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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. MoDe

    Hitman

    Joined: Feb 2, 2012

    Posts: 803

    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.
     
  2. SixTwoSix

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Sep 14, 2007

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    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.
     
  3. sbweightman

    Hitman

    Joined: May 7, 2006

    Posts: 769

    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.
     
  4. EYEREX

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 2,481

    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
     
  5. cheesyboy

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 7, 2012

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    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.
     
  6. Jokester

    Don

    Joined: Aug 7, 2003

    Posts: 38,544

    Location: Aberdeenshire

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

    Mobster

    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.
     
  8. jsmoke

    Soldato

    Joined: Jun 17, 2012

    Posts: 7,063

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

    Caporegime

    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

    Posts: 28,954

    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.
     
  10. SixTwoSix

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    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.

    7.5/10.
     
  11. jpaul

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 1, 2010

    Posts: 7,342

    Anthropoid 6/10 (freeview last night) poor remake/glamorization of the original/better film Operation Daybreak, all action rather than characterization.

    Liked the slow-mo at the end though .. gave me a yearning to find/watch The Iron Cross (Peckinpah) again, and (google reminded me) its predecessor Wild bunch,
    which, it turns out, preceeds Butch Cassidy&SD
     
  12. RobDogDog

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 8, 2011

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    Sicario 2 - 6/10

    Really enjoyed the first one. This one, not so much. The story felt very 'convenient' at times. The first one is much better in my opinion. Still, it has some good moments.
     
  13. Bassmansam

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 22, 2007

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    Vice 7/10

    Great perfomances but damn it was preachy. Was Cheney really as bad as this film made out? It had a very left biased feel to it so i took alot of the “Cheney is the devil” moments with a pinch of salt. I mean, did he really contribute to California fires?
     
  14. Evangelion

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 29, 2007

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    Location: Adelaide, South Australia

    Mortal Engines.

    It's the future, and everything's gone to ****! 1,000 years ago there was some kind of world war that wiped out pretty much everything within the space of 60 minutes, and reshaped the entire globe by smashing most of its continents. Oh noes!

    Human civilisation has been reduced to a fragile existence amidst a steampunk world with a hint of dieselpunk. So... stieselpunk? :p

    Cities and towns across Europe now exist as mobile fortresses, battling each other for dwindling resources. London is the biggest of them all: a super-predator that literally devours smaller settlements.

    But what about Washington DC? Well as far as I can tell the USA has been completely destroyed, so that's a refreshing and highly welcome development. :D

    Meanwhile, everyone who can be loosely classified under the generously broad umbrella of 'Asian' lives in a rich, peaceful, and well established nation behind the safety of a giant wall. Hmmm... :rolleyes:

    Anyway, there's this girl who hates Hugo Weaving because he killed her mother

    although it looks like he's her father(?!) which for some strange reason she doesn't realise until she's about to kill him

    so that makes it all a bit awkward in a Star Wars-y kind of way.

    Her mother gave her the MacGuffin that everyone spends most of the movie looking for, but the plot won't let her know what it is until the last 10 minutes of the movie, despite the fact that the one guy she's been running around with all this time had worked it out in the first half hour. :confused:

    Unusually, Mortal Engines is more accurate than the book it's based on (a rare occurrence) which came as a pleasant surprise.

    Is it worth watching? Absolutely. The aesthetic is gorgeous, the costumes are superb, the special effects are on point, Hugo Weaving chews scenery with tremendous gusto, and the world building is solid.

    I rate Mortal Engines at 23.31 on the Haglee Scale, which works out as a respectable 7/10 on IMDB.
     
  15. Street

    Soldato

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    Location: Liverpool

    A Star is Born - 9/10

    What a fantastic film. I really wasn't bothered about watching it as I really didn't think it would be my sort of film, however after making the missus watch First Man, it was her turn to choose. Great performances by all of the actors and I was actually gutted at the end. It wasn't what I thought it was going to be about at all and I'd glad I made the effort to watch it!
     
  16. cheesyboy

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    2nd Scooby Doo didn't pick up much. Definitely think the first is a much better family movie.
     
  17. SixTwoSix

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    Joined: Sep 14, 2007

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    I mostly agree, watched it the other night begrudgingly as wife wanted to watch it and really enjoyed it. Bradley Cooper has proved himself as immensely talented on multiple fronts and shockingly, Gaga is a really good actress.

    I had certain frustrations in that it leaps along a little too fast in the mid part with her rise to fame and didn't really focus on his life changing issues and the childhood that led to his fall out with the brother enough.

    I'd personally give it an 8/10 but not sure if it's a movie i'll watch again. Also Shallow is getting played 4/5 times a day on the work radio and i'm starting to detest it.
     
  18. Street

    Soldato

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    Location: Liverpool

    The missus seems to have the soundtrack on repeat at the moment so it's getting annoying. At least it means the Greatest Showman soundtrack has been forgotten about!
     
  19. Tee Hee Johnson

    Mobster

    Joined: May 30, 2007

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    Location: Glasgow, Scotland

    Glass, 2/10.

    Called it a "bag of ass" when leaving the cinema. The first 2/3rds were silly, but the last 1/3rd was just stupid.

    GF has lost her film picking rights for at least a few months after that doozie.
     
  20. SixTwoSix

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    As I read this another bloody Greatest Showman song has come on the radio, haven't seen it yet but the soundtrack alone has put me off.