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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Il Duce @ Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:15 am

Deuteronomy wrote:
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S1K wrote:I’ve never seen Inglorious Basterds because the misspelling in the title annoyed me.


They spelled inglorious incorrectly too: Inglourious.

Now you have 2 reasons not to watch a great film.


It's not a great film though.


I think it is.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by minimoog @ Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:46 am

Damien Thorn wrote:Reviews of the new Star Wars are lukewarm at best.
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It got 4/5 ‘thrilling, fun-filled’ in the Guardian
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Damien Thorn @ Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:05 am

Damien Thorn wrote:Reviews of the new Star Wars are lukewarm at best, except from The Guardian which was very positive. Anybody made the effort yet? I'll be going with my son next week, but my enthusiasm is weak.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by thekungfury @ Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:48 am

Damien Thorn wrote:6 Underground
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Beyond that, the film is horrific to look at, oversaturated and ghastly. Obnoxiously loud and crass, and tiptoes through murky geopolitical waters with the grace of a hippopotamus carrying tray of occasional biscuits falling down some steep stairs.

I enjoyed it, but I don't think I ever want to see it again.

Big laugh and agree

You get the feeling Michael Bay sat down and said “Michael Bay is going to Michael Bay the shit out of this Michael Bay movie”. You just know he’s a third person full name type of guy.

There were so many moments where you’d say “Why would you even? Why are they even?”. There was one clip where the Alfa was being chased by a Maserati down a one way street (the wrong way, obv) and some scooters rode in between the 2 cars right as the baddies were shooting so they got shot. Why would you even?

Brilliantly OTT but also self-aware in a way films like Transformers or Fast & Furious aren’t and they try to be sincere. I lolled when the trademark slo-mo Michael Bay pigeon hit the woman in the face.

Imagine that film without Reynolds though. I would have angrily hated it as opposed to enjoying it.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Käsemeister @ Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:55 am

Damien Thorn wrote:
Damien Thorn wrote:Reviews of the new Star Wars are lukewarm at best, except from The Guardian which was very positive. Anybody made the effort yet? I'll be going with my son next week, but my enthusiasm is weak.


Friends saw the previews a couple of weeks ago and all enjoyed it, though acutely aware the storyline had collapsed and had to be rewritten at the 11th hour. Production has been a bit of a mess, but they’ve thrown the sink at it. Shame so much ended up being cut.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Damien Thorn @ Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:04 pm

thekungfury wrote:
Damien Thorn wrote:6 Underground

Imagine that film without Reynolds though. I would have angrily hated it as opposed to enjoying it.


I tried to imagine it with someone other than RR. Statham, maybe. It would be irredeemably awful! Having RR Deadpool his way through it made what fun it contained, fun.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Disastrous @ Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:41 pm

thekungfury wrote:
Damien Thorn wrote:6 Underground
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Beyond that, the film is horrific to look at, oversaturated and ghastly. Obnoxiously loud and crass, and tiptoes through murky geopolitical waters with the grace of a hippopotamus carrying tray of occasional biscuits falling down some steep stairs.

I enjoyed it, but I don't think I ever want to see it again.

Big laugh and agree

You get the feeling Michael Bay sat down and said “Michael Bay is going to Michael Bay the shit out of this Michael Bay movie”. You just know he’s a third person full name type of guy.

There were so many moments where you’d say “Why would you even? Why are they even?”. There was one clip where the Alfa was being chased by a Maserati down a one way street (the wrong way, obv) and some scooters rode in between the 2 cars right as the baddies were shooting so they got shot. Why would you even?

Brilliantly OTT but also self-aware in a way films like Transformers or Fast & Furious aren’t and they try to be sincere. I lolled when the trademark slo-mo Michael Bay pigeon hit the woman in the face.

Imagine that film without Reynolds though. I would have angrily hated it as opposed to enjoying it.


I watched this last night. I properly can’t stand RR so that wasn’t a good start. Everything else was as above. Bewildering.

