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What film did you watch last night?

Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by Richeh, 2 Sep 2009.

  1. checjb

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    That's odd. It's vanished from Netflix. Even Just Watch has it with the Netflix icon but then it's not actually shown as being on there. They've obviously taken it down already. :confused:
     
  2. AndyCr15

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    I found it. Sorry, I may well have had my VPN set as USA when I last looked :cry:
     
  3. Rifte

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    I am a huge Halloween fan, and felt the same way.

    I love the 2018 one, but decision making from some of the key characters in here made ZERO sense

    Also I hated the whole Tommy Doyle :

    "evil dies tonight" vigilante setup

    It felt ridiculous and tantamount to Jerry Springer audience ranting.

    6/10
     
  4. omnomnom

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    Im just a horror fan but i am fond of the Halloween films. I also, like you, liked the 2018 one and i liked how it flashes back to the original but yea the film died when Tommy Doyle was introduced. Just became silly from then on and not remotely scary.
     
  5. sbweightman

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    The Last Duel (2021) - 8/10

    A relatively long story which didn’t feel long, even though it repeated the same scenes from different viewpoints, and it held my interest until the end.

    Its presentation was a bit too bitty at times and some scenes and the subject matter did make me feel uncomfortable.

    Great acting all round and apart from the odd CGI building, the scenery, castles, costumes and fight scenes all looked authentic, with the latter violent and captivating.
     
  6. Martynt74

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    Haha yeah. I just assumed they were all actors!
     
  7. Gerard

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    Some parts were pretty cringeworthy, but on the whole it was pretty much a Myers murder marathon, some very brutal ones as well. I enjoyed it overall, it really showpieces why Myers is to be feared and just how much punishment he can take.

    Seen people say it was dumb not having Curtis in it much, but she had been stabbed and undergone surgery, would be a bit much having her out combating Myers literally an hour or so later. This movie was the big set up for part three. it shows Myers to be virtually unstoppable and giving Laurie more motivation to end him with her daughter being killed.
     
  8. Captain

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    I watched 1&2 back to back yesterday, both good but 2 is the better film, anything past 2 is garbage though.
     
  9. [email protected]

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    I might go back and revisit Scary #1 and give it another chance. What I saw I thought was alright but nothing more - though I only watched 30 - 40 mins of it.
     
  10. RoboCod

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    In your opinion, what are the best horror films? My partner doesn't like them but I want to get in to some on my own.
     
  11. VincentHanna

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    6/10 is far too generous to Halloween Kills.

    The script was awful, the acting was quite poor in places and everybody was an absolute moron. They mostly deserved to die because of their own stupidity.

    The sequence in the hospital with the old man was absolutely laughable. A mob of 50 people can't keep up with a frail old fat man?
     
  12. Gerard

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    The guy that played the inmate they were chasing died last year as well.

    Flashback sequences were well done and the kills were very well done, the whole mob thing with a slogan to shout was pretty eye roll worthy.
     
  13. [email protected]

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    @RoboCod

    I really enjoyed It Follows, Hereditary, and Midsommar. Others include Us and Get Out. I'll add more if any spring to mind.
     
  14. fez

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    Venom - let there be carnage 5.5/10

    I don’t know if critics have gone soft or are just trying to give cinema a boost post Covid but this is the second sequel to a poorly received first film that has had good reviews and been arguably worse than the first.

    The second suicide squad was pretty poor imo yet the critics gave it great reviews after a weak reception to the first.
     
  15. Freakbro

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    No Time to Die - 4/10

    Not particularly a Bond fan tbh, though will have seen most of them over the years. I thought Casino Royale was superb when I saw it on release and then every other DC one has been awful. This unfortunately continued the trend.
     
  16. Freakbro

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    There's so many styles of horror though, from psychological ones where you don't see much and it's all suspense and imagination through to jump scare monster movies, so it depends on what you like tbh.

    A few of the top of my head that would cover the above styles would be

    The Conjuring

    Rec.

    Host

    All 3 are great 'scary' movies in their own way.
     
  17. RoboCod

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    Thanks for the suggestions guys, I'll check them out.

    My small experience of modern horrors (like IT), is that they're just not scary. Lots of gore and effects but just not the atmosphere of some of the films I'd watch as a kid.... That or the fact I was a kid meant I found them scarier  I'll try some of the above out now.
     
  18. Greebo

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    Totally agree. I tend to re watch it every few years. Really brought things home when I went to Krakow and visited his factory as well as the death camps.
     
  19. [email protected]

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    I can't imagine what that experience must have been like.
     
  20. Greebo

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    I think everybody should go visit Auschwitz-Birkenau at least once in their lives. Once you have been inside the room full of peoples whole head of hair and read the plaque about how many people's hair is in the room and then read the books recording how many tonnes of hair was shipped from the camp each year to make uniforms do you start are realise the full horror of the extermination.