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tv   The Film Review  BBC News  August 9, 2019 8:45pm-9:01pm BST

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hello there, welcome to the film review on bbc news. taking us through this week's cinema releases is james king. what do you have for us this week? playmobil the movie is an animated musical, but will it have us dancing in the dark of the cinema? we go back to the glory days of hitchcock, bergman and grant with the reissued thriller notorious. and, yes, i've been using bruce springsteen song titles because blinded by the light is out. it's the story of one boy's passion for the boss. let's start off, then, with playmobil the movie. who is this aimed at? very good question. it's aimed young. i think that was the big
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surprised for me. we are quite used to family film now that have several layers to them, several levels to them. obviously children are to be taken to these films by their parents. this one aimed squarely at the under tens. there's not really anything there for the older folk. in the wake of the lego movie and its sequel, brands like playmobil were going to be looking to get into the movie world. this actually starts out as a live—action film about a brother and sister who then get magically transported to the playmobil world, this animated world of small plastic figures. they get lost, they have to find one another again. when they are there, they are helped by different characters. there are vikings in this, there are cowboys, their unicorns and there is a super spy called rex dasher. voiced by daniel radcliffe. here he is in action. rex is brilliant, suave, a master of disguise. and did i mention
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rogueishly handsome? surprise! rex dasher! at your service. i love that trick! never gets old! word of advice. in this town, nothing is what it seems. my enemies have eyes and ears everywhere. this way! after me! this one'sjust garbage. it is lacking a little bit, i think, in that wit that we got used to with the lego movies, or with pixar movies, things like that. also, and i know ultimately it's just a film about small plastic figures aimed at children. it doesn't make any sense, though. the internal logic of this film is all over the place! so what i would say is this. it's not great. the songs are there to paper over some of the cracks.
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they're fine. if you have children, and it's of course the summer holidays, and they've seen toy story 4, angry birds 2, all the other films out at the moment, then perhaps this will entertain them. i always look at these films and think longevity. is this actually going be something we are going to go back to a lot in the years to come? itjust doesn't have that charm, that craftsmanship about it that you get in the lego movies or you get any pixar films, the studio ghibli films from japan, anything like that. will probably do for the summer. i think people will forget about it very quickly. well, let's go to something that is much, much older, notorious, a reissue of the great hitchcock movie. which is part of the hollywood sort of glory days. aboslutely, the golden era. ingrid bergman and cary grant star. she is sent down to rio, actually, on an undercover mission to try and track down some nazis down there who are hiding out down there.
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he is her american handler and quite a conflict romance follows. a complex romance follows. because it is a restoration, you can kind of see it there in the clip, it looks absolutely sparkling. it looks as if it was made just yesterday, rather than 1916. and the chemistry is so great between. look at cary grant there. that is what movie stars should look like. the chemistry is great. he is of course suave and sophisticated, but playing a more withdrawn character than usual. ingrid bergman just almost stealng the show, actually, as this wild playgirl, and hitchcock's direction. you're going to see some familiar hitchcock things in there, the camera moves, the classic characters. the whole film is quite intimate. i think hitchcock wanted to make it simple. he would go on to things like north by northwest, which were epic. this is more simple, much more focused. and i really love the precision of it. i watch ited again and was just so pleasantly surprised by how precise and how neat the whole thing is. it really is him working
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at the peak of his powers. how do you think it ranks amongst all the hitchcock movies? i think it's one that actually perhaps we don't talk about quite so much because it is an espionage thriller. it is not the psychological thriller — or quite so obviously a psychological thriller like psycho. but when you watch it again, the performances are flawless and i think the direction is flawless as well. so romantic. some great kissing scenes in this. some of the most famous kissing scenes in hollywood history. i would love to see that. looking forward to seeing that once again. it's been ages since i saw that movie. now, blinded by the light. this is by the director of bend it like beckham, who we were interviewing in here a couple of weeks ago. gurinder chadha, yeah. and it is based on a true story, by the journalist sarfraz manzoor, about him growing up in the 805, in luton, part of a british—pakistani family but loving the music of bruce springsteen. his family don't really appreciate this. some of his friends at school don't appreciate this. there is something about bruce, this 30—something rocker from jersey,
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a long way from luton, that appeals to him. viveik kalras stars in this. let's have a look. music: born to run by bruce springsteen # in the day we sweat it out on the streets # of a runaway american dream # at night we ride through the mansions of glory # in suicide machines # sprung from cages out on highway 9 # chrome wheeled, fuel injected, and steppin' out over the line #0h # baby, this town rips the bones from your back # it's a death trap, it's a suicide rap # we gotta get out while we're young # cos tramps like us
