What was the last film you watched?

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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by chinkypig @ Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:49 pm

I must watch The Babysitter, it looked just my thing from the trailer.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Clown Ice Skater #4 @ Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:38 pm

Late to the party, but Baby Driver. Loved it. From its gunshots timed to the music to its nods to Drive, True Romance et al. It was the closest thing to a musical without actually being a musical.

Also visually superb - the scene in the laundrette with the machines filled with alternating primary coloured stuff made me smile.

9/10.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Disastrous @ Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:48 pm

Clown Ice Skater #4 wrote:Late to the party, but Baby Driver. Loved it. From its gunshots timed to the music to its nods to Drive, True Romance et al. It was the closest thing to a musical without actually being a musical.

Also visually superb - the scene in the laundrette with the machines filled with alternating primary coloured stuff made me smile.

9/10.


Did you spot all the song lyrics in the opening scene? Nobody I saw it with did, so I thought I was going mad until I googled it.

Superb film.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Clown Ice Skater #4 @ Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:31 am

Disastrous wrote:
Clown Ice Skater #4 wrote:Late to the party, but Baby Driver. Loved it. From its gunshots timed to the music to its nods to Drive, True Romance et al. It was the closest thing to a musical without actually being a musical.

Also visually superb - the scene in the laundrette with the machines filled with alternating primary coloured stuff made me smile.

9/10.


Did you spot all the song lyrics in the opening scene? Nobody I saw it with did, so I thought I was going mad until I googled it.

Superb film.


I did! Weirdly, Mr C didn’t either until I pointed it out to him.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Deuteronomy @ Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:31 pm

Clown Ice Skater #4 wrote:Late to the party, but Baby Driver. Loved it. From its gunshots timed to the music to its nods to Drive, True Romance et al. It was the closest thing to a musical without actually being a musical.

Also visually superb - the scene in the laundrette with the machines filled with alternating primary coloured stuff made me smile.

9/10.


I want to see this, the trailers/posters looked ace.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by DI Burnside @ Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:41 pm

I watched the Babysitter last night and on the whole agree with what's been said so far about it. I'd give it a straight 6, above average but not by much.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by D_T_W @ Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:05 am

Wheelman on Netflix. Apparently 286 uses of the word fcuk, but I liked it! Faster paced than Locke with a slightly thinner script, but worth a watch.

The Martian - Deviated so many times from the book that it took me two attempts to finish it. Brain out enjoyment I thought
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by DI Burnside @ Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:09 am

Baby Diver last night, a daft story but what a fantastically well made film. Easily an 8.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Damien Thorn @ Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:43 am

Here Alone, a zombie film with no zombies for over an hour. Three characters, tranquill cinematography and a deliberate, languid pace made this film feel very different from anything else I've watched recently. Good performances and a very minimal script made the characters feel believable too. 5.9

Elle. Which begins halfway through a woman being raped in her appartment, and thence follows her as she gets on with life. She is an acerbic and intolerant character, surrounded by people in her life who demand tolerance. It stars Isabelle Huppert and she is utterly superb. Fearless. The film is very funny, but also shocking and gradually veers towards a revenge narrative. But not really. It's a character study more than anything, and a terrific one. 6.6
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Damien Thorn @ Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:36 am

Greg66 wrote:Atomic Blonde.

Brain out entertainment, enhanced by Charlize Theron fightin' and killin' and being a hot bisexual.

But... all the best bits are in the trailer, and the soundtrack of the trailer is marginally superior to that of the film. And the tone of the trailer suggests a slightly different type of film to what you actually get (this isn't Joanna Wick, which you might expect from the trailer).

One true stand out: the camera work in the fight scenes. They are amazingly choreographed, but with the cameraman right in there as an additional participant. Plus there are very few cuts (directorial, not flesh) in them. Impressive.

Overall: 6 (just) /10. Probably would not watch a second time.

Surprisingly it seems like no one else has mentioned this. I watched it a little while ago and agree with greg. Deceiving trailer hid a much more complex and tightly-plotted film, but still with highlight punchups and action sequences. Theron was ace but nonetheless it all left me a bit cold, and even the superb fights weren't actually exciting as I wasn't really drawn in. I liked it overall, but not as much as I wanted to, or should have really. 5.9
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by CJ+ @ Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:24 am

Jupiter Ascending. I was ill on Sunday Night, is my excuse. My brain wasn't working right, is my excuse.

