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Film: The Butler

Post  eddie on Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:32 pm

Starring Forrest Whittaker

Bloody good film.
It's based on a true story and chronicles the life of a black butler taken on by the White House in the fifties and his rise and the troubles set by The black Panthers.

Really worth a watch.
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Post  Flix on Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:55 pm

Watched this a couple weeks ago - good film well worth a watch if only to remind us how bad things were for black people.

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Post  eddie on Sun Apr 20, 2014 4:01 pm

@Flix wrote:Watched this a couple weeks ago - good film well worth a watch if only to remind us how bad things were for black people.

Hi flix,
I think it was very well done too, and Forrest Whittaker was pretty good in it.

It did show how awful they had it, and what an inspiring story - and a bloody interesting one for the Butler to tell his grandchildren!

I did find the Reagan administration a rather interesting one....
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Post  Flap Zappa on Sun Apr 20, 2014 4:55 pm

he is very good,
vantage point is a good thriller and the last king of scotland is excellent.

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Post  Flix on Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:44 pm

Yep, sometimes film makers surpass themselves and make some memorable films.

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Post  eddie on Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:22 pm

Flap Gallagher wrote:he is very good,
vantage point is a good thriller and the last king of scotland is excellent.

I'll have to check them out. Thanks x
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Post  Flap Zappa on Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:16 pm

@eddie wrote:
Flap Gallagher wrote:he is very good,
vantage point is a good thriller and the last king of scotland is excellent.

I'll have to check them out. Thanks x
the last king of scotland is well worth it. Its loosely based on idi amin

Vantage point is brilliant., Its about a bombing as seen from various characters viewpoint. A cracking thriller

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Post  eddie on Tue May 06, 2014 3:05 pm

Flap Gallagher wrote:
the last king of scotland is well worth it. Its  loosely based on idi amin

Vantage point is brilliant., Its about a bombing  as seen from various characters viewpoint. A cracking thriller


Tried to find it on virgin films but couldn't?

Watched a film called All is lost with Robert Redford - a man lost at sea.
Let's just say we had to watch it over two nights as, after a few whiskeys, it wasn't interesting enough to keep us awake.......

The ending was good though, and not just because it had ended.
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