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ian

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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8050 on: May 10, 2018, 06:59:19 pm »
Seat-back-movie time again, it's always hard work remembering, I know I watched more than this because I can't sleep on planes. Anyway, I did really enjoy The Death of Stalin, especially Steve Buscemi's turn as Khrushchev and Jason Isaac's splendidly northern Zhukov. Some Maze Runner thing that I think was longer than the actual flight. It might still be playing. The Commuter, in which Liam Neeson has another bad day. Honest, that guy can't go anywhere. Serviceable I suppose, if you enjoy watching Liam have a bad day. 12 Strong awful gung-ho Americana. Don't bother unless you want chew on your own sick.

ETA: Oh, and finally after some Netflix trash of late, Radius, which is worth a punt and good demonstration that with a bit of thought, it's possible to put together a decent low-budget thriller.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8051 on: May 11, 2018, 11:16:14 am »
Finally joined Reading Film Theatre http://readingfilmtheatre.co.uk/ so starting a binge...

Seen:
The Shape of Water - Fanatasy love story set in a US Cold War research facility.  Imaginative and visually beautiful, though perhaps rather a standard love story in the end.
Isle of Dogs - Wes Anderson stop motion animation about dogs banished to a rubbish dump and an attempt to rescue them.  Jolly good fun :-)

Coming Up:
I, Tonya - "Story disgraced competitive figure skater Tonya Harding."
Funny Cow - "Following the rise of a female comedienne in the all-male world of the comedy circuit in the north of England in the late 1970s"

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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8052 on: May 11, 2018, 02:14:20 pm »
Dunkirk

Harrowing viewing, even on the relatively small screen of my home entertainment system (aka telly).

ian

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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8053 on: May 14, 2018, 09:48:23 am »
Infinity War. If you like superheroes making wisecracks and generally having a galaxy-sized beef, it's the best one yet, and is appropriately awesome – sassy script, breathtaking fx, and unrelenting pace. If you're an effete viewer of art house cinema and scared of loud noises, on the other hand, probably best to stay away. One of the few recent movies that earned its long running time and left me thinking done already? As per usual, wait till the end of the credits. I dunno why people still leave when the credits begin to roll on these movies, there's always a coda.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8054 on: May 14, 2018, 10:15:53 am »
The Death of Stalin

I thought this started off very well, but then petered out, getting weaker and harder to follow.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8055 on: May 14, 2018, 12:31:30 pm »
Infinity War. If you like superheroes making wisecracks and generally having a galaxy-sized beef, it's the best one yet, and is appropriately awesome – sassy script, breathtaking fx, and unrelenting pace. If you're an effete viewer of art house cinema and scared of loud noises, on the other hand, probably best to stay away. One of the few recent movies that earned its long running time and left me thinking done already?

Indeed.

I dunno why people still leave when the credits begin to roll on these movies, there's always a coda.
It may not be their first time to see the film.

Although, on our second viewing, we still stayed for the last bit.
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ian

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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8056 on: May 14, 2018, 01:04:07 pm »
Whatever you do though, when watching a movie from the back row of the Imax auditorium, do not look at the bottom of the screen when the credits are rolling.

The only downside to Infinity War is the wait for the next one.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8057 on: May 14, 2018, 03:19:29 pm »
Not seen yet, but bought tickets for: https://www.hulltruck.co.uk/whats-on/hull-truck-screen/harold-lloyd-in-speedy-u/

Hull Truck Theatre are screening 'Speedy' with Harold Lloyd, with live music.
Hooray!
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Kim

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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8058 on: May 15, 2018, 11:43:45 pm »
Easy Rider

In an attempt to make sense of Charlotte's mid-life crisis (which appears to be going rather well).  I'm not sure any of it actually made sense, per se.
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T42

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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8059 on: May 16, 2018, 08:19:56 am »
A Chinese Ghost Story, "martial arts" "romantic comedy horror film" which is quite good fun all the same.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8060 on: May 19, 2018, 03:40:00 pm »
Apocalypto

Some nice visuals, but not much of a story - even with considerable artistic license used re: timelines.  I wouldn't say it's the worst two hours I've ever spent in front of a screen, but definitely worth a (dis)Honourable Mention.
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ian

