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18 minutes ago, Daffy D said:

Agree he was thoroughly unlikeable, but that is the mark of a good actor, can play totally different roles and be believable. 


In the movie he looked just like that thread on here about him having put on weight with a beard and being unrecognizable. 


Wonder did he create that look for the movie or did he get the part because of the look :whistling:



Totally agree, and he is a very good actor, no doubt about it.


I read a review just recently and apparently he had to don a "fat suit" for that part in the movie, however having said that, it appears that he has put on a lot of weight anyway (something which he is prone to do).


And as a juxtaposition, I watched him in, "The Water Diviner" just last week and thought he was great.

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1 hour ago, xylophone said:

Watched the Russell Crowe movie "Unhinged" and if ever a movie made one hate a character, then this was it, because Crowe was thoroughly unlikeable, but overall I thought the movie was good.


Also watched "Untraceable" from a few years back, and that was very enjoyable.

I was just going to post about Unhinged.


A couple of weeks ago I watched "Alone", also a 2020 road rage movie (not to be confused with the 2020 horror movie of the same name), which I enjoyed. I have to say I didn't like "Unhinged" very much at all. While I agree that Russell Crowe's performance was superb in portraying a thoroughly unlikeable villain of the piece I found the character of the victim, Rachel Hunter (played by Caren Pistorius) to be too stupid to be believed throughout the movie. I'm quite happy to watch sci-fi or fantasy films but a thriller like this should, IMHO, have a thread of credibility to its plot, Unhinged lacked that credibility as far as I'm concerned.


Here's a review of "Alone", which references "Unhinged".....



Recently, I thoroughly trashed the Russell Crowe road-rage thriller Unhinged. It's poorly written, devoid of suspense, and incredibly mean-spirited. Alone is everything Unhinged should have been. Sure, it's a conventional thriller, but it's smart, suspenseful, and so scary and intense at times that it will rattle you.

Alone opens with the recently widowed Jessica (Jules Willcox) packing her stuff into a U-Haul and heading into the Pacific Northwest to start a new life. The first 30 minutes or so echo Steven Spielberg's Duel (1971) as Jessica is harassed on the road by a man (Marc Menchaca) in a jeep. Eventually, the driver of the jeep—a bespectacled, much-too-nice family-man type—kidnaps her, which leads to a cat-and-mouse foot chase through the wilderness. If the beginning of the movie is like Duel, the finale effectively borrows a few visual quotes from the John McTiernan/Arnold Schwarzenegger classic Predator from 1987.

Alone is a remake of the 2011 Swedish film Försvunnen, aka Gone, and is directed by John Hyams, son of filmmaker Peter Hyams (Capricorn One, 1986's Running Scared). Here, John Hyams really milks the tension by often having the camera creep around to see what is lurking in the background.

The two lead performances are terrific, too. Willcox plays up the vulnerability of the character as she is fighting for her life. Menchaca is a great villain. He makes the character's calm and cool demeanor come off as very chilling. This character is a terrifying version of the "Okily Dokily" neighbor Ned Flanders from The Simpsons, and it totally works."



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On 10/25/2020 at 1:10 AM, bobandyson said:

The Queen's Gambit. - Netflix.


Quite enjoyed this one even though I'm not into chess.



Story seems good but the lead actress freaks me out. I'm afraid her eyeballs will pop out any second. Scary.

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watched first episode of Queens Gambit, outstanding I thought, probably the drugs giving her those eyes? I wonder why it is that no woman will ever be world chess champion and have to have their own version?

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4 hours ago, xylophone said:

And as a juxtaposition, I watched him in, "The Water Diviner" just last week and thought he was great.

Yep!  :thumbsup:


juxtaposition  :w00t:   Had to Google....................

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Came across this the other day:-   Ross Kemp: Extreme World




There's 6 Series from 2011 to 2017.


I have only watched E6 from S2 , About how gangs in Kenya roam round beating and burning alive anyone presumed to be a "Bad Witch". These gangs also grab anyone suitable, especially albinos, and hack off body parts, while still alive, to grind down their bones from the hacked off limbs to make magic potions.

If the rest of his programs are as strong as this one, don't know if I'll watch any more as it was rather upsetting. 


Raw, great and different viewpoints. As objective as one can be.

I absolutely love this series. Ross Kemp, British investigative journalist, always keeps an open mind and is respectful to the people he is interviewing. There are great episodes and it is very good.

The topics have a wide range; from upcoming far right movements in Asia to the illegal immigrants in the US, He shoots straight and tells it like it is.

This also entails certain dangers but still he manages to pull it off and give even the hardest criminal some humanity. How do they get to this point? Why do they do this? Are there part of their lives that made them like this?

He also interviews the other side as well and shows that we are all human. He creates some much needed objectivity in an otherwise very biased news world.

Conclusion: A must watch documentary ( all of Ross Kemp's documentaries are great and top notch) for all who want to have the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.


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