreleased material, oh, and the Invisible Touch tour disc in the box actually doesn't work, but that's ok because everyone had already bought it a couple of years previously anyway.

So I waited until I could find it for £35 delivered and decided I would treat it as a way of hearing some live surround Genesis, but you know what, I've just watched 'Three Sides Live' and there's nothing wrong with it that wasn't wrong with the original VHS release. The picture quality's hardly HD but it's fine for a 30-odd year old film. I'd read ridiculous quotes from people saying they'd just transferred a VHS tape to DVD. Nah.

Just taking a quick look at the Mama Tour DVD now. Picture quality is slightly more ropey. Sound is stonking though!

AND there's an hour's worth of home movie footage from Phil Collins' camcorder while they were recording the album. That's got to be worth a watch.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on February 17, 2012, 09:11:40 PM
That's if it's not just footage of his many weddings...

It's a shame that all archive footage can't be restored by the masters at the BBC who restore loads of old stuff to amazing quality, but to me that doesn't matter as much as the sound quality. And if it sounds stonking, then it gets my support. I suppose you could call the picture quality 'vintage' and get away with it.  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on February 17, 2012, 09:16:47 PM
I mean, I suppose you can't expect old things shot on video from the 1980s to look great on a 42" LCD really.

The sad thing is that the original footage was actually all shot on film so if anyone could be arsed to go right back and re-edit it, they could actually make a Blu-ray of both TSL and the Mama tours.

But they couldn't - so they didn't.

AWWWW NO, I've just realised that some of the Mama tour song audios aren't from the same performances they were originally. Which takes away my favourite part of the whole video - the solo in "That's All" where Mike bodges up royally and Phil stands there staring at him banging his tambourine with a bemused/amused look on his face...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on February 17, 2012, 09:19:02 PM
They lost the original video the soundtrack was on because some tosser's VCR chewed up the tape...  ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on February 17, 2012, 09:24:10 PM
They lost the original video the soundtrack was on because some tosser's VCR chewed up the tape...  ;)

Hahaha!!

Luckily *that* piece of footage has since been found in better quality. From the TV station masters. You know, like the band's management could have done before they released that boxset using an old tape some idiot chewed up in his VCR.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on February 17, 2012, 09:28:09 PM
They'll save that for when they re-release the re-remasters in ten years when they've made A Trick Of The Tail even louder!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on February 17, 2012, 09:35:05 PM
Now you're just saying what you think I want to hear...  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on February 17, 2012, 09:37:58 PM
Sorry, mate. The volume is the only negative comment I have on the ATOTT remaster.  :P


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on February 18, 2012, 02:45:46 PM
about to watch last ever Hustle


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on February 19, 2012, 07:12:06 PM
I've had Stephen ans Caitlin this weekend, and we all watched Rango last night (which remains excellent), and went to see The Phantom Menace 3D this afternoon - I couldn't really spot any differences, and so have to question the point of the whole thing.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on February 19, 2012, 07:26:59 PM
money


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on February 19, 2012, 08:04:26 PM
Now Debbie and I are watching Alexander on DVD - and I presume they are all putting on (terrible) Irish accents to fit in with Colin Farrell playing the main role.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: ursula on February 19, 2012, 08:08:23 PM
Call the Midwife

last episode   :'(   Sunday evenings won't be the same...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on February 19, 2012, 10:32:13 PM
Call the Midwife

last episode   :'(   Sunday evenings won't be the same...
...for a while...Series 2 has been commissioned. Yay!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 19, 2012, 11:10:06 PM
Pedro, are you a woman?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on February 20, 2012, 06:54:24 AM
I enjoyed it a lot too


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on February 20, 2012, 07:30:24 AM
Ash, are you a woman ?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on February 20, 2012, 08:11:46 AM
Pedro, are you a woman?
I've got moobs like Jabba....and I get the occasional telegram from my feminine side....but apart from that, I am able to appreciate well made TV shows. :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 20, 2012, 09:05:54 AM
Missed the whole series - Dancing on Ice is my poison on as Sunday night.

That bloke from Corrie can f--- off - what an arrogant dickwad - clearly the worst left in the competition, hopefully the corrie fans will start voting like Dancing on Ice fans, as soon as he's in the skate-off he's toast as he has dissed the judges and that always means your days are numbered.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on February 20, 2012, 09:26:30 AM
I've got moobs like Jabba...

Bloody genius, sir.  ;D

My only bit of regular Sunday TV is Top Gear and I missed that last night so I could go for a walk. DVDs keep me occupied when I haven't got headphones on. I've been watching a few of the more recent seasons of Family Guy. Certainly not as good as the earlier seasons. I find they range from being OK and pretty good to dull and slightly pathetic, particularly when they resort to their 'making fun of the mentally disabled is funny' logic. That's a major issue I have with modern culture in general, so don't get me started on that.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 20, 2012, 09:40:03 AM
I find with Family Guy that they break so many taboos that so long as you accept that then you have to accept that they will probably break the one that bugs you.

Whether they are right to break these taboos, as some taboos are there for good reason, is another matter.

I never know what season I am watching, as I have the thing on series record from BBC3, so I just watch what they show.

I've just found a channel that shows a lot of South Park, and I am way behind in watching that.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on February 20, 2012, 09:53:54 AM
We will be seeing She on Saturday...we are going to the matinee performance !  As it turns out now, it is the only show we can actually make it to anyway.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on February 20, 2012, 10:19:14 AM
I've got moobs like Jabba...
Bloody genius, sir.  ;D
:) I can't take the credit, sadly. I saw it somewhere. Still clever tho.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on February 20, 2012, 12:15:55 PM
We will be seeing She on Saturday...we are going to the matinee performance !  As it turns out now, it is the only show we can actually make it to anyway.
I might go along to this - it depends what else is happening.  I might have to get David's room redecorated at a faster rate than I was expecting. 


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on February 20, 2012, 02:13:41 PM
Anyone watch Metal Evolution series?
Made by the same guys who made Headbangers Journey,Flight 666 & Beyond The Lighted stage.
Have it recorded & have watched 4 episodes so far....not to bad from what i've seen.

Finishes tonight with a feature on Progressive Metal


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on February 20, 2012, 05:09:03 PM
"The final episode of Call the Midwife attracted 9.2 viewers, including Pedro, according to initial overnight figures.

The BBC said it was the most successful new drama series on the channel since they discovered the Fishtank, when the current ratings system began.

The series finale saw the wedding of popular midwife Chummy - played by Miranda Hart - and policeman PC Noakes, played by John.  Written by Heidi Thomas, the series was adapted from the real-life memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth.  Her books recalled her work and life in the East End of London as a midwife in the 1950s.

BBC One controller Danny Cohen said: "It's been wonderful to see Fishtank viewers respond so warmly - and in such large numbers - to this world of babies, nuns and extraordinary women.  We fully expected ursula and Ash to tune in, but Pedro was a pleasant surprise.  We are bitterly disappointed that UB chose to boycott the series."

A second series has already been commissioned and will return to the BBC next year, provided the UB boycott is lifted.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on February 20, 2012, 05:43:39 PM
9.2 viewers.  Wow.  Did they have someone who was only watching it 20% of the time, or did they give up after 20% of the program.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on February 20, 2012, 05:45:19 PM
I suspect they reckon Pedro was out making a cup of tea for part of it.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on February 20, 2012, 08:59:09 PM
Nah, I was one of the 9, as was Mrs Pedro...well, she was a different one of the 9. :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: ursula on February 20, 2012, 09:51:53 PM
"The final episode of Call the Midwife attracted 9.2 viewers, including Pedro, according to initial overnight figures.

The BBC said it was the most successful new drama series on the channel since they discovered the Fishtank, when the current ratings system began.

The series finale saw the wedding of popular midwife Chummy - played by Miranda Hart - and policeman PC Noakes, played by John.  Written by Heidi Thomas, the series was adapted from the real-life memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth.  Her books recalled her work and life in the East End of London as a midwife in the 1950s.

BBC One controller Danny Cohen said: "It's been wonderful to see Fishtank viewers respond so warmly - and in such large numbers - to this world of babies, nuns and extraordinary women.  We fully expected ursula and Ash to tune in, but Pedro was a pleasant surprise.  We are bitterly disappointed that UB chose to boycott the series."

A second series has already been commissioned and will return to the BBC next year, provided the UB boycott is lifted.

BRILLIANT!!   :D  LOL!!!
Full kudos to the spambot

What you lot wont know is that both my mother (in Manchester and my Grandmother (in Liverpool) were both community midwives and this series has the added bonus of enticing mum to relay some stories for the early days of her career....so we get bonus features!!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 20, 2012, 10:51:36 PM
We are bitterly disappointed that UB chose to boycott the series.

Don't clash with slidey 'C' listers would be my advice then.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on February 20, 2012, 11:12:50 PM
Just "speed-watched" (i.e. fast forwarded mostly) through the "Progressive Metal" episode of Metal Evolution on Sky Arts.
The first person they interviewed? Steve Hackett. :)
Much sense spoken about how Genesis, Yes and King Crimson inspired today's Prog Metallers.
Much Rush and some Dream Theater. Interviews with Chris Squire, Bill Bruford and others.
Bands like Tool and Queensryche were also well covered.
Porcupine Tree was listed in the "Prog Metal" segment of the "family tree" graphic the series seemed to be based on but I didn't see much of Cheerful Steve.
CRPP's Jerry Ewing also appeared several times throughout.
I'll watch it properly when I get time.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on February 26, 2012, 05:49:01 PM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-7JCFOWgIDh8/T0P1A_z23DI/AAAAAAAAB08/_zH2-AhRCaU/s1600/00000000000000000000000Strawberry_Fields_DVD-799423.jpg)
Strawberry Fields Live

Recorded at Teatr Slaski in Katowice (I've heard of this place before).  The production is up to the normal standard.

I don't know why I like the music, but somehow it works really well for me.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: ursula on February 27, 2012, 09:58:09 PM
GRIMM

supposed to based on Grims fairy tales, but this one is really scary

Its about some really scary bees..... ??? ??? :'( ??? ???


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 27, 2012, 10:10:34 PM
Oooh - Whitechapel was spooky tonight. I can see either me or Mme Cholet waking up with a start (and frightening the other) this night.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 27, 2012, 10:14:27 PM
It's compulsive viewing, is Whitechapel.

There's something a bit odd about that therapist, and I reckon Kent suspects it. Joe won't see it, though, because he's love struck.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on March 07, 2012, 05:10:54 PM
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

Caught this on BBC4 the other night. Been ages since I read the book (s)

I thought it was quite good. Looking forward to the next episode


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on March 07, 2012, 05:41:14 PM
I missed Monday's episode, but saw the then one-off special last year. I thought that was great, but could've done to have been a bit longer to allow for more development. I'll have to make a date with the iPlayer.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on March 08, 2012, 01:03:11 PM
I missed Monday's episode, but saw the then one-off special last year. I thought that was great, but could've done to have been a bit longer to allow for more development. I'll have to make a date with the iPlayer.

Not till you've done your homework  ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 08, 2012, 03:44:55 PM
And tidy your room!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on March 08, 2012, 03:47:05 PM
And get your hair cut.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on March 08, 2012, 03:47:31 PM
both of them!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on March 08, 2012, 04:32:06 PM
 ;D but surely you mean me Rog on that last one.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on March 08, 2012, 04:53:42 PM
heh


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Purrdey on March 08, 2012, 06:57:41 PM
This weekend I shall be mostly watching Game of Thrones on DVD. Now to see what the fuss was about! I love my Virgin Cable but sometimes I wish I had Sky :/


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on March 16, 2012, 07:38:45 AM
I watched Cirque Du Soliel's "Quidam" on Sky+ last night. Absolutely amazing stuff. The 98 minutes just flew by from one jaw-dropping stunt to the next. While in between there would be incredibly beautiful, graceful things that defied belief and gravity.
Jolly well done.
It wasn't one of the gigs that NickDV played but I could imagine him doing it, a very varied almost continuous soundtrack.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on March 16, 2012, 08:08:25 AM
For those who liked Lost etc, recommend Awake.  The end of episode 2 starts the 'oooh it's actually a conspiracy... '  Which I guess is a bit of a spoiler but to be honest, wasn't totally unexpected.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on March 16, 2012, 12:19:55 PM
Between 1989 and 1993, we lived in the town of Woburn (pronounced Woo-bn).  One of the first things we were told was not to drink the water because it was contaminated.  Not so long ago, I found that there is a film about the resultant court case - with proper actors like John Travolta and Robert Duvall. 

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/6b/A_Civil_Action_poster.jpg/220px-A_Civil_Action_poster.jpg)

I bought it on DVD and watched it last night.  Good film - obviously I have an attachment to the story.  It all happened in the early 80s.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on March 16, 2012, 12:29:53 PM
Nick Barrett lived in or around Woburn at some point in the 80s...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on March 16, 2012, 12:47:13 PM
Did he rinse his pair of unwashed socks in the water supply?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on March 16, 2012, 12:49:55 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on March 16, 2012, 04:18:34 PM
Between 1989 and 1993, we lived in the town of Woburn (pronounced Woo-bn).  One of the first things we were told was not to drink the water because it was contaminated.  Not so long ago, I found that there is a film about the resultant court case - with proper actors like John Travolta and Robert Duvall. 

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/6b/A_Civil_Action_poster.jpg/220px-A_Civil_Action_poster.jpg)

I bought it on DVD and watched it last night.  Good film - obviously I have an attachment to the story.  It all happened in the early 80s.
I saw this film. Robert Duvall was excellent as the head Lawyer representing the company.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on March 16, 2012, 05:04:30 PM
Oscar nominated.

Nick Barrett lived in or around Woburn at some point in the 80s...
I assume he wasn't living in the safari park.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on March 16, 2012, 05:17:08 PM
Oscar nominated.

Nick Barrett lived in or around Woburn at some point in the 80s...
I assume he wasn't living in the safari park.
I think I mixed my Wo(o)burns - he was in Wooburn Green.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on March 16, 2012, 05:18:15 PM
doesn't matter it was worth it for Mouse's comment  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 18, 2012, 08:07:59 PM
Songwriter's Circle on BBC4 - well, it's just finished, but it'll be on iPlayer.

Martin Simpson, Steve Tilston and Michael Chapman. It doesn't get much better than that, really. The perfect antidote to a weekend of fey, whimsical prog bollocks.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on March 18, 2012, 11:54:26 PM
watched Buckaroo Bonzai this afternoon. 

"Laugh while you can, monkey boy!"


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on March 19, 2012, 09:48:26 AM
Songwriter's Circle on BBC4 - well, it's just finished, but it'll be on iPlayer.

Martin Simpson, Steve Tilston and Michael Chapman. It doesn't get much better than that, really. The perfect antidote to a weekend of fey, whimsical prog bollocks.
I will have to check that out.

And to Rog - More power to you sir. It's a great film.  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: ursula on March 20, 2012, 09:28:04 PM
Alcatraz

....episode 2.. but I'm scrolling thru here so its not that gripping really is it????

Is it really possible for the big guy from LOST to have got any bigger?
Surely there wasn't that much to eat on the island.....

And what on earth is ER's Neela doing there?

not getting this at all.......



Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on March 20, 2012, 09:58:33 PM
Does it have Jim from Neighbours ?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on March 20, 2012, 10:21:59 PM
Went to see 21 Jump Street with the Brother this evening at the flicks. Good fun indeed.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on March 21, 2012, 01:51:01 AM
Does it have Jim from Neighbours ?

It's surely a matter of time.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on March 21, 2012, 07:06:24 AM
Does it have Jim from Neighbours ?
It's surely a matter of time.
True dat, if it isn't employing flash-backs or time-travel yet, it will...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Paul on March 21, 2012, 08:02:12 AM
Does it have Jim from Neighbours ?
It's surely a matter of time.
True dat, if it isn't employing flash-backs or time-travel yet, it will...

