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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #11595 on: 22 November, 2017, 10:41:09 am »
I'd definitely go back for seconds if Branagh does a sequel.

Box office has been pretty positive, so Death On The Nile is looking quite likely. I'd certainly be very happy to see it.
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« Reply #11596 on: 22 November, 2017, 10:44:55 am »
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« Reply #11597 on: 22 November, 2017, 12:00:42 pm »
I'd definitely go back for seconds if Branagh does a sequel.

Box office has been pretty positive, so Death On The Nile is looking quite likely. I'd certainly be very happy to see it.

According to The Times today it's already in pre-production.

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« Reply #11598 on: 24 November, 2017, 10:47:33 pm »
I missed the Glasgow forum night out to watch The Destructors - a piece of crap from Michael Caine's lesser period. That and having to fetch and carry the wife rom her night out.

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« Reply #11599 on: 26 November, 2017, 11:06:43 am »
Spiderman: Homecoming. I thought it was rather good with Tom Holland as Spidey and Michael Keaton excellent as the Cybersuited villain who had made a smart career choice after being laid off by the Spooks squad. It wasn't about saving the World; it had both humanism and humour plus a learning curve for the protagonist. Well worth a watch.
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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #11600 on: 26 November, 2017, 02:18:26 pm »
Geostorm - one half of the Dean Devlin/Roland Emmerich double act flies solo to make a film about terrorists hijacking the weather, and rather than it being just as awesome as that sounds, it is just as awful as that sounds, achieving the previously-unthinkable of making you believe the phrase "Roland Emmerich was the talented one."
I wanted it to be at least entertaining, but it is really poorly shot and the cast are next-level bad at acting to the point I felt sorry for Ed Harris.  I was really confused who the terrible actor was that looked like Gerard Butler so I had to Google it and holy shit it is actually Gerard Butler, who I never really rated but thought could do better than this.  According to the same wikipedia page, somehow Danny Cannon got roped into this for reshoots, too, so what I saw was apparently the film after it had been made better.
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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #11601 on: 01 December, 2017, 10:40:19 am »
Finally got around to seeing 'Hacksaw Ridge' .. war has never looked so good.

The beginning is a bit schmaltzy and goes on too long but it was very good overall.
Its beautifully shot but the gory parts are really disturbing.

I think Gibson screwed the pooch with this one. The first battle sequence and Doss's  heroism are well portrayed (admittedly in a compressed for the movies timeframe) but despite Garfield giving it his all, the home sections are pure cheese, the drill camp is nothing we haven't seen 100 times before and the ending descends into war porn. And, by giving the major characters all a little "action movie hero" moment, it kind of undoes the message about the senselessness and randomness of it all.

And Vince Vaughn is least convincing drill sergeant ever. He looks even worse when he gets a grease gun in his hands.  He looks like he was the one who objected to handling guns. Give him a pie, however, and he looks like he knows what to do with that.

More like HackShit Ridge.
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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #11602 on: 01 December, 2017, 11:04:35 am »
Oh god the training camp sequences in Hacksaw Ridge are appalling.  If you imagine Mitchell and Web in the Vaughan and Garfield (or even Garfield and Vaughan) roles the dialogue is revealed as way more appropriate to a comedy spoof.  That feeling of unreality persists throughout, unforgivable when the factual subject matter itself is so utterly unlikely.  Even the battle sequences, while surely intense, have unreal backdrops: the cliff-climbing set itself looking vaguely like a Dr Who or Star Trek quarry. Annoying, when Gibson was quite capable of making the bizarre vistas of Apocalypto convincing, and Garfield acts his socks off to sell this incredible person. 

I'm very grateful this film brought Doss' story to my attention, and while there's a great film still to be made about him, this one isn't it.
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« Reply #11603 on: 01 December, 2017, 12:30:16 pm »
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN also falls into the movie trap of giving everyone a little hero scene in the final battle. Whereas in the opening, you sigh with relief every time Tom Hanks shows up because you know HE isn't going to get his face shot off but every other GI is fair game.
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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #11604 on: 02 December, 2017, 02:32:00 pm »

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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #11605 on: 04 December, 2017, 10:09:09 am »
The Evil Dead

I recently bought the Ash Vs Evil Dead Season 2 Blu-Ray (which I just finished this morning actually. I've seen plenty of criticism on one of the fan sites - not entirely without merit - but I thoroughly enjoyed it) so I rewatched the Blu-Ray (also recently purchased) of the first film The Evil Dead (original version) to prepare, as there is a returning character from that film in the series. (Apart from Ash, I mean.) Cheryl, played by the original actress. (Interestingly out of all the ladies of the Evil Dead, she has probably changed the least in over 30 years. She obviously looks older, but she is recognizable. ) Oh and Henrietta also comes back, played (partly) by Ted Raimi, but she is in the film sequel.

Pretty enjoyable, I'd say. I think I prefer the second with it's blend of horror and insane comedy, but this is the better horror film. The acting isn't great. Some bits seem just a bit too nasty for the sake of it. (did they really need the woodland rape scene and the thumbs through eyesockets, later?) And while I was critical of the remake for it's over use of self mutilation, I forgot that scene when Shelly chewed her own hand off for no particular reason apart from having it slashed by the Kandarian Dagger. I expect gore,
 but there was no real reason for this. Mind you, there's no real reason for the spurting blood too, but I found that amusing.
The story and cinematography, however (especially, love Raimi's camera angles) is good. I also watched the remake recently, and while it was also enjoyable, I think I prefer the original.

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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #11606 on: 04 December, 2017, 12:22:52 pm »
The gore needs no reason, it is and always will be.

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« Reply #11607 on: 04 December, 2017, 02:32:30 pm »
Valerian. Gorgeous and a very fun film. I don't know why it didn't do better in the cinemas. This could have become a great franchise.

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« Reply #11608 on: 04 December, 2017, 03:03:08 pm »
Valerian. Gorgeous and a very fun film. I don't know why it didn't do better in the cinemas. This could have become a great franchise.

I disliked this quite a bit. Yes, it looks pretty but I found it rather vapid and populated with some pretty poor actors.

Only seen it the once mind.

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« Reply #11609 on: 04 December, 2017, 03:29:03 pm »
Valerian. Gorgeous and a very fun film. I don't know why it didn't do better in the cinemas. This could have become a great franchise.

I disliked this quite a bit. Yes, it looks pretty but I found it rather vapid and populated with some pretty poor actors.

Only seen it the once mind.

I can understand that. It was my first time seeing it. I guess I was in just the right headspace for this one.