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Paul (2011)

Simon Pegg, Nick Frost  & Seth Rogan on a road trip where one's an alien trying to escape  incarceration in America.There's a who's who of American comedians  who are be household names now . I's pretty short, has a few laughs, lots of direct sci-fi references , some of  which land better than others  and is all round inoffensive.

 

3/5

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5 hours ago, Raoull duke said:

Blue Ruin

 

A wee fucking belter of a film. Decent acting. Well directed. Not a pick of fat on it. Cost less than half a million to make too. Tremendous. Got a bit daft a few times but I'll forgive it. 

 

5/5

 

It's on Netflix. 

 

Adore that film. If you haven't already, I highly recommend one of the directors, Jeremy Saulnier, other work Green Room.

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Avengers Infinity War

 

Do you know what makes this pretty damn awesome film just that teensy bit more awesome?

 

1. Watch it with your 9 year old daughter

2. Watch it after binging through the previous MCU films in chronological order

 

Great stuff

 

5/5

 

The Nice Guys

 

I enjoyed this buddy cop movie starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe, even though I think the writers thought it was a little bit funnier than it actually was.  Entertaining enough, and how the hell does Kim Basinger still look that good at whatever age she is...?

 

3.5/5

 

In The Name of the Father

 

Sometimes, you watch a film based on a true story that captivates you so much that you have to go away afterwards and research what actually happened.  I'm sorry to say that I didn't know too much about the Guildford Four, but Daniel Day-Lewis is utterly sensational as wrongly convicted Gerry Conlon.  This was a pleasure to watch - tense throughout, the sheer emotion is almost exhausting.  One of the very best films I've seen in years.

 

5/5

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Last action hero

 

I, like a lot of other people, didn't get LAH originally, I thought it was playing it straight and the kid was annoying. Rewatched it over the weekend and have a bit of a different opinion, the entire premise and how they send up 80s action movies is beautifully on the nose. None of that would be possible without Arnold being so willing to send up his own image so completely. Some of the visual gags are fantastic and there's some great supporting characters, including Danny devitos cat...

 

It loses some steam in the last half hour as they change location but overall it's a decent action comedy that's well worth the time.

 

4/5

 

Mortal engines

 

I have little or no knowledge of the source material but was intrigued  by the trailer, the design of the rolling cities and general premise of the world. I saw that Jackson was involved and heard reviews were poor, sits at 28%  on RT, not that that's an indication of anything these days. Anyway it's a pretty standard underdog, chosen one defeats the big bad, scifi scenario. The designs are fantastic, there's  real weight to elements of the CGI in the final battle and some of the performances are decent.

 

2.5/5

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Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back

 

Went and saw this in the cinema. Tremendous, despite the annoying cunt rustling his sweets from start to finish. Pretty close to perfect. The pacing in particular was just perfect not a single scene that dragged. 

 

5/5

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Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!


Shit comedy in which a recently released patient from a psychiatric hospital decides to kidnap an actress and attempts to make her fall in love with him, which obviously she does. How does he do this? By assaulting her, getting her high and holding her captive, obviously. Pure unadulterated shite. Avoid. 
 

0/5

 

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The Old Guard

 

Liked it a bit more than most on here; perhaps having no preconceptions helped. It had a low budget air - let's go to Paris (an abandoned chateau), let's go to London (a field in Surrey) - but Theron carried it and I liked the premise. I actually agree with a lot of the criticisms, although I must add that the hoodysuit baddie was awful, but despite all this the time went in fast and I like that it left room for the viewer to fill in the gaps.

 

3/5

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On 21/07/2020 at 14:54, lolly said:

Last action hero

 

I, like a lot of other people, didn't get LAH originally, I thought it was playing it straight and the kid was annoying. Rewatched it over the weekend and have a bit of a different opinion, the entire premise and how they send up 80s action movies is beautifully on the nose. None of that would be possible without Arnold being so willing to send up his own image so completely. Some of the visual gags are fantastic and there's some great supporting characters, including Danny devitos cat...

 

It loses some steam in the last half hour as they change location but overall it's a decent action comedy that's well worth the time.

 

 

I watched this movie so much back in the 90's, I loved it precisely because of what you say.

