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« Reply #15525 on: 02 April, 2021, 05:21:06 PM »
You guys are paying the £15 or whatever it is to see these things? How does that sit in your households?

I simply can't persuade Mrs. Wedgeski that £15 is a rental fee worth paying, even for the new newness.

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« Reply #15526 on: 02 April, 2021, 05:34:26 PM »
You guys are paying the £15 or whatever it is to see these things? How does that sit in your households?

I simply can't persuade Mrs. Wedgeski that £15 is a rental fee worth paying, even for the new newness.

We discussed in it relation to going to the cinema and its miles cheaper BUT its just not same experience. Luckily the kids can never decide on one film anyway so we've not done it yet, but if the right film comes along we have agreed to make a treat of it.

Just depands on how many are going to settle in to watch it. If all four of us are excited we will do it.

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« Reply #15527 on: 02 April, 2021, 05:39:33 PM »
I'm ripping it from Amazon Prime so I can assure you I'm getting my £16 worth.

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« Reply #15528 on: 02 April, 2021, 05:43:31 PM »
We've paid online rental fees before, but it's a special treat. I'm usually in the "I'll wait" mindset. It'll be more or less free in a year or so. I can wait. Any movie that has "Star Wars" or "Star Trek"  somewhere in the title defeats my bargain bafflers.
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« Reply #15529 on: 02 April, 2021, 09:07:12 PM »
DEEP RISING
How the he'll does this only have 28% on Rotten Tomatoes? Sure you can see *every* film they've cribbed from but it has such a sense of fun that it's hard to complain. Famke looks stunning and acts tough, Treat Williams is a one dimensional hoot and the cast is made of second tier action movie stalwarts. Some of the special effects have a twenty year old sheen and matte line to them but fuck me if it doesn't  look like they blew up an ocean liner for the finale.

I came to this having watched a John Travolta and Famke Janssen 70S set PI thriller called EYE FOR AN EYE. Famke now unable to emote and basically more like a SHITE FOR A SHITE.
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« Reply #15530 on: 03 April, 2021, 05:00:59 PM »
The 'Burbs

One of rare Tom Hanks films I've seen, done in his earlier time. Tom Hanks plays a suburban guy on vacation, a regular husband and father, but who is bored of that. It's where he becomes obssessive with spying his newly offbeat neighbors. And that's more or less it. The plot is paper thin, but this is not about the plot. It's about the characters. And it rather serves as a statement on asshole, noisy neighbors, obssesed with what's going on the other side of the lawn. For most of the time, things go predictable route and you'd think you already know how it'll end, with worth seeing Hanks going batshit crazy, while giving a moral lecture on who is real neighbor from hell, comes a rather unpredictable twist that saves the movie from being total cliche. Given that this is Joe Dante's film, one can see his usual cast of characters in minor roles (Robert Picardo, Dick Miller, Henry Gibson). Overall, somewhat funny, but utterly mundane comedy.
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« Reply #15531 on: 03 April, 2021, 10:14:22 PM »
Godzilla (2014 or whatever) was turgid trash.  King of the Monsters was an absolute mess.

Godzilla vs. Kong is absolutely ace.  I've not smiled so much during a film in forever.  Sure, Millie Brown's story was a bit like the casino world story in that Star Wars film that everyone hated.  Total side quest.  And the selectively deaf girl was unnecessary.

But the battles.  Good lord.  The fight on/in the water was spectacular.  The neon Hong Kong one was great too. 

A lot of it doesn't stand up to basic scrutiny in terms of the science and nor should it.  I want my films to be dumb and entertaining when they are your big blockbusters.  But the action was great.

And I'm so happy that the days of shaky cam are gone and we can actually see the action. 

Super happy with that.

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« Reply #15532 on: 04 April, 2021, 05:56:01 AM »
Godzilla vs Kong is one of those movies where you rather put your brain in neutral and just watch the awesome battle scenes. Plot wise little make sense and a lot of the story is based upon lets  just wait and see where the next scene of destruction will be. I still enjoyed this over the top illogical mess for what it is.
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« Reply #15533 on: 04 April, 2021, 09:51:21 PM »
I'm quite late to the TRAIN TO BUSAN party but it's a Korean treat. A superior Zombie movie that favours emotion of headshots and intestinal gore. And is all the bbetter for it. Some genius imagery as the Zombies rush all over each other. And an utterly nerve shredding but uplifting ending.
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« Reply #15534 on: 05 April, 2021, 08:03:02 AM »
I'm quite late to the TRAIN TO BUSAN party but it's a Korean treat. A superior Zombie movie that favours emotion of headshots and intestinal gore. And is all the bbetter for it. Some genius imagery as the Zombies rush all over each other. And an utterly nerve shredding but uplifting ending.

