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Title: Film
Post by: Ollkiller on November 21, 2018, 02:10:05 PM
Sure if TV has one it'd rude not to have one for film. Watched the new Coen brothers one on Netflix " The Ballad of Buster Scruggs". Good watch, series of short films, very good and funny in parts.
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Post by: Pentagrimes on November 21, 2018, 02:16:44 PM
Finally got around to "First Reformed" earlier in the week and thought it was fucking stellar.

New "Suspiria" is pretty good too. Totally different vibe to the original and doesn't try to recreate it, which is really the best way to go about it. Not without its' flaws but I was pleasantly surprised
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Post by: liamish on November 21, 2018, 06:41:22 PM
Last film I watched was the new predator one. It has some good moments but ultimately comes across like fan fiction. The very end feels like it was made by the lads who did Sharknado.
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Post by: astfgyl on November 21, 2018, 10:50:42 PM
I gave up before the end of the Predator one but it honestly wasn't as bad as the AVP ones. fan fiction is a good way to describe it
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Post by: Necro Red on November 22, 2018, 06:04:26 PM
Sure if TV has one it'd rude not to have one for film. Watched the new Coen brothers one on Netflix " The Ballad of Buster Scruggs". Good watch, series of short films, very good and funny in parts.
Got recommended this earlier, gonna watch it later
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Post by: Mags on November 25, 2018, 04:32:49 PM
Watched The Rock and Face/Off back to back over the weekend there to get a good nostalgic dose of Nic Cage and I hadn't seen either in years. Both are still good dumb fun, with Face/Off being particularly enjoyable. Its impossible not to get an interesting watch out of such a premise.
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Post by: Juggz on November 25, 2018, 07:49:36 PM
Bohemian Rhapsody is worth a watch. It'd have to be an utterly shit movie which would ruin the experience of hearing Queen songs blasted through a good sound system and, thankfully, this isn't it. While it doesn't do anything you haven't already seen within the obscurity->fame->indulgence->redemption template, it's a decent film. Loud Queen is always a good thing.
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Post by: Eoin McLove on November 30, 2018, 10:33:44 AM
Sure if TV has one it'd rude not to have one for film. Watched the new Coen brothers one on Netflix " The Ballad of Buster Scruggs". Good watch, series of short films, very good and funny in parts.
Got recommended this earlier, gonna watch it later

Watching now.  Excellent.
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Post by: Eoin McLove on December 02, 2018, 06:47:31 AM
Finally getting to see Manchester by the Sea.  Heavy stuff,  but really good.
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Post by: Eoin McLove on December 02, 2018, 10:06:12 AM
Just back from seeing The Children Act.  Film adaptations from books are always tricky but I thought it worked well.  I only thought the book was good,  and I'm a huge fan of Ian McEwan, but the film was very enjoyable.  I must revisit the book.
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Post by: Paul keohane on December 05, 2018, 12:28:51 AM
Yeah Manchester by the sea is something else,emotional wreck after watching it!.
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Post by: Pentagrimes on December 05, 2018, 09:39:25 AM
New Lars Von Trier film "The House That Jack Built" hitting the big screen next week. Not expecting much tbh but I'll go see it regardless.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on December 06, 2018, 03:05:35 PM
Bohemian Rhapsody. I read a couple of reviews that made it sound like I'd hate it. I loved it. Have seen it twice now. It seems the biggest criticism was that it didn't contain any close-up shots of penetrative sodomy in New York sex dungeons. But, despite this obstacle of absence, I still managed to get into it. I do fucking love Queen's music though, and to be honest I find it hard to understand how anyone who does love the music could really hate the film.
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Post by: Eoin McLove on December 09, 2018, 05:08:35 PM
I just re-watched Adaptation. I love how it weaves so many styles together without becoming pretentious or annoying.  Funny old flick.
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Post by: Mower Liberation Front on December 14, 2018, 02:56:29 PM
I'm probably getting my hopes up unreasonably, but it's beginning to look like Hollywood may, believe it or not, have made a Godzilla film that won't suck.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDnKuFtdc7A
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on December 14, 2018, 03:02:51 PM
lol
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Post by: Caomhaoin on December 14, 2018, 06:51:59 PM
I also loved Bohenian Rhapsody. The montage from Live Aid at the end was a fucking triumph.
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Post by: Born of Fire on December 14, 2018, 10:11:34 PM
I'm probably getting my hopes up unreasonably, but it's beginning to look like Hollywood may, believe it or not, have made a Godzilla film that won't suck.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDnKuFtdc7A

That looks like a trailer for a bargain bin PS2 game
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Post by: Pedrito on December 14, 2018, 11:03:55 PM
I just re-watched Adaptation. I love how it weaves so many styles together without becoming pretentious or annoying.  Funny old flick.

Is that the Nicholas Cage movie? How good can he be? A fantastic actor who has also made some of the shittest movies ever. He's the Matthew le Tissier of acting.
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Post by: Eoin McLove on December 14, 2018, 11:41:31 PM
Yep.  He is incredible in it.  He really knows how to reach the heights and touch the fucking depths of acting but this film is second to none.
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Post by: ldj on December 17, 2018, 01:17:53 AM
Went to see Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse yesterday.

Was a bit hesitant before because it's a Sony movie but I have to say it is honestly brilliant. I wouldn't watch a lot of animated movies but they did a great job on this one. Arguably one of the best superhero movies ever made, probably the best Spiderman movie.

I've been fatigued on superhero movies for a while but this one definitely stands out.
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Post by: Pentagrimes on December 17, 2018, 09:37:34 AM
Speaking of fatigue..don't know why I bother with Lars Von Trier anymore - found The House Than Jack Built largely tedious and pretentious as I have his last few films. Matt Dillon was Good, the last half hour was good, everything else about it was essentially watching a man's head fully disappear up his own arse for two hours.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on December 17, 2018, 04:41:59 PM
The Boss Of It All, Antichrist, Melancholia, Nymphomaniac... loved them all (Nymphomaniac Part II a little less than all the others though)! Haven't seen this new one yet, but looking forward to it.
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Post by: Pentagrimes on December 18, 2018, 08:52:57 AM
I really liked the first Nymphomaniac, pt2 not so much but Antichrist and Melancholia did nowt for me. Breaking the Waves is still an all time favourite though.

Fun fact: I've the same birthday as him, and I'm no fun either.
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Post by: Slaughterday on December 21, 2018, 07:24:10 PM
Revenge - Rape revenge flick, very tense, well put together overall. Some scenes looked insanely painful.

Nosferatu The Vampyre (Herzog) - Class. Hadn't seen this in ages. Love the grimy feel to it.

Twelve Monkeys - Will never get sick of this film. Gilliam at his best.



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Post by: Pedrito on December 21, 2018, 10:57:24 PM
First Man well worth a watch. Amazing what they achieved
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on December 22, 2018, 12:52:40 AM
Being a big fan of the Alien/Predator movies I finally took the plunge and subjected myself to the predator.

This is literally the fucking worst.. I mean seriously could they fuck the movie up and more if they tried.
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Post by: livingabortion on December 22, 2018, 07:02:56 PM
I watched this again lately,

https://youtu.be/F-jXKDnjlGk (https://youtu.be/F-jXKDnjlGk)



fucking hilarious  ;D ;D ;D (Oh yeah, not safe for work and all that).
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Post by: livingabortion on December 24, 2018, 11:15:05 PM
A few beers after the Christmas dinner and watch Gremlins I think.
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Post by: blessed1 on December 24, 2018, 11:32:32 PM
me and my girlfriend watch 2 harry potter films a night from xmas eve on.
just finished up the chamber of secrets there.
such brilliant films.
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on December 24, 2018, 11:46:12 PM
me and my girlfriend watch 2 harry potter films a night from xmas eve on.
just finished up the chamber of secrets there.
such brilliant films.

Brilliant run of movies, go through them every so often. The two newer related ones are alright for a bit more lore etc
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Post by: Weltenfeind on December 25, 2018, 09:45:48 AM
Lords of Chaos trailer
https://www.instagram.com/p/Brw1jqVFgsC/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1v7jlyitcbm3p
Title: Re: Film
Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on December 25, 2018, 06:15:22 PM
The 'baaaah' at the end  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Watched Birdbox last night, terrible stuff. Dull and un-engaging save the odd bit here and there.
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Post by: liamish on December 27, 2018, 10:16:25 PM
Found it to be a so-so rip off of A Quiet Place. Watchable but you're much better off just watching A Quiet Place.
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on December 28, 2018, 03:04:03 PM
Found it to be a so-so rip off of A Quiet Place. Watchable but you're much better off just watching A Quiet Place.

Pretty much a cross between A Quiet Place and The Happening*.. *'oh shit lads .. the wind is blowin and the tree are fair mad'  :laugh:
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Post by: Blizzard Beast on December 28, 2018, 09:50:53 PM
The bouncer  wasnt bad.
One of Van Dammes better movies of late.
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Post by: astfgyl on December 29, 2018, 03:52:54 PM
Watched Birdbox last night as well. Not great but not the worst either. I was curious about the Reznor/Ross soundtrack but that wasn't really audible either. Ah well.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Born of Fire on December 29, 2018, 05:10:03 PM
Found it to be a so-so rip off of A Quiet Place. Watchable but you're much better off just watching A Quiet Place.

Pretty much a cross between A Quiet Place and The Happening*.. *'oh shit lads .. the wind is blowin and the tree are fair mad'  :laugh:

Yep it's just a slightly less retarded version of The Happening...... Don't look at the invisible monsters lads!
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Post by: ldj on January 03, 2019, 05:46:53 PM
Just watched Black Mirror: Bandersnatch there.

I'm a fan of the show but that was total shit.

The show has been pretty hit and miss since Netflix took over.
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Post by: Juggz on January 03, 2019, 06:13:59 PM
I went to see Aquaman last night. It's utterly shit, but it's so mentally over-the-top shit that it's actually quite enjoyable. It is terrible, though. But entertaining. But awful. But fun. Etc.
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Post by: Slaughterday on January 04, 2019, 11:54:49 PM
The Predator. No joke, this could be the shittest film ever made.

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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on January 05, 2019, 01:49:18 PM
The Predator. No joke, this IS the shittest film ever made.

Fixed  :-X
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Post by: Juggz on January 09, 2019, 04:01:13 PM
Driving to Waterford to see The Favourite later. It's not on anywhere in Tipp or Kilkenny. The IMC in Clonmel is a black hole when it comes to anything other than absolute mainstream cinema.
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Post by: Eoin McLove on January 09, 2019, 05:10:43 PM
I watched The Favourite at the weekend.  Not really sure what to make of it.  It looks great and the acting is all good but it lacked something.
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Post by: Pentagrimes on January 09, 2019, 11:12:05 PM
Didn't like it at all. I'd really enjoyed his previous films and I like a lot of the cast but I found it kinda boring.
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Post by: Juggz on January 10, 2019, 08:38:45 AM
I liked it a lot. It's nowhere near as dark as his previous films but still a lot of good stuff in there. Nicholas Hoult's character, in particular, was fantastic.
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Post by: Wiseblood on January 10, 2019, 02:16:12 PM
Brought the young fella to see Bumblebee at the weekend. Wasn't bad although could have trimmed about 20 minutes off it.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on January 10, 2019, 03:59:09 PM
Saw The Favourite while home in the IFI and thoroughly enjoyed it, even down to the anachronistic dance scene sending up the absurdity of the aristocrats' cultural mores in a way that simply recreating steps of the time wouldn't have accomplished.

Personally, I was glad to find Lanthimos back on form after the largely aggravating The Killing of a Sacred Deer.

Border is an interesting one I hope to get to either this week or next:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5501104/
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Post by: Eoin McLove on January 10, 2019, 06:54:10 PM
The Killing of a Sacred Deer was appalling, mostly down to Farrell's awful acting.  Lobster was the same for me.  He has become a fucking robot...
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pentagrimes on January 14, 2019, 02:11:53 PM
So just wondering - might be best to PM me if you can help rather than discuss it publicly - is Cinemageddon still a thing?If so, can anyone get me an invite and if not anyone else know of any decent sites for finding cult/trash/films? Surrealmoviez is gone from the looks of it, and I've a hankering to track down some Shaw Brothers horror movies
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Post by: Hambeast on January 14, 2019, 04:18:44 PM
I think CG changed domain after the admin disappeared. Karagarga can be decent but it can often lean towards the artsy side of b-movies rather than the trash end.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Ollkiller on January 15, 2019, 04:37:56 PM
Watched I, Tonya. It's well made but I just got bored watching white trash idiots make really idiotic decisions over and over again.

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Post by: Juggz on January 17, 2019, 08:29:39 AM
I went to see Stan & Ollie last night, very enjoyable. Despite them being on TV all the time when I was a kid, I knew little of that period of their lives, especially the Cobh story.

Note: this link is a spoiler if you haven't seen the film  :)

https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/lifestyle/culture/stan-and-ollie-in-cork-a-look-back-at-laurel-and-hardys-visit-to-leeside-896049.html
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Post by: Pedrito on January 17, 2019, 04:31:45 PM
Watched Children of Men again..class film.

The next day watched Roma by the same director...well worth a watch.
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Post by: Emphyrio on January 17, 2019, 04:40:22 PM
Didn't realise he directed Children of Men. Great movie.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on January 17, 2019, 05:15:08 PM
Don't know if it's getting a screening back home, but L'Empereur de Paris is a fun watch. The true life story of a uniquely mad bastard called Vidocq who lived in post-revolution France. Starring Vincent Cassell and, if his always great acting isn't enticing enough, Olga Kulyenko.
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Post by: Eoin McLove on January 18, 2019, 10:08:33 PM
I went to Stan and Ollie tonight.  Most enjoyable.  Coogan is getting a lot of deserved praise for his depiction of Laurel but I think John C. Reilly put in a fantastic performance as well.  There was really good chemistry between the two.
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Post by: Pentagrimes on January 19, 2019, 11:46:39 AM
Got half an hour into Roma and my will to live had disappeared.  Not my kinda movie. Watched Elle instead which is great,Isabell Huppert is lethal in it
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on January 19, 2019, 10:10:59 PM
Want to see both of them, glad to hear praise from you for Elle, hopefully Roma won't have that effect on me though.
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Post by: Pedrito on January 28, 2019, 06:16:57 AM
Watched Bumblebee, entertaining enough. Didn't like any other Transformers movies but this was cool...robots looked very cool.

Vice is very entertaining though I'm.not convinced it's Oscar material, whatever that actually means. A bit disjointed and fails to land a final blow but still well worth a watch.

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Post by: The Heretic on January 28, 2019, 12:03:00 PM
Bird Box....A crappy A Quiet Place knock off....
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Post by: Eoin McLove on January 28, 2019, 09:52:28 PM
Watching Don't Breathe on Film 4. Utterly ridiculous but incredibly tense.
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Post by: Emphyrio on January 28, 2019, 09:54:00 PM
Really enjoyed that one.

Watched Birdbox. Overhyped and not as good as A Quiet Place but I've watched worse.
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Post by: Eoin McLove on January 28, 2019, 10:11:53 PM
Leppin out of my skin here.  Fucking hell, haha.  Jaysus.  I'll 'll be having interesting dreams tonight.
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Post by: Eoin McLove on January 28, 2019, 10:26:15 PM
You're strong; you're young; you'll breed well.

What a line.
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Post by: Mithrandir on January 29, 2019, 07:57:09 AM
Went to see 'Zodiac' in the lighthouse the other night as part of the David Shire film festival thing. Forgot how great that movie was.
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on February 01, 2019, 06:33:44 PM
Watching 30 Days of Night again, good horror tbh and a nice take on vampires
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Post by: Paul keohane on February 04, 2019, 12:36:34 AM
Went to see Green Book earlier,really good movie,nice story  and funny as fuck in parts!
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Post by: Mower Liberation Front on February 10, 2019, 01:32:43 PM
I was surprised at how good Battle Angel Alita was.
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Post by: hellfire on February 10, 2019, 03:32:05 PM
Went to see The Mule last night. Pure Clint Eastwood gold. Extremely well written and executed.
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Post by: Pedrito on February 13, 2019, 04:08:13 PM
I was surprised at how good Battle Angel Alita was.

Sweet..looking forward to seeing that one! The animated version is classic
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Post by: Thriatika on March 08, 2019, 09:28:38 PM
I watched 80's shlocky cult horrors/daft comedies 'street thrash' and 'microwave massacre' recently. Bonkers films. Can anybody recommend similar films from the same era?
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Post by: Weltenfeind on March 08, 2019, 10:41:48 PM
I watched 80's shlocky cult horrors/daft comedies 'street thrash' and 'microwave massacre' recently. Bonkers films. Can anybody recommend similar films from the same era?
Definitely "Frankenhooker" and "Basket Case" are good places to start.
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Post by: leatherface on March 09, 2019, 10:46:50 PM
I watched 80's shlocky cult horrors/daft comedies 'street thrash' and 'microwave massacre' recently. Bonkers films. Can anybody recommend similar films from the same era?

'The Stuff‘ would probably be right up your street, as well as 'The Return of the Living Dead' (both films 1985).
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Post by: Abandon All Hope on March 09, 2019, 11:45:49 PM
Troma  :) They have some great releases

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=634lpxv_A64
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on March 14, 2019, 04:47:02 PM
Watched Triple Frontier, not worth the watch.

Notable amount of metal songs in it. https://www.what-song.com/Movies/Soundtrack/102890/Triple-Frontier
Orion as the credits seemed so out of place!

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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on March 18, 2019, 12:35:24 AM
Just finished Lord's of chaos, the kill/suicide scenes were pretty brutal.
Not as bad as I was expecting it to be tbh
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Post by: Emphyrio on March 18, 2019, 11:56:18 AM
Destroyer with Nicole Kidman. Awful.
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on March 22, 2019, 11:49:45 PM
Just finished watching The Mule. Pretty much on a similar vein of Gran Torino and you get the vibe really quickly.

Really enjoyed it
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Post by: Pedrito on March 23, 2019, 08:27:19 AM
Watched the first half of Bohemian Rhapsody last night, fantastic stuff. Can't wait to finish it up later. Makes you realise how much they were in your life as a young feller. Larger than life, amazing band.
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Post by: Pedrito on March 23, 2019, 10:36:26 PM
Just finished up Bohemian Rhapsody. I bought the single the week he died. Absolutely worshipped him and Queen as a little fella. Almost forgot just how beyond amazing he was. Others had Michael Jackson but Freddie Mercury was the king of the 80's for me and many of my friends. It's a kinda magic, Radio Gaga etc etc, just epic. The film is simply class..the lad deserves 5 oscars for the performance.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on March 23, 2019, 11:51:42 PM
Just back from Sorry To Bother You. Mental, not sure what else to say, very entertaining. First anti-capitalist satire aimed at black Americans I think I've ever seen.
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on March 25, 2019, 01:12:08 AM
Was looking for something to stick on, saw a torrent of Troy directors cut..
Jesus I can see why it was cut.. There's scenes at the end with guys pulling babies of women and fuckin em off the wall and out doors etc :o
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Post by: jobrok1 on March 26, 2019, 10:38:30 AM
Worth a watch, then?    ;)
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on March 26, 2019, 08:15:53 PM
Worth a watch, then?    ;)

Obviously  ::)
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on March 27, 2019, 07:30:43 AM
Went to see that Roddy Doyle film Rosie last night. Very well made, but fuckin' grim!
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Post by: Slaughterday on April 04, 2019, 09:56:50 PM
The Thing is on Netflix - Ive always maintained they could just pile on the 70s, 80s and 90s classics and keep people hooked for weeks on end.
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Post by: Juggz on April 05, 2019, 08:09:04 AM
Watched the director's cut of Amadeus last night, fucking brilliant movie.
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on April 05, 2019, 09:15:45 AM
The Thing is on Netflix - Ive always maintained they could just pile on the 70s, 80s and 90s classics and keep people hooked for weeks on end.

That movie is so good. I actually liked the recent one also but not as good as  1982.

Watched the director's cut of Amadeus last night, fucking brilliant movie.

I've very vague recollections of seeing that movie a long time back,  will give it a watch again
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on April 05, 2019, 09:44:28 AM
It's a laugh and a half!
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Post by: Eoin McLove on April 06, 2019, 10:32:26 PM
The Squid and the Whale is on TG4 now.  Banger of a flick  :abbath:
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on April 06, 2019, 10:38:01 PM
Watched Amadeus last  night, quite entertaining but I found it hard to stay engaged for 3 full hours.

Got around to watching Glass today, better than what I expected  tbh.  McAvoy is great in it and looks bloody massive for it too.
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Post by: Paul keohane on April 06, 2019, 10:45:31 PM
Watched Amadeus last  night, quite entertaining but I found it hard to stay engaged for 3 full hours.

Got around to watching Glass today, better than what I expected  tbh.  McAvoy is great in it and looks bloody massive for it too.
I only got around to watching Split the other day,McAvoy is incredible in it,will watch Glass this week some time.
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Post by: Pedrito on April 07, 2019, 10:56:31 AM
Watched Glass, as expected very entertaining. The media loves going after M Night Shymalan or whatever the fuck his name is  :abbath:
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on April 08, 2019, 06:52:06 PM
Just out of Captain Marvel, fairly enjoyable.

Some good comedy bits and the linking of other movies/back stories to it.
I felt Fury's character was so different for the most part... obviously being older in the current movies but a lot of how his 'behaviour' seemed to contrast a lot with the current version (war etc I assume).

The music in places seemed a bit out of place and forced. Nirvana bit had me utterly confused and a few other modern songs seemed a bit shoehorned in.

Also how everyone seemed to just accept aliens and what not rather nonchalantly was odd too. 

Not the best of the lot but still fairly enjoyable overall.
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Post by: Juggz on April 08, 2019, 06:58:04 PM
I try not to think when it comes to superhero movies.
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on April 08, 2019, 07:31:07 PM
I try not to think when it comes to superhero movies.

 :abbath:
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Post by: Juggz on April 09, 2019, 08:03:48 AM
Not slating them at all, I do enjoy a lot of them but you just can't bring any logic in with you when all the laws of physics are being shat on  :laugh:

 Just go with the flow and let it do its thing.
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on April 09, 2019, 10:23:21 AM
Not slating them at all, I do enjoy a lot of them but you just can't bring any logic in with you when all the laws of physics are being shat on  :laugh:

 Just go with the flow and let it do its thing.

Oh I know,  I just suddenly became concerned about character development and song choices  :laugh:

Ever post gets a  :abbath: regardless of a positive or negative at this stage!!!
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Post by: Pedrito on April 09, 2019, 10:30:24 AM
Agreed  :abbath:
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Post by: Kurt Cocaine on April 09, 2019, 10:42:48 AM
 :abbath: 6 :abbath: 6 :abbath: 6 :abbath:
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Post by: Ollkiller on April 09, 2019, 01:15:23 PM
Havent watched a superhero movie in years. Guardians of the galaxy (which was terrible) was the last one I watched. I just find them all so tedious.
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Post by: Eoin McLove on April 09, 2019, 01:34:55 PM
Same. Even the good Batman one became boring by the halfway mark.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on April 09, 2019, 02:04:08 PM
Havent watched a superhero movie in years. Guardians of the galaxy (whcih was terrible) was the last one I watched. I just find them all so tedious.

I thought GotG was pretty entertaining, but that GotG2 (which I saw twice by no fault of my own) was one of the worst films I've ever seen. So just try to imagine what you'd make of that one!  :abbath:

Apart from that, I saw some time travelling featuring X-Men one a few years ago, and it was shockingly bad. Gave up then too. The DC vs Marvel franchises "battle" is the McDonalds vs Burger King of the cinema world. In reality, forgetting even about all the fancy restaurants, the local chipper is probably better.
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Post by: The Heretic on April 09, 2019, 02:31:33 PM
Havent watched a superhero movie in years. Guardians of the galaxy (whcih was terrible) was the last one I watched. I just find them all so tedious.

same here...
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Post by: StoutAndAle on April 09, 2019, 03:08:16 PM
"Paddleton" starring Mark Duplass and Ray Romano is excellent.

Up on Netflix.
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Post by: Pedrito on April 09, 2019, 04:18:52 PM
Havent watched a superhero movie in years. Guardians of the galaxy (whcih was terrible) was the last one I watched. I just find them all so tedious.

I enjoyed Guardians of the Galaxy but on the whole, apart from the last Thor, I haven't enjoyed one in a long time. Venom was muck, Aquaman I turned off after 20 mins, the Black panther, despite all the drama around it, was cack, Wonder Woman woegeous, Suicide Squad horrendous, The Avengers in general...pfff, just leaves me cold. Anythjng with an XMan in it, I just want to vomit, though Logan was enjoyable enough. One I did enjoy was Bumble Bee, the Transformers movie. But, on the whole, a lot of wasted time.

same here...
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Post by: Weltenfeind on April 09, 2019, 10:48:10 PM
Just saw Pet Sematary,  pretty shitty overall, even  John Lithgow couldn't save it.
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on April 10, 2019, 05:28:18 AM
Just saw Pet Sematary,  pretty shitty overall, even  John Lithgow couldn't save it.

He was the only reason I was even considering downloading it but really wasn't expecting much either way.
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on April 14, 2019, 08:48:05 PM
Watching Braveheart again.. fuck me it's still just as good as the first time  :abbath:
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Post by: Pedrito on April 19, 2019, 08:34:59 PM
Captain Marvel a big pile of steaming dogshite. Can't believe I got talked jnto going to it. That's me and anything to do with Marvel, Avengers, gimps in superhero suits done. Every film.the exact fucking same too..drivel, unbelievable drivel.  :abbath: :abbath: :abbath:
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Post by: Juggz on April 19, 2019, 08:39:42 PM
Bro, SHAZAM!  :abbath: :laugh:
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Post by: Pedrito on April 19, 2019, 11:36:07 PM
Bro, fukkk offf  :laugh: :laugh:

I mean that tongue in cheek of course. That said, I feel violated having paid to see that muck tonight, no amount of scrubbing will get the stain off. I need a healthy dose of 80's macho classics to sort me out. Rambo, Commando, Die Hard etc. This modern shitehawkery isn't cutting it.  :abbath: :abbath: :abbath:
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Post by: ldj on April 20, 2019, 01:01:52 AM
Shazam  is actually a great film to be fair, easily the best of the new DC films, which isn't saying much but still.
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Post by: Pedrito on April 21, 2019, 09:03:58 PM
Can anyone recommend a good, well acted cop movie, thriller or mystery. Still trying to scrub Captain Marvel's smelly fanny off of me. Something with a cop smoking, investigating, a storyline...please!! No fake sentimentality shit either, just a good action flick or something. Do these things even exist anymore?? Fuck superheroes  :abbath: :abbath: :abbath: :abbath: :abbath: :abbath: :abbath:
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Post by: ldj on April 21, 2019, 10:23:15 PM
Can anyone recommend a good, well acted cop movie, thriller or mystery. Still trying to scrub Captain Marvel's smelly fanny off of me. Something with a cop smoking, investigating, a storyline...please!! No fake sentimentality shit either, just a good action flick or something. Do these things even exist anymore?? Fuck superheroes  :abbath: :abbath: :abbath: :abbath: :abbath: :abbath: :abbath:
The Nice Guys is brilliant, made by the guy who did the Lethal Weapon films.
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Post by: Juggz on April 21, 2019, 10:34:54 PM
If you want action, John Wick and John Wick 2 are decent. That being said, the driver for revenge in them is sentiment but, then again, they killed his dog so the thousands of gallons of blood spilled were harsh but fair.
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Post by: Abandon All Hope on April 21, 2019, 10:57:57 PM
The Eastwood & bronson stuff is good

Dirty Harry
Death Wish
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Post by: Born of Fire on April 21, 2019, 11:07:22 PM
The Nice Guys is brilliant, made by the guy who did the Lethal Weapon films.

The Nice Guys is excellent, never thought a film with Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling as the leads would make me laugh so much.
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on April 21, 2019, 11:07:32 PM
Watching Tombstone atm.. still do good
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on April 26, 2019, 04:49:18 PM
Just back from End Game.. some show!
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Post by: Emphyrio on April 26, 2019, 06:52:30 PM
While epic in length, I didn't find it epic in any other way. I rewatched Infinity War yesterday and really enjoyed it. Endgame however was a bit flat, I thought.
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on April 27, 2019, 05:03:24 PM
Lined up for tonight
Let the right one in
Salems Lot
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Post by: Blitzer666 on April 30, 2019, 09:36:43 PM
Bone tomahawk, now that's a proper movie. Even better as I hadn't a clue what the last 40 minutes involved. I'm still getting vivid pictures in my head.
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on April 30, 2019, 11:34:46 PM
Bone tomahawk, now that's a proper movie. Even better as I hadn't a clue what the last 40 minutes involved. I'm still getting vivid pictures in my head.

Yeah, I was the same when I saw it. OK this is decent enoug... WHAAT THE FUUUCC.....!!!!
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Post by: Mower Liberation Front on May 01, 2019, 09:17:07 PM
When Paramount showed them the designs for Sonic. did nobody at Sega go "Okay, you're turning our cute and beloved corporate mascot into nightmare fuel. Change it. Now." ?
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on May 01, 2019, 10:12:54 PM
When Paramount showed them the designs for Sonic. did nobody at Sega go "Okay, you're turning our cute and beloved corporate mascot into nightmare fuel. Change it. Now." ?

I just looked it up... jesus fucking wept that's terrible looking!!!  :-\
Title: Re: Film
Post by: John Kimble on May 23, 2019, 07:22:43 PM
So the latest Terminator trailer has been released. It's being heralded as a return to form with the inclusion of Linda Hamilton, and James Cameron as a producer. I can't say I'm holding out much hope here, based on the trailer.
https://youtu.be/N_W9Iapw924
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Post by: blessed1 on May 23, 2019, 08:06:38 PM

that doesnt look great tbh.
has anyone seen brightburn yet?
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Post by: Eoin McLove on May 31, 2019, 05:17:14 PM
Just pressed play on Baby Driver.  It's off to a corny start.  So awful.  So,  so awful. Still going to watch it though.
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on May 31, 2019, 05:30:04 PM
Terminator looks shite as expected.. they keep forcing these movies from franchises that did well to a point. It's finally at that stage of dragging back original cast members to try get a final cash in. Having James Cameron back for it holds no weight as Prometheus was being hearld as to the next best thing since Alien as Ridley Scott was directing it and we know how that ended up!

Not seen brightburn but from what I've heard it's meant to be pretty shit. The trailer makes it look better than what it actually is etc etc

Baby Driver is fairly dull, tries too hard to be 'cool'.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Blizzard Beast on May 31, 2019, 09:49:10 PM
New Rambo movie out this year.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km_L0v3C0ms (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km_L0v3C0ms)
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on June 09, 2019, 11:44:04 PM
Just saw Parasite, this year's Palmer d'Or winner at Cannes. Very entertaining, very Korean...not Korean cinema at its best though.
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Post by: Eoin McLove on June 16, 2019, 09:55:59 PM
Went to see Sometimes Always Maybe this evening which was enjoyable.  Bill Nighy as watchable as always. He plays the same dude on every film essentially,  but he's one of the few who can get away with it.
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on June 16, 2019, 10:44:38 PM
Went to see Sometimes Always Maybe this evening which was enjoyable.  Bill Nighy as watchable as always. He plays the same dude on every film essentially,  but he's one of the few who can get away with it.

Might check that out. I love Nighy and yup pretty much plays the same character but he's always great as that character.  Watched Still Crazy last week, such a fun movie and he is.. will him in it!
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Post by: Eoin McLove on June 18, 2019, 09:46:20 PM
I just watched one of the worst comedies- "comedies"- I've ever seen on Netflix called Murder Mystery.  I knew from the start it was going to be fluff but not a single joke in the whole film hit the mark,  or even came close. Jennifer Aniston being Jennifer Aniston with Adam Sandler at his most banal.  Unreal.
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on June 18, 2019, 09:50:36 PM
I just watched one of the worst comedies- "comedies"- I've ever seen on Netflix called Murder Mystery.  I knew from the start it was going to be fluff but not a single joke in the whole film hit the mark,  or even came close. Jennifer Aniston being Jennifer Aniston with Adam Sandler at his most banal.  Unreal.


ffs lad, no excuses for even clicking on that shite  :laugh:

It keeps popping up for me on main screen, fuck away with that shite.
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Post by: Eoin McLove on June 18, 2019, 09:54:23 PM
I know.  Nobody to blame but myself of course,  but some of the Adam Sandler stuff has it's moments. This one was phenomenally unfunny,  though.  Almost worth looking at to see what a comedy with no jokes looks like.  Imagine paying to see this in the cinema,  you'd be raging.
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on June 18, 2019, 10:01:05 PM
The last thing I saw him in that I liked was longest yard back in 2005..  doubt we've missed anything in the following 14 years including this shite  :laugh:
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on June 18, 2019, 10:13:57 PM
Watched it the other night too..probably explains why I feltso hungover the next day
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on June 18, 2019, 10:23:44 PM
..ah lads!!!

(https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/897a8aafc3b9ff41db13f2b16ea10b0a)
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Post by: Eoin McLove on June 18, 2019, 10:32:53 PM
In fairness,  using a photo from How I Met Your Mother to burn people regarding their choice in comedy is an irony too far.
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on June 18, 2019, 11:06:02 PM
..I knew this would happen  :-[
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Post by: StoutAndAle on June 19, 2019, 09:06:26 AM
Went to see "John Wick: Chapter 3" last night.

Really good but a little bit overlong. There's one scene (I imagine if you've seen it, you'll know the one I mean) where I was just thinking "Jesus Christ. We get it, we all get it. Move this thing along.". 

That all being said - it's fucking demented and probably the best one of the series.

Keanu Reeves is nearly 55, lads. Fifty fucking five. Remember that the next time you're struggling to get off the couch to grab another can from the fridge, I know I will.

And now over to "Pet Peeves".
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on June 19, 2019, 04:27:13 PM
I just watched one of the worst comedies- "comedies"- I've ever seen on Netflix called Murder Mystery.  I knew from the start it was going to be fluff but not a single joke in the whole film hit the mark,  or even came close. Jennifer Aniston being Jennifer Aniston with Adam Sandler at his most banal.  Unreal.

Apparently you helped make it the biggest opener for Netflix on record: 30 million viewers in its first weekend. Hope you voted it zero stars after!
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Post by: Eoin McLove on June 19, 2019, 06:12:20 PM
I actually did  :laugh:
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Scáthach on June 23, 2019, 03:10:40 PM
Anyone enjoy (if that's the right word) The Witch. Excellent horror thriller about puritan settlers in America and the things that go bump in the night. Apparently based on fears and anxieties recorded in contemporary (17th century) diaries and writings. Great movie, I'm just hesitant to reveal too much should anyone take a punt on it.
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Post by: Eoin McLove on June 23, 2019, 03:21:39 PM
Yeah,  The Witch was great. Saw it in the cinema and subsequently bought the DVD, two things I rarely do.
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Post by: Mr Moonlight on June 23, 2019, 03:35:24 PM
Gave it a shot because it was getting all these rave reviews. Just couldn't see what all the fuss was about tbh, didn't click at all. Not a big film head but the last one I really enjoyed was Stan and Ollie, was surprised how much I enjoyed it given I can't make it through most modern day films these days  :laugh:
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Post by: Scáthach on June 23, 2019, 06:35:09 PM
For me, my enjoyment of The Witch isn't even really about plot or actors (though Ralph whatsisname is quite good). It's the sinister creeping atmosphere and overall look/feel. Plus I love a movie that forces you to imagine the awfulness rather than over explain or rely on splatter. Must check out Stan and Ollie, a lot of good words for it on here.
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on July 04, 2019, 06:07:40 PM
Saw the new hellboy.... fucking grim   ...and not in the Kvlt way either
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Post by: Pedrito on July 04, 2019, 08:46:31 PM
For me, my enjoyment of The Witch isn't even really about plot or actors (though Ralph whatsisname is quite good). It's the sinister creeping atmosphere and overall look/feel. Plus I love a movie that forces you to imagine the awfulness rather than over explain or rely on splatter. Must check out Stan and Ollie, a lot of good words for it on here.

Thought it was class myself, precisely of the creeping atmosphere. The main female role was brilliant. Can't remember her name but she is made for them 'innocence gone wrong' parts. Saw her recently in Thoroughbreds and while the movie wasn't bad, she, again was very good. One of those female actresses that you disregard and then her charms start to enchant you through the screen..even Julian Clary would find it hard not to feel something.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on July 04, 2019, 08:55:00 PM
Watched Creed II recently. Had Ivan Drago back in it and a silent appearance from a very mature Brigitte Nielsen. Leave the brain at the door stuff, but you can't help the 10 year old in you making an appearance throughout. I must have watched Rocky 2 fifty times in my buddy's house when I was maybe 10 years old..Stallone, Scharzenegger and Willis will always be the holy trinity.
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Post by: blessed1 on July 05, 2019, 12:47:05 AM
i went to see the new childs play. i was expecting to hate it but i actually really liked it. fairly funny and the doll is ridiculous!
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pentagrimes on July 05, 2019, 10:22:48 AM
Saw "in Fabric" which was absolute madness. Loved it.
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Post by: blessed1 on July 05, 2019, 04:03:16 PM
Saw "in Fabric" which was absolute madness. Loved it.

I went to see this and couldn't make any sense of it.
Did you get what the whole thing was about?
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Post by: Pentagrimes on July 08, 2019, 11:27:06 AM
Err..a haunted dress?I don't really think there was much depth to it beyond that, but it was like ASMR for the eyes though. Great looking film. It was an affectionate pisstake of old Giallo films to me anyway.
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Post by: blessed1 on July 08, 2019, 01:14:10 PM
Err..a haunted dress?I don't really think there was much depth to it beyond that, but it was like ASMR for the eyes though. Great looking film. It was an affectionate pisstake of old Giallo films to me anyway.

Ya I got that. I'm not that thick.
What was the story with the people who sold it. Were they witches orpartof some cult or what.
Just seemed like an arty farty pretentious film to me.
Saw midsommar last night actually.
That was quite enjoyable.
Good and trippy.
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Post by: Pentagrimes on July 08, 2019, 04:01:56 PM
Don't know, don't care, really just liked the whole "what the fuck" factor of it.

Really couldn't be fucked with "Midsommar", didn't like "Hereditary"  (now that's an arty farty pretentious film in my book) and I've heard this is basically the same idea in a different setting. Seen too many of these "critically" acclaimed horrors now, and they're always absolute bollocks.
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Post by: Tee on July 08, 2019, 05:58:56 PM
I saw Midsommar the other night. Thought it was an overlong load of balls. Way too predictable. There were a few cool scenes but I felt it really ran out of steam quite quickly. Amazing production design though.
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Post by: Pentagrimes on July 09, 2019, 09:35:40 AM
While we're on the subject of disappointing horror films, "The Dead Don't Die" isn't much use at all. I like Jarmusch, I like Bill Murray, and I like zombies but the combination of the three is fairly underwhelming.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on July 09, 2019, 10:10:46 AM
After the vampyric abortion that was Only Lovers Left Alive, I think I'd give The Dead Don't Die 10 minutes max to impress me.

Inspired by another thread, recently rewatched the 1950s film version of The Importance of Being Earnest, which then put me in a mood for 50s British comedies of a similar ilk, so followed up by rewatching The Ladykillers. Still love both... still have never watched either of the respective remakes in full!
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Post by: blessed1 on July 09, 2019, 10:35:23 AM
I don’t know if it’s in all the cinemas around the country but jaws is back in the cinema in Galway this weekend.cant wait to see it on the big screen. One of my favorite films.
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Post by: Kurt Cocaine on July 09, 2019, 10:36:53 AM
I don’t know if it’s in all the cinemas around the country but jaws is back in the cinema in Galway this weekend.cant wait to see it on the big screen. One of my favorite films.
Why are they making a film about a James Bond baddie?
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on July 09, 2019, 11:39:18 AM
Palás, is it?
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Kurt Cocaine on July 09, 2019, 11:42:31 AM
Palás, is it?
No, Richard Kiel.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: blessed1 on July 09, 2019, 12:35:25 PM
Palás, is it?

No it’s in the eye.thank fuck cos the palas is such a pile of shit I went to see the fly in there and they were playing it off a laptop
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on July 09, 2019, 12:53:36 PM
Palás, is it?
No, Richard Kiel.

 :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on July 09, 2019, 03:27:13 PM
Palás, is it?

No it’s in the eye.thank fuck cos the palas is such a pile of shit I went to see the fly in there and they were playing it off a laptop
Fucking hell. I've been curious for a while but I've heard nothing good about the place.

In Galway now, as it happens.
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Post by: Eoin McLove on July 09, 2019, 09:54:09 PM
Watching The Bad Batch on Netflix.  I'll give it another five minutes to get good.  It's been dragging on for half an hour already and I'm bored to fuck.
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on July 11, 2019, 01:21:58 AM
Maybe its the timing of me watching it but I'm half way through John Wick 3 atm and just not grabbing me at all. 

The first one was great, second one had some good bits etc but now its pretty much rinse and repeat!
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Post by: Pentagrimes on July 11, 2019, 09:34:40 AM
Watching The Bad Batch on Netflix.  I'll give it another five minutes to get good.  It's been dragging on for half an hour already and I'm bored to fuck.

That's such a terrible, terrible film.

Just going back to Midsommar for a sec, saw this elsewhere, would post in the "PC and Perpetually offended" thread but it's far from PC, more like perpetually offended rightwingers.

http://www.renegadetribune.com/new-horror-film-midsommar-by-subversive-jew-demonizes-european-heathens/

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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on July 11, 2019, 10:12:16 AM
I haven't seen Midsommar, but there was a headline in the Guardian yesterday that seemed to be accusing it of "ableism" too...?
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Post by: StoutAndAle on July 11, 2019, 10:42:19 AM
Inspired by another thread, recently rewatched the 1950s film version of The Importance of Being Earnest, which then put me in a mood for 50s British comedies of a similar ilk, so followed up by rewatching The Ladykillers. Still love both... still have never watched either of the respective remakes in full!

If you enjoyed "The Ladykillers" check out "School For Scoundrels" (1960), "The Lavender Hill Mob" (1951), "The Green Man" (1956) and "Kind Hearts & Coronets"(1949 - currently in some cinemas for its 70th anniversary).

Some absolute genius set-pieces in those films and a lot of "what-ho!"-ing from Alec Guinness, Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas and Alastair Sim.

"La Règle du Jeu" (1939) by Jean Renoir is worth watching too. If a satire on class and a comedy of manners is what you're after.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on July 11, 2019, 10:56:37 AM
Don't think I've seen The Green Man, but the others are classics alright, especially Kind Hearts & Coronets. Good call!
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Post by: Pentagrimes on July 11, 2019, 11:14:36 AM
Watched "Sunset Boulevard" the other night. Always presumed it was some kind of romance story or something but  oh boy was I wrong. Amazing film.
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Post by: Scáthach on July 17, 2019, 04:26:50 PM
For me, my enjoyment of The Witch isn't even really about plot or actors (though Ralph whatsisname is quite good). It's the sinister creeping atmosphere and overall look/feel. Plus I love a movie that forces you to imagine the awfulness rather than over explain or rely on splatter. Must check out Stan and Ollie, a lot of good words for it on here.

Thought it was class myself, precisely of the creeping atmosphere. The main female role was brilliant. Can't remember her name but she is made for them 'innocence gone wrong' parts. Saw her recently in Thoroughbreds and while the movie wasn't bad, she, again was very good. One of those female actresses that you disregard and then her charms start to enchant you through the screen..even Julian Clary would find it hard not to feel something.
Yeah there's a lot to be said for not overacting in a horror movie. On a different note, anyone catch Nico 88, was on Film 4 the other night? I thought it was going to be a bit pretentious but it was really good. Trine Dyrholm as Nico was fantastic. She nailed Nico's phrasing and tone in her singing. Only problem was she didn't hit as many bum notes as the real Nico!
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Post by: ldj on July 17, 2019, 05:59:55 PM
Went to see Midsommar the other night. I was on board for like the first 2 hours, it was a slow burn but I was enjoying it, then it just went to complete shit, I can't tell if it ruined it or elevated it but it was one of the most ridiculous tone changes I've ever seen in a film.

The cinema went from silence the everyone in the room breaking their bollocks laughing.
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Post by: Slaughterday on July 18, 2019, 08:09:56 PM
Watched Climax, on Netflix of all places. Excellent film. Noé never disappoints.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on July 18, 2019, 08:19:27 PM
Excellent film. Noé never disappoints.

True and true.
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Post by: Carnage on July 18, 2019, 11:34:50 PM
Watched Alita: Battle Angel last nigjt. It was alright, effects ranged from fantastic to SyFy movie levels. Some good ideas.and concepts but not a lot new to offer. Chewing gum for the eyes, Ted.
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Post by: Papa Het on July 19, 2019, 09:38:16 AM
Had a double bill of In Fabric followed by Apollo 11 last week in Cork.

In Fabric is the most demented thing I think I have ever seen, loved it though. Strickland can do no wrong and Adonis is a hero. Apollo 11 is incredible. Made enitrely from audio and film from the time, it still manages to inject incredible tension into a story we all know the outcome of. Amazing piece of work.
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Post by: John Kimble on July 19, 2019, 12:01:21 PM
Just to be clear, this is not the kind of thing I'd have any interest in anyways as I absolutely fucking despise musicals whether on stage or in film. This has to be THE most visually abhorrent thing I have witnessed in a long time. Even worse than that horrific cgi Sonic the Hedgehog clip posted recently...

https://youtu.be/FtSd844cI7U
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on July 19, 2019, 12:10:11 PM
I saw all the big noise about it this morning, and once I figured out that the major complaint wasn't the correct one (i.e. the major complaint wasn't simply a reiteration of the need to put James Corden out of our misery), I had to conclude that the people making the most noise had never seen the stage show... because that's basically exactly how they look on stage. I guess it all translates very differently to the screen, but then the complaint since the beginning should have just been, why bother? And indeed, why fucking bother?
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Post by: John Kimble on July 19, 2019, 12:23:34 PM
Oh look, I get that alright. I haven't seen the stage show nor do I ever intend to, but I'm familiar enough with it to know that this is pretty much a mega-budget, cgi-enhanced version of the anthropomorphised look of the original. I suppose the difference here is the presence of some fairly well-known actors and the sheer horror of witnessing their stupid fucking faces in feline form. And of course, the mere presence of James Corden, not to mention that other similarly fat, unfunny cunt Rebel Wilson.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on July 19, 2019, 12:31:45 PM
I was brought to see it when it came to the Point Depot in 1990. If only it had been Iron Maiden instead, same venue a little later the same year :(
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Post by: Emphyrio on July 19, 2019, 01:05:16 PM
Watched John Wick 3. While 1 stood on its own merits "storyline" wise, 2 really introduced the OTT stuff almost abandoning a plot entirely. 3 has no plot to speak of. i.e. It's brilliant! Absolutely mindless fun and it's set up nicely for no. 4 too.
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Post by: Pedrito on July 19, 2019, 03:13:08 PM
My missus is mad into modern action movies whereas I'd avoid them like the plague. Have to say I really enjoyed all 3 John Wicks..the last just had some great scenes in it, and funnily enough the actual storyline is pretty cool
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on July 19, 2019, 03:14:09 PM
I was brought to see it when it came to the Point Depot in 1990. If only it had been Iron Maiden instead, same venue a little later the same year :(
If it's any consolation, I was at that Maiden show and have never seen Cats.

No, no that probably doesn't help.
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on July 20, 2019, 08:05:20 PM
Just back from the dead don't die... fucking terrible. Some amusing bits and a lot of nods to this and that and a fair few names in it... but nope.

It came across like it was trying too hard to be weird
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on July 21, 2019, 10:59:46 AM
Not surprised at all by that report. The nods to this and that are what took Only Lovers Left Alive from terrible to cringe-worthy.

Saw Almodóvar's new one Pain & Glory last night. Wow. Exceptional acting and film-making, something deeply cathartic achieved in it. I think you need to have a feel for his work already to fully appreciate it, since it's slightly autobiographical, but if you enjoy his style, Volver, etc., don't miss it. Guess it'll be in English speaking world cinemas soon.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: blessed1 on July 21, 2019, 03:50:35 PM
watched the omen again last night.
still so good.
that scene where the nanny hangs herself terrified me as a kid.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on July 22, 2019, 10:07:46 AM
Watched The Handmaiden last night. Wow! Easily one of the best Korean movies I've ever seen, and that's really saying something.
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Post by: Pentagrimes on July 22, 2019, 10:57:13 AM
Had a double bill of In Fabric followed by Apollo 11 last week in Cork.

In Fabric is the most demented thing I think I have ever seen, loved it though. Strickland can do no wrong and Adonis is a hero. .

Fucking hell yes..Adonis  :laugh: :laugh: That restaurant scene is something else.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Papa Het on July 22, 2019, 11:01:43 AM
I watched the first three Toy Story movies over the weekend ahead of seeing the new one. I had never seen them before. Pretty good. Will try to get to Midsommar at some point before it disappears too.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Bigmac on July 22, 2019, 04:24:51 PM
Went to see Midsommar last night. Thought it was pretty good. The tripping scenes in particular were very well done I thought, certainly worth the watch.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Papa Het on July 23, 2019, 08:12:32 AM
Went to see it last night, I thought it was brilliant. Profoundly disturbing and I'm still thinking about it a lot this morning. I liked the conclusion, it fit the theme perfectly, it didn't feel like anything was disjointed or felt out of place. Everything was tied up nicely, I felt.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Bigmac on July 23, 2019, 09:55:15 AM
Yeah overall it had a pretty uncomfortable feeling, which I liked. Some parts seemed kind of unnecessary, such as the  thesis argument, unless there's a significance I'm missing.

Florence Pugh's performance in it was excellent.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on July 23, 2019, 11:06:53 AM
Watched The Handmaiden last night. Wow! Easily one of the best Korean movies I've ever seen, and that's really saying something.

That was class. Any other Korean movies you recommend. Haven´t enjoyed a film like that in quite a while.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on July 23, 2019, 11:30:13 AM
Apart from the stand out classics Oldboy and Lady Vengeance, I'd also recommend Two Sisters, Thirst, and JSA. There's also Stoker by the same director as Oldboy and The Handmaiden, but made in the US, starring Nicole Kidman. It's also excellent.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Scáthach on July 23, 2019, 03:35:58 PM
I'd second the recommendations for Stoker, and JSA in particular. Excellent film set on the DMZ between North and South Korea. If yr not sick of zombies Train to Busan is worth watching too.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Thorn on July 24, 2019, 04:17:38 AM
Yeah, well I'd watch just about anything with Nicole in it but Stoker is indeed a good one with the also rather excellent Mia Wasikowska in there too.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Abandon All Hope on July 25, 2019, 11:54:54 PM
R . I. . P

Rutger Hauer brillant actor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjnvHkypdMk
Title: Re: Film
Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on August 08, 2019, 10:25:02 PM
Walking over to get coffee today and some guy came driving in the entrance to my works car park..

