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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #13275 on: 09 July, 2019, 10:02:23 am »
Basically Jaws with a massive pig, and quite a decent stab at it really.

If memory serves, it’s Russell (Highlander) Mulcahy’s first gig as a director, after a lot of music videos and he wrings a great deal of style out of a pretty minuscule budget.
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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #13276 on: 09 July, 2019, 10:09:26 am »
Have only seen Razorback once when it was shown on Alex Cox's Moviedrome in the early 90's.

I do remember I enjoyed it quite a bit.

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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #13277 on: 09 July, 2019, 10:13:04 am »

I love Razorback. Took me ages to realise that the old guy in it is the same Bill Kerr who starred with Tony Hancock for all those years.


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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #13278 on: 09 July, 2019, 10:45:02 am »

I love Razorback. Took me ages to realise that the old guy in it is the same Bill Kerr who starred with Tony Hancock for all those years.

Hah, was it really! Never knew that! It's good fun alright, but for some unknown reason I always mentally pair it with wonderfully named but otherwise atrocious* comedy-bestiality-horror Revenge of Billy the Kid.


* I lie. The fact that at least three characters are named Ronnie/Ronald MacDonald offers another redeeming feature.

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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #13279 on: 09 July, 2019, 11:34:57 am »
Basically Jaws with a massive pig, and quite a decent stab at it really.

If memory serves, it’s Russell (Highlander) Mulcahy’s first gig as a director, after a lot of music videos and he wrings a great deal of style out of a pretty minuscule budget.

He certainly does! There are some really stylish moments in it, not least the lost in the outback dream sequences. Those looked pretty amazing, and the whole thing has a bit of a nightmarish tinge to it. I'm sure when I was a kid I thought it was a post-apocalyptic movie, Mad Max style.

Had no idea he'd gone onto do so many other films I saw young, like Highlander and The Shadow! He made one of the best looking Resident Evil movies too.

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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #13280 on: 09 July, 2019, 12:32:13 pm »
Razorback was a late-night favourite of my dad's, so we watched it often. Great film.

I caught up with Spiderman over the weekend. Tons of fun. I didn't feel completely satisfied, but emerged into daylight with a smile on my face, so no complaints.

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« Reply #13281 on: 09 July, 2019, 01:43:16 pm »
I remember as a teenager feeling very grown up when watching Moviedrome on a Sunday evening.

First real movie experiences with the likes of Assault On Precinct 13, The Terminator, Q The Winged Serpent, Walk On The Wild Side and so many more.

Why the BBC don't have something like this on their current output is a shame.

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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #13282 on: 11 July, 2019, 03:10:38 pm »
Midsommar

I preferred Hereditary but this was something rather different, and I rather enjoyed it. Even if loads of people in the cinema with me got bored (2 people left, other people on their phones,  bad crowd all round)

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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #13283 on: 12 July, 2019, 05:53:45 pm »
going to watch "Rango" in a mo'
a film that always "zens-me"
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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #13284 on: 12 July, 2019, 05:59:51 pm »
Just started & holy sh@@ number 5's (from the umbrella academy) girlfriend is in it

She must be a character actor
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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #13285 on: 12 July, 2019, 07:04:18 pm »
Just started & holy sh@@ number 5's (from the umbrella academy) girlfriend is in it

 :lol:

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« Reply #13286 on: 13 July, 2019, 05:31:33 pm »
Yesterday

Ok, it's Richard Curtis whom without the buffer of Ben Elton is an overly sentimental c*nt but I quite enjoyed this.

Helps that I like the music of The Beatles and that Lily James is frickin' gorgeous but the last 3 musical tracks on this absolutely rock. the music is pumped right up and it's fun.

Wouldn't run to watch it again or buy it on blu ray but it's a pretty good diversion on a dull Saturday afternoon.

Fun but shallow. Just like my good self.

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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #13287 on: 13 July, 2019, 05:48:36 pm »
Yesterday

Ok, it's Richard Curtis whom without the buffer of Ben Elton is an overly sentimental c*nt but I quite enjoyed this.

Helps that I like the music of The Beatles and that Lily James is frickin' gorgeous but the last 3 musical tracks on this absolutely rock. the music is pumped right up and it's fun.

Wouldn't run to watch it again or buy it on blu ray but it's a pretty good diversion on a dull Saturday afternoon.

Fun but shallow. Just like my good self.

I need to see this - it was filmed in my town (Gorleston). The Pier Hotel is a 10 min walk from my house.

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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #13288 on: 13 July, 2019, 06:36:29 pm »
It has that going for it. The Pier Hotel is mainly used in the last 10 minutes or so.

Nice location.

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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #13289 on: 17 July, 2019, 11:46:36 am »
Midsommar

I preferred Hereditary but this was something rather different, and I rather enjoyed it. Even if loads of people in the cinema with me got bored (2 people left, other people on their phones,  bad crowd all round)

Saw this last week, and was initially slightly disappointed. Upon reflection, I loved it.
I can certainly sympathize with those that considered the run time too long - my own pal (who I dragged along to see it) was squirming in his seat trying to resist looking at his phone.

Perversely, I'm looking forward to the forthcoming Blu-Ray release with a much longer cut - possibly 30-60 minutes?
As with most movies that I rate, the proof will be in the distraction-free home viewing.