My only issue with it was the crying. Do Korean people just not know how to cry?

Every time it happened it was someone just going 'ahbwooohoooohooooo' in the least convincing way.  It made me want everyone to die.

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« Reply #15535 on: 05 April, 2021, 08:59:56 AM »
I think you mentioned that upthread and was expecting it to be full of ott wailing but actually thought it was judged right for normal people (hedge fund manager, school kids etc) in a terrifyingly extraordinary situation. Stoic ex-military types head-shotting every zombie in sight... we've seen that countless times before.

And it's ok, and healthy, to cry. We don't have to wait for a zombie apocalypse.
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« Reply #15536 on: 05 April, 2021, 02:33:30 PM »
The problem with the American remake of Train To Busan is going to be convincing the audience to believe in the utterly ludicrous central concept of a reliable public transport system.

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« Reply #15537 on: 05 April, 2021, 05:19:24 PM »
You guys are paying the £15 or whatever it is to see these things? How does that sit in your households?

I simply can't persuade Mrs. Wedgeski that £15 is a rental fee worth paying, even for the new newness.

I work 37.5 hours a week and get a wage for it.  I pay a set amount into the joint account every month and that fulfils my main responsibilities towards the mortgage, bills, food etc.  I invest a fair bit for my/our future also.

The rest is no one else's business.  And the same goes for her cash.  If she wants to buy something, be it a small thing or a gaming PC (she's into that), then cool.  I don't need to know unless she needs me to wait in for the delivery.

Likewise if I want to rent a movie, buy a guitar, buy a PS5 whatever... that's up to me.

I had a mate whisper to me when I went around his house 'if she asks, you sold me the Xbox for £50.'

I don't get it.  You work, you pay your taxes, you pay your bills.

As long as you're not spending it on cocaine or blowing it on fruit machines, who cares?

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« Reply #15538 on: 05 April, 2021, 06:24:03 PM »
You guys are paying the £15 or whatever it is to see these things? How does that sit in your households?

I simply can't persuade Mrs. Wedgeski that £15 is a rental fee worth paying, even for the new newness.

I did think about Godzilla vs. Kong but opted for £3.99 to but Train To Busan instead.

The reviews meant I didn't even consider £15 for renting WW84 even though I would probably have splashed out £30 on a cinema trip ( renting WW84 is cheaper already). Justice League I'm not paying money for. That can wait until streaming as I'm only curious about it.

Sure we can afford it, it's just that in general I can't justify a £15 rental to myself on a home screen (48").  But each to their own.

Several years back I took a decision to stop buying games and films as soon as they became available and it saved an absolute fortune. All i had to do was wait six months. Not a chore, especially if it was something already seen at the cinema.

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« Reply #15539 on: 05 April, 2021, 07:05:21 PM »
You guys are paying the £15 or whatever it is to see these things? How does that sit in your households?

I simply can't persuade Mrs. Wedgeski that £15 is a rental fee worth paying, even for the new newness.

I work 37.5 hours a week and get a wage for it.  I pay a set amount into the joint account every month and that fulfils my main responsibilities towards the mortgage, bills, food etc.  I invest a fair bit for my/our future also.

The rest is no one else's business.  And the same goes for her cash.  If she wants to buy something, be it a small thing or a gaming PC (she's into that), then cool.  I don't need to know unless she needs me to wait in for the delivery.

Likewise if I want to rent a movie, buy a guitar, buy a PS5 whatever... that's up to me.

I had a mate whisper to me when I went around his house 'if she asks, you sold me the Xbox for £50.'

I don't get it.  You work, you pay your taxes, you pay your bills.

As long as you're not spending it on cocaine or blowing it on fruit machines, who cares?

I asked the same question on why men spend so much on their comic collection, then I was like "oh wait." I nearly got bankrupt once.