Author Topic: Cheaply made disaster movies on Sony Movies Action  (Read 5357 times)

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Re: Cheaply made disaster movies on Sony Movies Action
« Reply #30 on: September 04, 2021, 07:36:14 PM »
(By the way Sony Movies Action was renamed Great! Movies Action some months ago.  Presumably Sony disowned it?)

Sony sold their UK TV channels to 'Narrative Capital' and their 'great' product naming team.

https://variety.com/2021/tv/global/sony-channels-uk-sold-narrative-1234972645/

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Re: Cheaply made disaster movies on Sony Movies Action
« Reply #31 on: September 04, 2021, 08:41:56 PM »
Sharknado 2 just finished on the Horror Channel.  Lived up to all expectations - was utterly absurd and hilarious just as I was expecting.

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Re: Cheaply made disaster movies on Sony Movies Action
« Reply #32 on: September 04, 2021, 09:21:35 PM »
The Sharknados can be fun, but they are deliberately bad.

Also on the Horror channel me and Mrs Alberon stumbled across some absolute dross made twenty years ago called Nostradamus. The basic synopsis is an American cop investigating a series of murders ends up being transported back in time and becomes Nostradamus himself. At the end he’s sporting some of the least convincing facial hair I’ve ever seen on the big or small screen.

Worth catching if they show it again.

Re: Cheaply made disaster movies on Sony Movies Action
« Reply #33 on: September 05, 2021, 02:16:44 AM »
Sony sold their UK TV channels to 'Narrative Capital' and their 'great' product naming team.

https://variety.com/2021/tv/global/sony-channels-uk-sold-narrative-1234972645/
Ha. I wondered about the change but on my Virgin Media box it's impossible to read the logos and see what the channels are called.

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Re: Cheaply made disaster movies on Sony Movies Action
« Reply #34 on: September 05, 2021, 03:11:49 PM »
Ha. I wondered about the change but on my Virgin Media box it's impossible to read the logos and see what the channels are called.

Also the animation going into every break looks like a cartoon depiction of a pert breast.

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Re: Cheaply made disaster movies on Sony Movies Action
« Reply #35 on: October 01, 2021, 08:12:53 PM »
On now, "Final Voyage" (2000). Terrorists attack a cruise ship. The ship might as well be called NakatomiMcNakatomiface as this is Die Hard on a boat, but they've got the pacing all wrong. Also, some laugh out loud moments because the editing is the worst I've ever seen.

Re: Cheaply made disaster movies on Sony Movies Action
« Reply #36 on: October 04, 2021, 02:52:45 PM »
On now, "Final Voyage" (2000). Terrorists attack a cruise ship. The ship might as well be called NakatomiMcNakatomiface as this is Die Hard on a boat, but they've got the pacing all wrong. Also, some laugh out loud moments because the editing is the worst I've ever seen.
Why would you need to make a terrible action movie set on a cruise ship when you could just watch Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)?

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Re: Cheaply made disaster movies on Sony Movies Action
« Reply #37 on: October 12, 2021, 01:17:56 AM »
A Beauty & the Beast Christmas (2019) on Great Movies Christmas.
"A vivacious social media influencer fakes a Christmas romance with a viral bad boy to regain lost followers, but soon finds herself falling for him."

I quite like the bad films shown on these channels, but this was just awful.  I quit watching it after 3 to 4 minutes.

The last time I quit a film that quickly was "The Boss".  The opening scene had Melissa McCarthy goofing off like some 3rd rate Dawn French in scenes that should have been left on the cutting room floor.  She was so annoying I wanted to kick the screen in, but changed channel instead.

Re: Cheaply made disaster movies on Sony Movies Action
« Reply #38 on: October 16, 2021, 10:12:14 PM »

Also on the Horror channel me and Mrs Alberon stumbled across some absolute dross made twenty years ago called Nostradamus. The basic synopsis is an American cop investigating a series of murders ends up being transported back in time and becomes Nostradamus himself. At the end he’s sporting some of the least convincing facial hair I’ve ever seen on the big or small screen.

Worth catching if they show it again.

I haven't seen this but looked it up as I know there's a Nostradamus film starring Rutger Hauer (which is a different film, as it transpires). However, was interesting to note the main character in the one you saw is called Michael Nostrand, which is probably the biggest character-name-is-actually-a-spoiler since Angel Heart.

I might look out for it anyway, as it sounds bonkers.

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