Author Topic: What was the last film you watched?  (Read 601402 times)

Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #9275 on: January 17, 2021, 02:47:55 am »
The Gentlemen.

Guy Ritchie does drugs.

Did he ever stop?

Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #9276 on: January 17, 2021, 11:31:36 am »
The Gentlemen.

Guy Ritchie does drugs.

Did he ever stop?

Revolver would make a pretty good case for that supposition.  ;D

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolver_(2005_film)
He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.

Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #9277 on: January 17, 2021, 04:32:01 pm »
“Lady Bird”, an gentle and amusing coming of age film.
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #9278 on: January 17, 2021, 09:52:45 pm »
The recent remake of "The Philadelphia Experiment".  The CGI was really, really terrible and the characters were mostly one-dimensional but somehow I stuck with it to the end.  Nice twist.
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #9279 on: January 18, 2021, 12:40:07 am »
The Gentlemen.

Guy Ritchie does drugs.

Did he ever stop?

Revolver would make a pretty good case for that supposition.  ;D

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolver_(2005_film)

Huh, A Besson produced Statham film I haven't seen?!?..I'll have to rectify that.

Jaded

  • The Codfather
  • Formerly known as Jaded
Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #9280 on: January 24, 2021, 01:58:49 am »
The Shawshank Redemption.

Never seen it before. Astonishing, can’t believe I’ve missed it for so long.
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #9281 on: January 24, 2021, 10:10:01 am »
Weird film week (not a deliberate choice, just the films that came up)...

First off The Killing of a Sacred Deer featuring Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell and Barry Keoghan. Heart surgeon accidentally kills man by conducting operation after a few drinks, man's son seeks retribution. So far sounds like standard Hollywood stuff. But the director is the guy who did Lobster and the story is based on Greek myths, including Greek-God-like powers. Well-made film, as you'd expect, but the plot didn't really hold together.

Next up Vivarium with Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg. Young couple get trapped in a vast empty new-build suburban estate, where they are required to bring up a child that arrives in a cardboard box and grows very quickly. Like a cuckoo, as the opening scenes make clear. Overlong for the substance it contains, but thought-provoking.

Lastly Rent-A-Pal low-budget indie with non-famous actors. Lonely 40-year-old man caring for his senile mother descends into psychosis after making friends with a guy on a self-help VHS tape he randomly picks up from a dating agency. Very well done. Resists the expected plot devices, and all the better for it. Not a great film by any means but worth the watch.
Quote from: tiermat
that's not science, it's semantics.

Redlight

  • Enjoying life in the slow lane
Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #9282 on: January 25, 2021, 03:49:38 pm »
The Shawshank Redemption.

Never seen it before. Astonishing, can’t believe I’ve missed it for so long.

And, astonishingly, missed out on the best picture Oscar that year to.... Forrest Gump  :facepalm:
Why should anybody steal a watch when they can steal a bicycle?

Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #9283 on: January 25, 2021, 09:07:48 pm »
Ah, Forrest Gump is a great film, but The Shawshank Redemption is something else.

The Stephen King novella is good, too.  In my head, I had Morgan Freeman's voice narrating every word to me  ;D  It comes as part of a collection of short stories, Different Seasons, which are all excellent.  The Body was made into the wonderful Stand By Me.

Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #9284 on: January 25, 2021, 10:15:33 pm »
Parasite

Finally.

Engaging. Wierd. Dark.
Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.  EOW.

T42

  • *** fool in a hurry
Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #9285 on: January 26, 2021, 08:18:21 am »
The Stephen King novella is good, too.  In my head, I had Morgan Freeman's voice narrating every word to me  ;D  It comes as part of a collection of short stories, Different Seasons, which are all excellent.  The Body was made into the wonderful Stand By Me.

Stephen King is a superb storyteller, even without the weird bollocks.  The first ~100 pages of 'Salem's Lot are devoid of anything creepy but they're such a good story without that you don't miss it.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #9286 on: January 26, 2021, 10:19:46 am »
Agreed; my favourite King novel is Dolores Claiborne.  Apart from the visions at the time of the eclipse, there's nothing supernatural at all, and it's just a great story.  See also: Misery.

mattc

  • n.b. have grown beard since photo taken
    • Didcot Audaxes
Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #9287 on: January 30, 2021, 01:51:22 pm »
The Gentlemen.

