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by Markgway
Yesterday, 14:15
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9908
Views: 662438

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

I feel the polar opposite.

I really like Nicholson's Jack, loathe his Joker. :D

Even though I don't care for The Dark Knight, Heath Ledger was a much better Joker.

Don't get me started on the pistol thing! Yeesh!
by Markgway
19 Aug 2019, 15:24
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9908
Views: 662438

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Batman (1989) ** The first 35 minutes are superb... smart and stylish with a wonderful Gothic aesthetic and menacing air. And then something horrible happens. The Joker appears and with that it seems as though all of the talented people who made the opening act were replaced by muddled incompetents....
by Markgway
19 Aug 2019, 14:58
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9908
Views: 662438

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Doctor Strange (2016) **½
Follows the Marvel template and adheres to its universe rules, which may be a good thing or bad depending on your point of view.
If you like large scale visual effects, and have a tolerance for pretentious mumbo-jumbo, there's plenty of imagination and ideas on display.
by Markgway
13 Aug 2019, 11:14
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: I've just got banned from KFC!
Replies: 560
Views: 103204

Re: I've just got banned from KFC!

Amazing, really. I bet it's not been closed for fear of accusations of homophobia. Because as we know that's all gay people do is fist each other. ;)
by Markgway
11 Aug 2019, 00:29
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9908
Views: 662438

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Pump Up the Volume (1990) ***
Teenage nerd adopts shock jock radio personality to expose high school hypocrisy.
Imperfect, to be sure, but ballsy, potent, and relevant still.
Made when Christian Slater was the coolest new talent on the block.
by Markgway
09 Aug 2019, 01:41
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9908
Views: 662438

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Murder at 1600 (1997) **½
Wesley Snipes is a cigar-chomping DC cop, Diane Lane is the Secret Service's most attractive agent in this enjoyable, if convoluted mystery thriller.
by Markgway
08 Aug 2019, 11:15
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: I've just got banned from KFC!
Replies: 560
Views: 103204

Re: I've just got banned from KFC!

The discussion in the CRUISING topic has turned to '(anal) fisting'.

I wonder how long that'll last?! :D
by Markgway
08 Aug 2019, 01:03
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: I've just got banned from KFC!
Replies: 560
Views: 103204

Re: I've just got banned from KFC!

Yeah, I'm staying out of the Movies forum. Between the mods/censors and the Social Justice Warriors (TM) it's a minefield. Part of the problem for me is that you can get banned for things that aren't offensive. Thus, it's really impossible to know what's going to upset which (anonymous) mod? All it ...
by Markgway
07 Aug 2019, 03:36
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9908
Views: 662438

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Dead Again (1991) ***
Stylish noir-mystery from Kenneth Brannagh.

What About Bob? (1991) ***
Funny comedy with Bill Murray and (an hilarious) Richard Dreyfuss.
by Markgway
04 Aug 2019, 17:54
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: I've just got banned from KFC!
Replies: 560
Views: 103204

Re: I've just got banned from KFC!

Well, there you go. When my ban is up I will return, but may not participate in any future debate. Bluray.com is not a place for debate, it's a place for following simple-minded rules and droning on about slipcases. In fact, I'd ban anyone who moans about slipcases... but wait, that's a bit fascist,...
by Markgway
04 Aug 2019, 04:59
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9908
Views: 662438

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Inglourious Basterds (2009) **½ Very uneven epic from Quentin Tarantino is 70% of a really good movie; an old-fashioned WW2 spy thriller executed with intelligence and flair. Unfortunately, the remaining 30% is pretty poor; an explicitly bloody boy's own adventure that concentrates on Brad Pitt and ...
by Markgway
03 Aug 2019, 15:14
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9908
Views: 662438

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

I haven't seen Weird Science since I was a teenager. Was thinking about picking it up with Sixteen Candles as soon as they hit the next Arrow sale. Better lower my expectations (which actually aren't that high).
by Markgway
03 Aug 2019, 15:10
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: I've just got banned from KFC!
Replies: 560
Views: 103204

Re: I've just got banned from KFC!

