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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. v0n


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 7,934

    Location: The Great Lines Of Defence

    Bohemian Rhapsody (again) - Lifetime-channel-like cheesy and inconsistent biopic with almost no factual value (due to run time?) but Oscar worthy lead. I will not be forced to see it for the third time - 5/10
    Mortal Engines - previous reviewers said it all - dieselpunk fantasy oddity trying-hard-to-push-start-franchise but ultimately short on original plot - 4/10
    A Star is Born - props to Bradley, but by the end I thought I'd love to see a version where Gaga does all that stuff for him, it would be fairer for you know - feminism, and more rewarding for the viewer ;) - 7/10
    Green Book - good story, well played. Among this years Oscar nominations there is as much gravitas and performance difference between Green Book and Black Panther as there would be between Saving Private Ryan and Tropic Thunder. - 8/10
  2. Bickaxe


    Joined: Nov 8, 2013

    Posts: 7,843

    Location: Fareham

    Lego Movie 2
    Very enjoyable, loved all the pop culture references, quite a lot of laughs too.

  3. sneakysnail

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 8, 2013

    Posts: 1,339

    Watched solo A starwars story.

    Did we really need a Ray Liotta origin story? seriously couldnt get it out of my head. Its meant to be a young Harrison Ford and the actors a dead ringer, voice and all for Ray friggin Liotta. How can you get a casting that wrong?
  4. VincentHanna


    Joined: Jul 30, 2013

    Posts: 18,858

    I was less up on it, not as good as the first movie. It had a few moments but I wasn't laughing much.

    There was a woman sat near me laughing constantly and I mean constantly. Every scene change, every joke, anything.

    I wish I was that easily amused!

    7/10 from me
  5. Morve


    Joined: May 28, 2017

    Posts: 455

    Flight, 8/10 denzil was excellent , great story , good sound
  6. ThriceNightly

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 30, 2003

    Posts: 2,048

    Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

    Very Good 8.5/10 first time watching have previously seen and enjoyed the original 2009 Swedish version. Surprisingly good for a big budget hollywood remake.
  7. 413x


    Joined: Jan 13, 2010

    Posts: 16,250

    Location: Cardiff

    How to train your dragon 3, the hidden world
    Watched in imax

    Bad guy lacked presence, but the emotion and culmination of the story plus fantastic visuals did it for me.
    Just a great series throughout. Films I can watch again and again
  8. MentalSharps


    Joined: Feb 11, 2019

    Posts: 30

    The Square - Cannes Palme d'Or winner from last year.
    Was reeeally impressed with it. It's funny as well, and very smart, and visually interesting. Some bits are a little strange / don't really work, but the bits that do work are crazy good. It's really funny - it's basically a send up of the art world.
  9. checjb

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    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 2,211

    Location: Royston, Herts

    "Attraction" 5/10.
    This is a Russian sci-fi flick with subtitles. The plot is rather pedestrian and is basically a pastiche of numerous other films. The special effects, however, are excellent. This is my second Russian film of late (the other was "The Battle of Sevastopol") and they make some decent films.

    "Alien Hunter" 4/10
    This was a Ch5 a couple of weeks back and, despite loving sci-fi and monster movies, I'd never seen it so gave it a go. The lead is James Spader and his acting is, as always, great but the plot is noteworthy. Not because it is anything special (I must have read/seen the same idea a dozen times already and usually handled better) but because it is literally just a collection of plot elements from other, better films. I found myself sitting there gleefully pointing out all the callbacks ("Oh wow, that is the found footage from Carpenter's The Thing", etc). There is also a brilliant bit where scientists are growing genetically engineered corn inside an Antarctic research facility and it only exists for two reasons. One to demonstrate a 'scary' plot element and the other to show a hot babe in a bikini (who also points out that she used to do her work naked - thus making you upset at the bikini :)). There is literally no other point to the scene except titillation.
    On the plus side, some good acting, one excellent death scene and a nice visual touch with the corn.
  10. krooton


    Joined: May 9, 2004

    Posts: 25,210

    Location: Leafy outskirts of London

    Alita: Battle Angel

    The anime and manga were before my time (I'm a late 90s anime starter), so I had no point of reference, but I really enjoyed this.

