Films I have seen

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BTripz posted this 26 February 2016 - Last edited 26 February 2016

Yeah, reading Paps thing comparing 4 films, if you're stuck in an office job, paticulalrly IT related then you must watch Office Space, we all know a Milton

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pap posted this 26 February 2016

Office Space is my fucking life.

Loads of bosses?  Check!
Onerous paperwork? Check!
"Can you just go ahead and...." (aaaargh!) Check!

I'm also about as credible on rap and hip hop as Michael Bolton.

ant posted this 26 February 2016

Birdman. At turns minimal, pretentious, emotive and artsy. So right up my street, basically. A solid 8/10.

Unfortunately it loses 8 marks for featuring a scene in which Edward Norton (visibly aging - at bloody last) gets off with Emma Stone. No justice in this world.

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TheCholulaKid posted this 29 February 2016

Originally posted by Bucks

Watched Bone Tomahawk tonight.     Just out I believe and Kurt Russell stars as a sheriff in a small town, who sets out with a rag-tag bunch on a rescue mission following a kidnapping by violent persons unknown.   In many ways, an old fashioned western, with plenty of time spent building the characters, the scenario and the resulting tension.  

BUT - its not like any other western film for sure.   Described in one review as 80% western, 20% horror, the violence, when it comes, is brutal and you need to seriously brace yourself for the final 20 minutes or so.   It will not be for everyone but it is brilliantly acted, has great scenery, is darkly witty in places and wow, does it pack a punch.   Loved it. 

Woah. Watched this last night.  Bucks' review is pretty much spot on. Excellent film - loved it.

That scene wil stay with me for a while.

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Bucks posted this 29 February 2016

Top man.  Having read the brilliant reviews after watching it, I was fascinated to learn how the director fought to get funding for years.  He resisted giving the big studios artistic control (they wanted to cut 30 minutes and make lots of other changes).  

It could well become a cult film and I am planning to watch it again soon (though not that scene surprised).

Fatso posted this 29 February 2016

Me and the Mrs started to watch Year One last night, the "comedy" with jack black and Michael cera from 2009. It was awful. Genuinely one of the worst things I have ever seen. We turned it off after half an hour and stared and the carpet instead, which was infinitely more amusing and entertaining.

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Bearsy posted this 03 March 2016

Has anyone seen that new Coen Bros movie? The trailer makes it look like Fun Movie, like Big Lebowski or i.e. O Bro Where Art Thou, but I'm worry if I go see it, it'll turn out to be one of their Other Sort Of Movies, which ain't sposed to be Entertaining, cos they're mostly just trying to Learn you a Lesson.

It's like I was watching Inside Llewyn Davis last night cos it was on tv, and I think I understood it, i.e. there was that one scene where he's driving through the snow and he sees a sign to where his son lives, and he knows he's at crossroads, and needs to make a decision, but he doesn't, he just keeps driving blindly into the snow, and even when it results in near car accident, he doesn't realise he's made a mistake. And I get that. It's sposed to be Metaphor for his Life, but if movie is gonna require using ur Brain to Figure Things Out, I would rather not do that in Cinema. I will do that at some point in future, when I happen to catch it on TV.

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Bearsy posted this 03 March 2016

fk you cunts, I shall watch it myself and Find Out. But if I go to the cinema and Learn Something, I will be v.angar, and I will be coming for you cunts srs.

TheCholulaKid posted this 03 March 2016

Originally posted by Bearsy

fk you cunts, I shall watch it myself and Find Out. But if I go to the cinema and Learn Something, I will be v.angar, and I will be coming for you cunts srs.

 Fucking cinema? You bender.

TheCholulaKid posted this 03 March 2016

And watch Bone Tomahawk, Bearsy. It'll be right up your street.

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pap posted this 03 March 2016

Finally got around to watching Argo.   A tense, serious treatment of a very tumultuous time.  Way to go, Mr Affleck.   The scenes at the airport are something else.

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Bucks posted this 03 March 2016

Originally posted by pap

Finally got around to watching Argo.   A tense, serious treatment of a very tumultuous time.  Way to go, Mr Affleck.   The scenes at the airport are something else.

 Totally this.   Was excellent when I enjoyed it a couple of years back.

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TedMaul posted this 06 March 2016

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TedMaul posted this 07 March 2016

Saw "Hail Caesar" last night Bearsy, It's ok.  I'm a Coen Bros fanboy, but it didn't really work.  Great cast and some sublime set pieces, and references to 50's Hollywood.  It just lacked a focus and drifted.  Poor Coen Bros is still better than most dross :)

TedMaul posted this 07 March 2016

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TedMaul posted this 07 March 2016

Play this and annoy Boris Johnson :)

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Dubai_Phil posted this 07 March 2016

Okaaaaayyy.

Never saw that coming.

So Maze Runner is a Zombie Movie Franchise kick off? Ho hum. (Note to self - read more Teen Targetted Angst driven Literature)

Watched Runner on a plane while eating lunch (that or repeats of Top Gear - shouldda watched Top Gear repeats) - started to watch Scorch Trials - fell asleep.

Sadoldgit posted this 10 March 2016

Went to see Spotlight yesterday. Not the greatest film ever but you could have heard a pin drop at the end and it does what it sets out to do perfectly. Some really good performances in it too. Given the subject matter I can see why Morgan Freeman face showed that element of surprise when he read out the name of the best film oscar winner.

TedMaul posted this 10 March 2016

Anomalisa ... It's an animated movie written and directed by Charlie Kaufman. Kaufman is the most inventive and original writer in Hollywood.  His last film tanked at the box office, so he had to make an animated film.  It's genius though and simultaneously thought provoking and just stays with you after watching. 

 

pap posted this 12 March 2016

I finally caught the final episode of the Hobbit trilogy.  What a pile of arse.  I always had my doubts about Jackson turning a small children's book into a three film epic.  The first two films felt overlong, sure.   This one, despite only being 2 and a half hours long, seemed the worst to me.   It seems to suffer from having loads going on in some areas, and very little in others.  For two thirds of the film, Thorin is just bonkers for the gold and doesn't want to know about fighting, etc.   For a series called the Hobbit, Bilbo is not in it much, mostly relegated to telling Thorin he's being a nob or telling Thorin that orcs are on the way.   He does have a big dilemma for much of the film, but even so, really doesn't feel like his adventure at this point, which makes the end all the more baffling.

People moaned about the multiple endings of LotR.  Personally, I felt it was the only way to do justice to all of the characters the film spends time on.   By necessity, The Hobbit has to spend time on all of these other characters, but only really provides any closure to Bilbo's story, and that is fairly shit.   Jackson goes out of his way to link the films, so the last thing you see is Ian Holm's depiction of the same character answering the door to Gandalf.

Even the small book managed to tell us that Bard becomes the King of Dale, or that Dain becomes the new King Under The Mountain.  These people are already in the film, FFS.   Disappointed.  Rant over.