Well it involves scenes from present day and the early '60s, and Neela from Er is in the present day scenes and turned up in the last scene of the show which was a flashback to the '60s, so you have hit the nail on the head Pedders.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on March 21, 2012, 08:51:01 AM
It's surely a matter of time.

Matter of time, you say?

Thanks. I now have this earworm (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kl77BTJ6IaY)...

which puzzles me somewhat, as I don't think I have the album that this is from, so how do I know it so well?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on March 21, 2012, 11:56:04 AM
Does it have Jim from Neighbours ?
It's surely a matter of time.
True dat, if it isn't employing flash-backs or time-travel yet, it will...

Well it involves scenes from present day and the early '60s, and Neela from Er is in the present day scenes and turned up in the last scene of the show which was a flashback to the '60s, so you have hit the nail on the head Pedders.

Gah, thanks for the spoiler!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on March 21, 2012, 12:56:14 PM
I wasn't impressed, got bored by it after three episodes.  What episode are they up to on UK telly?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on March 21, 2012, 01:43:35 PM
I wasn't impressed, got bored by it after three episodes.  What episode are they up to on UK telly?

Episode 2 last night.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: ursula on March 21, 2012, 09:30:48 PM
And tonight we are sampling episode 1 of Touch

New Kieffer Sutherland thing......

Bit reminscent of Numbers so far.... ???


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 22, 2012, 10:30:02 AM
(http://www.muppetcentral.com/articles/reviews/pics/dvd/old_school_2_pinball.jpg)

Sesame Street numbers?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on March 22, 2012, 10:37:46 AM
Did someone mention The Count ?
(http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/17200000/The-Count-Twilight-critical-analysis-of-twilight-17282976-238-212.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on March 22, 2012, 10:54:23 PM
Did someone mention The Count ?
(http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/17200000/The-Count-Twilight-critical-analysis-of-twilight-17282976-238-212.jpg)
LOL
Daughter of Pedro has lent us Series 1 - 3 of "Being Human", rather bizarre that the lead vampire is called John Mitchell....


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on March 23, 2012, 12:15:23 AM
recently watched this & liked it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4vd9OVLO7Q&feature=youtu.be



Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on March 23, 2012, 07:04:07 AM
Craig Blundell playing a song what was wrote by Simon's bruv...

OK, the caption gives the wrong track name but who cares? It's lush!!  :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_zjpAt8-Jg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_zjpAt8-Jg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 23, 2012, 11:23:09 AM
What I've stopped watching is Sarah Millican's programme. I really liked her when she was first about, but she seems a bit one-note now. She's actually turned from endearing to irritating.

It's a shame when you realise that about someone's work that you previously liked, but there will be others coming along to fill the tiny Millican shaped hole in my life.

And it's still nowhere near as bad as the decaying tripe that is the Watson and Oliver show.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on March 23, 2012, 06:22:28 PM
I also liked Sarah Minicab, until she joined Loose Women.

I'll tell you what I've had no desire to watch- 10 o'clock live. I watched most of the first series and realised it was making me dislike all the participants immensely, which is a real shame since I really love Mitchell and Brooker. Might see if I can find just their bits on YouTube.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on March 23, 2012, 09:30:20 PM
It can be part of the curse of success/popularity, can't it?
When they start, people discover them, love what they do, so as the crowds grow, they keep doing it.
If they just keep doing it, and don't have anything new to offer, it quickly gets tired/samey.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on March 23, 2012, 10:16:10 PM
will be watching Awake in a min


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on March 24, 2012, 07:37:19 AM
Were you watching Asleep before then ?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Trace on March 24, 2012, 10:39:45 AM
We sat down and watched Sahara again last night. What a truly bonkers film. Some good messages, wrapped up in some comedy moments, with a brilliant soundtrack of 1970s rock music (Grand Funk Railroad, Head East).


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: ursula on March 25, 2012, 08:00:19 AM
The Voice last night

Still no idea who the Irish bloke is but shed-loads of new found respect for Will.I.am and happy to commit to worshipping at the knees of the god that is the original voice for coming Saturday evenings.....


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on March 26, 2012, 05:38:01 PM
Joe Bonamassa - Live At Beacon Theatre, New York


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on March 26, 2012, 07:07:17 PM
... I really love Mitchell and Brooker. Might see if I can find just their bits on YouTube...

I didn't think YouTube catered for such, er, specialised tastes...  :o


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on March 28, 2012, 05:33:56 PM
Alter Bridge - Live at Wembley Blu-Ray

(http://www.jbhifionline.com.au/rkt/MEDIUM//44/34/4434365.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on March 29, 2012, 08:27:08 AM
Wow, forgive my ignorance but I didn't know Alterbridge were that big in the UK.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on March 29, 2012, 08:55:52 AM
Wow, forgive my ignorance but I didn't know Alterbridge were that big in the UK.

I think they've got bigger with every tour to the point where they can now sell out large arenas.

Having a slight problem with my blu-ray though in that I can't hear the lead guitar at all on the stereo mix.  I think it might be a setting I need to change on my PS3 will have give it a go tonight


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 29, 2012, 10:55:57 AM
Wow, forgive my ignorance but I didn't know Alterbridge were that big in the UK.
Wembley Rugby Club...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on March 29, 2012, 01:28:35 PM
You are such a meanie.  ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 29, 2012, 03:28:14 PM
True. I almost feel sorry for you all hanging out with me ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on March 29, 2012, 06:21:36 PM
I enjoyed episode 1 of the Syndicate


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on March 29, 2012, 06:40:06 PM
A 48-part lecture series on Ancient Egyptian royalty. On shuffle, because I'm a proper rebel!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on March 29, 2012, 08:32:42 PM
Did anyone watch The Classic Albums show on So last friday?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on March 29, 2012, 08:33:43 PM
oh yes! it was fab  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on March 29, 2012, 08:36:51 PM
Was surprised to hear the original choice for Don't Give Up. Never heard that before


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on March 29, 2012, 08:43:11 PM
I just can't imagine it - I really can't


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on March 30, 2012, 10:10:53 AM
Bums, I missed it. Is the show something you can pick up on iPlayer or was it a SKy jobbie?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 30, 2012, 10:39:48 AM
iPlayer has it - it's a rather fun programme, specially the bit about Daniel Lanois nailing the studio doors closed so PG had to stay there and finish the lyrics.

Just mark that well, Simon...;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on March 30, 2012, 11:04:56 AM
Not that we at BEM would ever nail the doors...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on March 30, 2012, 11:37:36 AM
God forbid that I would ever do any work.  ::)  ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 30, 2012, 12:11:50 PM
Not that we at BEM would ever nail the doors...
Nails are very old fashioned.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on March 30, 2012, 12:49:50 PM
I enjoyed episode 1 of the Syndicate
It seems to be quite well set-up to deploy all possible nightmare lottery scenarios. :)

I was a little puzzled by the logic applied by the Lottery official regarding the one of the 5 who was behind with his payments. The woman running it said "You owe me 5 weeks" so she had been paying his subs for him.
When his eligibility for the win was in doubt, they said the win would be split 4 ways instead of 5.
Surely (Shirley) if 5 entires have been paid for, there are 5 shares...the woman who paid 40% of the stake should get 40% of the win...no?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on March 30, 2012, 02:27:35 PM
Yes. Unless she had said she would pay for him, in which case he has to pay his stake money to her to be able to claim his share.

Still, I bet they researched it and everything.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on March 30, 2012, 09:09:10 PM
As a plot device they wanted the 4 fellow members to vote as to whether they were happy for the non-payer to still share the winnings. Some of the tension attached to that only really worked if the other member's shares all increased.
If I am right and the organiser would get 2 shares, then there would be no greed motive for the other three to vote "no".


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on March 30, 2012, 09:26:33 PM
If a syndicate is sophisticated enough they may have put in place their own rules...which could allow for such a scenario.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on March 30, 2012, 10:27:56 PM
True. But you will know, possibly more than most, how unlikely it is that a home-baked syndicate agreement would actually be legally binding and fool-proof.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on March 31, 2012, 08:53:43 AM
That sounds like a good basis for a story ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on March 31, 2012, 05:03:37 PM
Shrek The Musical, which was excellent fun - it kept true to the feel of the movies, and the songs were light and breezy, which kept it moving along. The American accents were a little annoying, and Richard Blackwood would be far better off trying to not attract Eddie Murphy comparisons. Neil McDermott played Lord Farquadd on his knees, which was pretty amazing to watch.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on April 04, 2012, 09:05:23 PM
Loved that Musical!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: ursula on April 13, 2012, 08:40:51 PM
Not going out

if you're not here now -you're gonna regret it later!!

 ;D ;D ;D :D :D :D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on April 13, 2012, 09:27:23 PM
BBC Young Musician of the Year.

Just waiting for the bitchy comments from Debbie and Rachel  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Leon on April 13, 2012, 09:38:49 PM
Not going out

if you're not here now -you're gonna regret it later!!

 ;D ;D ;D :D :D :D ;D ;D ;D

Just for the wig :-)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Nellie on April 13, 2012, 09:45:40 PM
Not going out

if you're not here now -you're gonna regret it later!!

 ;D ;D ;D :D :D :D ;D ;D ;D

Just for the wig :-)
Very good wig  :P


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on April 16, 2012, 10:55:37 AM
Has anyone been watching Twenty Twelve, the spoof fly-on-the-wall series about the 2012 "Olympic Deliverance Authority".

It's hilarious. Like most of these things, I suspect the truth is closer than the fiction. It's the lingua franca that makes me die  ;D

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00yw1t9


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on April 16, 2012, 11:05:06 AM
I quoted it on here previously.

"He's on our fast-track programme, but he's taking it at his own pace"  ;D

The marketing people are way too close to the truth.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on April 16, 2012, 11:12:02 AM
Has anyone been watching Twenty Twelve, the spoof fly-on-the-wall series about the 2012 "Olympic Deliverance Authority".

It's hilarious. Like most of these things, I suspect the truth is closer than the fiction. It's the lingua franca that makes me die  ;D

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00yw1t9

Yes indeed I have... did you see the first series too? I thought that was overall a bit funnier but this one is still good!  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on April 16, 2012, 11:39:52 AM
I'll have to give this a look. I'm guessing that it's in the style of The Thick Of It?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on April 16, 2012, 12:10:26 PM
I'll have to give this a look. I'm guessing that it's in the style of The Thick Of It?

Actually yes that's the biggest reference point I have for it - although it has David Tennant doing a 'mockumentary' voiceover which is sometimes the best bit.

Lots of annoying jargon which will be familiar to anyone who's ever worked in an office!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on April 16, 2012, 01:25:44 PM
I'll have to give this a look. I'm guessing that it's in the style of The Thick Of It?

Actually yes that's the biggest reference point I have for it - although it has David Tennant doing a 'mockumentary' voiceover which is sometimes the best bit.

Lots of annoying jargon which will be familiar to anyone who's ever worked in an office!

Nowhere as sweary or aggressive.

As my office.  :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 16, 2012, 02:48:10 PM
Has anyone been watching Twenty Twelve, the spoof fly-on-the-wall series about the 2012 "Olympic Deliverance Authority".

We had the first series recorded, and have been taking the opportunity of not having a television signal to catch up on all that stuff.

It's really good - Jessica Hines' PR person is frightningly familiar, but they are all fantastically observed.

Slightly painful to watch, but more hilarious for all that.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on April 20, 2012, 12:27:55 PM
It Might get Loud - fascinating stuff & very enjoyable 8)

Widespread Panic - Live from Austin City Limits, love this band & this is very good 8)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on April 20, 2012, 01:09:58 PM
Meet The Romans - missed most of this the other day.
Mary Beard is brilliant. Like a really clever mad auntie!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on April 20, 2012, 01:13:35 PM
She did the guest lecture at my Roman history OU summer school - brilliant stuff. I'll have to watch that programme before it falls off iPlayer.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on April 20, 2012, 02:16:58 PM
my report NOT extracting  >:( 


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on April 20, 2012, 04:44:54 PM
She did the guest lecture at my Roman history OU summer school - brilliant stuff. I'll have to watch that programme before it falls off iPlayer.
Very jealous! She taught one of my lecturers and you can tell - he's very similar to her in his style of lecturing. Apart from being too embarrassed to say some of the rude words...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: ursula on April 21, 2012, 09:08:35 PM
The Bridge - part one


WOWsers!!!!!


The Bridge - part two - starting now

Gotta run
Byeeee.........


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on April 21, 2012, 09:17:13 PM
It burns down in Part Three.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 21, 2012, 10:01:05 PM
Went back to my childhood this evening - we watched Silver Streak with Gene Wilder and Richard Prior.

I now feel the need to watch Supergirl.

Comfort eating for the eyes.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: ursula on April 22, 2012, 06:58:09 PM
It burns down in Part Three.

 :P


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on April 23, 2012, 09:59:39 PM
I have just discovered The Big Bang Theory. Took me a little while to get into it, but I think it's jolly funny.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on April 23, 2012, 10:46:52 PM
Miss Pedro found disc #4 of Life On Mars Series #1 last week so we watched it over the weekend. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Now just got to wait for her to find disc #4 of Series #2....


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on April 24, 2012, 07:12:35 AM
I have just discovered The Big Bang Theory. Took me a little while to get into it, but I think it's jolly funny.

Same here only been watching it since the beginning of the year and I have no idea which episodes of which series I've seen but it's very funny


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on April 24, 2012, 05:28:45 PM
Walking With Dinosaurs live show is coming to UK this year(Belfast at least).

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Da2Z6z8-0OqY%26feature%3Dshare&h=FAQEmIshwAQFUdcnS0OisZXvxRCCXyVsAcruqOrF3otQTRA



Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: hoboslobo on April 24, 2012, 05:38:09 PM
The Bridge - part one


WOWsers!!!!!


The Bridge - part two - starting now

Gotta run
Byeeee.........

Watched this and although I am enjoying it I am finding the subtitles extremely annoying. I wish I could turn them off.

Not only are they distracting but I have found that they only contain about half of what is actually being said by the characters.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on April 24, 2012, 10:31:29 PM

Watched this and although I am enjoying it I am finding the subtitles extremely annoying. I wish I could turn them off.

Not only are they distracting but I have found that they only contain about half of what is actually being said by the characters.

I know the subtitles are bad when even I can pick out things the characters are saying that aren't translated.

That's the Swedes, by the way, I can't understand anything those crazy Danes are saying. Just sounds like they're clearing their throats...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on April 25, 2012, 09:08:41 AM
I felt I knew quite a lot about the Danes when I found out their word for 'beer' is the same as the German word for 'oil'


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on April 25, 2012, 11:17:20 AM
Father Ted.  I bought the complete set - there are some really very amusing parts.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on April 25, 2012, 11:32:14 AM
Father Ted.  I bought the complete set - there are some really very amusing parts.

Possible the understatement of the century there  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on April 25, 2012, 12:47:22 PM
Maybe his statement is just far away.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on April 25, 2012, 01:45:35 PM
 :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on April 25, 2012, 02:26:18 PM
*Applauds*


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on April 25, 2012, 05:50:24 PM
It was cheap and Rob suggested it on the way back from the esoteric evening.

I have to say it is very educational.  I never realised how music was written until I watched it.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: ursula on April 29, 2012, 08:33:50 PM
Trailers for Prometheus ..........

I might be a bit too girly scaredy cat for it ..... :o :-[ :o


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on April 29, 2012, 08:45:23 PM
I think I got Debbie to agree to go to see that when we saw the trailer before The Avengers last night...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 29, 2012, 09:45:05 PM
Just found out there is an IMAX in Cardiff - looking forward to Prometheus.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on May 01, 2012, 05:30:20 PM
I went to see The Avengers today (I refuse to call it by its daft UK title). No-one can ever make an action film ever again. Nothing will ever beat it. Nothing. Absolutely astonishing...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on May 01, 2012, 05:45:25 PM
It was ok.  Dragged in a couple of places.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on May 01, 2012, 06:12:19 PM
I did not rate it as much as say Iron Man.  The Hulk bits made the film.  It also had lots of close ups of Robert so had it's plus sides.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on May 01, 2012, 06:15:16 PM
Just found out there is an IMAX in Cardiff - looking forward to Prometheus.