Guy Ritchie does drugs.
Saw this last week. I really enjoyed it!

It's not exactly ambitious - it's just more "Lock Stock ..." stuff, but with everything up a notch; tighter, more stylish, more Matthew Mahogany. Without Hugh Grant it's probably just shiny and watchable. He takes it into jolly good entertainment territory. :)
Has never ridden RAAM
---------
No.11  Because of the great host of those who dislike the least appearance of "swank " when they travel the roads and lanes. - From Kuklos' 39 Articles

Jaded

  • The Codfather
  • Formerly known as Jaded
Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #9288 on: January 30, 2021, 01:55:53 pm »
 :thumbsup:
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #9289 on: January 30, 2021, 07:21:34 pm »
+1.  I've watched it twice !   As well as Hugh Grant, I also thought Colin Farrell was brilliant

Jaded

  • The Codfather
  • Formerly known as Jaded
Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #9290 on: January 30, 2021, 11:50:49 pm »
JoJo Rabbit.

Started off great, then tailed off.
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

fd3

Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #9291 on: January 31, 2021, 11:15:36 am »
The Shawshank Redemption.

Never seen it before. Astonishing, can’t believe I’ve missed it for so long.

And, astonishingly, missed out on the best picture Oscar that year to.... Forrest Gump  :facepalm:
Many excellent films missed out on oscars and many second rate films coined them in.  They’re not really about art, but rather about Hollywood self congratulation.
And we know the flag of love is from above/And we can force you to be free

Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #9292 on: January 31, 2021, 08:37:38 pm »
For the first time in 30-odd years, The Neverending Story (with the boys, obvs).  Generally a crock of shit, but with a classic bit of Giorgio Moroder that brought back some 1980s F1 nostalgia (the Ivory Tower Theme).

Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #9293 on: February 01, 2021, 08:49:16 am »
Situation Hopeless... But Not Serious (A comedy war film).

Staring: Alec Guinness, Mike Connors, Robert Redford

Jaded

  • The Codfather
  • Formerly known as Jaded
Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #9294 on: February 01, 2021, 09:11:25 am »
Philophobia

A locally produced and filmed film, with a lot of recognisable locations. A coming of age film set at exam time in summer (so probably more of a history film...)

Maybe a bit long, but beautifully filmed and angst-ridden.
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

Hot Flatus

  • Mediocre polyglot.Scoutmaster and nudist
Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #9295 on: February 01, 2021, 09:15:49 am »
The Gentlemen.

Guy Ritchie does drugs.
Saw this last week. I really enjoyed it!

It's not exactly ambitious - it's just more "Lock Stock ..." stuff, but with everything up a notch; tighter, more stylish, more Matthew Mahogany. Without Hugh Grant it's probably just shiny and watchable. He takes it into jolly good entertainment territory. :)

Watched this last night. Actually it was pretty gripping. Hugh Grant was amazing.

Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #9296 on: February 06, 2021, 02:09:02 pm »
The Dig

True story of the Sutton Hoo excavation in Suffolk in 1939.    Slow.  Ralph fiennes was very good in it though and as usual for Netflix, beautifully shot and produced.   Worth a watch but not as good as the hype IMHO

(Ken stott was also good)

T42

  • *** fool in a hurry
Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #9297 on: February 06, 2021, 02:35:29 pm »
Watched that before the hype and enjoyed it.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Mr Larrington

  • A bit ov a lyv wyr by slof standirds
  • Custard Wallah
    • Mr Larrington's Automatic Diary
Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #9298 on: February 06, 2021, 06:45:59 pm »
TV's Mark Commode was somewhat scathing about the fictitious romantic sub-plot with the fictional RAF pilot, though.

Professor Larrington was afforded a sneak preview by the nice people of Netflix, which was not helped by her intertube connection repeatedly falling over at crucial points in the story.
External Transparent Wall Inspection Operative & Mayor of Mortagne-au-Perche
Satisfying the Bloodlust of the Masses in Peacetime

Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #9299 on: February 07, 2021, 06:50:22 am »
Dude, Where's My Car?

I last saw it 19 years ago.   It was worse than I remembered.
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.