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Rood Eye

  • Thursday 5th September 2019, 1:22pm [Edited]
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It's a beautifully-written, very funny script and a beautifully-produced film and a lot of people are going to love it. However, I suspect a great many others all over the world are going to take a dim view.

In historical and psychological terms, sometimes 80 or 90 years ago can seem pretty much like 'last week'.

I think we might be in for a bit of controversy.

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Chappers

  • Thursday 5th September 2019, 10:47pm
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That looks great. Shades of Allo Allo.

Is it on Fox only though?

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Lazzard

  • Friday 6th September 2019, 9:54am
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Quote: Chappers @ 5th September 2019, 10:47 PM

That looks great. Shades of Allo Allo.

Is it on Fox only though?

General release, I think.
And I'm hoping more "Springtime for Hitler" than "Allo Allo"!

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Firkin

  • Friday 6th September 2019, 10:33am [Edited]
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It does seem to have a Mel Brooks farcical parody feel to it. Looks great.

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Rood Eye

  • Friday 6th September 2019, 7:44pm [Edited]
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Quote: Lazzard @ 6th September 2019, 9:54 AM

I'm hoping more "Springtime for Hitler" than "Allo Allo"!

I'm afraid you're hoping in vain, Laz.

It's truly a comedy-drama: the comedy is very funny, the drama hard-hitting.

And, believe me, when it hits you - you'll know you've been hit.

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chipolata

  • Friday 6th September 2019, 7:56pm
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High hopes for this. Taiki Waititi has a great pedigree when it comes to comedy and this looks a lot of fun.

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Lazzard

  • Saturday 7th September 2019, 10:57am [Edited]
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Quote: Rood Eye @ 6th September 2019, 7:44 PM

I'm afraid you're hoping in vain, Laz.

It's truly a comedy-drama: the comedy is very funny, the drama hard-hitting.

And, believe me, when it hits you - you'll know you've been hit.

Good, I'm all for that.

Oh, and how come you got to see it?
It's not released until Oct 18th - and that's in America.
Us mere UK-based mortals don't get it till next year.
In fact it's not even played at festivals yet...

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Chappers

  • Sunday 8th September 2019, 10:51pm
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Quote: Lazzard @ 7th September 2019, 10:57 AM

Good, I'm all for that.

Oh, and how come you got to see it?
It's not released until Oct 18th - and that's in America.
Us mere UK-based mortals don't get it till next year.
In fact it's not even played at festivals yet...

He's psychic.

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Rood Eye

  • Sunday 8th September 2019, 11:47pm
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Sorry, I missed the question.

The answer is that I have friends in low places.

In any event, I think JoJo Rabbit is going to set the cinema-going world alight.

However good you think it might be, it's better!

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Lazzard

  • Monday 9th September 2019, 10:44am
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That was a very weird answer.

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Chappers

  • Tuesday 10th September 2019, 11:28pm
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Quote: Firkin @ 10th September 2019, 12:53 PM

The reviews are out, bit of polarity going on. The Guardian was offended 2/5 (as was Germany) but others love it.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2584384/

The Grauniad have no sense of humour. Unless it's completely PC.

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chipolata

  • Wednesday 11th September 2019, 9:31am [Edited]
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Quote: Chappers @ 10th September 2019, 11:28 PM

The Grauniad have no sense of humour. Unless it's completely PC.

Ironically, if anything, The Guardian didn't think it was extreme or offensive enough. This is a quote from their review:

"It's oddly safe, given the subject matter, and the humour is similarly sanitised."

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Firkin

  • Wednesday 11th September 2019, 9:56am [Edited]
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Good point chip, I retract the word "offended", but I stand resolute by all the other words. Being dyslexic I fear the Grauniad, it's like they're mocking me.