Silver car... OCP logo on the door  8)

Watching 1 and sticking 2 on next  ::)
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on August 08, 2019, 11:13:15 PM
Hellboy 1 was on tonight. How did that amazing work become the latest load of muck? Bring back Ron Pearlman and Guillermo del Toro ffs
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on August 13, 2019, 01:14:22 PM
Since there's a kid with us here now and cinema is therefore out of the question, just ordered a BenQ projector there. Took about 5 months of sporadic research bursts to finally decide; it's a HD jungle out there!
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Juggz on August 13, 2019, 02:09:35 PM
Heading to Waterford later to see Aplocalypse Now Director's Cut. Fucking thing is almost 4 hours long  :(
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on August 13, 2019, 02:39:25 PM
The Redux version? It's great. The documentary about the making of Apocalypse Now is excellent too. Think it's just called Heart of Darkness, or something similar.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Juggz on August 13, 2019, 02:49:32 PM
No, I have Redux on DVD. This is another new version, apparently. Sorry - "Final Cut"

Quote
Forty years after its original release, audiences will get the chance to experience Apocalypse Now Final Cut, a never-before-seen and newly restored cut of Coppola’s spectacular cinematic masterpiece in a way which the director believes “looks better than it has ever looked and sounds better than it has ever sounded”. Restored from the original negative for the first time ever, Apocalypse Now Final Cut is Coppola’s most realized version of his multi-awarded classic
Title: Re: Film
Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on August 13, 2019, 06:49:40 PM
The Redux version? It's great. The documentary about the making of Apocalypse Now is excellent too. Think it's just called Heart of Darkness, or something similar.

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102015/

Bloody great stuff
Title: Re: Film
Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on August 13, 2019, 10:09:53 PM
Demolition Man tonight... for reasons   8)
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on August 14, 2019, 01:04:57 AM
The Redux version? It's great. The documentary about the making of Apocalypse Now is excellent too. Think it's just called Heart of Darkness, or something similar.

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102015/

Bloody great stuff

It's amazing alright
Title: Re: Film
Post by: ldj on August 16, 2019, 11:03:29 PM
Went to see 'Good Boys', I can actually usually enjoy dumb Seth Rogen type comedies but I thought there would be more laugh out loud moments, some funny moments but was expecting more.

It does get some points for having a scene featuring Race With the Devil by Judas Priest though, pretty obscure track for the type of film.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on August 17, 2019, 01:13:58 AM
Watched the trailer after skimming through an article on it. Looked awful.

Rewatched Pan's Labyrinth tonight, enjoyed it much more than first seeing it in cinema for some reason.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Eoin McLove on August 18, 2019, 07:00:19 PM
Watched the new Tarantino today.  Dunno what to make of it really.  It didn't feel like a Tarantino flick until the very end.  Not bad but not great.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pentagrimes on August 19, 2019, 08:40:10 AM
Yeah saw it myself last night.. it was enjoyable but seemed a bit disjointed or something.

Was thinking about it this morning. I think the clue is in the title really - it's a modern day fairytale version of that time period where unlike some of the real life events picture, there's always a happy ending. But it did feel a bit like two films thrown together.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Scáthach on August 23, 2019, 08:59:54 PM
I'm definitely a Tarantino fanboy, and have to say I really enjoyed it. If I had a criticism, I'd say it felt like there was too much driving early on, an excuse for Q to get a bunch of tunes in. Anyone else think Polanski looked like Austin Powers?
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Juggz on August 24, 2019, 10:26:56 AM
I liked it, though a couple of my friends who came with me left after about an hour. To be fair, it took a long time to get moving and could have been trimmed a tad. I heard the original cut was over four hours long  :laugh: Seemingly Tatantino created very extensive and detailed back-stories for Rick and Cliff to give Leo and Brad a greater understanding of their relationship, even though none of it was filmed or ever intended to be filmed. It was purely just so they could understand their characters better. The scene at the ranch was superb and the ending was well done, too.

I also went to see Hobbs & Shaw, the Fast & Furious spinoff on the recommendation of a friend. I haven't seen any of the F&F films and expected it to be utterly mindless but entertaining which, to be fair, it largely was. Spoiler alert - the major revelation, which is explained so blatantly that even a champion of simpletons could grasp it, that people can achieve more if they work together, took my intelligence and wiped its hole with it. Honestly, you'll see more complex mental leaps in an episode of Peppa Pig and presented in a far more subtle way.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on August 24, 2019, 11:15:42 AM
Spoiler alert - the major revelation, which is explained so blatantly that even a champion of simpletons could grasp it, that people can achieve more if they work together, took my intelligence and wiped its hole with it. Honestly, you'll see more complex mental leaps in an episode of Peppa Pig and presented in a far more subtle way.

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on August 24, 2019, 03:35:43 PM
took my intelligence and wiped its hole with it.

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Amazing  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

On the old site they used to emblazon certain quotes on the main page...this would definitely win hands down
Title: Re: Film
Post by: ldj on August 27, 2019, 11:00:07 PM
Went to see Once Upon a Time... last night, I really enjoyed it but I can understand why someone wouldn't.

It's not really a plot based movie but I just enjoyed watching the main three actors perform, Brad Pitt especially stole the show. The scene with Sharon Tate in the cinema was brilliant too.

I did think it was a bit fucked up that they made a joke of Bruce Lee but treated Polanski rather respectfully though, as funny as the Bruce Lee scene was.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on August 27, 2019, 11:09:50 PM
Not seen it yet but I heard his daughter /estate were less than happy with that scene.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pentagrimes on August 28, 2019, 11:22:49 AM
yeah, I mean it's played for laughs but it makes him look like a dick. Logically considering that that rest of the film you realise is a sort of inversion of real events, it's understandable but if I were his family I'd be fairly upset. And Tarantino was a prize cunt about it in the press.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Eoin McLove on August 28, 2019, 01:35:41 PM
What did old Quentyballs say?
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on August 28, 2019, 02:31:44 PM
Is the whole Bruce Lee mythology not worthy of taking down a peg or two though? Saying that having not seen the film or scene referred to.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on August 29, 2019, 05:01:21 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/aug/29/so-extra-how-the-directors-cut-became-hollywoods-latest-ruse-to-milk-fans-dry

Interesting opinion piece about bullshit almost-instant theatrical re-releases of movies with extra unessential footage. Inspiration from limited editions in the music world maybe??
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Juggz on August 29, 2019, 05:18:16 PM
I’d well believe there is far more outside interference in movies, for sure, and that the released movie is frequently not what the director really tried to make. Still, Marvel movies with out-takes in the cinema can get fucked.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on September 05, 2019, 06:00:34 PM
In the cinema atm.. Those two cunts are on giving fucking moronic previews of upcoming MOVIES...

Went out and got a cornetto to stab myself in the eyes and ears with... Jesus fucking wept
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Trev on September 05, 2019, 06:16:06 PM
I got pretty fatigued with the Marvel stuff a few years ago but went back to them the last while and caught up. Have to say I would have loved it of they  finished it at Infinity War
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Emphyrio on September 05, 2019, 06:34:39 PM
I got pretty fatigued with the Marvel stuff a few years ago but went back to them the last while and caught up. Have to say I would have loved it of they  finished it at Infinity War

Ya, I think that'd have been class.

Continuing the Marvel theme. I saw Dark Phoenix during the week. I was getting jaded from the X-Men stuff, particularly after that shit Apocalypse one, but I actually quite enjoyed this.

Also watched the 4 Rambo movies in preparation for the final one coming out. 1 and 2 are classics, 3 is grand and 4 is mental in the best way possible.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on September 05, 2019, 09:18:38 PM
Back from the new spiderman, decent enough. It's gona be really hard for anything to come after something like a build up to end game tbh

Ticket booked for IT2 tomorrow at 1pm, tbh I'm not expecting a whole lot. The first was alright and I've got the feeling part 2 will fall short of the expected mark  :abbath:

Not seen Dark Phoenix yet, the X-men movies (not including DP) overall haven't faired fairly well. DOFP is probably the best of the lot. I went back and rewatched them last year and the original ones are fucking terrible  ;D :laugh:

On Rambo, I think 1 and 4 are the best of the lot to date.  Be interesting how 5 pan's out., I can only assume he's going to die in this one to end it off unless they keep milking it ?  :-\
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on September 05, 2019, 09:37:28 PM
Rambo never dies..
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Juggz on September 05, 2019, 09:51:08 PM
Rambo kills death.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pentagrimes on September 06, 2019, 10:13:21 AM
May check out IT 2 over the weekend. The daughter has inherited my taste for horror and I'm trying to think if I can sneak her in as she liked Pt 1 - she's 15 and absolutely won't pass for 16  to get in otherwise god love her, so we'll see.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on September 06, 2019, 01:11:43 PM
Trailer just on before IT2.. The shining follow up movie with Ewan McGrevor!
Title: Re: Film
Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on September 06, 2019, 04:24:42 PM
IT2, it's OK. Nothing amazing 
Title: Re: Film
Post by: blessed1 on September 07, 2019, 05:01:34 AM
Went to see IT2. Not great at all. Can people just please stop making films of Stephen Kong’s books. They just don’t translate to film very well.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: mickO))) on September 18, 2019, 06:36:41 AM
Saw IT this evening, terrible film not surprising considering the first part was also very poor. Another film ruined by a stupid looking clown and dumb jokes. The comedian that looked like Dwight Schrute was so annoying. It could have been a great film with a decent team that would have been more interested in writing a good script and not cracking unfunny jokes and trying to cram in as much special effects as possible. Those zombie things or whatever they were suppose to be especially the one driving the car was so cringey. Even almost every jumpy part in the film was very predictable.

I guess most people are easily entertained these days. Also saw trailers for remakes of the Shining and another Black xmas remake  :-\ please just stop. It seems the standard of movies just keeps getting worse as the years go on.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pentagrimes on September 18, 2019, 09:08:44 AM
I enjoyed the first part but the second one bored the absolute shit out of me. The daughter quite rightly pointed out that a lot of the CGI in it made it have the feel of a video game or something like that.

Watched "Depraved", Larry Fessenden's take on "Frankenstein" the other night. Not quite as amazing as reviews are making out but I enjoyed it. More drama than Horror really.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: mickO))) on September 19, 2019, 01:27:31 AM
I think the Tim Curry version was much better especially considering it was a made for TV movie with a tight budget. The clown looked and acted a lot better.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pentagrimes on September 19, 2019, 08:56:41 AM
I think the Tim Curry version was much better especially considering it was a made for TV movie with a tight budget. The clown looked and acted a lot better.

No, let's all be honest about this now because nostalgia has fogged this for a lot of people, myself included. Tim Curry's performance aside, it's really not that great. Sat through it again just before the first of the movies came out and it's mediocre.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on September 19, 2019, 09:30:23 AM
I re-watched the original before the first part was released and it's definitely not held up (but was good for it's time) however there are some parts that still freak me out more so than the newer ones.

The first kill where the little girl is out playing and she see's him through the washing line... then his face suddenly changes to this dead stare at her.. then the camera zooms to her face. Fuck that shit still gives me goosebumps. 

Tim Curry is just an amazing actor in that aspect, what he can do with a look even covered in make up. Similar to him in Legend, so good.

(https://i0.wp.com/bloody-disgusting.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/darknesslegend.png?w=622&ssl=1)
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on September 19, 2019, 11:03:26 AM
There's a documentary about the 1990 version on the way, looks good, even if the series itself hasn't held up at all. Oul' Tim is pretty fucked these days though, he had a stroke or something along those lines a few years ago, he's wheelchair-bound now.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on September 19, 2019, 11:43:10 AM
Yeah, massive stroke back in 2012. Won't ever act again

(https://external-preview.redd.it/dz9R2WEErhVBS77mL5BQLSruqi4JwkLUBACjAebJao4.jpg?auto=webp&s=53c2f643f282ae030c065702b880d0f5017eab99)
Title: Re: Film
Post by: mickO))) on September 19, 2019, 03:33:46 PM
I think the Tim Curry version was much better especially considering it was a made for TV movie with a tight budget. The clown looked and acted a lot better.

No, let's all be honest about this now because nostalgia has fogged this for a lot of people, myself included. Tim Curry's performance aside, it's really not that great. Sat through it again just before the first of the movies came out and it's mediocre.

Maybe it's a bit of nostalgia for me but I honestly did not enjoy anything from either of the remakes and the clown was just terrible. I re watched the TV  movie back in 2017 about a week after I saw chapter 1 and still enjoyed it but I also took it for what it was a made for TV movie from 1990 in the same way I can still enjoy Fulci or Argento films even though most of the special effects look terrible by today's standards.. Tim's performance just outshines anything from the remakes.  The 1990's Pennywise looks like something from a nightmare whereas the 2017 Pennywise looks like something a toddler sketched.

Yeah, massive stroke back in 2012. Won't ever act again

(https://external-preview.redd.it/dz9R2WEErhVBS77mL5BQLSruqi4JwkLUBACjAebJao4.jpg?auto=webp&s=53c2f643f282ae030c065702b880d0f5017eab99)

Classic picture would love a poster of it.

I don't like that show Criminal Minds but I remember seeing an episode with Tim Curry as a serial killer and his performance was outstanding.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pentagrimes on September 19, 2019, 04:58:37 PM
I think we can at least agree Tim Curry is amazing. And that the new "It" is bollocks.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on September 19, 2019, 05:57:36 PM
I liked the first one, have yet to see the second one. The clown is crap though, in fairness.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: mickO))) on September 25, 2019, 05:23:32 AM
Saw the new Rambo really enjoyed it. Story was good and some great gore scenes. Apparently it's getting some heat for having racist and xenophobic attitudes towards Mexico :laugh: :laugh:. Who are the people getting paid stupid money to come up with this shit?

Think I will rewatch the others now soon. I only remember 3 being bad. The one from 10 years ago was very good.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on September 25, 2019, 12:49:14 PM
First positive feedback I've seen for it, it's getting poor reviews. Which version did you see? The UK, US and some other territiry got a version that's 12 mins. shorter than the standard version, which has an extended opening featuring him trying to rescue someone from a flood.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Juggz on September 25, 2019, 01:13:31 PM
There are two floods. Are you referring to the... first flood?

Sorry.


I went to see Ad Astra, not bad. It falls apart a little if you start thinking but it's a decent sci-fi to just sit back and absorb.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on September 25, 2019, 02:11:54 PM
There are two floods. Are you referring to the... first flood?

Sorry.


NO NO NO NO .. STOP IT NOW FUCKER  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Ad Astra, yeah I was wondering how that holds up. Seeing high scores on line but more negative reviews. I guess it's just being compared to interstellar for the most part.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: mickO))) on September 25, 2019, 02:42:00 PM
First positive feedback I've seen for it, it's getting poor reviews. Which version did you see? The UK, US and some other territiry got a version that's 12 mins. shorter than the standard version, which has an extended opening featuring him trying to rescue someone from a flood.

I don't remember any flood I would guess it's the US version I saw. It was the first time I think I have ever been at a film where the majority of the audience stood up and started clapping at the end. I really enjoyed I read nothing about the story before going to it so I had no idea what was going to happen. My only complaint was how short it was. It started at 8.15 and was over at 9.35.

Very annoying that they are cutting it shorter for difference regions just show everyone the same film.

It's great to see Stallone still has it the recent Rockys have even been good as well whereas I hold out no hope for the new Terminator.

First Terminator is the best and number two is a close second. 3 was terrible and I didn't bother with anymore after that.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Trev on September 25, 2019, 02:49:47 PM
I saw it last week too and enjoyed it. I'd no idea about the story or anything around it, just wanted to see John Rambo fucking people up and it delivered.

Only criticism I'd have is the end scene could have been made a bit longer, seemed to just fly through the set pieces and then it's suddenly over
Title: Re: Film
Post by: mickO))) on September 25, 2019, 02:55:59 PM
The ending was a bit abrupt. Some of the gore scenes were great like what he did to the pimp outside the nightclub.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on September 25, 2019, 03:21:36 PM
There are two floods. Are you referring to the... first flood?

Sorry.

Jesus.

It's the opening to the extended version, and apparently sheds light on his motivations as the film progresses. I know nothing about it other than it involves an evil Mexican cartel (presumably being royally fucked up), so can't say how it affects anything.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: CorkonianHunger on September 25, 2019, 05:52:43 PM
To whoever mentioned "The House that Jack Built" by Von Trier, I loved it. Rewatched last night.

One of my favourite (new) directors is a guy called S. Craig Zahler. He plays in metal bands but directed "Bone Tomahawk" (horror/western with Kurt Russel) and "Brawl In Cell Block 99" (Violent drama with Vince Vaughan), both worth a watch. Very quiet and slow but full of mad violcence and great story. (Like a better Tarantino without the overly done soundtrack)
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pentagrimes on September 26, 2019, 09:22:11 AM
Really like "Bone Tomahawk" and "Brawl" but his most recent one (the name escapes me right now.."Dragged Across Concrete"??) bored me stupid.

I've really liked some Von Trier stuff but "The House That Jack Built" I thought was absolute wank. Matt Dillon was good in it but that's about it.

Horrorthon will be announced in the next few weeks, with a  screening of the "Rabid" remake ahead of it which I'm curious to see. Doubt I'll get to much/any of it this year but curious to see what the lineup brings nonetheless.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: CorkonianHunger on September 26, 2019, 11:09:53 AM
"Dragged Across Concrete" bored me stupid.

Have yet to see "Dragged" hope I like it, but if you think it's less than "Bone Tomahawk" and "Brawl" then I might be disappointed. Really liked the "The House That Jack Built" but can see why someone wouldn't.

Looking forward to "The Lighthouse" (from the director of "The Witch").
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pentagrimes on September 26, 2019, 02:29:06 PM
Yep, hearing great things about "The Lighthouse", a different vein to "The Witch" but equally solemn. Which reminds me, "Bait" looks like one to keep an eye out for. Hitting cinemas this month.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmydSyiR59o

I watched "The Wolf Hour" last night which was a waste of both my time and Naomi Watts' acting abilities.

Curious to see "Joker". Mainly just because Phoenix's performance in "You Were Never Really Here" was stellar.

"The Colour Out Of Space" should be out by halloween too I think?Word is Nicholas Cage actually ruins it, which is a shame given it's Richard Stanley's big return to directing.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Juggz on September 26, 2019, 03:13:46 PM
I've heard a lot of great things about Bait, I'm hoping it gets a run outside of Dublin too.

I picked up In Fabric on DVD, one for special occasions there.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: mickO))) on September 27, 2019, 08:01:13 PM
Rewatched the Exorcist III for the first time in a few years last night. What a film I think it's even better than the first one.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: hellfire on September 29, 2019, 01:33:24 AM
Got The Mule on DVD earlier. Already saw it on the cinema, but it was great to see it again.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on September 29, 2019, 10:03:10 AM
Watched The House That Jack Built last night. It was watchably entertaining for a while, while it was being a poor man's Nymphomaniac (and Part II at that). Then, when it finally did something original in terms of form, it became, as Jamie put it, absolute wank. I think the word "gratuitous" would best describe every aspect of it, down to its being made at all.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pentagrimes on September 30, 2019, 10:52:46 AM
If you want to see a far better (relatively speaking) film about a serial killer, I'd go for "The Golden Glove". It's genuinely horrible, an absolute kick in the face of a film. Up there with "Henry" in terms of making a film about a horrible person doing horrible things that reminds you of the stark reality of it all, and a needed antidote to the current climate of true crime as entertainment. Bleak as fuck.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on September 30, 2019, 02:44:07 PM
I don't particularly need to see another film about a serial killer. Part of the problem with The House... is precisely that, whereas Nymphomaniac was dealing with subject matter that has almost never been tackled in a visceral manner, this one rehashed the form of the latter only to apply it to subject matter that has been explored ad infinitum over the last few decades.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Eoin McLove on October 04, 2019, 09:55:30 PM
Suburbicon. I didn't realise until the end credits that it's a Coen Brothers film but it makes sense.  I haven't seen a good black comedy in years but this was enjoyable and not at all what I thought it was going to be.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on October 05, 2019, 12:29:49 PM
Watched Vox Lux last night. What an odd, odd movie.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pentagrimes on October 07, 2019, 08:57:49 AM
Didn't like it at all.


Watched 3 From Hell, yet another reason to ask myself why on earth I bother watching Rob Zombie's celluloid output.


Has anyone seen Joker yet? If so all I want to know is wether or not it's a big fat Taxi Driver ripoff or not. I'm not interested in either the moral debate about it (which seems like nonsense) or the proximity to the actual comics.

Title: Re: Film
Post by: StoutAndAle on October 07, 2019, 12:17:38 PM
Has anyone seen Joker yet? If so all I want to know is wether or not it's a big fat Taxi Driver ripoff or not. I'm not interested in either the moral debate about it (which seems like nonsense) or the proximity to the actual comics.

I saw it on Friday night. I enjoyed it for the most part, it's not without its flaws. Ignore the media and, indeed, social media bollocks from people trying to torpedo it so that they can look woke (I fucking hate that term).

It was always going to be compared to "Taxi Driver" and "The King Of Comedy" but I think that this can't be helped. It has more in common with films like "The Machinist" and "Falling Down" once you get beyond the obvious references to the aforementioned De Niro films.

Todd Phillips definitely tried to make a film in the Paul Schrader/Martin Scorsese mould but he dialled in way too much misanthropy of the former and doesn't have the directorial skill of the latter. This is not to say it's a bad film but it's not the film that it could have been either.

There are three things that pull it out of being average.

Joaquin Phoenix absolutely burns up the screen.
The music score is perfect.
The cinematography (with big praise for location scouting) is very impressive.
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Post by: Pentagrimes on October 07, 2019, 12:29:41 PM
Yeah, personally I'm not going to worry about the moral compass of someone who made "The Hangover" and a documentary about GG Allin's take on a fucking comic book character alright, but tbh given the Joker shooting in the US a few years back I can objectively see why this is happening with the American media, social or otherwise.

But I also don't need to sit through an over hyped Scorsese homage which as I say was my main concern, and the trailers were a bit..meh. I do think Phoenix is fantastic though, so I'll probably go. I don't have the highest of hopes.
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Post by: blessed1 on October 08, 2019, 12:16:55 PM
Went to see joker last night.
It was a fucking chore to sit through.
Ya Phoenix is good in it but the way people are hyping it up is bloody hilarious and annoying as fuck. A fella I work with went to see it 2 nights in a row ffs.
Rambo was much better lol
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Post by: Scáthach on October 08, 2019, 02:47:37 PM
Is it true Joker has a Gary Glitter tune in it? Do ya wanna be in my gang... Fuck no!
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Post by: StoutAndAle on October 08, 2019, 04:51:38 PM
Is it true Joker has a Gary Glitter tune in it? Do ya wanna be in my gang... Fuck no!

It does, yeah - "Rock N' Roll: Part 2".

I was sitting there watching and thinking "Is this Gary Glitter? Maybe I was wrong, maybe it's by Sweet or someone..." But no, it's a Glitter track.

I'm sure a few sports teams in the States still use it as well.


Went to see joker last night.
It was a fucking chore to sit through.
Ya Phoenix is good in it but the way people are hyping it up is bloody hilarious and annoying as fuck. A fella I work with went to see it 2 nights in a row ffs.
Rambo was much better lol

I didn't think it was a chore at all, it flew by. But you're right about the hype. People saying it's going to win best film at next year's Oscars are fucking deluded. That said the farce that was "Bohemian Rhapsody" won this year... so what the fuck do I know?

Some of the fanboy stuff is hilarious for sure.

I saw something on Twitter along the lines of "This is the Joker that all Batman fans deserve!" followed by someone replying "Forget about Dark Knight, did we?" and then 30 odd tweets from fellas (it's always fellas) piling on, calling each other names and shit-flinging because they got upset that someone didn't like a movie that they've waited 12 months to see.


Title: Re: Film
Post by: Scáthach on October 09, 2019, 12:19:14 AM
Watched an excellent indie horror last night called A Dark Song. It's joint Irish and Welsh production starring Steve Oram (Sightseers) as an occultist helping a woman contact her dead child. OK, doesn't sound like the most original thing but it's nothing like all that James Wan pish. It's really dark, slow burning and menacing. I won't say too much for fear of spoilers but if like me you had a misspent youth reading Crowley and the likes, there's lots to enjoy. 😈
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Post by: Pentagrimes on October 09, 2019, 09:04:12 AM
Yeah, it's very good that. I watched "the Cured" and "Don't Leave Home" over the weekend, both irish and the latter reminded me a little of "the Dark Song" in tone and atmosphere, though it's a very different type of story. "The Cured" was surprisingly enjoyable too. Interesting spin on the Zombie idea.
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Post by: Trev on October 09, 2019, 11:25:00 AM
This popped up on my youtube recommendations, remember seeing it years ago and completely forgot about it. Very good short Irish horror, worth checking out if you've a spare 10 minutes

https://youtu.be/XpURRW80LnM
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Post by: Giggles on October 09, 2019, 01:53:57 PM
Never mind the hype, never mind the fanboys, the Joker is a good watch for sure.
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Post by: Juggz on October 09, 2019, 10:15:03 PM
I saw Joker earlier, didn’t enjoy it, to be honest.  I wouldn’t say it’s a bad movie, it just didn’t click for me. My mate thought it was brilliant, though.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on October 12, 2019, 09:00:05 AM
The new Breaking Bad film was entertaining. Not going to win any Oscars, but did the trick.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pentagrimes on October 12, 2019, 12:54:58 PM
Joker was fine. Not awful,not amazing. Phoenix is very good but found the bit from the talk show on a bit naff. Hes a regular Fred Astaire though isnt he?

Worth seeing,no great urge to ever see it again. Loved the scene with the scissors though,that was enjoyably nasty.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: ldj on October 14, 2019, 06:29:51 PM
The new Breaking Bad film was entertaining. Not going to win any Oscars, but did the trick.
I liked it, it was more like an extended episode of Breaking Bad than a film. I think people were expecting bigger stakes or something but pretty much every one of Jessie or Walter's enemies from the show were already dead anyway.
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Post by: Ollkiller on October 14, 2019, 06:38:09 PM
The new Breaking Bad film was entertaining. Not going to win any Oscars, but did the trick.
I liked it, it was more like an extended episode of Breaking Bad than a film. I think people were expecting bigger stakes or something but pretty much every one of Jessie or Walter's enemies from the show were already dead anyway.

Exactly. It was like a last episode. Nothing ground-breaking but I enjoyed it for what it was. And it was nice to sit back into that cinematography that made it so great.
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Post by: Pedrito on October 14, 2019, 10:02:24 PM
Deffo, well worth a watch, cool to see some of the old cast back together. A class series in fairness that I almost forget because of GOT fever. At least Breaking Bad was consistent and ended well.
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Post by: Eoin McLove on October 14, 2019, 10:14:47 PM
I forget so much of what happened in BB that I've gone back to the start.  I think it needs a rewatch before l look at Camino.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on October 15, 2019, 12:54:22 AM
BB got so bad around the time of the writers' strike I stopped watching and never went back. It actually put me off TV for a couple of years, which wasn't such a bad thing. Just like end of GoT, a real case of taking the absolute piss out of the audience and showing you have no respect for them whatsoever beyond being viewing stats.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on October 15, 2019, 01:29:01 AM
I got 2/3 of the way through season 2 and ditched it. Pile of shite, dull as dishwater and not a single character worth caring about.
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Post by: Kurt Cocaine on October 15, 2019, 07:21:55 AM
I got 2/3 of the way through season 2 and ditched it. Pile of shite, dull as dishwater and not a single character worth caring about.
Breaking Bad?
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on October 15, 2019, 08:40:29 AM
In fairness I remember BB dragging the shite out of things for ages and I almost dumped it myself. I seem to recall it picked back up again towards the end, though it was never as good as the first season or two.
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Post by: Ollkiller on October 15, 2019, 10:58:08 AM
I got 2/3 of the way through season 2 and ditched it. Pile of shite, dull as dishwater and not a single character worth caring about.

Found the first 2 seasons slow enough but from 3 on got really good.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on October 15, 2019, 01:03:08 PM
I got 2/3 of the way through season 2 and ditched it. Pile of shite, dull as dishwater and not a single character worth caring about.
Breaking Bad?

Yeah. There's enough stuff out there that I actually want to watch without forcing myself to watch BB in the hope of it eventually becoming good. Out of about 20 episodes, I liked 2, so no thanks.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Paul keohane on October 15, 2019, 01:30:18 PM
Ah lads theres no way any series of BB was at a level where it was so bad it was unwatchable!

Im on the last episode of Mindhunter,bursting to watch it later!,also im two episodes into City on a Hill,Kevin Bacon mad cunt!
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on October 15, 2019, 02:12:01 PM
I have one episode of City On A Hill left, 'tis a good series and has been renewed for a second season. Hooray!
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on October 15, 2019, 05:07:23 PM
Ah lads theres no way any series of BB was at a level where it was so bad it was unwatchable!

Im on the last episode of Mindhunter,bursting to watch it later!,also im two episodes into City on a Hill,Kevin Bacon mad cunt!

Breaking Bad was class.but there were some very drawn out episodes here and there, milking it for all.it was worth. It's been so long since I saw the thjng that I can't remember exactly but I remember having the feeling at the time. Mindhunter amazeballs in fairness.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Eoin McLove on October 15, 2019, 06:23:20 PM
Season 2 of Mindhunters was only good,  I thought.  Loved the first season.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Paul keohane on October 15, 2019, 07:29:13 PM
Season 2 of Mindhunters was only good,  I thought.  Loved the first season.
Im the opposite,i thought season one was a bit slow,loved season two!
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on October 15, 2019, 08:22:05 PM
Season 1 was definitely better but it set a high benchmark. Nothing wrong with season 2 at all.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Eoin McLove on October 15, 2019, 08:37:22 PM
I didn't find the main story terribly interesting and it was dragged out too much.  I thought the insights they gained from the interviews in season 1 were what made it so fascinating. Working on solving a specific case in season 2 changed the feel of the show. I also felt the side story with the son might have been explored more because it was a little half-hearted and sort of fizzled to nothing. I enjoyed it to a degree, though, because I like the characters.
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Post by: Paul keohane on October 15, 2019, 09:48:27 PM
Yeah the characters are top notch.
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Post by: StoutAndAle on October 16, 2019, 11:07:08 AM
Watched "El Camino" last night. Very enjoyable but not a masterpiece more like an extremely good 2 hour season finale.  The visuals are excellent and Aaron Paul & Robert Forster are both great.

Watched "Stuber" over the weekend - just good dumb fun. Plus, at 90 mins, the ideal length for brain fluff like this. Plenty of laughs and it's great to see two genuinely funny lead actors - this could have easily been The Rock & Kevin Hart shouting at each other.

Also watched "Masterminds" which has its moments but gets more and more outlandish as the plot progresses. Apparently based on real-life events. I would imagine it's more "inspired" by a true story. 
Title: Re: Film
Post by: 101_North on October 16, 2019, 11:31:23 AM
Watched "El Camino" last night. Very enjoyable but not a masterpiece more like an extremely good 2 hour season finale.  The visuals are excellent and Aaron Paul & Robert Forster are both great.

I see Forster died the same day as El Camino was released. Sad news.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: mickO))) on October 17, 2019, 02:42:52 AM
I didn't find the main story terribly interesting and it was dragged out too much.  I thought the insights they gained from the interviews in season 1 were what made it so fascinating. Working on solving a specific case in season 2 changed the feel of the show. I also felt the side story with the son might have been explored more because it was a little half-hearted and sort of fizzled to nothing. I enjoyed it to a degree, though, because I like the characters.

I thought them working to solve the case made season 2 better than season 1. Great show and looking forward to season 3 the acting alone is top notch.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: John Kimble on October 19, 2019, 08:12:57 PM
So I just watched Eli on Netflix, so the rest of you don't have to. Unless you're a fan of dull, derivative horror that is, in which case you may well want to check out the creaky acting, barely-there dialogue, and completely nonsensical 'plot-twist' at the end. Honestly, Netflix are really firing out the stinkers these days and I'm really beginning to wonder what the hell I'm getting out of this subscription.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Eoin McLove on October 19, 2019, 08:28:33 PM
I think film has gone to shit in the last ten years.  I've no doubt there must be good stuff out there that I'm out of touch with, and I have seen a very small handful of decent stuff to suggest it's being made somewhere,   but Jesus,  the general standard is muck.  I find myself watching ten minutes of something and turning it off.  I used to work in Xtra Vision and watched so many brilliant films, mostly from the European and independent shelves,  but nothing seems to interest me anymore. 
Title: Re: Film
Post by: John Kimble on October 19, 2019, 08:56:48 PM
Ha yeah, worked in XV too for a few years while in college. Made frequent use of the staff rentals. Def enjoyed film much more back then, whether it was the more obscure arthouse stuff or even mainstream blockbuster fare. But I suppose I also enjoyed music more back then, for the same reasons. It's a clichéd old fart complaint, but everything is over saturated and too readily accessible. I mean, there was certainly plenty of straight to DVD muck back then as well.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Eoin McLove on October 19, 2019, 09:06:18 PM
Oh yeah, mountains of shite has always been the order of the day but I always seemed to find interesting stuff, too.  Might be fatigue.  Old man yells at cloud syndrome! With music at the moment I'm mostly just buying classic black metal stuff that I've ignored and find most new stuff I hear kind of ordinary and interchangeable.  So many clouds,  so little time (left).
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on October 20, 2019, 12:50:49 AM
I met Alejandro Jodorowsky today and he gave a blessing to our son, Tristan Alejandro. Today was a good day.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on October 20, 2019, 01:32:44 AM
BSC wins the internet.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Eoin McLove on October 20, 2019, 02:44:31 PM
I watched around half an hour of Gremlins 2. Better left to my childhood.  Absolute and utter fucking dogshite.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Ollkiller on October 20, 2019, 03:02:04 PM
I think film has gone to shit in the last ten years.  I've no doubt there must be good stuff out there that I'm out of touch with, and I have seen a very small handful of decent stuff to suggest it's being made somewhere,   but Jesus,  the general standard is muck.  I find myself watching ten minutes of something and turning it off.  I used to work in Xtra Vision and watched so many brilliant films, mostly from the European and independent shelves,  but nothing seems to interest me anymore.

Same as. I make it through about 2 to 3 films a year now. Standard is just terrible. Used to be films were brilliant and tv shows weren't that good. It's gone full circle now.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: blessed1 on October 20, 2019, 03:21:41 PM
I watched around half an hour of Gremlins 2. Better left to my childhood.  Absolute and utter fucking dogshite.

Ah here gremlins 2 is decent enough. Its nowhere near as good as the first one but it still has its moments. Definitely wouldny consider it shite anyhow!
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Eoin McLove on October 20, 2019, 03:35:17 PM
The muckiest muck that was even muckier than the last piece of muck that I rewatched to discover just what a big steaming bag of muck it really was. Irredeemably mucky.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on October 20, 2019, 07:07:08 PM
If you think modern cinema is shite (commercial cinema is, but plenty of good independent films being made) then why, when you turn to the classics, don't you choose a bit wiser than Gremlins 2! :D
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Eoin McLove on October 20, 2019, 07:38:03 PM
It was on telly. I thought it might be fun in a Sunday afternoon Goonies kind of way.  It's not.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on October 20, 2019, 07:46:26 PM
I think cinema always had a high ratio of muck but with the advent of the dvd I watched so many recommended classics that I find it hard to find interesting stuff anymore. So much of modern cinema is absolute rubbish, a total dearth of risk taking or new ideas. The odd interesting enough one might pop up but it definitely won't pop up on Netflix or Amazon or any of those grey, bland, offend as few people as possible streaming services.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Scáthach on October 20, 2019, 08:29:42 PM
I definitely echo the above sentiments regarding major movies. I now go about once a year to the cinema, last one was Once upon a time in Hollywood, with the next being The day shall come. (bumping up that average to 2 visits this year). Most recent films I enjoyed at home were A dark song and then Get Out.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on October 21, 2019, 01:21:55 AM
Get Out was decidedly average, it's a solid indicator of how  subpar modern cinema actually is when films like that and A Quiet Place are lauded as cinematic milestones.

Oh, and Gremlins 2 was shite when it came out, never mind now.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pentagrimes on October 21, 2019, 09:59:37 AM
Gremlins 2 is the greatest film of all time. You fucking Roger Ebert wankers will be telling me you don't like BIll & Ted next.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: StoutAndAle on October 21, 2019, 12:31:14 PM
Watched "The Laundromat" last night. Not great. A fairly big waste of cinematic firepower on both sides of the camera.

I don't think that modern film has gone to shite but I do think that the present day cinema-going experience has taken away a lot of our options. Folks who go to multiplexes, for the most part, are not interested in seeing a film concerned with anything other than spandex wearing superheroes, remakes/sequels or a jump scare every 20 minutes. Most people aren't even concerned with plot narrative or exposition anymore. Once there's explosions and a barrel of reeking nachos then the general public will be happy.

To see an "indie" film on the big screen now you either have to go to the local arthouse cinema (if you're lucky enough to have one) or hope that the film is Oscar bait and will be shown in the megaplex on one screen at some ridiculous time. Case in point - "The Peanut Butter Falcon" has garnered rave reviews and was released in Ireland last weekend. It was shown once at the Kerry International Film Festival and on two small screens in Dublin and will now be rendered to the bottom of a pile again.

I am more and more convinced that mobile phones are burning up our attention spans also. Unless the hit is immediate, young folk aren't interested - which would go some way in explaining why some modern films are so poor in terms of dialogue etc. My nieces who are both in their late teens have written off classic movies as rubbish because they weren't impressed by the first ten minutes. And even if it's a film that they want to watch when they stay over in my house, they're on their phones for most of it. I'm guilty of this myself. Just last night I was watching a TV show with subtitles and every few minutes I looked at my phone to see if I had any notifications. And of course I was completely lost in the show and had to rewind it. The only remedy was to put my phone out in the hall.



Title: Re: Film
Post by: mickO))) on October 21, 2019, 03:01:06 PM
Watched the breaking bad movie yesterday it was awful what even was the point of it? It was like one big promo for a new season of the show. Not surprising since the shows quality dipped after Gus died and the finale was terrible.

Saw the Joker at the weekend as well it was ok but I must say I was expecting a lot better.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: The Butcher on October 22, 2019, 02:34:10 PM
Ahhhh don't be dissing Gremlins 2, it's a mindless parody of itself but yet completely ahead of it's time...SMART BUILDINGS.

Liked The Joker I have to say. Not brilliant but better than a lot of crap.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on October 22, 2019, 03:54:18 PM
Saw the new Star Wars trailer..absolutely nothing about it would make me want to watch it.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Abandon All Hope on October 23, 2019, 12:33:02 AM
The Lighthouse Brilliant flick highly recommend it ,
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on October 29, 2019, 11:51:51 PM
Watched Dolemite with Eddie Murphy, haven't laughed like that in a long time. Well worth a watch, Eddie back to his best.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Eoin McLove on October 30, 2019, 09:13:07 AM
I saw the ad on Netflix and it looked promising.  I'll give it a goo.

I watched Arctic last muggy which I really enjoyed.  Mads Mikkelsen stranded in the Arctic (you didn't see that coming!) and struggling to survive.  Maybe around an A4 page worth of dialogue in an hour and forty minutes but it was captivating.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pentagrimes on October 30, 2019, 09:26:15 AM
Watched "The Nightingale" the other night, new movie from the woman behind "The Babadook". Grim viewing.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Juggz on October 30, 2019, 10:05:46 AM
Watched Dolemite with Eddie Murphy, haven't laughed like that in a long time. Well worth a watch, Eddie back to his best.
I thought it was ok, a couple of chuckles but nothing more.

Zombieland Double Tap, on the other hand, was moronic fare but largely enjoyable. The post-credits bit was the highlight, for sure.

Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pentagrimes on October 30, 2019, 10:33:47 AM
Might bring the daughter to Zombieland Douple tap over the break actually, She likes the first one a lot.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: blessed1 on October 30, 2019, 01:26:19 PM
Watched climax last night. Pile of shit.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: John Kimble on October 31, 2019, 02:33:02 PM
Undeterred by the prospect of yet another shit film, I eventually got around to watching Avengers: Endgame the other night. Now, I actually did enjoy the previous installments and I wouldn't necessarily share Scorcese et al's aversion to this type of film, but honestly what a big, expensive mess of a non-event. Three hours seemed like six. Some people who were dead came back to life, and some died. I couldn't tell you who though. Nor can I recall one single moment from the film.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on October 31, 2019, 03:14:34 PM
Yep, absolute muck film. They've made countless movies now and every one of them has pretty much the same story. Looks great, no substance. Kinda like riding a beautiful girl who just lies there and does nothing. You'd rather a fat one with a bit of go in her.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Caomhaoin on October 31, 2019, 04:58:44 PM
Went to the Addams Family with the young lad, good laugh, fairly loyal to the original (no woke shite). 
Title: Re: Film
Post by: blessed1 on November 03, 2019, 08:52:29 PM
Went to see doctor sleep today. Quite good and very faithful to the book.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Nail_Bombed on November 06, 2019, 09:42:21 AM
Went to see doctor sleep today. Quite good and very faithful to the book.

May head along to that myself at some point, after giving The Shining a rewatch. Always been a King head since 12 or so, and thought Dr. Sleep was one of his better later novels. Ewan McGregor with a gash American accent though...
Title: Re: Film
Post by: blessed1 on November 06, 2019, 12:25:05 PM
Went to see doctor sleep today. Quite good and very faithful to the book.
Ewan McGregor with a gash American accent though...

Never even noticed that ha. If you’ve read the book I’d say you will enjoy the film.
And yes that and revival were some of his better later novels.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Eoin McLove on November 08, 2019, 09:20:12 PM
I just watched You Were Never Really Here.  Apart from a complete lack of dialogue throughout and in the few scenes that did have a bit it was all so mumbly as to be practically indecipherable,  it was decent enough.  Dark,  brutal,  intense, atmospheric and all that type of thing.  A bit one dimensional and hardly a classic,  but Joakin Phoenix is always watchable.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on November 17, 2019, 09:13:37 PM
Just watched Ridley Scott's crusades epic Kingdom of Heaven for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed it, possibly in part because I was expecting Orlando Bloom to ruin it and he (more or less) didn't.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on November 17, 2019, 09:57:57 PM
Which version? The theatrical version isn't great but the director's cut is very decent.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on November 17, 2019, 10:53:53 PM
Ah, I don't know actually. Watched it on streaming. If it turns out to have been the theatrical version, I'll certainly check out the director's cut after a couple of months distance. Cheers!
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on November 17, 2019, 10:58:58 PM
It was the theatrical version. A second screening to look forward to now! :)
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on November 17, 2019, 11:15:22 PM
Good stuff. It introduces and expands subplots,  and generally makes more sense than the theatrical cut. A much more enjoyable watch.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on November 20, 2019, 11:49:34 PM
An n-th rewatch of LA Confidential but first time in a fair few years. One of the best of the genre. Any underrated gems like it I might have missed, any origin (stuff like the original Hong Kong Internal Affairs, for example).
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Paul keohane on November 21, 2019, 12:32:02 PM
Watched 'Crown Vic' the other night,about an LA cop and his new rookie partner out on their first night shift together.Basically its them on patrol in a shit neighbourhood throughout the night,come across all kinds,well worth a watch,good show.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Nail_Bombed on November 21, 2019, 02:27:44 PM
Went to The Irishman last night. My arse did not thank me for getting up afterwards.

Seriously though, it was certainly a good/great film, with great performances from all - but could Scorsese not have trimmed the fat a bit? 3 1/2 hours is some screen length. At least get rid of those older characters riding around in car scenes not saying much,  which didn't do anything for the film.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Eoin McLove on November 21, 2019, 07:55:56 PM
Three and a half hours... fuck that....
Title: Re: Film
Post by: mickO))) on November 21, 2019, 09:40:38 PM
An n-th rewatch of LA Confidential but first time in a fair few years. One of the best of the genre. Any underrated gems like it I might have missed, any origin (stuff like the original Hong Kong Internal Affairs, for example).

What a great film everything about it is so good the acting, the way it's shot, the story etc. I haven't seen it in about 2 years I must watch it again soon. Would Chinatown fall under that category? Another great film.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on November 21, 2019, 10:05:32 PM
Holy shit... I've never seen Chinatown!!!
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Eoin McLove on November 21, 2019, 10:13:33 PM
Me neither. I always confuse it With Big Trouble in Little China  :laugh: Must give it a look.

I realised my error recently while listening to Joe Rogan discussing Motherless Brooklyn (which sounds really good) with Ed Norton, and Norton was describing different scenes from Chinatown and going on about Jack Nicholson's tremendous,  dark performance.  My image of Kurt Russel with nunchucks soon evaporated!
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on November 21, 2019, 11:23:23 PM
Saw the Joker..great performance by Phoenix. I tend to take the Scorcese view now that these actors and directors would deliver amazing stuff if they weren't crippldd by the superhero genre. Cool film but it all feeds back into some lad in a jumpsuit that just takes the greatness out of it. Always loved Batman and enjoy comics, but imagine if the money had been put into somwthing really great like a Godfather or something similar.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Eoin McLove on November 22, 2019, 06:43:50 AM
Yeah,  I find it bizarre that Batman and The Joker are now considered to be challenging, serious roles. That said,  I'm very much looking forward to Paddy Considine's reboot of Kindergarten Cop.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Juggz on November 22, 2019, 06:56:05 AM
The Irishman is fantastic, it didn’t feel as long as it is.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: SirHughMaharggs on November 22, 2019, 01:59:07 PM
Yeah,  I find it bizarre that Batman and The Joker are now considered to be challenging, serious roles. That said,  I'm very much looking forward to Paddy Considine's reboot of Kindergarten Cop.

Oh fuck, I wish this was true!
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Eoin McLove on November 22, 2019, 08:08:22 PM
Seven year old boy sitting on a rusty swing set outside a rundown school.

'Boys 'ave a penis, yeah?
Girls 'ave a fackin' vagina, innit mate!'

Takes a huge swig out of a naggin of cheap vodka and drags hard on a Major.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: jobrok1 on November 24, 2019, 11:08:00 AM
Isn't The Irishman a Netflix film?
Wont it be on there really soon, like?
Think I'll wait for that and just chip away at it over a couple of evenings.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on November 24, 2019, 01:19:14 PM
On Netflix on Friday.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Eoin McLove on November 24, 2019, 05:21:01 PM
That'll do.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on November 25, 2019, 12:11:26 AM
Would Chinatown fall under that category? Another great film.

Thanks for the final nudge that got me to watch this! Great indeed.
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Post by: Carnage on November 25, 2019, 12:41:40 AM
Skip the sequel (The Two Jakes), it's not a patch on it.
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Post by: mickO))) on November 26, 2019, 02:59:36 PM
Yes avoid the sequel it's not good.
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Post by: Pedrito on November 26, 2019, 06:54:06 PM
Ahhh Chinatown amazing. I'd recommend going through a marathon of those early-mid 70's Jack Nicholson movies. Five Easy Pieces, The Last Detail, The Passenger, the incredible Chinatown and the equally incredible One Flew Over the Cuckoo's nest. What an actor.

Finally saw Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Loved every second of it. A director who is out on his own in terms of making the movies he wants to make. No fucking super heros. Everything looked beautiful, humour, treating the audience like adults, no back stories or filling in details, my missus didn't 'get it' as such so if you're not familiar with the back story of the Manson family, I'm not sure if it will be as effective as I found it. I read 'Helter Skelter' a good few years back and was obsessed with the story so loved every bit. Can't recommend the book highly enough. The pulling down of the Bruce Lee myth was gas too..DiCaprio and Pitt class.
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Post by: Carnage on November 26, 2019, 07:09:07 PM
I watched OUATIH last night myself. It was OK, no better than that. Looked great alright and, when he wasn't clearly turning up for his pay cheque, Pitt looked like he was having a ball. Suitably Tarantino-esque ending but what the hell was the point of casting Margot Robbie in such a flimsy role? His foot fetish is getting out of control, too.
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Post by: Pedrito on November 26, 2019, 07:15:21 PM
I thought the flimsiness of the role reflected perfectly the 'flimsiness' of Tate's star power. She is far more famous for what happened to her than for any of the work she did. Didn't feel Pitt was dialling anything in, and isn't it great to see a bit of foot fethishism in today's sanitised, dumbed down environment. More of the same please.
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Post by: Eoin McLove on November 27, 2019, 01:07:44 PM
I didn't get much out of the film and I usually enjoy Tarantino. I appreciate that he is doing whatever he pleases and that is always to be lauded,  particularly as film and tv seems to be ever more designed around algorithms. Still though,  one of the most important aspects of Tarantino's films was lacking from this one, namely zippy, sharp and witty dialogue. This one seemed a bit languid by his standard.  No doubt that was intentional,  but yeah,  it left me wanting.
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Post by: Cosmic_Equilibrium on November 27, 2019, 01:22:11 PM
I liked it a lot, even saw it twice when it came out at the cinema. The attention to period detail is really well done. I'm not even that much of a Tarantino fan TBH but this was a great film.
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Post by: Emphyrio on November 29, 2019, 01:15:31 PM
Finally watched Joker. Phoenix is unreal but the movie is maybe a 7/10.

Also Rambo Last Blood. Not as good as 4 but some nice carnage.
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Post by: Eoin McLove on November 29, 2019, 01:23:32 PM
The Irishman is out on Netflix today,  yeah? I will give it a go (with scepticism).
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Post by: Born of Fire on November 29, 2019, 01:37:01 PM
I loved watching The Irishman on the big screen but by fuck it would have been nice to be able to hit pause and go for a tea break and stretch the legs a bit!
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Post by: blessed1 on November 29, 2019, 07:04:18 PM
i watched it last night at home.i was only planning on watching half of it but ended up finishing it. i really enjoyed it, not the best but still very good.
when i first saw joe pesci i was thinking is that actually him! he looks fucking strange now. probably cos he has not been in any films in years nearly 20 years.
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Post by: Pedrito on November 29, 2019, 09:37:18 PM
If it's as good as My Cousin Vinny I'll be happy. Marisa Tomei..jaysissssssss
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on November 29, 2019, 11:14:18 PM
Ineed.. 54.. she'd still get it!

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Post by: Pedrito on November 30, 2019, 12:30:31 AM
You'd have to dig me out of her
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on November 30, 2019, 05:06:58 PM
 :laugh: :laugh:

On the train atm watching hocus pocus  ;D Man Sarah Jessica Parker is fucking MINT in it
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Post by: Carnage on November 30, 2019, 05:50:14 PM
You're looking forward to the sequel, so?
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Post by: Eoin McLove on November 30, 2019, 06:16:06 PM
Ineed.. 54.. she'd still get it!

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Mental.  Last night I watched the utter crap that is The Lincoln Lawyer and she was in it.  Haven't seen her in anything in years.  Just fired on The Irishman so if she's in it,  that'll help pass three and a half hours  :o
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Post by: Carnage on November 30, 2019, 06:35:46 PM
She's not in The Irishman.

I watched it last night, it's OK. Overlong (a good hour could easily have been trimmed from it), up and down in terms of the performances and effectiveness of the de-aging CGI, storyline is fine if stretched out a bit. Pesci comes out of it best I think, nicely restrained performance.
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on December 01, 2019, 10:56:16 PM
Watching the Irishman atm, a good 2.5 hrs in to it and it's a hard slog. 
I'm not overly impressed but it tbh as it's nothing that they all haven't done before to varying degree's but like said above Pesci is like the polar opposite of what he is normally like in these movies which is nice to see.

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Post by: Eoin McLove on December 02, 2019, 08:39:31 AM
Pesci stood out alright.  Nice understated performance from him.  I found it hard to take De Nero and Pacino seriously in those hard man roles, though.  They are too fucking geriatric.  When De Nero was beating up the grocer my biggest worry wasn't for the fate of the grocer,  I was more concerned that De Nero's nappy might burst from all the excitement.

That said, it was a decent watch. It looked beautiful and had the feel of classic Scorsese. I was worried it might be a retarded blood bath like The Departed, but it was much more story based.  I'm just not convinced that the story was itself all that fascinating to warrant 3.5 hours of attention. 

