Films I have seen

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TedMaul posted this 29 September 2016

Originally posted by SuperMikey

Caught Hunt for the Wilderpeople tonight, the new film by Taika Waititi (What We Do In The Shadows, Boy etc).

Beautifully shot, thoroughly well written and acted all round, funny and very heartfelt and emotional too. I hesitate to say that it's the feel-good film of the year but it's definitely damn close. Go see it!

 I keep agreeing with SuperMikey!  But yeah it's a gem of a movie.

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TheCholulaKid posted this 30 September 2016

Straight Outta Compton - pony

pap posted this 01 October 2016

Watched the new Independence Day film.

It's better than the original.   The film is resolved in a better way than Jeff Goldblum uploading a fucking computer virus into the alien mothership.

The twenty year gap probably helps a lot as well.   Don't get me wrong, it's still in parts, a load of globetrotting sentimental crap, but it's not as crap as the first film.

 

TedMaul posted this 01 October 2016

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Sadoldgit posted this 02 October 2016

Eight Days A Week - a great slice of nostalgia. I was 6 when the 60s started and 16 when they ended so I did my "proper" growing up in the 70s but it was great to see those clips again of more innocent times. Although I say innocent, Ron Howard carefully deals with the backdrop of racial issues in America, JFKs assassination and the Vietnam War, so not really so innocent I suppose. The 60s was the birthing pool of the "modern world" but as a stand alone decade it was an amazing period full of so much artistic creativity and social change. You didnt get the keys to the door until you were 21. Childhood seemed to go on forever. Now you are barely out of nappies before you are catapulted into the adult world. Best moment for me was George Harrison using John Lennon's hair as an ashtray. Happy days.

gavstar posted this 02 October 2016

Scanning through Netflix last night I came across 'Europa Report', I'd never heard of it but because I like a bit of Sci-Fi and it has Sharlto Copley in it I thought it might be worth a watch.  It's essentially a 'found footage/documentary' of a exploration mission to Jupiter.  Sadly it wasn't particularly thrilling and had a weak plot that wasn't helped by fluctuating standards of special effects, some really good, some pretty shit (maybe they ran out of budget like Superman IV did).  A valiant effort from a small film studio but ultimately I would not recommend. 

Goatboy posted this 07 October 2016

Just watched 'Her' with Joaquin Phoenix.

What a very good actor he is.

Engaging film with some interesting scifi ideas.

I give it 3.5 hooves.

Intiniki posted this 16 October 2016

Watched Shelter (2010) or 6 Souls (US title) the other week. It's a super natural horror. So quite ridiculous. It was OK but not great. 

Just watched Room. Wow how good that was! The little boy was such a good actor. Not the cheeriest of Sunday afternoon viewing. 

Mulletsaint posted this 16 October 2016

Re-watched The Prestige last night with my eldest. Needless to say I had to explain some of what happened to him at the end, but man I love that film.

Intiniki posted this 16 October 2016

Originally posted by Mulletsaint

Re-watched The Prestige last night with my eldest. Needless to say I had to explain some of what happened to him at the end, but man I love that film.

Agreed. Such a good film. Even with Michael Caine in it.

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Sadoldgit posted this 16 October 2016

Saw The Girl On The Train today. Emily Blunt puts in a shift but it was generally disappointing.

Dubai_Phil posted this 17 October 2016

Watched Spy. Melissa McCarthy being fat and a heroine

Pretty much all she ever does. Kind of wastes Jude Law & Jason Statham...

But then annoyingly it brought a wry smile to my face at times & even one laugh.

To be honest, it is risible fare BUT Jason Statham over acting & playing a Twat did become amusing.

1/10 but would pass the time on a flight to Italy better than playing Lotto

Areola Grandee posted this 23 October 2016

Originally posted by ericofarabia

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.

 

Areola Grandee posted this 23 October 2016

... sometimes no words are needed....lou_surprised

steveintheforest posted this 24 October 2016

Originally posted by TedMaul

Originally posted by SuperMikey

Caught Hunt for the Wilderpeople tonight, the new film by Taika Waititi (What We Do In The Shadows, Boy etc).

Beautifully shot, thoroughly well written and acted all round, funny and very heartfelt and emotional too. I hesitate to say that it's the feel-good film of the year but it's definitely damn close. Go see it!

 I keep agreeing with SuperMikey!  But yeah it's a gem of a movie.

Just watched this now and agree with all the above.

It's an excellent movie, very enjoyable 

Intiniki posted this 27 October 2016

Just watched Spotlight which is about Boston Globe newspaper investigate Catholic priests abusing kids and the Catholic Church covering it up. 

It won a few awards. Really  well done. makes you angry that they did and likely still are getting away with it. 

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Dubai_Phil posted this 30 October 2016

The Fugitive has been getting some reruns of late down here.

Forgot just how good it was, Tommy Lee Jones best role?

The wintry feel to it gave it such an atmosphere, just felt the baddie was a bit too soap opera villainesque, but apart from that excellent

SuperMikey posted this 30 October 2016

Caught The Girl on the Train yesterday - it was fine. It was a bit like a feature-length episode of Eastenders but with prettier people, but Emily Blunt was great as a character struggling with alcoholism. Probably one to wait for on DVD if i'm honest.

SaintBristol posted this 30 October 2016

It's quite a lean time for movies unfortunately. That's smaller independant films etc. frown

SaintBristol posted this 30 October 2016

Originally posted by Sadoldgit

Saw The Girl On The Train today. Emily Blunt puts in a shift but it was generally disappointing.

 Funnily enough I saw Emily Blunt on the train today, she did mention that you put in a shift but were disappointing frown