Cult Labs

Go Back   Cult Labs > Film Discussions > General Film Discussions

Like Tree384Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #141  
Old 27th September 2023, 08:50 PM
Demoncrat's Avatar
Cult Veteran
Good Trader
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: summerisle
Blog Entries: 21
Default

Cool It Carol (1970, Pete Walker)

London. It's all happening, if you know where to look.
Two bumpkins travel to the big smoke in search of new horizons. What they find isn't on any map ahem. Whilst the boy flounders, the girl finds that city folk can be very hospitable ahem.
Falling in with some shady sorts, they find work is where you find it.
Tis all a bit twee in the end, but I chose to see this in a positive light.
__________________



"... the days ahead will be filled with struggle ... and coated in marzipan ... "
Reply With Quote
  #142  
Old 1st October 2023, 11:03 AM
Demoncrat's Avatar
Cult Veteran
Good Trader
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: summerisle
Blog Entries: 21
Default

I needed cheering up after that Insidious tat, so stuck on

Carry On Cowboy


Being the tale of mistaken identity and revenge set in the Old West, or Surrey etc ahem, with most of the usual crew propping up that saloon bar y'all
Never a favourite whilst growing up, I've grown to love their mosey into this particular genre, the earlier ones did pay more attention to detail and it pays off. Hawtrey guzzling "firewater" somewhat bittersweet ahem. Pertwee again makes the most of his cameo role.
__________________



"... the days ahead will be filled with struggle ... and coated in marzipan ... "
Reply With Quote
  #143  
Old 28th October 2023, 09:57 PM
Demoncrat's Avatar
Cult Veteran
Good Trader
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: summerisle
Blog Entries: 21
Default

Psychopaths (2010, Jason Impey)

Somewhat inspired by QT, this vile little thing (76 min) would not get made as is today no sir, don't think so ...

Two nutters escape from jail. The filth are on their tail.
That's it. Every third word is the c word, it was obviously filmed on the director's "manor" so to speak, aaaaand the acting is sub par across the board.
Lemons!
__________________



"... the days ahead will be filled with struggle ... and coated in marzipan ... "
Reply With Quote
  #144  
Old 30th October 2023, 10:41 PM
Demoncrat's Avatar
Cult Veteran
Good Trader
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: summerisle
Blog Entries: 21
Default

New Town Killers (2008, Richard Jobson)

Always wanted to see this.
A young man is offered entry into an unusual "game", a version of hide and seek ... with a sting in the tail.
Family pressures force his hand, and he accepts.
What follows ... isn't quite as cute as it thinks it is. Dougray Scott does well with what he has, and Karen Gillan pops up in an early bit part. It was fun spotting bits of Edinburgh certainly, and it didn't outstay its welcome, but whether I'll return to it ... hmmm.
__________________



"... the days ahead will be filled with struggle ... and coated in marzipan ... "
Reply With Quote
  #145  
Old 30th October 2023, 11:19 PM
Demdike@Cult Labs's Avatar
Cult King
Cult Labs Radio Contributor
Senior Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Lancashire
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Demoncrat View Post
New Town Killers (2008, Richard Jobson)
Is that the broadcaster Richard Jobson?
Demoncrat likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #146  
Old 31st October 2023, 08:34 AM
Demoncrat's Avatar
Cult Veteran
Good Trader
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: summerisle
Blog Entries: 21
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs View Post
Is that the broadcaster Richard Jobson?
I knew him as the singer from the Skids/ Armoury Show. I know he did some poetry for a while ....
__________________



"... the days ahead will be filled with struggle ... and coated in marzipan ... "
Reply With Quote
  #147  
Old 18th November 2023, 09:44 AM
Demoncrat's Avatar
Cult Veteran
Good Trader
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: summerisle
Blog Entries: 21
Default

A Haunting In Sherwood (Richard Mansefield)

Another housebound adventure, this time was slightly more effective than the last effort of his that I perused. An investigator is given an unusual task that is outwith his standard remit. What he finds isn't on any manual. Not the worst thing that I've seen this year. Basically a three hander, I did stick with it mainly to see if the cats the chap under investigation had would "play along"
Ahem.
__________________



"... the days ahead will be filled with struggle ... and coated in marzipan ... "
Reply With Quote
  #148  
Old 20th November 2023, 10:27 PM
Demoncrat's Avatar
Cult Veteran
Good Trader
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: summerisle
Blog Entries: 21
Default

Comfort & Joy (1984, Bill Forsyth)

Revisiting this one is always a gateway to many memories. The initial loathing for it as it did not float my boat in the way his other films had, callow demon was very stroppy harumph, the eventual rediscovery through the vhs and now I have it on BD. Full circle?
A disc jockey finds more than extra sauce when he stops to buy some ice cream to commiserate being dumped. Based on a slightly more violent real life case, this is probably the high point of the director's "grounded whimsy" worldview. The cast all play their part, though some performances convince more than others ahem.
__________________



"... the days ahead will be filled with struggle ... and coated in marzipan ... "

Last edited by Demoncrat; 21st November 2023 at 08:48 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #149  
Old 27th November 2023, 05:42 PM
Demoncrat's Avatar
Cult Veteran
Good Trader
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: summerisle
Blog Entries: 21
Default

Round to mates again and he had sprung for the Michael J. Murphy set.
Picking two completely at random, we ended up with ...

Bloodstream (1985) and
Road To Nowhere (1993)

The former being the tale of a "jilted" director who plots his revenge with an accomplice. Decent enough, though the acting was a bit ropey in places.
Was more impressed with the latter, a holidaying couple find they have some extra guests when an escaped nutter sets up camp in their abode. Somewhat sleazier than the first, this one held our attention more readily.

Both films were made competently enough imho.
__________________



"... the days ahead will be filled with struggle ... and coated in marzipan ... "
Reply With Quote
  #150  
Old 27th November 2023, 06:23 PM
Demdike@Cult Labs's Avatar
Cult King
Cult Labs Radio Contributor
Senior Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Lancashire
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Demoncrat View Post
Round to mates again and he had sprung for the Michael J. Murphy set.
Picking two completely at random, we ended up with ...

Bloodstream (1985) and
Road To Nowhere (1993)

The former being the tale of a "jilted" director who plots his revenge with an accomplice. Decent enough, though the acting was a bit ropey in places.
Was more impressed with the latter, a holidaying couple find they have some extra guests when an escaped nutter sets up camp in their abode. Somewhat sleazier than the first, this one held our attention more readily.

Both films were made competently enough imho.
What were the prints like?
Demoncrat likes this.
Reply With Quote
Reply  

Like this? Share it using the links below!

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



Our goal is to keep Cult Labs friendly. If you feel discouraged from posting by certain members' behaviour then you can e-mail us in complete confidence.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
All forum posts are contributed by members of the site; Cult Labs cannot take responsibility for all content posted on the site. If you have an issue with content posted on the site please click the 'report post' button.
Copyright © 2014 Cult Laboratories Ltd. All rights reserved.