To be honest I'd forgotten there was an IMAX in Cardiff till today when one of my work colleagues said he couldn't make a works night out because he was going to see Prometheus at the IMAX in Cardiff,


I saw The Avengers yesterday and enjoyed it


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on May 01, 2012, 07:17:05 PM
It also had lots of close ups of Robert so had it's plus sides.
Ramsay or Henderson ?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on May 01, 2012, 07:18:11 PM
 ::)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on May 01, 2012, 09:40:15 PM
Even if he was wearing a very tatty Black Sabbath T-shirt at times - but I suppose he was contractually obliged to do that...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on May 01, 2012, 09:47:30 PM
Currently not watching anything, because iPlayer decided to throw a huge strop and not show me anything. So had to uninstall and reinstall it. And now it's downloading the new Mary Beard show, which I would be watching if iPlayer wasn't such a stroppy child.  >:(


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on May 01, 2012, 09:52:46 PM
Even if he was wearing a very tatty Black Sabbath T-shirt at times - but I suppose he was contractually obliged to do that...

I wasn't looking at the T-shirt


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on May 01, 2012, 09:53:35 PM
Currently not watching anything, because iPlayer decided to throw a huge strop and not show me anything. So had to uninstall and reinstall it. And now it's downloading the new Mary Beard show, which I would be watching if iPlayer wasn't such a stroppy child.  >:(

What you need is a Hulk to punch it to make everything better.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on May 01, 2012, 10:04:19 PM
Even if he was wearing a very tatty Black Sabbath T-shirt at times - but I suppose he was contractually obliged to do that...

I wasn't looking at the T-shirt

It was a bit like this one
(http://webringjustice.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/sabbath78tour.jpg?w=500&h=655)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on May 01, 2012, 10:45:02 PM
Currently not watching anything, because iPlayer decided to throw a huge strop and not show me anything. So had to uninstall and reinstall it. And now it's downloading the new Mary Beard show, which I would be watching if iPlayer wasn't such a stroppy child.  >:(

What you need is a Hulk to punch it to make everything better.
The Sainted Mary wouldn't stand for that... I'd need at least a hoplite!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on May 02, 2012, 06:05:55 AM
I did see the t-shirt, I just wasn't looking at it


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on May 02, 2012, 09:07:57 PM
It was a bit like that one.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on May 07, 2012, 11:14:19 PM
Trading Places followed by This Is Spinal Tap. Television has been good to me tonight.  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 08, 2012, 09:25:34 AM
Four episodes into The Bridge and completely hooked. Sister-in-law is here tonight, so won't be able to see Ep 5 til tomorrow night.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on May 08, 2012, 09:06:15 PM
I've run out of Simpsons DVDs to watch. I have eight seasons and they're all done with once again. Wondering where to go from here...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on May 08, 2012, 09:26:30 PM
Family Guy is an obvious answer.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 08, 2012, 09:27:05 PM
Season 9 perhaps?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on May 09, 2012, 11:42:12 AM
Family Guy is an obvious answer.

Nah. I've only got three seasons on DVD and watched them all not that long ago.

Season 9 perhaps?

I have Season 9. And rather brilliant it is, too. The seasons I have are not in order...

I'm thinking of having a Captain Scarlet marathon. That should eat up most of the day.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 09, 2012, 12:19:22 PM
Have three episodes of Great British Menu to watch tonight as well as at least one episode of The Bridge and maybe a Pointless as well.

This not having telly is great - I only watch programmes I want to watch, and don't really know what I'm missing otherwise.

I will have to get it fixed up soon though. For all the commercialism/hype etc. I will want to watch many many hours of the Olympics.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on May 09, 2012, 07:27:09 PM
thank you for mentioning the bridge, watched two last night and going to watch more tonight - very good indeed  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on May 09, 2012, 07:36:30 PM
I can't watch all of these superb sounding dramas because my TV is too small and I won't be able to read the subtitles. Yes, really.  :P


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on May 09, 2012, 07:42:34 PM
Just started episode 3 and remembered what was confusing me yesterday... do Swedish/Danish hospitals REALLY allow smoking in them?  At first, combined with the weird clothing, I thought it was the 70's.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on May 09, 2012, 07:54:31 PM
Just started episode 3 and remembered what was confusing me yesterday... do Swedish/Danish hospitals REALLY allow smoking in them?  At first, combined with the weird clothing, I thought it was the 70's.

Haha, there's that one guy who totally looks like a 70's porn star!  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on May 09, 2012, 09:45:02 PM
yep- that's the one  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on May 10, 2012, 09:32:40 AM
 :o


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on May 10, 2012, 01:20:39 PM
If you've got 5 seconds take a look at what I've been working on today http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dY5Sgvaa4IA&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on May 10, 2012, 03:07:29 PM
Smashing!  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Neville1308 on May 11, 2012, 04:21:58 PM
Some of the Youtube video footage of the UK reunion concerts (I don't know how long these will stay up as Eddie has had videos pulled in the past)

The Only Thing She Needs (http://youtu.be/Dy08WlnB73M) - Terry Bozzio going crazy

Fallen Angels (http://youtu.be/EvyWgTWdYJM) - Eddie Jobson & John Wetton

I wish I was able to get to one of these UK reunion concerts, but that's life I guess.  I'll just have to make do with th youtube videos



Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on May 12, 2012, 09:27:05 AM
Excellent version of Fallen Angels though. Always a fave KC tune for me.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: ursula on May 12, 2012, 08:02:38 PM
Of Flip   The bridge is starting............time to concentrate and stop forum surfing..... ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: mattstevens on May 13, 2012, 02:42:43 PM
Excellent version of Fallen Angels though. Always a fave KC tune for me.

Bloody hell, thats actually great. Lovely version of a favorite of mine. The vocal is spot on. Shame hes not playing that lovely bass part as well.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Trace on May 13, 2012, 05:00:00 PM
(http://www.digitallard.com/images/review/content848/king-sml.jpg)

In The Name Of The King
Jason Statham does Lord Of The Rings, and yes, it's as bad as that sounds.
It cost $60million to make, took a hell of a lot less in return, and still they've made a sort of sequel (this time with Dolph Lundgren in the lead role - it's out on dvd this month - I can't wait).


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on May 14, 2012, 06:31:39 AM
with his accent i'm guessing it's actually called In The Name Of The Pearly King ? :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on May 14, 2012, 08:32:37 AM
 :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Trace on May 14, 2012, 08:53:31 AM
How can you tell what his accent is, it's all a bit low volume and muffled (ref late model Brando - and that's the only comparism I'll make between the two).


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on May 14, 2012, 09:07:54 AM
and now he's gone back to making the same film again. "Safe" is the latest identical one, I believe.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on May 14, 2012, 09:20:07 AM
Pronounced to rhyme with both Jason and Statham.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 14, 2012, 09:55:44 AM
Now watching my inbox hourly for details of Rush presale for UK gigs.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on May 14, 2012, 10:21:20 AM
I take it you've seen the dates...

http://www.ents24.com/web/artist/58619/Rush.html

Where would you sign up for pre-sale info? [edit - never mind, found it!]


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on May 14, 2012, 10:26:41 AM
I can't remember if I get pre-sales at the O2...I think I do...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on May 14, 2012, 10:41:24 AM
and now he's gone back to making the same film again. "Safe" is the latest identical one, I believe.

As are all the Transporter films.

He was largely good in Lock Stock and brilliant in Snatch though (Top 10 film of all time !)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on May 14, 2012, 11:23:12 AM
We went to see Dark Shadows last night.  If you like Tim Burton/Johnny Depp films and can survive on the whole 'story' being based around one humourous premise then it is ok.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on May 14, 2012, 01:05:38 PM
and now he's gone back to making the same film again. "Safe" is the latest identical one, I believe.

As are all the Transporter films.

He was largely good in Lock Stock and brilliant in Snatch though (Top 10 film of all time !)

"What, proper ****ed?"

I enjoyed Snatch. I should see it again.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on May 14, 2012, 01:06:29 PM
and now he's gone back to making the same film again. "Safe" is the latest identical one, I believe.

yeah the tagline is "Same movie Still Shite" :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on May 14, 2012, 03:39:20 PM
and now he's gone back to making the same film again. "Safe" is the latest identical one, I believe.

As are all the Transporter films.

He was largely good in Lock Stock and brilliant in Snatch though (Top 10 film of all time !)

"What, proper ****ed?"

I enjoyed Snatch. I should see it again.

It's on Channel 5 on Thursday at 22:00. I'll be watching it again, haven't seen it for ages.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on May 14, 2012, 05:21:40 PM
Joe Satriani - Satchurated live in Montreal (Blu-ray)

(http://pisces.bbystatic.com/entertainment/movie/image/id/886919364194;size=m2)

I am currently enjoying this a LOT.

I do not know how long this will last - I suspect not for more than a few songs.  :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on May 14, 2012, 09:30:36 PM
I find Satch to be a bit different from all the other 'super' guitarists because he can, you know, play an actual tune.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on May 20, 2012, 12:54:19 PM
Tomorrow night (monday) at 11:30 on Sky Arts 1 - Talk Talk live @ Montreux 1986. Might be worth a watch?
Next friday night on BBC4 is Pink Floyd - Wish You were Here(9pm) & then a selection of clips(10 - 11)

(now corrected, cheers Mouse)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on May 20, 2012, 01:10:53 PM
Psst! It's on BBC4.  ;)  Yes, I'm really looking forward to that doc. It's about bloody time they started focusing on Wish. And the Miscellany is always a good watch, especially for the early stuff. Point Me At The Sky is great fun and the extended version of Cymbaline shows how good the Floyd were at expanding on what they had recorded in the studio for a live setting. Or not, depending on your view.  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on May 20, 2012, 01:39:17 PM
Mouse,have you ever heard Blue Floyd?? ....you may enjoy some of their takes on Floyd


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on May 20, 2012, 01:45:55 PM
Just watched the last 2 episodes of The Bridge.

Best thing I've seen on TV in a long, long time.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on May 20, 2012, 01:46:11 PM
Just watched the last 2 episodes of The Bridge.

Best thing I've seen on TV in a long, long time.

Oh, apart from Homeland.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on May 20, 2012, 01:50:43 PM
So instead of Dec and Mentel last night I get to see Beauty And The Beast 3D today...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on May 20, 2012, 02:26:20 PM
It was the first animation picture to be nominated for an Oscar, you know. I think...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on May 20, 2012, 02:26:49 PM
Mouse,have you ever heard Blue Floyd?? ....you may enjoy some of their takes on Floyd

I have heard of 'em, but I don't think I've heard 'em.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on May 20, 2012, 03:35:59 PM
looking forward to watching the last episode of The Bridge tonight, great programme


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on May 20, 2012, 04:10:09 PM
Mouse,have you ever heard Blue Floyd?? ....you may enjoy some of their takes on Floyd

I have heard of 'em, but I don't think I've heard 'em.

I will try to fix that(finally)when i get back home.Haven't forgotten about you


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Trace on May 20, 2012, 04:29:39 PM
Mouse,have you ever heard Blue Floyd?? ....you may enjoy some of their takes on Floyd

I have heard of 'em, but I don't think I've heard 'em.

Blue Floyd are (were) a good band.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: ursula on May 20, 2012, 06:41:14 PM
It was the first animation picture to be nominated for an Oscar, you know. I think...

Sorry mouse - pedantic interjection here:

Snow White and the seven dwarfs was the first animated feature to be nominated for and win an Oscar, given to Walt himself for:
"....significant screen innovation which has charmed millions and pioneered a great new entertainment field"

A Special Oscar was made specifically featuring a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones, presented to him by 10-year-old child actress Shirley Temple.

I remember this stuff 'cos you'd be surprised how useful it is at quiz nights!!   ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on May 20, 2012, 07:26:32 PM
Since my accident I've been unable to game on my PS3 so have been filling my time watching stuff.

So far I'm on to series 4 of How I Met Your Mother, I watched all of series 3 yesterday


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on May 20, 2012, 10:00:26 PM
It was the first animation picture to be nominated for an Oscar, you know. I think...

Sorry mouse - pedantic interjection here:

Snow White and the seven dwarfs was the first animated feature to be nominated for and win an Oscar, given to Walt himself for:
"....significant screen innovation which has charmed millions and pioneered a great new entertainment field"

A Special Oscar was made specifically featuring a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones, presented to him by 10-year-old child actress Shirley Temple.

I remember this stuff 'cos you'd be surprised how useful it is at quiz nights!!   ;D

Aha, you're right there. It must have been first animated film to employ computer animation, or something. It was definitely a first on way or another!  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on May 23, 2012, 02:40:30 PM
Rush - Time Machine. A wonderful DVD with lots for the dedicated fan to munch through. Very suprised to see exactly how many girlies were at the gig. I suspect their recent film Beyond The Lighted Stage helped to give them a temporary pull from mainstream gig goers.

I have to say that although it doesn't have the raw energy of the Rio show, I don't think I ever seen them playing better. Stick It Out was a welcome suprise and their rendition of Vital Signs (probably my least favourite track on MP) was particularly powerful.

Top stuff even if I wanted to hit them across the back of their legs with a rolled up newspaper for the stop moving pitchers joke.

(http://www.nerdbloggers.com/storage/rush-time-machine-1.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1302714988612)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Twang on May 23, 2012, 02:44:46 PM
Yeah my washing machine did that once. Didn't have a couple of thousand people who paid hundreds of quid to see it though. >:(


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 23, 2012, 03:00:03 PM
Have the blu ray of that. Was watching the start on the lovely new monitor the other day. Will wait to see the rest til my blu ray played comes into stock at Richer Sounds.

Trust me to pick the time they haven't even got any in the warehouse and are waiting for stock from Panasonic.   :(


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on May 23, 2012, 03:24:29 PM
It's always the way UB. As Robert says; if you need it, they're always just out of stock. If you don't need it, they have it ready in 100 litre barrels right here at the checkout.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on May 23, 2012, 10:44:01 PM
That Rush tour really was astonishingly good. Bert told me that the light coordinations for various tracks referenced back to an earlier tour and the light shows they used back then. I definitely recognised the outward searching all-white lights for Workin' Them Angels and the 'fan down' layers for the beginning of The Camera Eye (I seen a bootleg once). Truly brilliant. And I think the lights during Vital Signs may have turned me into an omniscient kind of presence for a time.  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on May 24, 2012, 11:38:46 AM
That Rush tour really was astonishingly good. Bert told me that the light coordinations for various tracks referenced back to an earlier tour and the light shows they used back then. I definitely recognised the outward searching all-white lights for Workin' Them Angels and the 'fan down' layers for the beginning of The Camera Eye (I seen a bootleg once). Truly brilliant. And I think the lights during Vital Signs may have turned me into an omniscient kind of presence for a time.  ;D

If you look at photos of the '70's shows as in the Words and Pictures books (I assume you all have these still, right ?)
they have lots of shots of the cross beams in diferent colours and I think it's such a Rush signature effect for me, that I noticed how much Howard Ungerleider was using it on the TM tour.

I met him once you know, Howard. He signed my Snakes and Arrows tourbook. Big guy... total legend...

(http://www.2112.net/powerwindows/coverpics/WordsAndPictures1.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on May 24, 2012, 12:17:59 PM
I know it sounds totally stupid but I'd never considered that previous lighting set-up would be as much a part of the set as the songs for subsequent tours yet now I think of it, Genesis have that In The Cage white floodlight bit and Floyd...well.

