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Re: Last film watched

Postby rowan » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:11 pm

This was a good watch, but I remain far from convinced 9/11 was an inside job. The main reason for my skepticism is that I just don't believe the US would need to do anything so dramatic and bizarre on its own territory as a pretext to invade a bunch of Middle Eastern nations. A warship or two sunk by the evil enemy is the standard false flag tactic - entirely fictitious on at least one occasion. Surely that would have sufficed. But there is plenty of food for thought here, and some of the observations do stack up, notably the final segment on Flight 93. That certainly doesn't prove the whole shebang was an inside job, however.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8tVxcqJxig
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Re: Last film watched

Postby cashead » Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:58 pm

^ lol, people actually still pay attention to that shit? Have fun in the band, fucko.


Anyway, saw a couple of films recently

1. Smallfoot - it's a kid's movie. I went to it with my 4 year-old niece, and she liked it. It has some positive messages, and there are worse ways to keep your kid occupied for 100 minutes.

2. Halloween - Mum didn't want to go to the movies alone, so I went with her. Actually quite enjoyed it, and definitely a worthy sequel to the original. It's quite cool that John Carpenter was heavily involved and even re-recorded the iconic theme song for it.

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Re: Last film watched

Postby paddy no 11 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:11 pm

Gone girl - as bad as it gets

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Re: Last film watched

Postby Mikey Brown » Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:44 am

paddy no 11 wrote:Gone girl - as bad as it gets


Yeah, I was really baffled after all the hype.

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Re: Last film watched

Postby morepork » Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:09 pm

Fuck Ben Arseflick and his stupid bum chin.

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Re: Last film watched

Postby WaspInWales » Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:17 pm

Anyone seen Welcome to Marwen? Any good?

Saw Steve Carell give an interview about it and it sounded interesting. Directed by Robert Zemeckis and it apparently includes lots of references to his earlier films, but I've just seen that it has been a bit of a box office flop and panned by the critics.

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Re: Last film watched

Postby morepork » Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:50 pm

Probably didn't have enough superheroes and a "plot" that could be easily represented by animation. Fuck people.

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Re: Last film watched

Postby WaspInWales » Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:07 pm

The trailer looks ok...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6dy7xQ8NeE

Gotta be worth a punt.

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Re: Last film watched

Postby WaspInWales » Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:42 pm

Well, Welcome to Marwen was a little meh afterall.

Great true life story to base a film on, but it was poorly delivered with endless metaphors which let it down.

It wasn't a bad film as such, just not as good as I thought/was hoping it would be.

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Re: Last film watched

Postby paddy no 11 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:46 pm

Roma - excellent

What's the right wing obsession with murdering students about

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Re: Last film watched

Postby paddy no 11 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:44 pm

Filmworker - yer man who plays lord bullingdon in barry lyndon gave up his own career to work for the rest of his life with Kubrick - 3/5

You weren't even there - Jaoquin Phoenix plays hired enforcer, good film but the everything happens because someone was abused as a kid theme turning up in every film/series is wearing a little thin 4/5

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Re: Last film watched

Postby cashead » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:03 pm

Went to an advance screening of Glass the other night, the final part of M. Night Shyamalan's Eastrail 177 trilogy, in which David Dunn/The Overseer from Unbreakable goes up against Kevin/The Beast from Split, while Mr Glass, also from Unbreakable, is pulling the strings and manipulating both of them, while they're all being held against their will at a psychiatric facility where Dr Staple, played by the always reliably great Sarah Paulson, is trying to convince them that they don't have any powers.

It's a shame it's getting a mauling from critics, I guess for not being what they wanted, but honestly, I actually quite enjoyed it. It's great to see a talented film maker like Shyamalan recover his form after a series of stinkers, and much like his recent work, it's probably going to polarise people - especially the twist at the end.

You get some great performances out of the ones you expect, like Sarah Paulson, but it's also great to see Bruce Willis actually giving a shit about what he's doing for a change (Shyamalan does seem to get good performances out of him where others have failed), and if you were on board with McAvoy's performance as Kevin Wendell Crumb/The Horde in Split, then you'll enjoy him here as well.

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Re: Last film watched

Postby paddy no 11 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:22 pm

Went to see bohemian rhapsody, avoiding the commentary. It's pretty good with the music and lead actor driving it. Reading after that huge parts of the chronology are untrue and a lot of the relationship stuff didn't happen is a bit of a pi**er - why not make a great true film....money

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Re: Last film watched

Postby WaspInWales » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:45 pm

cashead wrote:Went to an advance screening of Glass the other night, the final part of M. Night Shyamalan's Eastrail 177 trilogy, in which David Dunn/The Overseer from Unbreakable goes up against Kevin/The Beast from Split, while Mr Glass, also from Unbreakable, is pulling the strings and manipulating both of them, while they're all being held against their will at a psychiatric facility where Dr Staple, played by the always reliably great Sarah Paulson, is trying to convince them that they don't have any powers.

It's a shame it's getting a mauling from critics, I guess for not being what they wanted, but honestly, I actually quite enjoyed it. It's great to see a talented film maker like Shyamalan recover his form after a series of stinkers, and much like his recent work, it's probably going to polarise people - especially the twist at the end.

