164: SFFCH – East is East

164 East is East

Ah the 70’s. A time of spousal abuse, rape-y dogs and subtle paedophile jokes, at least from the portrait painted by this week film East is East, a British-Asian comedy from 1999. Ant brings this one to the table with the question: how come a film about a Muslim family in the 70’s is the most British film he has seen? So come and join the gang this week as they attempt to answer this, fall over themselves trying to remember the huge casts names and get far more mileage out of the word ‘vagina’ than you thought possible.

[Ep.164, Rec. 05/2017]

Advertisements

163: SFFCH – Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

163 Lara Croft Tomb Raider

Jamie just loves to punish us with video games movies, even though it is a universally accepted FACT that they are all bad. Although, to be fair, he has brought us probably one of the least-worst attempts at adapting one with  ‘archeologist’s nightmare’ Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.  Some of us have nostalgic attachment; some of us don’t, but all of us have a lot to say this time round in a discussion that contains: villainous lounging, Daniel Craig’s atrocious American accent, British ‘comic’ relief, Lara Croft’s absolute perfection, punctuation problems and, of course, those infamous breasts.

[Ep. 163, Rec. 05/2017]

161: SFFCH – The Last Detail

161 The Last Detail

It’s the ‘Return of the Returning Directors IV’ this week as Abi presents the whole crew with The Last Detail from 1973 which was directed by Hal Ashby, whose film Being There has been scrutinized in the past. Jack Nicholson and Otis Young play a couple of not-so-gay (in all senses of the word) sailors who must escort  a young and naive Randy Quaid to prison for a minor crime and come across many adventures and philosophical difficulties as they decide to show him a good time on the way. Be prepared for a lot of ‘colourful’ language in this one as we deal with such things as: excessive bitchin’, ‘hat’ acting, the lameness of semaphore,  ‘silent movie’ prostitutes and barbeques in blizzards.


[Ep. 161, Rec, 04/2017]

160: SFFCH – Jack and Sarah

160 Jack and Sarah

It’s just Rich and Ant this week getting all broody and romantic over British ‘comedy-drama’ (don’t call it a Romantic Comedy) Jack and Sarah from 1995. Ant remembers this being a big deal when it first came out back in the Brit Rom-Com explosion of the 90’s, but no-one else seems to recall. Perhaps we will discover why in our discussion about floppy-haired posh blokes with the surname Grant, jarring spousal deaths, Judi Dench being upstaged, Ian McKellen playing drunk wonderfully and blandness blandness blandness.

[Ep. 160, Rec 04/2017]

159: SFFCH – Equilibrium

159 Equilibrium

Critically panned, but audience…OK’d (we guess), Equilibrium from 2002 plays like Brave New World meets The Matrix meets Nazi symbolism…but not really. Jamie offers this one up for emotionless scrutiny and possible incineration to the crew this week where we discuss such things as: non-threatening villains, throwing British comedians through walls, ‘gun’-fu, dog-xploitation and whether its more of a spoiler these days to reveal that Sean Bean doesn’t die in a movie.

[Ep. 159, Rec 03/2017]

158: SFFCH – Das Boot

158 Das Boot

This week we watch a German film about hot, sweaty men squeezing themselves into very tight spaces, putting themselves through moments of extreme tension and includes a joyous climax…Well, if you couldn’t have guessed from that description,, we’re obviously referring to the 1982 submarine based thriller Das Boot from director Wolfgang Petersen. We managed to watch the correct version this time around (of which there are many; well done us!) and are taken on a true ‘submarine ride’ of emotions in this definitive underwater war movie.

[Ep. 158, Rec 03/2017]