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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. MurphyBrix


    Joined: Jun 10, 2015

    Posts: 186

    13 Minutes - The story of Georg Elsers attempt to blow up Hitler.

    Randomly come across this german made film on the BBC last night. They seem to put some decent random films on Saturday nights in the early hours. A few times I've been hooked to something and ended up staying up till gone 2am.

    I knew very little about this assassination attempt on Hitler. I only really knew the attempt by his own men later on in the war. Really good film.

    I found it really strange how Elser was allowed to stay alive in concentration camps till weeks before the end of the war with extra rations and preferential treatment and not shot sooner than he was.

  2. zxh800


    Joined: May 24, 2011

    Posts: 112

    Rampant - South Korean zombie flick in ancient Korea

    Great production values. Story was ok. Enjoyed the action immensely though.

  3. neoboy


    Joined: Mar 16, 2004

    Posts: 11,400

    Location: UK

    Almost sounds like a Kingdom spin-off, I'll have to check it out.
  4. Minusorange


    Joined: Nov 25, 2005

    Posts: 3,788

    A Quiet Place - 5/10

    Interesting premise and interesting monsters ruined by a focus on an annoyingly stupid family
  5. Plec


    Joined: Apr 19, 2003

    Posts: 11,808

    End Game - I'm a huge fan of the franchise (although hated antman/wasp with a passion) but found myself underwhelmed 6/10, tops.

    I don't want to give away spoilers so won't elaborate on plot - but it just didn't click for for me. Yes, as a story it ticked all the boxes but the inter character development didn't quite gel for me (Paul Rudd :/) and the 'character form/humour' really didn't work for me at all - plain odd and awkward in parts (that's what i watch Deadpool or Guardians for - great films). I get it, complicated, intertwined 'stories' (trying not to add spoilers') - but it all felt too predictable once certain paths were set... Plus, they could have done without a scene in Infinity War which telegraphed too much (may have got lucky/unlucky with my hunch) - i get that they want you speculating but you don't have to be led by the hand. :/

    *I do seem to be flowing against popular opinion (especially my wife and kids who looked at me in disbelief when i said "well, that sucked" as the credits rolled) so don't be out off by my very subjective opinion if you haven't watched it yet. I am in the minority and can see why others would enjoy it. Perhaps, i'll enjoy it when released to rent - it's happened before.

    Hoping John Wick 3 (a guilty pleasure) doesn't disappoint - that poor dog requires more vengeance!
  6. VincentHanna


    Joined: Jul 30, 2013

    Posts: 17,804

    Long Shot - I was hoping it would be good, having seen positive reviews, but after the first 10-15 minutes, I wasn't optimistic.

    However, it's really funny. One of the best actual comedies I've seen for a good while at the cinema in fact.

    Brave of them to launch a week after End Game, but it deserves to be seen. Charlize is smokin' hot as well. I think she actually looks better with age.

  7. Plec


    Joined: Apr 19, 2003

    Posts: 11,808

    Sold! - and Cider House Rules (reference to the film - i'm not a raging alchy randomly imposing my love for fermented apple drinks.).
  8. ThePainBarrier


    Joined: Feb 28, 2014

    Posts: 321

    Location: High Peak

    Wandering Earth (Netflix) - dubbed Chinese Sci-fi.

    Interesting (if silly) idea. Suns gonna go nova so lets build a load of engines on Earth and set off to Alpha Centauri (bit Space 1999 kind of thing I suppose).
    2500 year journey but they manage to mess it up 17 years in.

    Over the top CGI and decent enough cast. Story was just missing something though. Would much rather see what happens when they got to Alpha Centauri!

  9. krooton


    Joined: May 9, 2004

    Posts: 24,757

    Location: Leafy outskirts of London

    It's marmite, 10/10 or 6/10, but I'm with you on the 6.
  10. tek81

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 1, 2015

    Posts: 2,039

    Location: UK

    The ToyBox - Decent enough for a late night, beer fuelled film sesh, but otherwise very "meh". Side note - The propensity to end on a negative note, in which the antagonist wins hands-down (something that I've noticed is common place in B-movie horror flicks), annoys me. It isn't "edgy", it's just annoying. 5/10
  11. cheesyboy


    Joined: Dec 7, 2012

    Posts: 11,239

    Location: Gloucestershire

    Extinction tonight.

    Much better than the last one. Not exactly great, but a step up if only in cinematography and editing (was so bad in the 2nd film).
  12. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 62,936

    Location: Wish i was in New York

    She’s like a vampire, I remember her in the Devil’s Advocate and Sweet November, she still looks the same!
  13. Vern1961


    Joined: Mar 29, 2007

    Posts: 2,635

    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.
  14. nands


    Joined: Mar 16, 2006

    Posts: 2,928

    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
  15. Tombstone


    Joined: Aug 17, 2007

    Posts: 17,166

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


    Joined: Aug 11, 2016

    Posts: 4,213

    Location: Cheshire

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

    7/10 worth a watch.
  17. No1newts


    Joined: May 24, 2009

    Posts: 19,303

    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.
  18. 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
  19. Thekwango


    Joined: Feb 5, 2009

    Posts: 10,660

    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.
  20. IvanDobskey


    Joined: Feb 2, 2010

    Posts: 7,427

    Location: East Midlands

    Watched this last night. Not bad at all.

    6.5/10 for me.