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5 hours ago, Vimster said:

It's one of those films that gets held up as a genre classic, I'd say it's not a bad film but doesn't deserve a lot of the prise. And I know this is an unpopular opinion but I agree, the zombies look rubbish, and the blood looks more like paint.

 

Counter point. It does deserver the praise because it's a great film.

 

No nostalgic eyes on this either, I only watched the Trilogy for the first time in 2019.

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9 hours ago, Nathan Wind said:

The Matrix.

 

It's fucking brilliant! Balls to the wall sci-fi action and not at all dissimilar in concept to Terminator, which is one of my favourite films obvs. The fuck was I thinking? Loved it.  The effects have held up really well I think. I'm going to unagree with Clipper and put it right up amongst the genre classics.  Gonna get on the sequels next before they leave Included With Prime.

 

Don't ruin this.

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Quantum Of Solace (2008)

Largely enjoyable second outing for Daniel Craig's James Bond. Lots of great action albeit marred by the quick-cut editing style that was in fashion; it was probably exciting enough without the need for this sort of energy-generating editing. That exploding compound though, what's that all about? You couldn't really describe it as a direct sequel to Casino Royale, an extension of it perhaps. It worked a lot better watching this back to back though. Greene feels like an attempt at a classic Bond baddie but lacks the ruthlessness; he turns out pretty pathetic compared to others though. Of all the Craig Bonds I've seen this felt the most tied in to the old ones, there's a lot of good action and with a running time under 2 hours it doesn't mess about.

 

3.5/5

 

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21 minutes ago, Bazjam said:

I’m really not down with the Dawn Of The Dead bashing on here recently. It’s a god damn masterpiece.

To be fair I did say my opinion was unpopular, plus I said it was an okay film that had been hyped, not a shit film. That's the great thing about the internet in 2003.

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13 minutes ago, Vimster said:

To be fair I did say my opinion was unpopular, plus I said it was an okay film that had been hyped, not a shit film. That's the great thing about the internet in 2003.

It’s a perfectly fine opinion to have. There’s been a few posts about it in recent weeks, so just thought I’d throw my two penneth in. Personally, it’s in my all time top three.

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Halloween II - 2/5 (Netflix UK)

 

Such a comedown after the original. Has a couple of moments of promise but largely feels flat throughout.

 

Ghostbusters: Afterlife - 4/5 (Work. Cinemas soon!)

 

Enjoyed this so, so much. I’m sure some will find holes at which to pick at, and expect it to review like a 3/5 film in most places, but found it to be a hugely enjoyable throwback of a film. It’s made with a lot of love, and as such is pretty sentimental but sometimes sentimental is hugely comforting, especially after a weird as fuck couple of years.

 

I’ll forgive its stumbles and slightly saggy middle purely because it made me grin with childlike glee more than a few times.

 

Athlete A - 3/5 (Netflix UK)

 

Depressingly familiar story of institutional abuse, this time within USA Gymnastics. Highly disturbing and heartbreaking in places. That many of the women affected still competed at an elite level even while being abused is testament to their courage and mental strength. Can only hope those affected now have closure, even if the scars will never completely fade.

 

Fuck Larry Nassar, may he rot in his cold, dank cell and die a slow, painful death when his time comes.

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The Alpinist

 

You'll love this if you enjoyed The Dawn Wall or Free Solo. It follows the frankly eye-watering climbing exploits of Marc-Andre Leclerc, a person who sees a peak and navigates it with only a couple of ice axes as his companions (food is often an afterthought - he'll often pack a few granola bars though). And we're talking big, previously un-soloed peaks like Torre Egger. Even world renowned climbing figures think he's nuts.

 

The only very minor issue with the film is that Leclerc does it for the experience and has zero interest in fame, hence the filmmakers struggling to get footage of him, especially in the second half of the movie.

 

A must watch.

 

4/5

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9 hours ago, Bazjam said:

It’s a perfectly fine opinion to have. There’s been a few posts about it in recent weeks, so just thought I’d throw my two penneth in. Personally, it’s in my all time top three.

We're dragging the thread off topic a touch, but Dawn was undoubtedly my favourite film for years and years. I first watched it in my early teens and was immediately obsessed with it. I had what was at the time the complete set of cuts, including an awful UK cut that had big chunks cut out (no kids at the airport, most of the zombie bites cut out stuff like that). I haven't watched it for a long time, I think the last time was just before the remake came out, so was almost coming at it fresh. The first thing that struck me was just how bad all the acting is (I always remember the priest being a bad actor, I didn't realise everyone else was) . All of it. There's badly done blackface in the bit where the police raid the project at the start, which I'd probably never noticed due to watching on dodgy copies. I'd also never quote realised how pathetic Fran is throughout. Also, once you notice it, it's a bit grating how a lot of the attempts at injecting drama involves a character grappling with a zombie while another character stands and watches instead of helping (including an early example of Fran being shit). Blue zombies. Loads of stuff that shows they were short on money (zombies teleporting around the mall, disappearing from shots and so on). It would be easy to say I'm judging it by modern standards, but even in 1978, there were well shot, well acted films with decent special effects. 

 

But, the plot is brilliant. As is the way it shows society breaking down and how people deal with that. And a lot of it resonates today, especially looking back over the last 18 months or so. And some of the practical effects are amazing, considering when it was made. But that's not really enough to redeem it, I don't think. 

