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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. Begbie


    Joined: Oct 20, 2004

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    Agreed. Great performances, great movie.

    Disagree, it's a pile of garbage! It's far too many homages to star wars that it almost feels like it's trying to copy it in some sort of weird b movie way.
  2. neviditelny


    Joined: Oct 15, 2015

    Posts: 944

    After ending up listening to Hans Zimmer soundtracks/live shows on Youtube most of the day I ordered some pizza and watched Gladiator today. Haven't seen it in a long long time and it is still a great movie. I saw it at the cinema when it premiered and would love to see it at the cinema again. Great movie, great acting from pretty much everyone, and one of the best soundtracks I can think of. 8,5/10, possibly a 9/10.
  3. Werewolf


    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 27,492

    Location: Panting like a fiend

    Alita Battle Angel 7/10

    Pleasantly surprised at how good this was, the visuals were right on, the action scenes were good, the 3d and the CGI for Alita were not "uncanny valley" unlike the trailer, and the story was fairly well told, the only issue I had with it was some clunky dialog.
  4. LizardKing


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 7,529

    Location: The Land of Roundabouts

    The Life of Brian - As the bringer of my first experience of bush on the tv screen I had many fond memory's of this film! Its still very good but those innocent days have left me. Still some very stand out moments of pure comedy genius that will never grow old!
  5. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

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    Location: Wish i was in New York

    I watched this again today in 2D (3D yesterday).

    The good - the CGI and world building, it is excellent. Alita is very life like, her facial expressions are believable, the way she laugh, cries, it is way above any computer game CGI scenes that I've ever seen. (although there are a few scenes where things looked a little bit less polished).

    The bad - I feel some scenes were cut shot, way too short. For example at the start where he finds here in the scrap heap and you see him holding her up with the sun behind him, it cuts immediately of him back in his workshop with him walking up the stairs with the spare body!!!

    The acting, especially with the boy, the scene where he confronts his friends near the end was really badly acted. It was much more obvious on 2nd viewing.

    I would say this is probably the best anime adaptation to date, i hope it does well because i want to see the next part of the story.
  6. signs

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 25, 2016

    Posts: 1,436

    in my top ten films of all time
  7. antijoke


    Joined: Jan 28, 2003

    Posts: 37,520

    Location: Stratford-Upon-Avon

    The Greatest Showman - 9/10

    I dunno what it is about this film but I love it, and I am not a musical film lover at all, seen it three times now and could easily watch it again.

    The music is top tier, This is Me is my favourite song, but that Jenny Lind song Never Enough is amazing, and From Now On is also a great song when it gets going.
  8. Marvt74


    Joined: Feb 20, 2004

    Posts: 12,160

    Location: Chorley

    Agreed, my wife had to pretty much bully me into watching it, but i actually really enjoyed it.
  9. nantucket66


    Joined: Jun 25, 2005

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    Green Book, solid 8/10. Thoroughly enjoyed this, brilliant performances from the 2 leads Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali, moving and funny in almost equal measure.

    I felt it glossed over the racial aspect of what was going on in America at that time to a degree, but not to take anything away from it - the performances were amazing, I had a tear in my eye more than once and laughed out loud way more than I expected!
  10. pennywise19


    Joined: Aug 19, 2018

    Posts: 63

    I watched first man for the third time one of my favourite movies.

    Gets me near to tears everytime and I'm usually emotionally numb with everything in life :(
  11. Mark1989


    Joined: Dec 5, 2008

    Posts: 12,131

    Solo a star wars move... 4/10

    Well I was and am so disappointed, I always felt he didn't need a movie and this proved he really didnt

    Young lando was good in the card game scenes, maul cameo good.

    Everything else meh, times I checked my phone during film as it just wasn't interesting.
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2019
  12. Morve


    Joined: May 28, 2017

    Posts: 454

    Watched two films yesterday, bit of a space theme. first LIFE 4k , excellent movie , looks amazing in 4k and the atmos soundtrack is excellent, then i watched GRAVITY 3D havent seen it for a while, brilliant , still blows me away
  13. Squid Vicious


    Joined: Feb 15, 2015

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    Split 8/10
    Thoroughly enjoyed James mcavoys performance in a fun to watch psychological thriller - great stuff.
  14. sbweightman


    Joined: May 7, 2006

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    Location: United Kingdom

    Alita: Battle Angel (2019) - 6/10

    Everything in this film looks superb, from the excessively detailed cybertronics to the realistically structured setting and city landscape – it truly is a technical marvel, and the attention to detail is astounding. The action scenes are graceful and fluid, the blend of CGI and real actors is seamless, and even the brief venture outside the city is a real treat from the grime of the urban androids.

    But the story isn’t great – it serves its purpose, and has a good range of characters, but it tries to fit too much in. The dialogue is clunky, the love story is very teenage i.e. ham fisted and lacks subtlety, and the action scenes are too few and far between. The acting is mostly good, especially Alita, although the villains are a bit one dimensional with their corny challenges.

    There’s obviously been a lot of care and love put into the special effects and presentation, and I definitely want to see more of Alita’s story, but it’s not as great as it could have been.
  15. Scam


    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 12,866

    Location: London

    I can't believe this has been so overlooked for awards. After Whiplash and La La Land it should have been a shoe-in. And it's a flippin' good film too, with great performances. What gives?
  16. hyperseven


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    Space Raiders (no not the tasty snacks) - 1ish / 10
    I could have made a better film.

    Alright its 80s and old so you would expect a large dose of cheese but c'mon :eek:

    They had basically ripped all the effects both visual and audio from Battle Beyond the Stars and added some of there own filler scenes in, they even ripped the main theme :eek:

    Yet I felt compelled to keep watching :confused: The power of nostalgia is real :D
  17. nands


    Joined: Mar 16, 2006

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    Antman and the Wasp - quite fun and pretty much self contained entry into the sprawling MCU. 3/5
  18. jsmoke


    Joined: Jun 17, 2012

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    Very quickly FF'ed through Geralds game, looks garbage.
  19. Fubsy


    Joined: Dec 12, 2003

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    Location: Thatcham

    /controversial mode on

    Too white in this day and age.

    /controversy mode off
  20. Scam


    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

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    Location: London

    You're probably right to be fair...