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On 27/04/2021 at 09:45, Oxford said:

I admit I've been completely disappointed recently with the films I've watched. I can't quite make up my mind which kind of remake I hate the most: the one where they re-do a classic or the one where they ressurect a shouldn't have been made in the first place.

the only film that I enjoyed, that was a proper remake, was the Coen brothers take on True Grit

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On 28/04/2021 at 00:17, Futtocks said:

I've been trying to recall the name of this film for ages, but a random Tweet led me to the unfinished animation The Thief and the Cobbler.
Part 1 of 7 here, and the other parts are on the same Youtube account: https://youtu.be/yZibUpH-AME
Remarkable artwork.

That led me down this fascinating rabbit-hole...

 

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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I have a new favourite film to complain about.

This is a film both husband and I had to stop watching it is so bad. Its worse than Battle filed Earth. 

If you see this film advertised walk on by.

Never watch Cosmic Sin. It's a sin it was made, Bruce Willis must have owed money to appear in this.

Turned it off and watched Things Heard and seen. Great ghost story really enjoyed it.

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12 minutes ago, Red Willow said:

Never watch Cosmic Sin. It's a sin it was made, Bruce Willis must have owed money to appear in this.

Like Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson, you get the feeling Willis just doesn't care any more. Crank 'em out and forget 'em.

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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3 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

Like Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson, you get the feeling Willis just doesn't care any more. Crank 'em out and forget 'em.

If someone wants to pay him 1.2m for the appearance more fool them

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9 minutes ago, Red Willow said:

If someone wants to pay him 1.2m for the appearance more fool them

"But he's a big-name star!"

"Yes, a big-name star who seems barely awake and clearly wants to be somewhere else."

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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On 02/05/2021 at 18:57, Red Willow said:

I have a new favourite film to complain about.

This is a film both husband and I had to stop watching it is so bad. Its worse than Battle filed Earth. 

If you see this film advertised walk on by.

Never watch Cosmic Sin. It's a sin it was made, Bruce Willis must have owed money to appear in this.

Turned it off and watched Things Heard and seen. Great ghost story really enjoyed it.

Sadly, I wasted my Saturday night on this one.

I agree, it is absolutely dreadful. Possibly the worst film I've ever sat through.

I'm not sure why Bruce Willis is even in it. You sort of expect him to save the world at the end. I mean, why else would you cast Bruce Willis? But unless I nodded off at a key moment, his character plays no part whatsoever in the conclusion of the film.

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On 03/04/2021 at 14:53, Gerrumonside ref said:

Six Minutes to Midnight (2021)

British thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

Reminded me too much of television instead of cinema and it’s a bit patchy in places.

Not bad.

6/10

I enjoyed that one.

My mind was wandering a bit after the first few scenes, but it picked up a bit after that and kept my attention till the end.

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On 27/04/2021 at 10:14, Gerrumonside ref said:

Promising Young Woman 

Difficult in places to watch, but this is a modern classic and highly stylised.

8/10

(I’m enjoying that while Hollywood is holding back on CGI fests that the script based dramas are getting more of a look in).

I thought it was excellent, really thought provoking.

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On 02/05/2021 at 19:11, Futtocks said:

Like Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson, you get the feeling Willis just doesn't care any more. Crank 'em out and forget 'em.

There are two relevant quotes fro Michael Caine when asked about Jaws 4

”I’ve never seen it, I hear it’s terrible but I have seen the house it bought my mum, it’s terrific”

and

”they sent me the script, on page one it said ‘scene one: The Bahamas’ I said I’m in”

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7 minutes ago, Shadow said:

There are two relevant quotes fro Michael Caine when asked about Jaws 4

”I’ve never seen it, I hear it’s terrible but I have seen the house it bought my mum, it’s terrific”

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”they sent me the script, on page one it said ‘scene one: The Bahamas’ I said I’m in”

Caine still would look for and perform in worthy material; he just didn't mind the occasional turkey along the way if it paid well.

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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The Mitchells vs The Machines by the same people who brought you Spider-verse and The Lego Movie. Nowhere near as good as either of those - but then, what is? - but top drawer stuff. As per usual, it is ridiculously good fun and very warm hearted. You can probably write every plot development that will happen after about five minutes of watching but stay with it for the humour, the insanely good animation and Olivia Colman as an evil phone app.

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On 28/04/2021 at 00:17, Futtocks said:

I've been trying to recall the name of this film for ages, but a random Tweet led me to the unfinished animation The Thief and the Cobbler.
Part 1 of 7 here, and the other parts are on the same Youtube account: https://youtu.be/yZibUpH-AME
Remarkable artwork.

Here's the chase scene.

 

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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On 29/04/2021 at 21:42, voteronniegibbs said:

the only film that I enjoyed, that was a proper remake, was the Coen brothers take on True Grit

That was because the first one wasn't that good, I think.

