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4 minutes ago, Vimster said:

I've been sat on this for years and finally got around to watching it. Probably tricky to get hold of these days, sadly, but it's out there.


I just found it on YouTube!

 

 

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Monos

Distinctively odd, deliberately awkward and unlikeable war film about a group of young adults completely unsuited to the task.

 

That makes it sound more like Police Academy than it is.

 

4/5

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Monos

 

Some children live in a mountain hideaway with a cow. 
 

4/5

 

(Its hard to describe. A lazy comparison would be Lord of The Flies mixed with Apocalypse now. Its well worth a watch)

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Flight of the Navigator 4/5

 

its only as an adult do you realise how *slight* this film actually is. Not a lot actually happens, all told.

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Kraftwerk and the Electronic Revolution (2008)

This lengthy documentary isn't really a straight-up biography of Kraftwerk but more how they fitted in with developments in German music that reached its height in the mid-70s. It's fairer to say this is a film about krautrock with an emphasis on Kraftwerk especially for the first half. It later moved on to how they were influencing Brian Eno, David Bowie and the post-punk new wave synth bands. Other than Computer World their 80s output is barely touched upon, Techno Pop isn't even mentioned by name. It felt like the producers wanted to leave it at the point where electronic music caught up with Kraftwerk, their job was done. There is input from long-time collaborator Karl Bartos as well as Klaus Schulze and other musicians, although some of the insight was pretty useless in places.  Well worth three hours of your time.

 

3.5/5

 

 

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Lynch * 3

 

The Elephant Man

 

Christ, what a bore of a movie. Impeccably acted, but it really doesn’t tell the story well at all. I hope somebody else gives it a go. 
At least R2D2 turns up, I love Kenny Baker.

 

1/5

 

Blue Velvet

 

This isn’t much better. I’m sure a few forumites put this in their top 20 of all time. But to me it’s a poor precursor to Twin Peaks with a dodgy script. Hopper is magnificent but everyone else is competent at best. It’s a very slight story as well. 
 

2/5

 

The Straight Story

 

Phew!  I was beginning to think I’d joined an anti-Lynch cult, but this is a staggering film. Just perfect film making from a true auteur and what an incredible central performance from Farnsworth.  Even more amazing is that its a true story. 
 

MD and Dune remain my favourite Lynch movies but this is definitely third place 

 

5/5

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Furlough film club.

 

King Arthur legend of the sword

 

Cor blimey apples and pears my old man's a dustman if it ain't King Arthur and his motley band of cockney rogues blagging their way through a heist movie that not so much ignores the legend but rides rough shod over it a few time to be sure.

Arthur and the lads must stop evil brother of the old king, jude law hamming it up all the way, from building a tower for some reason. There's a sword, a French women who can control the beasts, lots of nazi knights and a shaolin monk. It makes pretty much no sense from start to finish. David Beckham turns up at one point to give the furniture   a run for its acting chops whilst Jude demonstrates he's a mage by lighting a candle after concentrating at it for 10 minutes.

Hilariously stupid from the off. Perfect mindless entertainment.

 

3 cockney rebel scum out of 5

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Hustlers

 

Strippers scam stockmarket scum

 

4 lapdances / 5

 

6 Underground

 

Michael Bay directed violent fluff

 

2 1/2 product placement deals / 5

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The bronx warrior 

 

0/5 for film

4/5 for laughs 

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The Dressmaker - 4/5

 

Great Australian comedy-drama about a woman who returns to her hometown seeking revenge on the nasty locals. Worth watching purely for Hugo Weaving's amazing performance!

 

(I watched this after seeing the first episode of David Stratton's Stories of Australian Cinema on BBC Four, which was also great)

 

 

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Spider-Man Far from Home 4/5

 

the least convincing cgi is when he’s on the train. The rest is really good. I don’t get that post-credit sting at all, though.

 

 

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SW The Rise of Skywalker 2/5

 

oh dear lord, it’s growing on me with each watch. If you ignore the glaring plot holes, it’s actually a lot closer to a good SW film than a bad one. But still jarring. Ignore the bad bits, enjoy the Star Wars-y bits.

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Bumblebee 5/5

 

best of the live-action transformer movies.

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Primal Fear (1996)

An archbishop is murdered, a young man is caught fleeing the scene covered in blood. Hotshot defence lawyer Richard Gere takes on the seemingly lost case. Everything is set up for this solid courtroom drama swiftly including the opposing lawyers conveniently having a past. Notable as the big break for Edward Norton who is excellent in this as the accused. And for Richard Gere this marked a revival of his career. This sort of film is all about the plot and performances, there's little fat on this, sticking to the point with little bits of flair here and there. Nice twist right at the end too, maybe not Usual Suspects-grade but satisfying.

 

3/5

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Jo Jo Rabbit

 

Found this fairly dull and cringeworthingly unfunny to begin but became great about halfway through. A 10 year-old Nazi discovers a Jewish Girl hidden in his house. A journey of discovery follows. Sam Rockwell is magnificent as a glass-eyed camp German Captain.

