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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #16140 on: 14 September, 2021, 03:01:36 PM »
Malignant.
What an absolute dud. As if director, James Wan had briefly flicked through the A-Z of Giallo Horror and thought I can do that.
A woefully tedious police procedural subplot, gives way to a gore drenched, and mildly attention grabbing, batshit crazy final act that lacked any of the style and flair that someone like Argento would have brought to the material.
One to avoid.

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« Reply #16141 on: 14 September, 2021, 04:17:46 PM »
For a second I was convinced I was going to be alone in thinking Malignant absolutely blew chunks so I'm glad to see more folks coming out in support of the truth.

James Wan is and always has been atrociously over represented in major motion horror pictures.

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« Reply #16142 on: 14 September, 2021, 04:35:01 PM »
James Wan is and always has been atrociously over represented in major motion horror pictures.

Probably that Saw legacy.  I never understood the love for that film.  I watched Saw 2 in its entirety (it is shit) but I couldn't make it through the first one.  So very boring.

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« Reply #16143 on: 14 September, 2021, 05:37:53 PM »
Alien Covenant is rubbish.

True waste of time. Then again, I enjoyed in the Kingdom of Crystal Skull (Indiana Jones 4).

The Crow

Nah... I don't see the high praise given to this film as absolutely deserved. In fact, I believe it is so because of Brandon Lee's tragic fate and he's miscast here. Isn’t intimidating character at all. And the plot is flat, rehashing the same revenge threads, except this time in underground world of industrial rock music (which I was never into). And the dialogues are too outlandish for my taste.

Ah man.  I love The Crow.  I saw it a bunch of times in the cinema.

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« Reply #16144 on: 14 September, 2021, 05:47:16 PM »
I have The Crow lined up for a rewatch.  Last time I watched it I thought it was very dated and ropey.  Recently I was wondering if I was being harsh on it so I intend on giving it another go. 

I'll probably watch the sequel as well, to see how that stacks up.  Never seen it before.

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« Reply #16145 on: 14 September, 2021, 10:54:37 PM »
Saw...I never understood such high popularity for pornography of violence.

To a certain extent the 80's feels like it was a bit of a golden age for that type of film.  There seem to be a slew of films that didn't capture the popular imagination but actually fare fairly well.  For guilty pleasure you'd have to count the first Philadelphia Experiment film.  Then there's The Quiet Earth.  Slipstream deserves an honourable mention.  The Last Starfighter.  Moon 44.

Mind you, when you consider some of the stuff that was being made for telly at the time ...

Something about Michael Pare movies that don't sit well with me. Philadelphia Experiment was a blast to me when I was very young, but after rewatching recently, it was rather mediocre B movie with dumbfounded (happy) ending.
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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #16146 on: 14 September, 2021, 11:55:45 PM »
The Full Monty

Meh.  I was thinking about Brassed Off the other day so I decided to give The Full Monty another go.  Cos it was very popular back in the day.  Remember when Prince Charles did the Job Seeker line dance thing.  That was hilarious.  Prince Charles at a Job Seeker Centre... funny.

There is casual misogyny and homophobia in the film.  I'm pretty sure two characters "turning out" to be gay is done for a cheap joke.  The first act is full of misogyny and it's never addressed.  It just tones down more as the film goes on.

Is this film about hard times and the struggles in deindustrialised Britain or are all unemployed feckless lay-abouts who just need to go out and get a job?  The film certainly doesn't know and neither do I.

Needed a better kid actor.  Is he sad?  Is he happy?  Is he a robot that kills children in the dead of night and wears their skin as a suit?  Who knows!  I get more emoting from the grouting in my bathroom.

The film is filled with contrivances that make it become more ridiculous as it goes along.  The conflicts are poorly considered and make me question what is really going on with this film.  It is not cohesive to the point that the conclusion does not resolve the inciting incident.  That just magically resolved itself.  Who cares, there is a show to put on!  That's what this was all about right?  Putting on a show?  Right?

So yeah.  It's not particularly good.  Thankfully I was under no illusion that it was.  There is a reason I haven't watched it in over 20 years.