I think Rush have been a lot more subtle with theirs (but equally effective). Silly old Simon.

Genesis 1977
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Ai-cp04piSc/Tq2HK4Mt3bI/AAAAAAAAGIw/1WFXyTnEAqM/s1600/genesis%2Blive%2Bin%2Bzurich%2B1977%2Brevisited%2Bv2%2Bback.jpg)

Genesis 1997
(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/m73Ic200jh8/0.jpg)



Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on May 24, 2012, 12:38:34 PM
Well, of course Genesis were legendary for their light show. They toured with massive mirrors on the ATTWT tour, so legend has it.

And of course, they pioneered vari-lites too.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on May 24, 2012, 01:49:34 PM
God bless 'em. Great music and vari-lites too!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on May 24, 2012, 02:02:48 PM
Ahem. I have to be an uber geek and tell you that that '77 photo is actually of the end of Los Endos.

They didn't play ITC until '78 (apart from 74/75 of course).

I'd like to say that that's how I worked out that it had to be Los Endos- but, no, I just recognised it. :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on May 24, 2012, 02:04:16 PM
I stand corrected sir. You are not an uber geek; you are a hero geek.  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 24, 2012, 02:42:57 PM
I love the candy-stripe pink and white lights that Marillion have been using for the last few years.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on May 24, 2012, 02:48:37 PM
Speaking of Marillion, I love how they've continued with and developed the red to yellow light changes during the chorus of Afraid Of Sunlight. Every tour it's a little different and yet the same. I love that sort of continuity.  :)

Back to Genesis, the bit where the lights move for the first time on the Three Sides Live video during In The Cage is truly amazing, even nowadays. They didn't half hold back with what was then brand new technology! Wow.

Hang on...

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Ai-cp04piSc/Tq2HK4Mt3bI/AAAAAAAAGIw/1WFXyTnEAqM/s1600/genesis%2Blive%2Bin%2Bzurich%2B1977%2Brevisited%2Bv2%2Bback.jpg)

...that bootleg has the Lillywhite Lilith / Waiting Room / Wot Gorilla medley on it! I must have it!  :o

Bloody hell, just imagine if that tracklisting had been the same for Seconds Out... bloody hell...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on May 24, 2012, 02:50:23 PM

...that bootleg has the Lillywhite Lilith / Waiting Room / Wot Gorilla medley on it! I must have it!  :o

Bloody hell, just imagine if that tracklisting had been the same for Seconds Out... bloody hell...

See if you can "listen" to it on Youtube. It's interesting once but the sound quality is utter drivel so you won't want to hear it often.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 24, 2012, 02:51:07 PM
Has anyone played it to Leon?

Especially Disc 2 track 7.  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on May 24, 2012, 02:54:24 PM
F*ck him.  :P


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on May 24, 2012, 02:57:59 PM
I've tried. He says he needs dinner and some flowers first.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on May 24, 2012, 03:25:18 PM
Leon 'Maris' Camfield.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 24, 2012, 10:20:26 PM
He's a potato??  :P

Just finished the last two parts of The Bridge - WOW!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on May 25, 2012, 09:10:30 PM
WYWH on BBC4 was excellent.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Trace on May 25, 2012, 09:32:26 PM
WYWH on BBC4 was excellent.

Yes, that was good.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on May 26, 2012, 01:50:12 AM
I was surprised by how much detail they got in there. Very thorough. I finally got to see the Shine On sandman animation, too.  :)  Excellent stuff. The DVD comes out next month, and it features an even longer version, so I'll definitely be getting that.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on May 26, 2012, 08:35:40 PM
Watched 2 Werner Herzog movies :

Aguirre - The Wrath Of God

Fitzcarraldo

Both stunning visually & rather wonderful 8)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 28, 2012, 08:39:02 AM
ooh - this thread just reminded me that I have the WYWH doc to watch tonight.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on May 28, 2012, 10:32:23 AM
I've now watched it twice. Excellent programme.  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on May 28, 2012, 11:08:34 AM
I watched a bit last night, will watch rest after GoT tonight.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on May 28, 2012, 11:18:34 AM
Alien - with Prometheus coming out this week i decided to revisit an old friend & very enjoyable it was too 8)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on May 28, 2012, 11:59:30 AM
I've just purchase the greatest film ever made in the history of cinema from Amazon for £3.01. Yay!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hudson-Hawk-DVD/dp/B001AL6AH0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1338206335&sr=8-1 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hudson-Hawk-DVD/dp/B001AL6AH0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1338206335&sr=8-1)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on May 28, 2012, 12:50:11 PM
I've just purchase the greatest film ever made in the history of cinema from Amazon for £3.01. Yay!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hudson-Hawk-DVD/dp/B001AL6AH0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1338206335&sr=8-1 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hudson-Hawk-DVD/dp/B001AL6AH0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1338206335&sr=8-1)

"That's...probably what happened!"


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on May 28, 2012, 01:25:49 PM
'I'll torture you so slowly, you'll think it's a career!'  :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on May 28, 2012, 01:35:46 PM
"What can I say? I'm - the villain"


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on May 28, 2012, 01:42:19 PM
Words cannot properly describe how happy I am at the notion that I'll be watching it later this week.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on May 31, 2012, 02:53:46 PM
Day off today so have watched a couple of films.

Safe House - Ryan Reynolds plays a young CIA agent who's just finished his first year looking after a Safe House in South Africa that has seen no action,  until rogue CIA agent Denzel Washington turns himself in to the US Consulate in South Africa and is taken to the Safe House.

Not a bad action/espionage movie.

My 2nd  film of the day was Iron Sky - Bizarre movie set in 2018 where the female president of the USA  (she has dark hiar and glasses) sends a black  man  to the moon to get her re-elected,  when they arrive on the moon they find a helium 3 mine run by moon Nazi's!!!!  Yes moon Nazi's.  Nazi's who've been hiding on the moon since the late 1940's. This film even has a parody of the downfall youtube clips.

Now I'm watching Indycar racing, after enjoying the Indy 500 /i'm going back and watching the rest of this seasons races.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on May 31, 2012, 03:02:35 PM
I now so want to see Iron Sky!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on May 31, 2012, 03:21:27 PM
I think it has to be done.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Trace on May 31, 2012, 04:13:39 PM
Iron Sky is one of the top tips of the 'bad film club' at work.
Although it may actually be too good, the story is just so bonkers we must get a copy.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on May 31, 2012, 04:45:05 PM
(http://yourmoviess.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/iron-sky-download-trailer.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on May 31, 2012, 04:53:34 PM
Christ on a bendy bus...  :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Trace on May 31, 2012, 05:51:07 PM
There, it's a must-see.
Although it'll have to wait until after Mega Python vs. Gatoroid (starring Debbie Gibson and Tiffany), which should arrive soon.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on May 31, 2012, 05:55:46 PM
> the Three Sides Live video during In The Cage

where do I get this?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on May 31, 2012, 09:09:09 PM
Part one here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4R9Vsl29fFA), part two here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjCtiCG06vk&feature=relmfu). They're not the best quality, but you can certainly see what's going on.  :)

The Three Sides Live DVD was included as part of The Movie Box if you want a proper version.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on May 31, 2012, 10:17:34 PM
Yes. There! Plus you get my fave Genesis video, the Mama Tour.

And one where they dress up as Miami Vice and play Wembley Stadium. And another where Phil Collins has very tufty hair but plays some mean drums, and there's a rocking medley of "the old stuff".

Just get it all!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on June 01, 2012, 11:18:01 AM
http://www.animeseason.com/shirokuma-cafe-episode-9/

Shirokuma Cafe is amazing! It's full of pandas!  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Moray on June 01, 2012, 12:45:20 PM
Although it'll have to wait until after Mega Python vs. Gatoroid (starring Debbie Gibson and Tiffany), which should arrive soon.

My favourite Asylum film, but not quite as good as Shark Attack 3 in the atrocious film stakes. Micky Dolenz (of Monkees fame) does have a cameo in it though, and I think manages 5 minutes screen time before being eaten.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on June 01, 2012, 01:16:17 PM
Has anybody seen Sharktopus?

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/75/SHARKTOPUS_DVD.JPG/190px-SHARKTOPUS_DVD.JPG)
I'd love to say that it's a tale about a shark who becomes a kitten but sadly that is just not the case.



Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Moray on June 01, 2012, 01:41:50 PM
Has anybody seen Sharktopus?

I have. It's not the best so-bad-it's-good-CGI-killer-creature film out there, but probably worth £1.50 from the bargain bin. Probably.

I'd love to say that it's a tale about a shark who becomes a kitten but sadly that is just not the case.

I do hope that's the sequel.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on June 01, 2012, 02:32:39 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Trace on June 01, 2012, 04:14:55 PM
Has anybody seen Sharktopus?

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/75/SHARKTOPUS_DVD.JPG/190px-SHARKTOPUS_DVD.JPG)
I'd love to say that it's a tale about a shark who becomes a kitten but sadly that is just not the case.



Oooh - Roger Corman presents.
Actually we were discussing this at work on Wednesday after it cropped up in an 'Amazon suggests...' list, but Stag Night Of The Dead was the choice of the panel.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on June 02, 2012, 09:35:49 AM
Has anybody seen Sharktopus?

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/75/SHARKTOPUS_DVD.JPG/190px-SHARKTOPUS_DVD.JPG)
I'd love to say that it's a tale about a shark who becomes a kitten but sadly that is just not the case.



I've seen it.It stars Eric Roberts......that is all you need to know :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 02, 2012, 09:54:40 AM
The Wish You Were Here docmnetary made me profoundly sad.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on June 02, 2012, 12:12:56 PM
The Wish You Were Here docmnetary made me profoundly sad.

Yes. I agree.

I have theory about Shine On. As in all Roger Waters' best work, it strikes a universal chord. In this case, innocence and youth lost. I find the song with images of Syd profoundly affecting. When RW played it on one of his solo tours a few years back, the projected image was ones of Syd and he had me crying like a baby, the bastard. Not just for Syd, but for the whole of my past, lost...

It's an age thing. As RW says, life is happening NOW so stop waiting for it to start. After my incident the other year, it is a sentiment I feel more and more deeply.

And that song is just so f*****g sad.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 02, 2012, 01:55:05 PM
Yep - I feel like I've got my life back since moving to Cardiff and I am determined to start living it again.

The last couple of years in London felt like waiting for life - I know I went to loads of gigs and stuff, but it was still just waiting to escape.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on June 06, 2012, 11:42:33 AM
Things just keep getting better and better...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLRTcNAlSOM&feature=youtube_gdata_player


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on June 06, 2012, 12:02:27 PM
Things just keep getting better and better...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLRTcNAlSOM&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Apparently it's a "Mockbuster" (????) of Iron Sky http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazis_at_the_Center_of_the_Earth


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on June 06, 2012, 06:21:58 PM
Prometheus - saw it today in 3D & thoroughly enjoyed it.Was interesting enough to clear up a few things for Alien & left room for more until they reach that far into the future 8)

Good trailers also on show today: The new Batman looks good as does Ted (written by Family Guy team)& Abraham Lincoln Vampire Killer(really).Trailer for Spiderman as well but didn't excite like the others did


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on June 06, 2012, 06:46:38 PM
Agree with all of that, Ben.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on June 06, 2012, 06:48:31 PM
Part one here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4R9Vsl29fFA), part two here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjCtiCG06vk&feature=relmfu). They're not the best quality, but you can certainly see what's going on.  :)

The Three Sides Live DVD was included as part of The Movie Box if you want a proper version.

thanks!

and the dvd set is now on my wishlist.  but at $76, not for a while....


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on June 06, 2012, 10:37:37 PM
I saw Prometheus last Friday. I'll let my brother tell you about it here (http://www.theshirker.com/viewpost.php?id=982).  ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 07, 2012, 07:28:42 AM
Not before next Thursday you won't. Off to the IMAX in the Red Dragon centre (slightly afraid of meeting a serial killer in there) to see it in huge (and probably 3D).


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on June 07, 2012, 08:09:45 AM
I saw Prometheus last Friday. I'll let my brother tell you about it here (http://www.theshirker.com/viewpost.php?id=982).  ;)
Great review.  I particularly liked the bit when he said...

 ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on June 07, 2012, 08:44:51 AM
I saw it on Tuesday. I've come to the conclusion that Hollywood makes movies the way that people construct conspiracy theories; an uneasy mixture of attention to detail and whacking great holes.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on June 07, 2012, 10:54:16 AM
Heh. That's a good way of putting it.

Off to the IMAX in the Red Dragon centre (slightly afraid of meeting a serial killer in there) to see it in huge (and probably 3D).

A massive screen really will compliment the visuals, they're superb.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on June 07, 2012, 11:14:52 AM
And especially the bit where the [      ] does that thing to the [      ] before that other thing happens.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on June 07, 2012, 12:10:05 PM
I'm off to see it in IMAX 3D on Saturday.

 


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on June 07, 2012, 01:15:39 PM
I'm waiting until I've watched the boxset of all the Alien films I bought the other week... since I've never seen any of them!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on June 07, 2012, 01:18:47 PM
Just in case you were wondering, you do not have to have seen any of the Alien films to be able to enjoy and understand Prometheus.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on June 07, 2012, 05:22:53 PM
Come back from London to find my hard drive full of documentaries about Greek and Egyptian history that I haven't got yet  ;D Currently watching Bettany Hughes talking about Spartan sexuality...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on June 07, 2012, 06:21:42 PM
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/lhUrWRV1cxs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

New Denzil Washington movie looks great


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on June 08, 2012, 07:53:52 AM
Just in case you were wondering, you do not have to have seen any of the Alien films to be able to enjoy and understand Prometheus.

No, I thought not, but having said that I imagine there are some nods and references to the other films that I'd like to be able to pick up on...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 08, 2012, 08:54:07 AM
Come back from London to find my hard drive full of documentaries about Greek and Egyptian history that I haven't got yet  ;D Currently watching Bettany Hughes talking about Spartan sexuality...

They were well 'ard, the Spartans.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on June 08, 2012, 08:56:46 AM
Are you suggesting you are old enough to know ?  :o ???


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on June 08, 2012, 09:26:17 AM
Just in case you were wondering, you do not have to have seen any of the Alien films to be able to enjoy and understand Prometheus.

No, I thought not, but having said that I imagine there are some nods and references to the other films that I'd like to be able to pick up on...

It doesn't really help.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on June 08, 2012, 11:55:34 AM
Come back from London to find my hard drive full of documentaries about Greek and Egyptian history that I haven't got yet  ;D Currently watching Bettany Hughes talking about Spartan sexuality...

They were well 'ard, the Spartans.

Especially in the company of their young gentleman-friends....


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on June 08, 2012, 12:11:44 PM
What post?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: hoboslobo on June 08, 2012, 12:40:34 PM
People will be really confused now :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on June 08, 2012, 12:41:51 PM
More so than usual with this place?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on June 08, 2012, 12:51:38 PM
and if they will, they are in the wrong thread...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on June 08, 2012, 12:58:30 PM
No, that's normal for this place.  ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on June 08, 2012, 01:00:49 PM
Spammer.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 08, 2012, 01:59:02 PM
Pot, kettle...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on June 08, 2012, 02:02:54 PM
No, he's not a pot or a kettle, he's a spammer.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 08, 2012, 02:42:00 PM
And so are you.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on June 08, 2012, 02:56:12 PM
I agree I am not a pot or a kettle.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 08, 2012, 03:21:56 PM
But do you deny that you are a spammer?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on June 08, 2012, 03:24:28 PM
I've been watching Campion recently. I wanted something worth watching that wouldn't upset or challenge me at all, and the perfect casting of Peter Davison and Brian Glover as Campion and Lugg was just what I was after.

It even manages to make some of the no longer funny 30's jokes amusing.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on June 08, 2012, 03:34:06 PM
I've been watching Campion recently. I wanted something worth watching that wouldn't upset or challenge me at all, and the perfect casting of Peter Davison and Brian Glover as Campion and Lugg was just what I was after.