I don't know if the two boys are just entirely past it at this stage or if it's partly down to mob fatigue on my part,  but I'd like to see them trying something more age appropriate.  They could potentially make an interesting drama together.  De Nero at least still seems to have the chops to do it.  I'm not so sure about Pacino. He came off as especially goofy, I thought.
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Post by: jobrok1 on December 02, 2019, 04:34:09 PM
Jeez! That latest Rambo flick is terrible pants altogether.
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Post by: Emphyrio on December 02, 2019, 05:16:39 PM
Jeez! That latest Rambo flick is terrible pants altogether.

They're all terrible! And brilliant.
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Post by: Caomhaoin on December 02, 2019, 05:35:26 PM
The Irishman was good enough I thought, and that scene with De Niro kicking yer man in the head, the greengrocer was indeed a bit toe curling alright.

Apart from that, and a few other minor quibbles, solid show. I kept nodding off near the end once the business end had come and gone though. A bit too long for one sitting for the 21st century attention span.
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Post by: jobrok1 on December 03, 2019, 08:51:35 AM
Jeez! That latest Rambo flick is terrible pants altogether.
First one, like Rocky, is a stone cold classic.

Second and third are pure 80's gold.

The other recent one stood well enough on it's own merits, but this one is just quite sad.
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Post by: Emphyrio on December 03, 2019, 09:34:45 AM
It's significantly weaker than the previous one admittedly. Grand though.
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Post by: Pedrito on December 06, 2019, 10:43:55 PM
Jaysis the new Rambo is class..god bless the 80's. They don't make men like that anymore. 100 mins of proper manliness. 
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Post by: jobrok1 on December 09, 2019, 01:16:36 PM
Jaysis the new Rambo is class..god bless the 80's. They don't make men like that anymore. 100 mins of proper manliness.
There's always one!    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: Pedrito on December 09, 2019, 03:22:25 PM
 :laugh:  :abbath: :abbath: :abbath: :abbath:
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Post by: Ducky on December 20, 2019, 06:02:41 AM
Went to the new Star Wars last night - I enjoyed it for what it is.

It absolutely plays on nostalgia, but what's to be expected from the ninth and final film in a story arc that debuted 42 years ago and wasn't intended to be this big?

It's got good action (both in terms of space pew-pew and lightsabre wub-wub), a little bit of the silly humour the series is known for, a twist that I didn't expect.

Some of the reviews online for this are cringy-as-fuck (The Irish Times in particular is painful to read). Complaining about lack of character development? Lads, it's the last fuckin' act in a nine-part story. Some of the characters are a bit nondescript (Po is just a Dealz version of Han Solo and Finn is... a guy), but you still have Rey, Kylo Ren (love or hate Adam Driver, he's a good actor), Chewie and the droids are still lovable and in a way the whole thing belongs to Leia/Carrie Fisher. Plus, you still have the iconic-as-fuck "characters" like the ships and lightsabres.

And as someone that first watched the Star Wars films as a pup in the 1980s (usually around this time of year with my two older siblings, who I went to the cinema with last night), the final scene made me feel something (as it was obviously designed to do).

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Post by: Eoin McLove on December 20, 2019, 12:40:51 PM
Back from Star Wars.  I'm not a SW fan in the slightest but I went along with the in-in-laws- I went to the last one with them too.  Visually it was stunning and I seldom say that about CGI films,  but they really captured a dark and menacing atmosphere visually.  Fucked if I knew what was going on but I didn't care anyway as I think Star Wars is one of the most ludicrous franchises and I can't take it in any way seriously on a conceptual level.  Plus I slept through a lot of it due to jetlag. But yeah, it looked incredible and, believe it or not, that's high praise coming from me.

I watched Downsizing on Netflix earlier.  It was 44° outside so a day for hiding inside with the air conditioning on full blast.  I was hoping for some easy fluff to entertain me for a couple of hours and this was recommended under the comedy section.  Jesus, it was tedious as Hell.  Watched over an hour of it trying to figure out exactly what the point of the film was before turning it off.  There was still another hour left in the fucking yoke! It's almost worth a look just to see what a comedy that has no sense of humour looks like.  Shocking stuff.
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Post by: Pedrito on December 20, 2019, 03:48:48 PM
Even the thoughts of watching another of these new Star Wars films gives me the creeps. This is coming from a 40 year old man who could easily sit through something like Toy Story or Shrek. Well made films are well made films, all the other explanations, they did this or the other, are secondary. They have just been crap storywise.
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Post by: Pedrito on December 21, 2019, 11:34:59 AM
Watched the new Almodovar movie Pain & Glory last night. Excellent film, with a plot, nuanced acting, complex, adult themes and no fucking superheroes. Penelope Cruz, as always, all woman and Antonio Banderas brilliant.

Also watched the 1st hour of the Irishman. DeNiro hard to take seriously after that 'kicking' he gives the guy on the ground. Could they not find a stunt double to handle that stuff ffs? Awful, jarring scene. Also, why the need to make him youthful? Again, a younger actor could have worked. Interesting so far apart from the CGI stuff.
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Post by: Ducky on December 21, 2019, 05:40:02 PM
Scorcese knows what "real cinema" is, so this must be it.
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Post by: jobrok1 on December 21, 2019, 06:01:25 PM
Also watched the 1st hour of the Irishman. DeNiro hard to take seriously after that 'kicking' he gives the guy on the ground. Could they not find a stunt double to handle that stuff ffs? Awful, jarring scene. Also, why the need to make him youthful? Again, a younger actor could have worked. Interesting so far apart from the CGI stuff.
I'm also an hour in and this sums it up so far.
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Post by: Pedrito on December 21, 2019, 07:14:09 PM
Scorcese knows what "real cinema" is, so this must be it.

Ah here, it's definitely better than that Star Wars muck.
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Post by: Necr0rceN on December 21, 2019, 08:52:36 PM
Anyone watch the Hail Satan Documentary on Netflix?

It's a good watch, it's not satanic in the vein of black metal satanism, but it is a really good punch to the face of the bible bashers and shows how a lot of western countries mainly the US all talk about being open to all cultures and religions freedom are basically mixing church and state, and by church I mean the catholic church.

I have to admire the balls that the main lad shows (graves or something) when he's being interviewed on TV. He's a bit like LaVey but less theatrical but that statue they make, fuck I'd love it in my house. I guess I'll have to stick to my 6" statue then! Anyone else see this?
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Post by: Ducky on December 21, 2019, 09:51:07 PM
Scorcese knows what "real cinema" is, so this must be it.

Ah here, it's definitely better than that Star Wars muck.

He's obviously made some all time classics, but deserves a slap for what he said a while ago (and I'm no fan of the Marvel films).
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Post by: Nail_Bombed on December 21, 2019, 10:36:53 PM
Both a fan of Scorsese and the Marvel films - and he's entitled to his opinion, however machinated it may be towards creating controversy. The problem is, being part of Hollywood, that he also is in the business of selling us his films, not unlike the Disney/Marvel machine - making his comments on 'not real cinema' turn out to be somewhat hypocritical.
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on December 22, 2019, 11:04:35 PM
Watching Rambo.. Just done the 'gettin ready' montage..

I'm so pumped up right now  ::) ::)

RAAAAAMMBBBOOOO  :abbath: :abbath: :abbath:
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Post by: Eoin McLove on December 24, 2019, 05:10:50 AM
Rewatching The Castle.  Always a winner!
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Post by: Pedrito on December 24, 2019, 10:26:47 AM
Watching Rambo.. Just done the 'gettin ready' montage..

I'm so pumped up right now  ::) ::)

RAAAAAMMBBBOOOO  :abbath: :abbath: :abbath:

How did you find it?  :abbath:
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on December 24, 2019, 11:25:51 AM
I enjoyed it, the first hour is slow, then it busts into a montage and it ramps up to full 80's shoot all the things and blow up all the stuff  ::)
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Post by: Pedrito on December 24, 2019, 12:53:47 PM
Yep, thought it was class  :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on December 26, 2019, 06:44:32 PM
Started Lethal Weapon 1 today, gona go through the 4 of them. Still great entertainment.
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Post by: Eoin McLove on December 31, 2019, 10:03:02 PM
Labyrinth. What a load of utter shite.  The lesson learned is leave your childhood alone. Nostalgia sucks.
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Post by: Pedrito on December 31, 2019, 10:11:02 PM
Yep it was poop even back in the day
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Post by: blessed1 on January 01, 2020, 12:33:46 AM
I dunno. If a film is really nostalgic for me no matter how shit it is I'll still enjoy them when I stick them on.
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Post by: Eoin McLove on January 01, 2020, 12:46:15 AM
I have a low threshold for silly nostalgia,  I have to admit.  The A-Team, McGyver, Labyrinth, Under Siege, and pretty much every 80s action flick.  Loved them as a kid.  Love the memories of them. But looking at them now,  they just downright bore the tits off me.  The nostalgia factor only works in the memory but not in the re-living off these things for me.  I've pretty much no interest in watching things 'ironically' either. 
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on January 01, 2020, 03:03:58 AM
Just watched Labyrinth over the holidays actually and found it had aged really badly too. I was probably high as a kite last time I saw it about 15 years ago and had a good recollection of it.

There are still classics that hold up. The Goonies, for example, for what it is (a family comedy adventure) is easily as good as the Indiana Jones movies.

It's also why I don't get down with the "Star Wars only seems good because of nostalgia." I'd have no problem saying I thought the originals had aged badly if I thought they had. The new ones just are, every single one except Rogue One, worse.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on January 01, 2020, 03:06:24 AM
Look at us partying out on a New Year's Eve, discussing the nature of nostalgia!
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Post by: Pedrito on January 01, 2020, 10:33:58 AM
Just watched Labyrinth over the holidays actually and found it had aged really badly too. I was probably high as a kite last time I saw it about 15 years ago and had a good recollection of it.

There are still classics that hold up. The Goonies, for example, for what it is (a family comedy adventure) is easily as good as the Indiana Jones movies.

It's also why I don't get down with the "Star Wars only seems good because of nostalgia." I'd have no problem saying I thought the originals had aged badly if I thought they had. The new ones just are, every single one except Rogue One, worse.

Agree with everything there. Something's either good, bad or inbetween. The Goonies was always a brilliant film, wonderful storytelling and some brilliant performances. It's about as good as it gets in terms of 80's kids movies, some of which were literally magical. Indiana Jones is another one. You could watch that in 20 years and it's still a great film. The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, the list goes on. The original Star Wars were GREAT movies. There was no need to explain them. You just sat on your ass and you were transported to another dimension. Now, maybe you don't like space and robots etc, I get that, but there's a reason the captured the imagjnation of people the world over. Then you have Spielberg movies like ET and Back to the Future. The production on them thjngs was incredible, but I think the acting was something very different too, far more nuanced, less time in the gym and more time spent on actual lines
 
All that said, there's still good stuff being made but there's no excuse for the likes of the Hobbit movies or these recent Star Wars ones which are cynical exercises to milk audiences for every penny they can get. The Hobbit could have been one great movie. Was there a need to make 3 more Star Wars movies with no proper script or idea how they were going to play out?

Anyway, going back to the original point, Labyrinth was always shite. It used to weird me out as a kid. Bowie was just an odd actor, great singer, but you'd swear he never put a foot wrong the way people talk about him now.
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Post by: Eoin McLove on January 01, 2020, 10:53:02 AM
Yeah,  there are some classics from the era of course,  some mentioned above that I agree with,  others that I'm not so arsed with.  Quality story telling is timeless.  Speaking of which, we just fired on One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.  What a fucking film!
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Post by: Pedrito on January 01, 2020, 11:05:07 AM
Class film.
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Post by: Trev on January 01, 2020, 11:11:20 AM

 Was there a need to make 3 more Star Wars movies with no proper script or idea how they were going to play out?

To be fair Lucas didn't have an idea for the way the originals would play out, with the whole Luke and Leia kissing scene. And by Return he was happy to start milking it with the poxy fucking Ewoks


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Post by: Pedrito on January 01, 2020, 11:22:18 AM
And yet countless movies and decades later we still don't know wtf is going on  :laugh:
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Post by: Trev on January 01, 2020, 11:26:44 AM
True :laugh:

I think my biggest gripe with the new trilogy, is that they had the rights to this huge expansive universe where they could do so much with...but chose to go back to the same characters and family bickering as before

Ah well, I think I'll stick on some Indiana Jones later, have a few beers and try to forget all about them
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Post by: Slaughterday on January 01, 2020, 10:12:24 PM
Yeah,  there are some classics from the era of course,  some mentioned above that I agree with,  others that I'm not so arsed with.  Quality story telling is timeless.  Speaking of which, we just fired on One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.  What a fucking film!

Great film. One of my favourites.


Watched 'In The Mouth of Madness' tonight. Underrated for sure. Not up to the standard of The Thing but on a par with Prince of Darkness for sure.

 Soundtrack is odd though, John Carpenter apparently tried to buy the rights to Enter Sandman but couldn't afford it, so ended up with a weird Dealz version of a Metallica song playing over the credits. Sam Neill is great in this one.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on January 01, 2020, 10:37:53 PM
Just back from final Star Wars and can rank it as now the fifth of all the movies, triple-trilogy and the others, I would more than happily watch and rewatch; original three, Rogue One, and this.

A pleasant surprise. Not without some flaws, but some beautiful cinematography, excellent action set pieces, and a damn perfect score.

Edit to remove a potential spoiler!
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on January 01, 2020, 11:12:51 PM
Just back from final Star Wars and can rank it as now the fifth of all the movies, triple-trilogy and the others, I would more than happily watch and rewatch; original three, Rogue One, and this.

A pleasant surprise. Not without some flaws, but some beautiful cinematography, excellent action set pieces, and a damn perfect score.


Fairly accurate assessment of it tbh. I saw it Sunday and was surprised by it considering the state of what they did with the previous movie. 
I'll rewatch it again when a decent download of it comes out just see if it was a bit of nostalgia that made me enjoy it more. But regardless worth the money to go see on the big screen.

I thought C3PO had some funny ass bits in it. Such as when they all look at him.. the he turns and looks behind him into the distance  :laugh:
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Post by: Eoin McLove on January 02, 2020, 10:06:59 AM
Tonight's entertainment- Prizzi's Honour.  I've never seen this before.  Let's go!

Edit. Total and utter load of shite.  Truly dreadful.
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Post by: Pentagrimes on January 02, 2020, 10:12:38 AM
"Bait" and "Parasite" were the two last films I saw in 2019 and both were excellent. Desperately holding off watching a sneaky copy of "The Lighthouse" currently until it gets to cinemas.
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Post by: Pedrito on January 02, 2020, 06:00:17 PM
Tonight's entertainment- Prizzi's Honour.  I've never seen this before.  Let's go!

Edit. Total and utter load of shite.  Truly dreadful.

Ah stop, cack. Sounds like you're on a retro binge at the moment. I did the same around 10 years ago, buying up any oul cheap DVD in HMV that had 4 or 5 stars on it or a nicely worded recommendation on it. Problem is, there's so much shite like Labyrinth and Prizzi's Honor that gets thrown into the 'classic' section just because it had a famous actor or the era was right. For Nicholson you should watch Chinatown which is a stunning movie. The Last Detail and Five Easy pieces. Then there's the great classics like The Shining or One Flew Over. All that said, if you haven't seen Chinatown, get on it straight away.
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Post by: Carnage on January 02, 2020, 06:47:33 PM
I've never seen The Last Detail, I must give that a look. Chinatown and Five Easy Pieces are great, and I'd add Ironweed for the craic.
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Post by: Eoin McLove on January 02, 2020, 10:18:30 PM
Tonight's entertainment- Prizzi's Honour.  I've never seen this before.  Let's go!

Edit. Total and utter load of shite.  Truly dreadful.

Ah stop, cack. Sounds like you're on a retro binge at the moment. I did the same around 10 years ago, buying up any oul cheap DVD in HMV that had 4 or 5 stars on it or a nicely worded recommendation on it. Problem is, there's so much shite like Labyrinth and Prizzi's Honor that gets thrown into the 'classic' section just because it had a famous actor or the era was right. For Nicholson you should watch Chinatown which is a stunning movie. The Last Detail and Five Easy pieces. Then there's the great classics like The Shining or One Flew Over. All that said, if you haven't seen Chinatown, get on it straight away.

We are in the in-laws' holiday home and rooting through their DVD collection so that's what we are limited to.  I've never seen Chinatown,  Five Easy Pieces or The Last Detail but I doubt they have them here. Chinatown is on my must see list,  though.
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Post by: Emphyrio on January 02, 2020, 11:30:51 PM
Watched Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. A bit lacking on the clever dialogue and for the majority of it there wasn't a whole lot going on but the last 25mins were class.
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Post by: Caomhaoin on January 04, 2020, 11:14:05 AM
Saw that John Wick 3 yesterday. Some class action sequences, thoroughly enjoyable show.

The story being so unbelievably ridiculous and it not taking itself seriously adds to it. The ‘go for the mickey’ dogs, class :)
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Post by: Carnage on January 06, 2020, 05:32:32 AM
Watched Red Sparrow earlier. For a political thriller, it was decidedly low on thrills.
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Post by: Juggz on January 06, 2020, 08:19:49 AM
Anyone watch the Hail Satan Documentary on Netflix?

It's a good watch, it's not satanic in the vein of black metal satanism, but it is a really good punch to the face of the bible bashers and shows how a lot of western countries mainly the US all talk about being open to all cultures and religions freedom are basically mixing church and state, and by church I mean the catholic church.

I have to admire the balls that the main lad shows (graves or something) when he's being interviewed on TV. He's a bit like LaVey but less theatrical but that statue they make, fuck I'd love it in my house. I guess I'll have to stick to my 6" statue then! Anyone else see this?
Yeah, it's very funny, but quite really quite sinister presentation overall - and I'm not talking about the Satanic Temple.

Recently watched:
Star Wars - alright entertainment but too much of a PC box-ticking exercise, too much crammed into that portion of time to be a genuinely good movie.
Thunder Road - quite enjoyable though treads an uncomfortable line between comedy and grief.
Valkyrie - took a truly amazing story and sucked much of the tension out of it.
Black 47 - A re-watch, still very enjoyable. Terminator set during the famine, what's not to like?
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Post by: Pentagrimes on January 06, 2020, 09:07:28 AM
My daughter is getting really into horror lately so I (re) watched "the Shining" this weekend, and then we followed it up with "Doctor Sleep", which I hadn't seen yet and which we both thought was crap.
Also finally watched "Midsommar" and I guess it's proof that apparently you can polish a turd - every bit as tedious as I expected, even though it's visually wonderful. Ari Aster is absolutely the Emperor's New Clothes of horror directors.
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Post by: Pedrito on January 06, 2020, 02:27:50 PM
Watched Marriage Story with Scarlett Johanssen and that Sirius Snape Jedi lad. Excellent performances by both. Well worth a watch.
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Post by: ldj on January 06, 2020, 07:09:11 PM
My daughter is getting really into horror lately so I (re) watched "the Shining" this weekend, and then we followed it up with "Doctor Sleep", which I hadn't seen yet and which we both thought was crap.
Also finally watched "Midsommar" and I guess it's proof that apparently you can polish a turd - every bit as tedious as I expected, even though it's visually wonderful. Ari Aster is absolutely the Emperor's New Clothes of horror directors.
Midsommar was so bizarre, it was a slow burn but I was onboard until the *spoiler* sex scene, the cinema was pretty much silent for the first two hours of the film and then spent the last 20 minutes laughing their heads off.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Juggz on January 07, 2020, 08:27:47 AM
I really enjoyed Midsommar, even the demented last section. I didn't mind it going off into slightly ridiculous territory like that. I haven't looked at bears in the same way since.

I went to see the new Jumanji last night. Stupid, as expected, but very, very funny.
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Post by: blessed1 on January 07, 2020, 10:11:52 AM
Ya I was a big fan of midsommar as well. That scene where they dance around the maypole was excellent and the music during that scene was great as well.
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Post by: Juggz on January 07, 2020, 11:25:25 AM
Maybe it's a cinema thing, I haven't watched it on a telly yet. In the cinema, the building sense of dread was quite intense, really quite disturbing. The music, the way things weren't translated to the protagonists or the audience, it all worked.
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Post by: Carnage on January 07, 2020, 12:52:16 PM
I haven't seen it myself but I'd go along with it being 'a cinema thing'. In that environment, your senses are heightened and more focussed so you're always going to get more out of it than watching it on telly, with all the distractions that go with it.
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Post by: Pentagrimes on January 07, 2020, 01:50:38 PM
I just don't like the guy's films regardless of where I watch them. I saw "Hereditary" on a big screen and small screen and didn't find much difference - I watched this one alone and without distraction at home with headphones on. His cinematography is great, sure, but I just didn't find it engaging on a story or character level at all. He seems to have developed this formula of "long drawn out drama with OTT final half hour" which barely worked in "Hereditary" and straight up annoyed me in this one. It's a matter of taste I guess. I thought "Blair Witch" was garbage when it came out as well and everyone else raved at me about how tense and uncomfortable it was too.

I'm increasingly unimpressed with the idea of "elevated" horror and this guy is the prime example of why.
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Post by: jobrok1 on January 07, 2020, 02:15:37 PM
I thought "Blair Witch" was garbage when it came out as well and everyone else raved at me about how tense and uncomfortable it was too.
Blair Witch was utter tripe... end of!
Title: Re: Film
Post by: blessed1 on January 07, 2020, 02:19:45 PM
I thought "Blair Witch" was garbage when it came out as well and everyone else raved at me about how tense and uncomfortable it was too.
Blair Witch was utter tripe... end of!

One of my favourite horrors ha.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Scáthach on January 07, 2020, 07:06:23 PM
Stuff I enjoyed over the Yule period were,
Trumbo, with Bryan Cranston, It's about a screen writer being blacklisted in Hollywood during the Communist panics.
True Story, with Jonah Hill. About a journalist falling under the spell of a murderer. Understated good performances and nicely shot. (Both are based on true stories)
Rupture, with Noomi Rapace, weird low budget sci-fi horror. Not great, but the pacing and slow drip of info made it enjoyable.
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Post by: Kunt 4 Life on January 07, 2020, 08:40:53 PM
I thought "Blair Witch" was garbage when it came out as well and everyone else raved at me about how tense and uncomfortable it was too.
Blair Witch was utter tripe... end of!
I agree utter shite. The worst was having to deal with people who loved it saying "oh you didn't understand it. You were expecting blood and guts."
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on January 07, 2020, 09:39:21 PM
I remember being in the States the Summer Blair Witch came out 1999 on a J1. Every now and then an ad would come on the telly..'some people walked into a woods and never came back'...some shit like that. Just the handheld footage, about 15 seconds long. It was genuinely freaky and completely new at the time. Nobody knew wtf it was and even afterwards people weren't sure if it was real. There's been a million like it since, but I remember that ad still..freaky.

It's the same with black metal. I remember being 15 and seeing that shit in magazines, at the height of it all, satanists burning down churches and killing eachother, lads painted like corpses, rituals, suicides...was fukin dark as shit for an adolescent at the time living in bumfuck Drogheda, pre internet. Now you just google it, have your answer in seconds. Hearing Dissection or Emperor the first time, even Cradle of Filth when they were kicking off would give you an oul farty feeling in your Chritian brothers school.uniform.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pentagrimes on January 08, 2020, 09:46:47 AM
Saw "La Dolce Vita" in the cinema last night, which I'd never seen before and thoroughly enjoyed, though I did come out of it feeling like I'd been in a row for three hours - similar feeling I got from "Uncut Gems" recently - as it's so chaotic. Some great bits in there though.

Saw posters on the way out of the cinema for some remastered Jodorowsky movies being re-released end of this month too. Will have to go see them on the big screen again!
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Post by: Scáthach on January 08, 2020, 12:27:52 PM
Where was that Pentagrimes? I'd love to see El Topo or the Holy Mountain on the big screen.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pentagrimes on January 08, 2020, 02:26:48 PM
The Lighthouse. Behold:
https://lighthousecinema.ie//showing/showing-4219 - El Topo (this weekend!!!)
https://lighthousecinema.ie//showing/showing-54060 - The Holy Mountain (end of the month)

Urgggh..I'm out of town when both of these are on. Can't believe they're only showing The Holy Mountain twice  >:(
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Scáthach on January 08, 2020, 02:38:18 PM
Deadly, thanks.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Doctor Crippen on January 08, 2020, 08:56:37 PM
Not horror but myself and the missus watched peanut butter falcon, thought it was great, whodoathunk
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Juggz on January 09, 2020, 10:54:10 PM
Just back from seeing Jojo Rabbit. It took a very grim and uncomfortable setting and dug a warm and funny story out of it somehow. I liked it but still feel uneasy about some of it.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pentagrimes on January 10, 2020, 08:49:09 AM
Not horror but myself and the missus watched peanut butter falcon, thought it was great, whodoathunk

great little flick that
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Abandon All Hope on January 11, 2020, 12:21:42 AM
Just back from seeing Jojo Rabbit. It took a very grim and uncomfortable setting and dug a warm and funny story out of it somehow. I liked it but still feel uneasy about some of it.

Brilliant film  it does have you in stitches laughing at one moment and then gets serious and then back to stitches laughing again . The young lad and imaginary hitler scenes were  brilliant.
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Post by: mickO))) on January 11, 2020, 06:02:57 AM
The Lighthouse. Behold:
https://lighthousecinema.ie//showing/showing-4219 - El Topo (this weekend!!!)
https://lighthousecinema.ie//showing/showing-54060 - The Holy Mountain (end of the month)

Urgggh..I'm out of town when both of these are on. Can't believe they're only showing The Holy Mountain twice  >:(

Have not seen El Topo yet but Holy Mountain would be great in the cinema was suppose to see it in the cinema about 2 years ago, was only one showing I had forgotten all about it and only remembered about it the day after it had happened.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Paul keohane on January 11, 2020, 10:48:51 AM
I think most horror movies are shit,but i thought Blair Witch was good.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Scáthach on January 12, 2020, 12:18:53 AM
After watching the Akira inspired episode of Rick and Morty, I realised I hadn't watched Akira in years and promptly stuck it on. Still amazing, visually stunning.
But, it does make you feel old when the future setting of beloved childhood movies is now the past, (Neo Tokyo 2019). Back to the Future 2 being another case in point, where the fuck is my hoverboard ?
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on January 12, 2020, 12:43:35 AM
Not to mention Blade Runner (2019).

Robocop was released in 1987 and set in 1990. Jesus.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Paul keohane on January 12, 2020, 08:33:11 AM
Watched Jay and Silent Bob ReBoot last night,was a big fan of the first one and Kevin Smith movies back in the day but this isnt great.Plenty of references to the other movies and all the big names are in it,but its poor enough i thought.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on January 12, 2020, 01:53:11 PM
Unless my airways were strapped to a bong, I don't think I could handle a single Kevin Smith movie these days.

Watched High Life, indie sci-fi film with Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche. Very good, lovely aesthetics, bit of Tarkovsky going on there but with an underpinning of Freudian psycho-erotic tension.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: mickO))) on January 12, 2020, 05:09:29 PM
Watched Jay and Silent Bob ReBoot last night,was a big fan of the first one and Kevin Smith movies back in the day but this isnt great.Plenty of references to the other movies and all the big names are in it,but its poor enough i thought.

I am going to the live show in 2 weeks where they show the film then do Q and A after it. Strikes back got awful reviews when it came out and I loved it.
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Post by: Emphyrio on January 12, 2020, 05:11:34 PM
I'll watch it but I reckon as a 40 year old I don't think I'll get the same sense of enjoyment I did as when the likes of Clerks and Mallrats came out.
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Post by: Paul keohane on January 12, 2020, 05:29:11 PM
I am going to the live show in 2 weeks where they show the film then do Q and A after it. Strikes back got awful reviews when it came out and I loved it.
i thought Strikes back was great!,i love most of his movies,but this new one isnt great.The actors are 20 years older,im 20 years older may be that had a lot to do with it.Some of the references to his other movies are good in Reboot,and was a bit of craic seeing all the original actors pop up again etc.But overall it just didnt grab me.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Eoin McLove on January 12, 2020, 09:25:22 PM
I thought Strikes Back was cuntish and I loved his other films.  Way too slapstick and stupid.  I think Jay and Silent Bob are great minor characters but are boring to watch for an hour and a half.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on January 12, 2020, 09:42:47 PM
The Wrath of Khan and The Search for Spock today. The former in particular is still so damn good.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Scáthach on January 12, 2020, 10:07:02 PM
Khaaaaann!  :laugh:
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on January 12, 2020, 11:28:14 PM
The Wrath of Khan and The Search for Spock today. The former in particular is still so damn good.

For the most part I've enjoyed all of them. The Wrath of Khan being possibly one of the best, Montalban  is just so cool in it  8)
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Ducky on January 13, 2020, 05:50:39 AM
I think the only time I ever got upset watching a film as wee'un was the earwig scene in Wrath of Kahn.

Holy fuck I screamed my head off :laugh:
Title: Re: Film
Post by: StoutAndAle on January 13, 2020, 11:55:57 AM
"The Peanut Butter Falcon" is a beautiful little film. Shia LaBeouf and Zack Gottsagen are brilliant together in it. I was a bit weepy by the end.

Looking forward to LaBeouf's other new movie too - "Honey Boy".



On Kevin Smith -  I was a big fan from "Clerks" on after reading a review of the video release in Empire back in the early 90s. Even going sd far as journeying to his Secret Stash shop in New Jersey. I think I own everything that the man ever put out, in several formats, up until "Zack And Miri..." and after that I switched off completely.

Just checked his filmography and I haven't seen anything beyond 2008  mainly because of diminishing returns on the quality of his work. But also partly due to Smith's attitude towards all the people who put him in his position in the first place by thinking that he could treat them any way he liked (see some of the later Q&A videos) - either by overtly insulting these people or by knowingly releasing shite (or re-releasing or re-re-re-releasing old material with nothing new on it)  to turn a quick-buck.  Some of the stuff he put out like his film-maker's diary which basically turns out to be the chronicles of him taking shits and eating BBQ every single day for his dinner is a definite low point.

The Batman comic series "Cacophony" being an exception to the downward slide.

For all that, I was interested in the re-boot if only for nostalgia's sake. I don't think that a single cinema in Cork screened it though.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on January 13, 2020, 12:18:32 PM
I really enjoy a lot of his work also. Thought Clerks 2 was great, loved the vibe of the film. I find his grown up little boy thing a bit hard to take these days though, his fanboy involvement and lack of criticism of the recent Star Wars movies etc. Agree that Jay and Silent Bob are excellent minor characters but the thought of a full movie of them...uff. 
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on January 13, 2020, 12:31:40 PM
I loved Clerks 2, though that's mainly due to Rosario Dawson, jaysus.

I'd give Red State a watch, it's not what you'd expect from him at all, and John Goodman and Michael Parks are excellent in it.
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Post by: Paul keohane on January 13, 2020, 12:50:32 PM
Clerks 2 was alright,went to see it in the cinema when it came out.The main draw to the Reboot was probably nostalgia alright,be interesting to see what some of you think of it.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on January 13, 2020, 01:25:32 PM
I haven't seen the first Jay And Silent Bob film, like someone said above, they're grand in small doses but I can't imagine a full film of them holding my interest.

I read Smith's book (My Boring Ass Life, an apt title), he just comes across as obnoxious in it. Same with the first two 'Evening With' DVDs, though some of the stories are enjoyable. He seems to revel in his celebrity status and acts as though he's above those around him. Twat. At least Mewes has the good grace to seem embarrassed by it all.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on January 13, 2020, 03:22:00 PM
I loved Clerks 2, though that's mainly due to Rosario Dawson, jaysus.

I'd give Red State a watch, it's not what you'd expect from him at all, and John Goodman and Michael Parks are excellent in it.

Caramel loveliness
Title: Re: Film
Post by: mickO))) on January 13, 2020, 04:57:48 PM
For me I think Jay and Silent Bob is his best film the only other one that comes close is Clerks. I haven't seen Clerks 2 yet. One film hated though was Dogma. I haven't seen it in years must rewatch this week.

I think Jay and Silent bob is bit like Deuce Bigalow European Gigolo. Deuce has such a bad reputation among all the critics but it's one of the funniest films ever made. I couldn't believe how good it was and every person I have recommended it to that watched it, loved it.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Emphyrio on January 13, 2020, 05:33:08 PM
I loved Dogma.
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Post by: Nail_Bombed on January 13, 2020, 05:39:36 PM
Yeah, Dogma was great stuff. Better than Mallrats in any case. Just my opinion.
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Post by: Trev on January 13, 2020, 07:22:01 PM
For me I think Jay and Silent Bob is his best film the only other one that comes close is Clerks. I haven't seen Clerks 2 yet. One film hated though was Dogma. I haven't seen it in years must rewatch this week.

I think Jay and Silent bob is bit like Deuce Bigalow European Gigolo. Deuce has such a bad reputation among all the critics but it's one of the funniest films ever made. I couldn't believe how good it was and every person I have recommended it to that watched it, loved it.

I quite liked the first Deuce Bigalow, but European Gigolo was the first film I ever left the cinema early from
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Post by: mickO))) on January 13, 2020, 09:16:47 PM
For me I think Jay and Silent Bob is his best film the only other one that comes close is Clerks. I haven't seen Clerks 2 yet. One film hated though was Dogma. I haven't seen it in years must rewatch this week.

I think Jay and Silent bob is bit like Deuce Bigalow European Gigolo. Deuce has such a bad reputation among all the critics but it's one of the funniest films ever made. I couldn't believe how good it was and every person I have recommended it to that watched it, loved it.

I quite liked the first Deuce Bigalow, but European Gigolo was the first film I ever left the cinema early from

Really? I thought the first one was awful so I was reluctant to watch the second then one day when I was in a friends house he put it and refused to put anything else on I was shocked by how good it was.
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Post by: Paul keohane on January 13, 2020, 09:57:51 PM
Dogma is class!
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Post by: Pedrito on January 13, 2020, 10:07:33 PM
Yep, I really lkked a lot of his stuff, Dogma very good. There was one Jersey girl or something..think I checked out then. First Clerks was class for it's time, still a decent watch. Really liked Chasing Amy, Clerks 2 and Mallrats also.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Juggz on January 13, 2020, 11:25:54 PM
Just back from 1917. Fantastic film, slightly spoiled by the fact that...

Spoiler: ShowHide
the climax of the fucking thing is in the fucking trailer!
Title: Re: Film
Post by: lifeeternal on January 14, 2020, 08:15:13 AM
The whole donkey show part of Clerks II is some of the funniest shit I have ever seen "I'm sorry Jesus!"  :laugh:
The Lighthouse is stellar!
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Post by: Eoin McLove on January 14, 2020, 01:46:57 PM
Dogma is the best of the bunch!
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Post by: jobrok1 on January 14, 2020, 02:12:14 PM
Another thumbs up for Dagma here.
Some of his others are decent enough, for those types of films.
But Dogma was the most memorable.
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Post by: Eoin McLove on January 15, 2020, 03:42:47 AM
Just back from seeing 1917. Fantastic piece of work,  I thought.  A simple story well told and the cinematography was a joy to look at.  That's how you do CGI- used when needed without intruding on the overall feel of the film.  Thoroughly enjoyable watch.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Emphyrio on January 15, 2020, 09:53:39 PM
Trailer for Danzig's new horror movie, Verotika. https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/movie-news/glenn-danzig-horror-movie-verotika-trailer-938012/

As Vulture reported after the premiere, Danzig told the audience during a Q&A, “You guys laughed at the stuff I wouldn’t have laughed at.”

Being optimistic, it might be so bad, it's good. Wouldn't bet on it, mind.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: The Heretic on January 15, 2020, 10:04:06 PM
Trailer for Danzig's new horror movie, Verotika. https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/movie-news/glenn-danzig-horror-movie-verotika-trailer-938012/

As Vulture reported after the premiere, Danzig told the audience during a Q&A, “You guys laughed at the stuff I wouldn’t have laughed at.”

Being optimistic, it might be so bad, it's good. Wouldn't bet on it, mind.

Danzig has not been right since he got that slap from the stout traveller lookin fella....
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Ollkiller on January 16, 2020, 04:59:57 PM
Dogma is the second best. And is a brilliant film. Chasing Amy, Jay & Silent Bob are well good and Clerks 2 is alright. But it's Clerks all the way as his best. A tour de force of a debut made for under 30000 dollars. Total breath of fresh air at the time. And it has the scene where the contractor explains to Dante how he wouldn't have taken a job on the Death Star.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on January 16, 2020, 07:38:40 PM
Yep it was truly original and different at the time. Great movie, and still a great watch.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Trev on January 16, 2020, 09:53:55 PM
I've enjoyed most of the stuff he's done to varying degrees but would definitely say Clerks and Dogma are the highlights. Think Red State was the last one I've seen though so I've no idea what he's been like for the last 10 years or so
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pentagrimes on January 18, 2020, 12:14:44 PM
Watched The Colour Out of Space last night. Not great.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Paul keohane on January 18, 2020, 03:32:48 PM
Watched Knives Out last night,good show worth a watch.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: blessed1 on January 18, 2020, 03:34:01 PM
Watched Knives Out last night,good show worth a watch.

Ya I really want to see that,I do love a good mystery movie.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on January 18, 2020, 03:43:37 PM
Is Knives Out on Netflix? Was looking for it last night.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Paul keohane on January 18, 2020, 03:49:13 PM
No,i watched it on movie box app
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on January 18, 2020, 04:02:32 PM
Cheers man
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Hellyeah on January 18, 2020, 10:47:24 PM
+1 on knives out. Enjoyed. Good watch.
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Post by: blessed1 on January 18, 2020, 11:02:09 PM
just about to stick on knives out now.gonna follow it with color out of space.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Paul keohane on January 19, 2020, 11:27:31 AM
Watched 1917 last night,really good.
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Post by: blessed1 on January 19, 2020, 01:05:03 PM
The copy I got of knives out was shit so I watched color out of space. It's not great but nic cage has some hilariously bad moments in it.
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Post by: Eoin McLove on January 19, 2020, 10:52:54 PM
Watched Interstellar last night,  having not seen it before.  A bit long but otherwise most enjoyable,  I thought.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on January 20, 2020, 12:36:21 AM
Great film. Saw it high as a kite in the cinema and just got totally absorbed in it.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on January 20, 2020, 02:39:52 AM
I finally got around to watching Mandy (bought a fuck off telly in the sales, I had to break it in in style), fuck me but it's mental. Brilliant, looked amazing, set a nice, Refn-like tone and just flowed. One for multiple watches, methinks.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pentagrimes on January 20, 2020, 11:37:25 AM
The copy I got of knives out was shit so I watched color out of space. It's not great but nic cage has some hilariously bad moments in it.

He was a chunk of the reason I didnt like it.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: blessed1 on January 20, 2020, 01:17:31 PM
Anyone watched the haunting of hil House TV series?
I thought it was really good and normally hate TV shows especially horror ones but this was very good.
I've read the book and it's not really faithful to it but I did think the book was shite so this is much better!
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Post by: Paul keohane on January 20, 2020, 02:42:53 PM
Anyone watched the haunting of hil House TV series?
I thought it was really good and normally hate TV shows especially horror ones but this was very good.
I've read the book and it's not really faithful to it but I did think the book was shite so this is much better!
Yeah watched it with herself,good show
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Post by: Nail_Bombed on January 25, 2020, 06:16:42 PM
Terry Gilliam's finally got The Man Who Killed Don Quixote out to Irish cinemas - looking forward to seeing it at the end of the month after........ 20+ freaking years, he's been trying to get it done and released? Just more than half my lifetime.

Saw the documentary on his ongoing efforts, Lost In La Mancha years ago. Was an eyeopener into the absolute trials some people have to endure to get their vision to fruition. Really hope after all this time it'll be great. Gilliam's never boring in any case.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on January 25, 2020, 09:12:11 PM
If you're a big Gilliam fan, like me, you'll dig it. It'd be one of his less accessible movies for newcomers to his work though.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on January 26, 2020, 12:30:59 AM
Just watched a not dreadful but utterly pointless movie; Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.

Will certainly never watch it again.
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Post by: Eoin McLove on January 26, 2020, 02:17:16 AM
I found it pointless too. It looked great but it seemed to aimlessly amble along until the last ten minutes.  I know some people are critical of Tarantino's style but I generally love what he does, so the lack of funny dialogue, fast paced action and all out chaos in Once Upon a Time... was perplexing.  I wonder is he entering a new phase in his career.  Is it, *gasp*, a sign of newfound maturity! I really hope not.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on January 26, 2020, 11:48:22 PM
Dunno if all the people saying it didn't live up to the hype helped, but just watched Joker and thought it was excellent all round.
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Post by: Carnage on January 27, 2020, 02:38:59 AM
I enjoyed it myself, but jaysus it was bleak. Phoenix was excellent in it.
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Post by: StoutAndAle on January 27, 2020, 03:02:35 PM
Conversely, I really enjoyed "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" - I thought that it was great. It felt like one of Robert Altman's films from the 70s. Ordered the BluRay earlier, I'm looking forward to watching it again.

Finally sat down to "The Irishman" on Saturday. Convinced the Mrs. to watch it. Fuck me, it's brilliant. The 3 central performances are incredible. Joe Pesci is ice-cold and terrifying. De Niro and Pacino haven't been this good in years.

Scorsese managed to get a nuanced performance out of Al Pacino rather than his default setting for the last nearly 30 years. TALKING real LOUD.... REAL LOOOOOOOOUD. Some... of... the MOTHERFUCKIN' TIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIME.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on January 27, 2020, 07:46:35 PM
While I was reading that last line.. my inner voice suddenly became Pacino  :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: Nail_Bombed on January 29, 2020, 06:02:30 PM
Saw Jojo Rabbit last night. Great stuff - managed to keep a sense of drama and poignancy while throwing all the nazi-baiting gags they could into the mix. All you can do is laugh at the bastards - sucks out their venom.

Great acting from Sam Rockwell as per usual also. And Taika as Imaginary Hitler was excellent.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: The Butcher on January 30, 2020, 10:24:22 AM
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood - Great cinematography, acting and cast...like others said it was just pointless, meandering along...will definitely not revisit.

Joker - Personally loved it, didn't think it was too dark. Showed my brother who usually hates any comic book films but he enjoyed it loads.

The Rise of Skywalker - Terrible...retconned the worst film of the Trilogy (The Last Jedi)...and that film retconned a lot of what happened in The Force Awakens which was just a rip off of A New Hope. Should be a great example of how not to plan a trilogy for film students.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: blessed1 on January 30, 2020, 10:29:51 AM
Watched Amadeus last night. I’d never seen it before.
Such a great film and I’m a massive Mozart fan so that made even more enjoyable!
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Juggz on January 30, 2020, 10:48:21 AM
I watched it for the first time a few months ago, loved it.
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Post by: Carnage on January 30, 2020, 11:02:25 AM
One of those endlessly rewatchable films, great fun. Hulce is brilliantly deranged and Abraham's performance speaks for itself.
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Post by: Caomhaoin on February 01, 2020, 12:04:45 PM
Watched ‘the song of the sea’ with the young lad this morning. Absolutely class show, even better than ‘the secret of kells’. Any auld lads amongst ye, get it on and enjoy a film with the páistí for a change :)
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Post by: Emphyrio on February 01, 2020, 12:15:58 PM
Beautuful film. Watched it with himself too.
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Post by: Kurt Cocaine on February 01, 2020, 01:09:00 PM
Both films are beautiful. I absolutely love the artwork. You don't have to be a child to appreciate them either. Perfect viewing on mushies too.
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Post by: blessed1 on February 02, 2020, 08:26:01 PM
Has anyone seen the lighthouse?
Watched it today and I can't understand the good reviews it's getting. I thought it was pure shit.
Hadn't a clue what the fuck was going on.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Juggz on February 03, 2020, 09:00:02 AM
I'd like to see it but it's not on anywhere down here.

I went to see A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood last night. I liked it. I watched a documentary on Fred Rodgers last week, interesting guy. I'm not sure I would have enjoyed the movie as much without that frame of reference because he was such a unique character and it would have come across as a bit far-fetched but, yeah, good stuff and Hanks was the right man for the role.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: StoutAndAle on February 03, 2020, 09:27:27 AM
I went to see A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood last night. I liked it. I watched a documentary on Fred Rodgers last week, interesting guy. I'm not sure I would have enjoyed the movie as much without that frame of reference because he was such a unique character and it would have come across as a bit far-fetched but, yeah, good stuff and Hanks was the right man for the role.

Saw it yesterday also. I had a vague idea of who Fred Rodgers was from various pop culture references etc. but you're right, I don't think that the film works unless you have some frame of reference. Also "Mr. Rodgers' Neighbourhood" is a distinctly American thing unlike Sesame Street etc.

Tom Hanks is endlessly watchable so this wasn't a chore. Chris Cooper is great too and Matthew Rhys is stellar. His show "The Americans" was one of the bet things on TV over the past decade.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on February 05, 2020, 02:44:21 AM
Has anyone seen the lighthouse?
Watched it today and I can't understand the good reviews it's getting. I thought it was pure shit.
Hadn't a clue what the fuck was going on.

I just watched it, loved it. It's absolutely mental, and just spirals deeper as it progresses. Dodgy accents aside, both leads were excellent.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: StoutAndAle on February 05, 2020, 08:54:51 AM
I'm looking forward to seeing "The Lighthouse" - I thought that "The Witch" was great. Unfortunately, the only cinema in Cork that's screening it has weekday afternoon showings only.

Saw "JoJo Rabbit" last night. I enjoyed it for the most part, it's not the masterpiece that some people have led me to believe though. Some of the accents veer into "'Allo 'Allo" territory too.

The young lad in the lead role and his buddy with the glasses certainly have good careers ahead of them - if nothing else they could star in a "Shaun Of The Dead" reboot.

Title: Re: Film
Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on February 05, 2020, 07:47:56 PM
Just stuck on Tango & Cash... gotta love a bit of 80's action  ::)
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Eoin McLove on February 05, 2020, 08:09:08 PM
I saw a made for tv looking film on Netflix a couple of years ago about two guys going nuts on a Lighthouse.  It's the new one a remake of that?
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on February 05, 2020, 08:12:18 PM
Is that the one with Gerard Butler? Haven't seen it.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: StoutAndAle on February 06, 2020, 12:58:51 PM
Started "Lords Of Chaos" last night. I was at the dentist yesterday evening and when the anesthetic started wearing off I decided "Fuck this" and went to bed.

I've watched about an hour of it - up to where
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Varg & Euronymous burn down a chuch together using bibles
.

I'm not a fan of Black Metal and am fairly clueless about that genre - I know the general gist of the history. So far this thing has been grim and dour
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(the Varg self harm at a gig and his suicide in particular).
and the gum treatment I got yesterday was more fun.

Is it worth watching it to the end?

Also, I'm sure that most of you don't need the spoiler warnings.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Emphyrio on February 06, 2020, 01:05:56 PM
The last scene is grim. That and the suicide scenes were well done. Wasn't arsed with much of the rest
Title: Re: Film
Post by: StoutAndAle on February 06, 2020, 01:10:59 PM
The last scene is grim. That and the suicide scenes were well done. Wasn't arsed with much of the rest

I found myself flinching and having to look away during the suicide scene. I'm not generally squeamish but that got me.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Emphyrio on February 06, 2020, 01:15:28 PM
Aye, very realistic and uncomfortable viewing.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Eoin McLove on February 06, 2020, 01:36:59 PM
Yeah I enjoyed it all,  despite finding certain elements stupid,  like the fat Jewish Varg with cartoon villain laugh and Troglodyte Snorre. I loved all the metal music and recreation of the shop, t-shirts etc.  And the story is interesting in its own right.  It definitely has some very corny stuff added in and I'm not sure if the director is trying to poke fun at,  and undermine, the lads or if it's to highlightthe fact that they were impressionable youngsters.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Eoin McLove on February 06, 2020, 01:37:57 PM
The violent scenes were hard going.  They were done brilliantly,  I thought.
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Post by: Paul keohane on February 06, 2020, 01:49:21 PM
Initially with the reaction to it in the underground metal world i was expecting it to be pure shite.But overall it was a good watch,not half as bad as i was expecting.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Nail_Bombed on February 06, 2020, 02:21:11 PM
Rewatch of Inception last night - still a good film. Not as great as everyone makes it out to be, the parts some people find difficult to deal with I found relatively easy. Chris Nolan is definitely a fan of world-building atmosphere techniques in his films, and the constant soundtrack which at times can lull you into a dreamlike state is very effective - thank Hans Zimmer for that. Looking forward to watching Tenet when it comes out.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Ollkiller on February 06, 2020, 06:30:30 PM
Rewatch of Inception last night - still a good film. Not as great as everyone makes it out to be, the parts some people find difficult to deal with I found relatively easy. Chris Nolan is definitely a fan of world-building atmosphere techniques in his films, and the constant soundtrack which at times can lull you into a dreamlike state is very effective - thank Hans Zimmer for that. Looking forward to watching Tenet when it comes out.

I enjoyed Inception when it came out but also knew I'd never watch it again if that makes sense.


Watched Longshot (Seth Rogan film with Charlize Theron) with herself on Netflix last week. Expected it to be shyte. Haven't laughed as much at a comedy in years. Feckin great craic altogether.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Eoin McLove on February 08, 2020, 08:10:15 PM
Lemmy has been added to Netflix.  I haven't seen it before.  Time to crack open a can methinks.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Eoin McLove on February 08, 2020, 10:03:36 PM
Fairly shite.  Entertaining,  but shite.  Most of it was famous people taking about how rock n roll he is.  Fluff.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on February 09, 2020, 09:34:46 PM
Watched Vanilla Sky again, man that move is so good. It's such a head fuck throughout
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Juggz on February 09, 2020, 11:06:36 PM
I watched Bait this evening, very good indeed.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: StoutAndAle on February 10, 2020, 10:37:01 AM
I watched "Lord Of Chaos" to the end. It was actually decent overall - not a classic or anything - but better than a lot of music biopics. The violence is certainly flinch-worthy though. 

Speaking of... I put on "Behind The Candelabra" after "Lords of Chaos" thinking it would lighten the mood. It did not but it was an enjoyable film.

Stuck on "Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story" yesterday. It was really well made - far better than I was expecting from a crowdfunded documentary. Frank Sidebottom was a constant if somewhat peripheral figure in my teens back in the 90s. For a while there he seemed to be everywhere but in small doses. I always enjoyed his sense of humour and some of the video stuff he put out was as funny and anarchic as The Young Ones/Fry & Laurie/Mary Whitehouse Experience etc. but I never knew much about Chris Sievey, the guy who created him. It seems that he was a bit of a mad genius in the vein of Mick Lynch, Mark E. Smith, Robert Crumb etc. Well worth a watch for anyone interested in comedy.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Juggz on February 10, 2020, 10:55:37 AM
I have a DVD he put out, kind of an "At home with..." thing with Mike Joyce, the drummer from The Smiths. It's demented but very funny all the same. Jon Ronson's book "Frank: The True Story That Inspired the Movie" is worth a read too.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: StoutAndAle on February 10, 2020, 11:06:10 AM
I have a DVD he put out, kind of an "At home with..." thing with Mike Joyce, the drummer from The Smiths. It's demented but very funny all the same. Jon Ronson's book "Frank: The True Story That Inspired the Movie" is worth a read too.

I think "Frank" is one of the few Ronson books that I haven't read. I'll pick it up. The film that they made with Michael Fassbender is also decent but it has nothing to do with Sievey really bar the plaster of Paris head and a few other loose ideas - as far as  I can tell anyway.