Was there anything good in this film?  Well, kind of, yes.  Firstly, I liked the dance routine at the end.  Secondly, I liked (hang on, gonna look up the characters name) Dave's narrative.  I wouldn't say the film tackled body image problems and how they can effect ones relationship amazingly well, but it does see it through to the end and doesn't just hand wave it away like everything else.  It is the most fleshed out part of the film.  I suppose I should mention that most of the cast are good with what they are working with.

Still, that doesn't save this film.  It's a confused mess in both story and tone.

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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #16147 on: 15 September, 2021, 03:12:00 AM »
James Wan is and always has been atrociously over represented in major motion horror pictures.

Probably that Saw legacy.  I never understood the love for that film.  I watched Saw 2 in its entirety (it is shit) but I couldn't make it through the first one.  So very boring.

Yep, put me down as someone who never got the appeal of the Saw movies either.
The more a delve into Wan's output, I come to the conclusion that it's an emperor's New clothes deal and he is in fact a bit of a hack.

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« Reply #16148 on: 15 September, 2021, 06:05:27 AM »
Philadelphia Experiment was a blast to me when I was very young, but after rewatching recently, it was rather mediocre B movie with dumbfounded (happy) ending.

Oh don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that it was amazing stuff, or even close to being so ... It's 90 minutes of brain candy.  The sequel is a bit of an odd beast.  Taking a riff on Man in the High Castle but without the depth.  If you ever do catch it then it is worth dialling expectations down to the basement ...

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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #16149 on: 15 September, 2021, 09:12:52 AM »
Philadelphia Experiment was a blast to me when I was very young, but after rewatching recently, it was rather mediocre B movie with dumbfounded (happy) ending.

Oh don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that it was amazing stuff, or even close to being so ... It's 90 minutes of brain candy.  The sequel is a bit of an odd beast.  Taking a riff on Man in the High Castle but without the depth.  If you ever do catch it then it is worth dialling expectations down to the basement ...

Right, so as good as Man in the High Castle.  Gotcha.

p.s. make your mind up - is it not deep or is it in the basement?

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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #16150 on: 15 September, 2021, 05:58:50 PM »
The Full Monty


Is this film about hard times and the struggles in deindustrialised Britain or are all unemployed feckless lay-abouts who just need to go out and get a job?  The film certainly doesn't know and neither do I.


I always saw that answer lies in the latter. I mean, didn't they started the whole stripping joint because they are jobless?

I agree that kid's role is weird.
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« Reply #16151 on: 15 September, 2021, 06:07:14 PM »
Fat Slags

This must the worst film this country produced. A horrid, godawful trainwreck that fails miserably in every segment of filmmaking. Sometimes such movies can be "so bad it's good, but this is "so bad it's bad". Gross-out humor is prevalent, but it belongs rather to toilet category and is completely unfunny. There is no plot sort to speak of. Acting is amateurish and so so annoying...and it's just awful film. I can't believe Jerry O'Connell agreed to take part in this crime against cinema.
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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #16152 on: 15 September, 2021, 06:49:12 PM »
The Full Monty
...I get more emoting from the grouting in my bathroom...

You may have a mold problem. The only thing I really remember about The Full Monty is that it taught me that woman can pee standing up. At least, I think that's a scene in that movie.

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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #16153 on: 19 September, 2021, 04:52:55 PM »
Brassed Off

"...I thought it mattered. I thought that music mattered. But does it bollocks! Not compared to how people matter."

I still like this film.  It's pretty grim and it's happy ending isn't all that happy, really.  A lot better than The Full Monty.  It is very well paced.  It has a nice balance of levity.  It aims for the gut with its punches.  I'm glad it's everything I remember, but there is clearly a reason I haven't watched it in a long time.  I don't often like to be reminded of how shit life is.

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« Reply #16154 on: 19 September, 2021, 05:45:53 PM »
The Truman Show - probably the best Jim Carrey movie (although there is some contention from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), and an ever-relevant critique of religion, reality television, social media and capitalism.
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