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What film did you watch last night?

Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by Richeh, 2 Sep 2009.

  1. krooton


    Joined: 9 May 2004

    Posts: 27,376

    Location: Leafy outskirts of London

    The Change Up

    2011 adult version of the old Freaky Friday tale, featuring Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds. Gross out humour, but with a few good LOL moment. Plus Olivia Wilde is SO hot. And you get to see Leslie Mann's boobs.

  2. Efour


    Joined: 8 Sep 2005

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    Location: Norrbotten, Sweden.

    Girl on a train. 5\10

    Free showing so didn't care too much.
    Gf had read the book so I was totally clueless.

    It's a chicklfilm thriller... Need I say more..
    Covers topics and a story that only a 30 year old divorced bitter bitch would care about.

    Emily blunt ? Main woman is pretty superb, Inc Oscar nomination? But the films boring too long and obvious.

    Doesn't translate from the book well or bad choices in production...
  3. Mak3R

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    Train to Busan. 7/10

    Very entertaining, the claustrophobic setting of the train helped a lot I think. Some interesting takes on the zombies too and what they do.
    Dodgy subtitle file made it funny a bit too :D
  4. bimbleuk

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    Too many mentions so I have to watch this one now.
  5. Vonhelmet


    Joined: 28 Jun 2005

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    Location: On the hoods

    White Men Can't Jump. Pretty entertaining basketball hustle film from the early 90s. Great performances from Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes. Endless trash talk and swearing, which got a bit tiring at times.
  6. melmac


    Joined: 19 Dec 2010

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    Haven't seen the film, but, I thought the book was

    After reading the book I have no interest in watching the movie.
  7. DrToffnar


    Joined: 25 Jan 2013

    Posts: 3,856

    I guess most peoples girlfriends, myself (a 25 year old male) and nearly all our mothers are bitches then xD

    In all seriousness though, I don't get arguments like this. Especially one's stating that the movie is all about how men are 'pigs'.


    If you're a man who truly has that opinion of this movie, you need to get over yourself and remember the basic structure necessary to make a good thiller and that one or perhaps 2 of the antagonists might just have to be male.
    Last edited: 26 Oct 2016
  8. Jokester


    Joined: 7 Aug 2003

    Posts: 42,471

    Location: Aberdeenshire

    Deepwater Horizon 9/10
    Brought on the tears this, mainly due to the similarity to Piper Alpha and it was good to see the makers didn't go to overboard with artistic license and seemed to give an authentic look of life on a rig (explosions excluded).

    I would imagine it's actually pretty accurate depiction of what happened up until perhaps the bit with the crane.
  9. jsmoke


    Joined: 17 Jun 2012

    Posts: 10,834

    Braveheart, first time I've seen it. I couldn't to justice to review it, certainly gets you fired up. Not sure about accuracy though.
  10. BriT


    Joined: 27 Jun 2005

    Posts: 4,625

    Location: Reading

    Inferno - Tom Hanks was good in it, story was ok. overall not bad 6.5/10
  11. darreny


    Joined: 19 May 2004

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    Probably not the best thing to mention
  12. Iron-man

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    I watched 13 hours last night which was a pretty good true story about the CIA in Benghazi.

    Worth a watch
  13. Destination


    Joined: 31 May 2009

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    Two recently

    Star Trek Beyond
    Fine as an action flick, well filmed. Looked good, but as with virtually all star trek films, seems to miss the star trek vibe, everyone doing a good portrayal of the original case, love Karl Urban as the doc, he has that down to a tee.
    Bad guy was the issue, all built up to the need to use some super weapon for some point or other that he seemed to think was important, instead of just battering the life out of the space station with his fleet of very hard to kill vessels.
    Plot points may the story irritating, i can happily suspend science when watching star trek, but can't suspend idiocy.
    Also that federation space base, brand new, just finished, yet fully populated by millions of people, despite beind in deep space. Like the 'red matter' plot point in his first star trek film, it just doesn't make sense.
  14. Destination


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    X-men apocalyse

    Set between first class and days of future past
    Well filmed, greatscenes, good powers all blended into basic dullness.
    I think the main problem is they are covering ground they have covered too many times before.
    Yes big badguy, yes world getting ripped apart, but there seemed no actual threat.
  15. jubei


    Joined: 3 Apr 2003

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    lol that synopsis :)

    I watched the new Jack Reacher film and was disappointed after enjoying the first one i was really looking forward to another good action film.

    As alluded by other reviewers the bad guy is like a pantomime 'baddie'. The action scenes are okay but it just didn't click with me like the first did. Guess i am waiting for the new John Wick now, though i still have the new Bourne to watch too.
  16. SixTwoSix


    Joined: 14 Sep 2007

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    Location: Limbo

    What made you think this? In the simplest of terms FC is 60's, DOFP 70's and the latest one is 80's.
  17. Wizzfizz


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    Bloody awful film in every aspect

  18. GeezerButler

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    Just had the new blu-ray of John Carpenter's Christine delivered yesterday and just watched. Haven't seen it for years and really enjoyed it. Like most Stephen King adaptations there's loads missing, but this one still works even though they messed with the storyline.

    Shame they had to apparently trash over 20 Plymouths during shooting :(.

    Also got IT on blu-ray so need to finish watching that - Tim Curry rocks :).
  19. httk


    Joined: 18 Apr 2011

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    Moneyball (2011)

    Compelling if a little schmaltzy.

    Has more baseball terminology than other films of its ilk (which are usually just about one person being really plucky and getting home runs) but still enjoyable.

  20. Destination


    Joined: 31 May 2009

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    DOFP is a time jump film, the latter stage of it, is certainly in the future, initially the sentinel war, and secondly all flash forwards were to a point well past the third film.
    That's what I meant, at the end of DOFP we have Patrick Stewart saying he has been awaiting Logan popping in for a catchup chat for some time.
    I would have expected the third film to involve that aspect of storyline being progressed.
    It seems not to be the case, they have instead jumped back to the 80s and filled an entire film with something that just seemed more of the same with no threat, no impending doom, it just missed so much.