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9 hours ago, Triple A said:

Ooh, colour me intrigued!

The trailer I saw the other day didn’t do it for me, so this gives me hope


I watched the original a few hours before Afterlife, and felt tonally the new one is more akin to 80s family film than the more adult humour of the original.


As a child of the 80s that grew up on films like The Explorers and The Goonies, this stoked those fires. I’m intrigued how it will fare; expect around 55-60s on Metacritic.

 

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9-5: The Story of A Movement - 3/5 (Netflix UK)

 

A timely reminder of how far office culture has progressed and yet hardly at all. Some really interesting talking heads offering some perspective on a turbulent period for women’s rights at work.

 

Can’t fathom disparaging someone’s ability or standing in their way because of their gender but watching the doc did serve as a reminder that I can always do more to support colleagues and peers.

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1 hour ago, glb said:

I watched the original a few hours before Afterlife, and felt tonally the new one is more akin to 80s family film than the more adult humour of the original.


As a child of the 80s that grew up on films like The Explorers and The Goonies, this stoked those fires. I’m intrigued how it will fare; expect around 55-60s on Metacritic.

That's really interesting - when I saw that the trailer didn't capture the downtown and Art Deco vibes of New York City I was disappointed, but it's intriguing that they're going down another '80s movie nostalgia route for this.  Smart move - I'm looking forward to it.

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Started my Halloween themed movies last night and found Vampire’s Kiss. Heard good things over on Resetera, though I’d never seen the movie.  Chasing his secretary, not once but twice was amusing, as well as using his leather sofa as a coffin. 


Will watch next year 3/5

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Quantum of Solace.

 

Absolutely brilliant second outing for Craig. I think the opening car chase just might be the most thrilling action sequence ever filmed (well, second best after the bridge scene in MI3). It’s refreshing, different and takes a few watches to really appreciate. It’s nice to see Bond not get the girl for once. Hardly any fat on it. 
 

4/5

 

Tenet.

 

A polarising film on the forum. I was enthralled throughout, what a staggering achievement in filmmaking. I did feel the lead was a little weak and was surprised he was the same actor from Blackkklansman because he was first rate in that. I love Branagh in everything and he didn’t disappoint here. Cedric was…… ok, still exceedingly worried about him playing Batman. The girl reminded me of the cloners from Attack of the clones , same stature. 
 

No other director working today would even attempt a film like this. It’s plot and scale are  mind boggling. 
 

5/5

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2 hours ago, sandman said:

I did feel the lead was a little weak and was surprised he was the same actor from Blackkklansman because he was first rate in that.

 

Denzel's son certainly got his father's teeth genes, but not quite his level of charisma. Nolan apparently hired him because of how good he was in BlacKkKlansman too. Not seen that film, but he was merely ok in this film I'd agree.

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Shallow Grave (1994) - I came home late at night and my loft hatch was open and someone at work namedropped this. It's quite enjoyable, Ewan McGregor is very good in his first role and Peter Serafinowicz is pretty unrecognisable. 4/5

 

El Camino - These new-ish films cashing in on popular TV shows are generally not worth it, being mostly an excuse for cynical nostalgia peddling. This one however, is actually pretty worthwhile, realising that Breaking Bad was about two characters, but only really gave an ending to one, this is a good little coda that adds rather than detracts. 4/5

 

Suspiria (Dario Argento ver) - It's a horror film that's not very scary, which would normally ding it, but not for me as I'm a big coward and could just enjoy the trippy colourful visuals and rather absurd happenings. 3/5

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Dawn of The Dead Remake

 

Oh dear. It's garbage. I saw this at the cinema but couldn't remember much about it apart from the beginning. I am a huge Romero fan. I love his trilogy. This was terrible. It has an A Team section where a band of disparate strangers all know how to weld stuff and do so in an underground car park that just minutes ago was infested with zombies. A legless zombie manages to climb up to a ceiling and monkey bar all the way over to a hapless victim. The baby :hmm:

It's terrible. The first ten minutes are good and the end credits are OK but it's genuinely stupid. 

1/5

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1 hour ago, ImmaculateClump said:

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane  - *****
Deliciously twisted and gently funny. Perfect.


I’m not sure where you’d watch it but if you enjoyed that you should try to track down Feud, Ryan Murphy’s ‘story of the making of’, it is absolutely spectacular:

 

 

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28 Weeks Later (Disney +)

 

One or two good ideas - but it is amazing that with the shocking amounts of millions of £/$ a production can pay out, not one of them thought that

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a zombie Dad that has the ability to track his children from anywhere in the vastness of London seemed like a good plot device. You can imagine them sitting in a room discussing the plot and a lot of nodding heads going "yeah that sounds good actually, lets do that". Cretins

 

The sound on Disney + (app on the PS5) was absolute shite, no presence and it constantly juddered like a drop out every 45 seconds or so. Really bad action sequences too, some that make even Paul Greengrass's action sequences seem watchable.

 

1/5

 

Under the Skin (Blu-Ray)

 

Seen this a few times, they don't make many films like these, although I can imagine its not for everyone. Unsettling 

 

5/5

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3 hours ago, ZOK said:


I’m not sure where you’d watch it but if you enjoyed that you should try to track down Feud, Ryan Murphy’s ‘story of the making of’, it is absolutely spectacular:

 

 

 

WARNING: RYAN MURPHY missing the archness of the original and exaggerating it to campness.

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