What film did you watch last night?

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Second viewing of Ghostbusters Afterlife 9/10

Even better the second time round. Spotted a few more details I missed the first time.

I went to see this last night and loved it! So much better than I thought it would be. Now I need to re-watch the first two as it's been years since I've seen them. It was my first time seeing a film in the Odeon iSense as well. I was really impressed with the audio, it just seemed so much clearer than any other screen I've been in, including the IMAX I watched Dune in the other week.
 
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Last Night in Soho 8.9/10

Damn i really liked this.... Its fairly slow burn and straight forward with some "weirdness." but when it comes to the final act
lol.... o!k! lets go! dialing up the bonkers and creepiness.
Is it predictable? Maybe, but i didn't "get it"

Deffo has a cool factor for me being a Londoner, that might have helped a ton....

Dr who was fairly good in it too..

I really didn't rate this one. Thought it was boring and not creepy in the slightest. Anya Taylor-Joy as good as ever, but the rest (especially the meek love interest) were pretty poor. 3/10 for me.
 
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Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021) - 9/10

It’s quite slow and a bit off-putting at the start, but the film just gets better and better as it goes along and ends with an epic finale, some great cameos and a fitting tribute.

The story isn’t that deep, but the characters and acting are good as is the setting and the ways they have modernized whilst staying true to the classic.

The special effects are good and there are plenty of great little nostalgic moments throughout, as well as a good sense of humour and a little bit of horror.
 
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Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021) - 9/10

It’s quite slow and a bit off-putting at the start, but the film just gets better and better as it goes along and ends with an epic finale, some great cameos and a fitting tribute.

The story isn’t that deep, but the characters and acting are good as is the setting and the ways they have modernized whilst staying true to the classic.

The special effects are good and there are plenty of great little nostalgic moments throughout, as well as a good sense of humour and a little bit of horror.
Phoebe's jokes had me in stitches as they were so bad.
 

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Last Night in Soho 8.9/10

Damn i really liked this.... Its fairly slow burn and straight forward with some "weirdness." but when it comes to the final act
lol.... o!k! lets go! dialing up the bonkers and creepiness.
Is it predictable? Maybe, but i didn't "get it"

Deffo has a cool factor for me being a Londoner, that might have helped a ton....

Dr who was fairly good in it too..
Just watched it, I liked it, missus loved it, a solid 8.
 
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Rocky IV: Rocky Vs. Drago – The Ultimate Director's Cut - 4/10

Saw this today, very disappointed.

Rocky 4 was always my favourite in the series and a directors cut with additional footage sounded great, and if we ever get that it will be great, but this is not that
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This is a re-edited version of Rocky 4 with additional footage but also with alternate scenes spliced in, scenes cut, etc that change the plot/feel of the film and some of it's characters, and sadly it is not as good as the original.

Some of the silly changes I disliked with the re-editing (spoilers obviously):

Mikhail Gorbachev storms out after Rocky's post fight speech instead of leading a round of applause - This is totally counter to his personality and a pointless change that makes the film worse.

Ludmilla Drago (Ivan's wife) is reedited to remove all scenes of her being visibly/audibly in love with him - I understand this is done to make her character change in Creed II more understandable, but it was better before and the idea that she changed is better than the idea she never loved Ivan or her son.

They removed Pauley's robot from the film - A lot of people see this as silly, and it is, but it is also an example of how money and lifestyle have changed Rocky. Removing it isn't so much of a problem but not replacing it with something that serves the same plot piece is a problem.

Ludmilla Drago no longer nonchalantly smokes as Apollo lies dying (the scene was moved to mid fight) - This is a bad change and doesn't even tie in with above, why make her appear less uncaring when you're trying to make her appear more uncaring...

Ivan Drago's character/story/presence is majorly changed to be less sympathetic, so instead of being a subservient puppet of the USSR who rebels against his masters and breaks free at the end to finally fight for himself only to fall short, he is now arrogant and self obsessed only really fighting for himself and adoration, defying/ignoring his masters for his own ego before turning on them at the end, which obviously makes him less likable.
 
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The Handmaiden: 8/10

Korean lesbian drama/love story set under the Japanese occupation. Very well shot, well acted, great script with plenty of intrigue and twists. Surprising amount of nudity.

Dune: 8.5/10
Slow at times and too much low end in the score that literally made my ears hurt at some points. But well acted, especially the lead and the mother. Stunning cinematography, excellent effects, great script and treats the audience as mature and intelligent. Can't wait for the sequel
 
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Spider-Man: Far From Home. Watched it again seeing as the third instalment is imminent, but found it a bit of a chore to get through the second time. In fact, the Spidey MCU movies really haven't stood up to repeat viewing unlike some of the other films in the series. It also reminded me why I hated the reverse snap in Endgame. 5/10
 
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Last Night in Soho

8/10

I enjoyed it. I didn't watch any trailers, nor did I read anything about the film - It made it a lot more enjoyable after seeing how spoiler-ish the trailers are.
 

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Old Henry 7/10. an enjoyable western.

Shang-chi 3/10 got tired about an hour into the film and switched off. i have no desire to return to it. forgettable and/or annoying characters and script.
 
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Shang-Chi - oh Lord what a pile of dung. 2/10 at a push.
I watched it Thursday night and i literally cannot remember anything even slightly interesting to say about the film.
 
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Last Night in Soho 8.9/10

Damn i really liked this.... Its fairly slow burn and straight forward with some "weirdness." but when it comes to the final act
lol.... o!k! lets go! dialing up the bonkers and creepiness.
Is it predictable? Maybe, but i didn't "get it"

Deffo has a cool factor for me being a Londoner, that might have helped a ton....

Dr who was fairly good in it too..

Very good movie & really enjoyed it. The 60's soundtrack throughout really worked well to set the scene to this horror mystery thriller.
 
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Last Night in Soho - An interesting concept but felt it lost it towards the end like it didn't really know what genre it was aiming for nor how to see the initial idea through to the end, overall a good watch though. A welcome change to the usual cookie cutter films getting churned out of late.
 
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Boss Level. 8/10

Groundhog Day/Edge of tomorrow combined with GTA and Gun FU stupidity.
I did laugh a bit but it wrenches you out of the action a couple of times which really hurt the pacing of the film.
Nothing original that's for sure, but its a fine one time watch.
Actually very violent in parts, juxtaposed with very comical bits. Kinda disturbing, in a good way.
It felt like a vehicle for Ryan Reynolds but he was busy shooting something else... :p
 
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