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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. Steampunk

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 1, 2013

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    I really like History of Violence, and I agree it's terribly underrated. What's more interesting than the revenge part, the "is he or isn't he", and even the great performances from all around, is the relationships around the main character and how they change as his past slowly becomes revealed.

    It's kind of encapsulated in the two sex scenes. The first one is quite sweet, almost vanilla. Two loving people in a healthy, long term relationship. The second one is rough and violent, just on this side of rape, undisguised betrayal and anger, but a certain excitement as the wife finds that her husband is more bad boy than just a nice family guy. It illustrates the dramatic changes that the two characters have gone through with regards to each other.

    Maria Bello's character may have wanted a less boring life, but she got more than she bargained for as everything ramps up when the past catches up to Viggo Mortensen's character.

    Maria Bello is pretty wasted at the moment, pulling in a regular paycheck on NCIS.
     
  2. sbweightman

    Hitman

    Joined: May 7, 2006

    Posts: 848

    Location: United Kingdom

    The Addams Family (2019) - 3/10

    Dull and boring with a voice cast who don’t seem to be putting in any effort.

    It’s a pale imitation of the classic show with a weak story and poor attempts at humour which only get slightly better as it goes along.

    One or two jokes work, but It’s mostly flat; the comic violence is neither funny or violent and the horror isn’t remotely scary or shocking.

    The distorted bodies art style is too distracting and the modern hip hop completely out of place with the premise.
     
  3. Marky

    Capodecina

    Joined: Apr 16, 2007

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    Location: UK

    Bandits (2001) - 8/10

    I’ll be a bit biased with this one, as it’s a bit of a favourite of mine, so it probably got extra nostalgia points :p
     
  4. The Old School Gamer

    Hitman

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  5. 2013

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 29, 2012

    Posts: 2,907

    Artemis Fowl
    Ive never read any of the books so I dont know what it should have been but the movie was a load of ----
    What did they spend all the money on, we only see 3 locations in the whole movie nothing really happens, cast looked wooden, Did they get a 10 year old to write it ?
    The cast had no charisma other then josh gad it was like watching a high budget school play.
    The main kid was a very poor choice.

    3/10

    Another idiot allowed to make movies, missing the whole point, no world building or story telling, just throw things and hope people understand,
     
  6. AndyCr15

    Capodecina

    Joined: Apr 28, 2011

    Posts: 10,759

    Location: Barnet, London

    Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol - 8/10

    Lots of good, tense action, love the sky-scraper scaling. Decent enough story line and not too cheesy, solid action movie.
     
  7. Thekwango

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 5, 2009

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    Location: Northern Ireland

    Us

    I don’t really know what to say. I’m utterly disappointed having really enjoyed Get Out and having watched a few snippets of the trailer I had high hopes. How wrong was I. Probably one of the worst films I’ve seen in a long time.
    Just a mess of a film that takes a decent concept and completely banjaxes it up.
    it almost felt as though he didn’t know how to actually run with the premise. Instead there’s a mish-mash of slasher/paranormal/pseudo science nonsense that fails to be good at any of them. It kind of felt like a high value 80’s B movie - if that makes sense.
    Utter tripe - don’t waste your time if you’ve not already seen it.
    A wholesome and well deserved 1/10
     
  8. TheVoice

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 15, 2005

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    Location: Glasgow

    The Vast of Night - saw it mentioned on Twitter and noticed it was just recently added to Amazon. Really enjoyed it, great indie film with a really cool style that reminded of Super 8 in a lot of ways. Great dialogue/script too, there were scenes I rewatched a few times just because I really enjoyed how they played out.

    The only part I'd agree with here is the B&W TV filter, it felt jarring and out of place. Besides that I thought it was great and would gladly watch it again.

    Also finally got round to watching A Quite Place, really enjoyed it. Hopefully the makers of The Last of Us TV series can capture some of that slow-paced tension and dread, it would work really well.
     
  9. arc@css

    Caporegime

    Joined: Nov 8, 2008

    Posts: 27,242

    I quite enjoyed it but I also preferred Get Out. Can't remember if there's a third film done by the same writer and/or director?
     
  10. Vern1961

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 29, 2007

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    Location: Swindon UK

    A couple from the last few evenings...

    Top Gun - 4K Remaster - 6/10

    This has not aged well, the flying effects are good but the story is cliched as hell, the dialogue is cringeworthy especially the love scenes and the whole thing now seems excessively homo-erotic. Wife and I were laughing out loud at some of the one liners.
    As regards the 4K, sound in terms of effects very good but dialogue muted - they pumped up the Faltermeyer score but not the rest. Picture not vastly better than the Blu-ray, quite common where they are working from an older master, 4K tends to emphasise the grain more.

    And having also watched the Days Of Thunder remaster on 4K a few days previously, what is it about Tom Cruise's character in both movies that screams complete donkey bum.

    The Iron Mask (aka Viy 2: Journey to China) - 2/10

    Oh dear, where to start. Confused plot about a map maker, an exiled Russian noble and a mysterious Chinese girl all travelling east. Oh and something about a dragon that keeps the tea harvest growing. Somewhere between trying to be a wuxia film and Pirates of The Caribbean in style. Major problems with lipsync - this has been raised elsewhere as possible disc mastering issues in addition to some of the Russian and Chinese cast speaking their own language and being dubbed. Special effects done on an Amiga. Oh and Arnie way out of character playing the chief jailer of the Tower Of London. Unless you're curious, don't bother.
     
  11. nands

    Mobster

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    Hangover 2 - same as the first but without the originality. 3/5
     
  12. 2013

    Mobster

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    Ive been saying that for years, Hes always better when he's not the main role (Interview with the Vampire) or care a little about the project.
     
  13. Captain

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    The king of Staten Island.

    Enjoyed it, nice easy watch.
     
  14. Thekwango

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    Not as writer or director as far as I know but he was producer on blackklansman - might be that you’re thinking of?
     
  15. 2StepSteve

    Soldato

    Joined: Apr 24, 2006

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    Location: SE England

    The Lighthouse (2019)

    Love the post processing and camera work, very authentic feeling. That being side, a very flat watch, there is such a slow momentum to the story that it almost lost my interest. Maybe another watch and it will grow on me.

    Not to sound immature, but I couldn't help at times to feel like this is a movie you were forced to watch in school. :D
     
  16. UncleRhino

    Associate

    Joined: Aug 5, 2019

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    Animal House (1978) 6/10

    Was great in its time im sure but a bit outdated in terms of humour. Hope my score doesnt upset anyone from that era.
     
  17. rids57

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 25, 2012

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    Location: Ankh Morpork

    Hah! Bluto was my hero back in 1978 (I was 21) but I've watched it much more recently and it hasn't aged all that well.
     
  18. AndyCr15

    Capodecina

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    Mission Impossible Rogue Nation - 8/10

    Another solid action movie with some great 'missions' and a slightly interesting plot when you're not sure whose side people are on.
     
  19. Vern1961

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 29, 2007

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    Location: Swindon UK

    That is an issue with quite a few movies for me. Top Gun as mentioned above, also the Wayne’s World and Bill & Ted movies just grate now.
     
  20. SixTwoSix

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    Interstellar in 4k - 9/10

    I've already watched it about 4 or 5 times as it's an all time favourite, however re-watching all sorts now i've finally got a 4k TV.

    I know it's massively marmite but i'm on the love it side, the music is what really sets it apart though, can evoke so much emotion to the point if any of the OST tracks come on my spotify randomly, I find myself strangely choked up.