General Discussion: Last film you saw?


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rural
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17817 posts since 26/9/06

7 Aug 2021 21:28
Space Nan
kid unknown
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5475 posts since 8/12/01

8 Aug 2021 17:22
Psychobitch - enjoyed it.
RickRude
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3927 posts since 13/1/12

8 Aug 2021 22:15
Page Eight - really good dialogue, Nighy is smooth
jplxx
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1884 posts since 3/11/09

8 Aug 2021 22:23
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1_gCDYMGnng Black bear on MUBI. So good.
Kingmob07
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9160 posts since 11/5/07

posted 11 Aug 2021 20:27, edited 11 Aug 2021 20:27
Got round to watching In The Earth and Saint Maud. Thought ITE was very good until the last third where it explained too much. Surprised at the horror masterpiece tags for SM. Well-shot and acted, but wasn't scary or even that unsettling.
TCB
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4834 posts since 5/7/11

13 Aug 2021 13:42
Few recent watches:

The Exorcist. Saw it for the first time and it didn't disappoint. You can see why it scared the shit out of audiences when it first came out. Now the effects seem a little hokey but it still feels really sinister.

The Exorcist III. Weird but very watchable sequel from 1990 directed by the author The Excorcist. Unfortunately, Hollywood execs messed with his vision so some scenes feel out of place. Still a great watch though.

Stillwater. Essentially the story of Amanda Knoxx with Matt Damon playing her redneck father trying to free her. I liked it.

Pig. I Get why a lot of people didn't like it but I did. Nice, weird little indie with Nic cage doing what he does best. ​

I Am Sam. Hilariously bad film that would never get made today.
TCB
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4834 posts since 5/7/11

18 Aug 2021 08:51
Minamata - Depp's best work in years.
Sunshine (2007) - up there with the best sci-fi films ever made imho
The Maltese Falcon (1941) - A film noir classic. Really enjoyed it
LFC
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5714 posts since 14/6/11

18 Aug 2021 12:30
Beckett.

Was ok. Bit daft some of the things that he did but think that was in context of the style it was filmed like old school thriller with the music and camera cuts and that.
smith
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11464 posts since 5/5/04

28 Sep 2021 20:16
The Many Saints of Newark

As a huge Sopranos fan it hit a lot of right notes but it was by no means perfect. By this I mean there was maybe too much separation from the TV series main characters. Having said that I enjoyed the story, the casting and the 2 hours flew by.

If anyone hasn't seen the Sopranos I'd recommend watching this movie first as it is a great introduction to the greatest TV Show ever created.
illmurray
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575 posts since 18/4/12

28 Sep 2021 23:24
smith wrote: The Many Saints of Newark

As a huge Sopranos fan it hit a lot of right notes but it was by no means perfect. By this I mean there was maybe too much separation from the TV series main characters. Having said that I enjoyed the story, the casting and the 2 hours flew by.

If anyone hasn't seen the Sopranos I'd recommend watching this movie first as it is a great introduction to the greatest TV Show ever created.

Fun film, could've been way worse.

Agree with most of this but couldn't disagree more with the idea of it as an introduction - not least because of pretty hefty spoilers in the opening minutes.

Michael Gandolfini's performance is about as perfect/loaded as a performance can get. The film is worth watching for that alone. Uncle Junior is also superb. On the flip side, Silvio is truly awful, and a great example of how tricky it is to play someone that is so heavily characterised.

Ultimately, I wished it could've been longer, and it makes you appreciate how impressive it is that Martin Scorsese can condense so much weight into his films.
smith
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11464 posts since 5/5/04

29 Sep 2021 06:53
I'd argue though that because of such a large array of characters condensed into a 2 hour movie the spoiler right at the start would be easily forgettable. His character has one scene in the movie too. But I get your point Sticking out tongue

Agree about Silvio. Almost cartoonish.
TCB
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4834 posts since 5/7/11

30 Sep 2021 09:08
Really enjoyed The Many Saints of Newark. Bang on about Silvio although seeing the actor doing his walk towards the end got me Laughing out loud Young Tony was great as well as the guy that played Paulie although he was a little underused.

Definitely see the show first imo as half of the enjoyment comes from knowing how fucked up the characters are in their later years.
swiftus
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1576 posts since 1/7/09

2 Oct 2021 22:31
Finally got round to seeing Pig. Really enjoyed it, although some parts of the storyline seemed a bit contrived. Nic Cage needs to make a proper comeback
discobobulated
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1086 posts since 21/4/10

3 Oct 2021 07:56
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cM8oh7rjss

Cage on Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. Movie in which he plays himself recreating his past characters. Could be dogshit but could also be genius.
RickRude
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3927 posts since 13/1/12

3 Oct 2021 18:37
New James Bond - not sure if it’s shit or quite good, baddy was poor
Razorlight123
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5019 posts since 13/1/10

posted 3 Oct 2021 18:51, edited 3 Oct 2021 18:51
I've not watched the latest Bond, but the only decent villain from Daniel Craig's era - was in Casino Royale; So I don't hold too high hopes.

I was disappointed that they didn't fully make use of Christoph Waltz in Spectre.
jogon321
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710 posts since 13/4/12

3 Oct 2021 19:17
Free Guy - Thought this was pretty decent for the type of film it is and exceeded expectations 8/10
MoB
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37224 posts since 31/8/04

5 Oct 2021 08:16
RickRude wrote: New James Bond - not sure if it’s shit or quite good, baddy was poor
Ha literally how I feel. So many pointless characters & set pieces but the ending was good..
padawan
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4493 posts since 27/6/03

9 Oct 2021 19:29
Enjoyed Bond… great end for DC.
Could see fleabags influence. Baddie WAS a bit shite.
Lea and Ana were bangin.
joeyjojo
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4656 posts since 24/8/06

9 Oct 2021 19:30
Razorlight123 wrote: I've not watched the latest Bond, but the only decent villain from Daniel Craig's era - was in Casino Royale; So I don't hold too high hopes.

I was disappointed that they didn't fully make use of Christoph Waltz in Spectre.

What!!!!! Thingy in Skyfall was the best ever!!

Has Bond or Dune dropped yet does anyone know?