Films I have seen

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Fatso posted this 19 June 2016

This man, Bo Gritz, is like Rambo. But he also seems to be more of a dick than Rambo. He is also, apparently, the person that Hannibal from the A Team is based on.

M8D7C posted this 21 June 2016

Watched Southpaw the other night. Good watch! Jake Gyllenhaal is a quality actor so it was always going to be worth a watch. I won't spoil it. I imagine most boxing fans will enjoy. 

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M8D7C posted this 29 June 2016

Watched The Interview at the weekend. Hilarious!

You know what you're going to get with James Franco and Seth Rogen, though for me, Franco really makes it!! 

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Bearsy posted this 07 July 2016

Sing Street is fun movie bout kids+music+paedophiles i would watch it if i was you

SuperMikey posted this 12 July 2016

Ghostbusters...

...ugh, I really didn't want to have to write this. Mild spoilers ahead I guess.

Mixed feelings. I wanted to go and see the film in the cinema to counter-act all the shit that the makers of this film have caught because I think it's been entirely unfair - the film looked ok from the trailers but I think it became popular just to shit on the film for no reason.

The first 2/3 of the film was enjoyable, funny in places and with a couple of quite good laughs. There were equally some jokes that really died a death, but overall it was pretty pleasant and harmless fun. The final 1/3 of the film is a complete mess.

Far too much CGI, a really confusing and not well explained villain and plot and over the top action which is about as far away from Ghostbusters as you can get - these are meant to be scientists not superheroes!

The original cast all have cameos throughout the film, but I wasn't satisfied by a single one of them. They all made me cringe in separate ways. Really awful and you can tell that nobody really wanted to be there.

My feeling leaving the cinema was one of sadness really. There was definite potential here but I think this has to go down as a big swing and a miss. Kristen Wiig and Leslie Jones were fine, Chris Hemsworth was very funny but his stupid guy schtick was way overplayed, Melissa McCarthy was only mildly irritating but Kate McKinnon was trying way too hard to be "the goofy one".

I would be interested in a continuation of this universe, but with a different cast and director. The fact that this was a film starring women in the main roles has absolutely no bearing on this, I just think that the brand is tainted now although it can be salvaged by the right people. Give it 3 or 4 years, get together a mixed team of guys and gals to play the Ghostbusters and make sure that the script is 100% before the film even gets greenlit - you can smell the rewrites on this thing from a mile off.

Overall, it wasn't a complete trainwreck but very disappointing. Whatever credit was built up in the first hour of the film was pissed away really quickly in the last 30 minutes or so which is a massive shame. I think the blame has to go with Paul Feig and the studio who clearly didn't care that they were putting out an inferior product, but rather just shunted the whole thing onto the world stage when it needed a hell of a lot more work.

5/10 bros

TedMaul posted this 12 July 2016

"The Hunt,"  one of the best films i've watched recently.  Not an easy watch tbh, but the performances are incredible.  Thomas Vinterberg, one of the Dogme 95 directors.  Jeez he should make more films.  Mads Miklesson is great in the lead.  He was that bad guy in Casino Royale, Le Schiffre or something.  Also played Hannibal Lector in the TV series.

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SuperMikey posted this 12 July 2016

Originally posted by TedMaul

"The Hunt,"  one of the best films i've watched recently.  Not an easy watch tbh, but the performances are incredible.  Thomas Vinterberg, one of the Dogme 95 directors.  Jeez he should make more films.  Mads Miklesson is great in the lead.  He was that bad guy in Casino Royale, Le Schiffre or something.  Also played Hannibal Lector in the TV series.

 Fantastic film - really speaks to the sensationalism of modern times. Very human characters, at times it felt more like a documentary than a film to me.

TedMaul posted this 12 July 2016

Incredibly affecting film.  I could see how it would pan out but just powerless to stop things, 

Dubai_Phil posted this 13 July 2016

Eddie the Eagle.

Bloody great little film.

