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Basil Radford - not to be confused with Basil Rathbone - was in a lot of 40s films, including one or two well-known ones - e.g. Passport To Pimlico. Naunton Wayne turned up later in The Titfield Thunderbolt.
 

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Basil Radford - not to be confused with Basil Rathbone - was in a lot of 40s films, including one or two well-known ones - e.g. Passport To Pimlico. Naunton Wayne turned up later in The Titfield Thunderbolt.
Yes , they were amusing as the deadpan cricket mad duo in the very few films I saw them in. More interested in the latest Test score than the fact that war had been declared !
 

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Overlord 2018. It’s D Day the sixth of June 1944 and a platoon of Americans are flown in on a mission to blow up a tower before the main invasion. I won’t give away what they find there some half an hour into the film to avoid spoiling it for others , but it ain’t only German soldiers.
Much better than I anticipated and well worth spending the 100 minutes on it. 7/10.
 

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If i had to agree with you we would both be wrong
Sat down earlier with nothing to watch so put on Duck Soup which I recorded the other night from the Talking Pictures channel.
My daughter had never heard of the Marx Brothers (understandable given her age) but after she heard the first few gags from Groucho she was in fits of laughter , didn't understand all the references of the jokes but fully enjoyed it as did I once again and now find myself looking for a box set of the films to watch A night at the Opera , Animal Crackers etc etc.
Comic geniuses to this day 9/10
 

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Sat down earlier with nothing to watch so put on Duck Soup which I recorded the other night from the Talking Pictures channel.
My daughter had never heard of the Marx Brothers (understandable given her age) but after she heard the first few gags from Groucho she was in fits of laughter , didn't understand all the references of the jokes but fully enjoyed it as did I once again and now find myself looking for a box set of the films to watch A night at the Opera , Animal Crackers etc etc.
Comic geniuses to this day 9/10
Ha, did exactly the same this afternoon. The mirror scene is a classic.
 

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Green Book: Story of Don Shirley, A black classical and jazz pianist on a tour of the Deep South in 1960's America withTony Lip, Who was employed to drive him on tour, Lip was a bouncer in New York and a tough guy and the film shows both men trying to get along with each other and with the backdrop of racism it is a really interesting story. If the scenes are realistic then to be Black, in the South, in the 60's was not easy. Shirley played these concerts to the people who were biggoted and he couldn't even eat or stay in the same places as the people who came to see him play because he was black! A very good film and a Oscar winner that is actually worth watching. 8/10
 

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I remember reading once that her confusion was absolutely genuine! :)
"In most of her interviews and press profiles, Dumont preserved the myth of her on-screen character: the wealthy, regal woman who never quite understood the jokes. However, in a 1942 interview with the World Wide Features press syndicate, Dumont said, "Scriptwriters build up to a laugh, but they don't allow any pause for it. That's where I come in. I ad lib—it doesn't matter what I say—just to kill a few seconds so you can enjoy the gag. I have to sense when the big laughs will come and fill in, or the audience will drown out the next gag with its own laughter... I'm not a stooge, I'm a straight lady. There's an art to playing straight. You must build up your man, but never top him, never steal the laughs from him."
For decades, film critics and historians have theorized that because Dumont never broke character or smiled at Groucho's jokes, she did not "get" the Marxes' humor. On the contrary, Dumont, a seasoned stage professional, maintained her "straight" appearance to enhance the Marxes' comedy. In 1965, shortly before Dumont's death, The Hollywood Palace featured a recreation of "Hooray for Captain Spaulding" (from the Marxes' 1930 film Animal Crackers) in which Dumont can be seen laughing at Groucho's ad-libs — proving that she got the jokes.
 

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Tex (1982) Starring Matt Dillon, Jim Meltzer and Meg Tilly

Two young brothers from Oklahoma who's mother has died and are saddled with a useless and often absent father, struggle to make ends meet.

The film had good reviews when it first came out but I just watched and watched until it said "The End." 6/10
 

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Watched Jumanji over the weekend. This was the 2017 one, I've never seen the one with Robin Williams in. 4 school kids end up in detention where they find the old Jumanji game and get sucked into it. Nerdy boy becomes tough guy hero the Rock, Jock (American) footballer becomes his sidekick (Kevin Hart), nerdy girl becomes kick ass beauty (Karen Gillan - pretty much my reason for watching the film in the first place) and pretty, shallow girl becomes tubby middle aged man (Jack Black). Lots of comedy ensues with some proper laugh out loud moments as the team gets used to their new dynamic and the change of physical characteristics that they have encountered.

Of course they realise that they have to get along and work together to beat the game and return to the real world, but it wasn't too shmaltzy and the casting was really good. 9/10
 
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