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The Business - 1/5

 

A vile mockney shit-stain of a film. Wouldn’t have surprised me to learn if it was adapted from the diary of a 12 year-old that had just watched Lock Stock and only ever read Men Only.

 

The Prestige - 4/5

 

Gets better with every watch. I love the playfulness of the film basically showing its hand in plain sight multiple times, leaving breadcrumbs for the viewer before the reveals. It’s a masterful use of the medium to recreate something normally seen on a stage.

 

The Silence of the Lambs - 4/5

 

Haven’t watched it for a few years, but remains a game changer for modern thrillers. Sir Anthony Hopkins’ original performance hasn’t been diminished even after almost 30 years of nods, parody and sequels. Noticed a bit of Ledger’s Joker in some moments, and Hopkins has influenced many, many other screen villains. Foster is his equal, giving an altogether different performance but one upon which the film can also hang. Damn impressive.

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9 hours ago, glb said:

The Business - 1/5

 

A vile mockney shit-stain of a film. Wouldn’t have surprised me to learn if it was adapted from the diary of a 12 year-old that had just watched Lock Stock and only ever read Men Only.

 

:lol:

 

Excellent summation - I watched it recently and it really is utter dreck.

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Millennium Actress 5/5

 

An elderly reclusive actress recounts her past to a documentary crew, but history and film roles start blurring into one. This is a stunning love letter to Japanese cinema by anime legend Satoshi Kon. It’s every bit as good as Perfect Blue and Paprika. Can’t believe I waited so long to watch this. Such a tragedy that we lost Kon at such a young age, as he’s left a pretty faultless filmography behind him.

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12 hours ago, Boothjan said:

 

:lol:

 

Excellent summation - I watched it recently and it really is utter dreck.


I hoped for some hilarious escapism a la Green Street. Feel well mugged off!

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The Fighter

 

I love a good boxing movie. Bale and Walhberg come across well and the matches are pretty good though the punches look off sometimes like they are lacking power or too slow. Small quibble though, definitely worth a watch.

 

4/5

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1 hour ago, glb said:


I hoped for some hilarious escapism a la Green Street. Feel well mugged off!

 

I watched Green Street 2 earlier. I would like to apologise to Danny Dyer for slagging off The Business, as it looks like The Godfather in comparison.

 

Green Street 2 may well be the worst film I have ever seen. And I've seen Noah and He's Just Not That Into You. 

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1 hour ago, Boothjan said:

 

I watched Green Street 2 earlier. I would like to apologise to Danny Dyer for slagging off The Business, as it looks like The Godfather in comparison.

 

Green Street 2 may well be the worst film I have ever seen. And I've seen Noah and He's Just Not That Into You. 


Oh, holy shit, Green Street 2 is spectacularly awful! Watched that at work, and even though I was technically being paid to do so, I still felt cheated. It’s dire. One of my few 1/10s on IMDb.

 

And they still got a third film green lit. FFS movies.

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Anyway, as I watched it:

 

Green Street 2

 

Occasionally, you watch a film which is so horrendously bad that you have to keep watching it because it's either amusing or to tell people 'I watched this and it was sooooo bad'.  But sometimes, a really really bad film transcends that and is just borderline offensive.

 

Green Street 2 makes no sense.  At all.  There may be some form of plot in there but TBH if there was, I missed it and I don't think it's because it was too subtle.  Plenty of 'facks' and 'cants' and 'slags getting cut' during fights in prison cells (honestly - shocking security in a prison....) and - spoiler: there's a football match involved and some of the players resort to fouling each other.  To summarise: a guy we barely saw in GS1 is in prison with lots of other guys we definitely never saw from GS1.  They support West Ham, so inevitably, the prison authorities put them in a block with lots of Millwall fans (they're the baddies) none of whom we ever saw in GS1 either, not even the big bloke who played Ackerman in Red Dwarf VIII.  The guards/warden of this prison DEFINITELY didn't see GS1 because if you put West Ham 'lads' anywhere near Millwall 'lads', they tend to like bashing seven shades of shit out of each other.  Anyway, they don't get on, and no surprises here - they fight a lot.  Oh yeah, and there are some shady Russian hooligans in there as well because - y'know - why not?  They're good at hooligans.

