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Old 5th February 2023, 08:05 PM
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Animal Instincts. 1992.

Married couple David and Joanna played by Maxwell Caulfield and Shannon Whirry seem to be happy except in the bedroom (it can happen to anyone) and leaves his wife frustrated. When he catches his wife in bed with the tv repairman (very 70s porn homage) he realises that his...Master Of Cermony has sprung into action once more and decide to spruce up the marriage.

David Carradine plays the down town mobster...Sorry legitimate business man who owns a decent strip club who gets wing of the couple's antics. Jan Michael Vincent as the new lead for mayor and gets caught up in other affairs.

I ain't gonna lie after the first 15 minutes of the film we get a bit of good bedroom action then nearly every 7 to 10 minutes after that. Don't worry guys there is a bit of girl on girl with Delia Sheppard. Outside the bedroom there is a decent plot of corruption and blackmail and a bit of playing two people against each other. Although John Saxon is credited he does turn up at the end in a small cameo role that shows he can bring a good character to the screen as always.

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Old 5th February 2023, 08:23 PM
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2 out of the 3 are good, that interview with Madonna's biographer was a little bit annoying, but the one from the producer was really interesting, and Kim was Kim Good package.
I only watched Kim's narrative on the film. I glanced at the producer one to watch at another time, same with the biographer. Both looked okay but obviously i didn't exactly watch them.
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Wild Things

A High School Teacher is accused of Rape but is proven innocent in Court. But there's more than meets the eye. Having a stellar cast that includes Kevin Bacon, Kevin Dillon, Denise Richards, Neve Campbell and Bill Murray, there is plenty of twists, turns and double crosses but it's not complicated and a very enjoyable watch.

Obviously there's a scene that gains most of the attention but this film is more than that.

Knock At The Cabin

A couple with their adoptive Daughter are held prisoner by 4 people who give them a ultimatum. Great performance from Dave Bautista but after a very promising trailer, it's rather boring and competitive.

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The twist at the end is either there isn't one or that they were right and there was a apocalypse. It's open to interpretation.


Morning Glory

Rachel McAdams is a young Producer of a struggling Morning TV Show so she enlists the services of a very reluctant Newsreader played by Harrison Ford. I rather enjoyed this Film, Ford is an absolute hoot, his facials when he's told that he had to take the job or be in breach of contract were amazing (It's like he had to take a film he didn't really want to do).
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Old 5th February 2023, 09:34 PM
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Morning Glory

Rachel McAdams is a young Producer of a struggling Morning TV Show so she enlists the services of a very reluctant Newsreader played by Harrison Ford. I rather enjoyed this Film, Ford is an absolute hoot, his facials when he's told that he had to take the job or be in breach of contract were amazing (It's like he had to take a film he didn't really want to do).
I too like Morning Glory. Harrison Ford seems so far out of his comfort zone doing comedy. It's not the same as delivering a quip as Han Solo or Indiana Jones
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Old 5th February 2023, 11:47 PM
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The Butterfly Room. 2012.

Barbara Steele proves she can still dominate the screen in this psychological chiller as Ann, a somewhat loner who has a collection of butterflies and forms a bond with neighbour Claudia and her daughter Julia and has a dark side.

Twice now I have seen this although Steele is a classic scream queen with horror this film seems to be all over place and can't really decide of it will be a great steady pace or just slow. As the film goes on and flips back and forth between past and present it does build up the tension and suspense pretty well and a secret is let out. Don't expect a major bloodbath with this, and a few cameos from other leading ladies from other horror films do show up.

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What a Carve Up. Pat Jackson. 1961.

Well where has this film been. I'd never even heard of this til recently but what a delight this was, even via the somewhat murky print I watched on YouTube.
Carry On regular Kenneth Connor plays Ernest Broughton, a jittery young chap who proofreads pulp horror paperbacks for a living and shares a London flat with his mate Sydney, fellow Carry On stalwart, the great Sid James.
When Ernest recieves the news that his Uncle Gabriel has died, he must travel to his remote ancestral home of Blackshaw Towers on the Yorkshire Moors to hear the reading of the will.
Now then. Let's just say, Donald Pleasance plays the family solicitor Mr Sloane, the great Michael Gough plays Fisk the Butler and the brilliant Michael Gwynn plays Malcolm Broughton one of the relatives (all at the very least eccentric) waiting to get their hands on the Broughton inheritance. This should give a good idea of what sort of story transpires. This is not a Carry On film, despite some daftness and a few particularly silly scenes (cats and suits of armour I'm looking at you) this is a film that recognises and respects it's inspirations. What a Carve Up is at heart an old dark house movie, taking its cue from such classics as James Whales masterpiece. Yes it's a comedy horror but it's not in the absurd sense that spoofs of the genre can often be, this walks a line, albeit probably more leading into comedy but far from being a mockery.
I really really enjoyed this, I watched it twice on my tablet in a log cabin in West Wales last week on hols and I look forward to rewatching on dvd shortly in what I'm hoping will be a better print.
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What a Carve Up. Pat Jackson. 1961.

Well where has this film been. I'd never even heard of this til recently but what a delight this was, even via the somewhat murky print I watched on YouTube.
Carry On regular Kenneth Connor plays Ernest Broughton, a jittery young chap who proofreads pulp horror paperbacks for a living and shares a London flat with his mate Sydney, fellow Carry On stalwart, the great Sid James.
When Ernest recieves the news that his Uncle Gabriel has died, he must travel to his remote ancestral home of Blackshaw Towers on the Yorkshire Moors to hear the reading of the will.
Now then. Let's just say, Donald Pleasance plays the family solicitor Mr Sloane, the great Michael Gough plays Fisk the Butler and the brilliant Michael Gwynn plays Malcolm Broughton one of the relatives (all at the very least eccentric) waiting to get their hands on the Broughton inheritance.
This should give a good idea of what sort of story transpires. This is not a Carry On film, despite some daftness and a few particularly silly scenes (cats and suits of armour I'm looking at you) this is a film that recognises and respects it's inspirations.
I really really enjoyed this, I watched it twice on a tablet in a log cabin in West Wales last week on hols and I look forward to rewarching on dvd shortly in what I'm hoping will be a better print.
Thanks to Demdike and I believe MrBarlow for bringing this one to my attention.

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Glad you enjoyed it Mr Harker, it is one of those rare forgotten classic films.
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Glad you enjoyed it Mr Harker, it is one of those rare forgotten classic films.
I adored it MrB. Always a joy when something I've never heard off turns up and endears itself like this did

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Really pleased you enjoyed What a Carve Up, JHarker.
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Really pleased you enjoyed What a Carve Up, JHarker.
I really did.

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