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  1. Eric86

    Avengers: Endgame (April 2019)

    Maybe antman or antman and the wasp too if (endgame speculation):
  2. I am a big fan of the first two series, but have never been able to get past the first few episodes of the third season, mainly because of the awful 'for british eyes only' plotline/Charlize Theron's character. Does it get any better or should I just stick with rewatching series 1 and 2?
  3. I thought this was probably antman tier. Amusing in places but overall quite forgettable. I did enjoy the blatant trolling of the misogynistic backlash types
  4. Eric86


    I'm not a huge di Caprio fan either, but I'm surprised to hear criticism of Bale's performance. He was playing Dick Cheney (or at least the public perception of Dick Cheney), and effectively adopted Cheney's mannerisms and speech pattern. Maybe he exaggerated those a bit, but his performance fit the tone of the film.
  5. Eric86


    Saw this today. Really disappointing. Overbearing Michael Moore style voiceover with bizarre unsubtle fishing metaphors. A shame, there's probably a good film in there somewhere. Bale's performance is really good.
  6. I like Nolan, enjoyed all of his films that I've seen, and love Memento. I thought Inception was very good the first time I saw it in the cinema, but rewatching it now on Netflix, it really isn't great. It's quite stylish and the action is OK, but it's so heavy on exposition. Absolutely every single scene is explained. And the soundtrack is overbearing.
  7. Eric86

    Stan & Ollie

    The leads nailed it, I believed I was watching Laurel and Hardy throughout. It was a bit slow going to start with but the time spent developing their relationship paid off in the last act. And not much longer than 90 minutes! Two thumbs up.
  8. Eric86

    FREE SOLO - out 11th December

    Anyone seen this? Watched it at the cinema tonight. Really good. His almost Asperger type personality and his single minded determination to achieve his goal reminded me of Neil Armstrong in First Man. Footage of the climb is incredibly tense.
  9. Eric86

    Best Films of 2018

    First Man has to be up there Shirley
  10. Eric86

    The Great British Bake Off

    Standards were quite low this time round compared to previous years. Not really sure what any of those show stoppers were, they were all a bit of a mess. Thought they were going to be asked to use a pizza or tandoor oven, the open fire was a bit unfair.
  11. Completely agree with this. Brilliant film. I'm not a Ryan Gosling fan but thought he was perfect here, as was Claire Foy. The close framing made it very personal, and created a real sense of being inside the craft during the rocket/space scenes. It didn't feel too long to me, in fact I could have done with a little more of the actual landing on the moon scenes. The moon landing sequence owed a debt to 2001.
  12. Agreed about Gina mckee. She looked slightly constipated throughout.
  13. Eric86

    A Quiet Place

    I had reasonably low expectations and quite enjoyed this. CGI was surprisingly decent. One of the main problems for me was the performances of the children. Probably harsh to criticise young actors but films like room and even the impossible have raised the bar.
  14. Eric86

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    The problem with the MI series now is that the making of videos are often better than the actual set pieces in the film. For the next one they should try and film everything in camera even if it means toning down some of the action scenes, that would make it worth watching, rather than spend the whole film trying to work out whats cgi and what's real.
  15. Good performances all round, but I never got into it properly either. I'm not entirely sure why, going in it seemed to have all the right ingredients. I think the violence and nudity were at odds with the fairy tale theme, making for a less inmersive experience overall. Maybe it would have been better to leave a lot more to the imagination. The main musical theme was over used, and the ending telegraphed from a long way out.

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