 

4/5 (more glitzy but less moving than one of the directors previous films, Hunt for the Wilderpeople)

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I watched Hunt for the Wilderpeople on Film 4 again the other night, I think it's probably the greatest film ever made.

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On 08/05/2020 at 13:46, PK said:

The Dressmaker - 4/5

 

Great Australian comedy-drama about a woman who returns to her hometown seeking revenge on the nasty locals. Worth watching purely for Hugo Weaving's amazing performance!

 

(I watched this after seeing the first episode of David Stratton's Stories of Australian Cinema on BBC Four, which was also great)

 

 


Many thanks for this, I didn’t know about this David Stratton show and it’s great, cheers!

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Accident Man (2018)

This starts off like a low-budget Guy Ritchie-inspired comedy action film complete with excessive voice-overs, freeze frames on quirky London hard-cases, incongruous banter in a stylishly run-down boozer, and whilst it retains a little of that going forward it can't quite decide where it wants to be, wavering between extended bouts of melodrama, cheeky one-liners and brutal fighting. Scott Adkins is the man for the job, full of Ritchie-esque east-end swagger and no-holds-barred fighting. In fact the fights are easily the best thing about this, really well shot and choreographed with no fancy camera tricks.  Cheapo Brit John Wick? Hmmm.

 

3/5 mainly for the fights.

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I watched a Korean heist move called Time to Hunt on Netflix earlier tonight. A guy is released from prison and decides to do one last job (zzzzzzz) to fund his dream of escaping to a tropical island. Him and his mates knock off an illegal casino - the gangsters who own it send their top hitman after them.

 

This didn't land at all for me. It's too long, there's not enough plot and it's all just a bit flat. It looks nice enough but I was bored after an hour and started watching Tik-Toks on my phone. 

 

2/5

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Fractured (2019)

 

A Netflix thriller starring Sam Worthington who acts admirably with the material he's given. Unfortunately that material is pretty lame resulting in a frustrating hour and a half that essentially leads you up the garden path before revealing a deeply unsatisfactory ending. To its credit there's a compelling quality to the premise which keeps you watching, generally to see if it's going to go the way you expect, but it certainly doesn't make you feel clever by the end. Instead of going "o, wow," you'll probably end up thinking, "seriously? Is that it?"

 

2/5

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Men in Black International - 1/5

 

Just atrocious. Boring and just horribly written. Tessa Thompson was particularly awful. 

 

Gave it a point as Chris Hemsworth does his best and is decent enough with what he is working with. 

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SW Attack of the Clones 2/5

 

SW Revenge of the Sith Off/5

 

having to put up with the bad bits of AotC couldn’t make me sit through RotS for the good bits.

 

ST The Voyage Home 4/5

 

quite aside from the nostalgia of having watched it every other day, once I got it taped off of cableTV back in the day, to the point where I can quote the whole film, it’s got a lot going for it:

 

star trek

time travel

its got fish out of water

a message of whale conservation

humour
a guy working helicopter windscreen wipers with his finger

 

and the only bad guys speak Finnish. The probe isn’t an antagonist. It’s quite hokey now though, so a point off.

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High life. 1/5. Boring. Tawdry. Edgelord scifi. Avoid. 

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My Spy (2020)

 

Poor Dave Bautista. 

 

He takes a swipe at the F&F franchise, stating 'I'd rather do good films', then appears in Stuber and this cinematic gem. 

 

Released theatrically in a small number of territories before lockdown, it's US release date was yanked when distributors STX Entertainment sold it to Amazon in April. 

 

Well, Amazon didn't fuck about and it's now available for Amazon Prime subscribers to 'enjoy'.  

 

Big Dave's voiced his displeasure at this decision, being extremely proud of the film and wanted it to have a fighting chance at the Box Office. 

 

Well, I'm sorry Dave, but... it's a piece of shit. 

 

I had a glimmer of hope seeing that Greg Bryk was cast as the baddie, but no. 

 

1 Kindergarten Cop out of 5. 

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Stuber - 2/5

 

A likeable cast is criminally underserved in this lukewarm comedy. Has a few decent tunes on the soundtrack but is otherwise forgettable.

 

Edit: good timing with the previous post :lol:

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Been on a John Woo trip this weekend as I noticed these were all on YouTube, and I haven’t watched them in years.
 

A Better Tomorrow 3.5/5

 

Has some great parts, but is let down by the younger brother character though. He must be the worst cop/husband in cinema history. Lung Ti and Chow Yun-Fat are both fantastic though.

 

Hard Boiled 5/5

 

Simply one of the best action films ever made, and holds up really well.

 

The Killer 5/5

 

Still my favourite. John Woo at the peak of his talents. And the perfect role for Chow Yun-Fat. 

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On 07/05/2020 at 14:40, ZOK said:


I just found it on YouTube!

 

 

What the fuck am I watching?!?

(it’s great)

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