What was the last film you watched?

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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Damien Thorn @ Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:43 am

I watched Escape Room yesterday, but not the Escape Room that's now at cinemas.

Instead it's the seemingly-Deep Impact simulversion that's on Netflix. You can entirely guess the plot just from the title, obv, but to my utter bewilderment it ends with SPOLIER a non-twist. It spends its entire running time gradually dropping clues and hints to a twist, until finally a character realises what's really been happening and pulls back the curtain. Except they're wrong. And so was I (because I saw the twist coming from pretty early on), as the twist doesn't happen.

Instead we're left completely baffled and back to the incomprehensible square one the characters found themselves in. Open ended, without rationale or explanation. On the one hand, ok that's nifty to subvert expectations, but on the other WTaF?
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Damien Thorn @ Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:37 pm

I forgot to say, I watched Polar as well. Which is the Mads Mikkelsen alt John Wick tale of an almost retired unstoppable hitman hunted by a raft of killers who mistakenly believe he can't actually be as lethal as the stories suggest.

It's not very good, but I quite enjoyed it. It's nonsense of course, but stupidly, splashily, absurdly violent. Torture and headshots abound. And there's also Vanessa Hudgens, who I'm ashamed to say I wouldn't even have recognised in this if I hadn't read that it was her.

I'm glad I watched it, and I wasn't bored, but in a way it reminded me of Hardcore Henry; a little of it would have gone a long way. But there wasn't a little, there was a two-hour lot.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Strawman @ Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:47 am

Damien Thorn wrote:Velvet Buzzsaw was terrific.
A hoot.

You won't like it at all, obv. But I did.


I did like it, reminded me a bit of Theatre of blood, the Vincent Price Hammer House of Horror masterpiece, mashed up with a glossy photo shoot in L.A. The monkey painting was the only bit that creeped me out.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Turntable @ Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:54 am

How long since we have had a 9/10 film on here? 8 years? Pure guess.

Well I have a new one for you all. I watched Green Book yesterday and it is properly brilliant.
Like some of the others high scoring film, what it is about isn't that great. It is a famous black pianist who is doing a tour of the deep south back in the 50's who employs a driver/minder in Vigo Mortesson to escort him around.
Has loads of echoes of Intouchable as it is largely about their relationship plus the events of the tour around a heavily racist state.
Anyway it is just one of those little gems that makes you laugh one moment and feel like crying the next (not actually cry though, we are men). After 15 minutes I thought my expectations might have been a little high but it just got better and better and better until, with 25 minutes to go, you felt that disappointment that it was going to end at some point.

Everyone watch it as soon as possible okay

*fears having stuck his neck out in case everyone hates it
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Il Duce @ Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:57 pm

Turntable wrote:How long since we have had a 9/10 film on here? 8 years? Pure guess.

Well I have a new one for you all. I watched Green Book yesterday and it is properly brilliant.
Like some of the others high scoring film, what it is about isn't that great. It is a famous black pianist who is doing a tour of the deep south back in the 50's who employs a driver/minder in Vigo Mortesson to escort him around.
Has loads of echoes of Intouchable as it is largely about their relationship plus the events of the tour around a heavily racist state.
Anyway it is just one of those little gems that makes you laugh one moment and feel like crying the next (not actually cry though, we are men). After 15 minutes I thought my expectations might have been a little high but it just got better and better and better until, with 25 minutes to go, you felt that disappointment that it was going to end at some point.

Everyone watch it as soon as possible okay

*fears having stuck his neck out in case everyone hates it



A working-class Italian-Welsh bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.

No wonder you enjoyed it. It reminded you of me.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by S1K @ Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:43 pm

I’ve read about the Negro Motorist Green Book before.

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It was a guide for black travellers within the USA to tell them where they would be able to stay and eat and buy gasoline and which towns were safe for black people to be in after sundown. It was written by a postman from New York and published between 1936 and 1966. Awful that it even needed to exist.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Negro_Motorist_Green_Book
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Monty @ Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:45 pm

Turntable wrote:How long since we have had a 9/10 film on here? 8 years? Pure guess.

Well I have a new one for you all. I watched Green Book yesterday and it is properly brilliant.
Like some of the others high scoring film, what it is about isn't that great. It is a famous black pianist who is doing a tour of the deep south back in the 50's who employs a driver/minder in Vigo Mortesson to escort him around.
Has loads of echoes of Intouchable as it is largely about their relationship plus the events of the tour around a heavily racist state.
Anyway it is just one of those little gems that makes you laugh one moment and feel like crying the next (not actually cry though, we are men). After 15 minutes I thought my expectations might have been a little high but it just got better and better and better until, with 25 minutes to go, you felt that disappointment that it was going to end at some point.

