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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #13365 on: 26 August, 2019, 10:56:42 pm »
Shazam.

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« Reply #13366 on: 26 August, 2019, 11:21:25 pm »
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« Reply #13367 on: 26 August, 2019, 11:29:24 pm »
Shazam! was a delightful surprise. I'm thoroughly worn out on Superhero movies, but the energy in this wee number was well worth the time of day. So much fun.

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« Reply #13368 on: 27 August, 2019, 12:49:27 pm »
I had the misfortune to watch Aquaman.

Woo, there was so much in there that I kinda liked, but when the army of Blue swarmed over the army of Red I realised I'd rather be playing Auralux!

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« Reply #13369 on: 27 August, 2019, 02:26:14 pm »
I had the misfortune to watch Aquaman.

Woo, there was so much in there that I kinda liked, but when the army of Blue swarmed over the army of Red I realised I'd rather be playing Auralux!
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« Reply #13370 on: 27 August, 2019, 02:38:09 pm »
Best parts feature Dafoe slumming it, but even when phoning it in he's the best actor in the movie.  :lol:

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« Reply #13371 on: 27 August, 2019, 03:12:04 pm »
I was so convinced that Defoe was going to betray Aquaman that I was still predicting it at the end of the film!

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« Reply #13372 on: 27 August, 2019, 04:00:21 pm »
I was certain of that as well.

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« Reply #13373 on: 27 August, 2019, 05:07:47 pm »
Watched it again for the 2nd time last night. Enjoyed it much more.

Also re-watched Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood for the 2nd time.

Loved it the first time round, loved it even more the second. And do stay for the 'bit' at the end.

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« Reply #13374 on: 29 August, 2019, 10:46:01 am »
Found Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark quite fun, but reckon will probably work best as one of those introductory horror movies parents watch with kids looking to eventually graduate to the harder stuff. Every generation needs one of those, and this fits the bill pretty well.

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« Reply #13375 on: 29 August, 2019, 11:37:54 am »
I mercifully caught Once Upon A Time in Hollywood last night, just before it exits the local cinemas.

A hugely satisfying film - superb in every detail, and the two lead performances were absolutely spot on.
I'd have gladly watched an extra hour of footage of Pitt & Dicaprio just drinking in an bar.

Was waiting all evening for the flamethrower to be unleashed, once it was revealed to still be in Rick's possession - didn't disappoint.

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« Reply #13376 on: 29 August, 2019, 01:44:24 pm »
The Lion King (2019)

The original is one of our families favourite Disney films and whilst this looked utterly superb it felt kinda soulless.

The extra material over the original is mostly in the opening 45 minutes of the film which is, to be, the dullest part and it's true here. Once Simba teams up with Pumba and co it's a lot more fun.

Still prefer the original though.

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« Reply #13377 on: 31 August, 2019, 03:48:01 pm »




Star Wars (1977) Despecialised Edition

I'd read a little bit about this and thought it would only appeal to pedant, fundamentalist obsessives; the ones who really don't like Rey and Finn, for some mysterious reason.

I don't mind the extra stuff - I don't like it; no reasonable person would - but even something as innocuous as adding A NEW HOPE to the opening crawl gave me a Herbert Lom twitch.

Basically, I now have the version of the film I watched 200* times (on a video I taped off the telly) back, minus the ad breaks and the screen/audio wobble when the Death Star explodes.

The Despecialised Editions of all three films are available wherever good films are pirated**





* Not hyperbole or a figure of speech. My mum kept count, through gritted teeth.

** I'm sure Disney will do something like them for the 50th anniversary, or maybe for the launch of their streaming service. Might be worth doing just for Harrison Ford's commentary track, which would be 90% silent

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« Reply #13378 on: 31 August, 2019, 09:28:43 pm »
I'd read a little bit about this and thought it would only appeal to pedant, fundamentalist obsessives; the ones who really don't like Rey and Finn, for some mysterious reason.

The Despecialised Edition project does, of course, predate the Sequels by several years and was an effort by fans concerned by Lucas' refusal to submit a print of the theatrical film which was released in 1977 to the National Film Registry for preservation, as Lucas only offered the organisation the Special Edition.

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« Reply #13379 on: 01 September, 2019, 08:37:07 am »
I have Region 1 DVD's of all 3 Despecialised and these are legit. Had them awhile. Think they were released around the time the first of the prequels came out. They also have the correct soundtracks.