General Discussion: Last film you saw?


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Peregrine
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1004 posts since 17/6/09

22 Dec 2015 02:19
Saw star wars tonight. 7/10 for me - gave me goosebumps and child like awe at times but there were too many plot holes/recycled tropes for my liking and the uber-hunger-games-super-heroine was a bit too much from time to time. Got me wanting to rewatch the originals again though
Superprecise
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2146 posts since 16/7/11

22 Dec 2015 08:35
I wasn't feeling the force at all. It was a safe remake. 7/10 maybe. Another fucking death star, are you shitting me? It felt WAY too much like a reboot and a handing over of the reins to a new, younger cast who together encapsulate the personalities of the original gang, and not enough of a story progression. I see there being two more films at the very least. It'll be an angsty Twilight affair. It all looked very polished but there was nothing much that was new, about The First Order for instance. Everyone is falling over themselves to praise her but I also thought Rey's earnest bright-eyed performance was annoying and unconvincing. Urgh.
Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

posted 22 Dec 2015 23:25, edited 22 Dec 2015 23:25
I've never seen Twighlight or the Hunger Games but I've seen the imagery and yeah that Rey chick looks like the Hunger Games one now you mention it. Everyone's too ugly to be in Twighlight tho? I thought that was deliberate coz the original cast wasn't an oil painting either, except for Han. Yeah you're right feels like a "reboot". I hate that shit.

Saw Joe Dirt 2. Now that is a sequel that surpasses the original! ALL the original cast 14 years later. Some weak scenes but plenty of gold. Walken is genius as always with his adlibs.

Stick it out with the 8, it slowly builds and gets better n better. The aesthetic is worth it alone, 70mm real film with a classic no bullshit feel to every shot.

gawkrodger
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7522 posts since 4/11/08

23 Dec 2015 02:03
Creed - enjoyable. Much better than I was expecting

sicario - Very good. Blunt was excellent
adidaskev
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1001 posts since 30/11/11

23 Dec 2015 23:38
bill wrote: An hour into Hateful Eight. Massive Tarantino fan, almost everything he's done has grabbed my full attention from the first scene but this so far is a massive disappointment.

Consensus in the end, Bill?
caol87
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2120 posts since 28/6/14

posted 23 Dec 2015 23:40, edited 23 Dec 2015 23:40
Hateful Eight is Tarantino's version of Cluedo, wasn't the best, wasn't the worst, some scenes dragged on a bit too long though…
ODB
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3443 posts since 21/6/06

24 Dec 2015 01:23
Enjoyed Hateful Eight, also The Revenant is stunning. Oscars for sure.
bill
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4928 posts since 5/8/09

posted 24 Dec 2015 02:44, edited 24 Dec 2015 02:44
adidaskev wrote:
bill wrote: An hour into Hateful Eight. Massive Tarantino fan, almost everything he's done has grabbed my full attention from the first scene but this so far is a massive disappointment.

Consensus in the end, Bill?

Second half a lot better than the first but overall first impressions were that while it's an excellent peice of filmmaking I thought the characters and the story just weren't that special. Despite the film being 95 percent dialogue there wasn't the same constantly engaging dialogue that's found in nearly all of previous movies.

Maybe i need to each it again. I found my attention easily drifted which never happened with his movies before.
Mr.X.
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2923 posts since 23/6/13

posted 24 Dec 2015 09:26, edited 24 Dec 2015 09:26
I like QT films but Kill Bill was shit (2 was REALLY SHIT! I can't believe I paid money to see them in the cinema, it was a robbery) as was Grindhouse and I wasn't keen on Inglorious. Django was a bit better but because I had seen Inglorious it felt a bit of a Waltz acting extravaganza with brief appearances from Sameul L Jackson. Nevertheless a good film ruined by the directors own cameo.

Rough cut. If you're a fan of Korean gangster films and have seen A Dirty Carnival you'll like this movie within a movie.

