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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by span @ Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:09 am

CJ+ wrote:
Bodhi wrote:Do you need to have seen the first Bladerunner in order to follow this one?

It helps, but it is not essential.

There are also some short (~15 min) films on YouTube that serve as mini prequels.

Shamefully I hadn't and still haven't seen the original, but i absolutely loved the recent one.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Damien Thorn @ Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:35 pm

I'm going to tell you a little about a film I haven't even seen yet. It's from last year, and all I really know about it is that it will be violent and exploitative and that people who know more about films than me have described it as a more-than-adequate example of its subgenre.

Right up my straße!

I won't tell you what the film is yet though. Because it resolutely refuses, REFUSES, to appear on any streaming service available to me, this morning I have ordered it on dvd. Actual dvd. That's right Amazon/Netflix/ShudderTV, you're not the bloody boss of me!

And I fancy doing a little unboxing video, to lead you by the hand through the whole experience of watching a film no-one else in interested in watching. So there.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Damien Thorn @ Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:40 pm

Oh, but also, a film that I HAVE watched. Murder Mystery. An Adam Sandler comedy murder caper with a bafflingly star-riddled cast, and negligibe script or jokes of any form.

Somehow not actually painful to watch. But not really funny either. Mostly painless mild entertainment. Featuring Terence Stamp, Gemma Arterton, David Walliams, Like Evans, Jennifer Aniston. Bonkers.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by DI Burnside @ Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:57 pm

Damien Thorn wrote:Oh, but also, a film that I HAVE watched. Murder Mystery. An Adam Sandler comedy murder caper with a bafflingly star-riddled cast, and negligibe script or jokes of any form.

Somehow not actually painful to watch. But not really funny either. Mostly painless mild entertainment. Featuring Terence Stamp, Gemma Arterton, David Walliams, Like Evans, Jennifer Aniston. Bonkers.


I watched that a few weeks ago but forgot about it as I was watching it.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Deuteronomy @ Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:08 pm

Damien Thorn wrote:Oh, but also, a film that I HAVE watched. Murder Mystery. An Adam Sandler comedy murder caper with a bafflingly star-riddled cast, and negligibe script or jokes of any form.

Somehow not actually painful to watch. But not really funny either. Mostly painless mild entertainment. Featuring Terence Stamp, Gemma Arterton, David Walliams, Like Evans, Jennifer Aniston. Bonkers.


After seeing a couple of his latest efforts, it's forced me to question if Adam Sandler was ever funny.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by CJ+ @ Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:10 pm

I cannot think of a film of his that I didn't think was just a bit shit and cringey, tbh.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Il Duce @ Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:15 pm

CJ+ wrote:I cannot think of a film of his that I didn't think was just a bit shit and cringey, tbh.


He just plays the same sort of tosser in every film he does. Can't stand him or anything he's done.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:21 pm

CJ+ wrote:I cannot think of a film of his that I didn't think was just a bit shit and cringey, tbh.

The golf one was ok at the time. In fact, I’d go so far as to say I very liked it, back then.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Damien Thorn @ Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:43 pm

Happy Gilmore. I liked it too, then. I also enjoyed The Wedding Singer, then. And Punch Drunk Love is the excellent exception that proves he otherwise defaults to crap.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Clown Ice Skater #4 @ Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:48 pm

Damien Thorn wrote:Oh, but also, a film that I HAVE watched. Murder Mystery. An Adam Sandler comedy murder caper with a bafflingly star-riddled cast, and negligibe script or jokes of any form.

Somehow not actually painful to watch. But not really funny either. Mostly painless mild entertainment. Featuring Terence Stamp, Gemma Arterton, David Walliams, Like Evans, Jennifer Aniston. Bonkers.


I watched that a few weeks ago too and it reminded me a bit of Clue.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by thekungfury @ Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:59 pm

Body Of Lies. Di Caprio and Crowe acting the shit out of an intriguing if unoriginal story about CIA in Middle East. Seriously brilliant acting from them plus Mark “where do I know him from?” Strong with a great performance.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Disastrous @ Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:56 pm

thekungfury wrote:Body Of Lies. Di Caprio and Crowe acting the shit out of an intriguing if unoriginal story about CIA in Middle East. Seriously brilliant acting from them plus Mark “where do I know him from?” Strong with a great performance.