It even manages to make some of the no longer funny 30's jokes amusing.

You know, I had completely forgotten that that existed. I seem to remember enjoying it when it was on (when I was a young lad...  ;D )


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 08, 2012, 03:59:57 PM
Oh well - here comes fotball.

Might give it 15 minutes til Pointless anyhow.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 11, 2012, 09:10:55 AM
Watched the HD live stream of Glyndebourne's production of The Cunning Little Vixen by Janacek last night.

This is the future of opera - I can't possibly afford Glyndebourne every year, but the next one I might actually try streaming through the big telly.

Looking forward to The Marriage of Figaro in August.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on June 11, 2012, 04:57:43 PM
Went to see Prometheus on IMAX 3d. First time ever for IMAX. Totally blown away. The 3d was exceptional too. Remain unconvinced with 3d for domestic uses unless you have a projector but in IMAX it was very impressive.

As for the film, I thought it was outstanding. Wish they could have made it scarier but the look of the film is stunning. The story was pretty good, lacked pace about 2/3rds of way thru but the set pieces were outstanding. Charlize Theron: that's my kinda gal !!

Cant't wait for the blu ray. 2d of course.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Trace on June 24, 2012, 07:05:54 PM
Glastonbury After Dark.
Recorded a while back and found on the hard drive.
Could be sub-titled 'Nutters At Glasto'.
Some interesting ideas, and resons why I both love and hate festivals.
I did like the bit where Michael Eavis said one of the crew asked for £20000 to buy some old trains, so he gave them the money and they built the spider structure in the middle of the anarcho-field. Bonkers.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on June 24, 2012, 07:45:23 PM
Paul Davies tuning loads of guitars. Boring.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on June 24, 2012, 08:16:29 PM
The same could be said for this football match.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on June 24, 2012, 08:35:38 PM
TLET.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 29, 2012, 07:29:55 PM
Got my 3D specs on and watching Piranha 3D - a terrible film, but hey - it's in 3D and was only six quid (sadly it's set at a lake not the seaside otr I could do the sick squid joke).

And I'm sure that Mme Cholet would rather I was watching inappropriately attired (well, to be fair entirely appropriate attire given the circumstances) ladies (sic) on the screen than trawling the town for ale and whores.

It's sort of American Pie meets Jaws and it's Friday and I have wine, so sue me.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on June 29, 2012, 11:01:47 PM
OK  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Trace on June 30, 2012, 08:12:55 AM
I finally got around to watching some more of the BBC Punk Britannia series, this time programme 2 with 1976-1978.
Not much new info, but still good to listen to. Also interesting to see names from the scene as they are today.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on July 02, 2012, 09:48:48 AM
Drive - A fantastic film which became a bit less fantastic once the violence started. Still, I think it was well worth a watch.

Think Michael Mann's Heat and you're in the sort of ballpark for that slowly building atmostphere and quality of acting. Ryan Gosling (who says about three words in the entire movie) and Carey Mulligan and fab and it's worth watching for their performances alone.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-z5ue9hTI6Fc/Tlg_DbqdEyI/AAAAAAAAACY/L8LzF8hG2Sw/s1600/Drive.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on July 10, 2012, 12:01:17 PM
Courtesy of Kerry, I watched a promo copy of the Mars Hollow DVD shot at RoSFest 2011. Bloody hell they were good.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on July 10, 2012, 12:02:18 PM
He threw one into the crowd on the Saturday morning after his acoustic slot...but not in my direction  :(


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 10, 2012, 01:25:13 PM
Not in mine either.  :(

And it was Saturday afternoon, anyway. Poor addled SpamBot.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on July 10, 2012, 01:50:39 PM
You didn't go to the matinee warm-up show then ?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on July 19, 2012, 07:13:45 PM
(http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/images/clip/p00r3gjx_512_288.jpg)

BBC Proms 2012 on BBC4. We've just had Richard Strauss' Also Sprach Zarathustra which was lovely. There's some Sibelius coming up later, but now we've got some more Strauss featuring operatic voice. I don't like operatic voice.  :-\


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on July 19, 2012, 07:25:41 PM
Bradley Wiggins - A Very British Champion on ITV4


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on July 19, 2012, 08:04:09 PM
And now I'm watching Memento for the first time.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on July 20, 2012, 07:32:51 AM
And now I'm watching Memento for the first time.
Give it a few minutes and you'll be watching some of it for the eighth time...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on July 20, 2012, 08:04:45 AM
I have nothing to remind me of that film.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 20, 2012, 08:18:06 AM
I have the DVD but have never watched it.

Or have I?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Jim on July 20, 2012, 09:34:57 AM
Just watched episodes 1 and 2 of Season 1 of Breaking Bad. I think this could be excellent.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on July 20, 2012, 01:01:18 PM
Cairn is loving that show.  I haven't taken the time to watch yet.  we've also been watching Battlestar Galactica.  not sure if we'll make it past season 1.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 20, 2012, 01:18:53 PM
Still haven't seen the last half-season of that. The box set is still packed after the house move, so I expect it'll be a while.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on July 20, 2012, 09:49:25 PM
We went to see The Dark Knight Rises today. Excellent, but...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 21, 2012, 10:43:04 AM
We're going to the IMAX on thursday to watch it. I hope that one nutter doesn't tarnish the film forever - it's not the fault of the film that some inadequates are lethal.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on July 21, 2012, 12:10:32 PM
We're going to the IMAX on thursday to watch it. I hope that one nutter doesn't tarnish the film forever - it's not the fault of the film that some inadequates are lethal.

Thursday is the one day next week I can't go see it got a long day travelling to Milton Keynes in the morning to do some filming and then travel back. 

I still want to see it on IMAX so will see if I can go in the week depending on what we have on in work. It might have to wait for next weekend.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 21, 2012, 05:58:02 PM
yes sorry about that Mike - I panicked slightly last night and booked it as it was filling up fast and Thursday was the only day both Mme Cholet could go.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on July 21, 2012, 07:38:42 PM
No problem UB hope you and Mme Cholet both enjoy


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on July 21, 2012, 11:29:44 PM
G3 covering White Room with Jem on vocals and keyboards:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yh-_zSidgsk


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on July 22, 2012, 12:09:27 AM
White Room is possibly the coolest song of the 60s. Good on you, Jem!  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on July 22, 2012, 03:08:44 PM
If you want an idea of me singing "Sledgehammer" at Karaoke- listen to Jem doing White Room and imagine it another few tones lower... :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on July 22, 2012, 04:54:33 PM
G3 covering White Room with Jem on vocals and keyboards:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yh-_zSidgsk

That's really good.  What a load of guitars though.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on July 22, 2012, 05:09:10 PM
Nice Jem Godfrey intro.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrevacClu6M (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrevacClu6M)

BTW Just how many picks can one guitarist lose in an evening?? Check out Satch's mic stand...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on July 22, 2012, 07:07:40 PM
Yeah that is good.  Talking of Jem...

Rob and I were at Jane Setter's band's gig in Reading last week.  Moray was also there and a keyboard was produced for him to play - perched on his knees.  Anyway, during a gap, he started noodling and Rob remarked to me that if you've got a keyboard and nothing to do you noodle like Jem.  At that precise moment Moray, who was at the other side of the room,  started playing hyperventilate. 


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on July 22, 2012, 07:16:26 PM
And did someone bring him a brown paper bag, or was the message lost ?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Trace on July 27, 2012, 06:16:39 PM
Another link from PE.
Nice line-up of keyboards.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeujZtBvMFY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeujZtBvMFY)

Somebody should have told the girls to smile though.



Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Neville1308 on August 04, 2012, 11:23:10 AM
I've just discovered some youtube videos of an old mate giving his inimitable style to (in this video) a cover of Morrison's 'Brown Eyed Girl'.  My mate Pete is the one with the jam-jar glasses and the uke.

He takes life far too seriously.

http://youtu.be/HI1U8G3owQE (http://youtu.be/HI1U8G3owQE)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: ursula on August 14, 2012, 08:56:47 PM
Sean Bean in the Accused

Even as a bad drag act that guy is gorgeous! ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 15, 2012, 09:01:30 AM
I saw the trailer for that and was reminded of Barbara in The League of Gentlemen.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 15, 2012, 10:56:04 AM
Sean Bean in the Accused

Even as a bad drag act that guy is gorgeous! ;D

That was an excellent performance, I thought. Sean was outstanding.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on August 15, 2012, 11:26:55 AM
I saw the trailer for that and was reminded of Barbara in The League of Gentlemen.

 ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on August 15, 2012, 12:42:54 PM
Sean Bean in the Accused

Even as a bad drag act that guy is gorgeous! ;D

I saw him take his shirt off on stage in Macbeth.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 15, 2012, 04:05:01 PM
I've seen you take yours off at The Peel, and a topless SpamBot in the car park in Bilston.

Still recovering.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on August 15, 2012, 04:09:12 PM
I've seen you take yours off at The Peel, and a topless SpamBot in the car park in Bilston.

Still recovering.

That's only cos you leaned over at a dangerous angle to peer into the tiny room at the side of the stage.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on August 15, 2012, 04:26:20 PM
Never peer into the tiny room at the side of the stage, for the tiny room at the side of the stage peers into you.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 15, 2012, 05:57:33 PM
I've seen you take yours off at The Peel, and a topless SpamBot in the car park in Bilston.

Still recovering.

That's only cos you leaned over at a dangerous angle to peer into the tiny room at the side of the stage.

As I recall, no dangerous angles or leaning were involved at any time.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on August 15, 2012, 06:53:16 PM
Kinda lingers, eh.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on August 15, 2012, 10:22:19 PM
Went to see Brave today.  It was ok, but not as good as I had hoped from seeing the trailers.  The storyline was just weak in places, and it dragged.  Fun enough, though, and some brilliant moments.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 15, 2012, 10:31:29 PM
Is the soundtrack by Marillion?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on August 15, 2012, 10:40:37 PM
No. Which was a tick in the positives box  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on August 15, 2012, 10:41:20 PM
 ::)

Anyway, I do hope Pixar haven't lost their spark with this one.  :-\


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on August 15, 2012, 10:58:48 PM
Nah, the animation is excellent - just needed a stronger storyline.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on August 16, 2012, 05:56:10 AM
Yvette's summary was "typical sodding Disney moralising".


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on August 16, 2012, 06:26:50 AM
Oh.  Completely forgot about Brave when went to cinema on Tues and was annoyed when I remembered after booking Ice Age 4.  Sounds like I saw the better film.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: ursula on August 16, 2012, 06:41:22 AM
Yvette's summary was "typical sodding Disney moralising".


#2's alternative view was that it is definitely on his Christmas DVD wish list....
I'll make my mind up on boxing day then! ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on August 16, 2012, 07:31:16 AM
Probably just about preferred Ice Age 4.  The best of the ones we have seen recently was the latest Diary Of A Wimpy Kid film.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on August 16, 2012, 08:44:24 AM
Never peer into the tiny room at the side of the stage, for the tiny room at the side of the stage peers into you.
:D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on August 16, 2012, 10:48:49 AM
Brave has had some excellent write ups, so looking forward to it.

I bought and watched Mirror Mirror for the kids the other day; quite good retelling of the Snow White story. I also finally bought Megamind on bluray which is a FANTASTIC, totally cool movie.

I also bought to complete set of Top Cat on DVD. Hilarious !!!

When I was home alone last weekend, I watched MI 4 - Ghost Protocol - that;'s pretty good too especially when you learn that Tom Cruise actually did all that walking on the outside of the Burj Khalifa. No tricks (apart from the removing the wires and harnesses on post prod).


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on August 16, 2012, 11:30:15 AM
MI4 was very good. It managed to get it's funny back after the opressive weight of MI3 which I think is very important in helping to keep such blockbusters watchable.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on August 16, 2012, 03:34:04 PM
It's an odd series is the Mission: Impossible lot. The first one was a cold thriller, the second an explosive blockbuster, the third disturbing and dark, the fourth comic and flashy. And all pretty damn good on one level or another.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on August 16, 2012, 06:14:57 PM
I wasn't impressed by the first one and nearly fell asleep in the second one. I haven't bothered since then, although it sounds like 4 is worth watching.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 16, 2012, 07:34:25 PM
Watching Barbapapa in Dutch as I can't track down any English versions.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on August 17, 2012, 09:32:14 AM
I wasn't impressed by the first one and nearly fell asleep in the second one. I haven't bothered since then, although it sounds like 4 is worth watching.
Simon Pegg is very good in it and even Tom Cruise shows that he has excellent comedy timing.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on August 17, 2012, 04:24:02 PM
Watching Barbapapa in Dutch as I can't track down any English versions.

Didn't Peter Ustinov do the English voice over? (and probably the Dutch and Russian versions too I expect)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on August 17, 2012, 04:25:37 PM
I wasn't impressed by the first one and nearly fell asleep in the second one. I haven't bothered since then, although it sounds like 4 is worth watching.
Simon Pegg is very good in it and even Tom Cruise shows that he has excellent comedy timing.

I shall try and see that if it turns up in the HMV sale... And Tom Cruise's comic timing is also in evidence in Knight And Day with Cameron Diaz. Excellent film.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on August 17, 2012, 05:41:39 PM
I thought Knight And Day worked better as a sequence of adverts for expensive hotels. I almost expected a box of Milk Tray to appear in shot on a table at one point.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 17, 2012, 09:10:25 PM
First episode of Spaced. Such nostalgia in so many ways.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 18, 2012, 12:03:16 PM
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. In 3D.

Kept the nieces (and me) quiet for n hour and a half.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on August 18, 2012, 12:06:38 PM
The Olympics opening ceremony - the games must start today, then.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on August 18, 2012, 01:45:32 PM
Just don't watch the Closing Ceremony (again).


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: mattstevens on August 18, 2012, 08:38:48 PM
First episode of Spaced. Such nostalgia in so many ways.

"They're younger than us"

"Only physically"



Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on August 29, 2012, 03:15:44 AM
watched Ted yesterday morning.
Really enjoyed it 8)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on August 29, 2012, 08:59:48 AM
It's great isn't it?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on August 29, 2012, 09:12:58 AM
It's great isn't it?

I like the way you managed to say that to an actual Irishman :-)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on August 29, 2012, 11:05:05 AM
I've heard nothing but good things about Ted, mainly from my Brother's review here (http://theshirker.com/viewpost.php?id=1111).

Yesterday, I finished the first season of How I Met Your Mother (a relatively new discovery for me, it's kind of a sweet show with moments of bizarre comic brilliance) and started on a marathon of The Thick Of It in preparation for its return a week on Saturday. F*cking brilliant.  8)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on August 29, 2012, 11:16:23 AM
I've heard nothing but good things about Ted, mainly from my Brother's review here (http://theshirker.com/viewpost.php?id=1111).

Yesterday, I finished the first season of How I Met Your Mother (a relatively new discovery for me, it's kind of a sweet show with moments of bizarre comic brilliance) and started on a marathon of The Thick Of It in preparation for its return a week on Saturday. F*cking brilliant.  8)

I have every episode of How I Met Your Mother it is one of my favourite shows


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on August 29, 2012, 11:26:58 AM
I remember you saying you were watching the whole series in order when you bashed up your arm, Mike. It's definitely going to be something I invest in when I get the funds.  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on August 29, 2012, 11:52:33 AM
I've heard nothing but good things about Ted, mainly from my Brother's review here (http://theshirker.com/viewpost.php?id=1111).

