General Discussion: Last film you saw?


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toin
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2134 posts since 1/4/13

posted 22 Mar 2022 10:00, edited 22 Mar 2022 10:00
Found the batman to be quite disappointing too, especially after the entertaining first half.
The scene where he is in the hospital with Alfred really made me laugh, terrible acting.

Second half doesn't make any sense whatsoever. Batman is suddenly virtually indestructable, the presidential candidate takes a sniper bullet to the chest but shrugs it off, some nonsense about the renewal program, a whole metropolis hiding in a stadium, etc etc. It's fantasy for sure but they really stretch your suspension of disbelief with this one.
smith
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11740 posts since 5/5/04

22 Mar 2022 10:03
The film duration alone puts me off going cinema to see it. Batman movies been done to death already too.
padawan
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4532 posts since 27/6/03

posted 22 Mar 2022 10:59, edited 22 Mar 2022 10:59
Whiplash - JKSimmons is imense !
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOdOeb8hRAo
misled
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4481 posts since 3/1/02

posted 22 Mar 2022 11:25, edited 22 Mar 2022 11:25
padawan wrote: Whiplash - JKSimmons is imense !
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOdOeb8hRAo

what a film. A shame Miles Teller didn't really take off from it.

Riders of Justice. Loved this. Mads Mikkelsen is an army veteran who wants to get justice on a gang he believes killed his wife. He's joined by a group of misfits and itt goes in directions you wouldn't expect. Really sad and funny with a fair bit of violence too.

Malignant. Possibly the worst film I have ever seen. God knows how this got half decent reviews. Terrible acting. Not scary. Obvious twist. Awful
Rez
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8947 posts since 5/4/09

22 Mar 2022 11:55
Miles Teller was pretty great in Too Old to Die Young, but that show was a very acquired taste, not sure if I even enjoyed all of it.
swiftus
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1836 posts since 1/7/09

22 Mar 2022 12:32
padawan wrote: Whiplash - JKSimmons is imense !
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOdOeb8hRAo

One of the greatest endings to a film
kid unknown
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5515 posts since 8/12/01

22 Mar 2022 12:35
Whiplash is brilliant Cool
TCB
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5033 posts since 5/7/11

22 Mar 2022 14:16
toin wrote: Found the batman to be quite disappointing too, especially after the entertaining first half.
The scene where he is in the hospital with Alfred really made me laugh, terrible acting.

Second half doesn't make any sense whatsoever. Batman is suddenly virtually indestructable, the presidential candidate takes a sniper bullet to the chest but shrugs it off, some nonsense about the renewal program, a whole metropolis hiding in a stadium, etc etc. It's fantasy for sure but they really stretch your suspension of disbelief with this one.

I dunno I tend to switch my brain off at the door for these types of things but I really enjoyed it. It looked incredible, was gritty enough in places. Paul Dano was brilliant. Did feel a bit long at 3 hrs for sure but overall better than the vast majority of the genre's output.
illmurray
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588 posts since 18/4/12

22 Mar 2022 20:27
I enjoyed the new Batman. I've barely seen any superhero films in the last however long so I'm not very precious about this kind of thing - my main criteria is entertainment and I got that, it was a laugh. Enjoyed the noir style, thought the emo Pattinson vibe suits the tone of the franchise. The last third was daft as hell, but I'm not sure how much I minded, it didn't drag for me.

Really worth getting down to see Boiling Point. I haven't seen anyone mention it here but it's a 90 minute flick set in a Dalston restaurant, all in one continuous shot and starring the inimitable Stephen Graham. I think it's still about in some London cinemas because of the local connection, get on it.

Apart from that I've basically watched the first three Jackass films and, on the subject of superhero films, the original Sam Raimi Spiderman, which has aged majestically. The colours of it just pop, and Willem Dafoe is unreal as per.
Burt
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6293 posts since 3/1/10

24 Mar 2022 19:43
Thought 'The Lost Daughter' was class.
Olivia Colman is brilliant in it.
illmurray
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588 posts since 18/4/12

24 Mar 2022 21:18
Burt wrote: Thought 'The Lost Daughter' was class.
Olivia Colman is brilliant in it.

Yeah belting film for sure, creates a real feeling of queasiness and unease without ever really showing you anything particularly grim.
gaffer
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604 posts since 13/4/05

24 Mar 2022 22:08
padawan wrote: Whiplash - JKSimmons is imense !
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOdOeb8hRAo

Whiplash is class.

Finally finished all the MCUs (no nankid). Some great romps in there. Hulk the worst by a long way
inversesquare
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6774 posts since 7/6/08

24 Mar 2022 22:54
Rez wrote: Miles Teller was pretty great in Too Old to Die Young, but that show was a very acquired taste, not sure if I even enjoyed all of it.

Totally agree with this, mostly enjoyed it…
swiftus
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1836 posts since 1/7/09

26 Mar 2022 22:48
Boiling Point - loved it. Filmed in one shot, one of my favourites films of this year already
EssexBoyII
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7361 posts since 5/6/07

27 Mar 2022 00:33
Yep chiming in on this as well. Boiling Point blew me away. So so good
ODB
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3625 posts since 21/6/06

27 Mar 2022 06:09
Boiling point impressive but some of the characters annoying af.
LFC
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5979 posts since 14/6/11

27 Mar 2022 06:43
Think that’s the point mate to show the cuntery they have to put up with and also work with. Stephen Graham is an absolute DON Cool
YLAup
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5906 posts since 5/9/11

27 Mar 2022 07:31
Boiling point great, but not as impressive one shot as Victoria. More realistic culinary film than say Chef, however.
ODB
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3625 posts since 21/6/06

27 Mar 2022 10:08
Victoria was top notch
swiftus
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1836 posts since 1/7/09

27 Mar 2022 11:01
Two very different feelings when watching both films.

Boiling Point felt claustrophobic and uneasy.