Everyone watch it as soon as possible okay

*fears having stuck his neck out in case everyone hates it


Done. Sah! Saw it this afternoon.
One tiny alteration to your (otherwise excellent) review is that it was set in the early 60's.
Mrs Monters wanted to see it, so after having had her sit through the Rugger on Saturday evening, thought I'd better oblige.
Apparently a true story where the two main characters remained friends 'til their deaths.
Loved it, despite my initial reservations & lethargy.
I'll go for...8/10 just to be awkward.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Clown Ice Skater #4 @ Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:11 pm

Damien Thorn wrote:I forgot to say, I watched Polar as well. Which is the Mads Mikkelsen alt John Wick tale of an almost retired unstoppable hitman hunted by a raft of killers who mistakenly believe he can't actually be as lethal as the stories suggest.

It's not very good, but I quite enjoyed it. It's nonsense of course, but stupidly, splashily, absurdly violent. Torture and headshots abound. And there's also Vanessa Hudgens, who I'm ashamed to say I wouldn't even have recognised in this if I hadn't read that it was her.

I'm glad I watched it, and I wasn't bored, but in a way it reminded me of Hardcore Henry; a little of it would have gone a long way. But there wasn't a little, there was a two-hour lot.


I'm watching it right at this very moment and I agree with you wholeheartedly.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by thekungfury @ Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:12 am

Get Out

You’ve probably already seen this but it was a first for me. If you haven’t seen it* a black guy goes back to his white girlfriend’s parents’ place for the first time. It’s a quiet US leafy suburb where pretty much everyone is white apart from a few black people who seem really weird. Then other things seem to get even more peculiar and as the truth is revealed the black guy decides it’s time to Get Out, hence the name of the film.

There is an unusual pace to the film, it’s not a traditional Hollywood film at all and all the better for it. It’s billed as a horror but doesn’t employ the usual tropes. Jordan Peele wrote and directed it and I’m intrigued to see his new film Us.



* or even if you have since the plot doesn’t change.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Damien Thorn @ Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:37 pm

thekungfury wrote:Get Out

You’ve probably already seen this but it was a first for me. If you haven’t seen it* a black guy goes back to his white girlfriend’s parents’ place for the first time. It’s a quiet US leafy suburb where pretty much everyone is white apart from a few black people who seem really weird. Then other things seem to get even more peculiar and as the truth is revealed the black guy decides it’s time to Get Out, hence the name of the film.

There is an unusual pace to the film, it’s not a traditional Hollywood film at all and all the better for it. It’s billed as a horror but doesn’t employ the usual tropes. Jordan Peele wrote and directed it and I’m intrigued to see his new film Us.



* or even if you have since the plot doesn’t change.
Us looks brilliant.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by CJ+ @ Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:34 pm

Clown Ice Skater #4 wrote:
Damien Thorn wrote:I forgot to say, I watched Polar as well. Which is the Mads Mikkelsen alt John Wick tale of an almost retired unstoppable hitman hunted by a raft of killers who mistakenly believe he can't actually be as lethal as the stories suggest.

It's not very good, but I quite enjoyed it. It's nonsense of course, but stupidly, splashily, absurdly violent. Torture and headshots abound. And there's also Vanessa Hudgens, who I'm ashamed to say I wouldn't even have recognised in this if I hadn't read that it was her.

I'm glad I watched it, and I wasn't bored, but in a way it reminded me of Hardcore Henry; a little of it would have gone a long way. But there wasn't a little, there was a two-hour lot.


I'm watching it right at this very moment and I agree with you wholeheartedly.

I absolutely enjoyed the shit out of Matt Lucas in this film.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by span @ Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:56 pm

Damien Thorn wrote:
thekungfury wrote:...and I’m intrigued to see his new film Us.
Us looks brilliant.

Mr span showed me that trailer the other day and I almost had an accident! I'm hopeful it's got the same more-clever-than-scary feel like Get Out, because I'd love to see it, but if it's as frightening as the trailer suggests I won't.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by S1K @ Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:39 am

Anthropoid, about a group of young men who try to kill a commuting administrator and get their just deserts.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4190530/

I’m not very good at recognising actors but it featured this distinctive looking chap from Detectorists, Toby Jones, who was good.

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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Damien Thorn @ Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:35 pm

Couple of recent ones, about both of which i have absolutely masses to say but Mrs Thorn is using the laptop this evening and i'm stuffed if I'm typing all that on my phone. But if anyone's interested I'll put something together.

They were both colon-ised films, as it happens - Mission Impossible: Fallout, and Alita: Battle Angel.

One was quite good and one was very good indeed.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Greg66 @ Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:28 pm

S1K wrote:Anthropoid, about a group of young men who try to kill a commuting administrator and get their just deserts.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4190530/

I’m not very good at recognising actors but it featured this distinctive looking chap from Detectorists, Toby Jones, who was good.

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Ha! I see him every parents’ evening that 66 Minor has.

Funny lookin’ fella.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Deuteronomy @ Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:26 am

Greg66 wrote:
S1K wrote:Anthropoid, about a group of young men who try to kill a commuting administrator and get their just deserts.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4190530/

I’m not very good at recognising actors but it featured this distinctive looking chap from Detectorists, Toby Jones, who was good.

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Ha! I see him every parents’ evening that 66 Minor has.

Funny lookin’ fella.