    I thought the cgi was outstanding, how they got around uncanny valley by making Alita not look human worked great, and her facial expression (even the micro-expressions) were fantastic.

    Fight scene choreography was also incredibly well done, none of the stupid 4-cuts-per-second-what-the-hell-is-going-on? that is so common in modern movies.

    Given the swear limits on a PG-13, her F-bomb was perfectly timed for maximum effect :D

    I did skip through the anime on youtube, and they seemed to remain faithful to many of the set-pieces from that. Yes, the romance angle was a bit bleh, but then it is in the source material, so they'd be damned if they didn't by purists any way.

    All in all, it was probably the most enjoyable sci-fi film I have seen in a long time, and I really hope for a sequel.

  11. cheesyboy


    Joined: Dec 7, 2012

    Posts: 11,758

    Location: Gloucestershire

    How to Train your Dragon 3

    Went with Mrs Cheesyboy and the kids - it was the cheesylad's 9th birthday and he picked the movie, ahead of Lego Movie 2.

    Was a good choice, it was really great. Also enjoyed looking out for Gobber's homosexuality after the reveal in HTTYD2.

    This was a great movie - the plane crash was simply exhilarating, and DW is always fantastic.
  12. VincentHanna


    Joined: Jul 30, 2013

    Posts: 18,858


    Said some idiot, somewhere.
  13. fez


    Joined: Aug 22, 2008

    Posts: 12,730

    Location: Sidcup

    BlacKkKlansman - 6/10 - Decent enough film but no idea how this is so highly regarded.
  14. 413x


    Joined: Jan 13, 2010

    Posts: 16,250

    Location: Cardiff

    Think it says a lot about people who enjoy or don't enjoy this type of film !

    We were one of the few adults who didn't have kids with them
  15. Freakbro


    Joined: Jul 29, 2010

    Posts: 15,400

    Location: Lincs

    Alita : Battle Angel

    Knew nothing about the original source, enjoyed it - 7/10
  16. IvanDobskey


    Joined: Feb 2, 2010

    Posts: 7,655

    Location: East Midlands

    Overlord 6/10

    Pretty gorey and violent nazi horror movie. Was entertaining enough but was expecting better.
  17. Kainz


    Joined: Dec 15, 2002

    Posts: 21,393

    Location: In a cowfield, London, UK / @ EGX 2019

    The Monster (Netflix)

    I enjoyed this quite a bit! Mommy and daughter break down in a foresty area in their car at night, and there's something lurking in ze woods. Sounds like a typical plain, cheapo flick, yet the performance turned in by the mother is superb. I struggle to find decent, scary stuff on NF these days due to the amount of junk on there so this was quite a surprise.

  18. MissJen


    Joined: Nov 28, 2018

    Posts: 100

    Location: UK

    Rented Venom, I quite enjoyed it! A handful of bits that felt a bit odd or shoehorned in, but overall I was glued :) 7.5/10
  19. steve5424


    Joined: May 29, 2012

    Posts: 889

    Location: Rutherglen, Glasgow

    Happy Death Day - 8/10

    Finally got to watching it and actually thought it was pretty good. Love time loop types stories. Does it pretty well and some good humour.

    didn't know there was a sequel out this week.
  20. Roland Butter

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    Joined: Apr 13, 2017

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    Location: scotland

    You Were Never Really Here [ 2017 ]

    This is a film that requires maybe a second viewing, unanswered plot details, flashbacks that never get resolved,
    it sort of fizzles out with a half-arsed sort of an ending.

    Not a lot of dialogue and most of it lost in the depths of Phoenix's face fuzz.