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2 minutes ago, Bob8 said:

And yet I quoted the picture and you quoted me.

For shame!

None of us come out of this looking good.

Apart from Gal.

See here she is, looking good.

 

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3 hours ago, Shadow said:

Following a suitable period of reflection

 

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Something keeps drawing me back to this topic.

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52 minutes ago, Shadow said:

None of us come out of this looking good.

Apart from Gal.

See here she is, looking good.

 

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I was going to say something but I’ve completely lost my train of thought. 

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2 hours ago, Tommygilf said:

Firstly I'd like to say I'm a big star wars fan and am a member/follower of various Star Wars groups/youtube channels etc. A lot of the stuff out there is simplistic and is definitely misogynistic. However there are some kernels of truth within a lot of it from the global fanbase perspective.

I think the flop of Solo is multi-faceted. Undoubtedly negative backlash towards The Last Jedi is a part of it; a backlash in itself which is multi-faceted. This is compounded by the relatively low-key release of the film 2 weeks after Avengers Infinity War and 6 months after the controversial Last Jedi. Moreover this isn't really a movie people were crying out for, so demand was already low.

For me that is very poor planning by Disney who could have held this film to December. Equally, this film doing so poorly (prediction $150-170 million vs reality of just over $100 million on the US long weekend) only fuels those in the fandom who are saying "women are ruining Star Wars". 

What I would say is that I would hope Disney would rethink their apparent current strategy of using Star Wars and fans of Star Wars as a cashcow. Equally storytelling and character development seems incoherent, forced at times, which feed into the feeling of cashcows. Unlike in the Marvel Movies or other fantasy sagas some things in TLJ felt both forced and indeed silly - and this is a direction which the box office takings would indicate a lot of people don't approve of.  

Its a shame because Solo appears to be quite well received by those that went to see it. 

 

I agree that Disney are in danger of killing the goose that laid the golden egg by pumping out new Star Wars films so frequently, but having said that, I think all the 'new' films from The Force Awakens, including Rogue One and Solo, have been considerably better than all but two of those made by Lucasfilm (the original Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back). 

The prequels were all hard work.

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1 hour ago, Johnoco said:

A lad I used to work with is possibly the biggest Star Wars geek on earth. But when Last Jedi was out at Xmas, I said I enjoyed it (I did!!) Well blow me down if he didn't go off on one about how bad it was. I was like 'er,.….. OK' :unsure:

I never got to the bottom of it and Ieft just after Xmas so still don't get the beef.

I actually think its the best of the franchise

Not sure what that makes me :-/

 

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I went to see Hereditary last night, the horror flick that has been garnering plenty of rave reviews from all and sundry.

I'm afraid it just reminded me why horror films are probably my least favourite genre.

The cast are great, acting their socks off, and apart from being a bit slow paced, the family drama aspect of the film is its strongest aspect.

The scares are few and far between and this could have worked just as a portrayal of family breakdown fueled by severe mental trauma.

But unfortunately they had to shoehorn some supernatural nonsense into it.

The implausible weirdness is turned up to ten in the final act and I thought the ending was ridiculous. I almost laughed.

Ghost Stories was sooooo much better than this and I've seen scarier episodes of Inside No. 9.

But don't let me put you off! Everyone else seems to love it!! :biggrin:

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4 minutes ago, John Drake said:

I went to see Hereditary last night, the horror flick that has been garnering plenty of rave reviews from all and sundry.

I'm afraid it just reminded me why horror films are probably my least favourite genre.

The cast are great, acting their socks off, and apart from being a bit slow paced, the family drama aspect of the film is its strongest aspect.

The scares are few and far between and this could have worked just as a portrayal of family breakdown fueled by severe mental trauma.

But unfortunately they had to shoehorn some supernatural nonsense into it.

The implausible weirdness is turned up to ten in the final act and I thought the ending was ridiculous. I almost laughed.

Ghost Stories was sooooo much better than this and I've seen scarier episodes of Inside No. 9.

