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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. Nitefly

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Sep 24, 2005

    Posts: 31,278

    Velvet Buzzsaw - think this is ‘made for netflix’. Nice to see a light hearted / tongue in cheek horror flick for once - the riffing on the arts world was most enjoyable. As silly as those characters are, I imagine there are hundreds of people out there that are just like them.

  2. rotters


    Joined: Nov 14, 2004

    Posts: 5,253

    Location: Hayle, Cornwall

    took the family to see How to train your dragon 3 and loved it. felt a little rushed to conclude the story but a nice finish to a trilogy...and its didnt drag on (he he)
  3. kinetic747

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 2, 2006

    Posts: 1,674

    Michael Inside on Netflix. Irish prison drama, relentlessly grim but well acted. 6/10
  4. VincentHanna


    Joined: Jul 30, 2013

    Posts: 18,804

    Stan and Ollie at the cinema earlier. Was expecting more from it really but then, I really knew very little about them and their "comedy" seemed very dated, despite one old fella in the audience laughing really hard throughout.

    It was touching towards the end and the performances were good but it didn't grab me.


    Also saw 'Widows' tonight, which was much more up my street. 8/10
  5. VincentHanna


    Joined: Jul 30, 2013

    Posts: 18,804

    There were a lot of plot threads that seemed pointless or went nowhere, but i'm not sure how much is stuff they tried to cram in from the Lynda La Plante novel.

    I did like the Plot twist that Liam Neeson was still alive, but I didn't really understand why Viola Davis didn't open the door there and then?

    Michelle Rodriguez going to the random house, finding out the woman she wanted to see was dead and then starting to get it on with a complete stranger was really odd.

    Most of the storyline with the blonde woman and the architect guy seemed a bit extraneous. There was some female empowerment at the end of it, but it kinda fizzled out to nothing.

    How did the women go from watching the van driving off, to speeding up behind Daniel Kaluuya? That seemed to happen so quickly
  6. krooton


    Joined: May 9, 2004

    Posts: 25,191

    Location: Leafy outskirts of London

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    Cracking good romp that, quite a few times I got goosebumps, and the whole Live Aid performance was amazing.

  7. easyrider


    Joined: Dec 24, 2005

    Posts: 38,546

    Location: Autonomy

    First Man

    I really disliked this movie, It was boring, Miscast IMO, Gosling came across as some odd guy who suffered from Autism. Rather than a Elite Pilot with superhuman resolve.

    Hated the score in space, the only thing for me the film did well was to portray the dangers of space flight.

    What would have made a more interesting film would be at the start go to the moon then explore what as like to come back and deal with domestic life after putting your thumb over the world as you know it.

    Many astronauts came back and couldn't deal with the Normal life and began boozing etc....

    This would have been more interesting. Difficult for Armstrong as he basically became a recluse....But none the less, Wife waiting at home has been done before in movies...
  8. fez


    Joined: Aug 22, 2008

    Posts: 12,716

    Location: Sidcup

    Aquaman - 5.5/10 - It was good in places but poor in others. You could feel the money they had poured into CGI for this and it just didn't quite hit the mark.

    Venom - 6.5/10 - Felt like the pacing was a little off and something about it just didn't fit but it was enjoyable for the most part.
  9. Scam


    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 13,081

    Location: London

    Green Book - 8/10 - A really nice watch. Can't really fault it. Interesting story, enough drama to keep it interesting, and characters you can really get behind. I don't think it'll win anything, but it's definitely worth a watch.

    Lincoln - 6/10 - Pretty much exactly what I expected. A little too long, the first hour was a bit laborious. Picked up in the second half for sure. Good performances obviously!
  10. 5punk3monk3y


    Joined: Aug 11, 2006

    Posts: 4,584

    Location: Rubbernecking ;)

    I concur 8/10, watched it last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. stomp stomp clap...
  11. MoDe


    Joined: Feb 2, 2012

    Posts: 804

    Location: Newcastle UK

    Logan Lucky 7.5/10

    Quite enjoyed this and laughed out loud on a few occasions. A little bit slow in parts so doesn't grab an 8, but a canny film nonetheless.
  12. SixTwoSix


    Joined: Sep 14, 2007

    Posts: 9,792

    Location: Rugby

    Pretty much how I felt the whole time watching him in Drive, he made me hate that movie, it's a shame because I generally like everything else about the film.
  13. sbweightman


    Joined: May 7, 2006

    Posts: 787

    Location: United Kingdom

    How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) - 7/10

    An entertainingly fun adventure which nicely wraps up the franchise with some moments of real heart.

    The story is good, although the comedy and villain are both lacking, and although there are some moments of wonder and awe, a lot more could have been done with the Hidden World.

    It’s colourful and fast paced with a likeable range of characters, but never elevates to greatness.
  14. EYEREX

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 2,482

    Location: South London

    First Men in the Moon (1964)

    One of my fav films as a kid which is still great to day 10 / 10
  15. cheesyboy


    Joined: Dec 7, 2012

    Posts: 11,752

    Location: Gloucestershire

    Watched the first Scoody Doo movie about a week ago, with the kids. Wasn't expecting much but, actually, it was pretty good fun. I liked it and the kids (8 and 5) thought it was hilarious.

    We started the 2nd one last night - about halfway through. So far, it's really not great. Hoping it picks up a bit.
  16. Jokester


    Joined: Aug 7, 2003

    Posts: 38,814

    Location: Aberdeenshire

    Glass - 7/10
    Enjoyed, quite clever but daft at times as well. McAvoy is great in it.
  17. Spuj


    Joined: Jan 23, 2012

    Posts: 3,114

    Location: Wiltshire

    Polar - 6/10. Really enjoyed this and more than I thought I would after seeing the reviews. The main negative for me, as others have mentioned is Matt Lucas was a terrible choice for the main villain, it completely took me out of what was otherwise an enjoyable film.

    Unbreakable - 8/10. Very decent and really enjoyed it. Looking forward to watching Split next.
  18. jsmoke


    Joined: Jun 17, 2012

    Posts: 7,380

    Sicario Day of soldado. Worth a watch, some good background music but not much of a plot.
  19. robfosters


    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

    Posts: 30,540

    Location: Welling, London

    Watched this last night. Agree with your comment. It's so grim throughout. Not a moment of cheer or hope in it, just grim. But well acted, particularly by the actor who plays his grandfather. Can see why it is well reviewed, but it was a hard film to really enjoy and certainly one I won't rewatch. 6/10 for me too.
  20. SixTwoSix


    Joined: Sep 14, 2007

    Posts: 9,792

    Location: Rugby

    Overlord - a sci-fi/supersoldier/zombie'ish spin on around the d-day landings and the german experimentation during WW2. It has the same feel as Dusk Til Dawn in that the first half of the movie could easily convince you it was a regular film before going a bit nuts.

    Nothing that hasn't been done before many times in different films but comes together well and is surprisingly good fun, well paced, never gets boring, decent bit of tension, violence and action.