Films I have seen

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pap posted this 12 March 2016

In much better news, I finally caught Dr Strangelove.   Yes, I know it's crap to be 40 and not have seen it, but better late than never.   It's such a searing critique of the arms race, the influence of fearful speculation in military policy (mineshaft gap = fucking genius) and the then contemporary view that nuclear war was a war worth planning for, fighting and winning.

Sellars is magnificent in all his guises, all very different characters.  My favourite has to be the eponymous Strangelove himself, clearly a gross exaggeration of characters like Werner Von Braun, the former Nazi scientist that ran the Apollo program.

The ending is sublime; ridiculous, poignant with perhaps one of the best song choices I've ever seen in a film.  

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Goatboy posted this 12 March 2016

Just watched Left Behind 'starring' Nicholas Cage.

LOL.

Without doubt one of the biggest piles of shit I have ever seen.

Worth a watch if you want a laugh.

Bathsaint posted this 14 March 2016

On not watching films until far too late in life, I finally got around to seeing Memento the other night. A really superb film that, like Nolan's other films, will stick with me. 

 

Nolan's films are all superb in my opinion, but this really sets up his seeming obsession with identity and trust, which he followed through with The Prestige, Inception and, to an extent, Interstellar. 

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KRG posted this 15 March 2016

Originally posted by Bathsaint

On not watching films until far too late in life, I finally got around to seeing Memento the other night. A really superb film that, like Nolan's other films, will stick with me. 

 

Nolan's films are all superb in my opinion, but this really sets up his seeming obsession with identity and trust, which he followed through with The Prestige, Inception and, to an extent, Interstellar. 

 I generally love Nolan films, but thought Interstellar was shite.

Speaking of shite films, just got back from watching The Revenant. My god is that a dull, ridiculous and bad film.

I like Leo, and he deserves an Oscar, but it's pathetic he got it for that. He basically got an Oscar for spitting an limping. Shame if that is the only film he wins an Oscar for, he's better than that.

Also,  Tom Hardy cannot act. Almost every film he is in he is totally incomprehensible. I get he's all moody, and edgy and smouldering. But ffs man enumerate, cinema ain't cheap these days. 

 

Bullshit film. If I had my coat with me I'd have walked home after 40 mins. 

 

Intiniki posted this 16 March 2016

So to avoid the budget (I'll get angry about it later) I went to the world premier of The Pass at Leicester Square Odeon. Part of the BFI Flare film festival. Russel Tovey plays one of the main characters - a footballer. It was a play at the Royal Court previously. Play and screen play written by an old mate of mine from Southampton. 

They hope to release it in the UK in October. I recommend watching it. Quite a powerful film. 

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Bearsy posted this 16 March 2016

Think I'll pass.

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Bearsy posted this 16 March 2016

Is that the bro from Him & Her tho? I like him i might watch it now.

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Bearsy posted this 16 March 2016

I just looked it up tho & it sounds pretty gay. I'm deffo watching it now. What team does he play for?

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pap posted this 16 March 2016

The other side.

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Bearsy posted this 16 March 2016

I like that Russel Tovey bro srs. It's refreshing to see a gay bro on tv who isn't ridiculously camp RIP

TheCholulaKid posted this 20 March 2016

Originally posted by KRG

Speaking of shite films, just got back from watching The Revenant. My god is that a dull, ridiculous and bad film.

Get a grip, KRG. It's just not that bad. It's not great - I probably won't watch it again for a while - but it's not bad either.

I guess big, manly films just aint your thing.

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Bearsy posted this 20 March 2016 - Last edited 20 March 2016

Room (2015) starts 7 years after a traditional RomCom ends. We aren't subjected to the familiar Will They/Won't They genre-driven tropes, because it's already happened: they've fallen in love, moved in together, and are now settled into their traditional, gender assigned roles. She is the Stay-At-Home-Mom, and he is the Breadwinner. Both are beginning to begrudge their roles.

She, played impeccably by Brie Larsson, has become super-dependent on her Man, almost to the degree that it makes him seem controlling. This is not a modern, working, parent, this is a slobbish, lazy woman, either not willing or not capable of making any effort to support herself. Anything she wants, she expects her Man to supply, and he better bring it quick, and it better meet her specifications!

He (Sean Bridgers) is clearly tired of this, and is struggling to keep up with her demands. We get the sense that money is stretched thin, and that a breaking point is coming.

The third character in this play, and possibly a metaphor for their relationship, is their son, Jack (played by the super-annoying Jacob Trimblay). He has been completely smothered by his Mom, and is now having gender confusion issues. This is exacerbated when his Mom starts to use him as a weapon in her relationship. She poisons him against his father, telling his all sorts of frightful stories, and completely demonising the only positive male role model in his life. She clearly wanted a daughter, and if she can't get one by birth, she's determined to get one by proxy.