Yes, on the whole Bluray.com is an excellent site, but that's a bit like saying China is a great country, so who cares if a few pro-democracy journalists disappear? The forum, though useful, is fundamentally flawed, and run like a fascist state. Fact is, I don't know who banned me, and have no right...
by Markgway
02 Aug 2019, 19:25
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: I've just got banned from KFC!
Replies: 560
Views: 103204

Re: I've just got banned from KFC!

Some of the mods on that site are self-important arseholes who think the power to ban people on a whim makes them big cheeses. The rules are ridiculously strict and almost never applied equally or fairly. And you can't even complain or appeal because they do the banning anonymously and cut off your ...
by Markgway
02 Aug 2019, 05:34
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9908
Views: 662438

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Other People's Money (1991) **½
Danny DeVito is on target as 'Larry the Liquidator', but Norman Jewison's comedy-drama lacks punch.
by Markgway
02 Aug 2019, 03:31
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9908
Views: 662438

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Another 48 Hrs. (1990) **½ A sequel that slavishly copies the original, but still manages to entertain. Works better as an action movie than a comedy. She's Funny That Way (2015) **½ Woody Allen-esque farce from Peter Bogdanovich. Runs out of steam, but is really good for about an hour. Imogen Poots...
by Markgway
01 Aug 2019, 18:37
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: I've just got banned from KFC!
Replies: 560
Views: 103204

Re: I've just got banned from KFC!

Oh, and I was banned without warning.

In most cases a mod wades in to advise posters that a topic has gone off-topic and any further posts may results in bans.

That didn't happen here.

I was targeted under the radar.
by Markgway
01 Aug 2019, 16:05
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: I've just got banned from KFC!
Replies: 560
Views: 103204

Re: I've just got banned from KFC!

P.S. When you're banned you can't even look at the forum let alone access your PMs.

So... I used another browser and Backwards Jim's posts have now been deleted, too. But they weren't until I complained.

Oh, and he was not banned. In fact, only I was. Fair? What do you think?
by Markgway
01 Aug 2019, 15:54
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: I've just got banned from KFC!
Replies: 560
Views: 103204

Re: I've just got banned from KFC!

Just got banned from bluray.com! Third time's a charm (and each time it's been bullshit!) "You have been banned for the following reason: When you say "I'll say no more" but keep going, that's a tip-off. Stop trolling and pretending it's just ordinary posting. If this forum's moderation isn't to you...
by Markgway
31 Jul 2019, 04:46
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9908
Views: 662438

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Necessary Roughness (1991) **½
Amiable sports comedy with good cast, some laughs, and loads of predictability.
Pretty much ignored in the UK, but turned into a TV series in the US.
by Markgway
30 Jul 2019, 08:43
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9908
Views: 662438

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Company Business (1990) **
Post-cold war spy thriller has the right ingredients, but the tone is uneven, the plot messy, and the ending rushed.
by Markgway
29 Jul 2019, 01:32
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9908
Views: 662438

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Switch (1991) **
Male chauvinist is murdered, reincarnated as a feisty woman.
Blake Edwards farce isn't terribly funny, but is just odd enough to keep one watching.
Surprisingly poignant conclusion suggests a better movie.
Ellen Barkin fans may rate this one higher.
by Markgway
27 Jul 2019, 14:49
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9908
Views: 662438

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Frankenstein Unbound (1990) *½
Hilariously bad attempt to modernise the monster legend.
What was Roger Corman thinking?
by Markgway
24 Jul 2019, 20:53
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9908
Views: 662438

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Salvador (1985) ***
Powerful political drama is Oliver Stone's comfort zone, and if you can get thru an off-putting opening act, this is essential viewing for his admirers.
by Markgway
22 Jul 2019, 08:38
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9908
Views: 662438

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

The Hit List (2010) **
Thriller has potential, but can't escape its DTV trappings.