I was a bit drunk too, so also failed to fully grasp why a lot of the things were happening but I’m not sure sobriety would have made it make any more sense. I still sort of enjoyed in some weird way but I’ve no idea why.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Doctor Congo @ Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:14 pm

Damien Thorn wrote:Reviews of the new Star Wars are lukewarm at best. Anybody made the effort yet? I'll be going with my son next week, but my enthusiasm is weak.


Saw it today, actually I really enjoyed it. It’s silly and a bit too fast paced but much much better than the last one and even episode 7. Quite emotional at certain points too. The reviews have got it quite wrong.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by dirtyboy @ Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:30 am

Disastrous wrote:
thekungfury wrote:
Damien Thorn wrote:6 Underground
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Beyond that, the film is horrific to look at, oversaturated and ghastly. Obnoxiously loud and crass, and tiptoes through murky geopolitical waters with the grace of a hippopotamus carrying tray of occasional biscuits falling down some steep stairs.

I enjoyed it, but I don't think I ever want to see it again.

Big laugh and agree

You get the feeling Michael Bay sat down and said “Michael Bay is going to Michael Bay the shit out of this Michael Bay movie”. You just know he’s a third person full name type of guy.

There were so many moments where you’d say “Why would you even? Why are they even?”. There was one clip where the Alfa was being chased by a Maserati down a one way street (the wrong way, obv) and some scooters rode in between the 2 cars right as the baddies were shooting so they got shot. Why would you even?

Brilliantly OTT but also self-aware in a way films like Transformers or Fast & Furious aren’t and they try to be sincere. I lolled when the trademark slo-mo Michael Bay pigeon hit the woman in the face.

Imagine that film without Reynolds though. I would have angrily hated it as opposed to enjoying it.


I watched this last night. I properly can’t stand RR so that wasn’t a good start. Everything else was as above. Bewildering.

I was a bit drunk too, so also failed to fully grasp why a lot of the things were happening but I’m not sure sobriety would have made it make any more sense. I still sort of enjoyed in some weird way but I’ve no idea why.



I watched it all the way through last night with a mate, he said "it's as if you me and wally (another mate) had a few beers and wrote the film....billionaire, yep, fit birds, yep, fast cars, ridiculous body count, but no actual experience of writing stories....just the sort of stuff we'd dream up when younger"

I enjoyed the deaths....particularly when the truck was bouncing down the stairs and the dude flew out the windscreen and then got hit by the car....laughed more than I should.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Greg66 @ Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:48 am

dirtyboy wrote:
Disastrous wrote:
thekungfury wrote:
Damien Thorn wrote:6 Underground
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Beyond that, the film is horrific to look at, oversaturated and ghastly. Obnoxiously loud and crass, and tiptoes through murky geopolitical waters with the grace of a hippopotamus carrying tray of occasional biscuits falling down some steep stairs.

I enjoyed it, but I don't think I ever want to see it again.

Big laugh and agree

You get the feeling Michael Bay sat down and said “Michael Bay is going to Michael Bay the shit out of this Michael Bay movie”. You just know he’s a third person full name type of guy.

There were so many moments where you’d say “Why would you even? Why are they even?”. There was one clip where the Alfa was being chased by a Maserati down a one way street (the wrong way, obv) and some scooters rode in between the 2 cars right as the baddies were shooting so they got shot. Why would you even?

Brilliantly OTT but also self-aware in a way films like Transformers or Fast & Furious aren’t and they try to be sincere. I lolled when the trademark slo-mo Michael Bay pigeon hit the woman in the face.

Imagine that film without Reynolds though. I would have angrily hated it as opposed to enjoying it.


I watched this last night. I properly can’t stand RR so that wasn’t a good start. Everything else was as above. Bewildering.

I was a bit drunk too, so also failed to fully grasp why a lot of the things were happening but I’m not sure sobriety would have made it make any more sense. I still sort of enjoyed in some weird way but I’ve no idea why.



I watched it all the way through last night with a mate, he said "it's as if you me and wally (another mate) had a few beers and wrote the film....billionaire, yep, fit birds, yep, fast cars, ridiculous body count, but no actual experience of writing stories....just the sort of stuff we'd dream up when younger"

I enjoyed the deaths....particularly when the truck was bouncing down the stairs and the dude flew out the windscreen and then got hit by the car....laughed more than I should.