Edit: Just noticed your profile image.  :abbath:
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Juggz on February 10, 2020, 11:25:04 AM
Yeah, the movie is more Captain Beefheart and Daniel Johnston. The book has a bit more on his time in Frank's band.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: kiehozero on February 11, 2020, 10:55:59 AM
Uncut Gems is something else
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Don Gately on February 11, 2020, 11:51:45 AM
Saw Once upon a time in Hollywood. Good god what a letdown
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Eoin McLove on February 11, 2020, 11:58:00 AM
Uncut Gems is something else

I thought it looked like shite from the ad.  Worth a gander?
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on February 11, 2020, 12:26:47 PM
Adam Sandler pretty much ruled it out for me.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: nukeabuse on February 11, 2020, 01:09:54 PM
Watched both Parasite and Uncut Gems over the weekend and thought both were very good. I wouldnt let the fact its Adam Sandler put anyone off it as your just spiting yourself and missing a great watch.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on February 11, 2020, 01:32:00 PM
Adam Sandler pretty much ruled it out for me.

I haven't seen it, but guessing it's more in his Punch-drunk Love style of work. That was a great film, I seem to remember.

Rewatched Interstellar for first time since cinema, having loved it. Still loved it; the metaphor of books being a technology we use for conversing across time is great, and funny too since it seems silly on the surface. Excellent movie to get high and trip out too.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: StoutAndAle on February 13, 2020, 09:09:15 AM
Finally got a chance to see "The Lighthouse" last night.

Very enjoyable overall. Great score and cinematography. The two leads both go for broke in their roles and while it is certainly bleak it is also darkly funny.

How this film didn't receive a single Oscar nomination is beyond me.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on February 13, 2020, 10:22:22 AM
It did, it was nominated for cinematography.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: StoutAndAle on February 13, 2020, 10:32:32 AM
It did, it was nominated for cinematography.

I stand corrected.

Just had a look at what it was up against. I've seen everything bar "1917" in the cinematography category. Some serious competition there. Every film there looked incredible. I would have thought that Robert Richardson would have been a shoe-in (just for the huge crane shot over the houses alone) in "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood".
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on February 13, 2020, 10:48:22 AM
To be fair to 1917 (I just watched it last night), it generally looked brilliant - though how much of it is CGI and how much is in-camera is an interesting one. Giving the same award to Life Of Pi a few years ago was ridiculous, as enormous amounts of that film were CG - necessarily so, given the subject matter - and surely in the domain of visual effects as opposed to cinematography.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on February 13, 2020, 10:57:05 AM
They're not mutually exclusive at all. Some cartoons have incredible cinematography but it's all just pictures. It's about what the artist decides to put in the eye of the camera, which is just a proxy for the viewer.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on February 13, 2020, 11:12:14 AM
I'd associate cinematography more with lighting and composition of the shot than anything else, that's my take on it.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on February 13, 2020, 11:58:26 AM
I'd associate cinematography more with lighting and composition of the shot than anything else, that's my take on it.

They're both things that should be thought about whether it's all CGI or not. Akira, just to take one example, has phenomenal (what I would call) cinematography in terms of lighting and composition of the shot. Just saying that visual effects and cinematography overlap in a way that explains why Life of Pi (which I've never seen actually) could win best cinematography even though it's loaded with effects. That's my take on it.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Don Gately on February 13, 2020, 01:13:53 PM
Life of Pi was OK but a really good book.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Eoin McLove on February 13, 2020, 01:32:44 PM
Yeah,  the book was very good.  One of its strengths was that you were never really sure if it was supposed to be reality or a fever dream.  Hard to capture that in a film without explicitly saying it so the film became a bit one dimensional by comparison.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pentagrimes on February 14, 2020, 09:38:46 AM
I really enjoyed Parasite and am delighted it win the Oscar..but I'm not sure it's the earth shattering masterpiece its being made out to be??Am I just too dumb to understand it properly?
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on February 14, 2020, 11:51:01 AM
It's a good Korean movie. I think if you're unfamiliar with Korean cinema when seeing it, it probably seems ground-breaking.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: livingabortion on February 15, 2020, 04:29:36 AM
Adam Sandler pretty much ruled it out for me.


Ruled or Ruined. Sandler is a one trek pony, a racist cunt too, there was a lot of bad reports from this film The Ridiculous 8 about how he treated Native American's.
Happy Gilmore was the only film I liked of his, and that wouldn't have any reply value now.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on February 17, 2020, 12:29:40 PM
Saw a film called Gangster Squad last night, which I'd never heard of. Stars Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Sean Penn, Nick Nolte. Not up there with the greats of comparable movies such as LA Confidential or The Untouchables, but still a very entertaining watch. Tis on Amazon now.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: blessed1 on February 17, 2020, 01:23:21 PM
Went to see parasite last night.
Very enjoyable and the less you know about it going into it the better it is.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on February 17, 2020, 02:51:12 PM
Saw a film called Gangster Squad last night, which I'd never heard of. Stars Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Sean Penn, Nick Nolte. Not up there with the greats of comparable movies such as LA Confidential or The Untouchables, but still a very entertaining watch. Tis on Amazon now.

Genuinely one of the worst films I've ever seen, a waste of a great cast.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Juggz on February 17, 2020, 02:55:53 PM
Went to see parasite last night.
Very enjoyable and the less you know about it going into it the better it is.
I went to see it last night, also. It didn't really do much for me at all.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on February 18, 2020, 10:02:23 AM
Saw a film called Gangster Squad last night, which I'd never heard of. Stars Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Sean Penn, Nick Nolte. Not up there with the greats of comparable movies such as LA Confidential or The Untouchables, but still a very entertaining watch. Tis on Amazon now.

Genuinely one of the worst films I've ever seen, a waste of a great cast.

Two additional comments:
1) I did watch directly after my first joint of the week, which probably made the one-liner quips seem funnier than they really were.
2) I think I wish it was one of the worst films I've ever seen, but it doesn't even come close! Apparently you've been much luckier than me in your movie-viewing life. Compared to, say, The Mothman Prophecies and its ilk, it's practically The Godfather!
Title: Re: Film
Post by: blessed1 on February 20, 2020, 10:15:44 AM
watched Wes cravens the people under the stairs last night. I hadn’t seen it since I was a kid. It still holds up pretty well as a comedy horror.
Also saw a very good foreign thriller called the invisible guest.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: StoutAndAle on February 21, 2020, 01:41:21 PM
"Little Women" - era it was grand like but there was way to much matter-of-fact exposition. Not the stone cold classic all the reviews would have you believe though. Plus Saoirse Ronan and Emma Watson are headwreckers.

"Ford V Ferrari" - very enjoyable popcorn movie. Bale and Damon are both great.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on February 21, 2020, 05:17:56 PM
I'm all for supporting our own and I'll say Brooklyn I really enjoyed, but the more I see of Saoirse Ronan, the more of a headwrecker she becomes. A bit overrated I think.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on February 22, 2020, 12:00:00 AM
I can't abide Ronan. Between her inability to pronounce her own fucking name and her affected skanger accent, she's as headwrecking as it gets. According to people I know from Carlow she's become totally up herself since she made it big, too.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Don Gately on February 22, 2020, 04:24:52 PM
Imagine that people would say that about someone famous,  shocking. Does she not call around to her neighbours anymore for a cuppa?
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Caomhaoin on February 23, 2020, 12:15:00 PM
Saw that ‘Mientras dura la Guerra’ last night, set in the Spanish Civil War and yer man Unamuno. Reasonable, I was definitely expecting more. The lad playing Franco did a good job though, did the unassuming yet ruthless thing to a t, a bit like Rory Breaker in ‘Lock Stock’.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Thorn on February 25, 2020, 05:37:54 PM
Just spent a pretty decent 2 hrs  with 'Green Book', Viggo Mortensen as a working class Bronx Italian bouncer\gangster hired to drive a black pianist on a tour of America's Deep South in the 60's. I'm a big Mortensen fan anyway but this is a really good watch.
Also handy to watch of you have wee ones around.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: CorkonianHunger on February 25, 2020, 06:04:17 PM
I thought it looked like shite from the ad.  Worth a gander?

Yes, worth the watch. I never watch trailers these days, they often can't sell the film very well. The directors (Safdie Brothers) are great. Cool style, their last film Good Time was on par with Uncut Gems for me though, also on Netflix.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: blessed1 on February 25, 2020, 07:58:57 PM
I was dying hungover Sunday and I watched
Spectre
Knives out
The changeling
The legend of hell house
Mandy
The only one I liked was knives out.
Was really looking forward to spectre but it was my least favourite of the new bond movies.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on February 25, 2020, 08:47:23 PM
Mandy was great, just mental.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Eoin McLove on February 25, 2020, 08:48:14 PM
I watched Uncut Gems. Meh. Sandler plays the goofy retard very well but he simply cannot act. His performance was cuntish. Decent-ish story so I dunno,  pure grand.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Caomhaoin on February 26, 2020, 10:12:40 AM
Wuthering heights against my will last night. Tedious and uncomfortable, like the book.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: blessed1 on February 26, 2020, 08:57:00 PM
watched the shape of water last night.
im not really a fan of del toros stuff but thought this was excellent.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: blessed1 on February 26, 2020, 08:58:30 PM
i also saw there is a trailer for the new candyman coming this week.
if there was ever a film that does not need to be remade its this one.
the original is one of the best 90s horrors out there and the soundtrack is very haunting.
love how it was set in the ghetto as well.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: CorkonianHunger on February 27, 2020, 01:15:49 PM
Anyone catch the film 'Bait'? It's shot on old cameras silently and dubbed over. Disconnects the audience in a good way. Odd atmosphere and cool story, a good watch
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Juggz on February 27, 2020, 03:30:27 PM
Yeah, watched it a couple of weeks ago. It's good stuff. The disconnect wears off pretty quickly and it's a good story from there.

I finally got around to watching The Exorcist last night. Some foul mouth on that young one.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: CorkonianHunger on February 27, 2020, 06:20:08 PM
I finally got around to watching The Exorcist last night. Some foul mouth on that young one.

Top film, probably the best horror out there, not for jump scares though, slow burning atmosphere throughout.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Nail_Bombed on February 27, 2020, 09:47:54 PM
i also saw there is a trailer for the new candyman coming this week.
if there was ever a film that does not need to be remade its this one.
the original is one of the best 90s horrors out there and the soundtrack is very haunting.
love how it was set in the ghetto as well.

Agreed about the original being one of the 90's top horror films for sure - the themes of various racial equality and social poverty issues were a big thing to mix into the film - and the themes of urban myth becoming fact. Cabrini Green, the place a lot of it was shot at, was notorious for having a high crime/murder rate at the time.
Probably still going to have a look at the remake, as a buddy is going to head to it, but yeah, it's not exactly on my top things to have a second go at... first one nailed it. (There's a Hellraiser pun in there somewhere).
Title: Re: Film
Post by: nukeabuse on February 28, 2020, 03:30:24 PM

Watched the original Candyman last night for the first. I thought was it was pretty decent. Alot better than i expected! I think someone mentioned the soundtrack earlier which was excellent.

Normally im not one for the whole remakes thing but it might be alright. Jordan Peele (Get Out & Us) wrote the new one and i can see how Candyman would sit along side those two movies.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pentagrimes on March 02, 2020, 04:15:13 PM
Lads this Danzig movie is wild.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Emphyrio on March 02, 2020, 04:30:17 PM
Thought you might watch it, alright. After the trailer, I couldn't in good conscience watch it.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pentagrimes on March 03, 2020, 10:19:19 AM
Itll come as no surprise for a lad who ran a label named Plan 9 that its absolutely terrible..but it really has to be seen. The first two segments are almost entertaining from the sheer awfulness..the third segment  sapped my will to live.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on March 03, 2020, 10:57:08 AM
Flicked through it. Lovely boobies but looks like total shite.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: mickO))) on March 03, 2020, 03:01:30 PM
I finally got around to watching The Exorcist last night. Some foul mouth on that young one.

Top film, probably the best horror out there, not for jump scares though, slow burning atmosphere throughout.

The Exorcist 3 is far superior to the original and probably the last good horror film that was made.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pentagrimes on March 03, 2020, 03:10:02 PM
I finally got around to watching The Exorcist last night. Some foul mouth on that young one.

Top film, probably the best horror out there, not for jump scares though, slow burning atmosphere throughout.

The Exorcist 3 is far superior to the original and probably the last good horror film that was made.

Obviously taste is subjective but I couldnt disagree more on both counts
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Emphyrio on March 03, 2020, 03:46:29 PM
I'd probably rank The Exorcist as my top horror too. But 3 mentioned in the same breath as the original? Not for me.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: blessed1 on March 03, 2020, 04:05:51 PM
I finally got around to watching The Exorcist last night. Some foul mouth on that young one.

Top film, probably the best horror out there, not for jump scares though, slow burning atmosphere throughout.

The Exorcist 3 is far superior to the original and probably the last good horror film that was made.

So you are saying there hasn't been 1 good horror film since the exorcist 3.
Stop talking shit.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on March 03, 2020, 04:23:15 PM
Was never a fan of the Exorcist. Among the infamous "banned in Ireland" movies, it was a major disappointment when I finally saw it, unlike A Clockwork Orange, for example. I've always been in the The Omen > The Exorcist group.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: mickO))) on March 03, 2020, 04:27:30 PM
I finally got around to watching The Exorcist last night. Some foul mouth on that young one.

Top film, probably the best horror out there, not for jump scares though, slow burning atmosphere throughout.
The Exorcist 3 is far superior to the original and probably the last good horror film that was made.

So you are saying there hasn't been 1 good horror film since the exorcist 3.
Stop talking shit.

Go ahead and name a horror film that has been good since the Exorcist 3. Anyone into horror knows the golden age was the 70's and 80's and please don't come back with some crap like the Conjuring or Ring or any of that shit.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: mickO))) on March 03, 2020, 04:34:35 PM
I finally got around to watching The Exorcist last night. Some foul mouth on that young one.

Top film, probably the best horror out there, not for jump scares though, slow burning atmosphere throughout.

The Exorcist 3 is far superior to the original and probably the last good horror film that was made.

Obviously taste is subjective but I couldnt disagree more on both counts
I'd probably rank The Exorcist as my top horror too. But 3 mentioned in the same breath as the original? Not for me.


Amazing performances from George C. Scott and Brad Dourif. A great plot and it contains one of the greatest horror film scenes of all time. I was shocked at how good it was after how bad Exorcist 2 was.

Just like Black Shepherd I was underwhelmed by the original had heard so much about it before I saw it only to be let down. Don't get me wrong I enjoyed but it's overrated and yes I agree the Omen is the better film. The Omen sequels are not great.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Emphyrio on March 03, 2020, 04:51:33 PM
I love the 3 Omen movies. I even have a lot of time for 3 😲
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on March 03, 2020, 05:08:30 PM
I laughed at most of The Exorcist the first time I saw it (as a teenager, when it was still banned), it was only years later that I rewatched it and properly enjoyed it. III is definitely decent, but I'd prefer the first one (though I'd also prefer The Omen). II is shite and I haven't seen either version of the prequel properly (which version is the one to go for, incidentally?).
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Eoin McLove on March 03, 2020, 05:13:14 PM
Was never a fan of the Exorcist. Among the infamous "banned in Ireland" movies, it was a major disappointment when I finally saw it, unlike A Clockwork Orange, for example. I've always been in the The Omen > The Exorcist group.

I'm more of a The Passion of St. Tibulus man myself.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: mickO))) on March 03, 2020, 05:16:19 PM
The Omen sequels are ok and worth a watch just not classic and can't touch the first one. They were on sky a lot in the run up to Christmas last year. I have DVD box at home as well from years ago that turns into a cross when you open it out. Have never seen 4 and I don't have much interest in seeing it.

What are the Omen prequels? All I am aware of is 1-4, 4 has a girl instead of a boy then I think a remake from about 10 years ago which I never bothered with.

Title: Re: Film
Post by: Trev on March 03, 2020, 05:21:33 PM


Go ahead and name a horror film that has been good since the Exorcist 3. Anyone into horror knows the golden age was the 70's and 80's and please don't come back with some crap like the Conjuring or Ring or any of that shit.
Candyman was the first to come to mind since it was just mentioned. Martyrs, Them, It, Event Horizon...
Title: Re: Film
Post by: mickO))) on March 03, 2020, 05:25:19 PM


Go ahead and name a horror film that has been good since the Exorcist 3. Anyone into horror knows the golden age was the 70's and 80's and please don't come back with some crap like the Conjuring or Ring or any of that shit.
Candyman was the first to come to mind since it was just mentioned. Martyrs, Them, It, Event Horizon...

I don't rate any of those other then IT assuming you mean the TV movie which came out the same year as the Exorcist 3. Candyman is on par with the Nightmare of Elm Street sequels / Childs Play etc.  I didn't even enjoy that film as a child.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: blessed1 on March 03, 2020, 06:37:21 PM
Inside (the French film)
Event horizon.
The witch.
The Blair Witch project.
Candyman.
The silence of the lambs.
In the mouth of madness.
The faculty.
Sleepy hollow.
Scream.
Interview with the vampire.
Cronos.
There's a few for you and that's just of the top of my head.
But i guess you will just say you don't rate them either.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Kurt Cocaine on March 03, 2020, 06:45:59 PM
Inside (the French film)
Event horizon.
The witch.
The Blair Witch project.
Candyman.
The silence of the lambs.
In the mouth of madness.
The faculty.
Sleepy hollow.
Scream.
Interview with the vampire.
Cronos.
There's a few for you and that's just of the top of my head.
But i guess you will just say you don't rate them either.
The Silence of the Lambs. The rest can fuck off.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on March 03, 2020, 09:07:21 PM
Just watched the last Star Wars extravaganza. Total shitshow that had the potential to be amazing. Definitely way better than the 2nd movie that just hampered so much of the storyline. Some great bits but ultimately a feeling of 'what the fuck?' pervades.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: mickO))) on March 03, 2020, 09:24:30 PM
Inside (the French film)
Event horizon.
The witch.
The Blair Witch project.
Candyman.
The silence of the lambs.
In the mouth of madness.
The faculty.
Sleepy hollow.
Scream.
Interview with the vampire.
Cronos.
There's a few for you and that's just of the top of my head.
But i guess you will just say you don't rate them either.

 :laugh: Come on now who likes Scream or the Blair Witch project even Joe Joyce himself doesn't rate those films.

I haven't seen Insider so can't comment on that.

The only films in the list that I would rate are interview and Silence of the lambs and neither of those are horror films.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on March 03, 2020, 09:51:13 PM
I really liked House of a 1000 Corpses and the other one Rob Zombie did around the same time. I'm not big into horror though, have to say.

The original of Funny Games isn't exactly a horror, but it's a fucking great movie if you're into psychos on screen.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Eoin McLove on March 03, 2020, 10:00:10 PM
I thought Funny Games was shite.  Didn't connect with me at all.  Let the Right One In was a fantastic modern horror. Pan's Labyrinth was another hum-dinger, but it wasn't strictly horror.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on March 03, 2020, 10:20:30 PM
You thought the German one was shite? Ah well.

Let The Right One In is great alright.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Eoin McLove on March 03, 2020, 10:28:27 PM
I think it was the remake of Funny Games I watched, in fact.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: CorkonianHunger on March 04, 2020, 11:53:35 AM
Been trying to find good horrors recently, more along the lines of The Exorcist than slasher shit.

That being said I was told about a film called "The Borderlands", a found-footage British horror. Characters weren't bad and story was basic but enough for me to watch. Whole thing wasn't as scary as I thought it'd be except the last 5 minutes which were terrifying for reasons other than gore or shock/fright stuff. Not the best film but probably worth a watch.

Horror aside, I watched "Bait" yesterday too, blew me away to be honest. The experimental side of the filming was cool but the themes and acting (which was weirdly brilliant) got me. Definitely worth watching.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: blessed1 on March 04, 2020, 02:23:23 PM
Inside (the French film)
Event horizon.
The witch.
The Blair Witch project.
Candyman.
The silence of the lambs.
In the mouth of madness.
The faculty.
Sleepy hollow.
Scream.
Interview with the vampire.
Cronos.
There's a few for you and that's just of the top of my head.
But i guess you will just say you don't rate them either.

 :laugh: Come on now who likes Scream or the Blair Witch project even Joe Joyce himself doesn't rate those films.

Ah here big Joe loves nothing more than watching the scream trilogy after a slab of Guinness gone down the hatch. He watches them naked with just the mask on as well 😄
Title: Re: Film
Post by: blessed1 on March 04, 2020, 02:32:19 PM
I really liked House of a 1000 Corpses and the other one Rob Zombie did around the same time. I'm not big into horror though, have to say.

The original of Funny Games isn't exactly a horror, but it's a fucking great movie if you're into psychos on screen.

Funny games was class.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Nail_Bombed on March 11, 2020, 08:36:54 PM
So then.

Watched π for the first time in a long time. Intense is not even the suitable term. Total bloody headtrip in every sense of the word. Good film though - excellently shot. Possibly better than Requiem?
Title: Re: Film
Post by: blessed1 on March 11, 2020, 09:23:52 PM
i watched a very strange dutch film called borgman last night. im still not too sure what to make of it.
i also watched an excellent film called the silence last week as well. its about two paedophiles and a murder they commit. the ending of this one is especially good and had me thinking about it for days. excellent film with a very heavy subject matter that  was done really well.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on March 11, 2020, 09:26:22 PM
Borgman is great. For obvious reasons, I was reminded of it while watching Parasite. But yeah, as to what it's actually about...your bet's as good as mine!
Title: Re: Film
Post by: blessed1 on March 11, 2020, 09:33:39 PM
Borgman is great. For obvious reasons, I was reminded of it while watching Parasite. But yeah, as to what it's actually about...your bet's as good as mine!

ya i know theres some reference to inviting evil into your home and all that but the rest has me stumped.
i do quite enjoy these types of films though for some reason.
hidden was another film i liked but i really didnt get it at the end. then i was reading about it and apparently the basis for the story is a massacre that took place in paris. i wouldnt have caught anything of that while watching the film.
i think its the atmosphere of absolute dread and knowing something bad is going to happen that keeps me gripped.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pentagrimes on March 12, 2020, 03:17:51 PM
On a similar "didnt entirely get it but enjoyed it" tip, very much enjoyed "Monos"
Title: Re: Film
Post by: blessed1 on March 13, 2020, 10:04:24 AM
Watched a French Canadian horror/thriller last night called 5150 elms way.
Your best off not knowing much about it going in but I would highly recommend it.
Fairly crazy.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: ldj on March 16, 2020, 09:50:41 PM
The Commitments on Virgin Media 2 at the moment, best Irish film ever?
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on March 16, 2020, 09:56:28 PM
In a word, no.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on March 16, 2020, 09:57:35 PM
It's shite, but thoroughly entertaining. The Snapper is the much better movie. And there's plenty of Irish movies better than any of that trilogy.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: astfgyl on March 16, 2020, 10:11:36 PM
Can't resist a shout out to Garage starring Pat Shortt. What a thoroughly bleak experience with no redemption whatsoever.

Absolutely brilliant and almost painful to watch. The scene where he is making the tea for his boss after it all goes wrong is especially harrowing.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on March 16, 2020, 11:33:49 PM
The upshot of this isolation protocol is that I might catch up on a few films. Recently watched Terminator: Dark Fate, it was OK, no better or worse than the precious couple of episodes. Hit & miss effects but worth a watch overall. Watched Ad Astra last night, AKA Brad Pitt looks stoned - IN SPACE. Again it was OK. Really wanted to be a Terrence Malick film with a dash of The First thrown in. Spectacular effects, though. It'd happily sit alongside Gravity and Moon I suppose.

I'm halfway through Colour Out Of Space now, so far it's pretty crap.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on March 17, 2020, 10:53:16 AM
Didn't see Moon, but I hope it's better than Gravity!
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on March 17, 2020, 12:35:41 PM
I enjoyed Gravity, despite hating Bullock.

Colour Out Of Space took a turn for the better just after that but ultimately wasn't great. Watched Dark Phoenix after, that was pretty poor too.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on March 17, 2020, 02:54:38 PM
Didn't see Moon, but I hope it's better than Gravity!

Moon is a great movie, not even in the same space (very punny) as gravity, which was gash
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on March 17, 2020, 06:09:57 PM
Watched Free Fire earlier, mighty stuff. Pissed all over High Rise, that's for sure. I must watch Down Terrace and that one he did a couple of years ago, I like the others of his that I've seen.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Eoin McLove on March 22, 2020, 06:10:12 PM
I watched The Platform in Netflix just now.  Very good.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on March 22, 2020, 06:51:51 PM
An Irrational Man worth a watch. Joaquín Phoenix, very enjoyable.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on March 23, 2020, 09:03:37 PM
Watched birds of prey... I now have stage 20 corona virus  :abbath:
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on March 23, 2020, 10:09:56 PM
Can't imagine how shit it is..avoiding completely.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on March 23, 2020, 10:18:07 PM
I've heard it opens well but after the first 10 mins. it turns into a bad Deadpool rip-off. Can't be bothered with it myself.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Nail_Bombed on March 23, 2020, 10:23:09 PM
Thought the recent DC Extended Universe stuff was supposed to be getting better, what with Joker and everything. Sounds like things took a nosedive here.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on March 23, 2020, 11:04:20 PM
It's fucking terrible. I can see what ya mean by deadpool.. namely 2.. protecting a kid .. being kinda good.. getting a team together of other dodgy fucks etc etc

Except really really shite..  I could count maybe 3 bits which I liked which covered about 2mins max of the entire thing. 

If they went along the lines of a prequel ie an origin story I think they could have done something good there but they tried do some goofy shit with it.

I'll just assume cause I'm white male, women hating sexist herperderp that I of course wouldn't like it and it's actually super empowering for all crazy bitches out there #fuckthepatriarchy

Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on March 24, 2020, 01:00:07 AM
Watched the new Death Wish there. Better than I was expecting but just another 'by rote' revenge film, with little of the moral conflict of the original. Closer to Death Sentence, but not as good.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: jobrok1 on March 24, 2020, 01:23:04 PM
The Bruce Willis one...

Dodgy props... phoned in performance...
Not great, at all.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on March 24, 2020, 01:45:13 PM
He's been phoning it in for years, Glass aside, I haven't seen him put in a decent performance for a long time.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Emphyrio on March 24, 2020, 02:58:06 PM
Watched a few recently.

Human Capital - Great cast, shot in Roshoman style. Shite
Just Mercy - Very good
Queen and Slim - Basically Thelma and Louise. Would have been better if it leaned more towards Natural Born Killers but not bad.
Knives Out - fairly entertaining
Spenser Confidentail - Mark Wahlburg being Mark Wahlburg. Nothing new but grand
The Postcard Killings - meh
The Invisible Man - Enjoyed it, surprisingly.
What We Do in the Shadows - Very, very funny. The dude from Garth Marenghi's Darkplace being very much himself, except as a vampire. Gonna check out the TV series.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Emphyrio on March 26, 2020, 03:41:24 PM
I watched The Platform in Netflix just now.  Very good.

Enjoyed that one.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: StoutAndAle on March 26, 2020, 05:27:28 PM
What We Do in the Shadows - Very, very funny. The dude from Garth Marenghi's Darkplace being very much himself, except as a vampire. Gonna check out the TV series.

Good call. I haven't seen it in a long time but it's brilliant.

Which guy from "Dark Place" is in the movie? 
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Emphyrio on March 26, 2020, 05:58:26 PM
Matt Berry
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Ollkiller on March 26, 2020, 07:35:04 PM
I watched The Platform in Netflix just now.  Very good.

Enjoyed that one.

When I saw it advertised I instantly thought of The Cube. Deadly film. Has anyone watched both and is the platform anywhere near as good as the cube.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on March 26, 2020, 09:12:29 PM
Ah love the cube, was such a good movie if you could get through yer man Maurice Dean Wint's OTT acting in it  :laugh:
Will check out the platform tonight, sounds good and need something new to watch
Title: Re: Film
Post by: astfgyl on March 26, 2020, 10:52:09 PM
Another shout for The Platform here it was decent and an interesting concept from the very start.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Eoin McLove on March 27, 2020, 06:28:02 AM
I watched The Platform in Netflix just now.  Very good.

Enjoyed that one.

When I saw it advertised I instantly thought of The Cube. Deadly film. Has anyone watched both and is the platform anywhere near as good as the cube.

It definitely has a similar feel to The Cube. Maybe not as corny or entertaining as that but if you liked The Cube you'll like it.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: astfgyl on March 27, 2020, 11:16:26 AM
I've only ever seen Cube 2. Is the first one any better? The idea was good but the execution was a bit lacking
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Ollkiller on March 27, 2020, 11:19:23 AM
I've only ever seen Cube 2. Is the first one any better? The idea was good but the execution was a bit lacking

First one is miles better. Cube 2 has nothing on it.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: astfgyl on March 27, 2020, 11:24:06 AM
Grand, I'll put it on the list of things-to-not-recoil-from so
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on March 27, 2020, 01:06:46 PM
Cube is great, the sequels less so (but worth a look). Another one for adding The Platform to the list.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on March 27, 2020, 03:39:02 PM
There was a 3rd cube also.. cube zero
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on March 27, 2020, 06:48:34 PM
That was a prequel, wasn't it? It's years since I watched them.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on March 27, 2020, 08:31:37 PM
Think so yeah.

Jesus I'm nearly done with the platform... fucking GRIM  :-\
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on March 27, 2020, 10:27:51 PM
Just watched Rocketman. Better than I expected, given that I despise musicals, but generally it's standard rock biography stuff.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on March 28, 2020, 11:33:36 AM
Just watched Rocketman. Better than I expected, given that I despise musicals, but generally it's standard rock biography stuff.

Found it awful myself.  Would have been 10 times better using original versions of the songs, as Bohemian Rhapsody did. Those musical numbers were without exception cringe at max. And the emotional story they tried to squeeze out didn't hold water at all either. Overwrought, in word, the whole thing.

Westside Story is a more entertaining watch if you want a musical!
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Emphyrio on March 28, 2020, 12:02:53 PM
Watched Guy Ritchie's new one The Gentlemen. For most of it, it hit a bit short of his his classic stuff but the last act is superb. Well worth a watch.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Eoin McLove on March 28, 2020, 12:26:57 PM
Flicknets?
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Emphyrio on March 28, 2020, 12:46:48 PM
I watched it on the android box but I think Netflix, ya.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Emphyrio on March 28, 2020, 12:51:28 PM
Be warned, Charlie Hunnam is a plank of wood, but the others are all good.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Eoin McLove on March 28, 2020, 12:52:13 PM
Sweet.  I'll give it a gawp. Cheers.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: blessed1 on March 29, 2020, 03:45:40 PM
I watched a pretty fucked up documentary called pervert park about a group of sex offenders living in a trailer park in Florida.
Extremely disturbing stuff but a good watch.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on March 29, 2020, 04:11:04 PM
Saw that a few years back, Channel 4 had it I think. Disturbing.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Nail_Bombed on March 29, 2020, 04:18:56 PM
Watched The Magnificent Seven last night. Cracking Western, need to delve back into the genre again. Few Clints wouldn't be wrong.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on March 30, 2020, 05:35:47 PM
Finally got around to watching Midsommar. It sure looks great, but in terms of the film itself, I just don't know if the question "What would you get if you crossed The Wickerman, Population 436 and Hostel?" is a question that needed answering when, pretty obviously, just having a Swedish twist on The Wickerman would have made a better film.

As you can tell, I'm not fond of one-dimensional, or even two-dimensional, Yank assholes or brats in movies.

But it did look great, and an excellent score too.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on March 30, 2020, 08:11:06 PM
Finally got around to watching Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. It was alright, not sure all the hype was justified.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Slaughterday on March 30, 2020, 08:16:01 PM
Finally got around to watching Midsommar. It sure looks great, but in terms of the film itself, I just don't know if the question "What would you get if you crossed The Wickerman, Population 436 and Hostel?" is a question that needed answering when, pretty obviously, just having a Swedish twist on The Wickerman would have made a better film.

As you can tell, I'm not fond of one-dimensional, or even two-dimensional, Yank assholes or brats in movies.

But it did look great, and an excellent score too.

Yeah agreed - soundtrack and visuals are fantastic, and turned a fairly solid film into a great viewing experience. Soundtrack is done by The Haxan Cloak too.

 I think for a fairly similar storyline, 'Apostle' (Netflix) just didn't pull it off. Not bad all the same though.

Got a few Joe Begos films lined up for the weekend - VFW and Bliss. Have heard great things.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on March 30, 2020, 08:17:03 PM
Have heavy trip to watch tonight, heard good things

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7220754/

“symphonic post-apocalyptic reindeer-grinding Christ-abusing war pagan fennoscandian metal.”   :laugh: :laugh: :abbath:
Title: Re: Film
Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on March 31, 2020, 12:57:24 AM
The most amazing movie I've ever seen   :abbath: :laugh: :abbath:
Title: Re: Film
Post by: blessed1 on April 05, 2020, 10:59:42 AM
Watched a really cool film last night called The Great martian war. Its based on the war of the worlds and its shot like a history channel documentary.
They use footage from world war one and added in aliens and spacecrafts and stuff to it. Very cool idea and well done.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Trev on April 05, 2020, 11:17:01 AM
Watched Free Solo last night about Alex Honnolds free climb ascent of El Capitan. Even though you know he makes it, it's still nerve-wracking watching him thousands of feet in the air angling from his fingertips, great score too
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Emphyrio on April 05, 2020, 11:46:04 AM
Watched The Invitation, which while having a pretty cool premise was muck for the first hour and then failed to execute the premise well in the last half hour. Pity.

Tucker and Dale vs Evil. Figured it'd be pretty dumb. It was, but I also laughed quite a bit.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Snare on April 05, 2020, 11:51:37 AM
The most amazing movie I've ever seen   :abbath: :laugh: :abbath:

Where did you manage to find it? I just checked the link, cost €3m, worldwide grossed $22k?? Surely wrong.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: blessed1 on April 05, 2020, 12:06:40 PM
Watched The Invitation, which while having a pretty cool premise was muck for the first hour and then failed to execute the premise well in the last half hour. Pity.

Tucker and Dale vs Evil. Figured it'd be pretty dumb. It was, but I also laughed quite a bit.

Thought the invitation was very good myself.
Didn't have a clue what was going to happen and I liked the ending.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on April 05, 2020, 12:48:53 PM
The most amazing movie I've ever seen   :abbath: :laugh: :abbath:

Where did you manage to find it? I just checked the link, cost €3m, worldwide grossed $22k?? Surely wrong.

It seems to be on amazon prime, I got a torrent online

Budget:EUR3,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $5,419, 7 October 2018
Gross USA: $10,153
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $22,460

Ouch  :-[
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Ducky on April 05, 2020, 02:14:41 PM
Watched The Gentleman last night. Words I thought I'd never say - High Grant was great in it.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on April 05, 2020, 02:54:11 PM
He was stoned?
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Juggz on April 05, 2020, 03:06:19 PM
Watched The Gentleman last night. Words I thought I'd never say - High Grant was great in it.
He was fantastic in Paddington 2 also.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Ducky on April 05, 2020, 03:09:47 PM
He was stoned?

Auto"correct" strikes again :laugh:
Title: Re: Film
Post by: astfgyl on April 05, 2020, 05:51:52 PM
Watched Iceman last night. Not bad for the hour and a half but fairly pointless as well with nobody having any real motivation for anything. Or if they did have any, it was well concealed by the complete lack of dialogue
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Snare on April 05, 2020, 06:19:48 PM
The most amazing movie I've ever seen   :abbath: :laugh: :abbath:



Where did you manage to find it? I just checked the link, cost €3m, worldwide grossed $22k?? Surely wrong.

It seems to be on amazon prime, I got a torrent online

Budget:EUR3,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $5,419, 7 October 2018
Gross USA: $10,153
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $22,460

Ouch  :-[

Well between your torrent and my planned free trial of Amazon for this it’s not getting any better!!  :laugh: Seriously though the figures have to be wrong. Or else it ran in two cinemas worldwide? It surely did well enough in Finland at least.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on April 05, 2020, 06:31:41 PM
 :laugh:

Well it's in Finish and its about death metal so I can't seeing it doing much but yeah maybe the figures are just not updated
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on April 06, 2020, 04:16:21 PM
Saw Sing Street for the first time last night. Sure, it's got a couple of cringe moments, but overall it's quality, got some proper laughs out of me. Cast is great, given what Ireland usually spits out as child actors.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on April 06, 2020, 05:42:06 PM
Watched Stan & Ollie last night, it was alright, harmless enough. I was a huge Laurel & Hardy fan as a kid, my grandfather and I would watch anything that came along, plus the likes of Harold Lloyd, the Keystone Cops, etc. so it had a nice air of nostalgia to it for me. I can't stand Coogan generally but he put in a nice turn here.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: ldj on April 10, 2020, 12:14:57 PM
Watched Jojo Rabbit the other night and really enjoyed it, Taika Waititi is a brilliant director.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on April 10, 2020, 12:46:48 PM
Watched BlacKkKlansman yesterday, it was alright. Some very funny moments but it still felt like a lot was held back in terms of violence and whatnot. As Spike Lee as it comes, at points all it was missing was a shot of him nodding, it was about as subtle as Don't Be A Menace To south Central... but enjoyable overall.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Nail_Bombed on April 10, 2020, 01:49:35 PM
Must be something in the air.... watched Spike Lee's Malcolm X last night. Long enough film, but pretty gripping stuff.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on April 11, 2020, 01:20:25 PM
Jojo Rabbit really an excellent film. A distinct lack of soapboxing and just great fun overall with the heavy stuff so smoothly introduced that it is far more impactful as a result. If you liked Life is Beautiful you should like it. Cool soundtrack too.

Another film I think Black Shep mentioned earlier is Sing Street. Saw it ages ago but another excellently done, feelgood film.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on April 11, 2020, 03:12:50 PM
Watched Stan & Ollie last night, it was alright, harmless enough. I was a huge Laurel & Hardy fan as a kid, my grandfather and I would watch anything that came along, plus the likes of Harold Lloyd, the Keystone Cops, etc. so it had a nice air of nostalgia to it for me. I can't stand Coogan generally but he put in a nice turn here.

Saw this a while ago and thought both of their performances were excellent. Unfortunately though, in terms of posterity, it only works on the presumption that the audience is already deeply familiar with the original work. Thankfully I am, but some of those I watched it with weren't, and so didn't necessarily see the interest. I'm not entirely sure what could have been done within the film to remedy this, but it was lacking.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Eoin McLove on April 11, 2020, 10:59:41 PM
I watched Beerfest this evening. Utterly stupid and moronic but good fun. I still think Super Troopers is the best thing these guys have done, it's a goofy classic, but Beerfest was a good laugh too.

I followed it up with Slave to the Grind. I was a massive Brutal Truth fan as a young lad. They were  among the first death metal bands I ever heard (I was clueless about genre distinctions back then) so it was interesting to see those guys interviewed.  Seems they split under shit and acrimonious circumstances in 2014, which sucks. I subsequently became obsessed with grindcore at the turn of the century with the likes of Pig Destroyer, Nasum and DEP (not strictly grind, but still...). The documentary was very enjoyable I thought. It was cool to see the divisive characters like Seth Putnam be given an even handed character assessment. I think AC wrote brilliant song titles and really shit songs so I'm on the fence  :laugh:
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Abandon All Hope on April 12, 2020, 12:50:15 AM
Heavy Trip  savage film

http://123free.net/movie/QvMpmoZd-heavy-trip.html
Title: Re: Film
Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on April 12, 2020, 10:08:12 AM
Heavy Trip  savage film

http://123free.net/movie/QvMpmoZd-heavy-trip.html

 :abbath:  :abbath: :abbath: symphonic, post-apocalyptic, reindeer-grinding, Christ-abusing, extreme war pagan, Fennoscandian metal  :abbath: :abbath: :abbath:
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Emphyrio on April 12, 2020, 10:15:49 AM
 :laugh: watched it the other night. Gas.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Trev on April 12, 2020, 10:24:20 AM
Watched Triple Frontier the other night, nothing spectacular but enjoyable enough for killing two hours
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Makeshiftatomsmasher on April 12, 2020, 06:20:39 PM
Spree (2015) a largely dialogue free film about a young man going on a killing spree. Interesting.
Verotica. Glenn Danzig's film adaptations of his comic books.
It's really really bad.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on April 12, 2020, 07:59:20 PM
Ben Hur, for the time of year that's in it and first time in full since I was a kid. Absolutely glorious up on the projector, a stomping great watch that's surprisingly light on religion outside of the final 30 minutes (out of 220, that's not bad going!).
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on April 12, 2020, 08:21:45 PM
Stuck on coming to america, i'll never get tired of it

just let your SOOOOOOOOUUUULLLLL  ;D
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Post by: astfgyl on April 12, 2020, 11:04:30 PM
Ben Hur is class. I wanted to put it on today but my wife wouldn't let me. She doesn't know what she's missing. I'd nearly put it on now only I wouldn't last

I put on a movie the other night starring Bruce Willis about a lad who woke up after a bank heist and couldn't remember what happened. Honestly one of the worst heaps of shit I've seen. No redeeming qualities at all not even for laughing at how shit it was.
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on April 12, 2020, 11:11:08 PM
Ben Hur is class. I wanted to put it on today but my wife wouldn't let me. She doesn't know what she's missing. I'd nearly put it on now only I wouldn't last

I put on a movie the other night starring Bruce Willis about a lad who woke up after a bank heist and couldn't remember what happened. Honestly one of the worst heaps of shit I've seen. No redeeming qualities at all not even for laughing at how shit it was.

I'd say it's safe to bet that he and a lot of other movies stars of that ilk are just jumping into anything for a paycheck these days. I don't think he's done anything good in a long time.
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Post by: Carnage on April 12, 2020, 11:19:43 PM
Glass was great TBF, but he's been phoning it in for years. I tried watching one with him and Henry Cavill lately (can't remember what it was about, hidden past and all that shite), managed about half an hour, awful rubbish.
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Post by: Emphyrio on April 12, 2020, 11:26:33 PM
Watched The Irishman. It's very Scorcese but it's fairly dull, all things considered. Fantastic to see De Niro, Pesci and Pacino share screen time again and all three are indeed super but even though it's a story that spans a good bit of time, the running time seems overly long.
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Post by: Pedrito on April 12, 2020, 11:27:56 PM
Stuck on coming to america, i'll never get tired of it

just let your SOOOOOOOOUUUULLLLL  ;D

'The royal penis is clean'..I remember me and my brothers in our pyjamas watching that as kids and seeing that scene..eyeopening stuff!  :laugh: What a film. Trading Places close to perfect too.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on April 13, 2020, 12:24:49 AM
I put on a movie the other night starring Bruce Willis about a lad who woke up after a bank heist and couldn't remember what happened. Honestly one of the worst heaps of shit I've seen. No redeeming qualities at all not even for laughing at how shit it was.

That's basically the same plot as Trance, which is a highly entertaining watch featuring Rosario Dawson in all her glory.
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Post by: astfgyl on April 14, 2020, 01:36:35 PM
Watched The Truman Show last night. Have seen it several times before but it's always a decent watch
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on April 16, 2020, 10:48:34 PM
Was just recommending this to some people today so thought i'd stick it in here, The night eats the world

Really well done french zombie movie.
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Post by: Scáthach on April 17, 2020, 02:54:31 PM
Rather nice surprise to see Fargo (1996) on TV last night. So good. The leg in the wood chipper at the end  :laugh: "O yah, jeez"
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Post by: Eoin McLove on April 26, 2020, 02:33:26 PM
Watching The Deer Hunter. I haven't seen this in at least twenty years but I remember thinking it was brilliant.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on April 26, 2020, 02:39:49 PM
Continuing our season of classic epics with one I've never seen before; Lawrence of Arabia. The cinematography is incredible so far, exceptional.

Only problem is they're all taking us about 6 hours to get through, between nappy changes and feeding breaks!
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Eoin McLove on April 26, 2020, 02:44:59 PM
Just leave your nappy on until it's over.
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Post by: Caomhaoin on April 26, 2020, 02:46:04 PM
The woman loves the classic shows and TCM is on quite a bit. Ben Hur, Gone with the Wind, that Moses one, I can’t mind if the name, Dr Zhivago (which was very good in fairness), auld Labhrás aswell.

Here, I just want to watch YouTube but it’s a bit of a buzz watching all these famous films I had never been arsed watching before.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on April 26, 2020, 02:47:37 PM
Just leave your nappy on until it's over.

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: open face surgery on April 26, 2020, 03:13:15 PM
Watched Starred Up the morning. Good, gritty English prison movie.
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Post by: Carnage on April 26, 2020, 03:22:27 PM
Watched John Wick 3 last night, mental. Book fu!
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Post by: Eoin McLove on April 26, 2020, 04:57:07 PM
Yep, The Deer Hunter was deadly.  And I see they are making a new version of it next year with The Rock playing De Niro's part, James Corden as Walken and some sassy transgender comedian with a speech impediment playing Meryl Streep's part. Instead of the lads heading off to Nam they are going to stay at home and battle their white privilege. I think it'll be really hard hitting stuff.
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Post by: Carnage on April 27, 2020, 02:05:53 AM
I just watched Brawl In Cell Block 99. Fucking hell, I haven't seen facial destruction like that since Irreversible.
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Post by: jobrok1 on April 27, 2020, 10:31:33 AM
Watched John Wick 3 last night, mental. Book fu!
Check out 'Extraction' on Netflix.
It's up there with John Wick.

There's a one-shot scene which is absolutely epic.
Obviously not all done in one take but very well and cleverly done.
As a 'continuous' scene, is brilliant.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on April 27, 2020, 11:55:10 AM
Will do.
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Post by: jobrok1 on April 27, 2020, 02:32:06 PM
The camera work during the car chase is pure class.
I gave a shout at the telly at one point... "HOW THE FUCK DID THEY DO THAT?"   
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: blessed1 on April 27, 2020, 04:36:11 PM
I've been watching a few irish movies recently.
Watched calvary last night. Very good now.
Watched another on woth Colm Meany called how Harry became a tree. I'd never heard of it before but it was pretty good as well.
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on April 27, 2020, 05:48:26 PM
The camera work during the car chase is pure class.
I gave a shout at the telly at one point... "HOW THE FUCK DID THEY DO THAT?"   
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

I wasn't expecting much from it but watched half last night and the camera work really stands out in those bits. Really cool stuff
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Post by: Circlepit on April 28, 2020, 09:40:29 AM
The fight scene in Extradition just before he rescues the child..... that was exhilarating to say the least. Using the bodies as weapons of mass destruction!
Also his forearms are massive! He purse serious time into his fitness regime.
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Post by: Trev on April 28, 2020, 10:17:46 AM
Gave Extraction a go last night, thought the end battle was dragged out a bit too much, otherwise it was great. It was kind of a more modern, grittier Escape from New York
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Post by: Emphyrio on April 28, 2020, 10:29:19 AM
Ya, Extraction was decent. Some very cool scenes in fairness. Between that and Gangs of London, it's put me in the mood for the 2 The Raid movies.
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Post by: Caomhaoin on April 28, 2020, 10:36:49 AM
Speaking of Irish movies, ‘I went down’ is a great watch or rewatch as most of us have a bit more free time.

Extremely quotable and Brendan Gleeson is tremendous in it.
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Post by: Carnage on April 28, 2020, 12:03:31 PM
Speaking of Irish movies, ‘I went down’ is a great watch or rewatch as most of us have a bit more free time.

Extremely quotable and Brendan Gleeson is tremendous in it.

Probably my favourite Irish film, I was delighted when it finally got a DVD release a few years back (even happier when a mate who worked in a charity shop told me they had it for €2).
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Post by: Eoin McLove on May 02, 2020, 08:25:13 PM
Blades of Glory!
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Post by: Scáthach on May 03, 2020, 04:22:57 PM
Saw a very good biopic of Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys) recently, Love and Mercy. It focuses on 2 periods in his life, the mid 60s, around the time of Pet Sounds and Smile. And also the mid 80s when he starts to get his life back together. The younger Wilson is played by Paul Dano, who is a dead ringer for him. The later years are done with John Cusack. If you have an interest in the above mentioned albums, or rock and pop history in general it's well worth a watch. If you can't stand the (early) Beach Boys, stay well away.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on May 03, 2020, 05:11:15 PM
Paul Dano's performance is exceptional, and it's an excellent film, highly recommended as above. I do feel Cusack wasn't the best casting, but it's a small criticism.
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Post by: Scáthach on May 03, 2020, 07:28:25 PM
Yeah I did think Cusack was a strange choice but he nailed Wilson's mannerisms. The arms down by the sides, the fingers fidgeting and so on. Lovely film all the same.
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Post by: StoutAndAle on May 06, 2020, 03:38:20 PM
Watched "Extraction" - not bad - better than a lot of the action movies coming out now. Anyone else think that David Harbour was a dead ringer Walter Sobchak when he was sat at the kitchen table with his sunglasses on chatting to Chris Hemsworth?

Also watched "The Gentlemen" - main cast are class especially Hugh Grant. Charlie Hunnam needs to find an accent coach though. In "Sons of Anarchy" he sounded like a English lad doing an American twang. In this film he sounds like a deaf American trying to be a Geordie. The story is much like any other Guy Ritchie film that I've seen. Fast paced dialogue - with a bit too much casual comedy racism (we get it, Guy - you're edgy), flashy visuals and a plot that makes no fucking sense after 25 minutes. Still enjoyed it though.

Regarding "Love & Mercy" - decent movie but I don't understand why Paul Dano couldn't play Brian Wilson all the way through it. The physical difference between the two actors is a bit jarring. John Cusack is a great actor but Dano was well up to the task.

And as for "I Went Down" - one of the greats.
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Post by: Cosmic_Equilibrium on May 07, 2020, 12:18:26 AM
It's not strictly a film, more a TV docudrama, but I've been watching Longitude again which came out in 2000 and still stands up today as one of the best period drama/documentaries ever made. It tells the stories of John Harrison, who solved the problem of longitude at sea (and in doing so laid the grounds for modern shipping trade, basically) and Rupert Gould who restored his timekeepers in the 1930s.

It's just superb, and I think it's on Youtube for free. Three hours long, split into two parts, but riveting.
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Post by: Carnage on May 09, 2020, 01:11:20 AM
Watched Do The Right Thing for the first time earlier. Much better than I expected, though pretty amateurish in spots. Much as I enjoyed Rosie Perez jiggling around in the opening credits (and she looked fucking savage, to be fair), it didn't have anything to do with the film other than an excuse to play Fight The Power in full. Odd.
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Post by: Slaughterday on May 09, 2020, 07:13:18 PM
Watched Possessor, the latest one from David Cronenberg's son, Brandon Cronenberg. Good flick. Some nice body horror sequences, definitely has his own flair as a director while paying homage to his family lineage.
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Post by: Snare on May 10, 2020, 11:42:55 PM
Just watching Bowfinger for the first time in years, the road crossing scene is still one if the funniest things ever 
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on May 12, 2020, 08:55:19 AM
Rewatched Dredd last night. Ultraviolent perfection.
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Post by: Nail_Bombed on May 12, 2020, 09:18:14 AM
Rewatched Dredd last night. Ultraviolent perfection.

