Saturday, February 26, 2011

Movie to watch: This is England

This is England is a British film made by Shane Meadows and is probably one of the most underrated drama films in the last decade, at least here in the states. The movie stars Shawn, a kid who gets bullied at school and doesn't fit in, one day he meets a few skinhead misfits and starts a bonding friendship.

Too bad it doesn't stay all positive, in the middle of the film, an older skin head named 'Combo' gets out of prison. He drops his white nationalist views and tries to take over the group. Even though they are 'skin heads', they are 1960's skin heads with  black culture roots (Soul, ska and reggae music).

If you watch the film and like it, there is also a 4 part TV series named "This is England '86" that stars the whole cast. If that wasn't good enough, Channel 4 in the UK has already stated they will be doing "This is England '88" and "This is England '90". Sounds good, man!

18 comments:

  1. I LOVE that filmm!!! Good clip =]

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  2. Hah! i've seen that movie, it's great!

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  3. Powerful film in my eyes, Definitely worth a watch!

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  4. i cant imagine to have fun while watching this movie, but i ll do it anyway :D

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  5. Watched the trailer, looks interesting... I might acquire it. Gonna look up some reviews.

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  6. Proud to be british :D for once... lol

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  7. I have to watch this movie, nice post.

    + followed:)

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  8. Is this really England???
    skinheads and all

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  9. I had never seen this film, going to check it out someday. :)

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  10. I've never heard of this movie, but it seems I'll have to check it out. Great post; I can't wait to see more!

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  11. Interesting trailer, will need to check it out.

    Also, sorry for pestering you, but could you point out towards the links for the series.

    Thanks for sharing ;)

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  12. I don't like this movie, it gives me the creeps.

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