Burt
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5893 posts since 3/1/10

26 Dec 2015 13:41
Thought The Martian was superb - one of Damon's best performances. Really felt an affinity with the character and the the film kept you guessing throughout which made for proper tension especially during the final action scenes.
RickRude
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3351 posts since 13/1/12

26 Dec 2015 13:50
The Revenant - Di Caprio is great, Hardy cast wrong and I couldn't understand why they had a cockney in the film (fella from the firm). The bit with the bear is outrageous. Although it did drag a bit. You never felt redemption for Di Caprio. 7/10
jimmoleum
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1304 posts since 15/5/12

26 Dec 2015 15:42
Hateful Eight - the best thing hes done since Jackie Brown, everything in between has been shite or so-so. Walton Goggins was brilliant. Slow burner that keeps the screw turning. Film always looks 100x better than digital. Im a fan of play-like films, but wont be for everyone. Tarantino meets Mamet. 9/10

The Revenant - Decent. Good cast. Would have been better if id never watched Bear Grylls. Leo always watchable. Needed a bit more. 7/10

The Lobster - Thought this was going to be brilliant but got boring towards the half way mark, ran out of steam. 5.5/10
RickRude
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3351 posts since 13/1/12

26 Dec 2015 16:57
Lobster was awful
sofashionmuchamaze
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757 posts since 12/12/13

26 Dec 2015 22:17
RickRude wrote: Lobster was awful

Why would you go see this movie if you don't like the type of humor? It's super clear from the trailer, or even just the plot what sort of movie this is. I haven't seen a critic not like it.
gawkrodger
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7522 posts since 4/11/08

26 Dec 2015 22:30
Completely missed that Terence Davies has done an adaptation of Sunset Song. Need to see this ASAP

RickRude
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3351 posts since 13/1/12

posted 27 Dec 2015 01:18, edited 27 Dec 2015 01:18
sofashionmuchamaze wrote:
RickRude wrote: Lobster was awful

Why would you go see this movie if you don't like the type of humor? It's super clear from the trailer, or even just the plot what sort of movie this is. I haven't seen a critic not like it.

I watched it online FYI , that's like saying why would I watch the Senna documentary but I hate F1 for eg. It got good reviews, I watched it, there were funny parts but it was really really shit. I like satire and dark humour, but this my friend is shit. Plus a critic liking doesn't mean I will like it. You have not even stated if you liked it lol.
b.bravo
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1079 posts since 13/8/08

27 Dec 2015 03:08
award season means a lot of screeners leaked recently…

just watched the revenant. really good, really gory, good revenge flick.
sofashionmuchamaze
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757 posts since 12/12/13

27 Dec 2015 15:41
RickRude wrote:
sofashionmuchamaze wrote:
RickRude wrote: Lobster was awful

Why would you go see this movie if you don't like the type of humor? It's super clear from the trailer, or even just the plot what sort of movie this is. I haven't seen a critic not like it.

I watched it online FYI , that's like saying why would I watch the Senna documentary but I hate F1 for eg. It got good reviews, I watched it, there were funny parts but it was really really shit. I like satire and dark humour, but this my friend is shit. Plus a critic liking doesn't mean I will like it. You have not even stated if you liked it lol.

1. You're comparing a stylistic device with a topic here, that doesn't make any sense. 2. Not 'a critic', but almost any critic. That does say something. 3. I have stated I liked it in a previous post.
RickRude
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3351 posts since 13/1/12

27 Dec 2015 20:02
No it's not, your saying why would I watch something for what it is in essence. Who goes to the cinema or watches a film because of its stylistic device - not many people. They go to watch a film. It does not matter if most critics like it, I don't. What's your beef. Your getting upset because a film that you and other critics liked in my view was shit. Sylistic device, what parody and self awareness mixed with deadpan humour. The Office is good.

San
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10493 posts since 14/11/05

posted 27 Dec 2015 20:15, edited 27 Dec 2015 20:15
Which sites are people using these days?