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Definitely Tarby

  • Monday 24th July 2017, 10:47pm
  • South South West, England
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I bought the Commitments 25 years anniversary DVD at the weekend for the extra features and it doesn't disappoint. Some of the behind the scenes documentories are from 2004 and are probably on other DVDs but I had never seen any of them and the 2016 25 years on documentory was the best. It's hard to believe that before the film none of the band members had any acting experience especially the band's manager. With the exception of some of the girls and of course Johnny Murphy.

By the time I got through all the extras it was time for bed but I still managed to watch the film. I just hope I didn't disturb the neighbours too much.

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Chappers

  • Tuesday 25th July 2017, 8:13pm
  • Surreyish., England
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I recently saw the current touring Commitments band.

Unfortunately the lead singer Andrew Strong was not with them; there were a couple from the film.

Of course the film was co-written by Clement and La Frenais, one of my favourite scriptwriting teams.

I haven't got the special DVD ( I don't think) but plan to watch it again soon.

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Chappers

  • Saturday 12th August 2017, 5:01pm
  • Surreyish., England
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Last night I watched Oklahoma! on BBC4 from the Proms.

As I was watching I thought it looked like Marcus Brigstock. I checked that it was him but also Belinda Laing who I hadn't recognised. When her character came back I looked and recognised her. She was playing the old woman with grey hair and a stooped back.

Both were really good among the operatic singers and dancers. A bit stretched out at nearly three hours but a good show overall.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Saturday 12th August 2017, 11:01pm
  • England
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Quote: Chappers @ 12th August 2017, 5:01 PM

Last night I watched Oklahoma! on BBC4 from the Proms.

As I was watching I thought it looked like Marcus Brigstock. I checked that it was him but also Belinda Laing who I hadn't recognised. When her character came back I looked and recognised her. She was playing the old woman with grey hair and a stooped back.

Both were really good among the operatic singers and dancers. A bit stretched out at nearly three hours but a good show overall.

No one can doubt your strong will. :S

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chipolata

  • Wednesday 15th May 2019, 6:42am
  • England
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Paris, Texas. Whenever I see Texas in films (it was the same with Hell or High Water), the bits with houses and buildings always looks a right shithole. But the bits when it's just brutal landscapes looks beautiful. Talking of beauty, young Nastassja Kinski was almost debilitating beautiful. :$

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Definitely Tarby

  • Friday 24th May 2019, 10:29pm
  • South South West, England
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Just watched Extras Christmas special which I never get bored of. Who is the woman in the Big Brother house who says her son was murdered? I can't work out if she is genuinely the parent of a murdered child or not and I recognise everyone else in the house except her.

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chipolata

  • Saturday 25th May 2019, 10:22am
  • England
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Quote: Definitely Tarby @ 24th May 2019, 10:29 PM

Just watched Extras Christmas special which I never get bored of. Who is the woman in the Big Brother house who says her son was murdered? I can't work out if she is genuinely the parent of a murdered child or not and I recognise everyone else in the house except her.

I don't know if she was a genuine contestant or not. I think when I watched it I just took it to be a fictional riff on people like Nasty Nick, who made up that his girlfriend died in a car crash to garner sympathy. Although I could very probably be wrong.

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Definitely Tarby

  • Saturday 25th May 2019, 7:13pm
  • South South West, England
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Quote: chipolata @ 25th May 2019, 10:22 AM

I don't know if she was a genuine contestant or not. I think when I watched it I just took it to be a fictional riff on people like Nasty Nick, who made up that his girlfriend died in a car crash to garner sympathy. Although I could very probably be wrong.

I think you're right and she was portraying someone who has become a celebrity for the wrong reasons.

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chipolata

  • Saturday 1st June 2019, 10:35pm
  • England
  • 29,414 posts

Con Air. As ever, its hard not to be awed by Nic Cage's awesome mullet.

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Briosaid

  • Saturday 1st June 2019, 11:01pm
  • Scotland
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Quote: chipolata @ 1st June 2019, 10:35 PM

Con Air. As ever, its hard not to be awed by Nic Cage's awesome mullet.

I love that film.

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zooo

  • Sunday 2nd June 2019, 8:12am
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,174 posts

And Steve Buscemi, playing a loveable paedo scamp.

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Rood Eye

  • Sunday 2nd June 2019, 11:49am [Edited]
  • England
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Quote: zooo @ 2nd June 2019, 8:12 AM

And Steve Buscemi, playing a loveable paedo scamp.

Now there's a couple of words you don't often see side-by-side. Laughing out loud

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A Horseradish

  • Sunday 2nd June 2019, 3:28pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
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I've just seen an amazingly stylish 1970s car parked on the next street. I used to know all the cars then but couldn't remember what it was and so was very surprised when I got closer to it to read that it was a Vauxhall Viva.

These were ten a penny in those days. Standard stuff and didn't leap out at all which goes to show how it all went downhill. I do think though current cars are slightly better than the ones that we had in the 1990s/early 2000s.

Cars have been like comedy's time line in that sense.

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chipolata

  • Sunday 2nd June 2019, 9:28pm
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Quote: zooo @ 2nd June 2019, 8:12 AM

And Steve Buscemi, playing a loveable paedo scamp.

I like that it's sort of a happy ending that this man who's killed over thirty people escapes at the end to enjoy himself in a casino.