What was the last film you watched?

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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Turntable @ Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:38 am

Greg66 wrote:Disagree with TT on Parasite profoundly. I thought it was excellent.


That’s not disagreeing with me profoundly. I said it was pretty good 7/10. I would go as far as to dispute that it’s possible to disagree profoundly with ambivalence!
In any case I reckon I did you a favour. My expectations were sky high before I saw it and I think I reduced yours accordingly hence improving it
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by dirtyboy @ Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:16 pm

Shazam.

Superhero thing on NowTV. Bit odd in places, the backstory to the lad is almost not needed, but some really good moments and east watching.

The bit with the staff and the bit where he discovers a new power in a shop being held up properly made me laugh. It's really random, but thoroughly simple and worked.


Now watching the Manadlorian.....wish me luck...I really want to like it.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by CJ+ @ Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:40 pm

Obviously I have been watching enormous amounts of late-night shite on Netflix, given >waves hands< all this.

So here's some one-line reviews.

Lost Girls: true story, albeit dramatised. If you liked Making A Murderer, then you'll probably like this. Bleak af, though.
New Hellboy: it was >horizontal hand waggle< alright.
Final Destination 5: enjoyed this, tbh. It's a teen slasher movie without an actual slasher.
Maniac: struggled with Elijah Wood as a murder-y type, but visually arresting.
Den of Thieves: it's a bad clone of Heat, and it makes little sense especially in the final 30 mins or so.
Doom: Oh, this is so silly, but so fun. And it's got him out of Press Gang in it!
Hollow Point: who'd have though that half of Bros would be doing tough guy movies? Derivative pap, but enjoyable nonetheless.
Bloodline: well, this didn't make any sense.
Mark of the Devil: Mexican subtitled horror - not for TT as he can't read and watch at the same time.
Spenser Confidential: Silly ex-con-cop caper thing. Enjoyable nonsense.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Damien Thorn @ Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:11 pm

Unusually, I disagree with your opinion on two of those. As a longstanding fan, I rushed to see new Hellboy and was crushed with disappointment. Just terrible, nonsense "coolness" that seemed conceived by teenagedrs but then with 18-rated giblets and grue shoehorned in by studio execs to give people something to watch. An absolute mess.

I loved Maniac. Although "loved"is a poor choice of word. I thought it was horrifying but compelling and genuinely stomach churning both in concept and specifics. A remarkable bit of work.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by CJ+ @ Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:26 pm

I had no real preconceptions about Hellboy. I'm not a comic-universe fan, and whilst I sort of knew that Ron Perlman was in the original, I've never seen it. I'm led to believe that if you do have a bit of investment in the franchise, then it's quite a bit more of a shit sandwich than otherwise.

I enjoyed Maniac, and some of the cinematography was incredible, but I just couldn't really buy into Wood being a bad 'un. He's just so adorable!
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Disastrous @ Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:39 pm

CJ+ wrote:I had no real preconceptions about Hellboy. I'm not a comic-universe fan, and whilst I sort of knew that Ron Perlman was in the original, I've never seen it. I'm led to believe that if you do have a bit of investment in the franchise, then it's quite a bit more of a shit sandwich than otherwise.

I enjoyed Maniac, and some of the cinematography was incredible, but I just couldn't really buy into Wood being a bad 'un. He's just so adorable!



Have you seen Sin City? He’s a brilliant nasty bastard in that.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by CJ+ @ Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:53 pm

Seen it, adored it. One of my favourite faves. He worked much better as a clean-cut creepy weirdo. But still, so cute.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Deuteronomy @ Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:18 pm

Disastrous wrote:
CJ+ wrote:I had no real preconceptions about Hellboy. I'm not a comic-universe fan, and whilst I sort of knew that Ron Perlman was in the original, I've never seen it. I'm led to believe that if you do have a bit of investment in the franchise, then it's quite a bit more of a shit sandwich than otherwise.

I enjoyed Maniac, and some of the cinematography was incredible, but I just couldn't really buy into Wood being a bad 'un. He's just so adorable!



Have you seen Sin City? He’s a brilliant nasty bastard in that.


On reading the OP, my thoughts exactly.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by CJ+ @ Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:31 am

A Quiet Place, directed and starring him out of the American The Office, John Krasinski.

Post-apocalyptic be-quiet horror, with a good cast and for once no-one makes dumb-as-shit decisions, apart from
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Good. Worth a watch.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Greg66 @ Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:35 pm

Damien Thorn wrote:Unusually, I disagree with your opinion on two of those. As a longstanding fan, I rushed to see new Hellboy and was crushed with disappointment. Just terrible, nonsense "coolness" that seemed conceived by teenagedrs but then with 18-rated giblets and grue shoehorned in by studio execs to give people something to watch. An absolute mess.



