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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. Delvis

    Caporegime

    Joined: Nov 7, 2004

    Posts: 28,019

    Location: Buckinghamshire

    Like Father

    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.
     
  2. smr

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Mar 6, 2008

    Posts: 8,198

    Location: Leicestershire

    Triple Frontier,

    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.
     
  3. pecnarf

    Hitman

    Joined: Nov 17, 2008

    Posts: 951

    Location: Somewhere near OcUK HQ

    "John wick"

    9/10

    started to watch and got half way though "fast and the furious 8", had to stop when I notice what time it was.

    8/10
     
  4. neviditelny

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 15, 2015

    Posts: 941

    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
     
  5. Random Guy Esq.

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 1, 2014

    Posts: 2,136

    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.
     
  6. sbweightman

    Hitman

    Joined: May 7, 2006

    Posts: 769

    Location: United Kingdom

    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.
     
  7. ianh

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 12, 2007

    Posts: 4,313

    Location: THE MOON!!!!!

    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" - :D:D:D:D:D

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2019
  8. wellsy

    Gangster

    Joined: Dec 29, 2018

    Posts: 172

    John Wick 3

    10/10 SUPERB.
     
  9. neviditelny

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 15, 2015

    Posts: 941

    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
     
  10. Evangelion

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 29, 2007

    Posts: 21,886

    Location: Adelaide, South Australia

    Retreat.

    Cillian Murphy takes Thandie Newton on a weekend holiday to rebuild their damaged relationship, and it all goes to crap! :eek:

    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.
     
  11. JunglistE

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 11, 2015

    Posts: 3,733

    Location: Bristol

    John Wick 3. 9/10. Best film I've seen this year so far.
     
  12. Chojin

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 21, 2004

    Posts: 2,179

    Beats

    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.

    9/10
     
  13. checjb

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 2,196

    Location: Royston, Herts

    "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.
     
  14. maonayze

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 21, 2014

    Posts: 1,201

    Location: South Wales

    Yep saw JW3 : Parabellum last night. Haven't felt this good coming out of a cinema in ages. Amazing action sequences which were brutal in places. It wont win any Oscars, but hey we knew that anyway. Leave Brain outside cinema and strap yourself in for a wild ride. Oh I lied....Best Actor and Supporting Actor to those two German Shepards.....WoW! :D
     
  15. sbweightman

    Hitman

    Joined: May 7, 2006

    Posts: 769

    Location: United Kingdom

    John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) - 7/10

    A tongue in cheek action film with lots of well-choreographed over the top fight scenes but not much else.

    It’s very stylish in both the setting and action scenes and the light hearted moments are fun, but the lackluster plot and protracted fight scenes meant I was bored of it by the end.
     
  16. Robzere31

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 20, 2005

    Posts: 3,822

    Location: Redditch

    John Wick 3

    As I expected, more of the same which is not a bad thing IMO.
    Good film, not much of a plot if I'm honest but then you already know that, the ending was a bit mmmmm....... but all set up for John Wick 4

    7.9/10
     
  17. arc@css

    Caporegime

    Joined: Nov 8, 2008

    Posts: 26,303

    John Wick 2.

    Enjoyed it more than I thought I would though I liked the first one more. Very entertaining.
     
  18. Evangelion

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 29, 2007

    Posts: 21,886

    Location: Adelaide, South Australia

    The Hoard.

    When controversial director Jesse Thomas Cook said he was planning a movie about a pensioner who hoarded junk in multiple houses, critics were quick to respond that it would crash and burn. Skepticism remained high, even after Cook pointed out that he had hired Tony Burgess to write it.

    Then Cook brought Matt Wiele on board as co-director, and suddenly people were paying attention.

    The cast is solid: Lisa Solberg, Ry Barrett, Elma Begovic, Marcus Ludlow, Justin Darmanin and of course the wildly popular cult favourite, Barry More. Even Tony Burgess gets a cameo of his own.

    Set in Rockford, Ontario but filmed primarily in Owen Sound because of the Muslims, this edgy mockumentary punches far above its weight. In November 2018, Brad Miska described The Hoard as 'the film', and 'premiering this month.' It's hard to disagree.

    Let's get two things out of the way first: yes, the The Hoard is indie, and the budget was small (Cook still refuses to release details) so I kept my expectations low. But I can honestly say that I was pleasantly surprised.

    The plot is a great horror/comedy mashup with a lot more wit than I expected, and a couple of basic twists that add to the flavour. Performances are enthusiastic and satisfying. Cinematography is on point. Colour pallette is challenging, but not overwrought. Humour is dark and sharp (as it should be) with just a tiny drop of easily forgivable slapstick.

    I rate The Hoard at 23.31 on the Haglee Scale, which works out as a highly engaging 7/10 on IMDB.
     
  19. steve5424

    Hitman

    Joined: May 29, 2012

    Posts: 802

    Location: Rutherglen, Glasgow

    See You Yesterday 6/10

    Produced by Spike Lee. Decent time travel story although predicable.

    It does have the most awesome cameo at the start and a brilliant line relating to the time travel classic the actor starred in.
     
  20. Delvis

    Caporegime

    Joined: Nov 7, 2004

    Posts: 28,019

    Location: Buckinghamshire

    BlackkKlansman

    Great film, shows how nutty some of the KKK were. Some amusing bits (from the character) also which made it more light hearted per-se.

    Probably an 8/10 from me as I'd recommend it