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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. Squid Vicious


    Joined: Feb 15, 2015

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    Ant-Man and the Wasp
    Enjoyed this, not quite to the same level as the first which I found to be really quite refreshing for a Marvel movie.
  2. jsmoke


    Joined: Jun 17, 2012

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    Snowden, decent worth a watch.
  3. tracertong

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 25, 2007

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    The Vice 8/10

    Bale is superb as Dick Cheney.

  4. jsmoke


    Joined: Jun 17, 2012

    Posts: 6,998

    Need to watch this next.
  5. GeordieStew


    Joined: Nov 3, 2014

    Posts: 96

    Free Solo (for the second time). The footage is incredible. Alex is a seriously odd chap (and many similarities with me). His girlfriend is irritating. Documentary, thriller/horror (some of the scary scenes). Great film, maybe my favourite of 2018. 9/10.
  6. checjb

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: Royston, Herts

    Netflix's "Godzilla 3: The Planet Eater". Honestly, I don't know why I bothered. I'm a huge monster movie fan so loved the idea of this series but they're terrible IMHO. The first one started out OK but they got progressively worse and this final one was just wordy garbage. Nothing involving Kaiju actually happens until the last 30 minutes and then it's dull and serves as a backdrop to a load of pathetic pseudo-science rambling, pop psychology and mystical nonsense.
    There is also something really 'off' about Godzilla in the films. He's just so slow, ponderous and, ultimately, boring.
  7. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

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    Location: Wish i was in New York

    It got worse as each part went on.
  8. DrToffnar


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    Where did you see this?? Really want to check it out.
  9. ianh


    Joined: Jul 12, 2007

    Posts: 4,254

    Location: Stoke & Saudi

    First Man - 5/10 - Style over Substance for the most part with an accurate portrayal of a private man making for a dull movie. If you want a "good" NASA film watch "The Right Stuff" or "Apollo 13", both of which do a great job of mixing the technical with the personal, which is something First Man fails to do as, for me, it focuses far too heavily on the very private life of the man (which is fairly dull) at the exclusion of "how/why go to the moon" making it feel almost like they had to make it like a soap opera rather than a biography. The score was the best section of the movie for me while almost all technical accuracy was thrown out the window to make for more drama which was the biggest negative. Gosling did a good job portraying a very private man few actually knew well and his wife was well acted but the rest of the cast felt like filler, even when there should be huge emotional strings being pulled over their fate it's more Meh than Damn.
  10. ianh


    Joined: Jul 12, 2007

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    Location: Stoke & Saudi

    Operation Finale - 6/10 - I'd known of this mission (kidnap "final solution" architect Adolf Eichmann from 60's Argentina and make him stand trial in Israel) for a long while so I was surprised it hadn't been made into a film long before but I'm glad to see it has been now. The film is split into 3 uneven duartion sections, the setup - kidnap/interrogation - and escape, and the film spends just too long (for me anyway) in the interrogation phase taking up nearly 50% of the runtime. I get why this was done, as the interrogation where Eichmann's fake Argentine identity was broken down until he admitted his real identity, is supposed to be extremely dramatic but as he "broke" quite early on the drama is more surrounding his talks with the missions Leader as he justifies why he did what he did which is less "dramatic" and more "having a conversation".

    This leaves the actual escape being over very quickly but it is very well filmed with the drama ratcheted up high, although it doesn't stick to the truth too tightly. However my most disappointing bit was that the "set-up", the intelligence operation to actually identify and track Eichmann was trimmed down to about 15mins when it is that part IRL which showed true ingenuity, detective work and bravery by a whole host of people - Mossad and Locals alike - yet it hardly gets much screentime.

    As a film the acting from Ben Kingsley, Melanie Laurent and Oscar Isaac is very good and the locations, cinematography etc is fine but its that, for me, time spent on the "wrong" section which lets the film down more than it should do.
  11. Ninco!


    Joined: Jul 8, 2014

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    Location: Surrey

    Agree, makes me feel queasy, a very good film.

    I always think modern films* when filmed in Black and White, just have visual punch.

    Schindlers List
    The intro sequence of Casino Royale (I always felt that the B&W intro theme should have been carried over for subsequent Daniel Craig Bond films).

    * Well, the two films I can remember are memorable :o
  12. bowey


    Joined: Jul 28, 2009

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    Location: Norton

    Just finished this great film, emotional one mind got me angry

  13. ElliorR


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    Stan & Ollie. Just got back from seeing it and have to say i thought it was excellent.
  14. tres


    Joined: Oct 16, 2007

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    Location: UK

    Holmes & Watson - 2/10

    Probably the worst film I've ever paid to see, even beating The Meg to the accolade.
  15. GeordieStew


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    I saw it at Tyneside cinema. I think it's pretty much finished showing everywhere now.
  16. sbweightman


    Joined: May 7, 2006

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    Location: United Kingdom

    Stan and Ollie (2019) - 8/10

    A bittersweet story of the end of an era, as Laurel and Hardy struggle to keep their show going due the ravages of time and other influences.

    An absolutely superb performance of the duo, both on the stage and off, with a good balance between the heartfelt and emotional scenes and their namesake humorous farce.

    It really shows the pressures of the showbiz life, as well as how much comedy has changed since their time.
  17. arc@css


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  18. MCMLX


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    Agreed, a great film, well worth watching with a brilliant cast.
  19. VincentHanna


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    Me and the wife watched 'Teen Titans go! To the movies', it was on the top tens of two of the empire critics in their podcast review of 2018.

    Genuinely hilarious in places.

    Had never seen the cartoon before
  20. FoxEye


    Joined: Feb 17, 2006

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    Location: Cornwall

    Conan the Barbarian - 5/10 (the remake)

    A series of set pieces, during which things happen. No reason is ever needed for things to happen, and looking for some kind of reason (or plot) here is a fruitless venture.

    I have no idea why, but lots of people were stabbed, bludgeoned, eviscerated and torn apart. I assume Conan had his reasons, as did the studio who hired the screen writers. Requiring a semblance of a plot was not one of them.

    Conan likes to sneer a lot in this one. He's a bit of a dick.