Finally, the husband's financial difficulties result in a temporary loss of utilities, and his wife immediately abandons him and goes to live with her parents. Taking their son with her, natch. Fkn gold-digger.

The movie then makes a neat switch; it becomes all about the boy's gender issues: Will he stay as a girl, as his mother demands, or will he get a haircut, and become a Man, like his father?

I won't spoil how it ends, but given then overall mysogynist tone of this movie, you can probably guess!

BEARSY'S RATING:

I would give this movie 2 bones out of 5! It had some neat ideas, but I think they could've made the female character more sympathetic, and being the super-romantic that I am, I still think it would've been more satisfying if our two lovers had got back together at the end RIP

Bearsy posted this 22 March 2016 - Last edited 22 March 2016

Fast Five on Film Four Freeview.

I've never seen a Fast & Furious film before, but I was short of options cos of Hotel Freeview RIP. Do people really enjoy this bilge? I only made it about 10 mins. The opening scene, when they want to free Vin Diesel from prison and come up with the clever plan of following him out into the desert, and then ramming the prison bus with their sports cars, upset me v.badly.

So I turned over and watched a film called The Internship on Other Channel. It wasn't much better. I would like to bang Rose Byrne.

 

 

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pap posted this 22 March 2016

Originally posted by Bearsy

Fast Five on Film Four Freeview.

I've never seen a Fast & Furious film before, but I was short of options cos of Hotel Freeview RIP. Do people really enjoy this bilge? I only made it about 10 mins. The opening scene, when they want to free Vin Diesel from prison and come up with the clever plan of following him out into the desert, and then ramming the prison bus with their sports cars, upset me v.badly.

So I turned over and watched a film called The Internship on Other Channel. It wasn't much better. I would like to bang Rose Byrne.

 I've seen a few of them, not necessarily in sequence.   They are Big Dumb Films with cars in them, basically.   If you like cars, and like seeing cars doing insane stuff, then they're okay.   I find weed helps.    Wouldn't go out of my way to watch one, but don't actually mind them that much when I do.

One thing I never liked about Paul Walker (RIP) was his aural similarity to Keanu Reeves.   

 

Dubai_Phil posted this 22 March 2016

Jupiter Rising.

So close but so - oh dear.

It reminded me of a classic Sci Fi Soap Opera, the type that fills 1000+ pages in a Novel and breeds 5 or more sequels creating a Universe (reminded me of Peter F Hamilton).

So on that score it was a great film and concept.

Except it needed about 4 or 5 Series on TV to tell the story properly, so what could have been a classic Sci Fi movie was cropped into a Disneyland ride crock of shit, made worse by Channing big Ears Tatum showing why he should go back to being a Male Stripper.

What a missed opportunity that was.

Still, it is worth watching with a TV Dinner for some of the action and Mila Kunis is watcheable in anything

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Bearsy posted this 23 March 2016

I went & saw 10 Cloverfield Lane in the Cinemas. It was Quite Good. It had good Dramas, and only the last 10 mins was capeshit. I was tote facepalming the pre-film trailers tho, it was capeshit, capeshit, capeshit RIP

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pap posted this 02 April 2016 - Last edited 02 April 2016

I have been watching the Dirty Harry films.   I quite like Dirty Harry.  He is rude to his bosses, ruthless with perps and as Homer Simpson might shout, "he gets results, you stupid chief".

Watching the movies, I kept noticing a specific actor.  He has been in all three so far, and in all cases, pretty much plays the most prominent black guy in each movie.    In the first movie, he's a bank robber.  In the second movie, he's credited as "Pimp".  In the third, he's the leader of a black activist cell.   His name is Albert Popwell.  He died in 1999.  RIP.

Now do I give the film makers the benefit of the doubt, and assume that this is some unwritten character arc buried deep in the tapestry of another legend, or do I conclude that they only knew one black bro and thought that the audience would never notice the similarity?

Goatboy posted this 02 April 2016

Watched Bridge of Spies last night. It was quite good. There was no sex in it and hardly any swearing. In fact, there wasn't much in it at all. Of anything. But it was ok enjoyable.

Jack Schitt posted this 02 April 2016

Without trawling all the way back through to see if it's already been suggested, I absolutely love this film. Watched it again last night:

TedMaul posted this 02 April 2016

Originally posted by Dubai_Phil

Jupiter Rising.

So close but so - oh dear.

It reminded me of a classic Sci Fi Soap Opera, the type that fills 1000+ pages in a Novel and breeds 5 or more sequels creating a Universe (reminded me of Peter F Hamilton).

So on that score it was a great film and concept.

Except it needed about 4 or 5 Series on TV to tell the story properly, so what could have been a classic Sci Fi movie was cropped into a Disneyland ride crock of shit, made worse by Channing big Ears Tatum showing why he should go back to being a Male Stripper.

What a missed opportunity that was.

Still, it is worth watching with a TV Dinner for some of the action and Mila Kunis is watcheable in anything

 ok?