Why they still haven't made a sequel yet is beyond me.
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Post by: Pedrito on May 12, 2020, 09:22:44 AM
It was all set up for another couple of films. The look, everything, perfect. Maybe it dodn´t do as well as they thought it would?
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Post by: Carnage on May 12, 2020, 10:33:22 AM
That's it, it wasn't a big box office draw. There's an animated series in the works with Urban voicing him, and I know he's keen to do another or make a TV series, but whether that's a go, I don't know. Great film though, even if it is a bit close to The Raid.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on May 12, 2020, 10:50:10 AM
For the first time in the longest time, watched 12 Monkeys again last night. A very timely watch in current global circumstances! It's  no Brazil, but I absolutely loved it as a teen and can confirm I still do now.
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Post by: blessed1 on May 12, 2020, 11:19:07 AM
It was all set up for another couple of films. The look, everything, perfect. Maybe it dodn´t do as well as they thought it would?

Was that not released only in 3d in the cinemas?
I think that's the reason it didn't do that good.
Class film.
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Post by: Pedrito on May 12, 2020, 01:47:38 PM
I think you're right. Pity, I'd say it would be class in 3D, I didn't see it in the cinema.
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Post by: Snare on May 12, 2020, 03:50:49 PM
The opening scene in the cursed earth was absolitely class in 3D. IIRC the timing of Raid ruined it as all the critics referred to Dredd just being a copy of it, so cinema goers had enough in one version. Rogue Trooper was also set to be done  :'(
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Post by: Carnage on May 12, 2020, 05:29:01 PM
That's still in the works, from what I gather. Grant Morrison wrote a script and Duncan Jones was lined up to direct.
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Post by: Ollkiller on May 13, 2020, 09:12:37 AM
It's not strictly a film, more a TV docudrama, but I've been watching Longitude again which came out in 2000 and still stands up today as one of the best period drama/documentaries ever made. It tells the stories of John Harrison, who solved the problem of longitude at sea (and in doing so laid the grounds for modern shipping trade, basically) and Rupert Gould who restored his timekeepers in the 1930s.

It's just superb, and I think it's on Youtube for free. Three hours long, split into two parts, but riveting.

Watched it last night. Really good. Some amount of savage actors in it. Also watched Extraction. Good action scenes but a ridiculous film.
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Post by: Caomhaoin on May 14, 2020, 09:25:36 PM
Watching ‘Midway’ there, which is grand for what it is, hoorah, USA! etc, but the CGI is gaudy like one of the Transformers films.

‘Waterloo’, which I saw recently, that’s how a war film should be made. Completely authentic battle recreation (they used 40,000 soviet soldiers as extras), and with very few liberties taken with the truth (although whether the imperial guard commander said ‘merde’! when being asked to surrender is up for debate).

The only issue is that the film’s dialogue is in English.

Class, class show for anyone looking for a historical epic. Free to watch in full on YouTube.
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Post by: Pedrito on May 14, 2020, 09:34:57 PM
Another history based film which is a pure joy to watch is the Duellists from 1977. Harvey Keitel is brilliant in it. Napoleonic era, French soldiers duelling, nice underlying history lesson on the classism that was being turned on it's head, Ancién Régime(I have no French), all that good stuff. Beautiful looking film.
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Post by: Carnage on May 14, 2020, 09:48:28 PM
Another history based film which is a pure joy to watch is the Duellists from 1977. Harvey Keitel is brilliant in it. Napoleonic era, French soldiers duelling, nice underlying history lesson on the classism that was being turned on it's head, Ancién Régime(I have no French), all that good stuff. Beautiful looking film.

Absolutely love that film, one of my favourites. Extremely faithful to the source short story, too. That shot at the end, looking out over the valley - sublime.
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Post by: Caomhaoin on May 14, 2020, 10:10:55 PM
Barry Lyndon is another cracker period show which is fairly vintage at this stage.

Watched it on TV years ago, no idea it was such a cult classic. I had Paddy Kelly roast the ear off me going on about it after I mentioned it to him once in passing.
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Post by: Carnage on May 14, 2020, 11:12:31 PM
My favourite Kubrick film, that is. And the soundtrack was my father's favourite (I still have his record, and the 2001 soundtrack). The way it's shot/lit is just perfect. O'Neal was just a block of wood, though.
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Post by: Pedrito on May 14, 2020, 11:17:09 PM
I've never seen it despite reading tonnes of great reviews of it. Will put that right this weekend
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on May 14, 2020, 11:25:25 PM
The way it's shot/lit is just perfect. O'Neal was just a block of wood, though.

Two true statements. The latter always meant it couldn't be my favourite Kubrick though. Always niggled, compared to Sellers, Mason, Nicholson, for example.
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Post by: Nail_Bombed on May 14, 2020, 11:46:12 PM
Have done the Extended Ed.s of Lord Of The Rings - Fellowship Of The Ring and The Two Towers this week, with breathers in between each disc so it's more spaced out. Still a stunning set of films, and the Extended versions are the definitive ones as far as I'm concerned. Leaving Return of The King for next week - and not bothering with The Hobbit films - he made an arse of those.
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Post by: Carnage on May 14, 2020, 11:58:32 PM
Haven't watched them for a few years, I used to do an annual watch of all 3 in a row. Take a break for a few years , let it become fresh again.
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Post by: mickO))) on May 15, 2020, 05:35:21 AM
Watched the Cable Guy again today what a great film. I still can't believe it was received so badly when it was released I think it's Jim best film and one of the last great ones before he started making nothing but shite.
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Post by: Pedrito on May 15, 2020, 09:38:56 AM
Have done the Extended Ed.s of Lord Of The Rings - Fellowship Of The Ring and The Two Towers this week, with breathers in between each disc so it's more spaced out. Still a stunning set of films, and the Extended versions are the definitive ones as far as I'm concerned. Leaving Return of The King for next week - and not bothering with The Hobbit films - he made an arse of those.

They're a pure joy to watch in fairness. The Hobbit can suck my balls..awful.
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Post by: Caomhaoin on May 15, 2020, 09:56:07 AM
I’m watching ‘The Hobbit’ with the young lad this morning as it happens. Harmless guff really, he’s fairly into it. He’s 7, but.
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Post by: leatherface on May 15, 2020, 11:43:35 PM
Watched the Cable Guy again today what a great film. I still can't believe it was received so badly when it was released I think it's Jim best film and one of the last great ones before he started making nothing but shite.

Completely agree, watched it a few times with friends back in the day and it was always funny, for us at least. I think maybe it is too black for some, insofar as it straddles the line between comedy and dark, psychological drama. That never bothered me though, I think it succeeds well as a comedy on its own, completely overlooked, but genuinely hilarious in parts. If you don't mind Jim Carrey being silly/dark it's great.
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Post by: Pedrito on May 16, 2020, 11:50:37 AM
That Barry Lyndon recommendation..wow, 3 hours of bliss. Yes, O'Neal is a block of wood, but there's something endearing about him all the same. A stunning movie, and good fun too, great story. Irish lad chancing his arm with fine foreign women, who would have thunk it.

Any other films of that ilk worth a bash? The filming style back then of letting things draw out, scenes where little to nothing happen, it really lends itself to full immersion. Is Dr Zhivago worth a shot? Spartacus? Anything with lads fencing eachother and beautiful buxom wenches in palaces and castles.
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Post by: Carnage on May 16, 2020, 12:26:37 PM
Lawrence Of Arabia is always worth a look, if you like those midpaced, lanquid, well shot films. Gandhi, too.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on May 16, 2020, 12:33:17 PM
Lawrence of Arabia is a visually beautiful film, worth it for that alone, but an odd one on the atmosphere. It's certainly not the film it feels like it's going to be from the opening hour or so, but that brings its own appeal.

Not a woman in sight though, buxom or otherwise! Haha.

A Royal Affair, Danish movie from a few years back, is very good. There's a French movie about Molière you might enjoy too, and another called Ridicule which is very entertaining and also royal court based.
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Post by: Eoin McLove on May 16, 2020, 12:36:52 PM
Watched the Cable Guy again today what a great film. I still can't believe it was received so badly when it was released I think it's Jim best film and one of the last great ones before he started making nothing but shite.

Completely agree, watched it a few times with friends back in the day and it was always funny, for us at least. I think maybe it is too black for some, insofar as it straddles the line between comedy and dark, psychological drama. That never bothered me though, I think it succeeds well as a comedy on its own, completely overlooked, but genuinely hilarious in parts. If you don't mind Jim Carrey being silly/dark it's great.

I haven't seen it since it came out but I hated it. His lisp fucking ruined it for me, it annoyed me so much  :laugh:
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Post by: Caomhaoin on May 16, 2020, 01:07:23 PM
A Royal Affair is very good alright, although I don’t like watching films in a language I’m totally ignorant of with Spanish subtitles, which is what you get with the telly here, obvs.

Dr Zhivago is a classic lad. Great acting and atmosphere.
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Post by: Snare on May 16, 2020, 08:04:19 PM
Caught all 3 Jumanji films the past few weeks, cracking entertainment for all the family.
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Post by: Eoin McLove on May 16, 2020, 08:11:41 PM
Here's a sentence I never thought I'd hear myself type.  I'm watching Cowboys and Aliens. 

Here's another one.  I'm enjoying it!
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Post by: Caomhaoin on May 16, 2020, 08:21:58 PM
I’m going to watch my third hobbit instalment in three days with the young lad. It’s much more enjoyable this time around. The CGI is still horrendous, but without the very high expectations and anticipation first time round, it’s grand for what it is.
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Post by: Emphyrio on May 18, 2020, 06:08:42 PM
Mentioned earlier so I said I'd rewatch Cube. Not as good as I remembered it. However, it's still about 100 times better than Hypercube. Jaysus, awful muck.
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Post by: Nail_Bombed on May 19, 2020, 09:25:41 AM
New Spike Lee film coming out on Netflix - Da 5 Bloods. Looks like it'll be good stuff. Loved BlacKKKlansman.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5RDTPfsLAI
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Post by: Pedrito on May 19, 2020, 10:14:52 AM
Well Dr Zhivago was an incredible watch aswell. I think it's a good idea to watch some of these old movies, things that are starting to seem like artefacts from a world we have never known. Imagine what it would be like if we had clear, colour, well shot footage of stuff that was happening in 1910, 1920 etc when we were younger. I know stuff exists, but it has that black and white surrealness to it that something like Dr Zhivago simply doesn't have.

Anyway, my point being that it led me to read about the guy who wrote the original book> Pasternak, and what a life that man had..incredible. A real insight into the the horrors of classism and elitism, only to be replaced by the even greater horrors and madness of Bolshevism, Communism etc. It certainly puts a crisis like Coronavirus in it's place and left me with a sense of the transcience of life, this idea that we somehow have it all worked out now and yet future generations will almost certainly look back at the ways we live now, the changes we've introduced, etc etc and will see positives in some and see complete madness in others. More related to some of the other threads on here, but anyway, a really great film that leaves it's mark on you emotionally, without ever having to resort to graphic levels of violence, profanity etc.
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Post by: Caomhaoin on May 19, 2020, 10:43:10 AM
Anyone seen that Belorussian film ‘come and see’?

😯😯😯😯😯😯

Yikes. Shocking stuff, extreme cruelty, violence and apocalyptic horror mixed with weird surreal moments.

If you didn’t already know, Gerry was a bad, bad bastard in the East in WW2. ‘Kin hell.
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Post by: Carnage on May 19, 2020, 12:49:53 PM
I saw Come And See about a year ago, on a friend's recommendation (he likes his bleak war films, previous recommendations were Cross Of Iron and Son Of Saul). Fuck me but that is one bleak film. Brilliant but harrowing, I'd never be able to sit through it again.
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Post by: Emphyrio on May 22, 2020, 12:26:28 AM
Calm With Horses - quite enjoyable.

Nightbreed - fuckin awful.
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Post by: jobrok1 on May 22, 2020, 01:38:43 PM
Struggled through Ad Astra.
Actually took me a couple of weeks to get through it.
I kept waiting for some sort of a pay-off which never came.

Utterly pointless movie... trying to some sort of a "2001: A Space Odyssey".
But completely missing the mark.

Pitt really needs to fuck off with his pet projects.
Cause they are utter fucking scutter.
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Post by: StoutAndAle on May 28, 2020, 10:29:06 AM
Finally got around to sticking on "Dredd" last night. Pretty good. Sticks to the soul of the comics. Karl Urban was great.

The effects when they take the drug kind of bored me but then I read that it was intended to be see in 3D. This would have made them more tolerable, I suppose, even though I really don't like watching 3D films all that much. 

It's pretty astounding that Judge Dredd hasn't had a better run at a franchise. The fanbase is there - perhaps aging a bit now. I'm not sure if the younger generation is still buying 2000AD or the Megazines. I just buy the collected Dredd Casefiles these days.
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Post by: Thorn on May 29, 2020, 04:21:50 PM
Final Destination 5 today, got a soft spot for those movies. And watching numptys perish in creative ways. Well just those bits really.
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Post by: Pedrito on May 29, 2020, 06:05:00 PM
Watched I am Legend the other day. Always enjoy it, just a well done idea in general. Led me down the road of a few other blockbusters..Edge of Tomorrow which I enjoyed aswell. Then watched Oblivion which was cool with a rocky enough storyline.
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Post by: blessed1 on May 29, 2020, 06:28:51 PM

It's pretty astounding that Judge Dredd hasn't had a better run at a franchise. The fanbase is there - perhaps aging a bit now. I'm not sure if the younger generation is still buying 2000AD or the Megazines. I just buy the collected Dredd Casefiles these days.

Ya another one I'm surprised hasn't been made into a movie or TV show is warhammer 40k.
That would be unreal if it was done right.
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Post by: Carnage on May 29, 2020, 07:07:10 PM
I Am Legend would have been fine if they hadn't used CGI for the infected, or at least handled it better. They were embarrassingly crap.

Oblivion might have gone down better if the first twist hadn't been revealed in the trailer and the second one hadn't been as obvious as those in The Prestige.
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on May 29, 2020, 08:57:21 PM
Edge of Tomorrow which I enjoyed aswell. Then watched Oblivion which was cool with a rocky enough storyline.

Loved edge of tomorrow, really entertaining. Oblivion was pretty good as well.
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on June 01, 2020, 03:01:01 PM
Not watched this in a long time... love it so much  ::)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102984/
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Post by: astfgyl on June 06, 2020, 09:21:04 PM
The young fellas are forcing me to watch The Land Before Time again. Between the nostalgia and the sheer misery of it, it is a truly harrowing experience every time. And yet they keep asking for it again and again, oblivious to how they are destroying me.  It's definitely Don Bluth's heaviest album.
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Post by: Caomhaoin on June 07, 2020, 09:24:19 AM
Finished the lord of the rings trilogy last night with the young f’la, he started freaking out when Frodo gets his finger bit off at the end, and later sighing loudly at the drawn out ending. The third one is definitely the weakest of the three looking back.
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Post by: astfgyl on June 07, 2020, 10:13:11 AM
I did a rewatch of the LOTR trilogy about 2 years ago with the older kids and I have to say I came to the same conclusion about the 3rd one. It's still good but it really drags towards the end.

Did The Hobbit movies around the same time and wasn't delighted with those at all going back to them
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Post by: Caomhaoin on June 07, 2020, 10:59:40 AM
The problem with the hobbit is the god awful CGI, it’s like a cartoon. It’s also stretched too thinly.

The first one is enjoyable though.
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Post by: astfgyl on June 07, 2020, 11:08:11 AM
Yeah, as much as I thought I'd enjoy a solid 3 hour battle, I found it boring.
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Post by: Emphyrio on June 07, 2020, 11:42:54 AM
Ya, Return of the King is the weakest of the 3.

The Hobbit should never have been 3 films. I'd get over the CGI but the goofy characterisation, that spasticated elf/dwarf love story..... Ugh, criminal.
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Post by: Pedrito on June 07, 2020, 11:53:38 AM
I did a rewatch of the LOTR trilogy about 2 years ago with the older kids and I have to say I came to the same conclusion about the 3rd one. It's still good but it really drags towards the end.

Did The Hobbit movies around the same time and wasn't delighted with those at all going back to them

I really love the first LOTR film. I think it really captured the spirit of the books. After that Jackson caught the Hollywood bug and while they are still very enjoyable, they never recaptured the magic of the first film.

As for the Hobbit...yep the first wasn´t bad, but as the man said, the messing around with the Elves etc..a Dwarf and an Elf falling for eachother. How the fuck was that ever going to happen..just weird. Jabbing her with his little midget willy.
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Post by: astfgyl on June 07, 2020, 12:17:45 PM
Yeah you are bang on there about the first movie, it really did do justice to the books but as the series went on it was less and less so. Too many tweaks to the plot in the Hobbit series as well. It would have been much better without the love story and I have no idea how that got in there.

I imagine the day will never come when somebody tries to make a movie of The Silmarillion. Hopefully not anyway.
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Post by: Emphyrio on June 07, 2020, 12:21:59 PM
Well the new LoTR series that's coming to Amazon Prime deals with the Second Age, I believe. So, that should include some of the later Silmarillion stuff. It's defo more suited to a series instead of a movie(s). It has an obscene budget so it should look the part at least. The Silmarillion is my favourite book so I'm in two minds whether I want someone to attempt to adapt it for the screen.
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Post by: astfgyl on June 07, 2020, 12:31:40 PM
The Silmarillion was the first Tolkien I tried to read and I really struggled to keep up with the sheer number of characters. It was like taking into the bible or something. Maybe in light of loving the other 2 main books, I would enjoy it more now. I wasn't the only one to struggle with it either, as I found the copy I have being used to hold up the leg of a table in a house I was renting!
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Post by: Emphyrio on June 07, 2020, 12:43:09 PM
I know a few people who have given up alright. It took ages the first time I read it. I needed a bookmark or 2 at the back cos I was constantly referring back. But just to become familiar with the lineage of elves in LoTR it's worth it. And the re-reads are all the more enjoyable for it.
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Post by: Caomhaoin on June 07, 2020, 04:09:33 PM
They could have made that love angle kind of funny with a few winks and comments from yer man and leave it at that. It was nearly Romeo and Juliet by the end, totally daft.
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Post by: Carnage on June 07, 2020, 04:12:41 PM
Shoehorning Lily Whatshername and Legolas into it was shameful as it was. Her character didn't exist in Tolkien and I have no idea why the need was felt for Bloom to appear at all. And the fucking songs, jesus.
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Post by: astfgyl on June 07, 2020, 04:22:57 PM
Yeah Jackson really bowed to Hollywood convention with some of the choices made around The Hobbit.
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on June 07, 2020, 09:48:16 PM
Watching the neverending story.. jesus I can still remember going to see this in the cinema. Still a fun movie to watch on a Sunday  ::)
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Post by: Carnage on June 07, 2020, 11:37:55 PM
'Til you get to Artax in the swamp. Heart of stone if you don't well up there.
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on June 07, 2020, 11:45:06 PM
'Til you get to Artax in the swamp. Heart of stone if you don't well up there.

Promised myself I wasn't goin to cry...


..promise broken  :'(
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on June 08, 2020, 10:59:05 AM
There are a couple of specific comic book movies I've been thinking of watching for a while, Wonder Woman is one, Black Panther another. So I threw on the latter last night, remembering at the time it got pretty good reviews. Jaysus it was god-awful. I mean, not quite as awful as Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (which I was brought to see in the cinema by someone who thought it would be a good remedy for decompressing after a week of work all-nighters), but still embarrassingly bad, nothing any of the fairly decent cast could do anything to salvage.

Is it representative of the newer Marvel movies??
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Post by: Pedrito on June 08, 2020, 12:06:57 PM
Yep it's definitely representative..awful muck
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on June 08, 2020, 03:26:00 PM
If you didn't like black panther then you must be a racist bro!

But BP was certainly one of the weaker ones in the franchise. I think it in part got more hype because all the shite that went along with it.

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Post by: Carnage on June 08, 2020, 04:43:26 PM
Totally unjustified, as was the hype for Wonder Woman around the same time. I'd put it somewhere in the middle in terms of the Marvel movies.
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on June 08, 2020, 05:18:01 PM
Totally unjustified, as was the hype for Wonder Woman around the same time. I'd put it somewhere in the middle in terms of the Marvel movies.

I came out of WW talking about how much I enjoyed it.. I later realised that I had just being enjoying seeing Gal Gadot on big screen :-*
Saying that it was better than a lot of the DC stuff.. which wouldn't be hard in fairness!
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Post by: Carnage on June 08, 2020, 05:41:40 PM
I actually didn't mind Man Of Steel TBH. I spent most of Batman v Superman just waiting for her to show up, jaysus. Watch Justice League again if you have the stomach for it, count how many lingering shots of her arse are in it.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on June 08, 2020, 05:43:26 PM
I'd put it somewhere in the middle in terms of the Marvel movies.

Where would you put GotG 2?
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Post by: Emphyrio on June 08, 2020, 05:48:53 PM
I'd put it somewhere in the middle in terms of the Marvel movies.

Where would you put GotG 2?

Above anything Ant-Man related, below most other stuff, if you asked me, which you didn't.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on June 08, 2020, 06:05:14 PM
I'd put it somewhere in the middle in terms of the Marvel movies.

Where would you put GotG 2?

Above anything Ant-Man related, below most other stuff, if you asked me, which you didn't.

I applaud your initiative.

I ask because, like you, I thought it was one of the worst films I've ever seen, yet it seems to be very highly ranked by fans of comic movies: it has a higher audience score on Rotten Tomatoes than Black Panther, which has a much higher critics rating. Now all I can conclude is that no one who doesn't simply hate the new wave of comic movies has any clue at all about what makes a good movie  :abbath:
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Post by: Trev on June 08, 2020, 06:06:47 PM
I started to tune out of them around whatever one ended with the city floating off. Still ended up watching the rest to see how it ended but they all just blend into the same formula. From the last 10 or so Ragnarok and Infinity War are the only two to stand out
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Post by: Ollkiller on June 08, 2020, 06:20:03 PM
GOTG1 and 2 are both rubbish. As was wonder woman and black panther. Marvel stuff is just woeful.  Last superhero film i liked was probably Dark Knight.
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Post by: Emphyrio on June 08, 2020, 06:35:29 PM
GotG 1 was good. They took a totally different slant than the other Marvel movies. That bought some goodwill perhaps,  but by the second one, you've seen the characters enough and they become grating. Black Panther was visually amazing and the story was pretty good. It got huge hype with the black cast, set in Africa etc and is highly acclaimed as such. Taken on its own merits, it's pretty good popcorn but it's definitely over-rated. I'd agree with Trev above, Ragnarok was entertaining throughout and actually very funny. Superb choice casting Jeff Goldblum.
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Post by: Caomhaoin on June 08, 2020, 07:54:09 PM
The Lego Batman was that characters finest hour.
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Post by: Pedrito on June 08, 2020, 09:14:34 PM
Guardians 2 was awful. Captain Marvel dogshit. Black Panther horrendous. Ragnarok actually really tried and did well to bring some actual humour and joy back. Silly mixed with serious, light and escapist..well worth a watch. Dr Strange was alright, more of the same old. The Spiderman cartoon one was pretty cool where he's a little Dominican kid..good fun. As for DC Suicide Squad was woegeous. The most enjoyable movie I've watched based on comics/cartoons recently was the Bumblebee Transformers one.

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Post by: Trev on June 08, 2020, 09:45:29 PM
Just watched Infinity War again tonight, hadn't seen it since it was out in the cinema. Think it still holds up much better than the slew of films before it, apart from Thor, but I completely forgot that they made a sequel to it when it would have been far better to finish story off with the IW ending
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Post by: Emphyrio on June 08, 2020, 09:49:44 PM
Absolutely, Endgame was a huge letdown after the way IW ended. Phase 3 or whatever it was should have ended there.
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on June 08, 2020, 10:19:59 PM
I enjoyed them all, few let downs like the thor movies but overall really good. A lot of people seem to dislike endgame but I quite liked it and have watch it and all of them on a number of occasions.
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Post by: Carnage on June 08, 2020, 10:41:15 PM
I'd put it somewhere in the middle in terms of the Marvel movies.

Where would you put GotG 2?
Low in the rankings, along with the Ant-Man ones, Thor 2, Black Panther, Iron Man 2, Incredible Hulk. GOTG 1 was good fun though.
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Post by: Pedrito on June 09, 2020, 12:18:18 AM
Really enjoyed GOTG 1
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Post by: blessed1 on June 09, 2020, 12:21:58 AM
Best superhero movies I've seen would be batman, batman returns, blade, one or two x-men movies, watchmen.
I honestly thought the new batman's with bale were pure shit. Trying way too hard to be serious and it just didn't work for me.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on June 09, 2020, 12:31:27 AM
If you like Watchmen, there's a few class things in here, especially one relating to the wider DC universe:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrEoIKw4e5o
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Post by: Ollkiller on June 09, 2020, 09:21:52 AM
Really enjoyed GOTG 1

I went with herself to the cinema and we left after about 40 mins in. I watched it all a few months later and concluded I was right the first time.
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Post by: mugz on June 18, 2020, 06:34:25 AM
Really enjoyed GOTG 1

I went with herself to the cinema and we left after about 40 mins in. I watched it all a few months later and concluded I was right the first time.

it was pretty good for its genre, a 7/10

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Post by: mugz on June 18, 2020, 06:35:28 AM
did anyone ever see Pandorum? Now there was a scifi film that was barely watched but actually pretty good
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Post by: Pedrito on June 18, 2020, 07:32:01 AM
Lawrence of Arabia..god that was good. Beautifully shot, beautiful film. Must be an absolute experience to see it on the big screen.
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Post by: Carnage on June 18, 2020, 09:21:53 AM
It's on my big screen bucket list alright, fantastic film. Real Sunday afternoon hangover viewing material.
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Post by: Nail_Bombed on June 18, 2020, 10:39:52 AM
Watched Da 5 Bloods last night. I like Spike Lee's stuff, and his way of bringing the message forward in his films - but this one was really only about half a good film IMO.
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Post by: Pedrito on June 18, 2020, 10:43:17 AM
It's on my big screen bucket list alright, fantastic film. Real Sunday afternoon hangover viewing material.

Do you have one of those projectors for watching stuff? Actually I´ll open it up to the everyone..anyone have a projector they use? Do you recommend it etc? Was toying with the idea but have f all experience with them.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on June 18, 2020, 11:29:04 AM
Yeah, we invested when an upcoming arrival signalled our cinema days were numbered. Definitely one of our best purchases, though we were upgrading from a laptop screen so the difference was enormous.
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Post by: Carnage on June 18, 2020, 02:13:49 PM
I don't but a friend's dad built a mini cinema in a shed behind his house, has a projector there. Proper cinema seats (3 tiers, seats 15/16), surround sound, curtains and carpet, the whole works. He's died since but his son/my mate still has film nights there on occasion.
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Post by: Pedrito on June 18, 2020, 02:21:01 PM
Yeah, we invested when an upcoming arrival signalled our cinema days were numbered. Definitely one of our best purchases, though we were upgrading from a laptop screen so the difference was enormous.

Set you back much? What brand? Sounds like a plan
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Post by: Pedrito on June 18, 2020, 02:21:21 PM
I don't but a friend's dad built a mini cinema in a shed behind his house, has a projector there. Proper cinema seats (3 tiers, seats 15/16), surround sound, curtains and carpet, the whole works. He's died since but his son/my mate still has film nights there on occasion.

Sounds like a great setup
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on June 18, 2020, 02:26:51 PM
Yeah, we invested when an upcoming arrival signalled our cinema days were numbered. Definitely one of our best purchases, though we were upgrading from a laptop screen so the difference was enormous.

Set you back much? What brand? Sounds like a plan

BenQ, spent about €650 on it, but it's more than paid for itself in the year we've had it. Think I started a thread here asking for advice, possibly...?
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Post by: Carnage on June 18, 2020, 06:49:17 PM
I don't but a friend's dad built a mini cinema in a shed behind his house, has a projector there. Proper cinema seats (3 tiers, seats 15/16), surround sound, curtains and carpet, the whole works. He's died since but his son/my mate still has film nights there on occasion.

Sounds like a great setup

It is indeed, many's a good night has been had with a few beers, a pizza and a fillum or two (the chaps might enjoy a smoke an' all, I don't partake myself).

We broke it in with the extended version of The Fellowship Of The Ring, which was decent.
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Post by: ochoill on June 18, 2020, 11:28:47 PM
Superhero films in general are fucking muck.  GotG 1 is alright.  The old X-Men films are decent but probably best left to my memory.  Preferred the first Chris Nolan Batman out of all three of them too but that's probably mostly from people ruining the villains of 2 and 3 through online worship.

Haven't watched a decent film in a while actually, must go back through this thread for some recent ones.  Actually have Tarkovsky's Stalker there to watch too, got a half hour into it and loved it but I was way too locked to keep it going, it needs to be dealt with sober from the start.  If anyone has any other recs in that vein I'll take them.

Rewatched Wishmaster for the first time since I've been about 14 there last weekend, fuck me it is truly awful but manages to come right around and back out the other side into comedy gold.  It may as well be written by Garth Merenghi.  Howled laughing from start to finish.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on June 18, 2020, 11:37:08 PM
Stalker isn't an easy watch. I'd go for Solaris and Mirror above it, both just incredible journeys. I mean, Stalker is excellent, just very slow. The book is fantastic, totally different to the movie too.
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Post by: astfgyl on June 18, 2020, 11:52:37 PM
Haven't watched a decent film in a while actually, must go back through this thread for some recent ones.  Actually have Tarkovsky's Stalker there to watch too, got a half hour into it and loved it but I was way too locked to keep it going, it needs to be dealt with sober from the start.  If anyone has any other recs in that vein I'll take them.

I had Stalker on as well but I was locked and I can't remember a note of it
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Post by: Carnage on June 18, 2020, 11:56:55 PM
I watched Stalker a couple of months ago and can confirm that sobriety is the best approach. One of those you have to be in the mood for and need to pay attention to. It's great though. Solaris is one of my favourite films (another one that's different from the book, though not too much). I even like the Clooney/Soderbergh version, but the first Russian TV adaptation is shite.
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Post by: astfgyl on June 19, 2020, 12:02:42 AM
One of those you have to be in the mood for and need to pay attention to

Might wait until my wife leaves me so
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Post by: Carnage on June 19, 2020, 12:07:37 AM
Suggest it for film night, it might speed things up.
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Post by: astfgyl on June 19, 2020, 12:12:46 AM
lol nothing says "leave me" quite like a 3 hour 1979 Soviet science fiction art film
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Post by: Caomhaoin on June 19, 2020, 12:13:56 AM
I watched Angela’s Ashes last night with the Mrs, as she was a big fan of the book.

The actor who played the eldest version of McCourt is called Mike Legge, from the North, which will have several of you off presently to IMDB for an auld look.

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Post by: mugz on June 19, 2020, 04:38:29 AM
I watched Stalker a couple of months ago and can confirm that sobriety is the best approach. One of those you have to be in the mood for and need to pay attention to. It's great though. Solaris is one of my favourite films (another one that's different from the book, though not too much). I even like the Clooney/Soderbergh version, but the first Russian TV adaptation is shite.

film4 used to be great
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Post by: Trev on June 19, 2020, 11:37:00 AM
Finally got around to watching 2001 Space Odyssey for the first time. Maybe I just wasn't in the right mood for it but found it pretty shit. More like an exercise in special effects than anything else
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Post by: Carnage on June 19, 2020, 12:36:04 PM
I watched Stalker a couple of months ago and can confirm that sobriety is the best approach. One of those you have to be in the mood for and need to pay attention to. It's great though. Solaris is one of my favourite films (another one that's different from the book, though not too much). I even like the Clooney/Soderbergh version, but the first Russian TV adaptation is shite.

film4 used to be great

It was on Film 4 that I saw it.
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Post by: mugz on June 19, 2020, 12:48:55 PM
Finally got around to watching 2001 Space Odyssey for the first time. Maybe I just wasn't in the right mood for it but found it pretty shit. More like an exercise in special effects than anything else

it's a thing
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on June 22, 2020, 09:14:19 PM
Gona stick on patriot game and clear & present danger tonight, great shows and not watched them in a good while.
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Post by: astfgyl on June 22, 2020, 09:27:13 PM
I remember Patriot Games being the better of the two but both pretty enjoyable stuff.

I sat down on me own and watched two films for the first time in ages on saturday night. First I saw In The Tall Grass, which started out nicely creepy but got a bit stupid towards the end and then I looked at Left Behind, which had an interesting premise but I fell asleep about 20 mins from the end, so I'll finish that tonight.

Was going to watch War of the Worlds tonight but it isn't on Netflix or Sky Cinema so I settled for The Two towers to try keep the small fellas occupied.
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Post by: Eoin McLove on June 22, 2020, 09:28:42 PM
Finally got around to watching 2001 Space Odyssey for the first time. Maybe I just wasn't in the right mood for it but found it pretty shit. More like an exercise in special effects than anything else


I tried watching that recently. I managed an hour and gave up. I don't have the level of patience that film requires.
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Post by: astfgyl on June 22, 2020, 09:32:02 PM
Only saw it for the first time myself lately and I enjoyed it, but I needed two bongs to get across the finish line.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on June 22, 2020, 09:32:48 PM
Gona stick on patriot game and clear & present danger tonight, great shows and not watched them in a good while.

Watched Patriot Games recently, still really enjoyable. Reminded me of hours spent playing Rainbow 6!
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Post by: Trev on June 22, 2020, 10:04:09 PM
Starting to regret getting Disney plus, ended up watching Frozen about four times in the last week with the kids. Those songs are catchy as fuck though
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on June 22, 2020, 10:07:51 PM
I remember Patriot Games being the better of the two but both pretty enjoyable stuff.

Was going to watch War of the Worlds tonight but it isn't on Netflix or Sky Cinema so I settled for The Two towers to try keep the small fellas occupied.

Yeah Patriot is definitely better, more grittier feel to it where as danger is a bit more typical of those types of movies.

Jesus I remember going to see  War of the Worlds with my dad when it came out.. like he NEVER goes to the cinema and the two of us in some type of father / son bond looked at each other at the same time and walked out. When the little girl is in the back seat and keeps talking and talking. It's def something we share but the two of us got so irritated we just fucked off for a game of pool. I watched it years later.. was right to leave!  :laugh:

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Post by: astfgyl on June 22, 2020, 10:11:08 PM
No way, I actually really enjoy it for the mindless drivel it is. Even when a film is shit, I just try to imagine how bad being in the actual situation is and it brings on the enjoyment. Mostly.
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Post by: Carnage on June 22, 2020, 10:30:01 PM
It has its monents but it's not great overall. When Cruise was in shick in the house after the first tripod rises was good, the tripods themselves were well realised. Much better than the recent BBC adaptation, though.
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Post by: Giggles on June 22, 2020, 10:57:33 PM
I watched Snowpiercer the other day. A great idea poorly executed. I was genuinely expecting it to have a "... and then they woke up" ending.

I decided to get over it by watching Battle Royale for the 8th time or so. I still don't fully understand why yer man was in the woods with an umbrella, unarmed and unaccompanied but I won't let that bother me. I've never watched Battle Royale 2 because I've been told it's shit.

But the same people who told me that Battle Royale 2 is shit also told me not to bother with Escape from LA, because it was shit compared to Escape from New York. But I decided to watch it anyway and I quite enjoyed it. The scene where Snake Plissken rides a fucking tsunami on a surfbard through the streets before jumping off the wave onto a passing cadillac and hijacks it... worth it for that alone !
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Post by: Carnage on June 22, 2020, 11:47:28 PM
I thought Battle Royale 2 was alright, good enough to buy anyway. I did not think the same about Escape From L.A., however.

I watched Bone Tomahawk last night. Kept my knees crossed for the last half hour or so, jesus. Decent film overall.
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Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on June 23, 2020, 06:16:40 PM
I watched Bone Tomahawk last night. Kept my knees crossed for the last half hour or so, jesus. Decent film overall.

Great show and fuck yes... going along then suddenly.. K  ???
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Post by: mugz on June 23, 2020, 06:55:07 PM
there's an early 80s arthouse film with an Eskimo word as its title. No speech, just layers of found footage of the natural and urban world....

does anyone remember the name? I'm intending on buying the bluray for a friend's birthday but my addled middle aged brain has let it slip....
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Post by: StoutAndAle on June 29, 2020, 11:56:55 AM
there's an early 80s arthouse film with an Eskimo word as its title. No speech, just layers of found footage of the natural and urban world....

does anyone remember the name? I'm intending on buying the bluray for a friend's birthday but my addled middle aged brain has let it slip....

It's not the Francis Ford Coppola "Koyaanisqatsi" series, is it?
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Post by: John Kimble on June 29, 2020, 02:31:57 PM
there's an early 80s arthouse film with an Eskimo word as its title. No speech, just layers of found footage of the natural and urban world....

does anyone remember the name? I'm intending on buying the bluray for a friend's birthday but my addled middle aged brain has let it slip....

Baraka perhaps?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baraka_(film)

Early 90s though...
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Post by: Pedrito on June 29, 2020, 02:43:36 PM
Any old films worth a watch?

Really loved Lawrence of Arabia and Dr Zhivago. Anything else along those lines would be greatly appreciated
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Post by: Carnage on June 29, 2020, 04:02:39 PM
A Man For All Seasons, the 1966 version. Slightly more recent than that but Gandhi is a good, sprawling watch.
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Post by: Pedrito on June 29, 2020, 04:15:21 PM
sprawling is definitely the word I am looking for. Tried Spartacus last night but it´  s just a little too dated to hold my attention. Must give them 2 a shot
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Post by: StoutAndAle on June 29, 2020, 04:24:58 PM
Any old films worth a watch?

Really loved Lawrence of Arabia and Dr Zhivago. Anything else along those lines would be greatly appreciated

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0veuSLLWZ0
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Post by: Caomhaoin on June 29, 2020, 04:41:12 PM
Days of wine and roses is a quality watch. Harrowing enough subject matter.
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Post by: Carnage on June 29, 2020, 04:46:44 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0veuSLLWZ0

That's Powell & Pressburger, right? I watched Black Narcissus a while ago. Old school racist british melodrama but one of the best looking films I've seen.
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Post by: StoutAndAle on June 29, 2020, 05:02:59 PM
That's Powell & Pressburger, right? I watched Black Narcissus a while ago. Old school racist british melodrama but one of the best looking films I've seen.

Yeah, it is. Visually stunning. The technical achievements are something else. "The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp" is worth a watch too.  What those guys could do within the camera was phenomenal.

I re-watched "Citizen Kane" for the first time in a while on a rainy afternoon recently. Gregg Toland's camera-work and trickery is incredible.
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Post by: Eoin McLove on June 29, 2020, 05:18:01 PM
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang maybe?
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Post by: Pedrito on June 29, 2020, 05:41:35 PM
Great film in fairness..that creepy bastard child catcher. Amazing performance. No way you could show that to kids nowadays, the world would explode  :laugh:
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on June 29, 2020, 05:50:20 PM
Along with The Sound Of Music, I've never seen it.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on June 29, 2020, 10:30:02 PM
Sound of music is excellent too.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on June 29, 2020, 10:52:05 PM
A perfect mix of that and the other elements you're after is Fiddler on the Roof
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Eoin McLove on June 29, 2020, 10:57:32 PM
They're all cuntish.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on June 29, 2020, 11:02:47 PM
I don't feel like I'm missing out.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on June 29, 2020, 11:11:37 PM
Fiddler on the Roof is a near perfect film.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Emphyrio on June 29, 2020, 11:49:05 PM
The Blackout. Russian take on sci-fi/alien invasion craic.  Excellent.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: mugz on June 30, 2020, 09:26:15 PM
Any old films worth a watch?

Really loved Lawrence of Arabia and Dr Zhivago. Anything else along those lines would be greatly appreciated

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0veuSLLWZ0

wasn't this one of the first colour films? it's really good. it would have been amazing to have seen AMOLAD in a cinema back in the day
Title: Re: Film
Post by: mugz on June 30, 2020, 09:29:48 PM
there's an early 80s arthouse film with an Eskimo word as its title. No speech, just layers of found footage of the natural and urban world....

does anyone remember the name? I'm intending on buying the bluray for a friend's birthday but my addled middle aged brain has let it slip....

Baraka perhaps?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baraka_(film)

Early 90s though...


koyaanisqatsi
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on June 30, 2020, 09:39:39 PM
Anyone seen The Vast of Night? It comes recommended on Amazon Prime but I tend to take reviews with a pinch of salt these days
Title: Re: Film
Post by: mugz on June 30, 2020, 09:48:18 PM
Anyone seen The Vast of Night? It comes recommended on Amazon Prime but I tend to take reviews with a pinch of salt these days

the boyz let me down, american gods was ok, then I gave up on streaming; problem being the number of new shows coming out that are geared towards stuff I might have liked a few years ago.

the whole streaming tv culture and the type of tv it cultivates is bang on 2003  :-\
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Kurt Cocaine on July 01, 2020, 05:22:15 AM
there's an early 80s arthouse film with an Eskimo word as its title. No speech, just layers of found footage of the natural and urban world....

does anyone remember the name? I'm intending on buying the bluray for a friend's birthday but my addled middle aged brain has let it slip....

Baraka perhaps?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baraka_(film)

Early 90s though...


koyaanisqatsi

Full movie...

https://youtu.be/v6-K-arVl-U
Title: Re: Film
Post by: mugz on July 01, 2020, 09:10:51 AM
there's an early 80s arthouse film with an Eskimo word as its title. No speech, just layers of found footage of the natural and urban world....

does anyone remember the name? I'm intending on buying the bluray for a friend's birthday but my addled middle aged brain has let it slip....

Baraka perhaps?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baraka_(film)

Early 90s though...


koyaanisqatsi

Full movie...

https://youtu.be/v6-K-arVl-U

pointlessly, I've bought it on dvd. Somehow putting a thing in a thing  to see a thing feels like a thing, even though it's quite cool you can get films like this on youtube...
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on July 01, 2020, 10:10:14 AM
I still have the box set of the first two 'qatsi' movies (have never seen the third one actually), but since I don't have a DVD player anymore I'm more likely to put it on on YouTube and leave it running for the music while I work, occasionally clicking into the tab for a few minutes of visual cortex massage. This reversed version is also great for the same purpose:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5Hr1C62Smk
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on July 01, 2020, 11:22:53 AM
I still have the box set of the first two 'qatsi' movies (have never seen the third one actually), but since I don't have a DVD player anymore I'm more likely to put it on on YouTube and leave it running for the music while I work, occasionally clicking into the tab for a few minutes of visual cortex massage. This reversed version is also great for the same purpose:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5Hr1C62Smk

Same, I havèn't watched them in an age. Don't bother with the third one, it's awful. All I remember is poor '90s computer animation.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: mugz on July 01, 2020, 04:10:37 PM
I still have the box set of the first two 'qatsi' movies (have never seen the third one actually), but since I don't have a DVD player anymore I'm more likely to put it on on YouTube and leave it running for the music while I work, occasionally clicking into the tab for a few minutes of visual cortex massage. This reversed version is also great for the same purpose:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5Hr1C62Smk

Same, I havèn't watched them in an age. Don't bother with the third one, it's awful. All I remember is poor '90s computer animation.

I have a nostalgic fondness for the blocky 90s computer animation stuff.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on July 01, 2020, 06:00:23 PM
Imagine a 90 minute long Ozric Tentacles video and you'll be pretty close to its level.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: mugz on July 01, 2020, 06:51:20 PM
Imagine a 90 minute long Ozric Tentacles video and you'll be pretty close to its level.

it was a funny period between analogue and digital in those days but it had its charm
Title: Re: Film
Post by: blessed1 on July 08, 2020, 11:20:04 PM
I watched the most ridiculous film with Elijah Wood called grand piano.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Nail_Bombed on July 13, 2020, 11:38:54 PM
Went to Mahon Point Omniplex in Cork for the first time in about 6 months - Batman Begins, among others, was being shown. Cinema experience in A/DC (After/During Covid) is pretty weird - only ten people in to see Batman, including me and two mates. They close off all the seats around where you book - left, right, in front and behind. Still it was pretty enjoyable to be in a lesser crowded area, with nobody rustling crisp packets in your ears so you can't hear the dialogue (and you'd need it for Batman Begins.... great film, but a lot of mumbling).

BB was as usual, awesome.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: livingabortion on August 02, 2020, 07:02:45 PM
I watched Teeth again lately. It's a gas film. It's about the mythical condition called Vagina Dentata where a woman grows a set of teeth in her vagina.
I'm sure you can imagine the rest  :laugh:
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Juggz on August 02, 2020, 08:12:55 PM
She never stops fucking talking?
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on August 02, 2020, 08:42:41 PM
Watched Rambo: Last Blood there. A tender, hearfelt commentary on the effects of post-traumatic stress syndrome, America's immigration policies, strained family relationships and the horrors of sex trafficking.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on August 02, 2020, 08:51:21 PM
Was class in fairness
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on August 02, 2020, 09:40:51 PM
'Twas awful shite, but enjoyable awful shite. A continuation of the last one with the addition of a Home Alone vibe.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: livingabortion on August 02, 2020, 09:49:02 PM
It would have been a straight to DVD film back when there was., but I thought it was a decent film. It certainly held up better than Die Hard..
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Nail_Bombed on August 03, 2020, 10:11:41 AM
Watched Bait recently. For a film with little enough dialogue in, it manages a lot with its 90 minutes. Great UK indie film.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Ollkiller on August 03, 2020, 01:35:44 PM
It certainly held up better than Die Hard..

Woah. Are you saying Die Hard hasn't aged well. Thems fighting words.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: livingabortion on August 03, 2020, 03:10:36 PM
The first 3 area great, 3 being better than 2, but 4 and 5 were just generic I thought.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Ollkiller on August 03, 2020, 06:34:02 PM
The first 3 area great, 3 being better than 2, but 4 and 5 were just generic I thought.

Fair enough. First 2 for me. Didn't even watch 5. No 4 was very poor as well. 3 is ok but as it's not set at Christmas it dosent qualify.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: livingabortion on August 03, 2020, 06:56:16 PM
It has to be set at Christmas?  :P
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Slaughterday on August 03, 2020, 06:57:18 PM
The House That Jack Built. Absolute shite. Don't know what I was expecting with Lars Von Trier to be honest!
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Ollkiller on August 03, 2020, 06:58:48 PM
It has to be set at Christmas?  :P

Aye. Them's the rules.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: livingabortion on August 03, 2020, 07:13:14 PM
True, the first 2 were, but then 2 took place immediately after the events of the first ones, so it had to be at Christmas. I don't know about the rest.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on August 03, 2020, 08:11:27 PM
The House That Jack Built. Absolute shite. Don't know what I was expecting with Lars Von Trier to be honest!

Far and away the worst film he's ever made. Even with a joint I struggled to make it to the end.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on August 03, 2020, 08:24:33 PM
Worse than Antichrist? That's an accomplishment in itself.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on August 03, 2020, 08:28:42 PM
I think Antichrist is extremely powerful, despite Gainsbourg who I just don't like as an actress. But regardless, yes, as I said, it's far and away his worst film, meaning it is worse than every single other film he has made. It feels like a film of b-side scenes to Nymphomaniac, minus the sex.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: astfgyl on August 03, 2020, 10:24:38 PM
I keep letting my wife pick the films lately and fuck sake I'm getting put through some awful shit. I can hardly even remember the names of them after I see them.

Any of ye see any good horrors lately? Preferably not CGI-fests, but a recommendation or 2 would be welcome
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Slaughterday on August 03, 2020, 10:32:00 PM
Not recent releases but some good horrors I've seen or revisited in the last while would be...

The Void
Baskin
Exorcist III
Title: Re: Film
Post by: astfgyl on August 03, 2020, 10:46:38 PM
Well I haven't seen any of them so that's a good start anyway!
Title: Re: Film
Post by: livingabortion on August 03, 2020, 10:50:45 PM
I keep letting my wife pick the films lately and fuck sake I'm getting put through some awful shit. I can hardly even remember the names of them after I see them.

Any of ye see any good horrors lately? Preferably not CGI-fests, but a recommendation or 2 would be welcome


I like some lower budget films, as high budget can be a lot of style over substance.  I like films by Bruno Mattei and Lucio Fulci.


 Lucio Fulci:
Aenigma
Zombi 3
City Of The Living Dead


Bruno Mattei:
Rats: Night Of Terror
Virus
The Other Hell


To give a few by each. They also did a Action and Science Fiction films.
Strike Commando and the woefully bad but watchable Shocking Dark (A.K..A. Terminator 2 released in 1989)
Title: Re: Film
Post by: astfgyl on August 03, 2020, 10:56:47 PM
Sound for those as well.

It's almost a rule at this stage with horrors that as the budget goes up the quality goes down. Actually I'm mostly against CGI in films in general because it looks so shit. Of course it's unavoidable in certain genres/settings (space stuff for the most part).

Best looking film I've seen in years is Blade Runner 2049.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: livingabortion on August 03, 2020, 11:03:58 PM
Yeah it's amazing too where it's used, places I would have expected. Cases to give lads a more butch look in films, one where they removed the Ghost Rider tattoo off Nicolas Cage he got done between sequels, (which I suppose made sense esoterically), and on a beach scene in The Wolf Of Wall street they used it to put in a load more houses.

I don't like it myself, if done well it can be okay, but there are a lot of cases in big budget films where it looks bad and can ruin the film watching experience.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on August 03, 2020, 11:30:06 PM
The Void is a good shout. Mandy and Colour Out Of Space are also decent. The Lighthouse too.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Abandon All Hope on August 04, 2020, 12:26:46 AM
The Lodge and Relic are good recent horror flicks
Title: Re: Film
Post by: livingabortion on August 04, 2020, 02:02:42 AM
Frozen (NO! NOT the Disney shite)

https://youtu.be/GiUNsDVjCbo
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Thorn on August 04, 2020, 06:41:56 AM
I've watched that Frozen a few times  over the years, good show, that one scene in particular where the four legged friends come into play....  :o
Title: Re: Film
Post by: CorkonianHunger on August 04, 2020, 07:08:08 PM
Last few I saw that I liked for anyone who cares

Berberian Sound Studio
Down Terrace
Sightseers
Dogtooth
Paddleton
In Fabric
Pusher
Creep & Creep 2
Dracula Prince of Darkness
I Saw the Devil
Free Fire
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on August 30, 2020, 12:12:42 PM
Watched Old Guard with Charlize Theron. Poor all round. The whole macho schtick she does is getting old though she was the best of a bad bunch in fairness. Great in Mad Max no doubt.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Scáthach on August 30, 2020, 12:23:37 PM
Finally got around to Mandy last night, thanks to Film 4. Really enjoyed it, anything that starts with the music of King Crimson can only be good.
I'd love to know how a movie like that goes from script to production, what we're those meetings like?  :laugh:
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on August 30, 2020, 12:54:52 PM
Mandy is amazing, just mental from start to finish. Must have had a limited home media release, it's pricy enough on BR.

Watching Rabid now, the Soska sisters remake. Awful shite!
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Scáthach on August 30, 2020, 03:03:37 PM
That's a shame. I really enjoyed American Mary. For a moment I was confused when I read Rabid, I thought of Ravenous, which I really like. I went to see Ravenous in the cinema when it came out, and not knowing anything about it beforehand was very pleasantly surprised. Another cool role for Robert Carlisle.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on August 30, 2020, 03:33:26 PM
Anyone seen Colour out of Space yet or has it been released?
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on August 30, 2020, 03:37:56 PM
Ravenous is absolutely class.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on August 30, 2020, 04:42:41 PM
Haven't seen Ravenous since it came out, I thought it was good at the time.

Colour Out Of Space is decent alright, give it a look.