It's visually stunning, but omg the plot and the dialogue is utter, utter arse.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Greg66 @ Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:18 am

CJ+ wrote:Jupiter Ascending. I was ill on Sunday Night, is my excuse. My brain wasn't working right, is my excuse.

It's visually stunning, but omg the plot and the dialogue is utter, utter arse.


Laugh. I put this on over the weekend because Netfuck suggested it for me. Well, Netfuck, you can go fcuk yourself, because your suggestions suck fcuk!

One of the few films I have stopped watching, despite having got more than halfway and despite having precisely nothing better to do.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Greg66 @ Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:20 am

Who's planning to watch Justice League this weekend?

I predict: a couple of fight scenes early on, lots of talking and cuts away to the baddie for the middle, and a noisy overlong battle scene for act 3 which will make Man of Steel and BvS look like romcoms.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Andy T Archer @ Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:37 am

Paddington 2

Just lovely. Really lovely. Made me smile all the way through and laugh out loud at a few bits. Came away feeling strangely relaxed and comfortable.

CGI is superb as are the transitions between cgi, animation and real life.

The colour, tone and pallete of the shots was absolutely spot on and it had the added advantage of Hugh Bonneville having an on screen mid life crisis and Hugh Grant hamming it up and generally not taking things too seriously. Ben "Q" Wishaw is perfect as the voice of the bear.

Loads of visual gags and some nice lines aimed at adults rather than the pointless kids who seemed absolutely riveted on the whole thing. At about 100 minutes it never felt as though is was running out of steam either. And there is a chase scene for the Action Faction amongst you.

Loads of cameos from "famous" people who again played it with tongues so far in their cheeks there were times you could almost see it coming out of their ears.

The film’s title is revealed with Paddington writing his name on a condensated window before smearing away the moisture in the approximate shape of a 2. Its such a tiny, almost "nothing" moment, but it’s so clever. The film is full of touches like that - tiny moments of comedy brilliance that drift by without fuss. Its not a build up - build up - build up PUNCHLINE sort of film. It doesn't try too hard to be funny - it just rises and falls naturally.

I don't do "directors" so had no idea if Paul King has done anything else of note but I may have to see what else he has directorated.

Have the tissues ready at the end. Tears aplenty. Actual tears from my actual face.

Be sure to stay for the credits as well

Am going back to see it again tonight.
A perfect 10. My new favourite film.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by span @ Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:18 pm

Oh Andy it sounds wonderful, and YOU sound wonderful and are my new favourite!
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by chinkypig @ Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:34 pm

The Accountant with Ben Affleck.

Despite BA wearing the same expression he had during the Batman vs Superman publicity tour (justified within the films context) this proved to be a very entertaining mishmash and actually had me quite engaged with the characters by the time it's last card was revealed.

A solid 7, possibly an 8 actually because Anna Kendrick is charming in an underwritten supporting role.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by CJ+ @ Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:43 pm

Greg66 wrote:Who's planning to watch Justice League this weekend?

I predict: a couple of fight scenes early on, lots of talking and cuts away to the baddie for the middle, and a noisy overlong battle scene for act 3 which will make Man of Steel and BvS look like romcoms.

Nah. I don't really get superhero films. The next one I will watch is Deadpool 2, and that's only because it's really quite silly.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Damien Thorn @ Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:24 pm

Greg66 wrote:
CJ+ wrote:Jupiter Ascending. I was ill on Sunday Night, is my excuse. My brain wasn't working right, is my excuse.

It's visually stunning, but omg the plot and the dialogue is utter, utter arse.


Laugh. I put this on over the weekend because Netfuck suggested it for me. Well, Netfuck, you can go fcuk yourself, because your suggestions suck fcuk!

One of the few films I have stopped watching, despite having got more than halfway and despite having precisely nothing better to do.
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Greg66 wrote:Who's planning to watch Justice League this weekend?

I predict: a couple of fight scenes early on, lots of talking and cuts away to the baddie for the middle, and a noisy overlong battle scene for act 3 which will make Man of Steel and BvS look like romcoms.

