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 Posted:   Mar 25, 2020 - 8:46 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Last night I watched CAPTAIN FROM CASTILLE on DVD first with the commentary by Nic Redman, John Burlingame and Rudy Belcher and then I watched again with just Alfred Newman's Isolated score.

Found the commentary quite fun and informative and then it was nice to hear the slated cues on the Isolated Score with snippets of Alfred Newman saying little things to the orchestra from time to time.

Fun to see Caesar Romero as Cortez and Jay Silverheels in a supporting role. Also Lee J. Cobb was quite healthy and almost pudgy and rotund at that time in his role. A glimpse of Jean Peter's panties during the "Sarabande" Dance sequence was an extra added boner, I mean bonus!

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2020 - 12:46 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Zoob, im afraid - after all these years - for the crime of not being able to tell the difference between butter and magarine (eg the What movie did you Watch thread and What are you currently watching TV series thread) you will be sent packing into self isolation as punishment, and you must stand 3 metres from your computer and not email any friends for 10 minutes). smile

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2020 - 2:12 AM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Zoob, im afraid - after all these years - for the crime of not being able to tell the difference between butter and magarine (eg the What movie did you Watch thread and What are you currently watching TV series thread) you will be sent packing into self isolation as punishment, and you must stand 3 metres from your computer and not email any friends for 10 minutes). smile

I think I can live with that. I hope I can. Bill, what was I thinking?

I have to find the Movie thread now. I may have actually posted there that I was enjoying Season 3 of STAR TREK TOS on DVD. Oh My! What is happening to me?

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2020 - 7:55 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Sanford and Son season two.

The whole "lockdown" concept is redundant to me, as I am usually "locked down" in one era or another. Recently it's been NBC TV series of 1973-74.

One of the more interesting elements of S&S is all the wonderfully-dated references, many of which were popular at the time but are now obscure to all but the most obsessed 1970s-fixated viewer. These make the show even more interesting to me.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2020 - 11:30 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

I gave up on knightfall, Paul.
Wasnt holding me. I dunno, i thought the concept was ok but it just seemed a bit flat and weak.


Must be summat about the arresting sight of the Templars in the gear that is quite well directed in a pictorial sense. I can be a very visual type, and there were an awful lot of shots emphasising the Templars outfits. However grim the first series got it was actually quite colourful. Second series was much more aping Thrones, and they took all the colour out and turned up the fruity language.

Also difficult to sympathise too much with the hero since it was his antics that brought about the sticky end to everyone. Didn't help that they recast the King's daughter, and took his crown away, replacing it with some leather villain's outfit.

As a sort of epilogue I watched the Robin of Sherwood episode Seven Poor Knights From Acre just last night since my interest started there. Great episode form a great series. But they were gits in this, no good 'uns among 'em. But still a dramatic sight in ever scene they were in.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2020 - 12:35 PM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

I gave up on knightfall, Paul.
Wasnt holding me. I dunno, i thought the concept was ok but it just seemed a bit flat and weak.


Must be summat about the arresting sight of the Templars in the gear that is quite well directed in a pictorial sense. I can be a very visual type, and there were an awful lot of shots emphasising the Templars outfits. However grim the first series got it was actually quite colourful. Second series was much more aping Thrones, and they took all the colour out and turned up the fruity language.

Also difficult to sympathise too much with the hero since it was his antics that brought about the sticky end to everyone. Didn't help that they recast the King's daughter, and took his crown away, replacing it with some leather villain's outfit.

As a sort of epilogue I watched the Robin of Sherwood episode Seven Poor Knights From Acre just last night since my interest started there. Great episode form a great series. But they were gits in this, no good 'uns among 'em. But still a dramatic sight in ever scene they were in.


I once read a book on Crusader knights and an image in it always left a great impression on me:

"in such battles. knights were often described as looking like porcupines with so many arrows sticking out of them"

I think they were tangled in the padded tunics overlaying their armour. I know the knights sometimes also had thick padded layers inside their armour for protection. I just thought that image of knights fighting on after being hit a multiple times would looking amazing in a production.

 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2020 - 12:09 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Heads up that Talking pictures uk is reshowing Out tonight at midnight, the 6 part 1978 euston films crime drama about a crim released from prison trying to find out who put him there, starring Tom Bell. Gritty stuff from makers of the sweeney. Music by George Fenton, before he got movie gigs.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2020 - 1:01 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Finished Season 3 of The Sinner. First four episodes really pulled me in. The last 4 were really disappointing. The narrative lost all credibility. Matt Bomer was very good in the series. Regular Bill Pullman has lost his ability to act. He was just weird and quirky.

Still into season 3 of Westworld and the series Plot Against America.

Just started War Of The Worlds on Epix starring Gabriel Byrne. Just okay so far.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2020 - 1:06 PM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

Finished Season 3 of The Sinner. First four episodes really pulled me in. The last 4 were really disappointing. The narrative lost all credibility. Matt Bomer was very good in the series. Regular Bill Pullman has lost his ability to act. He was just weird and quirky.