That's a shame. I really enjoyed American Mary. For a moment I was confused when I read Rabid, I thought of Ravenous, which I really like. I went to see Ravenous in the cinema when it came out, and not knowing anything about it beforehand was very pleasantly surprised. Another cool role for Robert Carlisle.

American Mary is one I want to see, sounds good. Rabid isn't as bad as all that TBF , it just shows its budget pretty clearly. The effects are very hit & miss, for instance and the acting is similar. Some nice gore in spots, if that's yer thing.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Scáthach on August 30, 2020, 06:10:42 PM
I'll give Rabid a go so. Changing tack, I saw an interesting film recently called I am not a Witch. It's not a horror, but more a drama with some touches of black / absurd humour. It's the story of a young girl in Zambia accused of being a witch. It's on the money with its characterisation of witches and witchcraft in sub saharan Africa. Some lovely shots and imagery too, make it worth watching. Just don't expect horror and spooky stuff.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Cailleach on August 30, 2020, 07:54:29 PM
Last few I saw that I liked for anyone who cares

Berberian Sound Studio
Down Terrace
Sightseers
Dogtooth
Paddleton
In Fabric
Pusher
Creep & Creep 2
Dracula Prince of Darkness
I Saw the Devil
Free Fire

I  Saw the Devil is good
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on August 30, 2020, 07:57:34 PM
Berberian Sound Studio is on Film 4 during the week, I might finally get to watch it.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Emphyrio on September 04, 2020, 08:22:16 PM
Sputnik - Very good Russian sci-fi, with heavy nods to Venom's origins, mixed with a bit of Alien.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on September 05, 2020, 12:47:52 PM
Things watched over the last while. In Ireland, without streaming services, I dived into ye olde DVD collection, both mine and the family's:

The Crow - This is one of those cult movies that seemed dated the day after it came out, with some of the cringiest attempts at emotion ever. Could have been amazing with a better cast, nostalgia still makes it a must watch.
Lady Vengeance - Excellent, easily holds its own alongside Oldboy.
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest - Endlessly rewatchable.
Saving Mr.Banks - Surprisingly engaging, it's the (presumably highly fictionalized) account of how Disney wooed and eventually won over the author of Mary Poppins in order to secure the movie rights.
The Abyss - What a great movie... until the absolutely ludicrous ending which I'd completely forgotten about!
An American Werewolf in London - There is nothing about this movie not to love! Funnily, compared to The Crow, this doesn't feel dated in the same way at all, just a classic.

Then last night, via Amazon:
Public Enemies - I'm a big fan of gangster movies, and on paper this one has all the right ingredients ("Comment allez-vous mademoiselle Cotillard ?") but somehow just falls flat overall. Michael Mann is a fairly hit or miss director I suppose.



Title: Re: Film
Post by: astfgyl on September 05, 2020, 10:59:34 PM
I have never seen One Flew Over The Cuckoos' Nest. Feels like something I need to confess
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on September 05, 2020, 11:54:06 PM
Great film, the book's also decent.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Eoin McLove on September 06, 2020, 05:32:25 PM
I watched a cool Swedish film yesterday called Border. It's one I recorded off the telly the other night and had no idea what it was about. An oddball little drama.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on September 06, 2020, 06:01:11 PM
Based on a short story from the same author as Let The Right One In. Good film, yer wan in the lead role was excellent.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on September 06, 2020, 06:13:04 PM
Watched the Ridiculous 6 last night. Adam Sandler movie. Good laugh.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Eoin McLove on September 06, 2020, 06:45:37 PM
Based on a short story from the same author as Let The Right One In. Good film, yer wan in the lead role was excellent.

Ah no way.  Let the Right One In is fantastic too.  I must give the books a read.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on September 06, 2020, 07:10:10 PM
The short story collection that Border comes from (Let The Old Dreams Die) contains a follow up to Let The Right One In and also a follow up to another of his novels (Handling The Undead) so if you get that, you might want to read the novels first. All 3 books are great, incidentally.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Eoin McLove on September 06, 2020, 07:40:18 PM
Nice one.  I'll have a snoop.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on September 06, 2020, 10:49:28 PM
Watching Midsommar now, finally. Really odd, disturbing feel to it, that just mounts as it progresses.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Emphyrio on September 09, 2020, 08:35:39 PM
https://www.imdb.com/video/vi3049046297?ref_=hm_hp_i_1&listId=ls053181649

Yes, tidy.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: astfgyl on September 09, 2020, 09:04:01 PM
https://www.imdb.com/video/vi3049046297?ref_=hm_hp_i_1&listId=ls053181649

Yes, tidy.

It certainly looks good. Hope it lives up to the hype
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Ollkiller on September 09, 2020, 09:39:22 PM
Cannot wait for Dune. Thank fuck it's that director doing it. Trailer looks awesome. The book is genius.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Emphyrio on September 09, 2020, 09:50:03 PM
It's being split into 2 movies, innit?
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on September 09, 2020, 10:42:20 PM
When's it out? I never watch trailers for movies I'm certain I'm going to watch, so I'm a bit in the dark. Would like to re-read at least the first book before seeing it (and it would be a good opportunity to finally read the rest of them too!).

Saw (and met) Jodorowksy last year and, when asked, he said it would be "de la merde", i.e. a product of Hollywood rather than a consciousness transforming experience. But hey, if Jodo didn't say things like that, he wouldn't have made the art he has.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Ollkiller on September 09, 2020, 10:42:30 PM
It's being split into 2 movies, innit?

Aye first film is the first half of the book.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Ollkiller on September 09, 2020, 10:45:03 PM
When's it out? I never watch trailers for movies I'm certain I'm going to watch, so I'm a bit in the dark. Would like to re-read at least the first book before seeing it (and it would be a good opportunity to finally read the rest of them too!).

Saw (and met) Jodorowksy last year and, when asked, he said it would be "de la merde", i.e. a product of Hollywood rather than a consciousness transforming experience. But hey, if Jodo didn't say things like that, he wouldn't have made the art he has.

Out November. Id normally agree with what he said and he will probably be right as I can't see how you could get across in a film what occurs in the book but if any director can do it hopefully Villeneuve can.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on September 09, 2020, 10:52:53 PM
Yeah. Have to say I wasn't a fan of his Bladerunner sequel at all though, precisely because it was too Hollywood, especially the fight scenes. The fight scenes of the original are these brutal, gritty things, not Wachowski twins choreographed slick shows that every action movie above a certain budget has these days.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Ollkiller on September 09, 2020, 10:58:55 PM
Yeah. Have to say I wasn't a fan of his Bladerunner sequel at all though, precisely because it was too Hollywood, especially the fight scenes. The fight scenes of the original are these brutal, gritty things, not Wachowski twins choreographed slick shows that every action movie above a certain budget has these days.

True but the film did look fantastic. I know you don't watch trailers but I've watched the Dune one. Oh my.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on September 09, 2020, 11:37:56 PM
It looks amazing, can't wait. I'm one of the few people who likes Lynch's version but this one looks like a more serious take on it. Just a shame Oscar Isaac is involved, I can't fucking stand him.

Blade Runner 2049 is easily my favourite film of the last 10 years at least, every shot could be framed and hung on the wall.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on September 10, 2020, 06:34:00 AM
I really like Lynch's version also. There's literally nothing like it out there. Used to freak me out as a kid  but the look and feel of the thing is so distinct. Really cannot wait to see this new one. Walked out of the cinema disgusted at the new Balde Runner, but absolutely fell in love with it the second time. Have watched a few times since and once you get over that initial Hollywood shock, it's just such a vision presented on screen. Gloriously beautiful and I really enjoyed the story, empathised with the characters etc. Has become a real favourite.

The trailer looks like a feast for the eyes. I reckon it will divide audiences, the story itself being so psychological a lot of the time. So we'll have to accept the fact that it's going to be somewhat like the new Balde Runner before stepping in the door, a mix of Hollywood and more subtle elements that I felt were handled well in BR.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Ollkiller on September 10, 2020, 10:48:50 AM
I don't think a trailer would be able to portray the psychological element to Dune. As it only the first half of the book I'm hoping it goes into those elements as it needs the big budget for the visuals but that story needs to fuck with people's heads. Haven't been this excited about a film in a long time.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on September 10, 2020, 10:53:31 AM
I'm just trying to play it down but inside I'm as excited as a girl in her communion dress. Can't wait to see it.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: astfgyl on September 10, 2020, 02:40:23 PM
Blade Runner 2049 is easily my favourite film of the last 10 years at least, every shot could be framed and hung on the wall.

Yeah I feel like that too. Absolutely stunning.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Floss on September 11, 2020, 08:59:10 AM
Borat 2 appears to be on the way, SBC linking to it on his social media now (but knowing him he could be fuelling bullshit rumours for a laugh).   No way he'd be able to top the original (not to mention not being recognised in all but the most redneck of areas) and there's mention of Borat being "undercover" to get around this obvious stumbling block.

Anyway - should be good for a few laughs (and squirming behind the couch)...
Title: Re: Film
Post by: CorkonianHunger on September 11, 2020, 07:03:27 PM
For anyone who cares, I recently picked up these 'boutique' blu-rays from cool labels. Good prices, shame Criterion's best stuff is all region A.

Arrow Media:
Hellraiser 1-3 Boxset
Videodrome
Audition
An American Werewolf in London
Exorcist 3

Masters of Cinema/Eureka:
Seconds
Onibaba
Rumble Fish
Werewolf (Polish)
November (Estonian)

Indicator:
Hardcore
Body Double

Criterion:
Stalker
Grey Gardens

Also grabbed Friedkin's Sorcerer and Possession from '81.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Cailleach on September 12, 2020, 12:36:30 PM
First Love
37 Seconds
Better Days
Hala
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on September 19, 2020, 10:24:58 PM
Watched High Fidelity for the first time in well over a decade today. Still a great watch.

Reminded me of a cinema theory another stoner mate and I came up with once while watching Payback; that there's no bad film in which someone gets smacked in the face with a telephone  :laugh:
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on September 19, 2020, 10:51:59 PM
Great film, love the book too
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Cailleach on September 20, 2020, 08:28:26 PM
The Forest of Love
Kindergarden Teacher
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on September 20, 2020, 10:13:45 PM
The King on Netflix. Good watch, with that French lad who's in tge new Dune.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Emphyrio on October 07, 2020, 09:25:25 PM
Watched I See You. Fairly shite horror/thriller but bonus points for Helen Hunt looking like Odo from Deep Space 9. Hurrah for plastic surgery.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Cailleach on October 09, 2020, 12:14:09 PM
All Roads to Pearla
A Stranger Among the Living
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on October 11, 2020, 10:54:57 AM
Watched a fair few movies recently, including Godfather Parts I and II. 15 minutes into the latter I realized, much to my own surprise, that I'd never actually seen it  :-X Must have seen Part I and Part III about three times each in my life, so I guess that's where the confusion came from...? Just one of those things I guess. Anyway, what a fucking movie! A real step up in terms of story-telling but, especially, cinematography, and basically just film-making from the (obviously also excellent) first part.

Plus, bonus guest appearances from both Junior Corrado and the limo driver from Spinal Tap!
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Post by: Cailleach on October 11, 2020, 11:05:54 AM
Beanpole
The Golden Glove
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Post by: astfgyl on October 11, 2020, 12:06:29 PM
Watched Dumb and Dumber last night. Nothing clever about it, but refreshing in its' innocence and a good one for taking one's mind off things. Second one was shite though.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on October 11, 2020, 12:14:23 PM
For what it is, it's fairly unbeatable. Never watched the second and prob never will.
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Post by: astfgyl on October 11, 2020, 12:26:00 PM
I put myself through it, even though I knew it was going to be useless from the very first gag. It doesn't tarnish the first one but it's a bad waste of an hour and a half
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on October 12, 2020, 02:58:44 PM
https://www.indiewire.com/2020/09/jodorowsky-reviews-villeneuve-dune-trailer-predictable-1234586462/amp/
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on October 12, 2020, 03:13:29 PM
Saw Lux Aeterna, Gaspar Noé's latest project, this morning. He really is just about the last true artist working in cinema today. I mean, for better or worse, but complementary to what Jodorowsky was saying above, Noé is definitely someone who is making art more than he's making movies.
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Post by: astfgyl on October 12, 2020, 03:33:43 PM
https://www.indiewire.com/2020/09/jodorowsky-reviews-villeneuve-dune-trailer-predictable-1234586462/amp/

I hope he is wrong but as he points out, this thing needs to be palatable enough to make the money back and could end up as GoT was to ASOIAF - Just faithful enough in the beginning to please book fans, but completely losing the plot by the end due to the difficulty of realising the source material.
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Post by: Born of Fire on October 12, 2020, 06:05:46 PM
Herself stuck on Adam Sandlers new one on Netflix over the weekend. Hard to believe it's the same man who was so captivating in Uncut Gems. Terrible bollocks altogether.
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Post by: Emphyrio on October 12, 2020, 06:10:35 PM
https://www.indiewire.com/2020/09/jodorowsky-reviews-villeneuve-dune-trailer-predictable-1234586462/amp/

I hope he is wrong but as he points out, this thing needs to be palatable enough to make the money back and could end up as GoT was to ASOIAF - Just faithful enough in the beginning to please book fans, but completely losing the plot by the end due to the difficulty of realising the source material.

I think it's a slightly easier to film movie than something like LOTR. If it looks predictable, that's because it's a million times easier to make a sci-fi film nowadays compared to when Dune was written, or even since the Lynch version, hence sprawling alien worlds are no longer a novelty.

What is industrial cinema? Blockbuster budget? So what, it's fuckin Dune. I can't think of anything lamer than a low budget version. The story is fixed, more or less. A director with a good eye, imaginative cinematography, a decent cast (No Sting) and off you go. Frank Herbert was the auteur. The director just needs to translate Herbert's vision, not flake off on his own tangent or artistic license. Auteur my left testicle.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on October 12, 2020, 06:31:23 PM
You make it sound so easy! And yet, so many adaptations fail abysmally. I wasn't posting Jodorowsky's opinions as any kind of authority, it's just I heard him say the same when asked last year at a talk of his I went to; he's repeating them now in light of the trailer, and here they're translated into English. What Jodorowsky wanted to do with Dune in the 70s is as profound as any feat undertaken within the book itself, which is part of what makes it so captivating. And it absolutely wasn't going to be low budget. His point is that today big budget exclusively means bowing to the studios, because they're paying, and because they want a return, and - above all - because they think they hold the exclusive recipe (bar some differences of seasoning) for what will be successful at the box office. I take it you haven't seen the documentary Jodorowsky's Dune, or seen the films he made prior to that unfinished project, El Topo or The Holy Mountain. Time well spent!

To make a parallel, the whole thing is quite similar to what Zappa says about the evolution of the music industry; in the 60s and 70s you had business men throwing money at projects, taking a chance financially without getting involved in what the product should be, not pretending they had a clue what "the kids" would be into.

I think the new Dune will be good, for the record, but I am expecting it to look 100% Hollywood big budget of today, just like Bladerunner 2049 did, whereas the original Bladerunner, for all sense and purposes, looked like something from outside of time because it took more visual cues from classic film noir than from any sci-fi that was contemporary to it. Yadda, yadda, yadda. There should be room for everyone, but there's almost no surprises in widely available cinema anymore.
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Post by: astfgyl on October 12, 2020, 07:17:32 PM
I think the new Dune will be good, for the record, but I am expecting it to look 100% Hollywood big budget of today, just like Bladerunner 2049 did, whereas the original Bladerunner, for all sense and purposes, looked like something from outside of time because it took more visual cues from classic film noir than from any sci-fi that was contemporary to it. Yadda, yadda, yadda. There should be room for everyone, but there's almost no surprises in widely available cinema anymore.

I think Blade Runner 2049 looked and felt fantastic but I do agree with the comments on the original. Cinema is a bit like the gaming industry now; a sort of case of "well gentlemen, a great deal of money has been invested in this project and we can't allow it to fail", resulting in the big releases trying to cater to all demographics and sterilising the output somewhat. I'd be skeptical that anyone could do justice to the book, but they are competing with our own imaginations so it's an uphill climb. I'm still hopeful it will be decent and thoroughly looking forward to seeing it, even without Sting!
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Post by: Carnage on October 12, 2020, 11:06:42 PM
Good one on Film 4 on Thursday night if anyone's interested, Sweet Country:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6958212/
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Post by: Cailleach on October 13, 2020, 11:54:52 AM
Wish Man
Darlin'
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Post by: Pedrito on October 14, 2020, 05:59:42 PM
Hmmmm I watched the Jodorowsky docu and came away wondering if he had ever actually read the book/books. His ideas sound interesting, but he could have gone off and made something that doesn't have the Dune name on it. That said those ideas were a million miles away from the feel and tone of the books and throughout the documentary some of the people working on the art and visuals were saying they'd never even read the book. I'm not sure Herbert would have reacted favourably to his plans.

So, it's a case of interesting ideas and that's about all it is. I see he even criticises the current director having never seen any of his work. The technology to even attempt to make these types of movies has only come around recently also. Yes, plenty of stuff has a similar look to it, and I'm more than critical of that. That said, I had written the recent Blade Runner off, but repeated viewings have revealed it to be a very worthy follow up.
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Post by: Cailleach on October 15, 2020, 02:10:58 PM
The Traitor
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Post by: Carnage on October 16, 2020, 05:08:45 PM
Recently watched:

Motherless Brooklyn - Edward Norton starring as a '50s detective with Tourette's, trying to find out who killed his boss and why. Desperately trying to be as noirish as possible, it's alright at best. Very little to do with the book, apparently.

Bloodshot: Superhero bollocks with Vin Diesel as a nanite-enhanced revenge-seeking professional frowner. Bloodshit.

Harriet: Decent if jingoistic biopic of Harriet Tubman, her escape from slavery and work in freeing others in the run up to the American civil war. Worth a look.

Bill & Ted Face The Music - Like a mixture of the original two films with their kids doing most of the heavy lifting. Not great or funny at all.
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Post by: Trev on October 16, 2020, 06:26:51 PM
Saw Demolition Man pop up on Netflix, still holds up
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Post by: astfgyl on October 16, 2020, 08:04:59 PM
Demolition Man is a great flick. Going to lash it on here for the kids after seeing it mentioned.

Superbad lined up for after, I've never seen it but a few lads told me it was decent
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on October 16, 2020, 09:29:52 PM
Superbad is a great stoner movie. Old School too. Actually, one season we were "midi" dosing on shrooms, say 20-25 at a time and one of the nights we stuck on Old School. Jesus, in pain from laughing!
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Post by: Ollkiller on October 16, 2020, 09:40:52 PM
Superbad is a great stoner movie. Old School too. Actually, one season we were "midi" dosing on shrooms, say 20-25 at a time and one of the nights we stuck on Old School. Jesus, in pain from laughing!

Superbad is brilliant. Great flick with McLovin owning it. Old School tops it though. Legend of a film.
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Post by: Nail_Bombed on October 16, 2020, 11:00:40 PM
Just watched the new Invisible Man flick. Pretty decent - gaslighting, toxic masculinity, power games and voyeurism. Not too far off what the original idea was.
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Post by: Pedrito on October 17, 2020, 12:13:48 AM
Superbad is a great stoner movie. Old School too. Actually, one season we were "midi" dosing on shrooms, say 20-25 at a time and one of the nights we stuck on Old School. Jesus, in pain from laughing!

Superbad is brilliant. Great flick with McLovin owning it. Old School tops it though. Legend of a film.

Amazing both of them. The Other Guys aswell, I'd pass out laughing if I had a smoke watching it.
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Post by: Paul keohane on October 17, 2020, 10:25:25 AM
Suberbad,i must have watched it 10 times or more,some absolutely epic funny scenes in it!

Old School funny as fuck to!, 'We're streaking'
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Post by: Emphyrio on October 17, 2020, 10:26:45 AM
Fuckin hilarious movies.
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Post by: Paul keohane on October 17, 2020, 10:30:48 AM
The Heartbreak kid and The 40 year old virgin a good for a laugh too.The Hangover has some hilarious parts too.
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Post by: Born of Fire on October 17, 2020, 11:23:53 AM
Amazing both of them. The Other Guys aswell, I'd pass out laughing if I had a smoke watching it.

I'll see your The Other Guys and raise you The Nice Guys!
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Post by: Paul keohane on October 17, 2020, 11:29:37 AM
The Nice Guys was the last decent comedy i saw in the cinema,not sure has there been a whole lot worth talking about since?
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on October 17, 2020, 11:53:09 AM
The Nice Guys was a great movie, solid 80s feel about it, comedy mixed with action, Axl Foley style stuff. Not the same type of comedy at all at all, but I thought Hunt For The Wilderpeople was excellent and properly hilarious in places.
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Post by: Ollkiller on October 17, 2020, 12:27:56 PM
The Nice Guys was the last decent comedy i saw in the cinema,not sure has there been a whole lot worth talking about since?

Last good comedy film I've watched was "The Long Shot" with Seth Rogan and Charlize Theron. Not as good as the film's already mentioned but a good watch with some proper laugh out loud moments. And id watch Charlize in anything.
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Post by: astfgyl on October 17, 2020, 12:51:55 PM
Good few recs here, haven't seen most of them or haven't seen them in so long I can't remember them. Watched Demolition Man last night and had Superbad lined up, but my wife decided to take over and so I ended up sitting through The Devil All The Time for a quiet life. It wasn't bad but the 2 hours weren't exactly peppered with laugh-out-loud moments.

Definitely getting my own way with the comedies tonight. Lol I'll be back tomorrow after being put through some concentration camp shit or something!
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Post by: Pedrito on October 17, 2020, 03:08:03 PM
Step Brothers another absolute classic. When he plays yer man's drums..amazing  :laugh:

Watching Wolf of Wall Street here. One of my favourite films of all time. The discussion about dwarves is incredible..'They're built to be thrown'.
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Post by: Emphyrio on October 17, 2020, 03:10:48 PM
Watched that with the youngfla recently. Forgot how inappropriate some parts are. Boats n hoes!
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Post by: Paul keohane on October 17, 2020, 07:11:14 PM
Wolf of Wall street is fuckin incredible!, DiCaprio is untouchable in it!
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Post by: Pedrito on October 17, 2020, 08:16:41 PM
Was in no mood for anything today so stuck it on. Laughed from the first second to the last. A masterpiece. When he takes the Lemons from 1982 and goes into 'the cerebral palsy phase'..what a line. Nearly cut myself in half laughing at it and him doing his best Christy Brown impression. Of course I've seen it before but my jesus what a film, and what an actor. Must stick on The Departed again soon. He was untouchable in that too.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on October 17, 2020, 08:38:40 PM
Watch the original of The Departed, Infernal Affairs, if you've never seen it.
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Post by: Emphyrio on October 17, 2020, 09:08:03 PM
Watch the original of The Departed, Infernal Affairs, if you've never seen it.

The Hollywood version is, possibly, a more enjoyable watch, mainly due to the cast, but I think I only saw Infernal Affairs 2. Haven't seen the 3rd.
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Post by: Pedrito on October 17, 2020, 09:11:39 PM
I'm sure it's a decent watch. Must check it. Nothing beats DiCaprio and Nichoson on screen for me though. Levels.
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Post by: Emphyrio on October 17, 2020, 09:15:27 PM
Scorcese knows how to put a cast together, in fairness. I think Wahlburg is brilliant in it too. He sort of came of age as an actor.
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Post by: Pedrito on October 17, 2020, 09:22:32 PM
Yes and Matt Damon equally as good. An unbeatable cast firing on all cylinders.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on October 17, 2020, 11:01:43 PM
I only ever saw the first Infernal Affairs, and while I did really enjoy The Departed when I saw it, I felt that the original was a lot slicker in the story-telling department, the way Asian movies often are.
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Post by: ochoill on October 17, 2020, 11:04:58 PM
Fairly fond of The Departed so must give Infernal Affairs a go and see what it's like.

watched The Trial Of The Chicago 7 this evening, courtroom drama (obviously), but very good and well paced, very interesting story.
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Post by: Cailleach on October 20, 2020, 11:45:47 AM
A call to Spy
Inherit the Viper
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on October 20, 2020, 12:05:32 PM
I have never heard of any of the films you watch. Are any of them any good? They certainly don't seem to inspire you to words  :laugh:
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Post by: Ollkiller on October 20, 2020, 12:20:44 PM
I have never heard of any of the films you watch. Are any of them any good? They certainly don't seem to inspire you to words  :laugh:

I was gonna say the same thing. A brief synopsis and if it's any good would help.
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Post by: Cailleach on October 20, 2020, 01:19:49 PM
I have never heard of any of the films you watch. Are any of them any good? They certainly don't seem to inspire you to words  :laugh:

 :laugh:

They render me speechless.

A Call To Spy is alright. The Traitor is a very  good film. Also The Collini Case if you have not seen it is worth watching.  The Golden Glove is good too, but some of the scenes are quite graphic, so it might not be for everybody.
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Post by: Carnage on October 20, 2020, 11:56:54 PM
Watching The Trial Of The Chicago 7 at the minute. Cohen has the worst American accent I think I've ever heard.
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Post by: Yung Led Zeppelin on October 21, 2020, 08:56:30 AM
I only ever saw the first Infernal Affairs, and while I did really enjoy The Departed when I saw it, I felt that the original was a lot slicker in the story-telling department, the way Asian movies often are.

There's no comparison for me. I know people love The Departed, but I don't remember it having anywhere near the effect of Infernal Affairs. Infernal Affairs beats it, by a country mile. Whatever kind of a bollocks that makes me. Must give The Departed a lash again, didn't even realise it was an "adaptation" of sorts.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on October 21, 2020, 09:22:15 AM
Yeah, I don't think I would have made the connection without having been told either. You're probably better off just giving Infernal Affairs a lash again...and again.
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Post by: StoutAndAle on October 21, 2020, 09:52:53 AM
To any fan of "Infernal Affairs" I would recommend Ringo Lam's 1987 masterpiece "City On Fire".

It is to "Reservoir Dogs" what "Infernal Affairs" is to "The Departed".
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Post by: Pedrito on October 21, 2020, 12:32:11 PM
I don't care if The Departed is a remake, it's a great film. It won 4 Oscars. I'll give Infernal Affairs a bash but I've been recommended plenty foreign language films over the years that people swoon over simply because they're, exactly that, foreign language films. Some are great, others not. A touch of the old 'hidden knowledge' snobbery to it at times.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on October 21, 2020, 12:39:44 PM
In this case, I saw Infernal Affairs before The Departed was even made, so it's not that in my case. I was just floored by the story-telling. That's if you're into that kind of Asian cinema narrative weave, of course, which is nothing more than a matter of taste.
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Post by: Pedrito on October 21, 2020, 12:48:26 PM
On your recommendation I'll give it a blast because you haven't failed me yet. I'm sure there's a trail of broken hearted french fillies who would argue the opposite with me though  :laugh: :abbath:
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Post by: Emphyrio on October 21, 2020, 12:49:00 PM
Infernal Affairs is leaner. Zero waffle. The Departed's "waffle" is perfect, purely cos it's a great cast with great dialogue.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on October 21, 2020, 12:54:14 PM
To any fan of "Infernal Affairs" I would recommend Ringo Lam's 1987 masterpiece "City On Fire".

It is to "Reservoir Dogs" what "Infernal Affairs" is to "The Departed".

That is a quality movie alright! Must watch it again some time, saw it when I was about 20 with a mate who was huge into both Asian films and bongs. Actually, maybe that's the real explanation for the idea I have in my head that story-telling in Asian movies is mind-blowing  :laugh:
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Post by: Yung Led Zeppelin on October 21, 2020, 01:08:24 PM
I don't care if The Departed is a remake, it's a great film. It won 4 Oscars. I'll give Infernal Affairs a bash but I've been recommended plenty foreign language films over the years that people swoon over simply because they're, exactly that, foreign language films. Some are great, others not. A touch of the old 'hidden knowledge' snobbery to it at times.

Don't get me wrong, I didn't dislike The Departed at all, but genuinely, Infernal Affairs is just a totally different beast, and I don't remember The Departed making the same impression. It's just fuckin flies along.
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Post by: Pedrito on October 21, 2020, 01:17:08 PM
Fuck it I'm going to watch it. It better be on Prime or Netflix  :laugh:
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Post by: Ollkiller on October 21, 2020, 01:22:57 PM
Will check out Internal Affairs. I found The Departed very disjointed in parts. An ok watch only. Wahlburg and Baldwin were great in it. Didn't like Nicholson in it at all.
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Post by: Carnage on October 21, 2020, 01:35:19 PM
Watched In Search Of Drakness over the past couple of nights, a documentary on '80s horror films. Essentially a year-by-year list of the standout films of the period, with plenty of talking heads (but why is Corey Taylor there?) and occasional diversions into different aspects of the genre. It's decent enough for ticking plenty of nostalgia boxes, but it's just under 4½ hours long, so give yourself time for it. Well worth a watch.
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Post by: Trev on October 21, 2020, 01:48:01 PM
Been on a bit of Stallone binge since watching Demolition Man. Gone through Cobra, D-Tox, Rambo 4, Rocky 4, Cliffhanger and Assassins
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Post by: StoutAndAle on October 21, 2020, 01:53:22 PM
That is a quality movie alright! Must watch it again some time, saw it when I was about 20 with a mate who was huge into both Asian films and bongs. Actually, maybe that's the real explanation for the idea I have in my head that story-telling in Asian movies is mind-blowing  :laugh:

The period between 1986 and 1996 - Hong Kong cinema's New Wave or Heroic Bloodshed period is one of the most astounding in cinema history. I even wrote my college dissertation on it. You could neatly bookend it between John Woo's "A Better Tomorrow" and Andy Lau's "Young And Dangerous".

Some of the most jaw-dropping films that I've ever seen in my life came out of those 10 years.
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Post by: StoutAndAle on October 21, 2020, 02:03:01 PM
Been on a bit of Stallone binge since watching Demolition Man. Gone through Cobra, D-Tox, Rambo 4, Rocky 4, Cliffhanger and Assassins

"Cobra" is great. Makes no fucking sense really but it's still enjoyable shite. The tagline should be "Cobra: Big bag of cocaine and a typewriter".

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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on October 21, 2020, 02:21:03 PM
The period between 1986 and 1996 - Hong Kong cinema's New Wave or Heroic Bloodshed period is one of the most astounding in cinema history. I even wrote my college dissertation on it. You could neatly bookend it between John Woo's "A Better Tomorrow" and Andy Lau's "Young And Dangerous".

Some of the most jaw-dropping films that I've ever seen in my life came out of those 10 years.

Haven't seen either of those, as far as I remember!

Speaking of all things Asian, cinematic, and legendary, this popped up in my recommendeds this morning. Watched half of it over lunch and it's class; a frame by frame technical analysis of the 4 minute bike chase scene:
https://youtu.be/2ltgr21jMag
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Post by: Carnage on October 21, 2020, 02:42:43 PM
Been on a bit of Stallone binge since watching Demolition Man. Gone through Cobra, D-Tox, Rambo 4, Rocky 4, Cliffhanger and Assassins

"Cobra" is great. Makes no fucking sense really but it's still enjoyable shite. The tagline should be "Cobra: Big bag of cocaine and a typewriter".

Cobra was Stallone's version of Beverly Hills Cop. When the gig went to Murphy instead of him (he wanted to rewrite it to up the action elements), Cobra was the result. I'm sure cocaine had nothing to do with it.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on October 21, 2020, 03:05:34 PM
Beverly Hills Cop was supposed to star Stallone as Axl Foley? Oh wow. In about five to ten years, someone is going to have created that using deep fake technology, and I'll bring that bong out of retirement for the occasion!  :laugh:
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Post by: Carnage on October 21, 2020, 03:28:08 PM
Yeah, he was 'attached' early on but got the boot when he more or less wanted to take over.
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Post by: mickO))) on October 21, 2020, 03:33:27 PM
Watched the trilogy about 2 weeks ago still great.
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Post by: Pedrito on October 21, 2020, 03:54:43 PM
Watched Beverly Hills Cop 2 the other day funnily enough..pure quality.
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Post by: StoutAndAle on October 21, 2020, 03:55:09 PM
Yeah, he was 'attached' early on but got the boot when he more or less wanted to take over.

Watched Beverly Hills Cop 2 the other day funnily enough..pure quality.

I'd pay cold hard cash to see Sly Stallone do the Johnny Wishbone bit.
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Post by: Trev on October 21, 2020, 04:48:34 PM
Don't think I've watched Beverly Hills Cop in about 20 years, must dig it out again
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Post by: Carnage on October 21, 2020, 05:00:55 PM
First one's great, second one's OK, third one's a big pile o' shite.

In related news, apparently a new Fletch film is on the way, John Hamm playing him. Might skip that one.
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Post by: Pedrito on October 21, 2020, 05:29:56 PM
Beverly Hills Cop, Coming to America and Trading Places are the holy grail really. They used be on constant repeat on tv in the 80's and I remember me and my brothers being transfixed by them. You throw in Stallone, Schwarzenneger, Indiana Jones, Back to the Future, Bruce Willis, The Police Academies, Top Gun, Ghostbusters, E.T....I could literally watch any of that stuff still and be more than content.

But back to Eddie Murphy, what a superstar he was, and that theme music, a bit like the pyramids at Giza, some things will just never be bettered.

https://youtu.be/V4kWpi2HnPU



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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on October 21, 2020, 06:03:20 PM
I could be wrong, but I have a feeling The Police Academy movies just wouldn't cut it anymore. Ghostbusters, on the other hand, timeless, even though watching it now it really does feel like a massively entertaining advertisement for a collection of figurines  :laugh:
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Post by: Carnage on October 21, 2020, 06:20:51 PM
The first 3 Police Academy movies push the nostalgia button in a pleasing manner for me, but they're incredibly dated and pure trigger fodder for the current generation. The rest wwmere always crap though. I don't think I bothered past the fifth one now that I think if it.

Never thought much of Coming To America TBH. Trading Places is fantastic though.
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Post by: astfgyl on October 21, 2020, 08:18:19 PM
My two 5 year olds are into Ghostbusters in a massive way and I've seen the two movies at least 50 times each in the last 2 years and they are great flicks. The reboot was an abomination though and I have very low hopes for the next one as well. The old cartoons are not bad either. Coming to america is not great although I thought it was class as a young lad. Haven't tried the Police Academy movies in a long time but I must try them and also Cobra needs another go after reading about it on here. It's a great thing having the young lads to sit and watch these old flicks with; it gives me an excuse to dig them out again, they are too young to be concerned with things like shit special fx and dialogue and their delight rubs off on me.

Gonna watch the Devilman anime this evening after I was reminded of it yesterday. Might leave the kids off to bed for those though.
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Post by: Scáthach on October 21, 2020, 08:25:05 PM
Ooh, Devilman, haven't seen that in years. Ya could crack on with Urotsukidoji legend of the Overfiend too. Definitely not one for the kids!  :laugh:
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Post by: astfgyl on October 21, 2020, 08:27:02 PM
I've never seen it, but I'm in the mood for a bit of Anime so I'll check it out. Cheers
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Post by: Caomhaoin on October 21, 2020, 08:33:39 PM
Yeah my young lad loves Ghostbusters, can’t get him into Indiana Jones though, he keeps skulking off before they get going.

Trading Places was a great show, and I must dig out Back to the Future this weekend (they’re giving rain) and get the young lad into proper entertainment and away from the Roblox shit he plays on the iPad.
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Post by: Eoin McLove on October 21, 2020, 08:42:16 PM
I thought The Daparted was pure grand.  Fucking spastic ending to it. I'm surprised the cameramen got out alive...
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Post by: Carnage on October 21, 2020, 09:11:41 PM
Ooh, Devilman, haven't seen that in years. Ya could crack on with Urotsukidoji legend of the Overfiend too. Definitely not one for the kids!  :laugh:

Bought that on DVD a while back, hated it. I think the second one's on the disc too, couldn't be arsed with it.
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Post by: astfgyl on October 21, 2020, 09:30:32 PM
Yeah my young lad loves Ghostbusters, can’t get him into Indiana Jones though, he keeps skulking off before they get going.

Trading Places was a great show, and I must dig out Back to the Future this weekend (they’re giving rain) and get the young lad into proper entertainment and away from the Roblox shit he plays on the iPad.

I find that with me own lads, I either find something to grab em in the first 10 minutes or they are gone off back to killing each other again. The lack of an attention span with young folk is truly phenomenal. I guess I would have been no different back in the day faced with the choice they have. I was one of those sorry cunts with the 2 channels and video player so if there was a film of any description on, by fuck was I sitting through it
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Post by: Pedrito on October 21, 2020, 09:57:34 PM
I knew Police Academy would get it in the eye and I hesitated between nostalgia and proper quality before lobbing it into the mix. It's definitely not at the level of the others though Callaghan's titties will always hold a special place in this poor fool's heart. Coming to America pure classic comedy gold on the other hand. 'The royal penis is clean', 'Sexual chocolate'...incredible
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Circlepit on October 21, 2020, 10:03:06 PM
I watched 20 mins of a film called Braven. Utter stutter.
Then I tried a thing call Old Guard. Sweet Jesus what a crock of shit. Even Charlize Theron’s moody blues couldn’t save this.
So many new films so much shit.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on October 21, 2020, 10:13:58 PM
The Old Guard was drivel. Literally sick of the Charlize Theron, I'll kick any dudes ass persona. It was great in Mad Max, but get over yourself missus. Crap.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Scáthach on October 21, 2020, 10:19:49 PM
Ooh, Devilman, haven't seen that in years. Ya could crack on with Urotsukidoji legend of the Overfiend too. Definitely not one for the kids!  :laugh:

Bought that on DVD a while back, hated it. I think the second one's on the disc too, couldn't be arsed with it.
Yeah I can see it's not for everyone. But I love it for its full on extremity, and I'm a sucker for that 80s painted animation style. Last time I watched it I was tripping balls. Now, who's up for some young ladies getting simultaneously fucked and torn to shreds by demon tentacles. Nobody? Just me then? I'll get me coat.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on October 21, 2020, 10:34:55 PM
We did a Godfather movie each weekend the last three weeks, meaning we finished with Part III on Sunday. The casting of Sofia Coppola was a flat-out mistake, and more generally the whole film looks like it is set in 1989, the year it was filmed, rather than 1979, when it's supposed to be set. Brigitte Fonda's character, for example, looks more like a taster of 90s women than anything matching with the late 70s. That might seem like nit-picking, but one of the things that really gets you absorbed in, especially, Part II, is just how authentic the visual coloring and aesthetic feels for the age it's set in. Sure, Part III lacks in other areas too, but overall it's not bad as a film. It's just absolutely not a work of art the way Parts I and II are.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: ochoill on October 21, 2020, 10:54:03 PM
Ooh, Devilman, haven't seen that in years. Ya could crack on with Urotsukidoji legend of the Overfiend too. Definitely not one for the kids!  :laugh:
Lol fuckin legend of the overfiend, what a completely ridiculous film.  haven't watched it in years but the last time I did, I cracked in two buckets of soapbar in a row first and went cross eyed about 5 minutes in, some experience.
I've never seen it, but I'm in the mood for a bit of Anime so I'll check it out. Cheers
Watch Neon Genesis Evangelion

Actually I blasted through a heap of Anime there lately.  For films, it was nothing unusual but ones that are always good and hit the spot well - Ghost In The Shell, Akira, Perfect Blue, Paprika, Detonator Orgun.  Series wise I've done Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood, Tokyo Ghoul, NGE, and Death Note (bar a few of the last episodes, nearly finished it) lately and enjoyed them all one way or another but I never know what other series to pick up with Anime as it can be very hit or miss.  Got a season into JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and can't actually tell if I like it or not but I'll probably tip away at it.  Wouldn't mind some more recs in the vein of any of those above (films especially) if anyone has any.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on October 21, 2020, 10:55:48 PM
I recommend the first Golgo 13 (The Professional) and Ninja Scrolls if you're looking for some anime to watch.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on October 21, 2020, 11:08:34 PM
We did a Godfather movie each weekend the last three weeks, meaning we finished with Part III on Sunday. The casting of Sofia Coppola was a flat-out mistake, and more generally the whole film looks like it is set in 1989, the year it was filmed, rather than 1979, when it's supposed to be set. Brigitte Fonda's character, for example, looks more like a taster of 90s women than anything matching with the late 70s. That might seem like nit-picking, but one of the things that really gets you absorbed in, especially, Part II, is just how authentic the visual coloring and aesthetic feels for the age it's set in. Sure, Part III lacks in other areas too, but overall it's not bad as a film. It's just absolutely not a work of art the way Parts I and II are.

Yep that was always the argument. I still love 3. That ending. Amazing. But, yep, it couldn't match 2 of the greatest films that have ever been shot. I'd give it the pass though. It does enough for me and completes the trilogy in a not completely disastrous way thankfully.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Cailleach on October 22, 2020, 01:44:46 PM
Les Miserables
Birds of Passage
The Devil Pays

Black Shepherd Carnage and Caomhain, considering their recent discussion, should watch Les Miserable, and discuss their thoughts about it afterwards. It's a good movie. You could say it's an updated version of La Haine.

Birds of Passage is worth watching too.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Caomhaoin on October 22, 2020, 04:27:35 PM
I thought Le Haine was great, although I had just been learning French for a while when I saw it and was horrified to realise I understand almost zero of the dialogue!

Might have a look at Les Miserables so :)
Title: Re: Film
Post by: StoutAndAle on October 22, 2020, 05:27:11 PM
We did a Godfather movie each weekend the last three weeks, meaning we finished with Part III on Sunday. The casting of Sofia Coppola was a flat-out mistake, and more generally the whole film looks like it is set in 1989, the year it was filmed, rather than 1979, when it's supposed to be set. Brigitte Fonda's character, for example, looks more like a taster of 90s women than anything matching with the late 70s. That might seem like nit-picking, but one of the things that really gets you absorbed in, especially, Part II, is just how authentic the visual coloring and aesthetic feels for the age it's set in. Sure, Part III lacks in other areas too, but overall it's not bad as a film. It's just absolutely not a work of art the way Parts I and II are.

There are several things wrong with "The Godfather Part III" thing that, if rectified, could certainly elevate it from 50% to an 80% decent film. From horse's ass to horse's head if you will.

1. Sofia Coppola - as mentioned by BSC - a terrible choice but, to be fair to Francis Ford Coppola, the first choice Winona Ryder pulled out of the film at the very last minute leaving him no real options in terms of a decent replacement.
2. Talia Shire - "Can somebody please Hail Mary" - fuck off, Talia.
3. Andy Garcia on a horse
4. George Hamilton taking over as consigliere from Robert Duvall (because Coppola/Paramount wouldn't increase his fee to be in line with Pacino - he wanted a third of what Pacino was getting) this causes two issues - killing off Tom Hagen and re-writing & having George fucking Hamilton in it - a man so wooden he's literally the colour of mahogany.
5. The scene on the opera stairs - it's like a piss poor Marx Bros. scene.

All that said Part III is still better than a lot of mob/gangster flicks from the last 15 years.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on October 22, 2020, 06:02:06 PM
I think Winona Ryder would have been great for the role either. A Lolita fatale is what was needed, a Christina Ricci type, had she not been 4 or so at the time.  Re George Hamilton, that's part of a broader problem which is simply the lack of continuity of characters; there's just too many new characters for us to try to care about by the time we're resigned to almost none of the characters who could have been there *not* being there.


Les Misérables I've been planning to watch for a while. Very famous here in France, of course, in small part due to how that flaccid snake Macron expressed himself when he saw it, to, y'know, try and get in with "les jeunes culturels" ; he said something along the lines of it having opened his eyes to what life must be like in the urban "cités" (high-rise project housing developments, basically) and that it demanded urgent attention. Of course, he didn't do anything about it, it was just a way to appeal to the kind of young voter who follows the Cannes film festival, not to win support from the young people who actually live in those places. Still, led to some funny commentary online about how, if he was receptive to cinema over actual debate, then he needed to be shown the entire Ken Loach back catalogue asap and maybe he'd abandon all his neo-liberal politics  :laugh:
Title: Re: Film
Post by: astfgyl on October 22, 2020, 08:58:58 PM
I thought La Haine was a decent flick when I saw it back in the day. How does it hold up?

I've never seen The Godfather either. Seems like something I need to get off my chest.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on October 22, 2020, 09:53:13 PM
Never saw the Godfather? What in the name of...!

Me and my buddies were mad into La Haine back when we were teenagers. It was a real cutting edge type film at the time. Great movie, dunno how it would hold up nowadays but great in its day.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: blessed1 on October 22, 2020, 10:03:35 PM
Never seen any of the godfather movies myself.
Must get on that now I've 6 weeks to spare.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: blessed1 on October 22, 2020, 10:04:21 PM
I did watch a decent enough Mexican horror recently called Belzebuth.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Ollkiller on October 22, 2020, 10:50:40 PM
Never saw the Godfather? What in the name of...!

Me and my buddies were mad into La Haine back when we were teenagers. It was a real cutting edge type film at the time. Great movie, dunno how it would hold up nowadays but great in its day.

Remember watching Le Haine when it came out.  What a film. Mesmerising.  Watched it recently and it's still savage.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: astfgyl on October 23, 2020, 12:14:46 AM
Never saw the Godfather? What in the name of...!

Me and my buddies were mad into La Haine back when we were teenagers. It was a real cutting edge type film at the time. Great movie, dunno how it would hold up nowadays but great in its day.

I know. I feel like I should at least find out what the fuss is about. It just never came on my radar for one reason or another
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Cailleach on October 23, 2020, 10:53:06 AM
The Devil Has a Name
The Wall of Mexico

I did not like either of these two. Both movies suffer from weak execution of a decent plot, so they end up being cack.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on October 23, 2020, 01:37:52 PM
Speaking of all things Asian, cinematic, and legendary, this popped up in my recommendeds this morning. Watched half of it over lunch and it's class; a frame by frame technical analysis of the 4 minute bike chase scene:
https://youtu.be/2ltgr21jMag

Ended up watching a few different technical analysis vids about Akira. In one of them, an animated movie called The Thief and the Cobbler was described by the video maker as something like the greatest artistic achievement in cinematic animation history. I'd never heard it, but found it to download handy enough and going to have a look over the weekend. Any of ye seen it?
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Mower Liberation Front on October 23, 2020, 06:53:52 PM
Ooh, Devilman, haven't seen that in years. Ya could crack on with Urotsukidoji legend of the Overfiend too. Definitely not one for the kids!  :laugh:
Lol fuckin legend of the overfiend, what a completely ridiculous film.  haven't watched it in years but the last time I did, I cracked in two buckets of soapbar in a row first and went cross eyed about 5 minutes in, some experience.
I've never seen it, but I'm in the mood for a bit of Anime so I'll check it out. Cheers
Watch Neon Genesis Evangelion

Actually I blasted through a heap of Anime there lately.  For films, it was nothing unusual but ones that are always good and hit the spot well - Ghost In The Shell, Akira, Perfect Blue, Paprika, Detonator Orgun.  Series wise I've done Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood, Tokyo Ghoul, NGE, and Death Note (bar a few of the last episodes, nearly finished it) lately and enjoyed them all one way or another but I never know what other series to pick up with Anime as it can be very hit or miss.  Got a season into JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and can't actually tell if I like it or not but I'll probably tip away at it.  Wouldn't mind some more recs in the vein of any of those above (films especially) if anyone has any.

Series:
Martian Successor Nadesico
Dominion Tank Police/ New Dominion Tank Police
Cyber City Oedo 808
Full Metal Panic

Film:
Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise.
Future War 198X
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on October 24, 2020, 09:36:42 PM
Watched the new Borat film last night. Some great moments, but did suffer from the parts where it was explicitly a "vote against Trump" vehicle. 
Title: Re: Film
Post by: open face surgery on October 24, 2020, 10:14:56 PM
I hope he wins for that very reason.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: astfgyl on October 24, 2020, 10:42:02 PM
I hope he wins for that very reason.

I find myself feeling that way too. Especially after being subjected to the Late Late a few times.

But back to films in this thread. Watched Ace Ventura 2 this evening. Not great. Should maybe have left it off and then I would have remembered it well
Title: Re: Film
Post by: astfgyl on October 25, 2020, 09:06:26 PM
Jurassic Park 3 here this evening. Very poor and the CGI deserves a special mention for its' shitness but the young lads were buzzing so hard off it I actually enjoyed it. great escapism in watching shit films with kids who haven't a critical notion in their heads.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on October 25, 2020, 09:27:30 PM
Actually watched Beverly Hills Cop today; the nostalgia buzz is fierce contagious! Enjoyed it a lot, but jesus, there really is nothing to it at all at all as a movie outside of Murphy's excellent performance! Story must have taken five minutes to write  :laugh:
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on October 25, 2020, 10:02:37 PM
Was cold and rainy today so we put on Watchmen. What a masterful piece of cinema. It only gets better with every watch. Incredible story, the visuals are sumptuous...class altogether!
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on October 25, 2020, 10:04:31 PM
Absolutely class, including the ridin' scene, no matter what the begrudgers may say!
Title: Re: Film
Post by: open face surgery on October 26, 2020, 09:39:55 AM
Hereditary and Midsommar yesterday. Both for the second time and both amazing.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: warhead on October 26, 2020, 12:01:54 PM
Don't know what to watch so I started with iZombie recently.
I was avoiding it for ages, as it seemed like complete shite. It turned out kinda watchable when there's nothing better around and the main actress is hot.
Seems like my mind is leaving me, and this corona depression, no gigs etc have messed my head even further........I got so emotional at the end of season 4, when so many people
got hope zombies and humans can live together it brought a tear to my eye.
Oh, yeah, and that Warrior series are top notch!! Highly recommended.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: ldj on October 26, 2020, 12:54:26 PM
Watched a Belgian film called Man Bites Dog last night, it's a mockumentary about a film crew following a serial killer. Just a mad film altogether, kind of reminds me of something Martin McDonagh might make but with a more nihilistic tone and the violence taken to the extreme.

According the wikipedia page it was banned in Ireland, unsurprisingly.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: mickO))) on October 26, 2020, 03:52:46 PM
Watched a Belgian film called Man Bites Dog last night, it's a mockumentary about a film crew following a serial killer. Just a mad film altogether, kind of reminds me of something Martin McDonagh might make but with a more nihilistic tone and the violence taken to the extreme.

According the wikipedia page it was banned in Ireland, unsurprisingly.

When was it banned? I use to always see that film in my local xtra Vision years ago I remember it because the title always reminded me of the Aborym song Man Bites God.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: ldj on October 26, 2020, 04:06:03 PM
Banned in 2003 apparently.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on October 27, 2020, 12:18:05 AM
Beverly Hills Cop was supposed to star Stallone as Axl Foley? Oh wow. In about five to ten years, someone is going to have created that using deep fake technology, and I'll bring that bong out of retirement for the occasion!  :laugh:

A milestone has been passed on the way to this becoming a reality...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXwmSFjlVc0
Title: Re: Film
Post by: astfgyl on October 27, 2020, 01:26:35 AM
Speaking of Stallone I watched Rambo II this evening. Rambo III is on this minute but I doubt I'll make it to the end. The plot of these, as was said of Beverly Hills Cop, must have taken 5 minutes to throw together but depending on how one wants to look at it that might be the greatest thing about it.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Cailleach on October 27, 2020, 12:22:21 PM
Watched the new Borat film last night. Some great moments, but did suffer from the parts where it was explicitly a "vote against Trump" vehicle.

I don't think it will age well for that reason. I still found it quite funny overall.

