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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. ElliorR


    Joined: Feb 20, 2009

    Posts: 8,686

    Location: Not where I'd like to be

    The Flu. Korean film about a major SARS type outbreak. Maybe not the best subject matter given the current situation and the fact I’m now off for 7 days as I have a dry cough and feel like Madonna looks.

    But there were some fine looking Korean ladies in it. Plus another film from that part of the world where a kid character doesn’t make me hope the kid dies horribly. The other one recently was The Meg. Also I must’ve had some dust blow into my eyes at one point when said kid did an emotional bit. Damn dust.
  2. jpaul


    Joined: Mar 1, 2010

    Posts: 9,626

    hadn't realised blade runner 2049 was already on freeview (sony movies) ... now watching it again ?
  3. Nitefly

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Sep 24, 2005

    Posts: 31,928

    I watched a few Studio Ghibli films. I really like these films where it’s localised drama and not all ‘saving the world’. I ended up enjoying some much more than I anticipated I would.

    My Neighbour Totoro - Cute and whimsical, with such great childlike imagination. Surprising how much it made you want a good ending. You have to love that mode of transport! 10/10

    Princess Mononoko - I really really enjoyed the world building of this film, which was definitely the best thing about it - the world felt really complete and real. But it was admittedly very long and meandering so I did start becoming conscious of the time. Also, there are so many stubborn characters in this film, it’s infuriating! I guess that’s the point. 8/10

    Kiki’s Delivery Service - I never thought I would say this but this film was my favourite of the lot. Have quite a few emotional moments and really reminded me at times of when I travelled alone and sometimes it was hard and lonely. It was somewhat anxiety inducing in parts! But mostly a really fun, good spirited film. 10/10

    Arrietty - This was by far away the worst of the lot. Utterly redundant and predictable, with no real emotional punch to carry it. It was really quite tedious and boring. If you’ve ever seen The Borrowers then you’ve seen Arrietty. The most memorable thing about it is a scene where a crow goes absolutely mental and someone beats the **** of it. POW! Take that, ya ****in’ crow!! 3/10
  4. 2013


    Joined: Dec 29, 2012

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    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker 4/10

    I was looking forward to it, the first movie i've watched in 6 week.
    I enjoyed the other movies a lot more.

    What is the point of building things up, if your just going to not both now.

    im not going to spoil things but a lot of things make no sense at all, even less when you think if they took a little more time they could have made more money.
    Who ever made this is an idiot, wasting all the work done in the recent movies, its as if they started throwing darts at ideas and going what every they hit.

    No build up in some areas, Not very
    logical, rushed, leaving things things unanswered or with basic answers.

    Could have been done much better and had some fan service.

    What a waste
  5. ianh


    Joined: Jul 12, 2007

    Posts: 4,756

    Location: Saudi and occasionally Stoke.

    Harley Quinn - 3/10 - HQ was a loveable, cheeky but mental character in Suicide Squad yet in this she's just a seriously unlikeable "See You Next Tuesday" through-out with zero redeeming character aspects given to her. Robbie really tries to carry-off the same loveable shtick as before but the character is written so poorly she can't pull off any empathy and it just falls flat. Perez is OK as the jaded cop and both Huntress and Black Canary are fairly interesting, plus both can handle the stuntwork way better than Robbie can (she has some extremely helpful stuntmen throw themselves around her whilst the other two actually worked hard at it). The kid is just an annoying McGuffin with no development (something all of these characters lack) and the bad guy MacGregor is too much of a one dimensional pastiche to be effective as a villain.

    TBH the best acted, charactered person was the scarred henchman. He alone had the screen menace required to hold your attention whenever he was on screen (whats the loonie going to do next????) which is a sorry state of affairs for a HQ movie where she should be the focus.

    Visually it energetic and dynamic with some good stunt work for a very over-taxed team but the story is seemingly from the dream-world of a 5 year old with massive loop holes, events occurring purely because the script says so rather than seeming to happen organically and the direction is barely adequate (I don't see her making another $85m+ film like this again).

    My biggest annoyance is that both men and women enjoyed HQ from Suicide Squad so this film should have been an easy win, yet by having cast & crew slate "men" during the run up the films release, they've poisoned the HQ brand after this flop of a film. How hard is it to not say "feminism good, men bad" during the press tour and just say "its a film for everyone, come along and have fun with us!!!" instead, thus avoiding a negative media campaign which can only hurt the box office.
  6. HazardO


    Joined: Jun 16, 2009

    Posts: 7,572

    Location: Cambridge

    Saturday night: The world's end

    Not the first time I've watched it but still funny. Reminds me of Peter Jackson's Bad taste but with better music. No useful survival tips..
  7. Chojin

    Wise Guy

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    Hadn't seen it in about 25 years and it was very funny. Many jokes that probably went over my head the first time.

    Last edited: Mar 24, 2020
  8. melmac


    Joined: Dec 19, 2010

    Posts: 7,240

    Just finished watching my first movie on Disney+

    Adventures in Babysitting - 7/10 Great fun.
  9. ElliorR


    Joined: Feb 20, 2009

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    Location: Not where I'd like to be

    That’s an 80s classic.

    “Don’t **** with the babysitter”
  10. RyanF

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 22, 2013

    Posts: 1,385

    The Banker - 7/10

    Nothing spectacular but a good watch, enjoyed it.
  11. leemk


    Joined: Jun 29, 2007

    Posts: 546

    Midway , 7/10 , typical Roland Emmerich , kept me entertained for a couple of hours.
  12. Moothead2


    Joined: May 23, 2011

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    The trilogy was dead the moment it began.
  13. COYS


    Joined: Mar 30, 2007

    Posts: 891

    The Gentlemen

    Classic Guy Ritchie. Entertaining and humerous 7.5/10
  14. krooton


    Joined: May 9, 2004

    Posts: 25,744

    Location: Leafy outskirts of London


    Wasn't aware of the true events that inspired the film, but I found it quite enjoyable, even though I think Fox News is a blight on humanity. Theron does a fantastic job not being Theron, and Lithgow's makeup is super realistic.

  15. 2013


    Joined: Dec 29, 2012

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    Frozen 2. 6/10
    I may need to watch it again just to get my head around everything.
    Not as good as the first one but I should not have expected it to be.
  16. AndyCr15


    Joined: Apr 28, 2011

    Posts: 10,197

    Location: London, UK

    Avengement - 6½ / 10

    British movie about a guy that escapes from prison and goes after those that turned him into a killer. Pretty good fights, reasonable story, if a little predictable.

    The Magnificent Seven (2016) - 7½ / 10

    I don't think I ever saw the original, and having just watched the trailer for it, (I guess I will take some flack for this) but it's perhaps best I haven't?! Pretty good movie with some decent action and reasonable story.


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    Some film about Will Smith being turned into a pigeon. Was funny in parts the kids enjoyed it I was in and out so may have been better if I watched all of it...
  18. Combat squirrel


    Joined: Aug 7, 2004

    Posts: 10,143

    The platform on Netflix


    a strong story showing how and why capitalism isn’t good for those at the bottom, shown in a horror thriller format.
  19. TheBrooder


    Joined: Jan 8, 2007

    Posts: 3,084

    Location: Cognac, France

    The Aeronauts on Amazon Prime - 7/10

    Decent movie to watch with the family.
  20. Warbie


    Joined: Sep 30, 2003

    Posts: 5,968

    I watched that last night - was good stuff and probably a 7/10 for me. There were some shocking moments and quite an obvious message - although it didn't detract because of that - and some Cube vibes. One scene in particular had be feeling quite uneasy!