What film did you watch last night?

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Don't Look Up (2021) - 8/10

A dark satirical comedy with some great performances from the A list cast and plenty of subtle humour.

It’s an interesting take on the idea and well told, but goes on for a bit too long and doesn’t really say as much as it could have.
 
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In the Line of Fire

Clint Eastwood in a ‘retirement age’ FBI agent yarn. Quite dated as his treatment of the lead actress wouldn’t fly now, but on the whole more watchable than it sounds, if you want an easy watch thriller and can live without it being fresh or surprising.

7/10
 
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Red Notice.

Exactly as expected, quite daft and predictable. Just a mindless action heist film.

Perfect for watching tonight.
 
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The Matrix Resurrections (2021) - 6/10

Quite enjoyed it, aside the last 20 minutes or so.

Thousands of people after them and they're getting through just fine on their motorbike?! Seemed a little OTT for me.
 
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Dead Presidents.

Was alright, but everything felt a bit rushed, and there wasn't a clear message or moral resolution.

The face paint was ******* awesome though!

I though that the Vietnam scenes were just as visceral as the later Saving Private Ryan stuff but it seemed to be mostly ignored when it first came out. However for me, it was seeing the guys life when they got back home post-Vietnam which really hit the hardest, with the lead actor seeing the wreckage of his once tight-knit team after it'd been pulled apart by drugs, post-Vietnam society and '70's racism.

It's not a happy story by any means and in places it's really hard watching (a bit like the directors previous, more popular film Menace to Society) but it "feels" real enough to be more entertaining than the reviews of the time give it credit for.
 
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Extinction (2018) - 5/10

What starts off as a cliché alien invasion film ends up as a smart if unoriginal sci-fi story.

The plot only lightly touches on its ideas, favoring the family’s struggle to survive instead, but there’s plenty of action scenes and the special effects are effective, even if the invaders themselves are a bit cheap.

The acting’s ok and as simple entertainment it’s good, although it never excels.
 
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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - 9/10

Purchased it off iTunes to watch on my AppleTV4k. I wasn't sure what to expect as I'm not the biggest MCU fan and all this multiverse lark but I do love Sony's Spider-Man.

Absolutely glorious visuals and comic/3D style. Even the missus sat down to watch bits! One hell of a story with a lot going on and it still manages to pull this off whilst not deviating from things. I think they went OTT with one big bads looks, but having said that I can't wait for the next one!
 
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Gave Werewolves Within a whirl as it was on Netflix - classic case I feel of someone having a good premise but not really knowing how to take it anywhere. OK as a distraction, slightly intriguing for the first half and a few comedy moments. Doesn't really develop the build up into anything interesting.
 
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Gave Werewolves Within a whirl as it was on Netflix - classic case I feel of someone having a good premise but not really knowing how to take it anywhere. OK as a distraction, slightly intriguing for the first half and a few comedy moments. Doesn't really develop the build up into anything interesting.

Pretty much my feelings on it too. Some of the characters were fun enough, but I'd lost interest long before the denouement.
 
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LOTR - The Fellowship of The Ring (Extended edition) in 4k

I'm a big LOTR fan and it was actually quite weird to see scenes I have not seen before and how they were cut from the version released in the cinema.

Was amazing to watch in 4k as some of the scenery and detail make it even better. Can't give it any less than 10/10
 
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Pretty much my feelings on it too. Some of the characters were fun enough, but I'd lost interest long before the denouement.

I wish they'd either gone one way or the other with it - it could have worked as a more slapstick approach, few more colourful characters to kill off and silly accidental deaths, etc. or a bit more serious whodunnit take with more time developing the character threads and a bit more depth to the mystery.
 
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The Matrix Resurrections (2021) - 6/10

Quite enjoyed it, aside the last 20 minutes or so.

Thousands of people after them and they're getting through just fine on their motorbike?! Seemed a little OTT for me.

OTT? it's the Matrix... everything about it is OTT.
 
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