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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. Calpol

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    I watched this on your recommendation. Really enjoyed it. Lots to admire. 8.5 for me. Thanks for the tip.
     
  2. PlacidCasual

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    Gemini Man 5/10 average action flick. Lazy film making, too much CGI when real effects should have been used. Maybe 10 years ago Will Smith was in the Tom Cruise bracket but apart from the occasional exception he’s made lazy indulgent films. Plot not good enough, directing not good enough. Tom Cruise only makes the best films with quality scripts and inspired directors (Jack Reacher 2 excepted) does practical effects that look great but take effort and filmed on location. The difference shows in the final product.
     
  3. hyperseven

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    Samurai Cop - well it's a film, just. A really bizarre film.
     
  4. scrivz69

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  5. SixTwoSix

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    I honestly couldn't say, been a lot of similar styled and named movies in that vein over the last few years. I find with the amount of horror I watch, most of it merges together unless it's something truly spectacular.

    Is it similar to Autopsy of Jane Doe?
     
  6. scrivz69

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    No mate it's worse lol, I have been watching horror for years and this made me turn the lights on when I went for another beer.
     
  7. SixTwoSix

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    I'll check it out over the weekend then, very little horror puts me on edge and I like a challenge :D
     
  8. scrivz69

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    I have watched it about 4 times and it still puts me on edge lol.
     
  9. arc@css

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    The Possession of Hannah Grace. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5734576/

    Seeing as it was mentioned earlier I thought I'd check it out.

    I suppose I did enjoy it but I don't know if I can be bothered to go back and watch the rest during another evening. Unfortunately, it didn't quite do it for me.
     
  10. SixTwoSix

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    @arc@css assuming you've seen Autopsy Of Jane Doe? if so, how does the above compare?
     
  11. arc@css

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    Not seen it, I might take a gander at it tonight, cheers. :)

    Regarding Hannah Grace, it was pretty fair with a memorable beginning but as far as I'm concerned, nothing to write home about.

    Edit: seen it now. Much the same as the other one, it's okay but doesn't do much for me. At least Brian Cox was in this one.
     
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  12. 2StepSteve

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    Hmm.. I don't like it. It shouldn't need an explanation outside of the film for this, it would have taken only a minute for the character to explain.
     
  13. Minusorange

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    The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension - Bananas/Coconuts

    No idea how I've not seen this crazy film before but I'm glad I finally have
     
  14. Nitefly

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    @arc@css, @SixTwoSix and other members of ‘horror club’ - I did watch It Follows at the weekend but never got round to giving my thoughts.

    I quite liked it! It reminded me of The Ring in that it sounds like such a stupid concept but it does manage to be quite creepy. I like how (little) it’s explained and it had a good dose of comic relief too with the strange friend who was always reading. I also like the set up and the ‘scooby doo gang’ feel.

    Soundtrack was hit and miss as it now feels really heavily dated to the mid-2010s where everyone was really overdoing the 80s synth throwbacks - but I was surprised that it was appropriately creepy on occasion too.

    I’m pretty sure the monster took the form of several people we saw in photographs, so that was neat.

    There was one little thing that amused me...

    It’s inferred that the girl swam to the boat to sleep with all of the men. But of course... she would have only passed it on to one of them, the first one she slept with, not all of them! :o

    Not sure I feel inclined to watch it again as there wasn’t a huge payoff (anti-climactic maybe?) but it was an enjoyable journey :)
     
  15. Infidelus

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    Wow, I'd forgotten about that film. Haven't seen it for decades, but must have watched it 1/2 dozen times when I was younger :D
     
  16. SixTwoSix

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    @Nitefly glad you enjoyed it. As you say, there is a heavy 80's influence in there, however it was made just before we were utterly saturated with 80's revivalist media. :)

    One element I like about it is the ambiguity of the time period, it's heavily 80's feel but they're using mobile phones that are late 90's.

    As for the ending, I feel as though it works in that they are essentially just a bunch of kids doing what they think should work. There is no profound moment of realisation, just them trying to get through it the best they can and survive.

    I think Maika Monroe is a great actress and I can highly recommend if you've not seen it to check out The Guest, a gem of a movie...bordering on horror but more a thriller. @arc@css Might be another for you to check out as well.

    Oh and love the Horror Club btw :D
     
  17. Nitefly

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    Yeah I think you’re right on all of that - it was at the very front of the synth phase and, on reflection, I do actually quite like the idea that It Follows is just a bit like life itself really... always out to get you... just got to keep moving and surviving!!

    I’ll check out The Guest :)

    Ha yes I like ‘Horror Club‘ too - I was contemplating creating a separate thread for our musings but I think it may just take away from this one and with our ramblings in here it gives others more incentive to chip in maybe... Not sure!
     
  18. arc@css

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  19. DrToffnar

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    Great post, agree with everything said!

    I recently had a bit of a movie day with the lady friend and she asked me to pick 3 films that'd flow nicely.

    Went with No Country for Old Men, Sicario and Wind River, none of which she'd ever seen. Don't want to brag, but I don't think I could have picked better. All flowed into each other perfectly with some really great themes that tie together.

    I think No Country and Sicario are easily two of the best films of the last few decades.
     
  20. SixTwoSix

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    Funnily enough, No Country For Old Men popped up on my recommended for Netflix last night. Haven't seen it since release and really have the urge to watch again.

    That is a fantastically strong set of movies to choose.

    Have you seen Hell or High Water?