General Discussion: Last film you saw?


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EssexBoyII
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7152 posts since 5/6/07

3 Jan 2015 09:51
Paco, you are talking shite. Dicaprio in wows is a perfect performance. That role demanded a cartoonish, slapstick element to it and he delivered it in just the right degree.

Also hardy is brilliant. You are right that the take is some of his best work but what a bit of acting. Truly unsettling maniac behaviour. His only criticism could be his lack of range but that doesn't stop people loving ray winstone. I also thought he was great in Batman. Even with the voice handicap

Fassbender is the best British actor in the game though
EssexBoyII
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7152 posts since 5/6/07

3 Jan 2015 09:57
Mike Hunt wrote: Fiddy shades film, go with the bitch or make her go with her mate/s?

I think the contrived striking the perfect balance between 'ooh how taboo' but in the context of a warm cuddly love story will make me want to deconstruct it in my birds ear. She'd have a better time watching it with someone else and hopefully she'll come home randy rather than wound up
DickieGreenleaf
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3124 posts since 13/1/09

posted 3 Jan 2015 10:05, edited 3 Jan 2015 10:05
Enjoyed walk amongst the tombstones, bit slower role for neeson, nicely shot
Bennelli
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3461 posts since 25/5/11

posted 3 Jan 2015 12:00, edited 3 Jan 2015 12:00
Dicaprio has come along way since the Basketball Diaries, which I was forced to watch over & over again by an ex. Can't stand that film now!

He is though, one of the few actors of our generation that will last the test of time.
Fassbender, Bale, Mortensen, Mikkelsen, McConaughey & Waltz are a few others and I will watch a Hollywood film because they are in it.

Not sold on Hardy, think he needs a really intense role with a director that'll push him as he matures as an actor.
Even then imo it'll be make or break for him. He's good as a supporting actor now, just doesn't have that screen presence (yet).





Mike Hunt
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1671 posts since 6/6/03

3 Jan 2015 12:12
Reaching 'woman in black' tomorrow. Stoked. Anyone reached?
CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

posted 3 Jan 2015 12:25, edited 3 Jan 2015 12:25
Jimm>Paco all day long.
bawseshadz
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1424 posts since 21/9/11

3 Jan 2015 18:35
Gone Girl - when she went through transformation, proper pissed me off. Ben Affleks face pissed me off quite a bit. 6/10.
bill
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4930 posts since 5/8/09

3 Jan 2015 23:01
Gone Girl was great I thought. Couldn't make it through Guardians of the Galaxy, just didn't get it. Dumb and Dumber To was sad to watch.
DickieGreenleaf
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3124 posts since 13/1/09

3 Jan 2015 23:04
The Drip, fucking awful
Paco
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41 posts since 24/9/11

posted 4 Jan 2015 06:53, edited 4 Jan 2015 06:53
EssexBoyII wrote: Paco, you are talking shite. Dicaprio in wows is a perfect performance. That role demanded a cartoonish, slapstick element to it and he delivered it in just the right degree.

Also hardy is brilliant. You are right that the take is some of his best work but what a bit of acting. Truly unsettling maniac behaviour. His only criticism could be his lack of range but that doesn't stop people loving ray winstone. I also thought he was great in Batman. Even with the voice handicap

Fassbender is the best British actor in the game though

He did…but the film was still McConaughey's and Jonah Hill's wasn't it? And that squeely bit he does when he's on the bed and his wife is throwing water in his face makes me cringe my teeth out.

DiCaprio has had his pick of the best material in Hollywood for the past decade and turns in "alright" performances every time. He's probably had the most oscar-bait roles of any actor ever yet doesn't have an oscar…because all he does is "alright" performances. Actually, I take that back, he was superb in Django…but then Tarantino specialises in writing characters down to the bone and brings the best out of every actor he casts but still he was superb.

And Tom Hardy/Ray Winstone is a spot on comparison. Both inexplicably adored, both limited as hell.
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

5 Jan 2015 15:23
Seven Psychopaths.

Thought it had some great performances and real laugh out loud moments, but it dragged a bit in the 2nd half
Sebastian17
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2040 posts since 23/8/10

5 Jan 2015 15:52
Really enjoyed Birdman, haven't ever quite seen a film like it. The way its shot is great, the soundtrack was excellent too.

Best performance I've seen from Ed Norton, however Naomi Watts and Emma stone irritated me a little. Can't really think of many Michael Keaton films I've seen off the top of my head, but thought he was also very good.
Double D
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3552 posts since 8/3/07

5 Jan 2015 16:51
trailofdavid wrote: Seven Psychopaths.

Thought it had some great performances and real laugh out loud moments, but it dragged a bit in the 2nd half
Trying way too hard to Charlie Kaufman I thought.
RickRude
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3890 posts since 13/1/12

5 Jan 2015 17:15
Love Keaton in Jackie Brown
TIMDOT
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876 posts since 6/8/14

5 Jan 2015 17:20
Birdman felt like I was watching theater rather than a film. It was like there on stage performances didn't stop. Maybe this was intentional?
Really good film. Will be seeing it again to try and get the 'bigger picture'. It was funny in places but the audience were crap.
padawan
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4465 posts since 27/6/03

5 Jan 2015 17:23
BOYHOOD - excellent premise, Story proper wank!
ARC
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452 posts since 29/1/09

5 Jan 2015 17:40
Paco wrote: Whatever happened to Ed Norton? I know it was well known he was a complete arse to work but if you look at his IMDB after Fight Club it's 95% garbage. He's made just 28 films in 20 years!

I was thinking that the other day. I really enjoyed 25th Hour though if you haven't seen it.
EssexBoyII
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7152 posts since 5/6/07

5 Jan 2015 19:04
Watched Noah, what a bizarre film. Is it biblically accurate? Also was Noah a veggie? I got the impression it was a sin to eat animals. If that's in the bible why ain't all bible bashers stone cold veggies? 5/10
gonzoking
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831 posts since 13/3/11

6 Jan 2015 18:44
Savages . The premise of the two guys both sleeping with Blake Lively and not having any jealousy issues is so unbelievable that it nearly takes you out of the whole film, however it does become pure entertainment only ruined by Stones stupid I'm having my cake and eating it two alternative endings, Benicio Del Toro is class as always.
Kingmob07
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9145 posts since 11/5/07

6 Jan 2015 18:51
Noah - Dialogue was a little on the nose, but great editing and interesting spectacle.
Her - Amazing, loved it. Beautifully shot.