Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by Richeh, Sep 2, 2009.
The cat was ace! Not that it was a cat mind
a bit too red dwarf for my liking
Seen a few things this weekend:
Also seen Captain Marvel before, enjoyed that also.
Seen end game twice, still enjoyed it. If you like Tolkien and are partially interested in his younger/mid years, it's a nice watch. I liked the Hustle, a few bits cringed me but otherwise it was enjoyable as a film.
The two actresses are stunning
Avengers: Endgame. 6.5/10
Still not sure what to make of it. I think that they did what every franchise film maker does and became too self absorbed and keen to pay homage to all their characters. Could easily have been cut down to just over 2 hours and it would have been better for it. The last 3/5 of the film were good but the first part was slow and unnecessary.
Shame because I loved Infinity War, along with the first Iron Man and Thor Ragnarok it was the best Marvel film.
I liked it, probably wasn't quite in the mood to watch it, was quite tired. Even though there was hardly any talking in it at all so it shouldn't have mattered. It was alright.
Yeah I really enjoyed it.
Got the guy from Frasier in it (can't be bothered to look it up)
Watched it with the misses, pretty easy going film. Essentially about a bride to be left at the alter, has a honey moon to go on and takes her father who she hasn't seen for ten years or something.
Easy evening viewing.
8/10 I enjoyed this. Good acting, plot was a bit predictable but I enjoy these kind of films anyway and the photography / location was great too.
started to watch and got half way though "fast and the furious 8", had to stop when I notice what time it was.
Detective Pikachu. A very easy going movie that was a very good movie for just plain entertainment. Don't need to think too much, just sit back and relax. Would probably give 6,5/10
Watched Fellowship of the Ring for the first time in years. It was the standard cinematic release rather than the extended/director's cut but it has held up fairly well. Love the soundtrack too.
The Curse of La Llorona (2019) - 2/10
The film starts off ok with a good setting and premise, but after about halfway through it becomes a generic jump scare fest with no real horror or surprises.
The story doesn’t go anywhere, the characters don’t develop, the acting never excels, and by the final act, it all gets a bit silly.
The only scary parts are the odd jump scare in the first act – there’s no creeping sense of dread or tension, no political commentary, and no originality.
A real disappointment.
Iron Sky 2 : The Coming Race - Hot Garbage/10 if taken seriously but 10/10 for funny cringe - Like Sharknado, the Iron Sky series is a cultural oddity, where the film is purposely meant to be "so bad it's good" yet unlike Sharknado the Iron Sky franchise hasn't quite gone viral yet.
Anyway, as for the plot well........Moon Hitler is a alien living in a Nazi base on the dark side of the moon and the base is the last human refuge after the alien US President Sarah Palin and Putin nuke the world. Meanwhile the rest of Moon Hitlers human-eating alien friends (inc Caligula, Maggie Thatcher, Bin Laden and Real Hitler) live at the hollow centre of the earth with the last remaining dinosaurs they dragged there 65m years ago. With supplies running critically low at the Nazi Moon Base, a small group need to sneak into the centre of the hollow earth and steal a "insert random McGuffin" from the aliens with which they hope to power their last remain spaceship and escape to Mars.
I won't spoil the end but I will say this "Alien Real Hitler riding a Tyrannosaurus in a Nazi Moon Base" -
John Wick 3
Saw John Wick 3 yesterday, absolutely loved it. It follows on from the 2nd movie but for me it is far better than the 2nd one. Lots of great fight scenes with a lot more weapons than just the standard guns and the other characters gets a bit more screen time too. 9/10
Cillian Murphy takes Thandie Newton on a weekend holiday to rebuild their damaged relationship, and it all goes to crap!
The couple travels to a remote island (via a ferry service provided by Jimmy Yuill, of all people!) where a quaint old stone cottage offers respite from the frantic pace of London.
Less than 3 days into their stay they are confronted by a curiously manic Jamie Bell, who warns that a fatal epidemic is sweeping across the nation, and they must secure the cottage to keep the virus out. As Bell becomes increasingly deranged, Murphy and Newton grow suspicious of his motive and claims.
When Murphy ventures outside at night and discovers Jimmy Yuill's dead body on the shore, he is forced to consider that unpleasant shenanigans may be afoot.
This slow burning contribution to the popular and well established Cottage Noir genre is carried right to the end on the capable shoulders of Jamie Bell, who exudes menace and desperation in equal measure.
I rate Retreat at 23.31 on the Haglee Scale, which works out as a competent 7/10 on IMDB.
John Wick 3. 9/10. Best film I've seen this year so far.
By Brian Welsh who also directed the memory implant episode of Black Mirror.
Pretty 'simple' film but thought it was excellent. As a fan of electronic music and rave culture this was right up my street. It felt like a rollercoaster of emotions and had the best dance soundtrack I've heard since Hackers.
"The Silence" on Netflix. I love a good monster movie and so this is right up my street. The premise is fine, the acting good, the SFX reasonable but, in the end, it feels like a TV movie or a pilot for a series. It's not a movie you can half watch though as there are frequent subtitles (as the characters have to remain silent or die). It's not derivative of 'A quiet place' in any major way, which was nice.
One odd thing is that there is really no characterisation of the 'bad guy' in any noticeable way. He's just bad and that's all you get.
I'd rate it 6/10.
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