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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. Reality|Bites

    Soldato

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    Planning to watch Undergods later when i'm in the mood
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8043434/


    6/10, I don't know what to make of it, all very weird and slow, You would fall asleep if you went to the cinema to see it.
     
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  2. Shamikebab

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  3. Martynt74

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    Watched this Friday. Really enjoyed it.
     
  4. AndyCr15

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    Nobody - 7/10

    Enjoyable enough, if you just accept it. Home Alone meets John Wick...
     
  5. Reality|Bites

    Soldato

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    Yesterday I watched Blue Streak 7/10 followed by Lucky logan 7/10

    Today while eating my £10 home delivered Hangover McDonalds
    I watched a couple of Jason Statham movies, Wild Card 7/10 and Redemption 7/10
     
  6. mrk

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  7. AndyCr15

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    The Courier - 7½/10

    Based on a true event, Benedick Cumberbatch is a regular business man, used to smuggle secrets our of the USSR by the CIA and MI6. I feel like they tried to keep this close to the truth (of course I have no idea, but it doesn't feel over the top at all). Decent movie, well acted, good story and interesting at the same time.
     
  8. mid_gen

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    Watched Nomadland at the weekend. 7.5/10

    Enjoyed it, good performance from McDormand as usual, the fact most of the cast weren't actors gave it some added poignancy. Something a bit different...makes me glad I'm not trapped in poverty.

    Best Picture though? Well, it wouldn't have won in a normal year, decent enough film but didn't really have much competition.
     
  9. doodah

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    Snowpiercer - we watched the series before this and unfortunately didn't rate (much preferred the show). The ending was disappointing as well; whole train dies bar two survivors but at least a polar bear (which was probably thinking - hhhhmm two free meals) made it.
     
  10. Smeghead

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    Incredibles 1 and 2.

    Seen 1 before, first time seeing 2. Loved both of them. I was a little taken aback by how...dated Incredibles 1 looked visually shall we say, but the story is just fantastic. I was also surprised how well 2 followed on from 1, considering it was released 14 years later, though it does literally take place right after the events of 1, but they handled it well. Much better than say, Toy Story 3 and 4 in my opinion.

    My only criticism of 2 is that there were perhaps a few too many of those new heroes introduced who were a bit throwaway and didn't really contribute much to the big conclusion.

    Incredibles 1 - 10/10
    Incredibles 2 - 9.5/10
     
  11. melmac

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    I didn't make it past the first 15 minutes. It was like watching a bad documentary.
     
  12. Reality|Bites

    Soldato

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  13. IvanDobskey

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    Things heard & seen 5/10
    Decent cast, but this film doesn't really know what it wants to be. It's way too long, not very scary and has an unsatisfactory ending. Very average indeed.
     
  14. barmyllama

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    Palm Springs (2020)

    As a rule I generally don't watch comedies. Because as a rule they aren't very funny and inevitably have some kind of romantic element as well. This film, for me, was no exception. I think it raised a couple of minor chuckles and that was about it.

    3/10

    The Hitcher (1986)

    I think the last time I watched this it was on VHS. Holds up surprisingly well for a film of its age. Far better than other films of the same age I've revisited recently.

    7/10

    Dawn of the Dead (1978)

    A film that would've been on the video nasties banned list back in the day, which would've made me desperate to see it in the eighties. When I did finally get to see it then poor acting and dialogue wouldn't have mattered and it would've been all about the horror and gore.

    Sadly, watching it now the only appreciation is for the genre of films it spawned. Everything else about the film is just a bit crap or in some scenes just plain unintentionally funny.

    4/10

    Day of the Dead (1986)

    The last time I saw this film was during it's original theatrical run in the cinema, probably sometime in 1987. My main memory of it was of how real I thought the effects looked at the time.

    A bit easier to re watch than Dawn of the Dead, but still suffers from less than stellar acting and dialogue.

    5/10

    The Prophet's Game (2000)

    Denis Hopper stars in easily the worst film I've ever seen in my life. The acting is worse than any school production you've ever seen. In fact the two kids at the start of the film are the best actors on screen for the duration of the film.

    I'm convinced that the the script was cobbled together from random pages from dozens of rejected screen plays, the dialogue just doesn't make sense half the time.

    With the exception of True Romance, I've never really rated Denis Hopper, but his performance in this film is embarrassing to watch. He's all over the place and the supporting cast vary from truly awful to open mouthed astonishment that they ever got cast in anything ever.

    In the past I would've just turned it off, but my wife and I have a rule that if we start a film then we finish it.

    0/10
     
  15. sbweightman

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    The Mitchells vs. The Machines (2021) - 7/10

    A very energetic and colourful family film with just the right amount of silliness to make the absurdity of the situations fun.

    It’s a bit slow at the start but it doesn’t take long to get zany and go over the top with its presentation, art style and action sequences.

    The story is good and although the moral message is nothing new, it’s a heartfelt movie throughout.

    Not particularly funny, although I guess the modern ‘social media’ generation might enjoy it more, but I would have preferred more of the older references, especially the ‘horror’ scenes which are played down because of its rating.

    Entertaining and fun enough, although the choice of music was a bit odd at times.
     
  16. sbweightman

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    Stowaway (2021) - 5/10

    A predictable run of the mill space survival story that plays out far too safely.

    Solid acting and setting with good music and atmosphere but it’s not very exciting or suspenseful and the lack of conflict between the crew means there’s not much drama or tension either.

    It’s probably quite realistic how they approach the problems and what life is like on a scientific mission in space, but unfortunately, it’s not that interesting to watch.

    When events do pick up it’s not by much and the plain characters, like the film, don’t leave much of a lasting impression.
     
  17. Reality|Bites

    Soldato

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    and no straight white male lead...lol
     
  18. Nevakonaza

    Soldato

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    Raw Deal (1986)

    As a huge fan of Arnie, I'm ashamed to say i hadn't seen Raw Deal :D

    Thoroughly enjoyed it throughout, Lots of action with a bit of comedy throw in at times, There's just something about mid 80s films that i love, Modern day films just don't have that atmosphere or feeling.

    I rate it 9/10
     
  19. Reality|Bites

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    One of my favourite Arnie films. I recall it being quite impressive in all aspects of production.