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The Favourite from C4HD - great performances, dialogue and it looks fantastic - music occasionally a bit jarring though, and it felt as though the plot gradually wilted. Glad I've seen it, but contrary to expectation, not one I'll be buying.
 

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Dark Water - a J-horror from a few years ago. Probably better described as creepy than a horror - good but not great.

Watchmen - having re-read it and watched the excellent mini-series recently. Looks great, misses too much, but rather better than I remembered it.

The Meaning of Life - messy and patchy, but I have a lot of affection for it.
 

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The Dirty Dozen -- DVD -- questionable plot, questionable ethics and some questionable performances but still manages to entertain.
 

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Cool Runnings on blu ray. A pity John Candy died so early - I think there was a better actor in him than tended to be seen. I don't go for much in the way of feelgood, but this always gets me.
 

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Re #164. Not sure I'd recommend installing apps from somewhere other than reputable app stores. Also it seems to distribute subscription channels without the required subscription, so its legitimacy may be dubious.
 
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The Lovely Bones on blu ray - springing This Mortal Coil's version of Song to the Siren, a song I've loved since I was a teenager - at a particularly emotive point is a bit cruel. Not a dry eye in the room...

Not an easy watch, but a great film. EDIT: I'm surprised to see how badly it's rated at Rotten Tomatoes etc.
 
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Silent Running, on Geman blu ray. Awful music and a bit simplistic, but a great performance from Bruce Dern, and interesting to see how much of Douglas Trumball's effects evolved into use in other things.

I was confused - thought Trumball had been involved with Alien - there are several things that are reminiscent in terms of design - the detonators are very similar to the self destruct systems on the Nostromo. Homage, maybe?
 
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Revolt -- DVD -- obscure sci-fi made in Africa on a low-ish budget. Marmite audience response and lots of flaws even for those who enjoyed it (e.g. me) but still impressive in many ways.
 

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