General Discussion: Last film you saw?


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joeyjojo
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4715 posts since 24/8/06

29 Jun 2022 09:42
Was genuinely no reason for me to even write that message but yeah least you all know
Dreep
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1907 posts since 29/7/08

posted 29 Jun 2022 17:12, edited 29 Jun 2022 17:12
Crimes of the Future - Probably my least favourite David Cronenberg film. Maybe cos I can't concentrate cos pain but just did not get this and found it boring, nothing happened.
illmurray
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589 posts since 18/4/12

29 Jun 2022 20:47
Been actually watching some films finally.

Really didn't want to be this person but I thought Everything Everywhere was very poor. Was on board for the first 45 minutes and it had some great ideas, but the finale tone started halfway through the film. This effectively meant that the ending was about half of the films length: an hour of climactic music with characters having heartfelt moments and epiphanies, a perpetual big, dramatic four-chord sweeping soundtrack. For a film with good moments, thoughtful themes and interesting ideas, it had some of the worst pacing I've experienced in a film. I hate being contrary, and also don't often dislike films generally, but this was a miss for me.

All My Friends Hate Me was good fun. Nothing revelatory, didn't need to be. It didn't try to be too clever but approached British paranoia comedy with quite a fresh angle. Worth a watch.

Finally saw Licorice Pizza which I thought was excellent. The first review on Letterboxd manages to hit the nail on the head, my thoughts exactly.

Heat is a brilliant reminder that films can be long and class, it's just a shame that certain blockbusters feel the need to be three hours for the sake of it.

Something Wild is the film that got Ray Liotta his role in Goodfellas and you can see why. Directed by Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs) it's a great genre defying film, and a perfect example of a film to go in blind - don't read a synopsis and enjoy the ride.
TROYBOY
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1135 posts since 28/2/12

29 Jun 2022 21:34
illmurray wrote: Been actually watching some films finally.

Really didn't want to be this person but I thought Everything Everywhere was very poor. Was on board for the first 45 minutes and it had some great ideas, but the finale tone started halfway through the film. This effectively meant that the ending was about half of the films length: an hour of climactic music with characters having heartfelt moments and epiphanies, a perpetual big, dramatic four-chord sweeping soundtrack. For a film with good moments, thoughtful themes and interesting ideas, it had some of the worst pacing I've experienced in a film. I hate being contrary, and also don't often dislike films generally, but this was a miss for me.

All My Friends Hate Me was good fun. Nothing revelatory, didn't need to be. It didn't try to be too clever but approached British paranoia comedy with quite a fresh angle. Worth a watch.

Finally saw Licorice Pizza which I thought was excellent. The first review on Letterboxd manages to hit the nail on the head, my thoughts exactly.

Heat is a brilliant reminder that films can be long and class, it's just a shame that certain blockbusters feel the need to be three hours for the sake of it.

Something Wild is the film that got Ray Liotta his role in Goodfellas and you can see why. Directed by Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs) it's a great genre defying film, and a perfect example of a film to go in blind - don't read a synopsis and enjoy the ride.

agree on Everything Everywhere, had nowhere to go half way through and felt like it was two hours long already, couldnt get to the end. first half hour was decent though
rotring
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90 posts since 13/9/11

29 Jun 2022 21:52
Where are you watching Crimes of the Future? Have I missed the cinema release?
Dreep
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1907 posts since 29/7/08

posted 30 Jun 2022 13:04, edited 30 Jun 2022 13:04

rotring wrote: Where are you watching Crimes of the Future? Have I missed the cinema release?

rarbg.to/torrent/uwa3zto
Kingmob07
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9209 posts since 11/5/07

6 Jul 2022 19:23
Caught up on 3 films I should have seen ages ago:

Dune - wasn't sure about where they finished for the sequel, but loved it. Great atmosphere, soundtrack and visuals.
Last Night in Soho - was looking forward to this after I read references to Don't Look Now. Thought it was garbage. The phantoms were like something out of Doctor Who.
Matrix Resurrections - just about finished it. Might actually be worse than the original sequels.
YLAup
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5934 posts since 5/9/11

6 Jul 2022 20:00
The Reader - Excellent, can't believe it's taken me 14 years to get around to watch it. very sad.

Anthropoid - Another good one, enjoyed how it was shot and the built up tension.



smith
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11789 posts since 5/5/04

7 Jul 2022 09:33
Top Gun: Maverick. Loved it.

So much so I saw it in 3 different formats. 2D, IMAX and 4DX.

