What film did you watch last night?

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The Last Mercenary (2021) - 4/10

Farcical and silly but rarely funny, it was weirdly entertaining and although it was never boring, I’m not sure if it was any good or not.

The plot is nonsense and the characters were a weird bunch, but the Scarface mimic and goofy lead were good.

Van Damme may still be flexible, but he definitely looks past it and the action suffers for it, with lots of slapstick and dodgy editing in the fights.
 
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The Many Saints of Newark - 4/10

Having just finished watching The Sopranos after about 10 years since the first time round and saving watching this prequel until after having done so, all I can say is… what the **** was that?

Completely pointless exercise. Rubbish film even if it wasn’t tied to The Sopranos. David Chase should hang his head in shame. Added sod all to just about anything. Urgh.
 
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The Little Things (2021)
IMDB - Deke (Denzel Washington), a burnt-out Kern County, CA deputy sheriff teams up with Baxter (Rami Malek), a crack LASD detective, to nab a serial killer. Deke's nose for the "little things" proves eerily accurate, but his willingness to circumvent the rules embroils Baxter in a soul-shattering dilemma. Meanwhile, Deke must wrestle with a dark secret from his past.

Denzel steals every scene he's in, Rami Malek on the other hand; I've seen more acting range in a plank. Jared leto plays himself...sorry, a unhinged possible serial killer. I wanted this film to ramp up but it never does. A 6/10 from me, 5.9 of the 6 was for Denzel's performance.
 
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Seen it already but Vivarium is on tonight so re-watching.

Creepy and thought provoking but i like it. Avoid spoilers before watching.
 
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The Eternals.

I actually quite liked it. I think my expectations were so low that it was much better than I thought it would be.

The opening text made me think it would be **** as well, confusing fantasy guff names and all that.

So we're we supposed to feel sorry for this or not? Towards the end I didn't want Angelina Jolie to kill it as it wasn't evil, it was evolving.

Weird that they referenced both Batman AND Superman by name as well.

I'd give it a 7/10
 
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The Guilty (2021) - 6/10

The stress and drama of being a 911 operator who oversteps his boundaries and makes it personal.

Great performance from Gyllenhaal as the singular star and the story has some tension, but his personal dramas seem to overshadow the more real challenges of the job.

The ending is pretty hard hitting and emotional and his anguish really shows.
 
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I had a night to myself and recently bought Predator 4K. Seems to be well regarded as an excellent 4K transfer.

Imagine my disappointment when I realise I'd actually bought The Predator 4K. :(

I watched it once before and didn't like it at all. I had nothing else to do and as I'd bought the thing, I may as well watch it.

I have to say, I didn't hate it on my second watch.

A "if ya squint, she's mint" 5/10.
 
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Scream (2022) - 4/10

Yet another film that feels as though it needs to tie back to the original and also be something new, creating something that’s a bit of a parody, a bit of a remake and a bit of a sequel.

It’s functional as a slasher movie with plenty of gore, a few jumps and an iconic killer, but it just didn’t click for me.

The acting was hit and miss, the ending reveal and explanation goes on for too long, and overall, it was a little bit boring,
 
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Scream (2022) - 4/10

Yet another film that feels as though it needs to tie back to the original and also be something new, creating something that’s a bit of a parody, a bit of a remake and a bit of a sequel.

It’s functional as a slasher movie with plenty of gore, a few jumps and an iconic killer, but it just didn’t click for me.

The acting was hit and miss, the ending reveal and explanation goes on for too long, and overall, it was a little bit boring,

Really? I loved it lol. The bit of a remake and the sequel was the whole point to be fair.

As for the acting i agree with one of the killers...for sure especially at the end. Bit cringey.
 
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Last looks. The plot was pretty linear; make a problem, figure it out the problem, add a few twists and problem fixed. The first hour of the film was abit of a drag, the plot starts after that. Overall i found it was meh.
 
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The Many Saints of Newark - 4/10

Having just finished watching The Sopranos after about 10 years since the first time round and saving watching this prequel until after having done so, all I can say is… what the **** was that?

Completely pointless exercise. Rubbish film even if it wasn’t tied to The Sopranos. David Chase should hang his head in shame. Added sod all to just about anything. Urgh.

Watched it last year and enjoyed it for what it was....stand alone prequal story of Dickie Moltisanti.

Aiming too re-watch it soon (also just finishing the final season of the sopranos again with the benefit of the companion talking sopranos podcast )
 
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The Eternals.

I actually quite liked it. I think my expectations were so low that it was much better than I thought it would be.

The opening text made me think it would be **** as well, confusing fantasy guff names and all that.

So we're we supposed to feel sorry for this or not? Towards the end I didn't want Angelina Jolie to kill it as it wasn't evil, it was evolving.

Weird that they referenced both Batman AND Superman by name as well.

I'd give it a 7/10

My thought too, and unknown on the spoiler question.
The way they built them up just to be terminated made me wonder if they would be returning somehow?

Very right on with ticking all the diversity boxes but tbh wasn't as massively in your face as it could have been. Ok Phastos is in a same sex relationship. I was about as unrevelatory as any other relationship (as it should) but in a Marvel universe felt like a big step.
Agree on the score too. Long film but say through the whole lot in one go.
 
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I just watched Eternals as well 6/10

Apart from being too long by at least 30 mins, very disjointed in parts and too much focus on stuff that needed 10s to explain rather than 5 mins....
I thought it was interesting enough and i liked most of the characters at least, yeah diversity quotas are met but fine whatever....
Excellent premise but badly executed. The tone was all over the place, from deadly serious to gags in seconds, weird.
Marvel has to rethink this nonsense and stick to great directors and established big actor characters.
 
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I just watched Eternals as well 6/10

Apart from being too long by at least 30 mins, very disjointed in parts and too much focus on stuff that needed 10s to explain rather than 5 mins....
I thought it was interesting enough and i liked most of the characters at least, yeah diversity quotas are met but fine whatever....
Excellent premise but badly executed. The tone was all over the place, from deadly serious to gags in seconds, weird.
Marvel has to rethink this nonsense and stick to great directors and established big actor characters.

Tbf, the 2 main comic runs were disjointed too, so you could say they nailed that aspect ;)

End credit was a nice set up though (mid credit was alright)
 
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