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tv   The Film Review  BBC News  September 20, 2019 5:45pm-6:01pm BST

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when the cricket them when the cricket world cup he has been awarded with a central contract for all forms of the game. we will have the latest from singapore, and the formula 1 grand prix and we will look ahead to the league matches and the start of the top women's league in rugby union. that is coming up at 6:30pm but now it is time for the film review. hello and welcome to the film review on bbc news. to take us through this week's cinema releases is jason solomons. so jason, what do we have this week? brad pitt donned a space suit and shoots for the stars in ad astra. it is action heroes sylvester stallone
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sharpens up his act to release rambo: last blood. and a family gathers in china to say goodbye to grammar in the stairwell. let's start with brad pitt in space. he is so hot right now in this post—tarantino globe. he is so hot right now in this post—tara ntino globe. this he is so hot right now in this post—tarantino globe. this is a different performance from him a much more buttoned down performance. in this film it is proven that brad pitt is the coolest man in the world. he has a psych evaluation from nasa who decides his heartbeat does not go over 80 beats per minute, a record. he is officially and scientifically proven to be as cool as anyone so and scientifically proven to be as cool as anyone so it means he does not get very excited invest. he praised the narration the story of a man sent on a mission to find his dad who disappeared 15 years ago. he is played by tommy leejones. brad
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pitt has to send him a message to say, dad and coming to thank you. —— and coming to find you. this is a map of an underground lake beneath the launch pad. you'll be able to access the ship from there. we're approaching. they're going to come for you, you know. i know. i don't care any more. i need to get back now, do what i can. good luck. a man ona a man on a mission. a man on the mission, he goes to the moon which has been colonised at this time. it says somewhere in the near future. it looks like the wild west in a shopping centre. he goes to mars and
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neptune, he goes tojupiter.m shopping centre. he goes to mars and neptune, he goes to jupiter. it is a long search then? it is quite long, in the hands of this american directorjames gray, i think he is a rather pretentious film maker, this isa rather pretentious film maker, this is a bit ofa rather pretentious film maker, this is a bit of a space track. some people are saying it is very philosophical and an existential search for meaning and there are parallels of father and son and maybe god the creator, i do not read that in there. i thought it was rather silly. i love brad pitt, i quite like space movies when the art philosophical. this one had some decent sequences but not for me at all. i thought it was ponderous, pretentious, i think it was a real pain to watch. very difficult. i know brad is great. ad astra is not aad know brad is great. ad astra is not a ad foran know brad is great. ad astra is not a ad for an astra at all, they will not sell any cars on the back of this. i did read it looks beautiful, do you give it that? i did give it that but i much prefer gravity which
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has a that but i much prefer gravity which hasa similar that but i much prefer gravity which has a similarfeel to that but i much prefer gravity which has a similar feel to it. everybody seemed to be speaking in a stilted fashion, the way it is made to me, turned me off almost immediately. it had a breezy terrace malik element to it. he thought of brad in tree of life, that film got away with it apart from the bit with the dinosaurs. this was a mission to fire for brad. given you are not over keen on that, i am interested about the next one. rambo: last blood. you remember rambo, surely? yes. it takes me back a far away. sylvester stallone had two major action movies, rocky and rambo. rocky is his tutor in this. rambo has been stuck in the 80s, i quite liked the first one, first blood,
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this is last blood. sylvester stallone's nice has been taken by a mexican drug cartel and sold into sex slavery which is of course what mexicans always do to americans. rambo goes over the border to get them back, this is the first film to show trump's wall border. is there a while? it is sort of a high fence. it is very easily breached by these cartels who come to rambo's ranch where he has booby—trapped it fashioning spears and arrows and pets for them to follow in and die very bloodily. i don't want to spoil it but that is a rambo movie for you, you know where it is going. i found it rather nasty. rather short and nasty and brutish but very violent and confused what it is saying about our american hero. rambo was always a tool of american
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empire, gung ho and sent out to bring back american troops on the other films. this bring back american troops on the otherfilms. this one, he hits everyone. he hates foreigners, it is about revenge and hatred. he literally rips the heart out of someone, literally rips the heart out of someone, it left a nasty taste in the mall. it is not good orfunny or very fun and he is looking a little worse for wear. so, we are not keen on debt. what about the the farewell? in terms of cultural exchange this is more up my street. it stars a rising star, a rapper awkwafi na. it stars a rising star, a rapper awkwafina. he or she is a young writer called billi who lives in new york and her family going writer called billi who lives in new york and herfamily going back writer called billi who lives in new york and her family going back to china for the first time because her grandmother is unwell, she has cancer and going to die. they tell billi not to come because she has
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such a miserable face and they are going to lie to her. it is based on chinese culture, they do not tell someone chinese culture, they do not tell someone who is ill, the family shoulders the emotional burden. here is awkwafina getting it explained to her in hospital in china. how bad is she? you can tell me the truth. the cancer is quite advanced. shouldn't we tell her? in her situation, most families in china would choose not to tell her. when my grandma had cancer, my family didn't tell her. isn't that wrong to lie? if it is for good, it is not really a lie. i mean, it's still a lie. it's a good lie. there is quite a lot of humour in this, i was reading as well. it is billed as a comedy, i was expecting a warm family comedy the sort that ang lee made. it is not quite got