Yesterday, I finished the first season of How I Met Your Mother (a relatively new discovery for me, it's kind of a sweet show with moments of bizarre comic brilliance) and started on a marathon of The Thick Of It in preparation for its return a week on Saturday. F*cking brilliant.  8)

I *like* HIMYM, but I don't love it. It's kind of a typical American sitcom in that it's eminently watchable and entertaining, but genuinely laugh out loud moments are slightly far between. For me, anyway.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on August 29, 2012, 01:03:28 PM
It started off like that for me, but now I've warmed to it. Mind you, it was the same with The Big Bang Theory before it, a show which I now absolutely love.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on September 03, 2012, 08:34:53 AM
A couple of weeks ago I persuaded Debbie to watch Batman Begins, and she enjoyed it so much we bought the second film on dvd and she enjoyed that too, so last night we went to see The Dark Knight Rises and thoroughly enjoyed it.  I enjoyed the way a few story arcs were brought together to make one film.  I was thinking of selling my Batman comics, and may need to rethink that now...

The trailer for the new James Bond looked good and we will probably try to see that on iMax.  The trailer for the new Dredd movie made it look better than the previous Dredd movie...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 03, 2012, 09:13:40 AM
I have been clever and not bought the films and will get the big box set of blu-rays when they bring it out in a year or so - the films are magnificent and the ending was very satisfactory (for once).

Whoever takes up the mantle has a class act to follow.

I will also hope to see the new Bond in Imax now that Mme Cholet has seen that it will not give her motion sickness.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on September 12, 2012, 04:43:55 PM
Montalbano - a wonderful Italian/ Sicilian who-dun-it is playing on BBC4.

I'm not usually interested in trhis genre, but the books by Andrea Camilleri are beautifully crafted in their Sicillian character, and the feature length films by RAI do them complete justice. 

It is in Italian with English subtitles for those people who can't speak Italian (ie. almost everyone on here).

Thank you BBC for i-player.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on September 12, 2012, 05:16:26 PM
I like Montelbano, though like all subtitled programmes it's more tiring to watch, and you daren't let your attention slip for a second.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Trace on September 12, 2012, 06:17:08 PM
I recently watched a Russian film called Wolfhound, typical sword & sorcery but quite well made. You had the choice of dubbed English soundtrack, or Russian with English subtitles. Or in my case English soundtrack and subtitles. After a while it was more interesting comparing the differences between what was being said, and what was being shown in the subtitles. Several times it was as if they were for completely different plots.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on September 13, 2012, 08:37:38 AM
I used to watch all foreign films using dubbed English (if the DVD had them) but quickly came to realise that half of the meaning comes in how the actors speak irrespective of the language and so flipped to watching such films with just the subtitles. One of the movies that I watched which improved ten fold in that respect was Das Boot. I still think this is director Wolfgang Petersen's finest film especialy since he started turning out emotionally numb Holywood blockbusters such as Troy, Air Force One and Posideon. On the upside, he did direct The Perfect Storm so it isn't all doom and gloom.

(http://bluekidontheblock.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/das-boot-5.png)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 13, 2012, 09:08:44 AM
Damn you - that's the U96 rave mix of Das Boot earworming itself into my life again.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on September 13, 2012, 09:13:18 AM
Ugh, I can't get past the unintentional comedy of dubbed English soundtracks...

I once watched the first 5 minutes of 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' (original) like that for a laugh and it reminded me why I don't normally!



Anyway, my current watching consists mostly of Alias, from the beginning. Never seen it and we're currently about 3/4 of the way through Season 1. Like most things involving JJ Abrams, it's kind of far fetched in parts but extremely watchable!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on September 13, 2012, 11:02:51 AM
Das Boot is excellent. I saw the full length director's cut version on the BBC when I was about 17 and was gripped from beginning to end. It has such a brilliant, tragic ending. I had to spare a few wry smiles at the use of those keyboard orchestral stab sounds used in the soundtrack, though.

I'm annoyed that the Studio Ghibli DVDs don't provide the original language version as an option (unless it's the two disc edition, I believe). The overdubs aren't too bad, but you just know that some essence of the film has been changed.

Yesterday, I worked my way through the whole of Season 5 of The Big Bang Theory (that's been a long time coming) and many laughs were had. Right now, I'm re-watching The Battleship Potempkin on Film4, which is a truly classic bit of film. It really was revolutionary, in every context!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Trace on September 13, 2012, 11:54:37 AM
Right now, I'm re-watching The Battleship Potempkin on Film4, which is a truly classic bit of film. It really was revolutionary, in every context!

Damn, I missed seeing that was on. Hopefully it'll be repeated soon because I haven't seen that in ages.



Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on September 13, 2012, 12:33:59 PM
Of interest to at least Wilf will be a night of Folk on BBC4 tomorrow night featuring a show on Fairport Convention, a program on Richard Thompson & Folk britannia.Starts at 9 i think


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on September 13, 2012, 01:10:56 PM
Ah, thanks for the reminder! I shall tune in to that.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Trace on September 15, 2012, 05:11:04 PM
Fairport Convention - Who Knows Where The Time Goes
From BBC last evening.
Nothing I didn't know so far, but still something good to watch.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: ursula on September 16, 2012, 09:10:08 PM
Downton Abbey

Is there anything else on Sunday night?


(wishing I could be Lady Grantham - she gets ALL the best lines  :D)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on September 16, 2012, 09:35:26 PM
We went to see Dredd.  I loved it.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on September 17, 2012, 09:03:30 AM
Downton Abbey

Is there anything else on Sunday night?

(wishing I could be Lady Grantham - she gets ALL the best lines  :D)


Exchange on Twitter last night:

John Mitchell: Downton!!!
Eleanor (his girlfriend): GAYYYYYY


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: ursula on September 17, 2012, 06:32:13 PM
Downton Abbey

Is there anything else on Sunday night?

(wishing I could be Lady Grantham - she gets ALL the best lines  :D)


Exchange on Twitter last night:

John Mitchell: Downton!!!
Eleanor (his girlfriend): FAAABBBBB


Corrected your typo there sir


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on September 17, 2012, 11:02:54 PM
We went to see Dredd.  I loved it.

I've heard very good things about it, something I didn't expect at all when I first saw the trailer.

I watched some Gentle Giant and Pat Metheny live stuff with Simon yesterday. By the gods, they were a bit good!  :o


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on September 18, 2012, 10:26:03 AM
Downton Abbey

Is there anything else on Sunday night?

(wishing I could be Lady Grantham - she gets ALL the best lines  :D)


Exchange on Twitter last night:

John Mitchell: Downton!!!
Eleanor (his girlfriend): FAAABBBBB


Corrected your typo there sir

Hey, I have no opinion on Downton, never having seen it. I was just reporting what happened.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on September 18, 2012, 10:27:34 AM
We went to see Dredd.  I loved it.

We went to see Dredd. Jo fell asleep in the middle. It just made me want to watch Die Hard again. Karl Urban does a good job, but ultimately, it was as flawed as the Stallone movie, just for utterly different reasons.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on September 18, 2012, 11:18:27 AM
It got me at "Chopper  :) " and "Kenny Who ?"



Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on September 18, 2012, 03:16:29 PM
That made me smile a bit, it's true. They did get all the lingo correct. The way the plot went, and some of the dialog was a bit dire though.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on September 19, 2012, 07:41:34 AM
I watched some Gentle Giant and Pat Metheny live stuff with Simon yesterday. By the gods, they were a bit good!  :o
I always thought that Metheny's soulful jazz phrasings were rather at odds with Gentle Giant's baroque stylings, and I think Metheny felt that too as he went solo shortly afterwards.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on September 19, 2012, 11:09:23 AM
Best for all concerned I think.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on September 19, 2012, 08:19:26 PM
Music can only handle so many notes at any one time.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on September 19, 2012, 10:55:48 PM
I watched some Gentle Giant and Pat Metheny live stuff with Simon yesterday. By the gods, they were a bit good!  :o
I always thought that Metheny's soulful jazz phrasings were rather at odds with Gentle Giant's baroque stylings, and I think Metheny felt that too as he went solo shortly afterwards.

heh

I think it was more about the hair.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on September 20, 2012, 09:37:02 AM
Yes Metheny has big 80s hair even to this day.

(http://cdn.lightgalleries.net/4bd5ec05cf372/images/w_Pat_Metheny__william_ellis-2.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on September 20, 2012, 09:55:18 AM
Yes Metheny has big 80s hair even to this day.

(http://cdn.lightgalleries.net/4bd5ec05cf372/images/w_Pat_Metheny__william_ellis-2.jpg)

BADGER!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on September 20, 2012, 10:10:39 AM
why does that pic look like he's got a bungee rope attached? :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 20, 2012, 10:52:36 AM
A snake, a snake - ooh it's a snake.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on September 20, 2012, 11:11:17 AM
Yes Metheny has big 80s hair even to this day.

(http://cdn.lightgalleries.net/4bd5ec05cf372/images/w_Pat_Metheny__william_ellis-2.jpg)

BADGER!!!!!!!!

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8309/7896526722_7792ab7296.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on September 20, 2012, 11:48:34 AM
Do you know that you've broken Jazz with that picture?

That just leaves us with Reggae and Death Metal.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 20, 2012, 11:52:52 AM
We're waiting for you to break them with Shineback.  :P


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on September 20, 2012, 11:54:53 AM
I'll have you know that ReggaeJazzMetal will be the next big thing.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 20, 2012, 11:56:21 AM
(http://www.worleygig.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Robert-Fripp.jpg)

Leave Reggaejazzmetal alone or Robert will be angry.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on September 20, 2012, 11:59:13 AM
Sorry Robert.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on September 20, 2012, 01:27:29 PM
His catchphrase is now "Stop that."


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on September 20, 2012, 09:22:12 PM
Yes Metheny has big 80s hair even to this day.

(http://cdn.lightgalleries.net/4bd5ec05cf372/images/w_Pat_Metheny__william_ellis-2.jpg)

BADGER!!!!!!!!
You called?

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/09/21/8ydevehu.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on September 20, 2012, 09:38:20 PM
Maybe I could combine the two...

MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! *lightning flashes*


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on September 20, 2012, 11:19:17 PM
oh my eyes.

(Pat really does have hair like that.  kind of wild, actually.)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on September 21, 2012, 08:55:02 AM
Maybe I could combine the two...

MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! *lightning flashes*
Pat MeBadger


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 21, 2012, 09:47:38 AM
Touch my badger.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xy69qrJSDxs

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Museum_of_Everything#Badgerland


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on September 21, 2012, 03:57:07 PM
worrying news:

http://newsthump.com/2012/09/21/new-government-dossier-proves-that-badgers-possess-wmd/


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Trace on September 21, 2012, 04:03:50 PM
worrying news:

http://newsthump.com/2012/09/21/new-government-dossier-proves-that-badgers-possess-wmd/

It may explain the no-go areas in the Cotswold Water Park.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: TheRealMrBadger on September 21, 2012, 05:29:47 PM
worrying news:

http://newsthump.com/2012/09/21/new-government-dossier-proves-that-badgers-possess-wmd/
This should surprise none of you.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on September 24, 2012, 09:43:01 AM
 ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on October 03, 2012, 12:46:56 PM
I just watched Shallow Grave.  I have no idea when I bought it but it was still in its wrapper and being in my house, very dusty.

Yes I am skiving off work with a cold.  Though I think it's an allergy to my upcoming project.  I have tried to tell my 3(!) managers that I can't do my normal workload plus this implementation but it isn't registering with the one who gives me all the work.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on October 03, 2012, 12:58:10 PM
I saw that on the night when I met Sabine, my ex-fiance. It was a double bill with Trainspotting.

Like a pig pulling a cartload of sausages, I'm drawing my own conclusions.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 03, 2012, 01:37:06 PM
Like a self-portraitist with pancreatitis, I am drawing my own contusions.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on October 03, 2012, 02:16:33 PM
Like an English monarch, I am hanging, drawing and quartering my own Carthusians.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on October 03, 2012, 11:51:11 PM
Arrrr, you're all gay!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: hoboslobo on October 04, 2012, 07:22:25 AM
Arrrr, you're all gay!

Have you been spending time with Robert lately?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 04, 2012, 08:15:07 AM
Arrrr, you're all gay!

And we're all going to have to mince the plank?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on October 06, 2012, 07:05:08 PM
Maybe I should have looked at the blurb re the PG film I took K to see today.  She enjoyed it but had to ask questions about what was going on and there was also a few sexual references which made the adults laugh.  Mostly these seemed to be ignored by K but the last one, indicating someone was gay she questioned and I didn't know how to answer it.

Anyway, Paranorman, good film, nice change to watch zombies instead of the usual Disney stuff.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 07, 2012, 01:44:31 PM
Some girls fall in love with girls
Some boys fall in love with boys.

Does that help?

Probably don't need to go into the technical details at this stage, although when you do, I volunteer the neologism "bummee" for your glossary.

In the meantime we atched Guesthouse Paradiso for the first time last night. Can't believe it has taken so long as I'm a huge lover of Bottom (the television show in case of confusion). It has the best droppoing of the C-bomb I have ever heard - I actually couldn't breathe for laughing, and that hasn't happened in a while.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on October 07, 2012, 04:20:33 PM
Some girls fall in love with girls
Some boys fall in love with boys.

Does that help?


Yes - was just not expecting the question to be in a cinema  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Jim on October 08, 2012, 09:27:57 AM
Surprised no one has mentioned the Jeff Lynne Story currently available on BBC iPlayer.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on October 08, 2012, 09:40:42 AM
Yeah I watched that, the acoustic special (with Richard Tandy) and his spot on Later With Jools Holland. That man's talent knocks me for six and he still has that incredible voice. What a guy.  8)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Capt. Pugwash on October 08, 2012, 09:41:58 AM
Yep, I got the Jeff Lynne story plus "ELO Wembley" recorded and set aside for a nice uninterrupted watching space

Last night, we watched the film "ANONYMOUS" a retelling of the Shakespeare play origins...very good I thought!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 08, 2012, 09:59:05 AM
Surprised no one has mentioned the Jeff Lynne Story currently available on BBC iPlayer.

I've got on the PVR (the video for us oldies) ready to watch later.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on October 08, 2012, 10:01:57 AM
Our Mr Lynne has a lovely (if very cluttered) house.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on October 08, 2012, 05:35:48 PM
I saw Looper last week. Excellent stuff and certainly not your typical action film. It actually looked fresh, for once, in the way it was shot and the story is rather original. Highly recommended if you like wibbly-wobbly storylines.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on October 08, 2012, 06:40:52 PM
Some of my fave US series have restarted:

so tonight I've watched new episodes of American Dad, Person of Interest and I'm watching Dexter now and have Homeland to watch next


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: hoboslobo on October 08, 2012, 07:46:21 PM
Why is this thread in Other Bands?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on October 08, 2012, 07:53:35 PM
cos when it started, mouse was watching a music dvd


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on October 09, 2012, 08:49:01 AM
Well spotted that Bo (and Ash). It's a good question and maybe we should move this over to the Off Topic section.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Trace on October 09, 2012, 08:51:26 AM
It's a good question and maybe we should move this over to the Off Topic section.

I thought Off Topic was the default action around here.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on October 09, 2012, 08:55:09 AM
I'm sure the question has been asked in this thread previously too :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on October 09, 2012, 09:00:40 AM
You are not wrong Mike. Not sure why it hasn't been moved before now. Sorry about that chaps and Chapesses.

Robert, could you do the honours if and when you have a moment sir?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on October 09, 2012, 10:20:42 AM
Rozann Kobarr!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Jim on October 09, 2012, 10:33:27 AM
Rozann Kobarr!

What's Rosanne Barr got to do with... oh, I see.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Trace on October 09, 2012, 11:54:45 AM
Lost, now found.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 09, 2012, 12:00:46 PM
I only watched the first season of Lost.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on October 09, 2012, 12:39:01 PM
I only watched the first season of Lost.

I watched the whole damn lot, and loved it and WASN'T ready to kill anyone over the ending.