But don't let me put you off! Everyone else seems to love it!! :biggrin:

I hate those generic “horror” films where groups of teens , who just happen to be models , go somewhere to scream and die one by one 

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3 outa 10 from me for hereditary, needed volume up for first 30 minutes or am going deaf in my old age, very tame until last 15 and then just became a joke/  trailor clips wernt same as film.dont waste £7.99.

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Going to watch Ocean's 8 tonight. 

However I don't feel I'll be able to let you know my opinion of it as I'm a white man. 

 

Seriously, can't people just enjoy films they enjoy and don't like films they don't like.  🤪 

https://www.yahoo.com/movies/oceans-8-cast-say-abundance-white-male-film-critics-unfair-exclusive-074829502.html

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5 hours ago, DavidM said:

I hate those generic “horror” films where groups of teens , who just happen to be models , go somewhere to scream and die one by one 

Agreed, but the formulaic dross makes me treasure a truly great horror flick when it comes along. Or, failing that, one that's so earnestly appalling it touches on its own particular kind of genius.

But don't get me started on the rotten-to-the-core 'Scary Movie' franchise, or those directors who thought 'The Blair Witch project' was the first found-footage movie and were so impressed that they decided to copy it verbatim.

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Back in 2004 my wife and I took our children to watch The Incredibles. 

In 2018 our children are all grown up so we had to watch Incredibles 2 without "kids". 

The film is brilliant!!! 😀 

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Last night, I watched two movies. The first was the Rifftrax version of 'Omega Cop', which was an enjoyably trashy piece of exploitation that belongs in the other thread. Very enjoyable, for all the wrong reasons!

The second was 'Your Name', a Japanese animated feature on the the "body-swap" theme, which has been addressed many times in films like 'Freaky Friday' and 'Big' as well as books like 'Vice Versa' and 'Laughing Gas'.  But this cartoon is something that stands up in terms of quality with the output of Studio Ghibli, mixing the expected humour with deeper and more moving themes. If you get a chance to see it, do so.

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I've had a bit of a lull with the moviegoing lately, apart from going to watch the anniversary (don't ask me which one) cinema release of The Sound of Music, just to see what it looked like on a big screen having seen it on the telly several times.

To which the answer is, the same but bigger!

Well, not the same at all really, as there are no distractions in the cinema, so it's surprising how much more you take in when you're not knee deep in Christmas wrapping paper, keeping arguing relatives apart or rummaging through a tin of Quality Street, as every other time I've seen it is has usually been Christmas or a Bank Holiday of some kind.

The oddest bit was they still had the Intermission in the middle of the film. Several undisclosed minutes of shuffling uncomfortably in your seat wondering if you had time to nip out to the toilet before it started again. But no usherettes coming in to flog ice creams, which was a disappointment.

Then last week, it was back to the modern day blockbuster thing, with the latest instalment of the Mission: Impossible franchise, Fallout. I can take or leave these things really. If I missed one, I wouldn't feel like I'd missed out in life, but every time I've watched one, I've really enjoyed it, and this one was no exception. Say what you like about Tom Cruise, but when a bloke breaks his leg in a stunt scene, but gets up and carries on running just to get the shot, as he does in this film, you have to tip your hat to the guy's professionalism.

It's full of twists and turns, you do need to stay alert to keep a grip on what's supposed to be going on, and essentially the whole premise is utterly ludicrous, but it is a rollicking couple of hours of big screen fun. 

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41 minutes ago, John Drake said:

I've had a bit of a lull with the moviegoing lately, apart from going to watch the anniversary (don't ask me which one) cinema release of The Sound of Music, just to see what it looked like on a big screen having seen it on the telly several times.

To which the answer is, the same but bigger!

Well, not the same at all really, as there are no distractions in the cinema, so it's surprising how much more you take in when you're not knee deep in Christmas wrapping paper, keeping arguing relatives apart or rummaging through a tin of Quality Street, as every other time I've seen it is has usually been Christmas or a Bank Holiday of some kind.