I agree with the first part. I watched it thinking this is like a group of teenagers who’ve only ever watched video games, soft porn, Transformers 1, John Wick 3, only the car chases from every Fast & Furious film and music videos made a film for a school project. Because they have nothing grounded in reality to work from, the output is bizarre and makes no concessions to its audience.

It’s total nonsense.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Käsemeister @ Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:12 pm

Käsemeister wrote:
Damien Thorn wrote:
Damien Thorn wrote:Reviews of the new Star Wars are lukewarm at best, except from The Guardian which was very positive. Anybody made the effort yet? I'll be going with my son next week, but my enthusiasm is weak.


Friends saw the previews a couple of weeks ago and all enjoyed it, though acutely aware the storyline had collapsed and had to be rewritten at the 11th hour. Production has been a bit of a mess, but they’ve thrown the sink at it. Shame so much ended up being cut.


Saw it yesterday. Thanks to things I totally wasn’t in the mood and yet thoroughly enjoyed it. Great cameos, nice nods to earlier films and canon/non-canon TV series and books, right amount of pathos. Only criticism is it actually could have done with being a half hour longer to allow the multitude of characters to have more space to breathe.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Doctor Congo @ Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:36 pm

Käsemeister wrote:
Käsemeister wrote:
Damien Thorn wrote:
Damien Thorn wrote:Reviews of the new Star Wars are lukewarm at best, except from The Guardian which was very positive. Anybody made the effort yet? I'll be going with my son next week, but my enthusiasm is weak.


Friends saw the previews a couple of weeks ago and all enjoyed it, though acutely aware the storyline had collapsed and had to be rewritten at the 11th hour. Production has been a bit of a mess, but they’ve thrown the sink at it. Shame so much ended up being cut.


Saw it yesterday. Thanks to things I totally wasn’t in the mood and yet thoroughly enjoyed it. Great cameos, nice nods to earlier films and canon/non-canon TV series and books, right amount of pathos. Only criticism is it actually could have done with being a half hour longer to allow the multitude of characters to have more space to breathe.


I agree, there was one storyline that also didn’t get a conclusion....what was Finn going to say? It was almost a bit too fast paced and some scenes, like space battles could’ve done with being longer to fully appreciate them. The reviews are almost all completely wrong in my view. It’s so much better than the last one.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Greg66 @ Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:54 pm

Agree with KM and Doc. We’ve just got back from it and loved it. By far the best of the third trilogy and up there with IV and V.

The first 40 mins though is like watching a film on fast forward. That could have some with some decompression.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Doctor Congo @ Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:20 pm

Greg66 wrote:Agree with KM and Doc. We’ve just got back from it and loved it. By far the best of the third trilogy and up there with IV and V.

The first 40 mins though is like watching a film on fast forward. That could have some with some decompression.


Glad you agreed. Pace is much too fast for significant portions of the film. Despite that it’s a great film with much more narrative than the last one.

Just saw Vice. Was a great and also terrifying film, brilliant performance by Christian Bale.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Disastrous @ Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:44 am

Saw it last night and thought it was superb!

My lack of enthusiasm for moooaaar Star Wars has been documented on here and I wasn’t especially in the mood for it but a film-fan friend with similar taste said he’d really enjoyed it so I resolved to go.

Very glad I did. Felt like a ‘proper’ Star Wars Film and I actually found myself feeling like a wee boy again at times. The slightly cringe inspirational speeches and stuff hit their mark very well in the context of the original trilogy and and more than anything else, it made me want to be heroic in a way that none of the others have done since the originals.

I had a long debate about what the ‘point’ of these films is recently and I argued that they should make kids want to be heroes, to recreate the scenes, hurt themselves jumping out trees copying Han Solo or whatever...and this last one really hit the mark there for me. (Definitely I’d be Dameron out the new lot, since you ask)
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by CJ+ @ Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:32 am

I watched John Wick 3 Parabellum last night.

Cor, it was ace!