 

The entertainment industry is full of weird links - one of these is that an actor (Ross McCall) from the incredible Band of Brothers - my favourite drama of all time and choc-a-block full of amazing performances - is the lead role in this turd of a movie.

 

The only positive I can say about Green Street 2 is that it makes the original Green Street look half decent and full of Oscar-worthy performances.  (Narrator: the original Green Street  is NOT half decent and does NOT feature Oscar winning performances.  Elijah Wood sadly does not make a credible football hooligan and Charlie Hunnam cannot do a cockney accent...) But sadly, that positive note is lost when I would have rather spent the 90 minutes suffering this shit waist deep in raw sewage.

 

It truly is one of the very worst films I have ever seen.

 

0/5

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I love a bit of Woody!

 

Shock and Awe

 

Somewhere there’s a good film in here. The story of how one news organisation didn’t believe  in Saddams WMDs should be a fascinating tale. But Rob Reiner fumbles the ball somewhat and we get a decidedly average movie which wastes a great cast.

 

2.5/5

 

The Highwaymen. 
 

This is simply overlong and meanders about 70% of the way through and then veers off course quite badly negating the excellent first half. It’s still a pretty good film taken as a whole and Costner and Harrelson are both on top form. It makes the wise choice of not Concentrating on Bonnie and Clyde at all, the focus is always on the people chasing them.

 

3/5

 

Three Billboards outside ebbing..

 

I’ve saved the best for last. This is an absolute gem of a film with Rockwell towering over the other actors in a career best performance. If anything it’s a film about the performances as the story while interesting and well told, doesn’t feel as special as the acting. 
 

5/5

 

 

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127 hours

 

James Franco can be quite good sometimes and other times he's quite annoying. I found him quite annoying in this. The whole film was pretty fucking annoying. The constant close ups of his face were particularly bad, especially the bit where he was eating the burrito looking thing fucking disgusting moreso even than

Spoiler

the bit where he hacked his arm off. 

 

I do not recommend this at all. 

 

2/5

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The Truman Show

 

I can't remember if I ever watched this the whole way through before today - it was the kind of thing I'd tune in to on telly partway through - but it's a great katamari of paranoia, voyeurism and madness. The way the pieces slowly come together whilst the world works against him is really compelling, although you have to be on board with such a unique premise!

 

4/5

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Naked (1993)

Bleak, dark drama rooted in the very depths of humanity yet it goes places beyond it. Johnny flees Manchester to London, to the house of an old girlfriend, Louise. After making an impression on her broken flatmate Sophie, he embarks on a nocturnal meander around the streets of the capital, a catalyst for the various characters he encounters. David Thewlis' Johnny stands out above some strong performances. You get the impression Johnny's mind is a constant whirr, both a blessing and a curse, sort of reminded me of Mark E Smith with his idiosyncratic view of the world. My favourite part has to be his encounter with the security guy guarding an empty building who believes he has the key to existence, leading to one of the most memorable exchanges in the film. Probably the weakest character was Jeremy, the sadistic rich guy. Every time it switched to him other than towards the end it made me want to just go back to following Johnny around. My words can't do this justice, I watch too much crap, but this was absorbing, took me to places unimagined even though it couldn't feel more real. I want to watch this again soon where I know I'll find more.

 

5/5

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Gone Girl 

 

Never realised this was directed by  David Fincher. Girlfriend’s pick as she had read the book years ago - I knew nothing about. Really enjoyed it, it surprised me and entertained me all the way through. Decent performances and   always good to see Doogie Howser M.D

 

4/5 

 

This was watched with a bottle and half of red wine in me, so my judgement could have been impaired.

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Searching

 

I feel like this is the second movie I've watched this month that is always from the perspective of a computer screen. John Cho's daughter goes missing so it's up to him and a detective to do all sorts of internet sleuthing. Lots of looking at Facebook pages and slow loading reveals in this one, but it still managed to entertain and made the hour and 45 minute runtime flyby. Really impressed with it. John Cho puts on a great lead performance and the supporting cast do a good job also. It's now on Netflix.

 

4/5

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