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that warmth but it has a fantastic exchange of what a young american might be getting from china and what china might be getting from a young american. it shows you the skyscrapers of china, the progress, but because it is about this family, this brilliant old woman played by zhao shuzhen, a fantastic performance, it could lead to an 0scars supporting nomination, it shows you so much going on, weddings and karaoke and singing dogs and strange rituals, professional criers, for example. i would recommend it, eat beforehand because there is so much food going around and around those tables, your stomach will be rumbling throughout and that is the best kind of movie. that is what families are about, that food element so bite into it, it isa that food element so bite into it, it is a very warm film and a very smart film. very good performance from awkwafina. i do not laugh as much as i thought i would, all the
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stars on the poster said it was heart—warming and i found stars on the poster said it was heart—warming and ifound it sadder but it has that once and that sense of young women trying to find her roots, getting on this will isn't what i was looking for all along. it does not have the normal art you might expect. we put that one on the list, what you think is the best one out there at the moment? do you catch pain and glory. his new film paint and glory, he is one of the greatest film makers allowed, it is one of his best films starring antonio banderas who is best in this than i have ever seen him playing an ageing still looking back on his career and a retrospective that the madrid cinematheque are giving him. it delves into his past and growing up it delves into his past and growing up with his mum played by penelope
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cruz and flashbacks with his relationship with actors in the past. it is very funny, colourful, tender and moving. i past. it is very funny, colourful, tenderand moving. ithink past. it is very funny, colourful, tender and moving. i think it is one of the great movies of the year and one of the movies of a great film makers career and i think antonio banderas for oscar nomination. we will make a note of that. on dvd you are going for apocalypse now, the final cut. a lot of people are saying ad astra is apocalypse now in a space. this is the quintessential one, it is francis ford coppola's examination of the vietnam war. it is out on blu—ray now and is called the final cut, we have had a directors cut. in all of them are good. if you have never seen apocalypse now, it is one of the great movies of the last century, one of the best movies made since the 1970s and it stars martin sheen,
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marlon brando, young lawrence fishburne and harrison ford. it is one of my favourite films, it is a mad film, a hallucinogenic film. it has one of the most famous lines of all time. i love the smell of napalm in the morning. he is a wise man and anyone would want to see this on blu—ray. anyone would want to see this on blu-ray. thank you very much indeed, thatisit blu-ray. thank you very much indeed, that is it for this week. thank you very much indeed. hello there, you might want to go to a matinee on sunday rather than saturday because saturday is going to be sunny pretty much across the board as it has been today. we have seen board as it has been today. we have seen highest temperatures in highland and grampian, 25 celsius. as you can see from the satellite picture most of the cloud has been
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kept well away but this cloud will bring a change in the weather for the second half of the weekend coming in from the atlantic. not just yet though, we may seem some then cloud developing across eastern parts of england into easter scotla nd parts of england into easter scotland overnight but on the whole, it is dry and clear. it has been a little more breezy out there and that breeze will be around tonight so that breeze will be around tonight so there will be not much fog and it will not be as cold. let set up the weekend, it has been high pressure that has brought the sunshine, that is heading into my central and eastern parts of europe which is why the wind is picking up but it is more of a southerly wind still be one in the sunshine but the band of cloud is on that weather front there and that was slowly pushing from the south—west to change the weather. we may start to see a bit of cloud arriving in the far south—west of england and wales and later into northern ireland tomorrow, maybe one or two showers as well. but away from here it is going to be dry, there will be lots of sunshine around. still quite a blustery breeze blowing, the strongest gust
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probably across the western side of the uk like today but it is warm and we are going to find the highest temperatures, one may today across wales, the midlands and the home counties, around 25 celsius. into the evening and overnight in particular the showers start to arrive in the south—west heading up to as northern ireland and they could turn heavy and thundery. you can see how everything is moving slowly northwards and eastwards and his band of rain following on behind can be quite heavy. should be moving away from wales and the south—west in the afternoon, it will turn fresher and should be dry in the north—east of scotland but some rain elsewhere, it could be heavy at times, head of it temperatures 22, 23 in northern and eastern parts of ingrid. 0nce 23 in northern and eastern parts of ingrid. once that rain band moves through on that weather front during the night, we have got a brief respite on monday. another weather system arriving from the south—west and that area of the pressure is going to be significant as we head into next week because around it, we are going to feed in areas of showers or long spells of rain and the winds will be stronger too, and
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it will be cooler, temperatures by the middle part of the week, 15—18d. as we head into next week we're seeing a significant change in the weather, travel is a significant change in the weather, be pushed some much—needed rain as it has been dry for much of the month.
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