He shoots lots of people. Lots and lots and lots. But it's all done so stylish-like that you're all "go on, John! shoot another one! In the face, that's right!" all the way through it.

A lot of people got kicked/punched/shot/bitten in the bollocks, too.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Damien Thorn @ Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:53 am

I especially enjoy the random weapon museum sequence near the beginning, with the punching > stabbing > shooting. And the eye.

And the horse head-kicking a little later.

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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by thekungfury @ Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:02 pm

Saw Star Wars today and generally agree with what’s been said so far. Loved the nods to fans which didn’t feel shoehorned or cheesy. Oooteeeenieee!

As much as I’m a Star Wars fan I’m glad it’s come to an end. No doubt Disney will pad out some origin stories which I’ll happily watch them but the story has properly finished now and it ended how it had to end.

No Jar-Jar Binks. Well done.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Doctor Congo @ Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:21 pm

Do watch The Mandalorian when you can. Truly excellent series.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Damien Thorn @ Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:56 am

I've watched a few films over Christmas of course, but none of the new ones. Standout of the bunch was the simply wonderful Paddington 2. Absolutely lovely, a perfect family film accomplished without any cringe or pandering (haha "panda-ing". It's a bear joke).

The whole family loved it and the message that being nice makes the world nicer couldn't be more appropriate.

New Year's Resolutions? Be more Paddington.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by thekungfury @ Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:28 am

It's so wholesome without straying into saccharin, which must be so hard to do in these cynical times.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Damien Thorn @ Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:35 am

I just loved it. It made me want to be a nicer person, and it made me laugh a lot. Hard to imagine that there's anything better you could take away from any film.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by stuart @ Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:46 am

Doctor Congo wrote:Do watch The Mandalorian when you can. Truly excellent series.


Where can you watch this?
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Doctor Congo @ Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:00 pm

stuart wrote:
Doctor Congo wrote:Do watch The Mandalorian when you can. Truly excellent series.


Where can you watch this?


Torrent at the moment.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Turntable @ Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:18 am

I watched The Gentlemen at the weekend which is the new Guy Ritchie gangster film.

Perhaps because Id read nothing about it and my expectations were low, I absolutely loved this film. Right back to Lock Stock days but a touch more polished, in a good way.
I had my doubts about Matthew Mconognsey as a gangster but he was brilliant. As ever, sharp dialogue, superb original storyline and excellent characters made this immensely enjoyable.
I went with my daughter and we watched snatch the following night for nostalgia/comparison and we both agreed that the Gentlemen was definitely better.
8.75/10 for me. Been ages since Ive enjoyed a film so much and its one of those that you are really wanting not to end.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Damien Thorn @ Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:56 am

You may remember I started to watch some "classic" films with my son. Well, also my daughter, as we've just finished watching the timeless wonder that is Flash Gordon from 1980.

I'll never forget going to see it when it was released at the cinema when I was ten, and I wondered how Little Miss Mischief would take to it as she's now ten as well. But of course the film is four decades old, all of a sudden.

She loved it! And I was swept right back on a swirling tide of nostalgia, saying lines of dialogue I didn't even know I knew right along with the characters.

And when Klytus's eyes graphically popped out as he's impaled on Brian Blessed's spike (no homo!) - a moment I recall shocking me with its sudden horror when I was small - my daughter burst out with a guffaw of incredulous laughter.

Different times.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Il Duce @ Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:22 am

Watched "Heat" last night on Film 4.

Pacino. De Niro. What more could you want?

I'd forgotten how good it was.

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

Post by Deuteronomy @ Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:56 am

Il Duce wrote:Watched "Heat" last night on Film 4.

Pacino. De Niro. What more could you want?

I'd forgotten how good it was.

10/10


It really is superb, isn't it.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by thekungfury @ Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:47 am

Apparently Mann kept DeNiro and Pacino apart during filming and it was only at that scene that they first got together. He gave them individual direction but didn’t tell the other how it would be played.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by DI Burnside @ Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:03 am

Fury - Brad Pitt being a FCUKING HERO again.

Plenty of "Oof !" moments.

Decent enough, a 7 from me.
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