You get some great performances out of the ones you expect, like Sarah Paulson, but it's also great to see Bruce Willis actually giving a shit about what he's doing for a change (Shyamalan does seem to get good performances out of him where others have failed), and if you were on board with McAvoy's performance as Kevin Wendell Crumb/The Horde in Split, then you'll enjoy him here as well.


Thought the trailer looked good when I saw it a couple of weeks ago.

Definitely will give it a watch.

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Re: Last film watched

Postby cashead » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:21 pm

WaspInWales wrote:
cashead wrote:Went to an advance screening of Glass the other night, the final part of M. Night Shyamalan's Eastrail 177 trilogy, in which David Dunn/The Overseer from Unbreakable goes up against Kevin/The Beast from Split, while Mr Glass, also from Unbreakable, is pulling the strings and manipulating both of them, while they're all being held against their will at a psychiatric facility where Dr Staple, played by the always reliably great Sarah Paulson, is trying to convince them that they don't have any powers.

It's a shame it's getting a mauling from critics, I guess for not being what they wanted, but honestly, I actually quite enjoyed it. It's great to see a talented film maker like Shyamalan recover his form after a series of stinkers, and much like his recent work, it's probably going to polarise people - especially the twist at the end.

You get some great performances out of the ones you expect, like Sarah Paulson, but it's also great to see Bruce Willis actually giving a shit about what he's doing for a change (Shyamalan does seem to get good performances out of him where others have failed), and if you were on board with McAvoy's performance as Kevin Wendell Crumb/The Horde in Split, then you'll enjoy him here as well.


Thought the trailer looked good when I saw it a couple of weeks ago.

Definitely will give it a watch.


Based on the RT and Metacrtic scores, it has really split people down the middle. Personally, I really enjoyed it. It's just over 2 hours, but didn't feel it, and the performances really elevated the material. The twist is one that takes a bit of buy-in, but it's also not too far removed from the very same comic books it's deconstructing either.

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Re: Last film watched

Postby cashead » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:10 am

Just got back from Dragon Ball Super: Broly, the 12th Dragon Ball film overall, and the first film to actually establish Broly into the main series continuity canon after 3 previous appearances in stand-alone films.

If you're willing to sit back and enjoy watching dudes yelling and punching each other, you're going to have an absolute blast. It's beautifully animated, and fleshes out the character of Broly from "Hulk-esque big, strong dude" to "victim of an abusive parent, who also happens to transform into a big, strong dude like The Hulk."

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Re: Last film watched

Postby Numbers » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:39 am

Green Book - This is an excellent film, thoroughly recommended.

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Re: Last film watched

Postby Mikey Brown » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:48 am

Numbers wrote:Green Book - This is an excellent film, thoroughly recommended.


Initially very interested in this, but heard a lot about the very, err, problematic underlying message of "of course it makes sense to be a racist idiot up until the point you make a cool black friend", but that might be miles off. Hopefully it is. Definitely seems to be dividing opinion though.

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Re: Last film watched

Postby Numbers » Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:40 pm

Mikey Brown wrote:
Numbers wrote:Green Book - This is an excellent film, thoroughly recommended.


Initially very interested in this, but heard a lot about the very, err, problematic underlying message of "of course it makes sense to be a racist idiot up until the point you make a cool black friend", but that might be miles off. Hopefully it is. Definitely seems to be dividing opinion though.


That's quite a simplified take on it, that viewpoint is imo not accurate, for a start the black guy is not cool, the Italian guy is not as racist as your average Joe in the 60s.

Give it a go.

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Re: Last film watched

Postby cashead » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:03 pm

Heh, it looked generic as fuck. I guess I'll give it a look at some point.

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Re: Last film watched

Postby Mikey Brown » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:42 pm

Numbers wrote:
Mikey Brown wrote:
Numbers wrote:Green Book - This is an excellent film, thoroughly recommended.


Initially very interested in this, but heard a lot about the very, err, problematic underlying message of "of course it makes sense to be a racist idiot up until the point you make a cool black friend", but that might be miles off. Hopefully it is. Definitely seems to be dividing opinion though.


That's quite a simplified take on it, that viewpoint is imo not accurate, for a start the black guy is not cool, the Italian guy is not as racist as your average Joe in the 60s.

Give it a go.


That made me laugh.

I wasn't trying to shit on it, I haven't seen it, but have heard very differing takes. The two leads are generally great though. You'd hope they wouldn't attach themselves to the project as I described above, but I don't know if Hollywood really works that way or not.

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Re: Last film watched

Postby paddy no 11 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:44 pm

The old man and the gun - Good but wanted more.............is that down to the shock horror nature of TV these days or what

Skeleton tree _ nick cave doc, really good, mans a class act

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Re: Last film watched

Postby Numbers » Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:06 pm

paddy no 11 wrote:The old man and the gun - Good but wanted more.............is that down to the shock horror nature of TV these days or what

Skeleton tree _ nick cave doc, really good, mans a class act


What channel/service is it on mate?

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Re: Last film watched

Postby paddy no 11 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:29 am

I watched it randomly on sky arts last weekend

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Re: Last film watched

Postby Numbers » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:06 pm

paddy no 11 wrote:I watched it randomly on sky arts last weekend


Cheers, I'll get it off SKY+.


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