One day I will watch it all again and play 'spot the clues'...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on October 09, 2012, 12:42:48 PM
I correctly guessed the ending after watching the first episode.  :D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on October 09, 2012, 12:44:57 PM
I correctly guessed the ending after watching the first episode.  :D

Please tell me that you don't think the ending was 'they were dead all the time' like a lot of people seem to?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on October 09, 2012, 01:55:42 PM
I never watched a single episode as right from the word go I could tell it was going to be one of those shows that goes on too long and doesn't come to a satisfactory conclusion


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on October 09, 2012, 02:08:52 PM
Heroes was like that and I feel the same way about Sons Of Anarchy too now sadly.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on October 09, 2012, 02:18:37 PM
The first season of Heroes was great, but then it vanished up its own arse shortly into the second season, which was then cancelled by the Hollywood writer's strike and ended the war - sorry, story, fifteen weeks too early. And then it went up its own arse again and everyone stopped caring.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on October 09, 2012, 02:22:17 PM
The first season of Heroes was great, but then it vanished up its own arse shortly into the second season, which was then cancelled by the Hollywood writer's strike and ended the war - sorry, story, fifteen weeks too early. And then it went up its own arse again and everyone stopped caring.

Yes that writers strike was very badly timed for Heroes it lost all it's momentum and never recovered.



Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 09, 2012, 03:08:22 PM
Even worse for Bionic Woman, which was just starting to shape up nicely and just didn't happen again afterwards.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on October 09, 2012, 03:22:53 PM
The biggest crime of getting cancelled before achieving its potential was, of course, Firefly. Fox butchered the running order, only screened a handful of the episodes and then abandoned it. That one series is still one of the best pieces of TV to come out of America in recent times, I reckon.

OK, we got the film Serenity, which was great, but still... what might've been...  :-\


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on October 09, 2012, 03:33:42 PM
Don't get me started on Firefly. I could rant for ages on that subject.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on October 09, 2012, 03:43:21 PM
I'm just thankful Joss Whedon did The Avengers. He's down to do the sequel, too. These are Good Things.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Trace on October 09, 2012, 04:51:30 PM
Did anybody watch Dollplay?
The idea looked interesting but I managed to miss it when it was shown last year.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: ursula on October 09, 2012, 05:19:24 PM
Heroes was like that and I feel the same way about Sons Of Anarchy too now sadly.


NNNNNNOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
Dont say that - just pre-ordered series 4..........................


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 10, 2012, 09:44:25 AM
Did anybody watch Dollplay?
The idea looked interesting but I managed to miss it when it was shown last year.


If you mean Dollhouse, then yes we watched Series one and enjoyed it much more than most of the critics, although apparetnly not enough to watch series 2 (which I still have downloaded somewhere, but too many serieses (?) to watch before getting to that)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on October 10, 2012, 09:57:13 AM
Joe 90 with tits.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 10, 2012, 10:31:50 AM
I'm sure that's how Weedon sold it to the studios

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f6/Dollhouse_Cast.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on October 10, 2012, 10:48:18 AM
I enjoyed Dollhouse wish it could have gone on for more series


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on October 10, 2012, 11:50:06 AM
Joe 90 with tits.

Sign me up!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on October 10, 2012, 11:54:28 AM
for the part of Joe 90 or....


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on October 10, 2012, 12:01:34 PM

I think I'm resigned to the other role since I am not a genius. Also, I would have said "String me up!"  ;)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Trace on October 10, 2012, 12:01:46 PM
Yes it was Dollhouse I meant - that's the problem with the interweb, sometimes even reputable sites get things wrong. It was a Joss Wheldon storyline/input show that suddenly disappeared.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on October 11, 2012, 08:39:56 PM
Red Dwarf X I thought the first episode was short on laughs and thought the 2nd episode had even less.

I have to be honest my expectations were low so I'm not overly surprised that I've not been impressed by this series yet.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on October 11, 2012, 08:46:19 PM
I put any expectations on hold for the first episode and decided to just take it as it was. It was a bit slow starting up, but by the time the end of part one arrived, I was enjoying it. I've missed episode two tonight, so I'll have to find either a repeat or an online stream of some kind.

What I'm going to be watching on Channel 4+1 at 22:00 is THE PLANE CRASH!! (It really needs to be written like that.)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on October 11, 2012, 08:56:07 PM
I put any expectations on hold for the first episode and decided to just take it as it was. It was a bit slow starting up, but by the time the end of part one arrived, I was enjoying it. I've missed episode two tonight, so I'll have to find either a repeat or an online stream of some kind.

What I'm going to be watching on Channel 4+1 at 22:00 is THE PLANE CRASH!! (It really needs to be written like that.)

It's repeated often including later tonight 11:35pm


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on October 11, 2012, 09:21:21 PM
That's perfect! Right after they crash this plane.  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on October 12, 2012, 12:02:50 AM
A few years ago i sat up late on my last night offshore before heading home to watch Air Crash Investigation only to find it was North Sea Chopper Crash :o
Oh how we laughed at check-in next morning ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on October 12, 2012, 12:20:39 AM
I picked seat 14F on the flight. I would've survived.  ;D  The poor sod in 7A though, who was catapulted out and decimated across the landscape, was not so lucky. It was both fascinating and terrifying.

I enjoyed episode two of Red Dwarf X, as well. The scene where Lister argues with himself especially.  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: ursula on October 12, 2012, 06:24:15 PM
Last three episodes of The Killing, series 1
Can't lollygag around here  ;) - got subtitles to concentrate on ...

byeee


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on October 14, 2012, 04:53:12 PM
http://www.redbullstratos.com/live/


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on October 14, 2012, 04:55:46 PM
Yep, me too !


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on October 14, 2012, 05:08:38 PM
And here! I'm getting hungry, but don't want to move away in case he jumps out while I'm heating up the chili.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on October 14, 2012, 05:10:31 PM
not jumping till he gets to around 120,000ft I think so your safe for a while


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on October 14, 2012, 05:12:15 PM
My dinner is probably going to be ready by about the time he's jumping.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on October 14, 2012, 05:38:03 PM
My dinner is a zebra burger - now that's really taking a risk.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on October 14, 2012, 05:42:24 PM
Earning your stripes?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on October 14, 2012, 06:04:19 PM
I have the perfect soundtrack for watching these final preparations: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WczHADTsIec  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on October 14, 2012, 06:25:41 PM
Bloody hell, that was incredible!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on October 14, 2012, 06:27:17 PM
I loved the way Mission Control tried to kill him at the end...

The wind is coming from the North.  I mean the East !


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on October 14, 2012, 06:33:33 PM
Yeah, along with "Wind is blowing from the ridge, Felix. Sorry, I mean toward the ridge! Toward!"


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 14, 2012, 06:44:31 PM
Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back in time for breakfast...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on October 14, 2012, 07:22:04 PM
(http://www.thepoke.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/tumblr_mbwc47KJ4N1rn91iwo1_500.gif)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on October 14, 2012, 10:11:51 PM
are we cheering the fact that he didn't die?  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 14, 2012, 10:47:04 PM
And his name sounds like bum gardener.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on October 14, 2012, 10:48:41 PM
Red Bull think he's a c...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on October 15, 2012, 07:30:17 AM
Now that is falling with style...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: ursula on October 15, 2012, 01:28:53 PM
Now that is falling with style...

From infinity and beyond - next time????


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on October 25, 2012, 06:33:21 PM
Iron Sky - it's in the WTF class of movie :)

Caprica - started watching the box set of the cancelled series so wondering where it's going to get to


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Trace on October 25, 2012, 06:56:25 PM
We had a copy of Iron Sky in the works film club. Somebody just let their imagination run riot with a half decent budget. I enjoyed it so much I've purchased my own copy to watch again at Christmas.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on October 25, 2012, 06:59:02 PM
I remember we talked about Iron Sky on here after I watched it a while ago  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on October 25, 2012, 07:05:59 PM
I think that's what prompted me to finally get it Mike 8)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on October 25, 2012, 10:11:19 PM
I enjoyed it so much I've purchased my own copy to watch again at Christmas.

The presence of Nazis somehow makes for a decent holiday film. The Great Escape, The Sound Of Music, Raiders Of The Lost Ark...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on October 26, 2012, 12:14:20 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-rre_BXxC0

pretty epic.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Pedro on October 26, 2012, 12:38:57 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-rre_BXxC0

pretty epic.
It is a corking rendition...but I do find the leave-the-start-of-the-line-so-late-that-you-have-to-cram-it-in delivery a little over-used....but I'm no expert.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on October 26, 2012, 03:13:40 AM
oh great  :(  now I have 'Jesus Christ Superstar came down from heaven on a yamaha, done a skid, killed a kid, landed on a dustbin lid' in my head


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on October 26, 2012, 05:36:41 AM
You're lucky - I've got "Georgie Best Superstar - walks like a woman and he wears a bra"


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on October 26, 2012, 05:46:44 AM
 ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on October 26, 2012, 08:52:33 AM
oh great  :(  now I have 'Jesus Christ Superstar came down from heaven on a yamaha, done a skid, killed a kid, landed on a dustbin lid' in my head
:D :D I've never heard that particular version before. It's amazing what schoolyards can create.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 26, 2012, 09:36:18 AM
You're lucky - I've got "Georgie Best Superstar - walks like a woman and he wears a bra"

I remember that...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on October 26, 2012, 02:24:30 PM
(http://si.tudesorden.net/images/skyfall.png)

Skyfall. As a Bond film, definitely the best since the '60s and it probably even surpasses those. As a film in general, one of the best I've seen in recent years. Excellent.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on October 26, 2012, 02:59:16 PM
the clock....


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on October 26, 2012, 08:24:11 PM
Frankenweenie
(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjIxODY3MjEwNV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwOTMzNjc4Nw@@._V1._SY317_.jpg)

As a Tim Burton film, definitely the best since the '80s and it probably even surpasses those. As a film in general, one of the best I've seen in recent years. Excellent.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on October 26, 2012, 08:28:57 PM
I've always loved the short film that was on the Nightmare Before Christmas dvd, so I'm looking forward to the full version.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on October 26, 2012, 11:13:24 PM
My daughter met & spoke to Tim Burton at the premiere for Great Expectations this week.She also met David Walliams & Ralph Fiennes.All were very nice & signed her Journal.She was speechless talking to mr Burton 8)
She's loving london at the minute :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on October 26, 2012, 11:41:40 PM
That is brilliant to hear, Ben, and that must make you ever more proud of her, and rightly so  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on October 27, 2012, 03:30:49 PM
She's having a great time & thankfully working hard as well.
Her mum & sister are over visiting for the weekend so they will be having a ball


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on October 27, 2012, 04:01:03 PM
very cool!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on October 28, 2012, 09:13:21 AM
excellent stuff!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on November 03, 2012, 05:24:38 PM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Y2F7daFbH4M/SbAzs8sspZI/AAAAAAAAAr8/Ort8qyvWbNU/s400/Eagles+UK+Quad+%27B%27.jpg)

Where Eagles Dare. I counted the on-screen Nazi death number at 77. Next time I watch this, it will be as a drinking game in the company of friends. As if taking a drink every time a Gerry bites it isn't enough, you also have to every time a vehicle explodes for an inexplicable reason, every time someone says "damn" and at the line "Gentlemen, see you after the war", you drain your glass. It is optional to drink at every "Broadsword" and "Danny Boy", too.

On now is the original All Quiet On The Western Front, which I haven't seen, followed by The Dam Busters, which I haven't seen for years.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 04, 2012, 09:27:11 AM
Mouse, your poor liver!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on November 05, 2012, 10:58:36 AM
Try the same trick with The Towering Inferno every time someone bites the dust. Trust me; you'll never make it.

(http://cybermonkeydeathsquad.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/poster.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 05, 2012, 11:54:45 AM
Finally got round to wwatching the Jeff Lynne documentary.

Not sure I know any more about what Jeff Lynne is like, but it was nice to see the clips.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on November 05, 2012, 12:29:54 PM
He's a very shy guy but you can certainly see how his sense of humour puts so many of the big stars he's produced over the years at their ease.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Robert on November 05, 2012, 01:01:22 PM
Try the same trick with The Towering Inferno every time someone bites the dust. Trust me; you'll never make it.

(http://cybermonkeydeathsquad.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/poster.jpg)

I expected the next line to be "...call International Rescue!"


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on November 05, 2012, 03:41:56 PM
City Of Fire for the win.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on November 07, 2012, 02:52:33 PM
Peter Gabriel, once of Genesis, is watching the tennis.

"Djokovic 2-3 Murray*
The camera focuses on Peter Gabriel, once of Genesis, before switching back to the tennis where Murray nets to give his opponent a trouble-free hold to 15."


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 07, 2012, 04:15:33 PM
So


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on November 07, 2012, 11:01:24 PM
heh


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Jim on November 08, 2012, 10:54:06 AM
Season 5 of Sons of Anarchy. This show just doesn't let up and keeps delivering!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: ursula on November 08, 2012, 12:25:34 PM
Season 5 of Sons of Anarchy. This show just doesn't let up and keeps delivering!

Darn it!
Just started season 4.......


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on November 08, 2012, 12:47:57 PM
In the middle of the original Danish series of The Killing.

We've already seen the US remake but wanted to watch the original, as the new series of that is starting next week in the UK...

It's interesting, I thought it would be hard to get into since we theoretically know whodunnit - but so far there have been enough differences to make me wonder if the ending will actually be the same at all...  :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 08, 2012, 12:52:25 PM
Probably going to wait andget the 3 season set of The Killing. We did watch The Bridge on BBC4 which was excellent.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: MikeEvs on November 11, 2012, 10:23:12 PM
The Sweeney movie.

This bank robbery scene is such a rip off of Michael Mann's Heat


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 11, 2012, 10:27:26 PM
Homeland. Really enjoying the 2nd series.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on November 11, 2012, 10:35:30 PM
Spooks Series 1.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on November 17, 2012, 01:02:38 AM
Prisoners Of War - Israeli drama that Homewland was based on.Superb stuff & worth a watch


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: ursula on November 17, 2012, 07:32:07 AM
Sons of anarchy 4................

over far too soon.....where's 5 ?


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 17, 2012, 05:02:32 PM
Watched Open Season on 3D - pretty predictable and they were SO proud of their fur simulation, they overdid it a bit, but it was kinda fun.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on November 17, 2012, 05:34:09 PM
While I'm recovering in bed, I've got Rush - Snakes And Arrows Live on. Bonkers.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 17, 2012, 11:38:41 PM
Watched MIB3 in 3D tonight - better than I was expecting, proper Saturday night at the Movies film.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Espen on November 17, 2012, 11:48:23 PM
Photoshop insanity.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2t46mQTOJaE


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on November 17, 2012, 11:58:47 PM
Watched MIB3 in 3D tonight - better than I was expecting, proper Saturday night at the Movies film.

I thought MIB3 was ace. Boris the Animal was both hilarious and horrible at the same time.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 18, 2012, 11:51:01 AM
...and it's the bloke off Flight Of The Conchords!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on November 19, 2012, 08:59:39 AM
The Raid - crazy movie with some of the best fight scenes i've ever seen.Great movie 8)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on November 21, 2012, 04:24:24 PM
Last night we went to see Twilight - Breaking Dawn Part 2

It had no redeeming features whatsoever.  I think the fact that the cinema was practically empty reflects that.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on November 21, 2012, 05:14:05 PM
What the hell was your reason for going to see that?!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on November 21, 2012, 05:18:29 PM
Debbie wanted to see it.

