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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. Vern1961


    Joined: Mar 29, 2007

    Posts: 2,706

    Location: Swindon UK

    Sat Night: Journey To The Centre Of The Earth - 5/10. The 1959 original with James Mason and Pat Boone (who?). Not aged well, very stodgy dialogue and while the effects and backdrops probably state of the art at the time, the actually quite good Blu-ray transfer really shows them up vs. today's standards.

    Sun Night: Speed - 8/10. Classic 90's action movie, beer and brain in neutral fodder but still very watchable. No sag in the middle or reliance on comic book characters - an original (and outrageous) premise which doesn't let up. The final scenes with the extra battle on the subway train probably a bit superfluous and again watching upscaled on a 4K TV pretty obvious the bus isn't doing anywhere near 50 MPH in many of the scenes but the sort of movie they don't really make anymore.
  2. nands


    Joined: Mar 16, 2006

    Posts: 2,967

    This is the End - Seth Rogan and all play themselves during the Apocalypse. I hadn't seen this for ages, saw it on Netflix and really enjoyed it! 4/5
  3. Tombstone


    Joined: Aug 17, 2007

    Posts: 17,552

    One of the best ending scenes in a film ever :D
  4. wedrum


    Joined: Aug 11, 2016

    Posts: 4,308

    Location: Cheshire

    Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
    The new Ted Bundy film on Netflix.

    7/10 worth a watch.
  5. No1newts


    Joined: May 24, 2009

    Posts: 19,618

    Location: North East

    Watched This is the End, typical Seth Rogan film but decent cast and some really funny moments. The Emma Watson scene in particular was rather good.
  6. Snapper^


    Joined: Oct 20, 2007

    Posts: 398

    Location: Liverpool

    Came across "Murder party" on Netflix last night. Dark comedy/horror?


    Very low budget and it shows, story wise a man finds an invitation along the street to a Halloween party. When he gets there.... Well...its a murder party

    Very poor film
  7. Thekwango


    Joined: Feb 5, 2009

    Posts: 11,192

    Location: Northern Ireland

    A Quiet Place - 3/10
    Utterly trash. great premise and potential but just let down by being crap and ill thought out. imagine them, that little family struggling to survive stumbling upon the discovery that creatures with extraordinarily good hearing don't like having loud noises blasted at them. back pats all round.

    Ready Player One - 5/10 (6 at a push cause it sort of looked cool, occasionally)
    dear God someone should have proofed the script better before filming begun. as someone ages ago mentioned in this thread, in one instance they have the supercool omni-directional treadmills unless of course the narrative doesn't fit (how do you run around in the game world without one?) then it's not needed. then you got folk walking about with their VR headsets on and seemingly managing not to bump into each other, fall over, get robbed, hit by a car/train/bike. bit of fun for a couple of hours but zero re-watchability. the lead baddy is stupidly overplayed but that actually lends to him being more 'fun' he's like an old school baddy from a 60's Batman Tv Show......camp, OTT, daft as a brush.

    A Star is Born - 6/10 (and that's only because of the music)
    Not sure why all the love for this. for me it didn't delve deep enough into the problems/demons BC's character was battling against. i got the impression the film just seemed to think the viewers would 'know the score'. meh overall for me but as i said the music was great and that from someone who's not really a Gaga fan.
  8. IvanDobskey


    Joined: Feb 2, 2010

    Posts: 7,632

    Location: East Midlands

    Watched this last night. Not bad at all.

    6.5/10 for me.
  9. ExRayTed


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 7,454

    Location: Surrey

    Arctic on Netflix, or may have been Prime - can't remember.

    Sort of like Castaway in the arctic. Mads was as reliable as ever. 7/10
  10. leemk


    Joined: Jun 29, 2007

    Posts: 518

    Mortal Engines , looks good but like Velerian thats about it 5/10
    Ready Player One , same again looks good but enjoyed it more than the other 2 , 6/10
  11. Plec


    Joined: Apr 19, 2003

    Posts: 12,571

    In Bruges, probably my 3rd time of watching since release (2008) - excellent casting (and i even include Colin Farrell within that) a must watch if you've never seen it.

    A black comedy that works on all levels - for me anyway. I love the contrasting journeys the characters take, their subtle and not so subtle interactions and the story that develops as a result. It's dubbed a gangster movie - but it's so much more. I won't elaborate anymore as it's great script/direction and made more enjoyable if you go in blind. 8/10
  12. Destination


    Joined: May 31, 2009

    Posts: 19,209

    I love In Bruges.

    Anyway, as for recent films

    Aquaman - basic, dull, uninspiring, don't mind Momoa, but the rest of the cast were awful. 4/10

    Ted Bundy one with Zac Efron, Truly evil, vile and some such. Excellent, engaging, very thought provoking. 8/10
  13. Freakbro


    Joined: Jul 29, 2010

    Posts: 15,351

    Location: Lincs

    I love In Bruges too, so if you haven't seen it then Three Billboards outside Ebbing Missouri is from the same director and personally I think it's even better.
  14. Plec


    Joined: Apr 19, 2003

    Posts: 12,571

    Looking forward to this - and Zac Efron seems to have been an inspired casting (in fact the whole casting seems pretty eclectic looking at the list - but obviously worked).

    I haven't but has been on my 'to watch list' for a while - thanks for the reminder/heads up as it had slipped my mind. I think you've lined up my late night Saturday viewing - or early Saturday, if we're in, and my wife is watching, Britain's got ****sticks :/
  15. Marky


    Joined: Apr 16, 2007

    Posts: 22,412

    Location: UK

    Glad you enjoyed this :) I’ve been looking forward to seeing this for a while - my friend saw it this weekend and didn’t think too much of it - but he’s more into the superhero films and the like rather than true stories, which is much more my type of film :D

    I’ll make some time this weekend to watch :)
  16. SixTwoSix


    Joined: Sep 14, 2007

    Posts: 9,792

    Location: Rugby

    Anyone who's watched the Ted Bundy movie or thinking of it should watched Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes on Netflix. The guy is terrifying in how he so easily fooled and manipulated people. Also hadn't realised the extent of his crimes and the sadism involved.
  17. VincentHanna


    Joined: Jul 30, 2013

    Posts: 18,804

    A few of the women in the office were taking about this, intimating that the film makes him look innocent.

    Is that the case or are they idiots?
    Last edited: May 9, 2019
  18. Vern1961


    Joined: Mar 29, 2007

    Posts: 2,706

    Location: Swindon UK

    Iron Sky: The Coming Race - 2/10.

    Oh dear. Not a patch on the original. Sets looked like they had been poached from Dr. Who in the 1980's, lame story with minimal connection to the first film. Dialogue written by a junior school drama class (actually an insult to the junior school drama class) and performed by C listed actors who probably got paid minimum wage for their efforts. To top it all, soundtrack on the Blu-ray 2:0 stereo only despite the case proclaiming 5:1.

    Only gave 2/10 as some parts were so cringingly laugh out bad.
  19. SixTwoSix


    Joined: Sep 14, 2007

    Posts: 9,792

    Location: Rugby

    @VincentHanna I posted about the documentary just above your post, you should check it out, even at his trial he had women fawning over him, despite that he'd raped, tortured and murdered many. To this day there are people who can't attribute evil actions to good looking and charismatic people. It's quite frustrating tbh.
  20. Pighardia


    Joined: Jan 9, 2011

    Posts: 17,582

    I watched that documentary on Netflix about Fyre festival. Thought it was really interesting. 8/10