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by ladams888
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Red Joan
Replies: 16
Views: 707

Red Joan

Saw this in Wimbledon Odeon. Judi Dench plays the present-time elderly Joan arrested for spying over fifty years after the event. Sophie Cookson plays the younger Joan – a naïve and idealistic physics student at Cambridge in the 1930s. It is here that she meets and falls in love with Leo (played by ...
by ladams888
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Wild Rose
Replies: 10
Views: 689

Re: Wild Rose

Saw this today at Wimbledon Odeon. As usual, I hadn’t read anything about it beforehand. Had I known beforehand that it was about Country (note – not Country and Western) music, I might have given it a miss. It turned out to be an entertaining film about the struggles a newly released prisoner (Rose...
by ladams888
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: The Keeper
Replies: 19
Views: 810

Re: The Keeper

Saw this in Wimbledon Odeon tonight. As usual, I didn’t know anything about this film beforehand. Had I known it was anything to do with football, I might not have gone – but that would have been a big mistake. The film was a biography of Bert Trautmann, a German paratrooper who was captured during ...
by ladams888
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Second Act
Replies: 6
Views: 574

Second Act

Saw this in Kingston Odeon. The story of a woman who found that she could not progress in her career as she had no qualifications and who then suddenly found her dream job when she provided a fake CV. The acting was pretty poor (it starred Jennifer Lopez – need I say more?), the plot was unrealistic...
by ladams888
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Glass
Replies: 22
Views: 1884

Re: Glass

Saw this at the Odeon, Tottenham Court Road (less than half-full). Thought it was pretty terrible. A confusing, pretentious, self-indulgent, contrived mish-mash of a plot, loosely linked to the first two parts of this “trilogy”, Unbreakable and Split. I say loosely because at the time I had no idea ...
by ladams888
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Instant Family
Replies: 23
Views: 1722

Re: Instant Family

Saw this in a half-full Wimbledon Odeon. A predictable, light-hearted comedy, starring Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne, about the trials and tribulations of adopting older kids. It won’t win any awards and will probably find itself on Netflix within six months, but it’s an OK Sunday afternoon watch whe...
by ladams888
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Green Book
Replies: 36
Views: 2644

Re: Green Book

Saw this at Wimbledon Odeon last night. Knew nothing about this film when we went in - apart from the fact that it starred Viggo Mortensen. I didn't even recognise him at first as he had piled on 45lbs for the role. In essence the film was a bit like Driving Miss Daisy - but in reverse, where Tony V...
by ladams888
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Colette
Replies: 10
Views: 1063


Saw this in Wimbledon Odeon yesterday. I’m not Keira Knightley’s biggest fan, finding her acting a bit insipid, so I wasn’t holding out much hope. I found, however that she was perfectly cast and was very believable as the young pigtailed country girl, Gabrielle. We watched how Gabrielle got married...
by ladams888
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Fantastic Beasts 2
Replies: 20
Views: 2281

Re: Fantastic Beasts 2

The 3D was excellent, as was the CGI. Loved all of the creatures. However the film was a confusing mish-mash – the trailer was better than the film. A case of style over substance. Harry Potter fans will love it - however I didn't. As usual, Kingston Odeon was very disorganised. The queue stretched ...
by ladams888
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Overlord
Replies: 7
Views: 768

Re: Overlord

Saw this at Kingston Odeon. Not knowing anything about it, I thought it was going to be a war film, in fact it was a terrible zombie pseudo-horror film. The beginning was good, but as soon as they got to the French village it all went rapidly downhill. I feel as if I have wasted two hours of my life...