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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #12810 on: 26 December, 2018, 11:20:07 am »
Infinity War, which was on Sky Premier last night when I happened to flick over about fifteen minutes in. Have seen it a couple of times already, and wasn't really looking for a third viewing so soon after... But you know what, after giving it five minutes with a "I'll have an early night after that" proviso, I sat through the whole thing.
I think it's just "one of those movies"- like American Werewolf and The Wicker Man (and The Happening, but for entirely other reasons) that is endlessly entertaining. Probably one of my favourite films ever, to be honest.
They really did get everything right, didn't they? Might watch it again tomorrow.
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« Reply #12811 on: 26 December, 2018, 03:43:05 pm »
Indeed! Among its many strengths is the degree to which it fully embraces the corny: for example, Cap's entrance, complete with swelling theme music and convenient shadows to emerge from, should play as predictable and overblown: instead it's exhilarating.

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« Reply #12812 on: 28 December, 2018, 07:05:41 pm »
Bumblebee (...)
the main girl did pretty well good little actress and quite cute too but way too young for me these days l, the real star was definitely Bumble Bee he was so well done, solid and endearing. I liked lots

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« Reply #12814 on: 30 December, 2018, 11:26:24 am »
Santa brought me MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE  - FALLOUT.

Still awesome.

Naturally not as awesome as first time on IMAX but the "single shot" HALO jump is a thing of genuine beauty and ideal showcase for blending digital tricks and real live action in camera lunacy.
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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #12815 on: 31 December, 2018, 01:05:36 pm »
Santa brought me MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE  - FALLOUT.

Still awesome.

Naturally not as awesome as first time on IMAX but the "single shot" HALO jump is a thing of genuine beauty and ideal showcase for blending digital tricks and real live action in camera lunacy.

They will be missing a trick if they don't involve Christopher McQuarrie in the next reboot of the Bond movies. Some of the set-pieces in Fallout were absolutely outstanding.

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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #12816 on: 31 December, 2018, 07:27:51 pm »
AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Don't. One of the worst films I have ever suffered. A good idea (family stuck in their house on Christmas by something unknown, which blocks all exits) but it collapses into an anti-thrill ride of logical inchoherence, poor characterisation and just blatant nonsense.
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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #12817 on: 31 December, 2018, 11:31:59 pm »
Aquaman

It was visually stunning but it was kinda cheesy in places* and somewhat predictable.

If my description above makes it seem more style over substance, don't let that put you off. A fairly simple story, but it had a good heart and it was loads of fun.

That's three decent films I've seen over the holidays.

* They actually say "once and future king" a couple of times.

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« Reply #12818 on: 01 January, 2019, 01:40:20 am »
I finally watched Infinity War yesterday and absolutely loved it, much better than I expected, think it helped a lot that I had watched Thor, Spiderman and Black Panther all in the last few weeks..

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« Reply #12819 on: 01 January, 2019, 03:50:35 pm »
Justice League. Much better than I thought it would be given the many negative things I've heard. And coming in at two hours it was nice to feel that it could have been a bit longer rather than 40 minutes too long.

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« Reply #12820 on: 10 January, 2019, 09:32:36 pm »
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children: What a difference not having Helena Bonham-Carter in it makes to a Tim Burton movie.

ISTR critics were pretty sniffy about this when it came out, but it feels like Burton in fairly restrained mode, with a decent screenplay by Jane Goldman, an excellent cast, and mercifully free of Danny Elfman recycling his Tim Burton Movie Score for the umpteenth time.

Some of the timey-wimey stuff was a bit muddled (or poorly explained) but I thought this was inventive and entertaining. There are definitely worse ways of passing an evening.
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« Reply #12821 on: 11 January, 2019, 10:21:08 am »
The trailer made it seem so utterly Burton that even Eva Green couldn't tempt me. But I might give it a go.
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« Reply #12822 on: 13 January, 2019, 12:01:05 pm »
Stan and Ollie (2019) Anchored by two absolutely stunning performances from John C Reilly and Steve Coogan, this is a gently funny, sad, extremely touching tale of Laurel and Hardy in their later years. Reilly's Ollie is an easy-going, affable fellow, who struggles to resist temptation; Coogan's Stan is a steelier, more driven figure, the comedy engine of the double act. The plot is slight, but the film as a whole is a moving meditation on the nature of friendship. Also of note are the pair's wives - Nina Arianda, as Laurel's blunt Russian bride, Ida, threatens to steal every scene she's in, whilst Shirley Henderson as Lucille Hardy tends to undercut Ida's boasts in a quieter, more low-key manner. Overall though, a genuinely warm, beautiful movie.
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« Reply #12823 on: 14 January, 2019, 12:11:31 am »
Solo: A Star Wars Story. Rambling and stumbling but not awful. Not great though either.

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« Reply #12824 on: 14 January, 2019, 12:29:38 pm »
ANTMAN AND THE WASP
Nice to have it all back to personal stakes (I take it this was set before but released after Infinity War) and I thought Rudd and Lily have a nice chemistry.

No idea whether it was faithful to any comics or not but it thrilled me and made me laugh.

Job done, surely?

But no... couldn't put finger on it but vaguely unsatisfied at the end.
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