CLANG!
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Greg66 @ Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:19 am

Deuteronomy wrote:
Greg66 wrote:
S1K wrote:Anthropoid, about a group of young men who try to kill a commuting administrator and get their just deserts.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4190530/

I’m not very good at recognising actors but it featured this distinctive looking chap from Detectorists, Toby Jones, who was good.

Image


Ha! I see him every parents’ evening that 66 Minor has.

Funny lookin’ fella.


CLANG!


In truth, he's always been a bit too shy to come over and chat with me. In fact he's so shy he never really looks in my direction.

Now I think about it, it's like he doesn't even know I exist.

THE fcuking WANKER!
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Clown Ice Skater #4 @ Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:59 am

Greg66 wrote:
S1K wrote:Anthropoid, about a group of young men who try to kill a commuting administrator and get their just deserts.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4190530/

I’m not very good at recognising actors but it featured this distinctive looking chap from Detectorists, Toby Jones, who was good.

Image


Ha! I see him every parents’ evening that 66 Minor has.

Funny lookin’ fella.


Doesn’t the guy from Vikings also have a kid at your school? Where you live sounds well fancy.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Greg66 @ Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:26 am

Clown Ice Skater #4 wrote:
Greg66 wrote:
S1K wrote:Anthropoid, about a group of young men who try to kill a commuting administrator and get their just deserts.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4190530/

I’m not very good at recognising actors but it featured this distinctive looking chap from Detectorists, Toby Jones, who was good.

Image


Ha! I see him every parents’ evening that 66 Minor has.

Funny lookin’ fella.


Doesn’t the guy from Vikings also have a kid at your school? Where you live sounds well fancy.


Clive something's (Rollo) kid used to be at the primary school where Mrs 66 teaches.

But it is well fancy. Littered with slebs, dahling, littered.

Nicky Campbell's daughter is also at the youngest's school. Son of the former Archbish of Canterbury, and son of Stephen Moyer and Oscar winner Anna Paquin (know them, natch) were at the older one's school. And Tracey Ullman was totes great best mates with the mother of the latter son so met her lots; she often used to come to school drama things (honestly, dahling, that hill up from the station ought to have a big sign of white letters pegged into it saying CLAPHAMJUNCTIONLAND, it was so tinsely!

CLANG that lot, Doots!
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Greg66 @ Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:28 am

Greg66 wrote:
Clown Ice Skater #4 wrote:
Greg66 wrote:
S1K wrote:Anthropoid, about a group of young men who try to kill a commuting administrator and get their just deserts.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4190530/

I’m not very good at recognising actors but it featured this distinctive looking chap from Detectorists, Toby Jones, who was good.

Image


Ha! I see him every parents’ evening that 66 Minor has.

Funny lookin’ fella.


Doesn’t the guy from Vikings also have a kid at your school? Where you live sounds well fancy.


Clive something's (Rollo) kid used to be at the primary school where Mrs 66 teaches.

But it is well fancy. Littered with slebs, dahling, littered.

Nicky Campbell's daughter is also at the youngest's school. Son of the former Archbish of Canterbury, and son of Stephen Moyer and Oscar winner Anna Paquin (know them, natch) were at the older one's school. And Tracey Ullman was totes great best mates with the mother of the latter son so met her lots; she often used to come to school drama things (honestly, dahling, that hill up from the station ought to have a big sign of white letters pegged into it saying CLAPHAMJUNCTIONLAND, it was so tinsely!

CLANG that lot, Doots!





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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by S1K @ Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:31 pm

The father of one of my university flatmates once shared a train compartment with Geoff Capes so I think I win this one.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Dirk @ Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:36 pm

I never pictured Greg as one of those shallow; intellectually deficient people who value fame above talent; achievement or ability and are obsessed with the people like the Kardashians or programmes like celebrity Love Island.

We live and learn
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by span @ Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:17 pm

Dirk wrote:I never pictured Greg as one of those shallow; intellectually deficient people who value fame above talent; achievement or ability and are obsessed with the people like the Kardashians or programmes like celebrity Love Island.

We live and learn

Yes it does sound a bit more expensive than yours doesn't it?
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by S1K @ Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:28 pm

I think I just witnessed a murder
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by ttwiggy @ Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:29 pm

Span dropped DABOOM! right there.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Dirk @ Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:46 pm

span wrote:Yes it does sound a bit more expensive than yours doesn't it?

Very possiby but I don't see the relevance, even if I'd been serious, which of course I wasn't
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by thekungfury @ Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:04 pm

span wrote:
Dirk wrote:I never pictured Greg as one of those shallow; intellectually deficient people who value fame above talent; achievement or ability and are obsessed with the people like the Kardashians or programmes like celebrity Love Island.

We live and learn

Yes it does sound a bit more expensive than yours doesn't it?

:rofl: :rofl:

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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Greg66 @ Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:12 pm

@span

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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Bodhi @ Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:51 pm

Laugh

Good hit Span.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:40 pm

Laugh! God she’s brutally accurate when she wants to be. Poor mr span.
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