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baby, we were born to run... # hey, get out of here! it's a kind of a feel—good movie. and she was telling us when we were interviewing her about the film, actually, that's she and sarfraz manzoor, whose memoir who it is based on, went up to bruce springsteen on the red carpet and jointly asked, could they use his music? and he said yes. yes, i think that was the way this film got made. that's how they did it. theyjust had to kind of pounce on him. but he's been very supportive of it since and has been at a premiere in america and things like that. because his music is throughout the film. it sent me home to listen to bruce springsteen songs. that is one of the many things it will do. you want to go and scream some bruce springsteen songs after watching the film. because the music of moment of the best moments, i think, for me. it really captures the power of his songs and why they have universal appeal, because of their lyrics, because he writes about working—class people, people with big dreams, people who live out in the suburbs,
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and that can appeal to lots of people around the world. it does really capture the power of the music. some of thejokes, i think i was a bit less convinced by the lighter moments, but certainly the serious moments in this film. there are some good scenes between father and son as well, which are very powerful. the serious moments, the moments where it really immerses itself in the music, those are really strong. yeah, because she did say she wanted to highlight the kind of racism that there was at that time in the uk. yeah, and again, you wouldn't necessarily think that bruce springsteen songs from the ‘805 would do that. when you see the lyrics, sometimes the lyrics are on the screen, not as subtitles but quite cleverly blended into the background in the movie. when you see the lyrics and you really think about it, you understand why this guy would so associate with bruce springsteen music. springsteen comes to luton! best out? holiday. this is a danish film. has raised some eyebrows, i think, understandably.
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it is quite a startling film at times, quite a stark film at times, about a young woman who is dating a drug dealer. she goes to turkey, on holiday with him to a beach—side resort. and he's quite possessive, she meets some other people there. she makes some new friends and that really affects their relationship. and really what it is, it is a film about power struggles, about power games, mind games, as well as this young woman growing up and working out who she is. there are some very alarming moments in it. there are some upsetting moments in it. it certainly requires a lot of viewing for viewers. you don'tjust sit back and watch it and don't think about it. you have to take about this movie. you will want to discuss it afterwards. that is why i liked it, though. it does shock, it does surprise, and it is unconventional. and i think isabella has a great future in the european arthouse world, because this is a very strong debut from her.
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best streaming? for the birds. this is about a hoarder. she is called kathy murphy, lives in upstate new york. she hoards birds — chickens, turkeys, geese, ducks. has about 200 of them inside and outside. any reason why? that is what the film explores. at first you thing it's just, but actually it explores her psychologically. and it gets to explore her relationship with her husband — it is quite an unconventional relationship — and what is going on in her head. don't think it is just a film about a woman who hoards chickens. actually, t becomes much broader and really delves into this marriage — and becomes rather inspiring, actually. it certainly is a surprising film. that is why i wanted to recommend it, because you think it is about one thing. as the film goes on, it blossoms into something much different. sounds interesting. james, thank you very much indeed. pleasure. all right. that is it for this week, though. thank you so much for watching and it's goodbye from both of us. hello.
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the weather is looking decidedly turbulent of the next 2a hours or so if you have outdoor plans or travel plans, they could very well be some disruption. heavy downpours and very strong winds and the local radio station, we will keep you up—to—date with any developments where you are. this is the culprit, this beautiful swirl of cloud in our earlier satellite picture. this is an unusual deep area of low pressure for this time of year. it is bringing not only the very strong winds but a real rash of heavy foundry downpours and these are continuing to push northeast words as we go through tonight, some clear spells picking up in england and wales but in scotland and northern ireland the winds will be easing compared to what we have had through the day. quite a muggy humid feel. asago the day. quite a muggy humid feel. as a go through tomorrow, you concede to the south of that low— pressure concede to the south of that
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low—pressure system, the bars squashing together of which always means we can see some very windy weather and the wind strongest across on the parts of england, cross wells as well. that means the showers the crop up your should whiz through very quickly. and this could be some good spells of sunshine and the wind will be lighter across many parts of scotland and that means the showers and thunderstorms do become quite slow moving and could give a lot of rain in some locations. affecting northern ireland in front of them england and for the south, you can see the black wind arrows that show the wind gusts, some of the spots in an excess of 15 or 16 mph ora the spots in an excess of 15 or 16 mph or a touch more for some coasts and hills. that could cause some disruption, quite unusual for this time of year. between 19 and 23 degrees. this keeps those brisk winds across the south and areas of wet weather and places as well, those winds will only slowly ease as
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we head through sunday. even though the winds do ease, they move around with the northwesterly switch will bring some cool air our way with areas of wet weather, some showers pushing eastwards with spells of sunshine and the temperatures in aberdeen and belfast are iii sunshine and the temperatures in aberdeen and belfast are 1a or 15 degrees, a little warmerfurther south.
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