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The Enigmatic Dr X

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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #9480 on: 28 December, 2015, 08:33:24 PM »
Just enjoyed Fellowship of the Ring's extended edition with my eldest today. It's a beautifully shot film.
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« Reply #9481 on: 29 December, 2015, 07:55:22 AM »
Just enjoyed Fellowship of the Ring's extended edition with my eldest today. It's a beautifully shot film.

Yeah, the Extended Edition is a great film - the best of the lot and a very neat adaptation.

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« Reply #9482 on: 29 December, 2015, 02:08:07 PM »
Willow. Warwick Davis and Val Kilmer are both great in this one. I'd forgotten how gorgeous Joanne Whalley was/is.

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« Reply #9483 on: 29 December, 2015, 04:49:39 PM »
Caught some of Papillion on BBC4 last night, wasn't expecting to like it but it was good. Apparently not the true story it was claimed to be at the time though.

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« Reply #9484 on: 31 December, 2015, 12:44:16 AM »
Pacific Rim.  How could have I gone so long before a random purchase in Aldi's bargain bin showed me the light...  This is just a terrific film from start to finish, even the appallingly daffy scientist duo are amusing, and the familiarity, predictability and godawful science somehow just add to the feel.  Great sense of scale, clear action and distinctive design, lovely water and lighting effects, star turn from Elba, affecting flashback child actor performance, comedy gold from Perlman... everything is just a blast.  The definitive Power Rangers movie. 
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« Reply #9485 on: 31 December, 2015, 01:09:59 AM »
Pacific Rim.  How could have I gone so long before a random purchase in Aldi's bargain bin showed me the light...  This is just a terrific film from start to finish
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The definitive Power Rangers movie.

I agree, Pacific Rim is fun stuff. And there is a Power Rangers movie in the works at the moment over in Hollywood, it will be much smaller budget and it's likelihood of being definitive is quite low... but hey maybe it'll work.  :D

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« Reply #9486 on: 03 January, 2016, 10:58:16 AM »
Kingsman: The Secret Service

I hadn't read the comic, but disengaged my brain and had a laugh anyway. I had a blast watching it but did also start it after half a bottle of wine and consume another one and a half bottles through the film.
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« Reply #9487 on: 03 January, 2016, 10:59:06 AM »
And Pacific Rim is tops.

It was a black day when the mooted sequel with Godzilla was shelved in favour of Kong v Godzilla.
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« Reply #9488 on: 03 January, 2016, 02:30:11 PM »
Rematched all three Hobbit films in extended editions. I do think the extended versions add more than they detract from the theatrical versions.

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« Reply #9489 on: 03 January, 2016, 05:31:02 PM »
Snoopy and Charlie Brown: not bad at all, maybe a bit padded with (and I never thought I'd be saying this) too much Red Baron stuff, but a nice simple story, some good laughs and simply glorious animation. Very much a merging of the schmaltzy TV movies with the more fantastic elements of the comic, but not its sharper tone, but it worked, and kept 4 kids aged 3-9  attention throughout . Remind me though, didn't Patty and Marci originally attend a different school?

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« Reply #9490 on: 03 January, 2016, 05:40:49 PM »
Remind me though, didn't Patty and Marci originally attend a different school?

From Charlie, yes, they did.


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« Reply #9491 on: 04 January, 2016, 12:12:01 AM »
Cheers, Joe Cool. Giving the gang a shared classroom simplified things storywise, so no complaints - there was quite enough faithfulness going on elsewhere.


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« Reply #9492 on: 04 January, 2016, 12:24:08 AM »
Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

For the second time, this time with a friend.

We missed the start unfortunately due to a mishap involving a ticket printing machine, but I filled in the start for my friend and we were good to go. Rather annoying just the same considering the expense of the tickets.

We both thoroughly enjoyed it though, and it was just as good, if not better on the rewatch for me. I was in a better seating position this time, which was nice.

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« Reply #9493 on: 04 January, 2016, 01:29:01 PM »
Saturday night was a first viewing of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Sunday night was a second viewing of Ant-Man.

Ant-Man totally won with much more invention, wit, drama and tension. Special effects shotsceven made me want to look closer rather than mentally compare them to all of the other car chases, imploding skyscrapers and properrty dsmage we have seen countless times. Even the quipping was better.
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« Reply #9494 on: 04 January, 2016, 01:36:39 PM »
Watched Ex Machina two nights ago which was very enjoyable.  A touch of Bladerunner mixed with Humans (Channel 4 series from 2015).  Great feel to the film, a few plot holes but still one of the best thing I've watched for a while.

Watched Kingsman last night.  Pretty trashy but got away with it as it was markedly irreverent to the genre.  Very rude ending as well  :-[

Also re-watched Star Wars episodes 1-3.  Some serious bad points on each but also some good plot and character development.  I haven't seen the Force Awakens...