With Kazakhstan in mind, i watched Tomiris last night.  Borat would not like this movie about his homeland, as its about a female warrior.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: StoutAndAle on October 27, 2020, 12:53:05 PM
"La Haine" is a film that's seared into my brain. I saw it in 1997 when BBC2 screened it on Mark Cousins' show "Moviedrome". Remember that? When you'd catch a movie on TV? I had already read about it in Empire but couldn't find it anywhere. I was the right age to both understand and be influenced by it. It's in my top 5 films of all time. Jusqu’ici tout va bien...

"Man Bites Dog" was banned ten years after the fact? I didn't realise this. As mentioned - Xtravision used always have the video. From what I recall - I bought my DVD copy in an Xtravision. The whole thing is a black comedy but (I haven't watched it in a while) the final reel is far too bleak and alters the tone beyond repair.

Watched the new Borat film too. Couldn't get into it. Some funny moments but, without the surprise factor, it doesn't work as well as the original. Also, watching it on Amazon Prime for desktop my only option for subtitles during the non-English bits (which I thought, at first, might be gibberish) were the hard-of-hearing version. Took me out of the film at points.

Also watched "The Torture Report". Well worth a watch. Low key but some killer performances. Reminiscent of the old school Alan Pakula political thriller.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on October 27, 2020, 01:02:01 PM
"Tonight on Moviedrome..."
The best of memories.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Emphyrio on October 27, 2020, 05:10:09 PM
Watched Borat too, both of them, in fact. There are some incredibly funny parts in both, I was crying a coupla times but overall neither are more than grand.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Trev on October 27, 2020, 05:22:14 PM
Haven't watched the second one yet but thought the first was ok. I find that his characters are better suited to the shorter skits he used to do, after a while of the film the joke starts getting a bit old
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Post by: Emphyrio on October 27, 2020, 05:50:43 PM
Ya, definitely. His recent show, Who is America, was much better overall as each section was standalone. Over the course of a movie it's harder for it to work. Borat, as a character, is also quite annoying.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: open face surgery on October 27, 2020, 08:29:43 PM
Thought it was shite enough. Few laughs but wanted it to end.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Kunt 4 Life on October 27, 2020, 09:41:31 PM
What is the deal with rudi guiaina (or however you spell his name)? Was he really playing with his wab,or was it just the editing and he really was adjusting his mic? Haven't seen it myself.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Caomhaoin on October 28, 2020, 06:04:11 AM
The Borat and Bruno skits he used to do on the Ali G show were class (the gay converter evangelist was amazing), the films were never going to be as good. Haven’t seen the second Borat one, not sure I’ll bother.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: StoutAndAle on October 28, 2020, 09:20:56 AM
Actually watched Beverly Hills Cop today; the nostalgia buzz is fierce contagious! Enjoyed it a lot, but jesus, there really is nothing to it at all at all as a movie outside of Murphy's excellent performance! Story must have taken five minutes to write  :laugh:

Currently reading "Wild And Crazy Guys" about Hollywood comedies of the 1980s. It seems a few of you on here would be interested in this too. Apparently the first "Beverly Hills Cop" script was kicking around since 1975. About 10 different writers including Stallone took a go at it over the years. Murphy ad-libbed a lot of his lines but apparently the plot took a bit of tweaking.

Also - Stallone and Murphy had a falling out over Eddie's treatment of Sly's then wife, Brigitte Nielsen, on the set of "Beverly Hills Cop 2". Nielsen had only been hired for the film as a favour to Stallone. But, before they had the argument, the pair worked up a script for a third installment in the Godfather saga starring the two of them and Al Pacino. Both Paramount and Pacino were interested and willing to move forward.

Imagine that.

Christ almighty.   

 

Title: Re: Film
Post by: pete on October 28, 2020, 10:47:24 AM
What is the deal with rudi guiaina (or however you spell his name)? Was he really playing with his wab,or was it just the editing and he really was adjusting his mic? Haven't seen it myself.

Just tucking in his shirt. They had just had an interview in the other room like a suite in a hotel room and she had been flirting with him, and then she invited him into the bedroom for a drink, she took off his mic and took out his shirt to do so. So he was putting himself back together.

Yeah I'm not crazy about the movies myself. I loved his pieces on the Ali G show though.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Emphyrio on October 28, 2020, 10:56:25 AM
I dunno, is that how people tuck in their shirts? I know he's old but still.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on October 28, 2020, 10:58:30 AM
Either way, she was baiting the hell out of him. The response they got wasn't at all at the height of the effort she put in to get it, tbf.
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Post by: Emphyrio on October 28, 2020, 11:06:40 AM
No, left a lot to the imagination which is very un-Sacha Cohen.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: pete on October 28, 2020, 11:11:59 AM
Yeah I wonder were they prepared for more resistance for the move to the bedroom, but he was straight in and then Sacha decided to just wrap it up.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: astfgyl on October 28, 2020, 12:58:18 PM
Watched Interstellar again last night having seen it a few years back. Not bad entertainment for the most part but the ending wasn't great with the bookshelf thing. Magnum Force came on after that but I fell asleep before it got going. Must throw it on again later.

Didn't think the first Borat was great, dunno if I'll bother with the latest reading the comments on here.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on October 28, 2020, 03:36:51 PM
We all know where Sascha is trying to sway us with that stuff, and it wouldn't be the first time. I've lost any respect for him after seeing their attempt to smear an old man like that, no matter who he is. It's also amazing in this day and age that his 'funny foreign guy speaky funny' schtick is even acceptable anymore, but it seems that the rules are not the same for everyone. Anyone else would be dragged behind a train of horses. That said, I'll always love Ali G. Borat on the other hand never did much for me.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: astfgyl on October 28, 2020, 04:26:59 PM
Used to think Ali G was decent, too. As was said here before, SBC's characters suit the short sketches better and the political bent to it is fierce off putting to me. I guess no one is offended for the Kazakhs when the character is pushing the right narrative. Wonder how an anti-Trump blackface would go down?
Title: Re: Film
Post by: ldj on October 28, 2020, 05:59:28 PM
I watched the Giuliani scene on Youtube and was expecting it to be worse to be honest, like he's an idiot but the worst thing from it was how easily a high ranking politician could be seduced, where were his advisors or even security?

The media are sort of framing it as if it's a sexual assault type case but all I saw was an attractive woman pretending to be attracted to a dumb old man and the dumb old man falling for it.

Some of the stuff like the 'she's only 15 years old' trying to make him out to be a paedo is just cheap imo.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on October 28, 2020, 06:01:02 PM
Plus, she's 24.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: mickO))) on October 28, 2020, 06:50:46 PM
When the news of the Giuliani scene first broke last week from what the media had been saying I was expecting to see a pedo lusting after a young child. All he looked to me to be guilty of was stupidity and he wasn't told until he was leaving the room that she was 15 after everything had already happened. Plus she was posing as a journalist, flirting with him and drinking scotch before anything happened. I am not defending him because I have never liked him but it's just another example of things being blown out of proportion to push an agenda.

Was never a big Sascha fan even as a child I never found Ali G funny, the Borat accent always annoyed me as well not to mention every second person was going around doing it after the first film was released and the film with the gay character wasn't great either.

In saying that I did find some parts in the new film very funny but overall it wasn't great.


The TV series he did a few years ago made in America or this is America is the best thing he has ever done I only watched the entire thing for the first a few weeks ago and it has some very funny scenes.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: astfgyl on October 28, 2020, 08:08:27 PM
Reminds me of a fella I knew cracking on to a young one in the pub who didn't look quite of age to be there.

Me: "Bit young, is she?"
Him: "She's in the pub"
Me: "Ah yeah but she's about 15"
Him: "If she's in the pub drinking, she's 18"

Probably Giuliani's thought process seeing her drink the scotch.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: open face surgery on October 28, 2020, 08:59:02 PM
I had read about the scene before watching the movie and thought nothing of it. They are fuckin scum trying to frame it as they are. Playing off the horrible, reactionary, non-fact based state that America, and the western world in general, is in. Truly pathetic.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on October 28, 2020, 09:49:46 PM
he wasn't told until he was leaving the room that she was 15 after everything had already happened

Plus, she's 24.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Bakalova

Title: Re: Film
Post by: mickO))) on October 28, 2020, 10:53:43 PM
he wasn't told until he was leaving the room that she was 15 after everything had already happened

Plus, she's 24.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Bakalova

Yeah I saw that I knew she was 24 before I even watched the film I was just saying that they were trying to pass her off as a 15 year old in the film.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Kunt 4 Life on October 29, 2020, 12:07:51 AM
When the news of the Giuliani scene first broke last week from what the media had been saying I was expecting to see a pedo lusting after a young child. All he looked to me to be guilty of was stupidity and he wasn't told until he was leaving the room that she was 15 after everything had already happened. Plus she was posing as a journalist, flirting with him and drinking scotch before anything happened. I am not defending him because I have never liked him but it's just another example of things being blown out of proportion to push an agenda.

Was never a big Sascha fan even as a child I never found Ali G funny, the Borat accent always annoyed me as well not to mention every second person was going around doing it after the first film was released and the film with the gay character wasn't great either.

In saying that I did find some parts in the new film very funny but overall it wasn't great.


The TV series he did a few years ago made in America or this is America is the best thing he has ever done I only watched the entire thing for the first a few weeks ago and it has some very funny scenes.
That last scene in the last episode with OJ Simpson... Holy fuck. At first I thought they were using some editing technique where SBC would be saying that shit when OJ wasn't in the room, but then they switch to a shot of them together and OJ reacting to him.

"I need your Johnny Cocrane"
"He's passed on to the other side, I'm afraid."
"What? You killed him too?"
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Post by: mickO))) on October 29, 2020, 12:39:02 AM
When the news of the Giuliani scene first broke last week from what the media had been saying I was expecting to see a pedo lusting after a young child. All he looked to me to be guilty of was stupidity and he wasn't told until he was leaving the room that she was 15 after everything had already happened. Plus she was posing as a journalist, flirting with him and drinking scotch before anything happened. I am not defending him because I have never liked him but it's just another example of things being blown out of proportion to push an agenda.

Was never a big Sascha fan even as a child I never found Ali G funny, the Borat accent always annoyed me as well not to mention every second person was going around doing it after the first film was released and the film with the gay character wasn't great either.

In saying that I did find some parts in the new film very funny but overall it wasn't great.


The TV series he did a few years ago made in America or this is America is the best thing he has ever done I only watched the entire thing for the first a few weeks ago and it has some very funny scenes.
That last scene in the last episode with OJ Simpson... Holy fuck. At first I thought they were using some editing technique where SBC would be saying that shit when OJ wasn't in the room, but then they switch to a shot of them together and OJ reacting to him.

"I need your Johnny Cocrane"
"He's passed on to the other side, I'm afraid."
"What? You killed him too?"

 :laugh: I don't even remember OJ in it. I was smoking while I was watching it and must of fell asleep towards the end I must rewatch the last episode.
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Post by: Kunt 4 Life on October 29, 2020, 06:39:58 PM
It was the very last episode and I think it played in the middle of the credits as well.
I just hope he didn't run into OJ anywhere where there's no cameras
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Post by: Kunt 4 Life on October 29, 2020, 06:44:15 PM
https://youtu.be/Ol2Wvn-S1Fc
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Cailleach on October 29, 2020, 09:38:33 PM
Carmilla.

A good movie.
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Post by: astfgyl on October 30, 2020, 01:36:01 AM
Watched Calm With Horses this evening. Very very bad from start to finish. But not even in a good Fatal Deviation sort of bad way. Just diabolical in every way.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on October 30, 2020, 10:22:05 PM
Kill List tonight, which I'd never seen. Quality. I've yet to be let down by a Ben Wheatley film, though A Field In England is far and away my favourite still.
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Post by: Carnage on October 30, 2020, 10:24:34 PM
I thought High Rise was shite and I have little interest in Rebecca, but he's generally quality. A Field In England is fantastic.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on October 30, 2020, 11:08:26 PM
Only saw High Rise once in the cinema and enjoyed it, although was very aware that could easily not be enjoyed. Going to watch it again soon and see how my initial impression stands up. A Field In England is like Tarkovsky good for me, a genuine gem of cinema.
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Post by: Carnage on October 30, 2020, 11:16:22 PM
Should have been in colour (can you imagine how it would look with vivid colour grading?), but it's otherwise perfect.

Ah, Tarkovsky. I've got some backpay due in in the next few days, I feel a boxset coming on. I've only seen Stalker and Solaris, but both are cinematic masterpieces IMO.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on October 30, 2020, 11:32:06 PM
I never actually imagined what it would look like in colour. Must have a think of that next time I watch it.

Start with Mirror if you haven't seen it. Totally different to but on a par with Solaris. Same need to sit or walk in silence with a smoke for an hour or so afterwards. Then Andrei Rublev. I've seen a couple of others too, all excellent, but those - along with Stalker - are the real stand outs for me.
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Post by: astfgyl on October 30, 2020, 11:39:58 PM
I have stalker recorded here and the brother does implore me to watch it. Might throw it on tonight there's fuck all else doing. Just watched Titanic, but only started around where the iceberg hit so not bad. The Dead Pool is on in a bit as well. Half tempted to go with that
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on October 30, 2020, 11:48:09 PM
You need total contemplative and immersive focus for Stalker really. If you're not in that headspace, save it for another time.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: astfgyl on October 30, 2020, 11:56:22 PM
I have a few cans and a blim and the wife is after going to bed. The stars are after aligning. I have a feeling it's not one to fall asleep to and try get back into it halfway through either though so it would want to be soon if I'm going to do the full 3 hours
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on October 31, 2020, 12:13:49 AM
Get on that train boy! You've everything you need for a picnic by the side of the road!
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on October 31, 2020, 12:19:42 AM
Start with Mirror if you haven't seen it. Totally different to but on a par with Solaris. Same need to sit or walk in silence with a smoke for an hour or so afterwards. Then Andrei Rublev. I've seen a couple of others too, all excellent, but those - along with Stalker - are the real stand outs for me.

Noted, cheers.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: astfgyl on October 31, 2020, 12:41:57 AM
Ah for fuck sake the kids are after recording over it with a rake of american teen shit sitcoms. Ah here the fuckin eejits done me I had it recorded off Film 4 and now it isn't on demand or on netflix. Last time I went to watch it my wife killed the buzz stone dead and now this. Wait what about amazon prime... yeah fuck that they aren't getting 3.99 off me for something I've already been robbed of

Clint Eastwood it is for tonight so
Title: Re: Film
Post by: blessed1 on October 31, 2020, 09:34:50 AM
Kill list was a great film.
I thought high rise was a pile of shit and I haven't seen a field in England yet but I get the feeling I won't like it it looks a bit arty farty for me.
I watched the Halloween tree last night. Old cartoon based on Ray Bradburys book.
Anyone on here who has kids today would be a good day to show it to them. The art is still great in it.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on November 01, 2020, 10:45:24 PM
Someone mentioned it during the week, so hot on the heels of the Godfather trilogy, decided to throw on Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula last night. I'd forgotten just what a hot (in every sense) mess (in every sense) it is. Aside from Oldman's overacting, Reeve's and Ryder's atrocious acting, the film itself is terribly put together, with tension suffering a crushing defeat under the avalanche of faux-thespian, Nosferatu-nodding over-the-top schlock.

What actually are the best "traditional" vampire movies??
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Kunt 4 Life on November 01, 2020, 11:04:22 PM
I love the old hammer flicks, christopher lee will always be dracula for me

If you want the best vampire film then check out Kathryn Bigelow's Near Dark. Has 3 of the cast of Aliens in it. Been said to have a western feel but set in modern  times (well 1980s) in the southern American states.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on November 01, 2020, 11:11:33 PM
I love the old hammer flicks, christopher lee will always be dracula for me

If you want the best vampire film then check out Kathryn Bigelow's Near Dark. Has 3 of the cast of Aliens in it. Been said to have a western feel but set in modern  times (well 1980s) in the southern American states.

Jesus, good call. haven't seen Near Dark in almost twenty years I'd say! Totally forgotten about it but, yeah, class film. I guess when I said "traditional", I meant "period" (blood flow pun unintended). I'm a big Hammer fan too actually, and maybe the problem with Coppola's effort is that he tried to make a "serious" Hammer movie...?
Title: Re: Film
Post by: warhead on November 01, 2020, 11:17:23 PM
Someone mentioned it during the week, so hot on the heels of the Godfather trilogy, decided to throw on Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula last night. I'd forgotten just what a hot (in every sense) mess (in every sense) it is. Aside from Oldman's overacting, Reeve's and Ryder's atrocious acting, the film itself is terribly put together, with tension suffering a crushing defeat under the avalanche of faux-thespian, Nosferatu-nodding over-the-top schlock.

What actually are the best "traditional" vampire movies??

The vampire lovers and Lust for a vampire.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Kunt 4 Life on November 01, 2020, 11:42:54 PM
I love the old hammer flicks, christopher lee will always be dracula for me

If you want the best vampire film then check out Kathryn Bigelow's Near Dark. Has 3 of the cast of Aliens in it. Been said to have a western feel but set in modern  times (well 1980s) in the southern American states.

Jesus, good call. haven't seen Near Dark in almost twenty years I'd say! Totally forgotten about it but, yeah, class film. I guess when I said "traditional", I meant "period" (blood flow pun unintended). I'm a big Hammer fan too actually, and maybe the problem with Coppola's effort is that he tried to make a "serious" Hammer movie...?
Plague of the Zombies is my favourite Hammer flick and possibly my second favourite Zombie film after 28 days later (yeah it's a Zombie flick).

I remember 30 years ago channel 4 would play hammer films late on a Friday night which me and my brother used to watch. Plague was on one Friday then the next week The Reptile was next. We noticed that they used the same set for the pub, and in both films they had to dig up a grave. And in one film they got caught by a police man digging up the grave, who was played by the same guy who was the barman in the other film (Michael Ripper I think he was called).

Great times
Title: Re: Film
Post by: blessed1 on November 02, 2020, 08:26:21 AM
Someone mentioned it during the week, so hot on the heels of the Godfather trilogy, decided to throw on Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula last night. I'd forgotten just what a hot (in every sense) mess (in every sense) it is. Aside from Oldman's overacting, Reeve's and Ryder's atrocious acting, the film itself is terribly put together, with tension suffering a crushing defeat under the avalanche of faux-thespian, Nosferatu-nodding over-the-top schlock.

What actually are the best "traditional" vampire movies??

You are completely wrong sorry.
That film is fucking class.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Weltenfeind on November 02, 2020, 10:36:03 AM
Someone mentioned it during the week, so hot on the heels of the Godfather trilogy, decided to throw on Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula last night. I'd forgotten just what a hot (in every sense) mess (in every sense) it is. Aside from Oldman's overacting, Reeve's and Ryder's atrocious acting, the film itself is terribly put together, with tension suffering a crushing defeat under the avalanche of faux-thespian, Nosferatu-nodding over-the-top schlock.

What actually are the best "traditional" vampire movies??

You are completely wrong sorry.
That film is fucking class.

+1 Great movie indeed. Great Hammer vibes, and excellent practical effects., Keannu's accent... ,they travel by map for fucks sake! What's not to like?
Title: Re: Film
Post by: blessed1 on November 02, 2020, 12:54:49 PM
Watched that Crawl movie last night.
The one with the storm and the alligators.
There's no story but the effects are really cool and the storm setting made it look great as well.
Recommended if you ust want to switch the brain of for 90 mins.

Watched the original amityville horror as well.
Pure shite.
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Post by: Yung Led Zeppelin on November 02, 2020, 02:03:59 PM
Got round to two I'd been meaning to watch for a while, given it was Halloween. Usually with films like this I leave it go til hype and discussion is gone completely so I can give them a fair watch. Works well!

Climax - had the feel of an extremely distressing stage show. Incredible work, imo, I enjoyed the fuck out of it. Yes it's a bit OTT but it's Gaspar Noé and it was never advertised as anything but. This sequence in particular was a standout for me, belter of a hypnotic choooon, movements and everything just came together beautifully, signalling things going downhill. It'll definitely get another watch or 3.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZA80GrYsek



Midsommar - Again, nailed it for me, visually beautiful, and a nice contrast to the usual dark horror aesthetic.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on November 02, 2020, 02:33:43 PM
Coppola's Dracula and Brannagh's Frankenstein are both great, overblown, hammy versions of classic stories, a fine double bill there. Never mind that they're objectively bad films, they're a bit of craic. Dracula in particular looks brilliant.

Watched Ready Or Not the other night. A woman marries into a (stereotypically dysfunctional) rich family, the family tradition is to play a game on any wedding night. The game happens to be hide and seek, but Fucking Turbo Death Hide And Seek. Thriller, horror, farce & satire - it's utterly ridiculous but great fun.

Watched A Quiet Place again last night, enjoyed it much more the second time 'round. Still can't stand Emily Blunt, though.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: blessed1 on November 02, 2020, 02:52:26 PM
Midsommar was great.
Has anyone seen his first short movie.
It's on youtube and it is fuckin crazy.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on November 02, 2020, 03:05:06 PM
Someone mentioned it during the week, so hot on the heels of the Godfather trilogy, decided to throw on Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula last night. I'd forgotten just what a hot (in every sense) mess (in every sense) it is. Aside from Oldman's overacting, Reeve's and Ryder's atrocious acting, the film itself is terribly put together, with tension suffering a crushing defeat under the avalanche of faux-thespian, Nosferatu-nodding over-the-top schlock.

What actually are the best "traditional" vampire movies??

You are completely wrong sorry.
That film is fucking class.

Yep it's a class  movie.

Watched The Rock last night. Connery just pure masculinity emanating from the screen..legend.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Caomhaoin on November 02, 2020, 03:44:47 PM
Dracula is a great laugh. Is it for the thespians? Maybe not but who cares?

Good call in ‘The Rock’, might be able to watch something handy tonight after enduring ‘The Conjuring’ yesterday.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on November 02, 2020, 05:13:46 PM
Dracula is a great laugh. Is it for the thespians? Maybe not but who cares?

As I said, for me anyway, the problem with it is that it does try to be for the thespians, like a Hammer for thespians, and ends up as a lukewarm mix, albeit with incredible visual style. Must give Mary Shelley's Frankenstein a revisit, now that it's been mentioned. Think I only saw it once, but it certainly has much better actors in its supporting roles, with the exception of Monica Bellucci, who couldn't possibly be bested.

Gaspar Noé's Climax, loved it, and saw his more recent one there a couple of weeks ago, Lux Aeterna. Personally, I don't think he's put a foot wrong yet in his career. You can always be guaranteed an absolutely unpredictable ride, never the same film twice, but also unmistakably him.

And agreed on Emily Blunt; head-wrecking screen presence. She ruined Sicario, if you ask me.
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Post by: blessed1 on November 02, 2020, 05:21:51 PM
Dracula is a great laugh. Is it for the thespians? Maybe not but who cares?

As I said, for me anyway, the problem with it is that it does try to be for the thespians, like a Hammer for thespians, and ends up as a lukewarm mix, albeit with incredible visual style. Must give Mary Shelley's Frankenstein a revisit, now that it's been mentioned. Think I only saw it once, but it certainly has much better actors in its supporting roles, with the exception of Monica Bellucci, who couldn't possibly be bested.

Gaspar Noé's Climax, loved it, and saw his more recent one there a couple of weeks ago, Lux Aeterna. Personally, I don't think he's put a foot wrong yet in his career. You can always be guaranteed an absolutely unpredictable ride, never the same film twice, but also unmistakably him.

And agreed on Emily Blunt; head-wrecking screen presence. She ruined Sicario, if you ask me.

I had to Google what a thespian is.
I honestly haven't a clue what the hell you are getting at by saying its for thespians.
Are you saying it's aimed at people who are into acting and drama?
I'm not into any of that shit and loved it.
I reckon you pick up the dictionary every morning and pick out some words from it and integrate it into your rantings on here.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Nail_Bombed on November 02, 2020, 05:38:24 PM
FFC's Dracula is pretty much a hamfeast, and taken as such it's brilliant. You can tell what a time the actors are having, particularly Hopkins as Helsing - at turns both ferocious and hilarious. Overblown, pomp, and gothic camp. The only takeaway from the plotting I have is they worked in a romance story from The Mummy (not the Brendan Fraser one, the original), which wasn't in Bram Stoker's Dracula novel.
Less said about Keanu's limp, turgid acting and awful British accent the better though.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on November 02, 2020, 05:38:41 PM
I had to Google what a thespian is.
I honestly haven't a clue what the hell you are getting at by saying its for thespians.
Are you saying it's aimed at people who are into acting and drama?
I'm not into any of that shit and loved it.
I reckon you pick up the dictionary every morning and pick out some words from it and integrate it into your rantings on here.

You know what the word "try" means though, right? So, when I say it felt like it was trying to be for thespians, that doesn't mean that it is. In fact, it indicates that it fails in that attempt. It falls flat on its face in between Hammer and Stoker, in short, in my view. Christ, we're discussing a film adaptation of a literary classic written by a theatre critic and someone has a go over use of the word "thespian." Jesus wept blood.

Edit: I'm also not having a go at you for not knowing a word either, but you look it up, you say, "Well, whaddya know!", and you get on with life glad to have learnt something; what's just a little bit weird, in men pushing middle age, is to try to turn the occasion into a cool kids versus nerds school yard goad.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on November 02, 2020, 05:41:23 PM
Hopkins as Helsing - at turns both ferocious and hilarious. Overblown, pomp, and gothic camp.

Hopkins is great in it, in fairness. His might be the only character/performance where the balancing act works perfectly. Maybe due to his thespian background  :abbath:
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Trev on November 02, 2020, 07:41:02 PM
Just remembered people here having good things to say about the BBC Dracula series, going to give that a go tonight
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Post by: Ollkiller on November 02, 2020, 08:35:11 PM
Just remembered people here having good things to say about the BBC Dracula series, going to give that a go tonight

Aye some liked it. I hated it. There's a few certain scenes in the book that have to be nailed on and they didn't get anywhere near the level of shock or horror or just plain fear that exudes from the book.

As regards the film. Ya Reeves is just the wrong pick all day long. Thought Oldman and Hopkins were fantastic and it is a good enough film but if ever a film was crying for for a proper remake its Dracula, but they'd be probably fuck it up as usual.
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Post by: Emphyrio on November 02, 2020, 09:22:47 PM
Just remembered people here having good things to say about the BBC Dracula series, going to give that a go tonight

I really liked the first ep or 2. The last one, however, was one of the stupidest things I've seen.
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Post by: Trev on November 02, 2020, 09:45:44 PM
I really liked the first ep or 2. The last one, however, was one of the stupidest things I've seen.
Well, one episode down and enjoyed it, going to have to stick it out now

As regards the film. Ya Reeves is just the wrong pick all day long. Thought Oldman and Hopkins were fantastic and it is a good enough film but if ever a film was crying for for a proper remake its Dracula, but they'd be probably fuck it up as usual.
There was one a few years ago that was fucking atrocious, Dracula Untold. It's a story that'll keep getting picked up again constantly though, eventually one of them is going to be brilliant
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Post by: Emphyrio on November 02, 2020, 09:53:30 PM
I really liked the first ep or 2. The last one, however, was one of the stupidest things I've seen.
Well, one episode down and enjoyed it, going to have to stick it out now

There was one a few years ago that was fucking atrocious, Dracula Untold. It's a story that'll keep getting picked up again constantly though, eventually one of them is going to be brilliant

Come back to me if you manage to see it out to the end.
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Post by: Carnage on November 02, 2020, 10:31:32 PM
On the subject of Dracula, BBC4 had an hour-long programme about the character's origins and various onscreen representations earlier. Presented by Mark Gatiss, seems to have been made as they were filming that recent BBC one. Repeated at 2:30am if anyone's bothered.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: blessed1 on November 02, 2020, 10:41:21 PM
I had to Google what a thespian is.
I honestly haven't a clue what the hell you are getting at by saying its for thespians.
Are you saying it's aimed at people who are into acting and drama?
I'm not into any of that shit and loved it.
I reckon you pick up the dictionary every morning and pick out some words from it and integrate it into your rantings on here.


Edit: I'm also not having a go at you for not knowing a word either, but you look it up, you say, "Well, whaddya know!", and you get on with life glad to have learnt something; what's just a little bit weird, in men pushing middle age, is to try to turn the occasion into a cool kids versus nerds school yard goad.

Ya know what your dead right. I flew of the handle there. Apologies.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on November 03, 2020, 01:38:32 AM
Well, as long as my 20-a-day hifalutin word habit stays between us...
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Eoin McLove on November 03, 2020, 06:29:40 AM
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is a brilliant film. I had the video and watched it a lot as a young lad. The book is great too but I only got around to reading it a few years ago.

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Post by: Cailleach on November 03, 2020, 12:47:05 PM
Instinct. Simon Pegg was good in this.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on November 03, 2020, 11:24:39 PM
Watched Walk The Line tonight. Decent but not great biopic, but I did think Reese Witherspoon was particularly on form in it. Joaquin is always great.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on November 03, 2020, 11:29:18 PM
Funny, I thought she was the weak link in it, she really overdid the redneck accent (as much of a good ol' girl as June was, she wasn't quite that bad). Good overall, but I'd read the book, much more to his story (the tractor/lake scene never happened, what actually did was much more dramatic).
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Post by: Yung Led Zeppelin on November 04, 2020, 08:33:07 AM
Now watch Walk Hard
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on November 04, 2020, 08:50:51 AM
Funny, I thought she was the weak link in it, she really overdid the redneck accent (as much of a good ol' girl as June was, she wasn't quite that bad). Good overall, but I'd read the book, much more to his story (the tractor/lake scene never happened, what actually did was much more dramatic).

Ha, funny that; I turned to herself at that point and said, "Guarantee this never happened!" I haven't heard June Carter speak since I was a kid, so I suppose I wasn't judging how well she was "acting as" (which, yeah, I guess is the point). Just found her performance convincing. But, as I said, overall it's decent but not great.
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Post by: StoutAndAle on November 04, 2020, 11:07:36 AM
Watched "Richard Jewell" last night. I thought it was very good. Well directed (Clint still has the chops) and two brilliant performances by Paul Walter Hauser as the epoynmous Jewell and Sam Rockwell.

It's an interesting story well told but there's one scene between Jon Hamm and Oliva Wilde and another between Sam Rockwell/Wilde that felt had no place in the film. Even though the film is based on fact, I can't imagine either scene played out that way - if they happened at all. Too much Hollywood in an otherwise grounded film.
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Post by: open face surgery on November 04, 2020, 12:50:04 PM
Two classics yesterday in The Wicker Man and Chopper.
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Post by: Cailleach on November 04, 2020, 02:01:24 PM
Two classics yesterday in The Wicker Man and Chopper.

 I have seen Chopper a few times and never tire of it. Eric Bana's performance was terrific.
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Post by: blessed1 on November 04, 2020, 06:50:20 PM
Watched the shape of water for the first time. I'd rank it up there as one of Del Toro's best.
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Post by: Cailleach on November 04, 2020, 07:09:06 PM
Watched the shape of water for the first time. I'd rank it up there as one of Del Toro's best.

Yes. It's a very good film. Sally Hawkins is a great actress too.
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Post by: open face surgery on November 04, 2020, 08:47:11 PM
Watched Parasite earlier which I thought was fantastic.

And just finished watching Martyrs there. Never saw it before. Wild ride but savage film.
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Post by: Carnage on November 04, 2020, 08:51:38 PM
Which version of Martyrs? The original is brilliant, absolutely brutal ending. What I've seen of the remake wasn't the best.
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Post by: Emphyrio on November 04, 2020, 09:19:58 PM
Forgot I watched Parasite recently. Definitely went off in an unexpected direction.
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Post by: blessed1 on November 04, 2020, 09:26:27 PM
Ya I really liked Parasite as well.
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Post by: Cailleach on November 05, 2020, 12:52:54 PM
Which version of Martyrs? The original is brilliant, absolutely brutal ending. What I've seen if the remake wasn't the best.

Yeah the originial version is  hard to watch at times.
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Post by: open face surgery on November 05, 2020, 02:04:55 PM
The original Martyrs. Didn't find it hard to watch which had me thinking about the extent of my own desensitization.
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Post by: blessed1 on November 05, 2020, 02:08:23 PM
Have any of ye seen the French movie Inside?
That was crazier than Martyrs I thought.
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Post by: Cailleach on November 05, 2020, 02:21:58 PM
Have any of ye seen the French movie Inside?
That was crazier than Martyrs I thought.

Yes i saw it. It was fairly obvious what was going on from the beginning, but i still enjoyed it
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on November 05, 2020, 02:26:02 PM
The original Martyrs. Didn't find it hard to watch which had me thinking about the extent of my own desensitization.

I had the same experience, but I came out of the other end of it feeling like the pinnacle of gore had been reached, that there wasn't really any further to go, and as a result - it seems anyway - I just haven't been interested in that kind of psycho-gore horror since at all. It's not that I didn't appreciate it, although the actually story and ending are fairly banal, but its horror extremity left me kind of cold and safe. Requiem for a Dream hits similar extremes, in a different domain, sure, but that really left me shaken both times I saw it, because of its "There but for the grace of God..." angle I suppose. Dunno. Midsomar was the first new horror I've watched in years and years, and it's because of this that I still haven't gotten around to things like Hereditary, which I'm sure is great, but I just don't feel excited enough by the idea of watching it to actually put it on.
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Post by: open face surgery on November 05, 2020, 08:21:25 PM
I generally don't bother with new horror or gore movies. They don't really do anything for me and I went into this not knowing what to expect.

Requiem rattled me as a young fella. Such an amazing film. Hereditary was recommended by an ex last year so I watched it for peace and was more than pleasantly surprised.
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Post by: Trev on November 05, 2020, 08:35:52 PM
The original Martyrs. Didn't find it hard to watch which had me thinking about the extent of my own desensitization.
Yeah I was the same, thought it was alright, nothing overly special but decent enough

Requiem is one I've been meaning to watch for years, must get around to it soon
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Post by: Eoin McLove on November 05, 2020, 10:26:05 PM
Requiem is an amazing film but I'm not sure that I ever need to see it again. It's so relentlessly grim.
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Post by: astfgyl on November 06, 2020, 07:49:05 PM
Hereditary was recommended to me last night. Going to lash it on in a bit. That or Requiem for a Dream.
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Post by: open face surgery on November 06, 2020, 08:09:35 PM
Requiem is an infinitely better movie if you haven't seen it.
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Post by: astfgyl on November 06, 2020, 08:14:35 PM
Cool, I'll give that one a go so. I haven't seen either. Sound.
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Post by: Ollkiller on November 06, 2020, 10:33:10 PM
Aye Requiem is some film. One of those you can't really describe to someone. You just have to watch it.
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Post by: Emphyrio on November 06, 2020, 10:37:26 PM
Watched Martyrs there. Enjoyable would be the wrong term but I was entertained for the most part. Certainly not as grim as Requiem or even The Deer Hunter.
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Post by: open face surgery on November 06, 2020, 10:57:03 PM
Watched The Godfather there. Haven't watched it in 17 years. Beautiful.

Will watch II tomorrow and been meaning to throw on Deer Hunter so will do that as well.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on November 06, 2020, 11:47:43 PM
Watched The Untouchables there for the first time since I was a kid. Very entertaining, the two hours flew by, but not quite up there with others it could be compared to.

The Deer Hunter is another I haven't seen since I was about 13, must stick it on the list too. Russian roulette is all I remember, and even then only vaguely.
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Post by: Carnage on November 07, 2020, 12:00:47 AM
The first hour is torture, from what I remember. That wedding scene just wouldn't end. I get that it was setting up how close they were, but I was relieved when it ended.
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Post by: blessed1 on November 07, 2020, 12:57:38 AM
Watched the hills have eyes remake.
Really good film and now I can't get that bloody california dreamin song out of my head.

Another few remakes I can think that were really good as well are the evil dead and Dawn of the dead.
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Post by: Scáthach on November 08, 2020, 04:40:23 PM
Watched Climax (2018) last night, still chewing it over in my head, so that's usually a good sign. I think I enjoyed the technical aspects (one continuous scene lasting 40 mins!) and the music the most. Giorgio Moroder and Aphex Twin, savage.
Though my inner music nerd couldn't help nitpicking that though the movie was set in 1996, Windowlicker wasn't released til 99.

Would i recommend it? Not sure yet.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on November 08, 2020, 04:45:30 PM
Nicely spotted! Didn't even register with me that it was set in 1996 tbh.

We watched an old one last night, The Chase from 1966. Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, Robert Duvall, Robert Redford...should have been great, but within an hour or so you understand why, despite the stellar cast, it's not very well known. It should have a bit of a Rebel Without A Cause style vibe, but instead the scenes of reveling and debauchery feel like something from the Reefer Madness school of propaganda morality tales. An interesting glimpse into neo noir cinema though, for anyone really into Americana.
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Post by: Cailleach on November 08, 2020, 04:46:57 PM
The Wolf's Call.  A good movie.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on November 09, 2020, 11:08:51 AM
Watched Irreversible for the second time last night. I think I saw it first around fifteen years ago and was surprised at how muddled I had remembered parts of it, and how much I simply hadn't remembered at all. Obviously, since it was the first Noé film I ever saw, I didn't twig then that the cameo at the beginning is actually the protagonist from his first full-length, Seul Contre Tous. It's still a very difficult film to watch; that scene just never ends, but overall I think, from a film-making point of view, it might be his weakest offering, while still being very powerful cinema. A lot of the techniques he uses are employed to much stronger effect in his subsequent movies. Seul Contre Tous sort of stands apart from all the rest because, I would say, it's not really his style yet at all. And that is a film - much like Angst which influenced it so much - that I have no particular desire to ever watch again, even though the lead performance is staggering.
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Post by: blessed1 on November 09, 2020, 12:15:45 PM
Have any of ye watched his other film into the void?
I was not a fan of that one at all. It dragged on.
Watched climax when it came out and really liked it.
I still think of all the ones I've watched by him irreversible was the most hard hitting.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on November 09, 2020, 12:19:35 PM
I'm a huge fan of Enter The Void, it's the film that really got me into him as a director, long after I'd first seen Irreversible. It is fairly long alright, but throw it up on a massive screen, let yourself space out as much as possible (narco assisted if possible), and it's a proper trip.
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Post by: Cailleach on November 09, 2020, 12:36:49 PM
Watched Irreversible for the second time last night. I think I saw it first around fifteen years ago and was surprised at how muddled I had remembered parts of it, and how much I simply hadn't remembered at all. Obviously, since it was the first Noé film I ever saw, I didn't twig then that the cameo at the beginning is actually the protagonist from his first full-length, Seul Contre Tous. It's still a very difficult film to watch; that scene just never ends, but overall I think, from a film-making point of view, it might be his weakest offering, while still being very powerful cinema. A lot of the techniques he uses are employed to much stronger effect in his subsequent movies. Seul Contre Tous sort of stands apart from all the rest because, I would say, it's not really his style yet at all. And that is a film - much like Angst which influenced it so much - that I have no particular desire to ever watch again, even though the lead performance is staggering.

I think Irreversible is his best film, although Climax is up there too.
I find it  curious that you mention being disturbed by a particular scene in Irreversible, yet you felt indifferent to watching another graphic scene in Martyrs.  Has it anything to do  with you being not as exposed to drawn out displays graphic of violence back when you first watched Irreversible?
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Post by: blessed1 on November 09, 2020, 12:39:15 PM
Violence and rape in irreversible is much more realistic than in martyrs imo.
I didnt have any feelings of disgust while watching martyrs but irreversible kinda scarred me after watching it.
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Post by: Pedrito on November 09, 2020, 12:52:30 PM
Anyone seen a movie called Lowlife? I've read reviews saying it's a modern classic, but god knows what that might mean these days.
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Post by: blessed1 on November 09, 2020, 12:56:51 PM
Anyone seen a movie called Lowlife? I've read reviews saying it's a modern classic, but god knows what that might mean these days.

 I actually have that downloaded. It seems to have good reviews but I can't be arsed with it yet.

Watched a great film called Big bad wolves the last night as well. Definitely worth checking out.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on November 09, 2020, 12:58:34 PM
Violence and rape in irreversible is much more realistic than in martyrs imo.
I didnt have any feelings of disgust while watching martyrs but irreversible kinda scarred me after watching it.

This for me too, pretty much. I found the scene in Irreversible just as difficult to watch last night, though I was watching it with herself, who had never seen it before, in silence. Let's just say it really magnified the tension of the brute male force over female dynamic.
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Post by: Cailleach on November 09, 2020, 01:12:17 PM
Violence and rape in irreversible is much more realistic than in martyrs imo.
I didnt have any feelings of disgust while watching martyrs but irreversible kinda scarred me after watching it.

I  thought the scene in Martyrs of the drawn out brutal beating of the woman in chains just as hard to watch as the rape scene in Irreversible, but i can see how people see the rape scene as more relatable.
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Post by: Cailleach on November 09, 2020, 01:14:42 PM
Anyone seen a movie called Lowlife? I've read reviews saying it's a modern classic, but god knows what that might mean these days.

 I actually have that downloaded. It seems to have good reviews but I can't be arsed with it yet.

Watched a great film called Big bad wolves the last night as well. Definitely worth checking out.
 
Is it this one:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2309224/?ref_=tt_mv_close

I must give it a watch.
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Post by: ochoill on November 09, 2020, 01:16:21 PM
Enter the Void was the only one of his films I've seen and I loved it, .  Must check out some of the others he've mentioned above.

Watched Saving Private Ryan the other night, for the first time since my teens.  Still a great film, bar the fairly cheesy bits here and there (the very end in particular).

Series:
Martian Successor Nadesico
Dominion Tank Police/ New Dominion Tank Police
Cyber City Oedo 808
Full Metal Panic

Film:
Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise.
Future War 198X
Cheers for those, will start out with one of the films soon!   Got Viva TV working again so I can find the odd stream of stuff you'd be hard pressed to find otherwise.
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Post by: Cailleach on November 09, 2020, 01:18:00 PM
Anyone seen a movie called Lowlife? I've read reviews saying it's a modern classic, but god knows what that might mean these days.

It's  a good movie, but I  think describing it as modern classic is going too far.
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Post by: blessed1 on November 09, 2020, 01:24:12 PM
Anyone seen a movie called Lowlife? I've read reviews saying it's a modern classic, but god knows what that might mean these days.

 I actually have that downloaded. It seems to have good reviews but I can't be arsed with it yet.

Watched a great film called Big bad wolves the last night as well. Definitely worth checking out.
 
Is it this one:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2309224/?ref_=tt_mv_close

I must give it a watch.

Ya that's it.
Very good film.
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Post by: open face surgery on November 09, 2020, 03:30:20 PM
When I saw Irreversible, which was about 04/05, I had not been privy to the amount of real gore and violence as the ensuing years have delivered thanks to the internet so it was seriously disturbing. Also, the single angle, if I remember correctly, added to the discomfort. Martyrs was unfortunately a cake walk. I'm aware of that and it was not a willing development but it is where I am.

Enter The Void was great. Only watched it earlier this year. Really must check out his other stuff.
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Post by: Carnage on November 09, 2020, 03:44:42 PM
This for me too, pretty much. I found the scene in Irreversible just as difficult to watch last night, though I was watching it with herself, who had never seen it before, in silence. Let's just say it really magnified the tension of the brute male force over female dynamic.

A mate once told me that a flatmate of his had brought a girl back to watch a film after a few pints. They stuck on Irreversible (my mate's idea - he'd seen it, they hadn't, he just sat back and waited) and all was well until that scene. They didn't last long after that.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on November 09, 2020, 04:02:42 PM
They didn't last long after that.

Not the best film to ride to alright  :-[ :abbath:
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Post by: Carnage on November 09, 2020, 04:40:04 PM
Could be worse - I picked the film for a first night out with a lass. Boogie Nights was a bad call.
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Post by: StoutAndAle on November 09, 2020, 04:57:55 PM
A friend of mine told me that I should watch "Irreversible" and "Into The Void" and also "Martyrs" some years ago but, having been given the gist of them, I've never been able to bring myself to watch any of these films. Mainly for the sake of my own mental well-being.

Unlike being told nothing about at all about Pasolini's "Salò - or the 120 Days of Sodom" except that it was a masterpiece and then having to watch it all the way through on a big screen back when I was in college.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on November 09, 2020, 05:17:24 PM
Enter the Void isn't at all a "difficult" watch in the way people say of Martyrs or Irreversible.
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Post by: Thorn on November 09, 2020, 07:13:17 PM
Could be worse - I picked the film for a first night out with a lass. Boogie Nights was a bad call.

That would certainly put the pressure on to live up to the moment alright  :laugh:
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Post by: Carnage on November 09, 2020, 07:42:24 PM
Indeed. We didn't last too long either (so to speak).
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Post by: Cailleach on November 10, 2020, 12:51:04 PM
 Big Bad Wolves.  As blessed1 said yesterday, a very good film.
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Post by: blessed1 on November 10, 2020, 01:51:12 PM
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1361835/

Another excellent thriller I watched recently.
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Post by: astfgyl on November 10, 2020, 02:49:33 PM
Looked at the new invisible man the other night. Not the worst but riddled with holes. Still not the worst though.
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Post by: Carnage on November 10, 2020, 03:03:43 PM
Watched Bad Times At The El Royale last night. Not bad, took a while to get going and then the end seemed a bit rushed, but worth a watch overall. Cynthia Erivo can sing, too.
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Post by: StoutAndAle on November 10, 2020, 03:07:28 PM
Could be worse - I picked the film for a first night out with a lass. Boogie Nights was a bad call.

Took a girl to see a re-release of Ruggero Deodato's "Cannibal Holocaust" on a first date in 2006. She said that she liked horror movies. I'd seen it a few times before over the years but never in a cinema - admittedly it probably wasn't the right choice. She watched the first 20 mins (or less) through covered eyes.

"Can we leave?" she asked.

Went for a drink instead.

Same girl hasn't left my side since. Got married in 2016.

Still hasn't watched "Cannibal Holocaust " though.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on November 10, 2020, 03:23:34 PM
Stockholm Syndrome  :laugh: :abbath:
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Post by: StoutAndAle on November 10, 2020, 03:28:55 PM
Stockholm Syndrome  :laugh: :abbath:

 :laugh: Perhaps!
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Post by: StoutAndAle on November 10, 2020, 03:41:24 PM
The first hour is torture, from what I remember. That wedding scene just wouldn't end. I get that it was setting up how close they were, but I was relieved when it ended.

Agreed. The actual crux of the story/ the acting are both top notch but "The Deer Hunter" bloated and is about 60 mins too long.

I know Michael Cimino won Oscars for Best Picture and Director in 1979 but it definitely could do with being tightened up. Perhaps if Peter Zinner was allowed more control on the edit then Cimino wouldn't have been given further carte blanche on the disastrous "Heaven's Gate".

I haven't seen Hal Ashby's "Coming Home" based on the same subject (and made in the same year) in a long time but I think, from memory, it's a better movie. Certainly more enjoyable.



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Post by: StoutAndAle on November 10, 2020, 03:43:53 PM
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Post by: Grim Reality on November 10, 2020, 07:50:47 PM
Valhalla Rising.

Best thing I've seen in years.

That said I watch very little film these days. I'm far too hard to please and resent time wasted if it turns out not up my street.
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Post by: Carnage on November 10, 2020, 08:14:34 PM
Great film that, the only one of his that I go back to, to be honest.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on November 10, 2020, 09:43:24 PM
Yeah, excellent film.
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Post by: Eoin McLove on November 10, 2020, 10:16:35 PM
I just watched Click with Adam Sandler which was a fascinating off- beat comedy that really got the grey matter working. His acting, as ever, was second to none, and with the supporting cast of Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken and David Hasselhoff behind him that is really saying something. Incredible direction from Frank Coraci and it was great to see Nancy Karlin back in the driver's seat in the Script and Continuity Department. Her work is always spine tingling. Helen Lutter was an unexpected (and inspired) choice for Costume Design. Her avant garde approach could have jarred with the subtlety of Sandler's performance, but she got the pitch just right. I really can't recommend this one enough. 34% on Rotten Tomatoes.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on November 10, 2020, 10:25:52 PM
 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: Carnage on November 10, 2020, 10:29:44 PM
Brilliant! More of that, please.  :laugh:
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on November 11, 2020, 12:26:50 AM
http://www.tasteofcinema.com/2017/10-extremely-long-movies-that-are-worth-your-time/

Four of these are already on my to-watch list, including Once Upon A Time In America, which I should have seen by now really. Anyway, if anyone's looking for a good way to kill a fortnight or so during lockdown!
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Post by: Crow on November 11, 2020, 05:05:36 AM
Once Upon A Time in America is great, possibly my fave Sergio Leone movie. However, The Leopard is easily in my top ten of all time. They used to have it in the Ilac Centre library. I took it out from there on a whim when I was on the scratch and fell completely in love with it.
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Post by: Cailleach on November 11, 2020, 02:22:06 PM
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1361835/

Another excellent thriller I watched recently.

Watched that last night. A superb film.
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Post by: Cailleach on November 11, 2020, 02:26:51 PM
Once Upon A Time in America is great, possibly my fave Sergio Leone movie. However, The Leopard is easily in my top ten of all time. They used to have it in the Ilac Centre library. I took it out from there on a whim when I was on the scratch and fell completely in love with it.

I have never seen that movie.

I'd happily sit through a three hour movie with Claudia Cardinale in it, the story being interesting would be a bonus.
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Post by: Carnage on November 11, 2020, 02:29:51 PM
Amen to that. Keep your Sophia Loren, Claudia Cardinale is where it's at. Once Upon A Time In The West being another prime example.
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Post by: Caomhaoin on November 11, 2020, 07:39:31 PM
Finally got around to watching ‘The Red Pill’ on Amazon this evening. It is a show guaranteed to piss plenty of people off, but the facts are undeniable.

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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on November 11, 2020, 07:46:52 PM
Finally got around to watching ‘The Red Pill’ on Amazon this evening. It is a show guaranteed to piss plenty of people off, but the facts are undeniable.

I watched and learnt quite a lot from it a few months ago. Although, when I looked up on it after, it turned out that some (not all) of the facts are actually deniable.
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Post by: Caomhaoin on November 11, 2020, 07:59:49 PM
Such as?

The feminist saying that men are not disadvantaged in any way under the law, yes. But apart from that.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on November 11, 2020, 08:14:01 PM
Edit: discussion moved to documentaries thread.
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Post by: blessed1 on November 11, 2020, 08:14:47 PM
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1361835/

Another excellent thriller I watched recently.

Watched that last night. A superb film.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3089778/

You might like this one as well.
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Post by: StoutAndAle on November 12, 2020, 01:10:19 PM
Watched "Prince Avalanche" last night. It was fairly disappointing given the firepower behind and in front of the camera - Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch and David Gordon Green.

I love films from the 1970s but I'd never seen "The Goodbye Girl" before. Threw it on the other night. Christ, it was excellent. Enjoyable start to finish.  Richard Dreyfuss is class in it, as is the kid actor. The whole cast really

Also watched "Kill The Messenger" - great set-up but flags toward the final third.
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Post by: Cailleach on November 12, 2020, 03:13:39 PM


I watched Beneath Us last night. It's not a movie I'd recommend watching.
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Post by: StoutAndAle on November 13, 2020, 11:06:30 AM
"Stan & Ollie" - absolutely brilliant. Steven Coogan and John C. Reilly are both excellent - Coogan in particular.

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Post by: Cailleach on November 13, 2020, 12:25:26 PM
Jungleland. The guy(Jack O'Connell) from Unbroken is good in this, but the story has been done much better in other films.
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Post by: open face surgery on November 13, 2020, 02:34:16 PM
"Stan & Ollie" - absolutely brilliant. Steven Coogan and John C. Reilly are both excellent - Coogan in particular.