You think you ha it bad. I ripped it from the bluray to my hard drive then saved it as a treat to watch.

When I watched it, from halfway there were some really weird cuts and then the final third was completely out of order. Some trick the disc manufacturers are pulling to make it harder to rip discs: put 100 or so versions on the dics, which are the same film, but differently jumbled up.

The kicker is that it was only about 20 mins from the end that we realised it had become so incoherent that something must be up.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by stuart @ Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:24 pm

Brian Banks on Netflix about a man accused of rape tryjbg to clear his name.

Based on a true story. Pretty good!
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by thekungfury @ Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:49 pm

Contagion

Lots of good science in the build up. Thankfully we’re not at the same level of death and lawlessness but it could have easily tipped the other way.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by stuart @ Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:57 am

Timetrap on Netflix. Really good sci-fi film about a cave where time runs differently.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by S1K @ Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:05 am

A Swedish film from 2018 called Border on Film 4.

A rather odd outsider of a woman customs officer who can smell people’s feelings finds someone else like her. I don’t want to say too much because I’ll give away too much but I enjoyed it.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5501104/
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/border_2018
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Strawman @ Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:50 pm

Godzilla King of the monsters (2019). Godzilla battles some giant creatures, looks like he is defeated but then he
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    • comes back all nuclear and smites the other monster and wins


5/10
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Damien Thorn @ Mon May 04, 2020 9:46 pm

I just watched The Rise Of Skywalker with my son. It ends (no spoilers) with twin suns setting over the desert of Tattooine.

"Whoooah!", said my son. "What's that?"

- Two suns.

"Oh, of course. Because it's not in England".
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Pigeon @ Mon May 04, 2020 10:47 pm

Could be the human race is run...
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by CJ+ @ Fri May 15, 2020 9:20 am

Another month has passed, and I've watched some more films.

Nightcrawler: Very good. Jake Gyllenhaal is superb.
Girl on the Third Floor: Ordinary "the house has a dark secret" horror. The usual inexplicable decisions. The FX aren't very good.
Beyond Skyline: Boring alien invasion sci-fi.
The Hunted: Starts well, but goes a bit meh in the final third. Tommy Lee Jones is good.
Species IV: Utter balls. Don't watch it. Not even you, Damo. There's no "so bad it's good" enjoyment to be had here.
Species II: Terrible. See above.
The Debt Collector: Mildly entertaining. Scott Adkins is good at punching people. Goes sentimental towards the end. Would have been better played for fighty laughs.
Proud Mary: Just too po-faced and complicated to be enjoyable. Also, not remotely plausible.
A Man Apart: A Vin Diesel revenge film. It's exactly what you expect.
Dangerous Lies: Elliott Gould is wasted in this. By far the best part of an otherwise dreary film.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Greg66 @ Fri May 15, 2020 9:24 am

thekungfury wrote:Contagion

Lots of good science in the build up. Thankfully we’re not at the same level of death and lawlessness but it could have easily tipped the other way.


I watched that last week. A year ago I’d have watched it and thought what an entertaining wheeze it was. Watching it now, and you sit there saying to yourself “I remember that happening. And that. And when we were told to do that, too”, for the first half.

Quite unsettling.

Other stuff:

The Birdman (Michael Keaton). This is great. Really really great. 9.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Quite scary, actually. 6.75.

I’ve bought about 60 relatively obscure films in the last month to plough through. Still finishing off TV series at the mo though.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by thekungfury @ Fri May 22, 2020 9:47 pm

Jojo Rabbit is tremendous. Hilarious Hitler.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by CJ+ @ Sat May 23, 2020 11:51 am

2036 Origin Unknown: I assume Katee Sackhoff is broke and/or being blackmailed into being in one shit thing after another. This made no sense.
All The Devil's Men: Alright blokey revenge fight film thing. Stereotypical "Englishman = baddie" trope. Also, you can't set something made mostly out of gunfights with automatic weapons in London.
Die Ontwaking: Excellent. Serial killer and the cops who are trying to catch him, in South Africa. A bit scandi-noir in tone.
The Last House On The Left: The remake. It's got him out of Breaking Bad in it (Aaron Paul). I dislike rape scenes in films and this one's awful to watch. The whole thing is a bit torture-porn-ish, and I don't like that. It's well made and acted, though.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Post by Damien Thorn @ Sat May 23, 2020 12:23 pm

I just watched Hobbs And Shaw again, with the children. So stupid, but such a laugh.

Hobbs And Shaw, I mean, not my children.

Although also my children.
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