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

Post by Il Duce @ Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:29 pm

I have a box set of Tarantino films. Incredibly the only one I hadn't watched was Jackie Brown. How did that happen?
Well I watched it and it was bloody good!
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Clown Ice Skater #4 @ Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:50 pm

Jackie Brown is one of my favourite Tarantino films. I'm not generally a big fan but I liked that one a lot.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Deuteronomy @ Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:54 pm

Blade Runner, the new one.

It was a beautiful thing to watch, but lacking in pace and story.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Mr Roper @ Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:40 pm

John Wick 3

Big fan of the franchise but this latest instalment left me a little bored and unfulfilled. The movie was one big fight scene with little else going on. However, kudos to KR for his fight scenes...Most impressive.


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After visiting the 9/11 museum the wife and I went around the corner to the sphere..It took me a few seconds to notice something wasn't right. That's when NYPD's finest felt my collar and escorted me away. Turns out we'd walked right onto the JW3 set between takes. I got a laugh and a wave from Lawrence Fishburne. Ian McShane did his best to not notice me. Made my day.

The sphere scene didn't make the final cut. Typical.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by HappyGoLucky @ Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:15 am

DI Burnside wrote:
Damien Thorn wrote:Murder Mystery. An Adam Sandler comedy murder caper with a bafflingly star-riddled cast, Bonkers.


I watched that a few weeks ago but forgot about it as I was watching it.

We also watched this last week and would have instaforgot about it too, had we not gone to an event held Deloitte & McLaren Advanced Technologies - why couldn't it have been developments? Imagine working for MAD in an underground bunker near Banbury, I can.

Anyhow, the event was supposed to be showcasing how the two companies use their technology to collaborate to take big data and make digital twins of things allowing you to run alternate strategies risk free to see if they'd actually fly etc. The reality was more like having two bods on the podium spending nearly an hour saying what I just typed without giving any actual real world examples or walk-throughs.

Anyway, the highlight* of the event was that an actual Mclaren driver would be there to answer questions and give an insight into the life of an F1 driver. After the speeches and some harried radio calls as to whether he was or wasn't actually going to show, Carlos Sainz bounded into the room with the look of a man wanting to bound straight back out again. Immediately my wife made two observations, the first being "isn't he small" and the second, the moment he started speaking "was he in that stupid film we watched last night?"

Apparently the key to being a successful racing driver boils down to the clock and hotels. Basically he stays on European time wherever he is and relies on the cleaners to know not to wake him up in the mornings, blackout curtains help him sleep when the sun isn't and the magical ability to order breakfast at 4 in the afternoon keeps him sustained.

Oh, and his dad is really happy he didn't follow him into rallying as it's sooo much more dangerous.

* For others, I've got a serious horn for digital twins at present, so was actually pretty disappoint at the presentation. Even MrsH, who is the literal definition of a Luddite knows more about twinning than they offered up, and thanks to the free flow wine, she let the guy from MAT know it which was funny as anything.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Strawman @ Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:22 am

Mr Roper wrote:John Wick 3

Big fan of the franchise but this latest instalment left me a little bored and unfulfilled. The movie was one big fight scene with little else going on. However, kudos to KR for his fight scenes...Most impressive.


Trivia:
After visiting the 9/11 museum the wife and I went around the corner to the sphere..It took me a few seconds to notice something wasn't right. That's when NYPD's finest felt my collar and escorted me away. Turns out we'd walked right onto the JW3 set between takes. I got a laugh and a wave from Lawrence Fishburne. Ian McShane did his best to not notice me. Made my day.

The sphere scene didn't make the final cut. Typical.


Have you been lurking for 6 years, or just came back after a long gap year? Good film set annecdote.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Monty @ Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:08 am

I was dragged along to sit through Downton last week.
I had to pay for it too.
Luckily it was only a tenner with our over 80's Monday concession.

