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What film did you watch last night?

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

  1. Rifte


    Joined: Sep 17, 2010

    Posts: 2,700

    Location: Somewhere in Asia

    Bird Box (2018) 8/10

    Great movie, loved the soundtrack and I felt heavily invested in the lead characters especially the children.

    During the last 20 minutes :

    Just the idea of one of the children having to take their blindfolds off to navigate the rapids upset me
  2. Liquid_Entity


    Joined: Apr 11, 2006

    Posts: 5,595

    Location: East Grinstead, W Sussex

    Watched this last night after seeing this thread mention this film. Thought it was alright, wouldn't watch again. 7/10
  3. Distracted

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 30, 2018

    Posts: 2,122

    I also thought it was better than Batman v Superman and worse than all the marvel stuff, except Black Panther. It was a bad movie but surprisingly watchable given the previous DC films. Then again setting the bar so low with the others in the franchise is what might have made it watchable. :D

    Suicide Squad was such a mish mash of dissapointment :( it was like they cobbled together several scripts, then cut out the bits that might have held them together as some kind of cohesive mess and called it a day. So much wasted potential.
  4. Ninco!


    Joined: Jul 8, 2014

    Posts: 680

    Location: Surrey

    Buck Rogers in the 25th Century!

    Only watched the 1979 film thus far. As a young kid I was a proud owner of the Corgi Buck Spaceship back in the day!

    Watching it now; Well, Erin Gray does steal the show (to Buck's chagrin) :eek:

  5. IvanDobskey


    Joined: Feb 2, 2010

    Posts: 7,334

    Location: East Midlands

    Ghostbusters (feminist remake) 4/10

    The Mrs wanted to see it and prove it wasn't as bad as people (men) say.

    Well, it wasn't quite as bad as I expected, but not far off.
  6. MissJen


    Joined: Nov 28, 2018

    Posts: 90

    Location: UK

    Deadpool 2 and Transylvania 3. Thoroughly enjoyed both! :cool:
  7. Gerard


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 30,636

    Location: Ireland

    I've taken more entertaining dumps.
  8. VincentHanna


    Joined: Jul 30, 2013

    Posts: 17,410

    I watched 'Roma' on Netflix, based in the critical buzz

    If you are in the mood for a 135 minute black & white film with subtitles about a mexican housekeeper in 1970 then it's certainly that...

    I mean, it was pretty good for what it was, but I was expecting something incredible.

    8/10 if I'm being generous.
  9. Meths


    Joined: Mar 12, 2005

    Posts: 3,767

    Saw The Favourite tonight because Bohemian Rhapsody was sold out.

    Well shot and acted but the film doesn't seem to know what it is and the script is terrible. It's like a series of unfunny comedy sketches glued together into one big unfunny comedy sketch.

  10. Unisol Magic


    Joined: Nov 24, 2013

    Posts: 161

    The Hateful Eight

    Despite the poor reviews, I thought it was excellent and quite clever
  11. IvanDobskey


    Joined: Feb 2, 2010

    Posts: 7,334

    Location: East Midlands

    If ever a film didn't need making, it's this one!
  12. Gerard


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 30,636

    Location: Ireland

    Would still make more at the box office than feminazibusters :p
  13. Converge


    Joined: Jan 26, 2005

    Posts: 3,301

    Mother! Attempt #1

    I tried to watch this last night, but found the characters incredibly irritating. I guess this was probably the intention, but I just wasn't in the mood for it and had to turn it off.
    Looked nice at least, as did Ms Lawrence, but I'm not looking forward to trying it again right now.
  14. TriedandTested


    Joined: Jul 11, 2004

    Posts: 15,188

    Location: Neptune

    That film makes you anxious alright. Stick with it though..pretty darn good.
  15. Vern1961


    Joined: Mar 29, 2007

    Posts: 2,607

    Location: Swindon UK

    Excalibur - 1981. 6/10

    Golden oldie which was cutting edge when it first came out (I saw it 3 times at the cinema) but nearly 40 years on it has not aged that well. Very much a series of set pieces taken from the Arthurian legend and bolted together with some of the most cringeworthy dialogue ever written - and recited by the actors as if they are reading straight off the cue board, not natural at all. And that's without Nichol Williamson as the OTT high camp Merlin comedy relief. However the scenery is stunning even if County Wicklow is not really typical stand in for the Wessex of the actual legend. The music score while it seemed dramatic at the time was largely poached from established classical composers - Wagner and Orff.

    Still it's a spectacle and it launched the career of several actors who went on to become household names, though many no longer with us - including Nigel Terry.

    Getting a decent pressing of this has proved elusive over the years, a DVD copy had dreadful lip-sync and a previous Blu-ray had sound issues. This version, the HMV exclusive - get 'em while you can - had average picture but the sound was fairly dire, not much oomph or surround and during the final battle was dropping to mono in a few sections.
  16. Steedie

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jun 29, 2004

    Posts: 19,400

    Location: Oxfordshire

    The Autopsy of Jane Doe - 3/10

    Predictable and boring. Spent way too much time on the things that didn't matter, and not enough time on the horror/tension elements. Extremely disappointing.
  17. IvanDobskey


    Joined: Feb 2, 2010

    Posts: 7,334

    Location: East Midlands

    American History X 8/10

    Never seen this before, guess I have avoided it as the subject matter seemed a bit hardcore.

    But it is a great film, one of the best I have seen for a while.
  18. VincentHanna


    Joined: Jul 30, 2013

    Posts: 17,410

    Yeah, that's a really good film. The Curb Stomp is horrific.

    Norton was so good in the 90's. He took over the edit for that movie.
  19. Scam


    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 12,795

    Location: London

    Yeah. Mother! truly stuck with me for a long while. Well worth the watch until the end.
  20. Glanza


    Joined: Mar 13, 2007

    Posts: 9,573

    Location: South Yorkshire

    Birdbox - Not sure where all the hype has come from it was very run of the mill and some of the characters were shocking especially the 2nd pregnant lady. After seeing how the book ends I sorta wish we had that ending instead.