Search found 124 matches

by JT Mirana
14 Jun 2016, 11:25
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: currently on at the 'pictures':
Replies: 431
Views: 193635

Re: currently on at the 'pictures':

youtube is always worth a look when it comes to niche films. Indeed. Yesterday I found that someone has finally uploaded a watchable, high quality version of SOLE SURVIVOR (1970). For a lot of people of my age, this is 'the one about the bomber in the desert' that we saw on telly but which remained...
by JT Mirana
13 Jun 2016, 11:38
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: currently on at the 'pictures':
Replies: 431
Views: 193635

Re: currently on at the 'pictures':

that's a new one on me, JT----sounds good. I do watch films on youtube now and again---I waited decades to see the 1932 much-banned film ISLAND OF LOST SOULS and I first saw it on youtube. That cramped screen is not really the same though---yes you can blow the image up but the quality suffers. I u...
by JT Mirana
07 Jun 2016, 11:49
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: currently on at the 'pictures':
Replies: 431
Views: 193635

Re: currently on at the 'pictures':

Well, this is far from being 'currently on,' but I enjoyed it so much I had to share. TWO-HEADED SPY (1958). Starring the great Jack Hawkins, I'd never heard of this film until I stumbled across it on YouTube. I love it when that happens and the film proves to be not-a-disappointment. That's certain...
by JT Mirana
02 May 2016, 10:36
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: JACKIE & MY MUM
Replies: 4
Views: 6293

Re: JACKIE & MY MUM

JACKIE seems woefully un-represented anywhere in depth anywhere on the Net [as far as I can gather]: a somewhat odd state of affairs, considering it sold a million weekly copies at it's peak! I've been doing some Googling and there does indeed seem to be a bizarre lack of JACKIE related material, o...
by JT Mirana
30 Apr 2016, 10:33
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: currently on at the 'pictures':
Replies: 431
Views: 193635

Re: currently on at the 'pictures':

I'm afraid i'm a fan of 1930s, 40s & 50s movies! Anyone heard of "Peter Ibbotson" "Portrait of Jennie" "Marie Antoinette" ? Three that I like a lot! Oh, 'Portrait of Jennie' is good. Haven't seen it for years but I remember it being very spooky. If you liked that, you might like 'The Lost Moment' f...
by JT Mirana
30 Apr 2016, 10:17
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: JACKIE & MY MUM
Replies: 4
Views: 6293

Re: JACKIE & MY MUM

Well, I was born in November 69, so I would say it must have been within about six months of that, which doesn't narrow things down much.

There must be a cover gallery for JACKIE online somewhere. I'll have a look and see if mum recognises anything. :)
by JT Mirana
29 Apr 2016, 13:46
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: JACKIE & MY MUM
Replies: 4
Views: 6293

JACKIE & MY MUM

Bit of a long shot. My mum revealed to me the other day that she'd had a poem published in JACKIE!

This was in1970, just after I was born, under her just married name Lorna Clarke. If anyone can help me find the issue her poem was in I'd be hugely grateful! I'd like to get her a copy. :)
by JT Mirana
28 Jan 2016, 15:11
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 6999
Views: 738263

Re: What comics did you buy today?

DOCTOR STRANGE #4 and CLEAN ROOM #3, both recommended by someone whose opinion I trust.
by JT Mirana
23 Jan 2016, 11:39
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What Comics Do You Get Regularly
Replies: 38
Views: 11758

Re: What Comics Do You Get Regularly

Right now the only title I get regularly is 'Johnny Red.'

The exchequer is facing challenging times which means belt-tightening etc etc.
by JT Mirana
22 Jan 2016, 11:54
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: currently on at the 'pictures':
Replies: 431
Views: 193635

Re: currently on at the 'pictures':

I hope my mini-review didn't give the impression I didn't enjoy it, I loved it. I'm a great fan of survival movies - THE EDGE is a favourite of mine. I just don't think it's quite the masterpiece some critics are hailing it as. But certainly one to see on the biggest screen possible. Far more satisf...
by JT Mirana
20 Jan 2016, 11:45
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: currently on at the 'pictures':
Replies: 431
Views: 193635

Re: currently on at the 'pictures':

starscape wrote::o You're not supposed to give away the ending without a SPOILER ALERT

Bit pointless seeing it now.
Yeek! Sorry. Thought it was vague enough. But yes, Leo does fight crime in Gotham.
by JT Mirana
19 Jan 2016, 11:44
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: currently on at the 'pictures':
Replies: 431
Views: 193635

Re: currently on at the 'pictures':

anyone seen this yet The Revenant would be nice for your review.. My Facebook post on the film: "Well, that was a bog standard survival/revenge narrative distinguished by visually and evocatively powerful use of MASSIVE wilderness landscapes. I liked it." To which I'd add, it's really only the dire...
by JT Mirana
23 Dec 2015, 13:16
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: childhood tv tomorrow night -for some
Replies: 3
Views: 3757

Re: childhood tv tomorrow night -for some

I enjoyed watching some of those old shows again and think one of those abundance of useless sattelite channels should show classic kids shows up to 2000 or so.I wouldn't mind seeing grange hill from the start to finish again as they only did s1-4 on dvd. And some of those kids on the children talk...
by JT Mirana
22 Dec 2015, 11:10
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: currently on at the 'pictures':
Replies: 431
Views: 193635

Re: currently on at the 'pictures':

philcom55 wrote:
ISPYSHHHGUY wrote:...I just know that it is some sort of Galactic Power Struggle: but what on Earth is happening at any given time, or why, I do not have a clue
I tend to feel the same way about the real world...! :roll:
I hear you.
by JT Mirana
21 Dec 2015, 11:24
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: currently on at the 'pictures':
Replies: 431
Views: 193635

Re: currently on at the 'pictures':

One shot alone stopped it being a 5: the shot - NO SPOILERS - where people on one planet look up and see other planets being destroyed by a blast from yet another planet. Which is impossible because all these locations are in different solar systems light-years and hyperspace jumps apart. It bugged...