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by Markgway
08 Aug 2019, 01:03
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: I've just got banned from KFC!
Replies: 570
Views: 120535

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: 10054
Views: 747685

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: 570
Views: 120535

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: 10054
Views: 747685

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: 10054
Views: 747685

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: 570
Views: 120535

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: 570
Views: 120535

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: 10054
Views: 747685

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: 10054
Views: 747685

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: 570
Views: 120535

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: 570
Views: 120535

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: 570
Views: 120535

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: 10054
Views: 747685

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: 10054
Views: 747685

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: 10054
Views: 747685

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: 10054
Views: 747685

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: 10054
Views: 747685

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: 10054
Views: 747685

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.
by Markgway
20 Jul 2019, 23:42
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 10054
Views: 747685

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

Conduct Unbecoming (1975) **½
A young cavalryman is court-martialed for the assault of a war widow in 19th century India.
A bit stiff and theatrical, but good enough in places to be worth a look.
Distinguished cast.
by Markgway
14 Jul 2019, 11:57
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 10054
Views: 747685

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

Sibling Rivalry (1990) ** Black comedy farce never quite catches fire. The Lonely Guy (1984) **½ Contains some of the zaniness that marks Steve Martin's funniest movies, though it loses momentum quite often. Chato's Land (1971) **½ Quite good western with half-breed Charles Bronson playing second fi...
by Markgway
13 Jul 2019, 06:45
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 10054
Views: 747685

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

The Evil That Men Do (1983) **½
Pretty decent Bronson vehicle, gruesome in places.
by Markgway
12 Jul 2019, 10:45
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 10054
Views: 747685

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

Mr. Destiny (1990) **
Whimsical fantasy - a modern riff on It's a Wonderful Life - is uneven, but comes good at the end.
Only James Belushi fans may be that patient with it though.
by Markgway
11 Jul 2019, 17:32
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 10054
Views: 747685

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

Darkman (1990) **
Sam Raimi's mainstream debut is a corny, cartoonish revenge saga that wraps up a hammy Liam Neeson in bandages.
Style over substance then, but the director's trademark tricks are over the top, and the green screen terrible.
by Markgway
10 Jul 2019, 21:20
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 10054
Views: 747685

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

The Unknown Girl (2016) *½
Achingly slow French mystery. Conclusion just sort of happens and then it ends.