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'The Final Programme' (1973)

Set in a dystopian future - the end of the world is approaching and scientists are attempting to generate a self-regenerating, hybrid, super-intelligent cloned creature to repopulate the earth. Directed by Robert Fuest who also directd the 'Dr Phibes' films.

Jon Finch plays the lead character: Imagine a remake of 'Jason King' with Johnny Depp in the title role (basing his portrayal on watching old videos of Marc Bolan).
 
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I just finished, "Hyde Park on Hudson". Amazing film, even though it's more of a filmed play than any reliable depiction of history...

I was less enthusiastic about the movie than you as I felt the plot sort of lost its way (and it wasn't a strong one to start) and the director over-pounded certain points home - I think we all got that the hotdog was a metaphor for American egalitarianism versus the British class system long before the director kept making his point. That said, the period details were incredibly enjoyable (clothes, that house, the cars, etc.) and, once again, Bill Murray showed that he is a very talented and versatile actor (not something I would have thought about him during the peak of his fame in the 1980s).
 

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"Dispicable Me 2" - B-minus - Enjoyable... not as enjoyable as the first, but these animation hits tend to run that way. Was anyone watching by the time we got to "Shrek 4"? I didn't think so. Still I enjoyed it.. laughed some... smiled some... I've done a lot worse.

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I was less enthusiastic about the movie than you as I felt the plot sort of lost its way (and it wasn't a strong one to start) and the director over-pounded certain points home - I think we all got that the hotdog was a metaphor for American egalitarianism versus the British class system long before the director kept making his point. That said, the period details were incredibly enjoyable (clothes, that house, the cars, etc.) and, once again, Bill Murray showed that he is a very talented and versatile actor (not something I would have thought about him during the peak of his fame in the 1980s).

I have to agree: I thought this film was wildly overpraised. Bill Murray and Oliva Williams were very good as usual, but Laura Linney was terrible - something I've never said about any of her other performances. It's not really her fault: the script gave her little to do besides look pained and give presidential handjobs. And I didn't like the portrayal of the King and Queen: I suspect that the script was rewritten after the mega-success of The King's Speech to play up his speech impediment and remind us of Colin Firth's performance.

I thought it pretty much failed both as history and as drama, though it certainly looked good.
 

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I like how they did a lot more with Brick in this one than in the first movie. :)

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I liked the second one a lot better. It was funnier in my opinion. I'd go see it again! :)
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I was less enthusiastic about the movie than you as I felt the plot sort of lost its way (and it wasn't a strong one to start) and the director over-pounded certain points home - I think we all got that the hotdog was a metaphor for American egalitarianism versus the British class system long before the director kept making his point. That said, the period details were incredibly enjoyable (clothes, that house, the cars, etc.) and, once again, Bill Murray showed that he is a very talented and versatile actor (not something I would have thought about him during the peak of his fame in the 1980s).
Fair enough. I do agree about the hotdog thing, but that said, I could imagine the royals constantly talking about it to that level, at that moment.
Talk about the hype of the film means nothing to do me as I don't recall ever hearing any. I just wanted to see Murray's portrayal of FDR.
The whole thing about the 'retirment house' sort of confused me, or maybe I was watching it so late at night I wasn't firing on all cylinders, but I sort of got lost in that sequence where she goes up to the house on her own and everyone seemed to be there already. that just felt.... odd to me.
I'd love to read more about the Royal visit to the area in regards to how accurate that was. Sure didn't seem like they had any handlers or strap-hangers with them, which really seemed odd to me.
I still liked the movie.
 

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"The Lady In The Lake" - C+ - Not my fave Phillip Marlowe tale by any means BUT I'd never seen it before and loved it. Bad, BAD women in beautiful dresses, crooked cops, nasty villains. NOT a fan of the "first person" perspective but I've seen worse.

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Fair enough. I do agree about the hotdog thing, but that said, I could imagine the royals constantly talking about it to that level, at that moment.
Talk about the hype of the film means nothing to do me as I don't recall ever hearing any. I just wanted to see Murray's portrayal of FDR.
The whole thing about the 'retirment house' sort of confused me, or maybe I was watching it so late at night I wasn't firing on all cylinders, but I sort of got lost in that sequence where she goes up to the house on her own and everyone seemed to be there already. that just felt.... odd to me.
I'd love to read more about the Royal visit to the area in regards to how accurate that was. Sure didn't seem like they had any handlers or strap-hangers with them, which really seemed odd to me.
I still liked the movie.

I think we are close in our opinion - interesting historical occurrence, some incredible period sets, but a confusing and weak plot that, nevertheless, has encouraged me to learn more about the Royal's visit. And despite my carping, I did enjoy it, but more for Murray's performance, the (addled) history and the sets.
 
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"The Lady In The Lake" - C+ - Not my fave Phillip Marlowe tale by any means BUT I'd never seen it before and loved it. Bad, BAD women in beautiful dresses, crooked cops, nasty villains. NOT a fan of the "first person" perspective but I've seen worse.

Worf

I channeled surfed my way into it last night and had something else to do so only caught about ten minutes of it, but while it seemed interesting, the first person narrative appeared forced. That said, based on your recommendation, I will give it a full try the next time it comes on. It was fun to see Robert Montgomery not in one of his 8000 1930s I'm a rich guy / poor guy marrying a rich girl / poor girl (whichever is the opposite of my social / economic position) movies.
 

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I channeled surfed my way into it last night and had something else to do so only caught about ten minutes of it, but while it seemed interesting, the first person narrative appeared forced. That said, based on your recommendation, I will give it a full try the next time it comes on. It was fun to see Robert Montgomery not in one of his 8000 1930s I'm a rich guy / poor guy marrying a rich girl / poor girl (whichever is the opposite of my social / economic position) movies.

Funny I only remember him from my fave war film of all time "They Were Expendable"! He does some grand, understated acting in that one. John Ford's finest.

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Just watched His Girl Friday this afternoon, and It happened one night this morning. I am at home today dealing with a broken boiler, no heat in this deep freeze is no good whatever.
 

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