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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8625 on: November 09, 2019, 09:06:00 pm »
The Aeronauts

Very pretty, and captured our attention as we looked for the bits of Greenwich used as set-dressing for the ground scenes. But other than that, ideal (once it comes to TV) for dropping off after the Xmas turkey. Our entire row fell asleep ...

Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8626 on: November 09, 2019, 09:32:25 pm »
Netflux's simplified rehash of Shakespeare's Henry V, The King. Entertaining enough but couldn't help feeling they just wanted to get the blah-blah out of the way and have oodles of blokes in armour bashing the shit out of each other.

This was really well made!. Enjoyed it. Speech not as good as Branaghs.

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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8627 on: November 10, 2019, 09:02:27 am »
Netflux's simplified rehash of Shakespeare's Henry V, The King. Entertaining enough but couldn't help feeling they just wanted to get the blah-blah out of the way and have oodles of blokes in armour bashing the shit out of each other.

This was really well made!. Enjoyed it. Speech not as good as Branaghs.

A French review pointed out that Harry was actually itching to have a go at France, so Sean Harris didn't have to cook up a plot.  And the landscape at Azincourt was dead flat apart from a slight rise where the English were assembled.

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Meanwhile, I haz watched the first episode of Green Eggs and Ham and thoroughly enjoyed it. Second childhood approacheth.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8628 on: November 10, 2019, 04:18:20 pm »
The Godfather

We had the offspring over for a stay and she had never seen it. Surprisingly, she made it all the way through. I thoroughly enjoyed it, can’t remember the last time I watched it. They don’t make films like that any more, sadly. And Al Pacino looks so young! I may even watch Pt 2 sometime soon.

Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8629 on: November 10, 2019, 04:44:04 pm »
Noooooowwwwww! 30 years, that makes me feel old!
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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8630 on: November 11, 2019, 09:08:48 pm »
Man Down

Not at all what I thought I was watching.
No spoilers from me.
A bloody good film.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8631 on: November 11, 2019, 11:46:46 pm »
Noooooowwwwww! 30 years, that makes me feel old!

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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8632 on: November 17, 2019, 04:01:49 pm »
Aniara (2018)

Considerably more epic than I expected of a low-budget Swedish science fiction film.  I was loosely aware of the poem that inspired it, but haven't come across the English translations.

Bonus points for female agency and general bleakness.  Anyone expecting a dramatic Hollywood fight between male leads in the final act will be bitterly disappointed.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8633 on: November 17, 2019, 07:24:27 pm »
The Aeronauts

Very pretty, and captured our attention as we looked for the bits of Greenwich used as set-dressing for the ground scenes. But other than that, ideal (once it comes to TV) for dropping off after the Xmas turkey. Our entire row fell asleep ...

We both enjoyed it.  We saw it the night after seeing the joker.   A very different experience but it was a very pleasant film

Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8634 on: November 18, 2019, 09:28:40 am »
Ford vs Ferrari.
I was expecting bad things of this, but being a huge fan of that era of motorsport, I had to see it...and it's actually pretty good, Trailer painted it as 'Americans vs Italians', but it is really a buddy movie called 'Shelby and Miles'.  It is, if anything, anti-Ford.

The racing scenes are so-so, but then, I think if you really want to get an idea of how grueling Le Mans is, you should probably watch the movie Le Mans :D.
Anyway..a solid 8 out of 10 for me.

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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8635 on: November 18, 2019, 09:37:59 am »
Inexplicably retitled "Le Mans '66" on this side of the pond.  TV's Mark Commode gave it a pretty positive review this week but I expect I shall wait until it's out on spinny optical media before applying my +4 Bludgeon of Pedantry to this product.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8636 on: November 18, 2019, 10:34:16 am »
Saw it yesterday - yes, it was good. Entertaining, (mostly) pretty feel-good, quite elegiac at points (at least if you can disregard the sub-philosophical 7000rpm man and machine bollocks).

Ultimately forgettable, of course, but still glad to have seen it on the big screen.

Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8637 on: November 18, 2019, 01:38:12 pm »
I also saw Ford vs Ferrari / Le Mans '66 and enjoyed it.
I thought the racing scenes were exciting although I suspect not very realistic... and I suspect you could be very pedantic all over it if you had the knowledge and inclination to do so.

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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8638 on: November 18, 2019, 08:40:42 pm »
When I rule the world #241

... The Internetz will only contain reviews where folks just say whether they enjoyed stuff or not. Pedants will be torn apart by Ford Mustangs.

Sadly I don't. Yet. So carry on ....
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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8639 on: Yesterday at 09:11:14 am »
At least they didn't do Le Mans '55.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8640 on: Yesterday at 10:03:20 am »
I also saw Ford vs Ferrari / Le Mans '66 and enjoyed it.
I thought the racing scenes were exciting although I suspect not very realistic... and I suspect you could be very pedantic all over it if you had the knowledge and inclination to do so.

A USAnian FB friend has already noted that having circuit X stand in for Daytona International Speedway was a bit obvious and leaving circuit X's C21 scoreboard in shot was Even Worse :demon:
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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8641 on: Yesterday at 02:05:50 pm »
I recall reading some BTL chat on the Guardian about "Rush" and someone made a comment along the lines of "The character made some comment about XYZ seconds and I thought 'I could go round that circuit in XYZ seconds' and then I remembered that they were supposed to be at some other circuit..." and I thought that that was a serious level of knowledge/pedantry!

Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8642 on: Yesterday at 08:09:02 pm »
Midway

Pretty good. 

Altho' they did fail to mention that if they had trusted the radar system set up with the help of British expertise they would have had about  37 minutes to get their aircraft off the tarmac instead of sitting there waiting to be destroyed.  But hey, it was a Sunday morning after a Saturday night..
Sic transit and all that..