I liked the The Sinner season 1. I thought the direction it took was unexpected from the way they were setting it up, more realistic than where i thought it was going, and had a decent resolution.

I'll check out season 2 soon.

 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2020 - 1:42 PM   
 By:   Spinmeister   (Member)

Finished Season 3 of The Sinner. First four episodes really pulled me in. The last 4 were really disappointing. The narrative lost all credibility. Matt Bomer was very good in the series.

Ya, it completely lost momentum. Despite the high stakes it just sorta moseyed along at a snail's pace and never really gripped me. I place most blame on the director(s).

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2020 - 3:21 PM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

Two episodes of Westworld season two to go, & I'm really enjoying it. Okay, so I don't know what's going on half the time (the same with season one), but who cares, it's one great sequence after another. This season is light on nudity, but has tons of violence. From what I can work out, everyone (robots & humans) are heading for a certain part of the park to find some big secret thingy.

 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2020 - 5:58 PM   
 By:   TominAtl   (Member)

Ozark - Season 3

Some complained that Season 2 had lost it's touch from Season 1(i wasnt one of them), season 3 is something of a stunner. I'm 6 episodes and it is as gripping as ever, with this season's standout character being Laura Linney's "Wendy". She so deserve's an Emmy and or Golden Globe nomination. But the whole cast is superb as is the writing.

One Netflix's stand out shows.

9 out of 10

 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2020 - 6:52 PM   
 By:   Spinmeister   (Member)



And he's cute too.

 
 Posted:   Mar 31, 2020 - 8:08 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Halfway thru DW series 5 and just started Stargate: Universe which I got cheap on iTunes.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 31, 2020 - 10:13 AM   
 By:   dbrooks   (Member)

I’m going into my way back machine and just finished all the series from Dragnet, Night Gallery and now trying to tackle the bigger task of watching all of the series of Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
I’ve had this series for almost 10 years and now have the time and excuse to watch them all.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2020 - 3:36 PM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

Just finished Westworld season two & I really enjoyed it & sort of knew what was going on. They do this trick of having two timelines running at the same time with the same characters & cutting between them, but I'm onto it.

 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2020 - 3:49 PM   
 By:   Adventures of Jarre Jarre   (Member)



I'm still a newb to that universe, so I'm not exactly sure what's going on, but I get the gist of it and am overwhelmed.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2020 - 11:16 PM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

Back to Life. - UK tv comedy about a woman out of prison after 20 years. It's okay but a lot of the humour is very forced, characters don't act in character and it uses swearing in an annoying way, cheaply for laughs and out of character, and everyone swears and talks in basically the same way. Bizarrely it doesn't seem to know how chip shops operate.

Not great but just about watchable. Saw some articles comparing it to Fleabag but it's not A third as good as that.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 4, 2020 - 11:16 PM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

The ABC Murders
Last year's adaption. Never was the book. This feels padded out. Not a fan of the directing style. John Malkovich isn't making a compelling Poirot. There's some anti-immigrant stuff that if it is from the book fair enough but if it's been shoehorned because of Brexit at the time then it's painful (it sort of feels like it). There are relatively few special effects but all are poorly done. Some nice set design. Getting through it is a chore. Two episodes in and the writing gets worse, and the additions can only be modern. If Agatha Christie wrote dialogue this bad she would only have made it as a modern tv writer.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 5, 2020 - 7:44 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Just watched 4 Episodes of the late 50's TV Show ONE STEP BEYOND. Most enjoyable. Pre-TWILIGHT ZONE and perhaps even a lot better than many of those.

I saw the one set in 1912 where the lady who just married her english beau (Patrick Mcnee) has nightmares about drowning and then finds out that she is going on a Honeymoon Cruise on a big ticket liner called THE TITANIC.

Then the one where Mike Connors doing a pretty stereotypical "Whatsa matta you!" Italian accent plays a Circus Trapeze performer and has a sleazy wife who's also in the trapeze act and who his father doesn't like at all. One night before a performance, father and son have a fight over the girl and during the show that night Connors drops his father who becomes paralyzed. It of course has a supernatural twist near the end. Pretty amusing though.

The 3rd episode was about a little girl who's mother was killed in a car crash. Her and her hateful father come to move in with his sister and the girl finds solace in an neglected upstairs room inhabited by the spirits of 3 little girls who died there of a gas leak through the heating system. I enjoyed it very much and look for a very young and beautiful Joanne Linville as her aunt in the episode. Linville played the female Romulan Commander who has a little romance with Spock in "The Enterprise Incident" Episode of STAR TREK TOS. She also married director Mark Rydell in real life.

And the final episode was about a young pretty teacher who instructs foreign adults in English. A slightly deformed student has a crush on her and is upset when she doesn't feel the same way about him. He takes it really personal and feels she rejects him because of his looks. Soon she begins writing frantically on the chalk board in his language and the episode starts heading towards Twilight Zone territory. It's pretty good and a little creepy.

All in all a nice post Midnight viewing experience. I have subsequently ordered a 4 DVD Set of the Series which contains 50 episodes Brand New and Sealed on ebay.

Please share your thoughts on any of these episodes and the series itself.

Zoob

 
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