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    There is swearing but not as much imo as you can get on tv nowadays e.g. in the recent series on the Hatton Garden robbery as an example. The sex is brief I thought and fairly tame by today's standards. The drugs clearly play a part but again it is not difficult to watch. I recently saw the film with Olivia Colman playing Queen Anne which I hated (name escapes me just now ). I found that vulgar and gratuitous swearing and sex with limited relevance to the story. We know Elton's life is not angelic but I didn't feel it was excessive. The cinematography and music scenes are what I remember. Each to our own though
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    I went to see Rocketman yesterday and I was really worried given Elizabeth's statement but I didn't find it that bad at all. And I loved the rest of the film - I was very sceptical about Taron doing all the singing but it really worked and I loved how they changed up the songs and arrangements, loved all the musical fantasy elements. What I don't like is them changing facts. His surname came from Long John Baldry NOT John Lennon. Hmmmm. I know why they made the change but I still don't think they need to. Also, some of it reminded me of Bo Rhap e.g. the first meeting with the record exec being negative, etc. There were a couple of cheesy bits: Elton as a kid bursting into song outside his childhood home but I got used to that format quickly and it actually worked really well in the rest of the movie. Also I don't think the bit with Elton's wife was handled properly either. However, I loved how much Bernie Taupin was featured - it was really a love song to him in the end imho. Just like with the members of Queen you really felt the love and respect between them. And I'm so glad Elton made it and didn't go the same way as Freddie; he really did so much with his life esp. the AIDS fundraising and awareness.
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    I'm just back from seeing a documentry film on John McEnroe. I'm not a particular fan either now or then - in fact hated him back in the day when I was a child but I think many of you would enjoy the film. A good analysis of the mind of a player not just him. I've attached a link https://youtu.be/bLCD5Fl_nY4

    I saw it at an arty cinema and I think it actually came out last year but no doubt will be on tv at some point.
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    Two weeks ago, I went with my sister to see The Current War. I'd already heard about it not getting good reviews. The woman gave us our tickets and claimed they were for the second row. In fact, they were front row tickets and we had to strain our necks to watch the film. Also, while we sat there, I could feel a cold draught coming through the bottom of the screen. My sister later told me that she'd felt it as well. The camera work was dodgy in some scenes, as it looked like the camera had been hand held with a shaky hand. It felt a bit glossed over on the story of Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse. It felt like 'here are three men playing three famous men and this is what they did'.

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    Saw Blinded by the Light' at the weekend. The story of an Asian teenager, growing up in Luton in the 80's-90's. He yearns to be a poet but feels restricted by his environment. He discovers the music of Bruce Springsteen, and is able to find common ground in Springsteen's music and background, and his own situation. Its a very enjoyable film, you don't need to be a big fan of Bruce to understand the main character's reaction to the music and lyrics, and the performances from the cast are good. Do yourself a favour and go see it.

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    As my sister had seen all of the series, I went with her to watch Downton Abbey two weeks ago. Though, I'd never watched it, it felt like I had and knew all the characters. We found it to be funny in parts and there was a rumour that they might make another one.

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    I went to see Downton Abbey and thoroughly enjoyed it. I had watched all the series which were great. I think the film has been left in a way that there could be another film - I do hope so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoastLamb View Post
    I went to see Rocketman yesterday and I was really worried given Elizabeth's statement but I didn't find it that bad at all. And I loved the rest of the film - I was very sceptical about Taron doing all the singing but it really worked and I loved how they changed up the songs and arrangements, loved all the musical fantasy elements. What I don't like is them changing facts. His surname came from Long John Baldry NOT John Lennon. Hmmmm. I know why they made the change but I still don't think they need to. Also, some of it reminded me of Bo Rhap e.g. the first meeting with the record exec being negative, etc. There were a couple of cheesy bits: Elton as a kid bursting into song outside his childhood home but I got used to that format quickly and it actually worked really well in the rest of the movie. Also I don't think the bit with Elton's wife was handled properly either. However, I loved how much Bernie Taupin was featured - it was really a love song to him in the end imho. Just like with the members of Queen you really felt the love and respect between them. And I'm so glad Elton made it and didn't go the same way as Freddie; he really did so much with his life esp. the AIDS fundraising and awareness.
    Sorry Fiona I didn't mean to put anyone off but I just hate swearing as I feel there are enough words in the dictionary to cover all events - that's just me!!! The film was very good and I did enjoy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth View Post
    I went to see Downton Abbey and thoroughly enjoyed it. I had watched all the series which were great. I think the film has been left in a way that there could be another film - I do hope so.
    Going to see Downton tonight.

    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth View Post
    Sorry Fiona I didn't mean to put anyone off but I just hate swearing as I feel there are enough words in the dictionary to cover all events - that's just me!!! The film was very good and I did enjoy it.
    I hate swearing too but I've noticed it's becoming so much more prevalent. For example, last night I watched the new British series Pennyworth - full of f and c words. And don't get me started on Fleabag. Honestly, I don't understand the need.
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    I saw the biopic "Judy" (about Garland not Murray) last Saturday night and thought it was excellent.
    It captured really well the late 60s in London when the music scene was shifting.
    Renee Zellweger is amazing in the title role, good performances from the supporting cast.

    And just about everyone in the cinema joined in singing "Somewhere over the Rainbow".
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