 

 

 

 

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Just watched 15 cert Terminator, and T2, so I can play them for my 12yo daughter tomorrow, they are spine tingling. They are superb. I loved them both, and the making of T2. Arnie is fantastic in T2.

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I watched the "Despecialized Edition" of the original Star Wars last night. It took me back in a way that George Lucas' repeatedly "improved" revisions never have.

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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On 24/04/2018 at 00:37, John Drake said:

Inspired by Futtocks' Cheesy B Movie thread, and by my acquisition of a Cineworld Unlimited card, I thought I'd do a bit of a film review thread of stuff I've seen recently that I'd recommend (or not) to others.

Feel free to add your own!

In no particular order...

Funny Cow - Maxine Peake plays a good part as an aspiring female comic in the 70s, but if you're looking for a laugh, give it a wide berth. It is definitely not a comedy or an uplifting night out. And the jokes she does tell, in the brief 'on stage' sequence are excruciatingly of their time that'll make you glad times have moved on since then.

Ready Player One - Spielberg does video games. It's visually spectacular, but it wasn't really my cup of tea, as I'm not and never have been a gamer so I'll have missed probably a thousand in-jokes and references. It reminded me a bit of Willy Wonka at the end (and that's a compliment).

A Quiet Place - Loved this one. I'm not usually a fan of horror films, but this is more suspenseful than gory, and it's interesting to see a film with hardly any dialogue that is so gripping. I went to see it in a busy cinema on a Saturday night and people hardly dare scoff their popcorn during the really quiet bits.

Ghost Stories - Another spooky offering, I enjoyed this more than I thought I would tbh. Three seemingly separate stories linked by a twist at the end, hard to say anything more without offering any spoilers, but if you like old Amicus or Hammer horrors, or Inside No. 9 on TV, you should really go to see this.

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society - Don't be put off by the clunky title which doesn't really do it any favours. It's a decent little wartime mystery with a good cast, but not too many surprises. It could've done with being a bit pacier, it's about 20 minutes too long. I made the mistake of going to an early morning screening that, unbeknown to me, was subtitled for the hard of hearing. As the opening scene features shouty German soldiers, it took me a good five minutes to realise they were subtitling the English characters as well, which was a bit distracting over two hours.

Scott and Sid - I saw this in a rare cinema screening in Bradford, as I don't think it's had a major release, but it is well worth catching on DVD or download. It's the (mostly) true story about a couple of downtrodden Bradford schoolmates who overcome the woes in their home lives to forge a successful business partnership and eventually go on to, er, make this film, which is basically what it's about. The two young actors who play the leads are very good, though its odd they chose to film the Bradford scenes in York, as it doesn't look grim enough (I'm a Bradfordian, I'm allowed to say that, no one else is though!! ;) )

Black Panther - I used to watch a lot of superhero movies, then got a bit stalled with them so have missed a sizeable chunk of the 'Marvel Cinematic Universe' as it's called these days, to the extent I likely won't have a clue what's going on in the new Avengers movie when it comes out in June (that's Avengers: Infinity War, not 'The New Avengers' movie, though I'd definitely pay to see the return of Purdey, Gambit and Steed, if they ever decided to make that one). The unavoidable hype surrounding Black Panther got me back into the cinema to see what the fuss was about, and it was, well, it was ok. I liked the concept of the hidden African nation of Wakanda, and the James Bond-ish elements with all the gadgets, but there were bits where I felt I was being hit over the head with a stick bearing the words 'this is a REALLY important cinematic landmark' when really, it's just another superhero film.

The Greatest Showman - I thought I'd hate this, but it was hugely enjoyable. Possibly deserves a place in the cheesy B movie thread, as it is no great cinematic shakes and corny as hell, but hell, they get half a lifetime's exposition out of the way in the space of a single song, and all the songs are really catchy. I predict this'll pop up on TV on Boxing Day for the rest of recorded time.

Unsane - This is really claustrophobic, filmed entirely on iPhones apparently, and starring Claire Foy (aka HM Queen on Netflix) who accidentally gets committed to a disreputable psychiatric hospital while also being terrorised by a former partner. You'll feel like you've been through the wringer after watching it. I'm not sure 'enjoyable' would be an appropriate description for the subject matter, but it's definitely gripping.

That's it for now, I might add a few more later if I can be bothered! ;)

After those pints I'm glad can walk/stagger home

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On 07/05/2021 at 22:07, Bleep1673 said:

Just watched 15 cert Terminator, and T2, so I can play them for my 12yo daughter tomorrow, they are spine tingling. They are superb. I loved them both, and the making of T2. Arnie is fantastic in T2.

But not the way Private Ryan scared her last year.. I let her believe Arnie was CGI, COMPLETE.

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This could be fun.

 

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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