They all offered something different to the experience and glad I saw it on the big screen as it's made for it.
MoB
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37387 posts since 31/8/04

7 Jul 2022 20:41
MoB wrote:
Dreep wrote: Men. Never liked and simultaneously been so weirdly out by a specific scene and then generally mind fucked by a film.

If someone asked me to explain this film to them I'd probably just stare blankly and say vaginas or something.

Easily my favorite film of the year so far(though not seen Elvis yet)

Still not seen elvis but Brian and Charles has now overtaken MEN as my fav of the year so far.
DELFOR
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406 posts since 10/2/09

7 Jul 2022 20:49
TROYBOY wrote:
illmurray wrote: Been actually watching some films finally.

Really didn't want to be this person but I thought Everything Everywhere was very poor. Was on board for the first 45 minutes and it had some great ideas, but the finale tone started halfway through the film. This effectively meant that the ending was about half of the films length: an hour of climactic music with characters having heartfelt moments and epiphanies, a perpetual big, dramatic four-chord sweeping soundtrack. For a film with good moments, thoughtful themes and interesting ideas, it had some of the worst pacing I've experienced in a film. I hate being contrary, and also don't often dislike films generally, but this was a miss for me.

All My Friends Hate Me was good fun. Nothing revelatory, didn't need to be. It didn't try to be too clever but approached British paranoia comedy with quite a fresh angle. Worth a watch.

Finally saw Licorice Pizza which I thought was excellent. The first review on Letterboxd manages to hit the nail on the head, my thoughts exactly.

Heat is a brilliant reminder that films can be long and class, it's just a shame that certain blockbusters feel the need to be three hours for the sake of it.

Something Wild is the film that got Ray Liotta his role in Goodfellas and you can see why. Directed by Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs) it's a great genre defying film, and a perfect example of a film to go in blind - don't read a synopsis and enjoy the ride.

agree on Everything Everywhere, had nowhere to go half way through and felt like it was two hours long already, couldnt get to the end. first half hour was decent though

Absolutely on point with Something Wild. Ray liotta’s masterpiece. Such a quiet classic.
Appleseed
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181 posts since 2/4/17

posted 8 Jul 2022 10:03, edited 8 Jul 2022 10:03
Mav kicks so much ass. It's everyting a Top Gun fanboy could think of to cram into the ultimate Top Gun film. I love that. The social scenes and actors/supporting characters still kinda suck compared to the original. Minimal CGI is so great but it still it creeps in in like the bombed out airstrip. Cruise is ridiculous, like his character is sposed to be about 52 (he was 58 while filming) but no gray hairs? He's either a genetic freak or dies his hair, which would be the kind of try hard shit that Mav would never do, as the kind of freewheeling, America loving rebel that he is.

First time I've paid to see a new release in 15 years. Still I did the cheap ass Tuesday for $10. Woulda paid 15 and still been happy.

Pretty packed cinema for 2pm on a Tuesday also. All kinds, the teengirls, the sad middle aged men like me, the older ladies, everyone. It's been a while since there was a universally appealing movie. I miss when "everyone" saw something and could talk about it.

A film from another era..

Now they just need the next Top Gun or Tom Cruise, but doubt they can do it…todays generation are different. weaker, dumber and lamer.
smith
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11789 posts since 5/5/04

8 Jul 2022 11:51
After the IMAX showing the cinema goers clapped. I joined in. Stick me in the nan kid thread for clapping. I don't care.
Dreep
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1907 posts since 29/7/08

8 Jul 2022 12:12
Appleseed wrote: Cruise is ridiculous, like his character is sposed to be about 52 (he was 58 while filming) but no gray hairs? He's either a genetic freak or dies his hair, which would be the kind of try hard shit that Mav would never do, as the kind of freewheeling, America loving rebel that he is.

Laughing out loud