Films I have seen

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Dubai_Phil posted this 07 August 2016

Originally posted by pap

Originally posted by TheCholulaKid

Tbf, when I saw the trailer at the cinema it was pretty obvious I'd only be enjoying this film if I was smoking something.

 That would certainly help. one feels.   The missus enjoyed it too, but again, she has played WoW.   Both of use wondered how accessible it would be to people that have not.   

 I don't do any games - not even Solitaire.

And you are correct it was TOTALLY unaccessible bordering on shit.

Don't get me wrong I enjoy a good action flick or fantasy or Sci Fi (have you seen Beyond yet?) But I must have some form of empathy towards it.

For eg my Empathy towards Preacher is that it is visually stunning, well acted and the location is great, and the script is interesting entertaining and intelligent. The empathy comes from WANTING to find out more (Apart from the kid with no face - I know that already and it is just not noce TV when he is on)

In Beyond Justin Lin does his FAMILY thing from the F&F franchise so that for once we CARE about the crew and get into the characters and jokes.

It's like Tomb Raider, the only empathy there was wanting to see Angie's (now sadly no more) Bewbs so it was wallpaper. Warcraft wasn't even that absorbing.

What's an Orc?

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Saintfully posted this 07 August 2016

Watched Sicario last night and enjoyed it. Thought story was too linear but it didn't detract too much.

Film also notable for use of 'finger in ear' technique of extracting confession. It made me want to see how far I could get my own finger into an ear but haven't tried yet. Will update if this should happen.

It also made me remember how great A Prophet is - I will now watch this again. 

 

SuperMikey posted this 08 August 2016

Suicide Squad.

Yeesh, what a mess. I was really looking forward to this, but it was badly written, horribly directed and edited and was incredibly disappointing.

Studio pressures didn't help at all but this could have been so much better. There are good bits, but they're massively overshadowed by the gaping holes in the film's pacing and structure.

4/10

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pap posted this 09 August 2016

It's a sad, sad story.  The problem for DC is that they're years behind Marvel in getting a coherent universe together.   I guess their execs felt that they simply didn't have the time to put a connected universe together.   A huge shame, and unnecessary too.

DC has arguably got the most iconic characters, but has far fewer household names.   They simply didn't need the run up that Marvel did.  Their films are disjointed, with little heart, soul or characterisation.   The shame of this particular movie is that they might have actually had something decent a year ago, showed it to a test audience, and started reshooting.

They don't know what they're doing.

TedMaul posted this 09 August 2016

It's more a case of risk aversion and profit driven motives.  Disney Corp have an agenda to buy up movie franchises (Star Wars Lucas Films, Marvel Films, Pixar) and release movies that propagate others.  It's a business management model.  There's limited space in distribution (ie cinema seats), so fill them and reduce other companies access.  Warner Bros are now desperately trying to create a franchise.

TedMaul posted this 09 August 2016

It's risk averse for these idiots because a comic book movie has a built in audience of the demographic they like.  Hence the great opening weekend numbers and then the major drop off after 3 days when word of mouth (social media, reviews etc) kick in.

Movies are now more tailored towards China for obvious reasons.  Warcraft, made only $50m but huge in China because of the MMO gaming history.  There's a huge trend in blockbuster films now of less plot/dialogue and more big CGI action. 

pap posted this 09 August 2016 - Last edited 09 August 2016

Originally posted by TedMaul

It's more a case of risk aversion and profit driven motives.  Disney Corp have an agenda to buy up movie franchises (Star Wars Lucas Films, Marvel Films, Pixar) and release movies that propagate others.  It's a business management model.  There's limited space in distribution (ie cinema seats), so fill them and reduce other companies access.  Warner Bros are now desperately trying to create a franchise.

They're going about it completely the wrong way, and with the wrong movies.   Suicide Squad is a decent case in point.  Does anyone really give a shite about many of these characters?   Harley Quinn is the most famous, and she was retconned into the DC Universe after making her first appearance in Batman: The Animated Series.

I realise that having a director like Nolan handling a property like Batman has fucked them up, particularly as he had no interest in his universe being a part of anything else.  A real shame.  Bale's Batman was perfect for what they're setting up.  They could have done a decent Man of Steel II, covered Wonder Woman, done a Flash movie, and they'd have been good to go.  

By incorporating other players in these movies as significant, but not overpowering presences, like Marvel have done with Falcon, Hawkeye and Black Widow, DC could have been ready.  Most people who've seen Marvel films know who those characters are, and they haven't had their own films yet.  Same deal with Nick Fury.