I quite enjoyed the first couple of TV series they did, so was familiar with (most of) the characters. But gave up after that as it became more and more...soapy.
The film is pretty much an extension of that, but with a story crammed into a couple of hours. Predictable but bearable...just. Maggie Smith is really the only highlight of this, as I was expecting.
A couple of (relatively speaking) 'surprises'. But that's about it.
If you must see it, then I guess you must. But my advice is to stall, and just buy her the DVD for Christmas. I'm sure it'll be out for that. You can then go off and do something else.

In the end I didn't need my night-vision goggles, book and ear plugs. My interest was piqued just enough so as to be polite.

4/10
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Dirk @ Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:31 am

Monty wrote: our over 80's Monday concession.


Who knew? I didn't.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by stuart @ Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:13 pm

I'm watching Sicario. The scene where they go collect the prisoner then escort him over the border through the traffic jam is all brilliantly shot, so tense and ominous.

It's a really great film.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Clown Ice Skater #4 @ Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:27 pm

stuart wrote:I'm watching Sicario. The scene where they go collect the prisoner then escort him over the border through the traffic jam is all brilliantly shot, so tense and ominous.

It's a really great film.


Sicario is one of my favourite films. The second one is good but hasn’t got the electricity of the first one. Still worth a watch though.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by thekungfury @ Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:31 pm

The border scene is incredible. It makes me feel uneasy.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by stuart @ Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:19 pm

I'm watching Dirty Dancing.


First of all, the country club is creepy. It has the feel of a bunch of parents trying to hook their teenage daughters up with a rich guy... It's odd.

Swayzes character is called Johhny Castle, because of course he is. Although that absurdity is nothing compared to the lead female character being called baby' Which is itself creepy if you think about it. I mean, she's clearly meant to be a naive teenager, at one point her parents basically tell her to take makeup off and who she can and can't spend time with... So I would guess she's meant to be 17ish, and a childish 17. Yet, Johnny Castle is clearly at least mid 30s and so far in the film, the police aren't getting involved!

I don't remember that the reason she started dancing was so that Patrick Swayzes dancing partner can get an abortion!

The soundtrack is brilliant, the acting is terrible.

Johhny Castle just said "You don't know what it's like when you come from the streets" The dialog :laugh:


Oh, they just about got caught "dancing", they broke apart quite quick when someone walked in. Johhny Castle knows he's doing something very wrong!

But it's like they are replacing what might be borderline statutory rape with class elitism. Of course the reason he can't fcuk her is because she's rich and he's poor, not because he's probably twice her age!
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by stuart @ Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:26 pm

SHe just told her dad in front of the whole dinner table that she was sleeping with Johhny so he couldn't have stole the wallet. He seems more annoyed and embarrased that she's sleeping with a poor person, rather than the age thing...
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by stuart @ Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:42 pm

WTF. Ok, they are on stage dancing at the end, and he's dancing with what is basically his child bride, and now the Motherfcuker has a conga line going.

It's like, well, he can move his feet well, so let's just give him a child to have his way with.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Deuteronomy @ Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:29 am

stuart wrote:Oh, they just about got caught "dancing", they broke apart quite quick when someone walked in. Johhny Castle knows he's doing something very wrong!


Massive laugh!
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Disastrous @ Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:37 am

Rumour has it they left out quite a graphic scene where he lured into his room for a game of chess and then gets caught ‘castling’ her. Worse than Last Tango in Paris apparently, and the trauma of it is largely blamed for her murder spree in Ireland with Ferris Bueler.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by stuart @ Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:41 am

I've been thinking.

Dirty Dancing is set in the 60s, Johnny Castle is a 30 something predator.

Donnie Darko is set in the 80s, Swayzes Jim Cunningham (JC!) is at this point, after having changed name to hide his past, now a full blown furious paedo. They even have the Sparkle Motion childrens dance troupe thing going on it. Which is very creepy.

I think Donnie Dark and Dirty Dancing are set in the same universe. A universe where Swayze plays a child sex offender.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Clown Ice Skater #4 @ Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:20 am

stuart wrote:Sacrilege


How dare you!
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