Nah. I don't really get superhero films. The next one I will watch is Deadpool 2, and that's only because it's really quite silly.
I'm going to see Thor Ragnarok tomorrow. Any good?
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Il Duce @ Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:31 pm

span wrote:Oh Andy it sounds wonderful, and YOU sound wonderful and are my new favourite!


Hmmm, my divorceneighbour went to see this.

Maybe I should have used his method instead of telling her she was a big baby when she said she cried.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Andy T Archer @ Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:35 pm

span wrote:Oh Andy it sounds wonderful, and YOU sound wonderful and are my new favourite!


Aww shucks. Etc.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Strawman @ Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:40 pm

Il Duce wrote: she said she cried.


Does Paddington die? I might go and see it then
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Il Duce @ Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:56 pm

Strawman wrote:
Il Duce wrote: she said she cried.


Does Paddington die? I might go and see it then


No idea. Can't remember what she said. I was looking at her tits.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Greg66 @ Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:16 pm

span wrote:Oh Andy it sounds wonderful, and YOU sound wonderful and are my new favourite!


<jostles Andy to one side>

I'm sure I'll like it too, span!

YOU AND ME SPAN! WE COULD HAVE BEEN SOMETHING! BUT NOW IT'S THE BOOT OF MY CAR FOR YOU, YOUNG LADY!
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Greg66 @ Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:17 pm

Damien Thorn wrote:I'm going to see Thor Ragnarok tomorrow. Any good?


Yes. Very entertaining.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Dirk @ Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:49 pm

Il Duce wrote:
Strawman wrote:
Il Duce wrote: she said she cried.


Does Paddington die? I might go and see it then


No idea. Can't remember what she said. I was looking at her tits.

Not progressed beyond looking?

#justanothersexpest
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Il Duce @ Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:41 pm

Dirk wrote:
Il Duce wrote:
Strawman wrote:
Il Duce wrote: she said she cried.


Does Paddington die? I might go and see it then


No idea. Can't remember what she said. I was looking at her tits.

Not progressed beyond looking?

#justanothersexpest



Well I thought I'd better take her out to dinner before I spunked on them.
Maybe that's where you're going wrong with women Dirk?

#dirklookbutdontspaff
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Damien Thorn @ Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:41 am

Greg66 wrote:
Damien Thorn wrote:I'm going to see Thor Ragnarok tomorrow. Any good?


Yes. Very entertaining.

Yes. Very entertaining.

I enjoyed it very much, even though it's a ramshackle tower of bombastic clatter interwoven with indie-esque quirky dialogue. Even the inevitable finale where everything blows up and gets destroyed didn't seem like it went on forever.

And actually funny, as everyone keeps saying.

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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Clown Ice Skater #4 @ Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:25 am

I really want to see Thor but am probably not going to have time again.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Dirk @ Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:48 am

Il Duce wrote:
Dirk wrote:
Il Duce wrote:
Strawman wrote:
Il Duce wrote: she said she cried.


Does Paddington die? I might go and see it then


No idea. Can't remember what she said. I was looking at her tits.

Not progressed beyond looking?

#justanothersexpest



Well I thought I'd better take her out to dinner before I spunked on them.
Maybe that's where you're going wrong with women Dirk?

#dirklookbutdontspaff

Ironic given that I'm the one that has managed to keep a woman, and is happily married with kids.

#IDsetsaCottyplaceatdinner
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Il Duce @ Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:46 am

Dirk wrote:
Il Duce wrote:
Dirk wrote:
Il Duce wrote:
Strawman wrote:
Il Duce wrote: she said she cried.


Does Paddington die? I might go and see it then


No idea. Can't remember what she said. I was looking at her tits.

Not progressed beyond looking?

#justanothersexpest



Well I thought I'd better take her out to dinner before I spunked on them.
Maybe that's where you're going wrong with women Dirk?

#dirklookbutdontspaff

Ironic given that I'm the one that has managed to keep a woman, and is happily married with kids.

#IDsetsaCottyplaceatdinner


Hmmm, Keeping one in your basement doesn't really count. And the term "happily married" is supposed to refer to both of you.

The "kids" things is a cheap shot considering what the radiotherapy did to my balls.
I think you owe me an apology.
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