The good thing is this is not the first film she has made us go and see which has turned out to be a turkey - I SO win at choosing movies  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on November 21, 2012, 05:19:39 PM
I could have told her that.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on November 21, 2012, 08:43:43 PM
I'm watching Supersized Earth on BBC 1. Dallas the presenter has just been lowered into Mexico City's gigantic supersewer, where all (and I mean all) the waste gets dumped. Good God. It was like the Humber down there.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 21, 2012, 09:13:46 PM
Oh cock - I meant to record that while Masterchef was on the other side - oh well iPlayer it is then.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on November 21, 2012, 09:44:22 PM
Someone should be watching bollards.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 22, 2012, 07:15:41 AM
This one was in a stupid place. And it was dark. And my eyesight is awful :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on November 29, 2012, 10:01:01 PM
Heads up! BBC 4 tomorrow night should be of interest to a few people here. A 50th anniversary Beach Boys documentary at 21:00, Live At Knebworth 1980 at 22:00 and a programme about Dennis Wilson after that. Message ends.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 29, 2012, 10:38:58 PM
There was a great programme on BBC1 about music and emotion earlier in the week - I saw it by accident and thuroughly enjoyed it.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01p3c8w/imagine..._Winter_2012_How_Music_Makes_Us_Feel/


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on November 29, 2012, 11:50:23 PM
E.T. - i'd never seen it 'til tonight.It was ok

Paul - watched this a few days ago & thorughly enjoyed it 8)

Ken Burns - Jazz, nice!


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on November 29, 2012, 11:52:44 PM
We went to see Gambit last night and it turned out to be a lot better than I thought it was going to be when we had got half way through...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Trace on November 30, 2012, 07:21:03 AM
Ken Burns - Jazz, nice!

Agreed.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 30, 2012, 10:21:03 AM
We've just finished watching The Bridge on DVD - we did have a rather dodgy moment when half way through the final episode the DVD skipped, and no amount of cleaning would help. I downloaded that episode from the iTunes Store and then we watched on my laptop.

But I digress. Brilliant series, haven't enjoyed anything that much in ages.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 30, 2012, 10:26:08 AM
It really was amazing wasn't it - kept us completely rivetted for the whole 10 episodes and the narrative kept surprising us while not being so far fetched as to be ridiculous.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on November 30, 2012, 11:48:46 PM
Amazing series, even better than "The Killing", I think. Though that was also ace.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on November 30, 2012, 11:57:10 PM
Steven Wilson - Get All You Deserve, had a very similar moment to when i first saw the Tinyfish DVD, "holy fuck the drummer's good".Very impressive show from all concerned


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on December 01, 2012, 07:31:55 PM
Mme Cholet and her sister going out to cinema to see some godawful rubbish, so I am staying in with Doug Stanhope's latest DVD "Before Turning the Gun on Himself".

I saw him in London a couple of years ago and he is brilliant and dark and above all funny.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on December 04, 2012, 01:19:14 PM
There was a great programme on BBC1 about music and emotion earlier in the week - I saw it by accident and thuroughly enjoyed it.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01p3c8w/imagine..._Winter_2012_How_Music_Makes_Us_Feel/
Bugger. I hope it's still there as I'll be sure and watch this tonight. Thanks for the heads up.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on December 19, 2012, 09:17:41 PM
The Christmas No 1 Story on BBC2 right now.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on December 19, 2012, 10:15:37 PM
Snow Babies followed by crazy Heston doing his Christmas feast thing.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on December 19, 2012, 10:36:19 PM
Now we are watching Snow Babies  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Ash on December 20, 2012, 07:12:15 AM
I watched that. It irritated me so much.  Loved the film, esp the penguins but the commentary was written for a 5 yr old.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on December 20, 2012, 09:12:16 AM
Needed more death.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on December 20, 2012, 09:57:59 AM
Yes the commentary was rubbish and there was some footage I know I've seen before (the polar bear eating seaweed for one), but BABY REINDEER.

And there was a good chunk of death for James.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on December 20, 2012, 10:09:02 AM
Not enough death...the penguins kept having lucky escapes  ::)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on December 20, 2012, 11:34:46 AM
That's because they are all dressed as James Bond.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on December 20, 2012, 12:06:10 PM
There's a Slade night on BBC4 tomorrow. Platform boots and top hats with mirrors on, Dave Hill's glittery hair, Jim Lea looking pretty and enigmatic and pretty and Don Powell not knowing where he is (bless him).


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Trace on December 20, 2012, 12:45:27 PM
There's a Slade night on BBC4 tomorrow. Platform boots and top hats with mirrors on, Dave Hill's glittery hair, Jim Lea looking pretty and enigmatic and pretty and Don Powell not knowing where he is (bless him).

Thank you, I'd missed that in the listings.
I only saw them after their comeback, but what a band.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 20, 2012, 01:40:56 PM
How brilliant - some of my best nights out ever were at Slade gigs. I was at the concert they recorded for the Slade On Stage album, at Newcastle City Hall.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/20/a3ame6er.jpg)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AndyF on December 20, 2012, 02:11:50 PM
I saw Slade in Flame at the Luton Odeon when it came out....'73ish? I was 9 or 10 and a fully paid up member of the Slade fan club! Been waiting to see it again ever since...I hope I'm not disappointed  ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 20, 2012, 06:13:36 PM
Cum on Feel the Noize ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on December 21, 2012, 11:32:01 AM
Steel Panther - British Invasion, brilliant double DVD set that has a show from Brixton on their first album tour & their set from Download this year & a documentary.Some real laugh out loud moments definitely not to be watched with young kids & grandma :)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on December 22, 2012, 07:57:28 PM
We went to see The Hobbit in 3D in the new format - brilliant !


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on December 22, 2012, 08:17:54 PM
Took my daughter to see Nativity 2 yesterday(tag line: "Even More Annoying Christmas Shite" (best read in Father Jack Hackett voice) & the sound broke half way through it.Full refund for us & free pass to another movie so not all bad


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 22, 2012, 09:29:25 PM
We went to see The Hobbit in 3D in the new format - brilliant !
Looking forward to seeing it sometime over the next couple of weeks. Really not sure about the whole three films business, but keeping an open mind.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on December 22, 2012, 09:35:10 PM
Based on this one, three films is way too much.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 22, 2012, 10:54:52 PM
That's the worry...


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: roger on December 23, 2012, 02:52:33 AM
Moonrise Kingdom - Great film!  Quirky and fun, and bizarrely enjoyable!  probably need to buy it so I can watch it several times.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: James_H on December 23, 2012, 06:05:52 PM
Love Actually. Well, it is Christmas.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: ursula on December 23, 2012, 06:13:43 PM
The Art of the Snowman and Snowdog ...well it is nearly Christmas.... ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on December 23, 2012, 09:10:38 PM
Love Actually. Well, it is Christmas.

That's still no excuse.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on December 24, 2012, 11:13:38 AM
Timmy Time - Timmy builds a snowman then gives it a hot water bottle. In the words of Bill Hicks "clearly not a physics major".


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 25, 2012, 02:57:25 PM
Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/25/6a2ahudu.jpg)

As the kids say, oh my ACTUAL God. This is utterly awesome. I'd seen the edited version on the telly, but it appears much of the best stuff was saved for this release. In My Time Of Dying and Trampled Underfoot are utterly breathtaking.

Jason Bonham is definitely a chip off the old block - amazing drumming.

It's a shame this was a one-off.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on December 27, 2012, 02:44:47 PM
I've watched so much over this festive period. The Christmas Eve triple of The Muppet Christmas Carol, Lady And The Tramp and, finally, It's A Wonderful Life was just perfect. Doctor Who on Christmas Day I thought was excellent (love how it turned into a prequel to the 1967 story The Web Of Fear) and The Girl last night with Toby Jones as Alfred Hitchcock was also good.

Today, I've just finished watching the documentary film Hello Quo, which was very thorough and a great watch. It really got across what Status Quo were and still are about, giving a proper "f*ck you" to that 'three chords only' bollocks along the way. The final scene, where the original Frantic Four reunite and play In My Chair, is so cool.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Simon on December 27, 2012, 03:07:58 PM
Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/25/6a2ahudu.jpg)

As the kids say, oh my ACTUAL God. This is utterly awesome. I'd seen the edited version on the telly, but it appears much of the best stuff was saved for this release. In My Time Of Dying and Trampled Underfoot are utterly breathtaking.

Jason Bonham is definitely a chip off the old block - amazing drumming.

It's a shame this was a one-off.
You took the words right out of my mouth. I recieved an iTunes voucher for Christmas (always welcome I say) and purchased this then watched it back to back with The Song Remains The Same. Both are spot on documents of Led Zep but I honestly thought nothing would be able to top the original in terms of sheer music power and presence yet the daft old buggers managed it.

There is somthing odd yet wonderfully unique about Led Zeppelin in that four people could make such a huge sound. I know that Dave Grohl was gunning for the drum gig but happily the guys kept it in the family so to speak and Jason Bonham absolutely nailed it.



Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 27, 2012, 03:17:11 PM
I think one of the the things that distinguishes it from The Song Remains The Same is that it's a straight performance, with none of that wincing about with fantasy film clips - I find those mostly quite annoying.

Also, TSRTS was pre-Physical Graffiti, and Kashmir, In My Time of Dying & Trampled Underfoot are three of the strongest songs on Celebration Day.

Though interestingly I thought Stairway To Heaven was strangely underplayed.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on December 27, 2012, 05:56:34 PM
We went to see The Life Of Pi this afternoon, which was very good.

Saw The Damned United over Christmas, which was incorrect in places, but also very good.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on December 27, 2012, 08:12:35 PM
I think one of the the things that distinguishes it from The Song Remains The Same is that it's a straight performance, with none of that wincing about with fantasy film clips - I find those mostly quite annoying.

I always think of TSRTS as being rubbish because of that. It's not very fair, I know, but when you look at the songs that didn't make the cut on the self-titled DVD set (The Ocean springs to mind), in their untampered original form, you see what the potential could've and should've been with the rest of the film.

Also, TSRTS was pre-Physical Graffiti, and Kashmir, In My Time of Dying & Trampled Underfoot are three of the strongest songs on Celebration Day.

That's good to know, because if there's one album that needed a pair of scissors taking to it, it's Physical Graffiti. A fair chunk of the material goes on for far longer than necessary for no reason at all. There's a rendition of Trampled Underfoot on the aforementioned DVD that is just a monster.

I'm going to have to dig out and watch that DVD now. For those wondering, it's this one:

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Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on December 27, 2012, 08:27:43 PM
I think one of the the things that distinguishes it from The Song Remains The Same is that it's a straight performance, with none of that wincing about with fantasy film clips - I find those mostly quite annoying.

I always think of TSRTS as being rubbish because of that. It's not very fair, I know, but when you look at the songs that didn't make the cut on the self-titled DVD set (The Ocean springs to mind), in their untampered original form, you see what the potential could've and should've been with the rest of the film.

Also, TSRTS was pre-Physical Graffiti, and Kashmir, In My Time of Dying & Trampled Underfoot are three of the strongest songs on Celebration Day.

That's good to know, because if there's one album that needed a pair of scissors taking to it, it's Physical Graffiti. A fair chunk of the material goes on for far longer than necessary for no reason at all. There's a rendition of Trampled Underfoot on the aforementioned DVD that is just a monster.


What the very f****g WHAT !!! ? Are you MAD !!!   ;D ;D What song(s), pray, would you edit on Physical Graffiti ?  :o :o

Back on track, Celebration Day is totally epic. No pretence. Just the Hammer Of the Gods.



Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 27, 2012, 10:36:41 PM
PhysGraf is a bit long-winded, actually. About a third of it is filler. But when it's good, it's awesome.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on December 27, 2012, 11:38:38 PM
I've just given it a proper listen (proper as in CD, headphones, lights off, eyes closed) and I enjoyed it much more this time around than last time. But that might change tomorrow, or next week. It's just one of those albums. Anyway, putting on my producer's hat...

I didn't think the length of anything was much of an issue this time around. I always think In My Time Of Dying could be a bit shorter, but then I get into it and it seems to make sense. But could it have been more effective if condensed slightly? In The Light and Ten Years Gone could do with a slight trim just to make them a bit sharper. I would cut Night Flight completely (and its annoying ending), let TYG go crashing straight into The Wanton Song (such a great track) to keep up momentum and energy. As much as I like Boogie With Stu, I don't think it fits in as well with the rest of the album and, with Black Country Woman following straight behind, I feel that you don't really need two light-hearted traditional style blues numbers that don't quite fit in, so I'd cut the former in favour of the latter. BCW is the sort of song you'd put at the end of such a weighty album as a sort of release and a bit of fun, but having that and then Sick Again feels more rounded and consistent.

I would also cut out most of that f*cking phaser that swamps most of the tracks. It rarely works and just makes everything sound wet and bubbly for the wrong effect, particularly the drums on Kashmir, which lose all their power as a result. I would've added a thin, hollow flanger to the cymbals instead for that kind of trippy outer-space vibe - or rather, seeing as though they were clearly still using a recording method based on the Glyn Johns technique, I'd put it on the overheard mics and mix it in parallel with the room mics to make it noticeable, but not intrusive. In other cases, I would remove the damn thing altogether. I know it was new at the time and all very exciting, but some restraint would've been beneficial.

There's some weird mixing, too. A few guitar edits in IMTOD are quite brash and threw me for a moment. Bonham's drums sound odd at times, too - a powerhouse overall as usual, but with funny reflections in the stereo image. For example, the hi-hat picked up by a room mic might appear towards the left, but the same hat, this time parallel compressed, appears elsewhere, either centre or in the right. It does help to widen the sound, but also duplicates it and sounds rather thin to me as a result. And why is the left channel in The Rover reserved for that damn phaser (again) and, most of the time, only that damn phaser? Bizarre.

There are some things that I picked up on this listen that really grabbed me. Bonham's drumming especially - there's a fill in IMTOD that really made me go "cor" out loud it was that good, and a quick snare roll in Trampled Underfoot that is almost subliminal, but as tight as a nun in a sandstorm. Also, Houses Of The Holy is a really excellent song, though I might hazard that the version Robert Plant performed with his Band Of Joy recently seriously gives the original a run for its money (the same goes for Gallows Pole, which I think totally eclipses the original).

...And there you have it. I feel quite clever about that, if I'm honest, but no doubt someone will be along in a minute to tell me I'm completely wrong and that's that.  ::)


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Bert on December 28, 2012, 11:20:42 AM
I don't think I'd change one track on the album.

In fact, Nightflight is one of my fave Zep tracks ever.

Remember that it was culled from sessions right back to '71 I think. If you listen to Led Zep II, each song sounds different there too, largely as a result of the multi studio nature of the recording. And so far as production is concerned, well, the whole ep thing was tight but loose, you know, messy and not perfect. It's more about the feel and the vibe than getting a note/production perfect take.

And seeing as Bonhams' drums were recorded in the same place for IMTOD as they were for When The Levee Breaks...

There's also the legend of the lost guitar tracks on the Rover that goes come way to explaining the phaser effect. And no power in Kashmir ? The restraint is the total point. Mind you, the version on Celebration Day HAS been working out a lot compared to the original.  ;D

Anyway, discussing production tropes on Zeppelin albums is rather missing the point IMHO. But that might be the difference between being a listener to being a producer. The question was what would you remove ? Personally, I don't think there's any filler on that album. Each song has it's place and serves to demonstrate the grand sweep of Zeppelin. It's a bally masterpiece.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on December 29, 2012, 08:57:06 PM
Freddie Mercury and Queen alert for BBC4 right about... now.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on December 29, 2012, 08:59:18 PM
Queen are crap and well overrated.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: A James on December 29, 2012, 08:59:43 PM
Discuss.

 ;)

 ;D


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on December 29, 2012, 09:08:16 PM
Queen are crap and well overrated.

No and Yes.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 29, 2012, 09:15:52 PM
Queen were pretty good until around 1980. It all went Pete Tong thereafter.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: Mouse on December 29, 2012, 09:20:59 PM
They would've been the Best Band In The World if their drummer had killed himself in 1980.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: RobH on December 29, 2012, 09:32:11 PM
The drummer is the next door neighbour of one of my colleagues.


Title: Re: Now Watching
Post by: benb on December 29, 2012, 11:27:55 PM
Glee - Season 3, 3 of my daughters staying over & there's been a mar