BTripz posted this 13 July 2016 - Last edited 13 July 2016

Watched Batman v Superman extended edition the other night.

3 hours of my life that I won't get back, turgid dross about sums it up.

I like Jesse Eisenberg and I think his Lex Luther was way OTT and probbaly the only bright bit of the film!

2.5 hours to build up to THE fight and for what?

Fatso posted this 13 July 2016

Originally posted by BTripz

Watched Batman v Spuerman extended edition the other night.

3 hours of my life that I won't get back, turgid dross about sums it up.

I like Jesse Eisenberg and I think his Lex Luther was way OTT and probbaly the only bright bit of the film!

2.5 hours to build up to THE fight and for what?

 Spuerman has always been a cunt

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TedMaul posted this 15 July 2016

Am I the only person in the world who doesn't rate The Shawshank Redemption?  And why is it always in the top 10 of peoples favourite films? 

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Won Ton posted this 16 July 2016

Originally posted by TedMaul

Am I the only person in the world who doesn't rate The Shawshank Redemption?  And why is it always in the top 10 of peoples favourite films? 

 No, I hate it with a passion, sentimental slop with Morgan Freeman giving the archetypal "magical black man" performance. Just shit.

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Bearsy posted this 16 July 2016

Shawshank is Gr8 movie! I think it gets criticism just cos it hasn't got a typical Hollywood ending - most people don't like to see convicted murderers and wife beaters getting away with it - but I think it's a lot of fun, and the sex scenes are super-erotic!

Fatso posted this 16 July 2016

Warcraft - it was ok, I suppose, if you like Orks.

Won Ton posted this 16 July 2016

Dunno Bear, everyone loved Matt Damon in The Talented Mr Ripley and he was offing people like on a weekly basis and getting away with it. Agree about Shawshank sex scenes though!

pap posted this 17 July 2016 - Last edited 17 July 2016

Went to see Ghostbusters myself today.   Think Super Michael was a tad harsh in his review.   It's a better movie than Ghostbusters II, for a start.   Didn't mind the plot - I've seen some of Paul Feig's work with Melissa McCarthy before.

I watched the Half in the Bag re-review of the original.  I haven't seen their review of this yet.   They hold the original in huge regard.   They love the sarcastic humour, its quotability.  They also say that like Robocop and Total Recall, they're movies that didn't need to be rebooted.   I've seen Total Recall, and gave up on Robocop halfway through.   I'm sort of offended they exist, whereas I'm actually pretty glad this movie does.

It made me laugh.  I think it got the mix of science and comedy right.   I'm glad that they didn't do a beat for beat retread.   The characters are close enough to the originals to be familiar, different enough to be interesting.   Kirsten is an Egon Ronay ashamed of her friends.   McCarthy is definitely the Spengler of the piece.   McKinnon is Venkman channelling the A-Team's Murdoch.  The fourth Ghostbuster seems a lot more fleshed out too.

Areola Grandee posted this 22 July 2016

Originally posted by Dubai_Phil

Cut Bank

 

Should be on Satellite now.

Liam Hemsworth acting and John Malkovich being himself as usual.

A classic old fashioned thriller, following a trail of unintended consequences set in a Mid West no hope town where nothing ever happens

Even a moment that pays some kind of homage to Psycho.

"I want my Parcel."

Really good entertainment, yes you think you can get the storyline/twist after about 10 minutes. Anything else I say would be spoilers.

Low Budget well written, I'd say half as good as a True Detective episode Bear

 sorry that's Being John Malkovich

Areola Grandee posted this 22 July 2016 - Last edited 22 July 2016

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

 

Bittersweet, edgy humour, well acted and just a great wee film. Watch this film.

ericofarabia posted this 22 July 2016

Just watched Sacha Baron Cohen's AKA Ali G's latest offering..... Grimsby.

A lot of Elephant cum and tea bagging so should suit Bearsy a treat!!

Pretty average but some LOL moments as you'd expect.