General Discussion: Last film you saw?


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gonzoking
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769 posts since 13/3/11

18 Aug 2019 17:18
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood . A lot of things going on in the culture at the moment but firstly the most important thing to say is this is a great movie, pure cinema, cineastes understand great movies are all about mood and tone and this film has it in spades, this is a "hang" movie so if you don't enjoy hanging out with the characters it's not for you. As Brett Easton Ellis says cinema is dead, the big corporations sealed the coffin several years ago which culminated in Fox and Disneys merger and the MCU culminating in the horrendous Avengers movies.
Listened to a lot of lefties on podcasts banging on about the "problematic" ending of Quentins new film, pick up your panties snowflakes the ending was glorious and Bruce Lee was handed his ass to him by a huge hollywood stuntman in IRL
smith
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10752 posts since 5/5/04

18 Aug 2019 17:30
^^^ you said it better than me.

I've been disillusioned with cinema for a long time due to all that Avengers shit and remakes being churned out by the big corporations. What I like about Tarantino is that his only influence is himself and he makes great character-driven movies. I thought the Hateful Eight was brilliant and enjoyed the dialogue. If that makes me a 'pretentious cunt', then so be it. Enjoyed this new one even more and loved the slower pace for the first two hours.
Mr.X.
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2822 posts since 23/6/13

18 Aug 2019 18:08
I didn’t believe or like the characters.
Music wasn’t great for him
Bruce Lee part was cringe
Margot Robbie pointless.
It all felt a bit fake and bad acting.
Too many cuts.
Really liked Leo in WOWS. Horrible in this.
Not much entertainment at all.

Tarantino in retrograde is bad. Preferred him in the present not throwback stuff.
Mr.X.
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2822 posts since 23/6/13

18 Aug 2019 18:27
Hang movie hah

I was hanging by the end of it.
billybrown
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3114 posts since 30/9/07

18 Aug 2019 19:51
Bill & Mr X spot on. Don’t have to be a cinephile to get the references, so basic, Nothing happened in the film, the hang out bits with Leo and brad were so bland. Brad Pitt was the best thing about the film but you never really found out much about him, there was no real story with him in it. Charlie Manson wasn’t even featured, that could have been interesting. Something more substantial with Leo in Italy would have been good to watch. Even the locations were really boring, best bit was probably Leo’s house.

Liked the cars in the film. Looked
-DiscoTits-
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689 posts since 26/11/07

18 Aug 2019 20:27
If you call someone a snowflake you are a massive wanker.
MLI
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4348 posts since 6/10/09

18 Aug 2019 20:47
If you're a snowflake you're a fucking pussy
Mr.X.
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2822 posts since 23/6/13

18 Aug 2019 21:45
Also the posters who wrote closest QT film is Jackie Brown and in their top 3 is confusing me.

Dogs,Pulp and Jackie Brown have endless memorable moments. I think I could wake up tomorrow and forget most of Once Upon A time In Hollywood. I went into it thinking it was about the ‘Manson Family’ murders… Sharon Tate doesn’t even die.
bill
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4905 posts since 5/8/09

19 Aug 2019 00:32
smith wrote: I thought the Hateful Eight was brilliant and enjoyed the dialogue. If that makes me a 'pretentious cunt', then so be it.

No mate, that doesn't make you a pretentious cunt. What makes you that is your response to other people's opnion's because they don't like this movie as much as you think you do.
smith
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10752 posts since 5/5/04

19 Aug 2019 09:01
I was mereley pointing out what cinema has become in order to keep millenials attention span and for them to find a film 'not boring'. There are so many bad movies now. This latest Tarantino movie is a breathe of fresh air in a world of increasing homogeneity between films.

'Once upon a time…' was anything but 'boring' for me and I make no apology for enjoying all 2 hours and 43 minutes of QTs latest masterpiece.

I do however apologise for offending you with the Jason Statham remark as it wasn't directly aimed at you but a cheap dig at what Hollywood has become and how senseless violence movies nowadays are churned out to keep the punters returning.

I rarely go cinema to see a film twice (in fact I can't remember the last time) but I'm already looking forward to seeing this movie again later.
Superprecise
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2056 posts since 16/7/11

19 Aug 2019 10:43
This forum is a cesspit
Mr.X.
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2822 posts since 23/6/13

posted 19 Aug 2019 10:56, edited 19 Aug 2019 10:56
So is your useless comment!

Joker trailer was decent. Really liked Joaquin Phoenix in You Were Never Really There and Inherent Vice (a film I didn't initially like but was better on 2nd viewing).
JustinCredible
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2453 posts since 11/6/08

19 Aug 2019 11:55
Looking forward to Joker, Phoenix is ace
DuffMan
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14254 posts since 21/2/07

19 Aug 2019 18:21
gonzoking wrote: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood . A lot of things going on in the culture at the moment but firstly the most important thing to say is this is a great movie, pure cinema, cineastes understand great movies are all about mood and tone and this film has it in spades, this is a "hang" movie so if you don't enjoy hanging out with the characters it's not for you. As Brett Easton Ellis says cinema is dead, the big corporations sealed the coffin several years ago which culminated in Fox and Disneys merger and the MCU culminating in the horrendous Avengers movies.
Listened to a lot of lefties on podcasts banging on about the "problematic" ending of Quentins new film, pick up your panties snowflakes the ending was glorious and Bruce Lee was handed his ass to him by a huge hollywood stuntman in IRL

This is ban worthy on so many levels. Cineastes Laughing out loud

bill
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4905 posts since 5/8/09

19 Aug 2019 19:51
Will be interesting to see where this ranks on the Cineaste all time top 100. I'm putting it somewhere between 'Beau Travail (2000)' and 'Red Psalm (1972)'.
smith
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10752 posts since 5/5/04

26 Aug 2019 10:06
ballso wrote: hacksaw ridge - so, so good. defo recommended viewing. all around fantastic.

It's on channel 5 catch up for a month now.Shocked
Burt
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5430 posts since 3/1/10

28 Aug 2019 17:20
JustinCredible wrote: Looking forward to Joker, Phoenix is ace
^^^yep

smith
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10752 posts since 5/5/04

29 Aug 2019 14:23
^^ Film of the Year. Calling it early.
padawan
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4024 posts since 27/6/03

29 Aug 2019 14:55
first trailer looked great - this one not so much.
Rez
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7935 posts since 5/4/09

29 Aug 2019 15:11
It looks…a bit rubbish? Do we really need King of Comedy x Taxi Driver x comicbook guff?