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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. nantucket66


    Joined: Jun 25, 2005

    Posts: 856

    Mamma Mia 2 with the missus, who has been nagging me to watch it for a couple of weeks - I didn't make it through the first song and I'd left the room to play some tunes in the other room.
  2. Cleisthenes


    Joined: Jul 29, 2013

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    Location: TN1

    IMDb, I then rate and remove it from my watchlist when I've seen it
  3. Converge


    Joined: Jan 26, 2005

    Posts: 3,333

    Polar - 6/10.

    Despite all the reviews absolutely trashing it, I found it enjoyable enough. Mads Mikkelsen is great in it, and you get to see Matt Lucas get killed. What’s not to like? (Though despite the rest of the film being very violent I thought they skimped on this scene a lot)
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  4. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

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    Location: Wish i was in New York

    I enjoyed Polar, John Wick it isn’t but it’s not terrible.
  5. Tombstone


    Joined: Aug 17, 2007

    Posts: 17,154

    Literally just finished watching Polar and went to the net to see if a sequel is planned. I was shocked to see critics panning it and it getting 1 star and 15% scores. I actually thought it was pretty good and Mads Mikkelsen was absolutely perfect as the lead character.

    The critics were slating it for being over the top and "silly", well its based on a comic book, what comic book isnt over the top and silly, the Joker and the Riddler for example are the very epitomy of over the top, there are countless Marvel characters that are "silly".

    For me, its a 7/10 film and its actually one of those movies that I think could become a cult hit.
  6. Kelt


    Joined: Nov 14, 2007

    Posts: 9,026

    Location: With the færies

    I watched it to the end, but I thought the casting of Matt Lucas was ludicrous.
  7. VincentHanna


    Joined: Jul 30, 2013

    Posts: 17,720

    Me and the wife watched 'Crazy rich asians' which I was under the impression was an out and out comedy.

    In fact it was more like a rom-com.

    Not bad, but it wasn't exactly laugh a minute either.

  8. Converge


    Joined: Jan 26, 2005

    Posts: 3,333

    Completely agree, I detest the guy, it took me out of the film quite a lot!
  9. NickK


    Joined: Jan 13, 2003

    Posts: 17,814

    How to train your dragon - hidden ...

    8/10 (5 average). Very entertaining although adults may find it a little predictable, the Mrs loved it.
  10. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

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    Location: Wish i was in New York

    He really takes you out of the movie and it went from a serious stylish action thriller to a silly one.

    One thing I guess he is, a regular villain he is not.
  11. Nitefly

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Sep 24, 2005

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    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.

  12. rotters


    Joined: Nov 14, 2004

    Posts: 5,247

    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)
  13. kinetic747

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 2, 2006

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


    Joined: Jul 30, 2013

    Posts: 17,720

    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
  15. VincentHanna


    Joined: Jul 30, 2013

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    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
  16. krooton


    Joined: May 9, 2004

    Posts: 24,737

    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.

  17. easyrider


    Joined: Dec 24, 2005

    Posts: 38,347

    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...
  18. fez


    Joined: Aug 22, 2008

    Posts: 12,520

    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.
  19. Scam


    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 12,858

    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!
  20. 5punk3monk3y


    Joined: Aug 11, 2006

    Posts: 4,534

    Location: Rubbernecking ;)

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