Downey Jr posted a teaser for Marvel's Infinity Wars.   It's got an insane roster of pre-established stars from both the film and TV universes.  It's joined up.  DC fucked up, and there really is no good reason for them to have done so.

 

TedMaul posted this 09 August 2016

There is room for more originaliy and slightly more adult stuff. 

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TedMaul posted this 09 August 2016

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ericofarabia posted this 09 August 2016

Originally posted by TedMaul

 Ted just seen your posts on Guilty Pleasures fred .... I guess you will have seen "Control" but in case you haven't you really must.

Really moving.... great sound track ... left me not wanting to talk to anybody straight afterwards I felt so sad at the waste of such talent.

TedMaul posted this 09 August 2016

Yeah i've seen it Eric.  One of the best British musical biopics in recent years smile If not any Brit film recently.  Anton Corbijns first movie.  I'm not really old enough for Ian Curtis to have some relevance, but it looks amazing and recreates the world and draws you in.

TedMaul posted this 09 August 2016

Will watch it again tomorrow laughing

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Fatso posted this 13 August 2016

I watched the Jason Bourne film last night. It was as expected, exciting, chases, fighting. I enjoyed it.

TheCholulaKid posted this 13 August 2016

I watched Finding Dory yesterday. It was pretty poor by Pixar's standards. My kids enjoyed it though.

Fatso posted this 22 August 2016

Finally got round to watching Sicario and enjoyed it thoroughly. 

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pap posted this 23 August 2016

I watched Creed for the second time and wanted to mention it.  If the purpose of a Rocky-llke film is to pull the heart strings, show a boxer on a journey and show some good fights, then it hits all of those things for me, better than many of the actual Rocky sequels.   I love the reworking of the running scene.   It does of course, also feature quite a few shots of Liverpool.

Bellew did alright as the antagonist, but his boxing was better than his acting.  I still probably wouldn't say that to his face.   Looking forward to the sequel when as predicted, Adonis Creed becomes the future of that division.

Perhaps in Creed IV, he'll fight Russia or China's best boxer, depending on who the US likes least at the time lou_sunnies

TheCholulaKid posted this 23 August 2016

Originally posted by Fatso

Finally got round to watching Sicario and enjoyed it thoroughly. 

Cartel Land (also on Netflix) worth watching if you enjoyed Sicario.  

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Bearsy posted this 23 August 2016

Originally posted by pap

I watched Creed for the second time and wanted to mention it.  If the purpose of a Rocky-llke film is to pull the heart strings, show a boxer on a journey and show some good fights, then it hits all of those things for me, better than many of the actual Rocky sequels.   I love the reworking of the running scene.   It does of course, also feature quite a few shots of Liverpool.

Bellew did alright as the antagonist, but his boxing was better than his acting.  I still probably wouldn't say that to his face.   Looking forward to the sequel when as predicted, Adonis Creed becomes the future of that division.

Perhaps in Creed IV, he'll fight Russia or China's best boxer, depending on who the US likes least at the time lou_sunnies

 I feel like I'm missing something with that movie, cos i thought it was shite, but i've heard quite a few bros recommend on it, and not all of them was dumbass like u

Bearsy posted this 30 August 2016 - Last edited 30 August 2016

I watched a movie yesterday. It was a black and white movie from Olden Times. It was about this bro, and he was on a Ship, and there was a bird, and she was trying to trick him to get all his Money. And then he found out, and he was Angar. And then she found out that he had found out, and she was Angar, so what she done, was she give it a few months, and then went back and put on a Posh Accent and pretended to be Someone Else, and he didn't realise it was same bird and so he Married Her. It was quite good film, far as I could tell, even tho it didn't make complete sense. He wasn't blind or anything. I would watch it if I was you, see what you think. I don't know what it was called.

Edit: The bird also had a dad, if that helps. He was one of the other characters.

Edit2: There was a snake in it also, but he was not one of the Main Characters.

SuperMikey posted this 30 August 2016

Originally posted by pap

I watched Creed for the second time and wanted to mention it.  If the purpose of a Rocky-llke film is to pull the heart strings, show a boxer on a journey and show some good fights, then it hits all of those things for me, better than many of the actual Rocky sequels.   I love the reworking of the running scene.   It does of course, also feature quite a few shots of Liverpool.

Bellew did alright as the antagonist, but his boxing was better than his acting.  I still probably wouldn't say that to his face.   Looking forward to the sequel when as predicted, Adonis Creed becomes the future of that division.

Perhaps in Creed IV, he'll fight Russia or China's best boxer, depending on who the US likes least at the time lou_sunnies

 I thought the film itself was above average to good, but that fight with Bellew at the end is fucking incredible. Maybe one of my favourite scenes in a film of recent years.