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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8061 on: May 21, 2018, 08:21:15 am »
Deadpool II. I thought a quite brave directorial decision to move away from the needless swearing and violence of the first and instead spend three hours meditating on the nature of power and meaning of death to a superhero. I found it an emotionally moving and draining, yet ultimately worthwhile, experience.
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T42

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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8062 on: May 21, 2018, 10:41:20 am »
You mean like Jesus Christ Superstar on ice?
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Kim

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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8063 on: May 27, 2018, 10:50:41 pm »
Black Panther

Certainly one of the more watchable Marvel films, even though it wasn't played for laughs.  Probably because of its refreshingly sensible model of masculinity and high Bechdel-Wallace test compliance.  Very pretty, but in a completely different way to Doctor Strange.  And all that lovely representation that's been discussed passim.

Basically, it's what Wonder Woman was trying to be.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8064 on: May 28, 2018, 08:44:14 am »
Mission Impossible IV (Ghost Protocol).

It's a 6/10 competent entertaining action movie, with a lot of humour added by Mr Pegg*. So 8/10, and N loved it. A reminder that straight action movies (i.e. without humour or romance elements) are very rarely worth watching. This one had a nice balance, never got boring, or too serious, or too gory - and unlike some recent Bond movies, didn't suffer too-many-endings-itis.

The only other MI i've seen was II (seems about a billion years ago), which I don't recall being very interesting at all. I believe Simon Pegg is in IV, V and VI, so I'll probably watch those. Did the non-Pegg episodes have any humour to them? I'm not optimistic ...


*I proper splorted at his best moment in this (pretty absurd) scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DkV8WE7DFA
(I know it's beyond sad to quote my own post, but I feel there's a nice progression here, and you don't have to read it ... )



Mission Impossible V: Rogue Nation.  :thumbsup:

They've almost got this nailed now. More of the same from the first Pegg romp, but possibly better. They've basically thrown away all the annoying sh1te that modern action blockbusters drool over, and just got the basics right; action, humour, pace, all in the right proportions with a quality cast.

It's kinda like one of the better Roger Moore bond movies in tone - but more stylish, and modern script/characters/production.

Fans of Rev will enjoy seeing  Tom Hollander reunited with https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_McBurney :)
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ian

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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8065 on: May 29, 2018, 10:28:51 am »
Not seen the latest one, but I quite like the Mission Impossibles, though the first one was a bit dull until they got away from trying to make a 60s film in a modern stylee. Tom Cruise, however much you want to dislike him, really does carry them and never seems to taking the movies seriously. They're a nice antidote to the Bourne-esque pofacery school of action movies that has infected the last couple of Bonds.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8066 on: June 04, 2018, 12:18:09 pm »
Watched Solo.
Garbage movie, but Emilia Clarke made it tolerable.

Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8067 on: June 13, 2018, 07:31:58 am »
Solo...and much to my surprise, absolutely loved it.

Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8068 on: June 13, 2018, 10:27:38 pm »
Darkest Hour.     

Worth watching; GO is great.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8069 on: June 13, 2018, 10:53:59 pm »
The Last Jedi.

Meh.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8070 on: June 14, 2018, 12:15:15 am »
**Insert Star Wars Episode of choice**

Meh.

Don't get it. Never did . . .
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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8071 on: June 14, 2018, 06:02:27 am »
The first one was ok. (The real first one, not the money grabbing ‘first’ one)
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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8072 on: June 14, 2018, 08:16:07 am »
Grauniads of the Galaxy - a ragtag team of freelance hacks on a desperate quest for white chocolate. Josh Brolin (uncredited) looks great in blue. Or was it purple?
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ian

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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8073 on: June 14, 2018, 08:23:22 am »
The first one was ok. (The real first one, not the money grabbing ‘first’ one)

The Empire Strikes Back was good too. After that, Ewoks. Rogue One was very good though. The last one was so forgettable I couldn't even tell what it was called. I've not seen Solo yet, it seems like the sort of thing that they couldn't fuck up, loveable rogue Han etc. That said, the reviews have been mostly 'meh.'
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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8074 on: June 14, 2018, 08:25:40 am »
The first one was ok. (The real first one, not the money grabbing ‘first’ one)

So after the first one it kinda went downhill rapidly.

The defence rests.

Meh.
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.