General Discussion: Last film you saw?


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caol87
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2398 posts since 28/6/14

23 Dec 2021 17:22
snaye wrote: Did rate the new Mahershala Ali film 'Swan Song' on Apple TV. Stylish, well acted, good soundtrack. Recommend.

Yeah, saw this, pretty decent
Dreep
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1910 posts since 29/7/08

23 Dec 2021 22:15
Think the new matrix was alright in just how meta it was, like they even say it in Warner Bro's wanted a remake/reboot, it was going to happen regardless.

However from the film the pretty much redefined action films since the 00's, the action was fucking terrible, especially when we now have films like The Raid, as Neo was basically reduced to being a mandatory force shield.

20 years improvement in technology, hundreds of millions in budget for a poor (visual) imitation, especially when the old film is shown so much in the background and various flashbacks.

Hope the next one fixes the problems this one has, but I don't have high hopes.


Also yeah Swan Song was good, as was Mother/Android.
Dreep
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1910 posts since 29/7/08

24 Dec 2021 10:54
Don't Look Up is now out.
toin
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2139 posts since 1/4/13

24 Dec 2021 11:18
Can't believe how bad the new matrix was. Casting was laughable, action scenes worse than the matrix 2 and the story extremely convoluted yet paper thin at the same time.
Dreep
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1910 posts since 29/7/08

24 Dec 2021 11:22
toin wrote: Can't believe how bad the new matrix was. Casting was laughable, action scenes worse than the matrix 2 and the story extremely convoluted yet paper thin at the same time.

2 actually had decent action scenes, especially the highway. It's 3 that was horrific with the Superman cgi fest.
LFC
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6055 posts since 14/6/11

24 Dec 2021 11:27
-DiscoTits- wrote: Some folk really seem to rate Keanu (he comes across as a great guy) but I think he can’t act for shit.

I thought that was why people loved him, cos he’s actually shit? But gives it a good go and he’s a top fella it seems in real life.
toin
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2139 posts since 1/4/13

24 Dec 2021 11:33
Dreep wrote:
toin wrote: Can't believe how bad the new matrix was. Casting was laughable, action scenes worse than the matrix 2 and the story extremely convoluted yet paper thin at the same time.

2 actually had decent action scenes, especially the highway. It's 3 that was horrific with the Superman cgi fest.

Yeah, you're right. Wasn't a dig at matrix 2, more that I expected a sequel to at least be on par with a movie from 2003.
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1001 posts since 26/11/07

24 Dec 2021 15:20
Don’t Look Up. Really enjoyed this. Got to take it with a pinch of salt but of course that’s what McKay was going for. Some great acting and the film flows really well. Also it’s definitely how the world would react to a similar event. It’s not even that far a stretch of the old noggin to believe the actions in the movie.
illmurray
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589 posts since 18/4/12

4 Jan 2022 16:36
Been properly slumming it for the last six months, but a few recent watches:

Petite Maman - new from Céline Sciamma (Portrait of a Lady on Fire). Up to her usual top-tier standard. Has that Studio Ghibli magical feeling about it, and clocks in at a lean 72 mins.

When Harry Met Sally - I loved it the first two times I'd seen it but another rewatch has made me realise it's one of my favourite films of all time. The film all romcoms should aspire to be.

So I Married An Axe Murderer - early 90's Mike Myers, really entertaining stuff. Shame he doesn't do much at the moment, I'm still holding out for an Austin Powers reboot.
TCB
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5088 posts since 5/7/11

4 Jan 2022 17:16
Some recent highlights

Also watched Portrait of a Lady on Fire recently. Agreed, excellent stuff.
20th Century Women
Sus (It's on iPlayer)
Don't Look Up (underrated imo)
The Kid (Charlie Chaplin's directorial debut from 1921)
Uncle Buck (One of John Candy's best)
State of Grace (early 90's gangster flick with Sean Penn and Gary Oldman Cool )
jplxx
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2256 posts since 3/11/09

4 Jan 2022 17:25
Titane at the cinema today fuck so so good.
Lastnight licorice pizza at the cinema. So so shite.
Rez
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9005 posts since 5/4/09

4 Jan 2022 17:38
Been catching up on 2021 films this last week.

Annette, shivah baby and beyond the infinite two minutes were definitely highlights, excited to see titane soon
EssexBoyII
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7401 posts since 5/6/07

4 Jan 2022 18:00
Censor. Pants
Rez
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9005 posts since 5/4/09

4 Jan 2022 18:23
Agreed don't know why it was on so many best of lists. Reminded me of berbarian sound studio, which I didn't even like that much!
Rez
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9005 posts since 5/4/09

4 Jan 2022 18:25
Casting all those comedic actors was pretty distracting too, felt fresher when Ben Wheatley was doing it years ago
sydneyking
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5238 posts since 26/9/09

4 Jan 2022 19:10
-DiscoTits- wrote: Don’t Look Up. Really enjoyed this. Got to take it with a pinch of salt but of course that’s what McKay was going for. Some great acting and the film flows really well. Also it’s definitely how the world would react to a similar event. It’s not even that far a stretch of the old noggin to believe the actions in the movie.

Thought it was ok. It’s preaching to the choir somewhat though. It’s certainly not a stretch to believe as it’s exactly what is currently happening
illmurray
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589 posts since 18/4/12

posted 4 Jan 2022 22:18, edited 4 Jan 2022 22:18
Yeah was a big fan of Titane when I watched a few months back.

Just watched Red Rocket - lots of fun. A bit like a cross between Uncut Gems and an old GTA cutscene. First film I've seen by Sean Baker who also did The Florida Project.
YLAup
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5934 posts since 5/9/11

5 Jan 2022 01:41
Rez wrote: Agreed don't know why it was on so many best of lists. Reminded me of berbarian sound studio, which I didn't even like that much!

Berbarian Sound Studio right up my street, thought it was great
swede
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10532 posts since 21/3/09

5 Jan 2022 08:36
thought don't look up was extremely average/straight to dvd spec. i did like jonah hill's part though
snaye
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11117 posts since 24/10/02

5 Jan 2022 10:14
Agree with Swede 'Don't Look Up' deffo straight to stream spec.

Jonah the best bit.

Watched 'The Lost Daughter' as a fair bit of Oscar buzz going around. Was a slightly awkward/uncomfortable watch. I assume thats what Maggie Gyllenhall was going for. Good performances but not a 'great' film. Somewhere in the middle for me.