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Re: Harry Potter

Post by faaip » Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:37 am

Chris Hemsworth probably fits as close as anyone at 6'2..
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Re: Harry Potter

Post by lufc1304 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:04 pm

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The films aren't great but that's not really down to Cruise imo, he plays the tough guy well enough. The adaptation is poor and the films don't hang together like the books imo.

God knows why they started where they did too, The Killing Floor would have made a great "pilot" film, as would any of the first half dozen. On a separate point Lee Child has lost the plot a bit in the last book or three. Though I did enjoy "No Middle Name" for the insight.
Probably doesn't help that I don't rate Cruise, and it possibly would have worked had I not read the books, but.....

Agree re Killing Floor, perfect place to start a film franchise, if that's what it's going to be. "No Middle Name" is the last one I read, enjoyed it. I used to devour the series as they came out, but have been dipping in and out of late. Perhaps a sign that they're not as gripping as they once were.
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Re: Harry Potter

Post by faaip » Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:53 pm

The last one was a strange set up with Reacher hardly featuring in the main plot till right at the end when he basically stumbles into the action. The hero was really the girl in that one..The one with the female soldier disfigured for life by the dirty bomb was a tough read..
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Re: Harry Potter

Post by hector » Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:36 pm

The new one is due out in 2 weeks
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Re: Harry Potter/Book/Author discussion

Post by hector » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:31 pm

The new Bernard Cornwell Uhtred of Bebanburg novel is now in the shops in hardback form too..
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Re: Harry Potter

Post by lufc1304 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:32 pm

faaip wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:53 pm
The last one was a strange set up with Reacher hardly featuring in the main plot till right at the end when he basically stumbles into the action. The hero was really the girl in that one..The one with the female soldier disfigured for life by the dirty bomb was a tough read..
Very much so. I liked how it played out, no sacchirine ending, recognition of a long road ahead. Probably rang true for a lot of injured veterans.
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Re: Harry Potter

Post by SaraM » Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:16 pm

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Have you done Louise Cooper's The Indigo Saga...A clever and engrossing re working of Pandora's Box. 7 books 7 Ills to find and put right
No, not come across that one, but apart from GoT, I haven't read any fantasy for years.

I enjoyed the Potter books, and thought the films were faithful renderings, but JK is an arse.

LOTR was probably as good as could be expected, given the potential for completely destroying it, as they did with the hobbit

I had a crime phase, enjoying John Sandford's Prey series, but rarely read fiction now.

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Re: Harry Potter/Book/Author discussion

Post by Muppet the Cat » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:04 pm

Lying in bed reading this on my iPad.

The random pile of books on my bedside cabinet comprise the following

A Little History of The World - E.H. Gombrich (not started yet)
Fatherland - Robert Harris
Rock and Roll Tourist - Graham Forbes
Adventures on the High Teas - Stuart Maconie (I enjoyed his Cider with Roadies)
I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic (started on holiday in the summer and need to finish)
An Englishman in Auschwitz - Leon Greenman (not likely to be a happy read)
Leeds United - The Second Coat - Gary Edwards
Who’s Crazee Now - Noddy Holder autobiography
Prisoners of Geography - Tim Marshall
Painting the Sand - Kim Hughes QC (about the army’s best bomb disposalexpert in Helmand, Afghanistan)

Like Sara I very rarely read fiction. I always seem to see a book and think that sounds good, buy it and it then gets added to the pile waiting to be read. The problem is I rarely read at home, I think because I have to read through a lot of stuff at work - so don’t find it that relaxing to then read at home. So it’s only really on holiday I can get through 3 or 4 books in a week or 2.

One I did read when we were away in the summer was The Tent, The Bucket and Me by Emma Kennedy - really funny and would recommend if you lived through 70’s family camping holidays.

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Re: Harry Potter/Book/Author discussion

Post by Myshepherd » Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:38 pm

I love both the Harry Potter books and films! I think Rupert Grint is so cute!!!

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Re: Harry Potter/Book/Author discussion

Post by whiteswan » Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:45 pm

Myshepherd wrote:
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I love both the Harry Potter books and films! I think Rupert Grint is so cute!!!
I like 'Neville'.....played by Mathew Lewis. Grown into a handsome young man and....he's a local lad who supports Leeds United :)

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Re: Harry Potter/Book/Author discussion

Post by Myshepherd » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:14 pm

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I like 'Neville'.....played by Mathew Lewis. Grown into a handsome young man and....he's a local lad who supports Leeds United :)
I wasn't aware he was local and supported Leeds United. Thanks for in info.

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Re: Harry Potter/Book/Author discussion

Post by leic white 63 » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:16 pm

the actor ralph ineson who was in some of the harry potter films is a big big leeds fan.
we often bumped into him , flat cap and all on some away days 5/6 yrs back !

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Re: Harry Potter/Book/Author discussion

Post by faaip » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:26 pm

leic white 63 wrote:
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the actor ralph ineson who was in some of the harry potter films is a big big leeds fan.
we often bumped into him , flat cap and all on some away days 5/6 yrs back !
Wasn't he in the Office at times
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Re: Harry Potter/Book/Author discussion

Post by Gandalf » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:29 pm

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Wasn't he in the Office at times
He did - played the character Finchy. He was also in GoT.
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Re: Harry Potter/Book/Author discussion

Post by leic white 63 » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:36 pm

faaip wrote:
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Wasn't he in the Office at times
not sure never watched the office . he's been in a few things tho including game of thrones .

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Re: Harry Potter/Book/Author discussion

Post by hector » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:43 pm

His voice is bloody horrible though :)
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Re: Harry Potter/Book/Author discussion

Post by leic white 63 » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:59 pm

to look at him you wouldn't think he's got two pennies to rub together .
scruffy fucker.
sorry ralph :)

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Re: Harry Potter/Book/Author discussion

Post by 1964white » Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:25 pm

The Prisoner of Azkaban now on ITV

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Re: Harry Potter/Book/Author discussion

Post by hector » Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:26 pm

Dementors :mrgreen:
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Re: Harry Potter/Book/Author discussion

Post by 1964white » Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:48 pm

hector wrote:
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Dementors :mrgreen:
When will I require the toilet roll :lol:

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