The oddest bit was they still had the Intermission in the middle of the film. Several undisclosed minutes of shuffling uncomfortably in your seat wondering if you had time to nip out to the toilet before it started again. But no usherettes coming in to flog ice creams, which was a disappointment.

Then last week, it was back to the modern day blockbuster thing, with the latest instalment of the Mission: Impossible franchise, Fallout. I can take or leave these things really. If I missed one, I wouldn't feel like I'd missed out in life, but every time I've watched one, I've really enjoyed it, and this one was no exception. Say what you like about Tom Cruise, but when a bloke breaks his leg in a stunt scene, but gets up and carries on running just to get the shot, as he does in this film, you have to tip your hat to the guy's professionalism.

It's full of twists and turns, you do need to stay alert to keep a grip on what's supposed to be going on, and essentially the whole premise is utterly ludicrous, but it is a rollicking couple of hours of big screen fun. 

The first film I went to see was the sound of music 

I think it was in 1966

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There are some cinemas who do "sing along" screenings of The Sound of Music. It is a bit like a late night showing of The Rocky Horror Show, only without the snobby cliques and over-entitled fan bores.

I haven't been to one of them, but it is apparently a great night out.

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1 hour ago, John Drake said:

Then last week, it was back to the modern day blockbuster thing, with the latest instalment of the Mission: Impossible franchise, Fallout. I can take or leave these things really. If I missed one, I wouldn't feel like I'd missed out in life, but every time I've watched one, I've really enjoyed it, and this one was no exception. Say what you like about Tom Cruise, but when a bloke breaks his leg in a stunt scene, but gets up and carries on running just to get the shot, as he does in this film, you have to tip your hat to the guy's professionalism.

Tom Cruise may have some weird and unpalatable beliefs, but when he commits to a job, he does the job as well as he can.

A proper hard-working professional of the old school. You'd struggle to give me one example of a movie when he was clearly "phoning it in". 

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1 hour ago, Shadow said:

The first film I went to see was the sound of music 

I think it was in 1966

God, you're old.

Why did I not know that originally.

It was because that was a couple of decades ago.

Maybe I am old too.

Blimey.

We should catch up for a pint before you die of old age.

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On 6/6/2018 at 4:32 PM, Shadow said:

None of us come out of this looking good.

Apart from Gal.

See here she is, looking good.

 

Batman_v_Superman_-_Wonder_Woman.jpg

Hopefully, we can move to a new page concentrating on films.

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On 6/6/2018 at 4:32 PM, Shadow said:

None of us come out of this looking good.

Apart from Gal.

See here she is, looking good.

 

Batman_v_Superman_-_Wonder_Woman.jpg

Hopefully, we can move to a new page concentrating on films.

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On 6/6/2018 at 4:32 PM, Shadow said:

None of us come out of this looking good.

Apart from Gal.

See here she is, looking good.

 

Batman_v_Superman_-_Wonder_Woman.jpg

Hopefully, we can move to a new page concentrating on films.

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On 6/6/2018 at 4:32 PM, Shadow said:

None of us come out of this looking good.

Apart from Gal.

See here she is, looking good.

 

Batman_v_Superman_-_Wonder_Woman.jpg

Hopefully, we can move to a new page concentrating on films.

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On 6/6/2018 at 4:32 PM, Shadow said:

None of us come out of this looking good.

Apart from Gal.

See here she is, looking good.

 

Batman_v_Superman_-_Wonder_Woman.jpg

Hopefully, we can move to a new page concentrating on films.

 

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On 6/6/2018 at 4:32 PM, Shadow said:

None of us come out of this looking good.

Apart from Gal.

See here she is, looking good.

 

Batman_v_Superman_-_Wonder_Woman.jpg

Hopefully, we can move to a new page concentrating on films.

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On 6/6/2018 at 4:32 PM, Shadow said:

None of us come out of this looking good.

Apart from Gal.

See here she is, looking good.

 

Batman_v_Superman_-_Wonder_Woman.jpg

Hopefully, we can move to a new page concentrating on films.

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