That that get slated by critics? Def gonna check it out.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on November 13, 2020, 05:48:30 PM
It's excellent if you're already a fan and thus really well acquainted with their original work. Otherwise, I do think you'd be left wondering what the hell the big deal was that these guys deserved a film. In other words, I don't think it will age well, unless always watched following an hour long "Best Of Laurel & Hardy".
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Post by: Pedrito on November 13, 2020, 09:18:38 PM
Didn't enjoy it at all. Watch the originals.
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Post by: ldj on November 13, 2020, 09:35:22 PM
"Stan & Ollie" - absolutely brilliant. Steven Coogan and John C. Reilly are both excellent - Coogan in particular.

That that get slated by critics? Def gonna check it out.
It was pretty well received, maybe you have it mixed with the infamously bad Holmes and Watson with Will Ferrell and John C Reilly that came out around the same time?
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Post by: Carnage on November 13, 2020, 10:16:57 PM
Stan & Ollie was pretty good, considering that I despise Steve Coogan I enjoyed it much more than I'd expected to.
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Post by: open face surgery on November 14, 2020, 11:00:08 AM
Really? Even Alan Partridge?

"Stan & Ollie" - absolutely brilliant. Steven Coogan and John C. Reilly are both excellent - Coogan in particular.

That that get slated by critics? Def gonna check it out.
It was pretty well received, maybe you have it mixed with the infamously bad Holmes and Watson with Will Ferrell and John C Reilly that came out around the same time?

That's exactly what I was thinking of.
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Post by: Pedrito on November 14, 2020, 11:31:57 AM
Saw both of them and neither of them can capture the magic of the originals. As films in themselves, the Coogan one was obviously more watchable..nothing special.
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Post by: Cailleach on November 14, 2020, 12:29:42 PM
Steve Coogan was very good in it. It was a lot better than I expected it to be.
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Post by: Eoin McLove on November 14, 2020, 10:03:06 PM
I liked it too.

I watched In Fear earlier, a dreadful English horror supposedly set in Ireland.  Just really poor in every way.

I'm watching a French horror right now called Climax and it's off to a good start.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on November 14, 2020, 10:35:28 PM
Glad to see Climax seems to be getting watched quite a bit and appreciated too. I thought it was excellent but wouldn't necessarily have expected it to be so well received. He's a great, great film-maker the boul Gaspar.
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Post by: Eoin McLove on November 14, 2020, 11:02:10 PM
Yeah it's really fucked up and original. The kid locked in the utility room is breaking my little dried up pork scratching of a heart.
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Post by: blessed1 on November 15, 2020, 12:27:28 PM
I watched the Shadow with Alec Baldwin again last night for the first time since I seen it as a kid.
It still holds up really well. Great effects for the time as well and it looks amazing.
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Post by: Pedrito on November 15, 2020, 01:43:30 PM
Watched Blade last night. Great film and a perfect example of a film in which the main protagonists were black and not an eyebrow was raised by anyone. Apart from the climatic scene, the special effects weren't too jarring either. Wesley Snipes some legend and the female part played by N'Bushe Wright..jayziss, a fine thing.

Blade was preceeded by Stallone's Over The Top, which is quite possibly the greatest movie ever made on the topics of arm wrestling and tractor trucks. Nearly every character in the film is named after an animal: Hawk, Bull, Grizzly. A proper film.
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Post by: Trev on November 15, 2020, 02:03:39 PM
Over the Top is amazing, I've got the soundtrack around somewhere. Pure life affirming 80s pop rock
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Post by: Cailleach on November 17, 2020, 01:30:35 PM
The Treatment.
A good movie, but some of the scenes were unnecessary. The story could have been told without them.
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Post by: Pedrito on November 17, 2020, 09:08:40 PM
Over the Top is amazing, I've got the soundtrack around somewhere. Pure life affirming 80s pop rock

Class. Watched Cobra too. Doesn't get much better.
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Post by: Cailleach on November 19, 2020, 02:21:40 PM
Dreamland(The Margot Robbie version). It was ok. She makes it watchable.
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Post by: blessed1 on November 20, 2020, 11:26:51 AM
Watched The Night Flier last night.
It's an adaption of one of Stephen Kings short stories. Wasn't expecting much and was pleasantly surprised. Definitely one of the better adaptions of his work.
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Post by: warhead on November 22, 2020, 03:07:45 PM
Have just finished watching the original Rollerball for 20th time. have liked the remake too, but the original is unfuckwithable!!
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Sugarlumps on November 24, 2020, 08:13:59 AM
How the fuck did you enjoy the remake?
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Post by: Kurt Cocaine on November 24, 2020, 08:18:24 AM
Have just finished watching the original Rollerball for 20th time. have liked the remake too, but the original is unfuckwithable!!
It's the future and the population is controlled by the corporations who have demolished individualism. Astfygl has taken matters in his own hands and is hell-bent on attaining his own will.
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Post by: Pedrito on November 24, 2020, 09:22:25 AM
Have just finished watching the original Rollerball for 20th time. have liked the remake too, but the original is unfuckwithable!!

Flippin loved that film as a kid. Must give it a go. Another I want to watch is the Warriors. Haven't seen it in years.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on November 24, 2020, 09:40:44 AM
I'm sure a lot of you will enjoy this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEtOEoyqj6k

What a classic movie! Definitely going on the list for next weekend.
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Post by: The Butcher on November 24, 2020, 11:04:47 AM
I'm sure a lot of you will enjoy this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEtOEoyqj6k

What a classic movie! Definitely going on the list for next weekend.

Aww I didn't need to know there's over 3 hours of material for this film! :D Brilliant film, would love to see what was cut.
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Post by: The Butcher on November 24, 2020, 11:07:33 AM
Also horrified at the thoughts of Will Smith and Kevin Hart doing a remake of this film...
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Post by: Cailleach on November 24, 2020, 12:11:51 PM
The First King.  A poor movie.
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Post by: blessed1 on November 24, 2020, 01:42:14 PM
Watched the godfather for the first time last night. No idea why I put it off for so long. Great film.
I've heard the sceond one is better. I'll give it a watch tonight. I'm back to work Monday and I'm going to miss all the late nights watching movies and smoking weed!
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on November 24, 2020, 01:44:17 PM
Enjoy!
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Post by: Kurt Cocaine on November 24, 2020, 02:24:03 PM
Must be a bitch having to get up again at 9am, eh Ollie?  :laugh:
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Post by: blessed1 on November 24, 2020, 04:26:40 PM
Must be a bitch having to get up again at 9am, eh Ollie?  :laugh:

Don't know how I will manage 😔
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Post by: Cailleach on November 26, 2020, 11:43:13 AM
The Runaways. A good movie.
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Post by: blessed1 on November 26, 2020, 12:22:26 PM
The Runaways. A good movie.

Ya enjoyed that one myself.
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Post by: astfgyl on November 26, 2020, 02:47:40 PM
Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse.

Watched it a couple of times this week with the young fellas and have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it
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Post by: Pedrito on November 26, 2020, 04:21:29 PM
Watched the godfather for the first time last night. No idea why I put it off for so long. Great film.
I've heard the sceond one is better. I'll give it a watch tonight. I'm back to work Monday and I'm going to miss all the late nights watching movies and smoking weed!

Second one is unreal. The Shakesperean  'Et tu Brute' scenes with Fredo...has it ever been bettered?
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Post by: open face surgery on November 26, 2020, 08:54:31 PM
Network.

Never saw it before outside the famous scene but a fantastic movie.
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Post by: StoutAndAle on November 27, 2020, 11:09:44 AM
Network.

Never saw it before outside the famous scene but a fantastic movie.

"Network" is brilliant. I love Ned Beatty's "You have meddled with the primal forces of nature" monologue.

Have you seen Robert Altman's "Nashville"? Same sort of rambling 1970s style.


Watched "To Live & Die In LA" the other night. Thought I'd seen it been but I hadn't. Great sunshine and drug-fuelled thriller. I'm sure half the cast and crew had to be out of their fucking minds whilst making this.

Some of the dialogue goes nowhere or is so matter of fact that I wondered if I had missed something. For all that - its style over substance take on things kicks it up a few notches. The car chase sequence is fantastic

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Post by: Caomhaoin on November 27, 2020, 01:29:59 PM
I’ve heard a few examples of actors being genuinely fucked while filming like Sheen in Apocalypse Now but the best ‘suffering for his art’ story was that James McEvoy. He was being interviewed with Irvine Welsh after ‘Filth’ was released.

‘You looked rough, really hungover looking in each scene’

‘Ya I drank a half bottle of whisky every evening during filming’

Fair play :)
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Post by: open face surgery on November 27, 2020, 08:59:00 PM
Network.

Never saw it before outside the famous scene but a fantastic movie.

"Network" is brilliant. I love Ned Beatty's "You have meddled with the primal forces of nature" monologue.

Have you seen Robert Altman's "Nashville"? Same sort of rambling 1970s style.


I found there was a weird sorta buzz of it potentially going to go off the wall at times which I found oddly fascinating. Can't really describe it.

I haven't. Will give it a lash.
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Post by: Cailleach on November 27, 2020, 10:20:25 PM
I’ve heard a few examples of actors being genuinely fucked while filming like Sheen in Apocalypse Now but the best ‘suffering for his art’ story was that James McEvoy. He was being interviewed with Irvine Welsh after ‘Filth’ was released.

‘You looked rough, really hungover looking in each scene’

‘Ya I drank a half bottle of whisky every evening during filming’

Fair play :)

Giving Daniel a run for his money.



Astronaut.

Richard Dreyfuss is very good in this movie.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on November 28, 2020, 11:23:17 PM
After that YouTube video on it, was hankering for Planes, Trains, and Automobiles so stuck that on tonight. Still great! Also started the epic full version of Il Gattopardo today which we'll finish tomorrow. The cinematography is astounding; every frame looks like an oil painting.
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Post by: StoutAndAle on November 30, 2020, 09:31:14 AM
Re-watched "Being John Malkovich" last night.

First time seeing this film since it was released. I didn't think much at all of it the first time around. I had blanked on how funny the opening 30 minutes was. It dipped significantly in the second half.

Overall, slightly better than I remembered. Still not convinced that it's worthy of all the praise heaped on it though.
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Post by: blessed1 on November 30, 2020, 07:49:42 PM
Watched krampus last night. Really enjoyed it.
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Post by: leatherface on December 01, 2020, 10:46:00 AM
Star Trek 4- The Voyage Home

Maybe the only Star Trek I can enjoy as I am not that much of a sci fi fan, or trekkie for that matter.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on December 01, 2020, 11:43:21 AM
Surely you can enjoy The Wrath of Khan? I mean, what humanoid couldn't!?

IV is enjoyable, but it was definitely audience bait for non trekkies, and I'm not saying that in a disparaging way necessarily. But, yeah, Star Trek II, without doubt I think, struck the perfect balance between being a great stand-alone movie and also full of everything hardcore trekkies would need to keep them happy.
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Post by: Carnage on December 01, 2020, 01:28:25 PM
The Wrath Of Khan is the best, this is objectively true. I never took to IV, like all time travel Trek, it's ultimately cringeworthy.
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Post by: leatherface on December 01, 2020, 09:20:04 PM
I need to watch 'Wrath of Kahn' again. I remember seeing it when I was very young though,  never revisted it.
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Post by: astfgyl on December 03, 2020, 09:33:43 PM
Interesting move with WB and HBO Max showing all the new movies simultaneously for 2021. Will it be the death knell for the cinema experience as we know it? Will the cinema be the new physical music?
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Post by: Ollkiller on December 03, 2020, 10:27:04 PM
Interesting move with WB and HBO Max showing all the new movies simultaneously for 2021. Will it be the death knell for the cinema experience as we know it? Will the cinema be the new physical music?

I would say no. People like going to the cinema. When piracy came in they said it would die but it's as strong as ever.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on December 03, 2020, 10:36:24 PM
Yeah, admissions will obviously be way down for 2020, but there'll definitely be a peak once it's allowed again, and prior to that things were going pretty well:
https://www.obs.coe.int/en/web/observatoire/home/-/asset_publisher/9iKCxBYgiO6S/content/eu-cinema-attendance-up-by-4-8-in-2019-showing-best-result-since-2004

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Post by: astfgyl on December 04, 2020, 10:55:31 AM
Leaning towards no myself. I still like going out and making the deal out of going to the cinema, although I was never an every week chap by any stretch. So yeah I guess I agree that it won't just die quietly. Well hopefully not.
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Post by: Cailleach on December 04, 2020, 11:33:57 AM
Cordelia
Sweetness in the Belly

Cordelia is good.
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Post by: StoutAndAle on December 04, 2020, 05:30:22 PM
Interesting move with WB and HBO Max showing all the new movies simultaneously for 2021. Will it be the death knell for the cinema experience as we know it? Will the cinema be the new physical music?

I used to go to the cinema 2 to 4 times a week from my mid-teens to mid-20s but then a few things happened that made me slowly but surely pull back til I (pre-Covid) might only go once or twice a month at most.

Good movies seem (that make it to the multiplex) to be in short supply. Perhaps I'm being too nostalgic but, to me at least, the 1990s was a golden age for film. You got to see blockbusters and indie films - sometimes the latter became the former.

Mobile phones - Christ, put it away for 2 hours.

People talking - Not "Who's he again?" or "Do you want a Cornetto when I'm coming back from the jacks?" but full-blown conversations - people seem to think that the beats in between dialogue were put there by the director to allow them to have a chat. The closest I've come to a fist-fight in a very long time was after I asked a fella to be quiet in a screening of "Phantom Thread". Yeah, soak that in for comedy value.

The cinema is now a place for people to sluice buckets of fake cheese and bin liner bags of nachos into themselves.

Or maybe I'm just a moany cunt and going to the pictures is still wonderful.
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Post by: pete on December 04, 2020, 06:54:12 PM
Suppose it's just finding a nice cinema. I used to love the Screen cinema in town, you'd have the place to yourself somedays.
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Post by: astfgyl on December 04, 2020, 09:38:11 PM
Interesting move with WB and HBO Max showing all the new movies simultaneously for 2021. Will it be the death knell for the cinema experience as we know it? Will the cinema be the new physical music?

I used to go to the cinema 2 to 4 times a week from my mid-teens to mid-20s but then a few things happened that made me slowly but surely pull back til I (pre-Covid) might only go once or twice a month at most.

Good movies seem (that make it to the multiplex) to be in short supply. Perhaps I'm being too nostalgic but, to me at least, the 1990s was a golden age for film. You got to see blockbusters and indie films - sometimes the latter became the former.

Mobile phones - Christ, put it away for 2 hours.

People talking - Not "Who's he again?" or "Do you want a Cornetto when I'm coming back from the jacks?" but full-blown conversations - people seem to think that the beats in between dialogue were put there by the director to allow them to have a chat. The closest I've come to a fist-fight in a very long time was after I asked a fella to be quiet in a screening of "Phantom Thread". Yeah, soak that in for comedy value.

The cinema is now a place for people to sluice buckets of fake cheese and bin liner bags of nachos into themselves.

Or maybe I'm just a moany cunt and going to the pictures is still wonderful.


No, I'm with you there. The eating and talking and phones and packet rustling drives me to distraction. My wife is always telling me I'm a sour cunt because of how annoyed I get by it. Like fair enough if I'm after bringing the kids to the latest Jurassic World or whatever but during proper films it's really annoying.
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Post by: Carnage on December 04, 2020, 10:25:27 PM
I'm a magnet for it. I can go to a daytime showing where there's 10 other people in a 200 seat room, and they'll plonk directly front of me with armloads of crunchy crap.
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Post by: astfgyl on December 04, 2020, 10:40:57 PM
Surely the cinemas themselves could take a portion of the blame for the choice of crunchy and rustly things that they sell as well because they are really asking for it with the crisps and nachos. Popcorn was always grand it has a sort of soft crunch. Sweets get a bye as well. No straws though so no one can make the straw noise.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on December 04, 2020, 10:49:33 PM
We have an amazing independent cinema here that doesn't sell any snacks at all, and outside of a couple of trailers for films I'd never otherwise hear about, no fucking candy-coloured advertisements either. Course, whatever about the lockdown, having an infant rules the cinema right out!
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Post by: Ollkiller on December 04, 2020, 10:59:16 PM
Suppose it's just finding a nice cinema. I used to love the Screen cinema in town, you'd have the place to yourself somedays.

Oh that wonderous feeling of walking into the cinema and no ones there. Start trying out 6 or 7 different seats for the best view still thinking has it been cancelled or are you in the wrong room but the credits start and still no one there.  For about 10 mins you're still jumpy in case any late cunt arrives in but no, this is one of these momentous occasions. The whole fucking place to yourself. Bliss.
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Post by: blessed1 on December 05, 2020, 11:47:32 AM
I love the cinema!
Me and the girlfriend go at least twice a week so I'm delighted they are open again. I'm not too bothered by the sweet packets and rustling and stuuf but people talking wrecks my head.
Went to see a movie before and 2 young ones behind us wouldn't shut up so I turned around and told them to shut the fuck up and they heckled me the whole way through the rest of the film 😂
The girlfriend was mortified ha
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Post by: Cailleach on December 06, 2020, 12:05:18 PM
Responsible Child
Boss Level

The first movie is very good. Boss Level is a  crappy sci- fi movie.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on December 06, 2020, 01:07:17 PM
Well, Il Gattopardo is perhaps the most cinematically beautiful film I've ever seen...but it does suffer in the sound department, which is a real pity. Some of Fellini's films are the same, this practice of systematically dubbing the entire movie had some real casualties, and Il Gattopardo is definitely one of them. Burt Lancaster and Alain Delon star in it, and presumably neither of them spoke fluent Italian. In any case, the speech sits really badly in the mix, and it would be great to see some proper work done to bring these up to decent standards.
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Post by: Caomhaoin on December 06, 2020, 07:03:05 PM
We have an amazing independent cinema here that doesn't sell any snacks at all, and outside of a couple of trailers for films I'd never otherwise hear about, no fucking candy-coloured advertisements either. Course, whatever about the lockdown, having an infant rules the cinema right out!

There is a similar place in central Madrid, with a very eclectic selection of films and no snack shite in sale either. The clientele tend toward the pretentious but sure whatever.

The Kino in Cork was a great place when it was open. You could get a mug of tea there. I saw ‘Irreversible’ there (on a date, not knowing the content) when I was in college. A good dose of people walked out during ‘that’ scene.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on December 07, 2020, 01:59:49 PM
Name of the Rose last night. I thought I'd seen it before, but I think I must have just caught some on tv at some point. Pleasantly surprised by it! Great performances and atmosphere, although the second half or so feels a bit too rushed, but then it was always going to be impossible to capture the book in two hours. Connery essentially plays exactly the same character as his Dr.Jones Sr., which fits perfectly. Still curious to see how the John Turturro serialization fares with the material, given the opportunity to stretch out over several hours.
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Post by: Cailleach on December 07, 2020, 03:05:26 PM
Unhinged.

Meh. Not one of Crowe's better films.
 
Princess of the Row is a good movie.
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Post by: Emphyrio on December 07, 2020, 08:13:14 PM
Unhinged - A poor man's Falling Down

Sightseers - If Emerdale did Natural Born Killers
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Post by: Ollkiller on December 07, 2020, 08:32:29 PM


The Kino in Cork was a great place when it was open. You could get a mug of tea there. I saw ‘Irreversible’ there (on a date, not knowing the content) when I was in college. A good dose of people walked out during ‘that’ scene.

Never saw a film in there but it was a great place for a gig when it still had the cinema layout. The 're furb is nice but I much preferred the vibe before it was done up.
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Post by: open face surgery on December 07, 2020, 09:12:47 PM
The King of Comedy

What a fuckin deadly movie!? De Niro is godlike, as usual. The Joker essentially took everything from it which was slightly disappointing but still a great movie. I do hate Sandra Bernhard though.
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Post by: Cailleach on December 08, 2020, 12:47:18 PM
Tenet
Infidel

Tenet is better than I thought it would be, but i would have preferred if the world had burned... that's just the sort of guy I am

Infidel is good.
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Post by: Caomhaoin on December 08, 2020, 01:03:59 PM


The Kino in Cork was a great place when it was open. You could get a mug of tea there. I saw ‘Irreversible’ there (on a date, not knowing the content) when I was in college. A good dose of people walked out during ‘that’ scene.

Never saw a film in there but it was a great place for a gig when it still had the cinema layout. The 're furb is nice but I much preferred the vibe before it was done up.

Is it still open (current circumstances aside) as a venue? Class place but I’m going back to 01-05 when I was living in Cork.
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Post by: Yung Led Zeppelin on December 08, 2020, 01:47:44 PM
It is.

Sound is imo phenomenal, couple of top notch engineers working with a real nice system, the lighting is great too and the big screen and projector can be put to great use as required.

But I'd have to agree, went to a couple of gigs before it was done up properly as a venue and there was just something about it, with the floor sloping down towards the stage, that worked beautifully. The fact that it was BYOB and you could have whatever cheap or fancy cans you desired added to the rock n roll experience too though, no doubt
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Post by: Cailleach on December 09, 2020, 11:43:55 AM
Dogs Don't Wear Pants.

A strange, but good movie.
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Post by: Mower Liberation Front on December 11, 2020, 12:04:31 AM
Disney's confirmed the next Star Wars film is Rogue Squadron - Dec 2023.
Really hope they get Michael Stackpole on board for this. His (and the late Aaron Allston's) X-Wing books were probably the best of all the SW EU novels.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on December 11, 2020, 09:24:44 AM
A rake of new tv shows announced too. It'll be funny for our descendants a thousand years from now looking at how much resources were poured into a totally fictional universe with no real connection to ours. Imagine if instead of Greek mythology what we found in Athens was play after play about a fictional country in an ocean far, far away; I wonder what we'd make of it all...?
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Post by: Kurt Cocaine on December 11, 2020, 10:00:01 AM
Like as in Israel?
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Post by: Pedrito on December 11, 2020, 10:08:36 AM
A new religion? The virgin birth of Baby Yoda? He's a little legend in fairness, despite Disney bringing their Ikea/MacDonald's nefarious Stazi/KGB mind control techniques into play to capture my attention noticing his little green face at least 20 times a day.  There is no escape from 'the system'.
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Post by: open face surgery on December 13, 2020, 04:11:36 PM
The House That Jack Built.

A bit all over the place but I enjoyed it.
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Post by: Cailleach on December 14, 2020, 04:19:06 PM
Super 30.
The Sky is Pink


I watched The Sky is Pink for Priyanka Chopra  alone :-* The story isn't too bad either to be fair.
Super 30 is a good movie too.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on December 14, 2020, 05:03:48 PM
There's a new edit of Godfather III coming out, or just out, or whatever.

Watched Romancing The Stone yesterday. Great hangover fodder, although I'd remembered it being better. I suppose The Jewel of the Nile will have to get a screening now too, as well as all the other Indiana Jones-alike movies of the 80s, like King Solomon's Mines.

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Post by: Carnage on December 14, 2020, 05:08:44 PM
There's a new edit of Godfather III coming out, or just out, or whatever.

Yeah, The Godfather: Coda I think it's called. New introduction and a few tweaks, no radical changes apparently. Looking forward to it, it can only be an improvement.

Watched Breaker Morant the other day, one that had been on the list for years. Excellent stuff, great performances and one of the best closing lines I've ever heard.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on December 19, 2020, 07:37:22 PM
No Country For Old Men last night. Hadn't watched it since the cinema, so about 13 years ago. Even better, far better even, than I remembered. Just an excellent film from the best team in mainstream American cinema.
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Post by: Ollkiller on December 19, 2020, 07:58:36 PM
No Country For Old Men last night. Hadn't watched it since the cinema, so about 13 years ago. Even better, far better even, than I remembered. Just an excellent film from the best team in mainstream American cinema.

Now i realise I'm probably in a minority of one but i hate that fucking film. And i love the Cohen brothers. Just bored the absolute pants off me.
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Post by: Carnage on December 19, 2020, 08:03:06 PM
Same as that. I enjoyed the book (despite his inability to punctuate) but the film did nothing for me. I find the Coens very hit & miss TBH.
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Post by: blessed1 on December 19, 2020, 10:10:47 PM
Watched 2 very good movies with Mads Mickelsen and both were directed by the same guy.
The Hunt and another one called Another Round. 2 very good dramas.
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Post by: Carnage on December 19, 2020, 10:34:37 PM
I want to see The Hunt, I heard it was amazing alright. Decent actor, great in Valhalla Rising and Hannibal. I just watched Casino Royale too, as it happens.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on December 20, 2020, 10:54:51 AM
No Country For Old Men last night. Hadn't watched it since the cinema, so about 13 years ago. Even better, far better even, than I remembered. Just an excellent film from the best team in mainstream American cinema.

Now i realise I'm probably in a minority of one but i hate that fucking film. And i love the Cohen brothers. Just bored the absolute pants off me.

As implied from the "far better even", I wasn't particularly taken with it when I saw it in 2007. I dunno, maybe being that much closer to being an old man myself changed everything!  :laugh:

Watched another "classic" I'd never actually seen last night, first Christmas movie of the season: Scrooged. It stumbles about here and there, but overall genuine laughs a-plenty, and definitely one to go on the regular Yule movie list.
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Post by: astfgyl on December 22, 2020, 12:18:17 AM
Scrooged no less. Haven't seen it in ages and might add it to the repertoire for the kids this year.

Saw Kingsman this evening. Not fantastic but not a waste of the time either
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Post by: Caomhaoin on December 22, 2020, 10:39:44 AM
Watched that ‘The Gentlemen’ or whatever it’s called, the latest Guy Ritchie. Very poor in my opinion, too flashy and he’s lost his sense of humour completely. Avoid.
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Post by: Eoin McLove on December 22, 2020, 10:44:28 AM
I liked it the first time I watched it but loved it the second time round. It's worth a second look as the big fucking anti-climax in the middle is difficult to recover from but when you know it's coming it makes the rest of the film more bearable and you can really take it in and soak up the slow, grinding atmosphere properly. That was my experience, at least.
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Post by: Emphyrio on December 22, 2020, 12:31:39 PM
Thought it was a great watch, myself.
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Post by: open face surgery on December 22, 2020, 03:11:29 PM
Ya, I enjoyed it as well.

Watched the 3 Naked Gun movies over the last few days. Gas.
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Post by: Caomhaoin on December 22, 2020, 06:42:41 PM
There were all these moments I found so cringeworthy, the Hugh Grant bit at the start, the rapping MMA fighters doing YouTube videos, and I couldn’t take Colin Farrell at all. Contrived or something, I dunno.

Lock Stock is one of my favourite shows, and Snatch, even RocknRolla to a point, they possess something I found totally absent in this yin, namely, a sense of humour and characters that you care about.

I’m off for a few weeks so I might give it another chance as I became instantly prejudiced against it when they were making that gay YT vid.
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Post by: Eoin McLove on December 22, 2020, 06:47:11 PM
You're not talking about No Country for Old Men,  are you?  :laugh:
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Post by: Eoin McLove on December 22, 2020, 06:48:55 PM
Scrooged no less. Haven't seen it in ages and might add it to the repertoire for the kids this year.

Saw Kingsman this evening. Not fantastic but not a waste of the time either

Kingsman is great craic. I watched it before expecting to turn it off after ten minutes and enjoyed the shit out of it. It's so completely fucking ludicrous but unexpectedly amusing.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on December 22, 2020, 06:53:15 PM
Yeah, the first Kingsman at least was highly entertaining. Anyone catch the second one?

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Post by: Eoin McLove on December 22, 2020, 07:06:02 PM
Yeah, I saw it recently. Worth a gander but not as good as the first one.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on December 23, 2020, 11:50:05 PM
The Last Boy Scout on the aul telly box here in Spain. Awful entertaining shite the likes of which they just don't make anymore!
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Post by: Eoin McLove on December 25, 2020, 11:48:31 AM
An old black and white version of Great Expectations on the box. Having read it recently it's still fresh in my mind and this version looks really good. Win!
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Post by: Mower Liberation Front on December 25, 2020, 04:05:37 PM
Final Evangelion film is  due to come out at the end of January. Yesterday, they released the final trailer and the poster for the film, and someone at one of the main Western fansites got their translating wrong, and thought it meant it was coming out tomorrow. Cue absolute bedlam.  :laugh:
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on December 25, 2020, 04:18:55 PM
An old black and white version of Great Expectations on the box. Having read it recently it's still fresh in my mind and this version looks really good. Win!

Mills, right? Great film; had nightmares of Lady Haversham's banquet room for years!
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Post by: Eoin McLove on December 25, 2020, 06:26:27 PM
Yeah, it looks incredible. They really captured an atmosphere.
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Post by: astfgyl on December 25, 2020, 10:47:30 PM
Gremlins 2.

Decent entertainment and the soundtrack is not bad either
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Post by: Eoin McLove on December 26, 2020, 11:15:36 AM
Some Like It Hot. Gas oul flick made all the better by Marilyn Monroe looking her absolute smokingest! And that's not to take away from Tony and Jack either. Fair play to em, they scrub up!
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Post by: Eoin McLove on December 27, 2020, 10:11:33 PM
I hit record on The Shape of Water the other night but wasn't too excited about it. Fired it on this evening and I'm blown away. What a visual feast.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on December 28, 2020, 09:15:10 AM
Really is a visual feast, albeit a fairly banal story overall, which was mildly disappointing given the aesthetic effort.
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Post by: Eoin McLove on December 28, 2020, 09:34:31 AM
I enjoyed the story a lot. It's simple and straight forward but brilliantly acted and engaging from start to finish. Kind of like a fairytale. It worked for me. The sets alone had me hooked, in fairness. It looked so good.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on December 28, 2020, 12:09:41 PM
Must give it another go anyway. Saw it on release in the cinema, and what with the Oscar and the director, I was expecting something surpassing even Pan's Labyrinth in every regard...so, with too high expectations being the death of many a good thing!
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Post by: Trev on December 28, 2020, 12:40:50 PM
Was looking for some mindless action films and was recommended Hard Kill and Ava. They were both absolute scutter

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Post by: Eoin McLove on December 28, 2020, 12:45:36 PM
Must give it another go anyway. Saw it on release in the cinema, and what with the Oscar and the director, I was expecting something surpassing even Pan's Labyrinth in every regard...so, with too high expectations being the death of many a good thing!

I loved Pan's Labyrinth but anything I saw by him after that didn't do it for me for different reasons. My expectations were low for this and maybe that helped.
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Post by: astfgyl on December 28, 2020, 12:56:00 PM
Watched new Netflix space thing with Clooney in it last night. Was ok, not great. Last of the mohicans as well. I enjoyed that even though it's a bit shit in places

Pan's Labyrinth was very good but I also haven't been blown away with his other flicks. Then as mentioned, expectation is a factor
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Post by: Carnage on December 28, 2020, 01:14:47 PM
Train To Busan - Late to the party but it was brilliant, if predictable.

The Midnight Sky - Not bad, didn't blow me away but Clooney was reliably good in it. Again, the twists were fairly clearly signposted.
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Post by: Blackout on December 28, 2020, 09:43:15 PM
Watched the Breaking Bad sequel movie Camino. Talk about underwhelmed apart from the appearance of Heisenberg
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on December 28, 2020, 11:22:22 PM
Holy fucking shit; every single person involved with the making of The Laundromat on Netflix deserves destitution and painful death. Amazing the fucking shite big names (Meryl Streep, Sharon Stone, Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas...) will appear in for a pay cheque these days. Couldn't even make it to the end it was so absolutely awful.
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Post by: open face surgery on December 28, 2020, 11:32:07 PM
Watched The Highwaymen there. Could've trimmed a bit of the fat but an enjoyable watch overall. Woody Harrelson is always amazing.
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Post by: astfgyl on December 29, 2020, 12:53:57 AM
Watched the Breaking Bad sequel movie Camino. Talk about underwhelmed apart from the appearance of Heisenberg

Yeah that one was pretty shit
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on December 29, 2020, 11:26:28 PM
Watched Wonder Woman 1984 there. Big ball of shite, just like the first one. Dodgy CGI, ridiculous plot, cartoon villians. Poor.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on December 30, 2020, 11:39:43 PM
Finally got around to checking out Bone Tomahawk tonight. Really enjoyed it. Fairly hardcore in places!
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on December 30, 2020, 11:40:49 PM
You'd cross your legs for that scene alright.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on January 02, 2021, 12:41:58 AM
Another classic I had never actually watched tonight, Mississippi Burning. Can understand it being criticized at the time for an almost total lack of interesting black characters (there was at least one who should have been developed more to the story's benefit), but purely on a cinematic art level it's top notch: Great director (Alan Parker), killer cast (Gene Hackman, Willem Defoe, Frances Dormand, the always excellent Brad Dourif) who all give some of their best performances. Definitely stick it on your to-watch list if, like me, it's always been just lurking unattended in your awareness.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Kurt Cocaine on January 02, 2021, 10:27:42 AM
Another classic I had never actually watched tonight, Mississippi Burning. Can understand it being criticized at the time for an almost total lack of interesting black characters (there was at least one who should have been developed more to the story's benefit), but purely on a cinematic art level it's top notch: Great director (Alan Parker), killer cast (Gene Hackman, Willem Defoe, Frances Dormand, the always excellent Brad Dourif) who all give some of their best performances. Definitely stick it on your to-watch list if, like me, it's always been just lurking unattended in your awareness.
Was his name George?
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on January 02, 2021, 11:45:15 AM
No, it was Aaron.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Ollkiller on January 02, 2021, 11:50:10 AM
Aye Mississippi Burning is a fantastic film.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Kurt Cocaine on January 02, 2021, 12:09:38 PM
No, it was Aaron.
Aha, Aaron Euron....
Title: Re: Film
Post by: blessed1 on January 02, 2021, 03:59:56 PM
The dark and the wicked. Fairly shit horror.
I also watched the war of the roses again. Great film. Michael Douglas is a great actor.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Caomhaoin on January 02, 2021, 09:30:19 PM
Watched Dr Sleep there, yerra too long.

The anticipation of the villains getting it hard and heavy does keep you interested for a while.

The Swedish actress playing the lead villain has what I would consider an understated Irish accent, whether by design ir not. A lot of fuckin’ eejits in Hollywood could take note.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: jobrok1 on January 02, 2021, 09:50:19 PM
Dredd on Netflix...   :abbath: :abbath: :abbath: :abbath:
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Ollkiller on January 02, 2021, 10:58:45 PM
Dredd on Netflix...   :abbath: :abbath: :abbath: :abbath:

Didn't know that. Tomorrow evening sorted.  :abbath:
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on January 03, 2021, 01:06:06 AM
Rewarched 36 Quai des Orvèfres tonight. One of the best French cop thrillers if anyone's not seen it.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on January 03, 2021, 05:13:34 PM
Am I last to the party with 1917? What an achievement for Mendes! Superb cinema.

This freezing weather is great for the movies. We've the wee lad with us now watching Watership Down, since he's obsessed with rabbits. All in all, a Sunday experience fit for Simple Pleasures.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Caomhaoin on January 03, 2021, 05:39:15 PM
Great show!

Amazon is so much better than Netflix for an evening fillum, might ditch the latter, it rarely has anything that grabs me.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: astfgyl on January 03, 2021, 06:28:07 PM
Am I last to the party with 1917? What an achievement for Mendes! Superb cinema.

This freezing weather is great for the movies. We've the wee lad with us now watching Watership Down, since he's obsessed with rabbits. All in all, a Sunday experience fit for Simple Pleasures.

Funnily enough I thought 1917 was far better at home than I did watching it on the big screen
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on January 03, 2021, 06:32:12 PM
I have a big screen/white wall at home  8)
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on January 05, 2021, 05:33:05 PM
Danny Trejo's new film 'Kitchen Knife' looks pretty fucking terrible anyway:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdZQTdDx84I
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Kurt Cocaine on January 05, 2021, 06:57:57 PM
Danny Trejo's new film 'Kitchen Knife' looks pretty fucking terrible anyway:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdZQTdDx84I
Don't hold your breath for the forthcoming sequel 'Butter Knife Butchers' either....  ;D
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Ollkiller on January 05, 2021, 07:33:43 PM
Watched the new Pixar film "Soul" the last night. Very good now I have to say.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Slaughterday on January 05, 2021, 09:33:39 PM
Lords of Chaos - Not sure I was expecting but it turned out to be a black metal version of 'The Dirt' without any of the charm. Absolute dogshit.

Voiceovers, terrible acting, and a script that seemed to be at pains to include every single Mayhem anecdote ever mentioned on a metal forum. Avoid!

Tightrope - sleazy detective thriller with Clint Eastwood searching the red light district of New Orleans. Solid film, was nicely surprised at this one.

Underwater - Alien, but underwater. Would have been fairly ok if it wasn't for the attempts at humour throughout. Fairly poor.


Title: Re: Film
Post by: Born of Fire on January 06, 2021, 02:34:08 AM
Finally got around to watching Tenet. Visually it's majorly impressive. The story idea is a nice little twist on your standard time travel malarkey but ultimately only vaguely interesting. The audio is all over the place though. Score and sound effects deafening you and then semi audible dialogue often mumbled through helmets/masks. Worth a watch but not worth a rewatch.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Emphyrio on January 07, 2021, 05:37:18 PM
Possessor - Expected it to be very good, it wasn't.
Promising Young Woman - Expected it to be very bad, it wasn't.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on January 07, 2021, 09:01:07 PM
I'm finally getting around to watching Parasite. I'm about ⅔ of the way through it and so far I'm struggling to see what the fuss was about.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Emphyrio on January 07, 2021, 09:16:32 PM
It's all about the mental ending. I was the same as you.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on January 07, 2021, 09:18:33 PM
I'm finally getting around to watching Parasite. I'm about ⅔ of the way through it and so far I'm struggling to see what the fuss was about.

I can't recall right now whether you've discussed having seen many Korean movies before, but it was seeming to me that basically anyone with very little experience of Korean movies was wowed by it, while anyone with lots of experience of Korean movies was like, "Well, it's good, sure, but not really anything I haven't seen before." Maybe there were people saying similar when Old Boy came out too though!
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on January 07, 2021, 09:40:10 PM
I haven't seen many Korean movies TBH: the 'vengeange' trilogy, Thirst, Train To Busan, maybe a couple more but that would be it. It's OK, don't get me wrong, but I've knocked it off with about 40-45 mins. left, I'll finish it tonight. Maybe the hype meant my expectations were too high.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: open face surgery on January 07, 2021, 10:37:35 PM
I thoroughly enjoyed it. Never knowingly saw a Korean movie before.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on January 07, 2021, 11:21:02 PM
Just finished it there. It was well made, certainly but far from compelling for me.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: pete on January 08, 2021, 08:01:19 PM
Mubi.com are doing 3 months for 1eur offer at the minute. You can sign up and then cancel and subscription will last for the 3months. Some more movie options for the lockdown ahead.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Blizzard Beast on January 08, 2021, 09:17:12 PM
Watched Parasite and The Mandalorian over xmas which were excellent.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Slaughterday on January 09, 2021, 10:19:12 PM
Possessor - Expected it to be very good, it wasn't.
Promising Young Woman - Expected it to be very bad, it wasn't.

Loved Possessor. Cool concept and some proper nasty scenes...thought it was much better than young Cronenberg's previous film (Antiviral).
Title: Re: Film
Post by: astfgyl on January 09, 2021, 10:23:16 PM
Mubi.com are doing 3 months for 1eur offer at the minute. You can sign up and then cancel and subscription will last for the 3months. Some more movie options for the lockdown ahead.

Cheers, hadn't heard of that site at all. Cant go wrong for 1 euro.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on January 10, 2021, 03:50:04 AM
Finally got around to watching Tenet. Visually it's majorly impressive. The story idea is a nice little twist on your standard time travel malarkey but ultimately only vaguely interesting. The audio is all over the place though. Score and sound effects deafening you and then semi audible dialogue often mumbled through helmets/masks. Worth a watch but not worth a rewatch.

Watched it today. More or less agree. First hour was great, but the second hour was too bogged down in clichés imposed by the gimmicks of the story. "And if that happens?" "Total ANNIHILATION!" style clichés that just don't fit in a movie that wants to see itself as "intelligent", or whatever.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Caomhaoin on January 11, 2021, 06:52:07 PM
Independence Day. Ah yes :)

The special effects have aged terribly but it’s still ultra-entertaining :)
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on January 11, 2021, 08:39:42 PM
Speaking of effects that have aged badly, watched Dune (theatrical cut) for the umpteenth time in my life tonight. The big difference is that it's the soonest after reading the book that I've ever watched it, and my experience of the film really suffered as a result of the freshness of just how much the book hasn't aged at all.

The beginning, maybe the first hour or so, is pretty good. The sets and costumes, especially on Caladan, are incredible; in fact there's too much to love in the first hour. But basically the entire part with the Fremen, the majority of the central Dune bit, is so rushed, and worse than being rushed, every shortcut is a hammy mess that drags the story towards cliché.

So, is it true Villeneuve has split the book out across two films? I hope so. In the parts where Lynch does get it right, you really feel the potential for a powerful cinema experience to be born of the material.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: astfgyl on January 11, 2021, 09:07:39 PM
I heard it was 2 films anyway  and they will be needed too. Looking forward to seeing if it does justice but it's a big ask.

And that's just the first book. Imagine what would be needed for Messiah!
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Ollkiller on January 11, 2021, 09:19:54 PM
Yes it's the first book divided into 2 films.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: astfgyl on January 11, 2021, 09:23:27 PM
Hopefully he'll do so well he will take on some more of the books
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on January 11, 2021, 10:00:59 PM
Totally agree the film was so good until it kinda lost itself. I still like it a lot but it started so unusual, so weird, the costumes, the feel, like nothing you had ever seen before and then turned into Flash Gordon towards the end.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on January 11, 2021, 10:06:12 PM
and then turned into Flash Gordon towards the end.

Haha, YES! It's totally that  :laugh:
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Caomhaoin on January 13, 2021, 08:14:57 PM
Barbershop is a surprisingly class show.

The discussions the boyz have about reparations etc would get them called uncle toms in 2021!
Title: Re: Film
Post by: StoutAndAle on January 14, 2021, 11:38:02 AM
Barbershop is a surprisingly class show.

The discussions the boyz have about reparations etc would get them called uncle toms in 2021!

The first Barbershop is a very enjoyable film. But like Ice Cube's "Friday" series they beat the joke to death with all the sequels and tie-ins.

I saw "Barbershop" in a cinema in New York whenever it was released - sometimes in the early 00s. It was a great time to be there. NYC was just pulling up out of post-9/11 sadness and the place had its edge sharpened once more. 50 Cent's "In Da Club" was pumping out of every car stereo and record shop in the city. Dave Chappelle's TV show had just started and blown the doors off. Black America had some serious cultural champions.

Most of the audience was black in the cinema that I went to. Not since I was a kid had I heard people cheering and clapping as the movie started, nor had I ever heard the audience shout at the screen. It certainly added to the experience - almost like a cabaret.  :laugh:

"Lester you is a muthafucka! A MUTHAFUCKA!"

Only topped by a screening of Eli Roth's "Hostel" again in NYC.
Spoiler: ShowHide
The part where protagonist rams a car directly into his tormentors, killing them.


This massive black lad dressed head to toe in Sean John gear leaps out of a seat about 2 rows ahead of me and roars "Damn, ho! Dass whut ya'll git for fuckin' with my boy!" and then starts making these noises like a bird call.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on January 17, 2021, 12:47:38 AM
Watched Polanski's last one 'J'accuse' tonight. A captivating story very well told. I'm not at all familiar enough with the historical events to vouch for the accuracy of the account, but definitely worth a watch.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: ochoill on January 18, 2021, 01:12:59 PM
...Wouldn't mind some more recs in the vein of any of those above (films especially) if anyone has any.

Series:
Martian Successor Nadesico
Dominion Tank Police/ New Dominion Tank Police
Cyber City Oedo 808
Full Metal Panic

Film:
Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise.
Future War 198X
I have yet to watch these, but have got Viva TV working again so will hunt them out soon.  I couldn't find them initially online so ended up watching more of whatever was on Netflix anime-wise.

Watched Stein's Gate, that was very good, a bit light by comparison to the other stuff but still very good.  Time travel, basically, spurred on by a lad who uses his microwave to send emails back in time.  Plenty of world building references to CERN and John Titor,
the whole method and style to the time travel in it is clever.  Animation is decent and a lonely enough feel off the whole thing, but a bit dramatic in the ending though it does still resolve nicely.

Got through Paranoia Agent too, the whole thing was on YouTube.  Another Satoshi Kon anime but a series this time.  Very good, basically starts as a sort of procedural about a series of attacks in Tokyo by a young lad with a baseball bat, with each episode focusing on a different character's point of view, but turns on its head quickly.  Very much recognisable as Kon if you've seen anything else he's done.  Recommended.

Watched Parasyte more recently again, just finished it yesterday morning.  Way better than I had expected, interesting story, good action, and great pacing - gets to the point quickly and no filler at all, though some later episodes involving an assault on the Parasites are a bit off kilter for the rest of the season, but they are still very good.

Have very much fallen into an anime rabbit hole but a lot of the stuff on Netflix isn't doing the trick at all, definitely going to have to find an alternative way to watch older/better series.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: StoutAndAle on January 18, 2021, 01:53:18 PM
Mubi.com are doing 3 months for 1eur offer at the minute. You can sign up and then cancel and subscription will last for the 3months. Some more movie options for the lockdown ahead.

Thanks for this heads up.

I had considered joining Mubi before but the trial was only 5-days long. 3 months for a quid is a no-brainer. Watched some great stuff on it already - "Kind Hearts & Coronets" and "Metropolitan". Also watched an average but entertaining documentary on Ray & Charles Eames.

My only gripe - an this may not be Mubi's fault is the constant buffering at 1080p. Nexflix and Amazon don't have this problem on my broadband.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: pete on January 18, 2021, 02:02:02 PM
Mubi.com are doing 3 months for 1eur offer at the minute. You can sign up and then cancel and subscription will last for the 3months. Some more movie options for the lockdown ahead.

Thanks for this heads up.

I had considered joining Mubi before but the trial was only 5-days long. 3 months for a quid is a no-brainer. Watched some great stuff on it already - "Kind Hearts & Coronets" and "Metropolitan". Also watched an average but entertaining documentary on Ray & Charles Eames.

My only gripe - an this may not be Mubi's fault is the constant buffering at 1080p. Nexflix and Amazon don't have this problem on my broadband.

I do have issues with the streaming too, so probably is on the side, but just if I'm doing something else on the computer at the same time. And the ps4 app is poor functionality wise. Also it's great that they added the catalogue functionality(as opposed to the original now showing idea) but annoying that the catalogue includes movies they don't have.... But a quid for three months as you say!
Title: Re: Film
Post by: pete on January 18, 2021, 02:02:23 PM
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Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on January 18, 2021, 02:23:30 PM
Someone was telling me about a work-around they found on Reddit that allowed them subscribe, with free trial, to the online Criterion library. Worth a look into for the Mubi curious I'd say.

Edit: I should clarify that the work-around is to get it outside of the US, not for free.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: pete on January 18, 2021, 03:34:25 PM
Someone was telling me about a work-around they found on Reddit that allowed them subscribe, with free trial, to the online Criterion library. Worth a look into for the Mubi curious I'd say.

Edit: I should clarify that the work-around is to get it outside of the US, not for free.

Criterion Channel is handy to set up if you have an Android device.

Download the Criterion Channel APK, and from there you can set up your free trial and it uses your Google play subscription for payment, but you can just go into Google play subscriptions and cancel any time. No vpns needed. Sign into Web app via browser no bother once setup.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: StoutAndAle on January 18, 2021, 04:02:32 PM
I'd happily pay for The Criterion Channel - at least there'd be something that I actually wanted to watch on the front page rather than a lot of the lukewarm diarrhea that I pay Netflix for.

I'm a bit thick when it comes to these things - APK?

Does this work-around get you out of the need for a US credit card too?
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on January 18, 2021, 05:58:39 PM
I know nothing, but Pete seems to have all the answers, which is good.

After J'Accuse, we decided to see if there were any Polanski movies on Amazon, and lo and behold there was Bitter Moon, which neither of us had ever seen. Wow. A film that is so utterly over the top, it is genius even when it goes overboard (pun not intended, for anyone who may actually have seen it). Either way, it should be a film that people talk about all the time, in the same breath as Basic Instinct, Indecent Proposal. I mean, it's very almost like Indecent Proposal if John Waters had written and directed it.

Anyhow, long story short, if you're looking to set off some wide-ranging sexual discussion with the missus, crack open a bottle and get it into you. It leaves Amazon France on 31st January though, don't know about other zones.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: pete on January 18, 2021, 06:16:17 PM
I'd happily pay for The Criterion Channel - at least there'd be something that I actually wanted to watch on the front page rather than a lot of the lukewarm diarrhea that I pay Netflix for.

I'm a bit thick when it comes to these things - APK?

Does this work-around get you out of the need for a US credit card too?

Sorry an APK is an android application packaged up. Like ". exe" on Windows. You usually install them using the play store. Via this they can restrict what regions can get what apps. E.g things like BBC iplayer. But there are folk who download these and upload to a website. E.g of criterion channel APK here https://apkpure.com/the-criterion-channel/com.criterionchannel

So you can download via your phone browser and open it and your phone will warn about installing it, in different ways depending on version of android, but you can tell it to continue.

Then the app works once you've a payment set up in Google play, Irish card fine, it will create a subscription you will see in your Google play app subscriptions and you can cancel it in there. (maybe check that out prior to ensure you will know where to cancel/manage)

Maybe you don't want to be pricking around with it but just FYI! And don't sign up to the year one if you do decide to continue just in case they ever locked down access.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: StoutAndAle on January 20, 2021, 08:54:12 AM

Sorry an APK is an android application packaged up. Like ". exe" on Windows...

Thanks Pete. I'll take a look at that. My long suffering missus used to be a network engineer at the start of her career. I might annoy her about it.


Watched "A Man Called Ove" on Mubi last night. Perfect mix of moving drama and black comedy. I was nearly bawling at one point.

No. No. YOU'RE crying.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: astfgyl on January 21, 2021, 08:53:29 PM
I've gotten a bad doing the last couple of nights.

First some shit with Jenny McCarthy and Susan Sarandon on a road trip and I think it was a comedy but I didn't laugh once despite the best will in the world.

Next up was Palm beach with Sam Neill and a couple of other lads. Was neither here nor there sort of family drama. Very tough going.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on January 21, 2021, 08:57:13 PM
I watched Prisoners last night, one from a couple of years back about two kids going missing and Hugh Jackman and Terrence Howard (their fathers) trying to find out where they are. Pretty good, a few red herrings and  twists in it which were interesting, if telegraphed early on. Worth a look.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on January 21, 2021, 09:38:53 PM
Yeah, Prisoners is very good. I always seem to go one way or the other with Villeneuve though; when I like a movie he does, I really like it, when I don't, I find it unbearable - Sicario, Incendies, Bladerunner 2049... just couldn't get into them, although in each case for very different reasons. It's why I really don't know what to expect my reaction to Dune will be like.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on January 21, 2021, 09:53:59 PM
Hmm, I thought Sicario was good, but not great, loved BR2049 & Arrival. I haven't seen Incendies, must look out for it.

I can't praise BR2049 enough, to be honest. As the original Blade Runner is my favourite film, I was prepared to hate the sequel but it blew me away. Seeing it on the big screen was important, but I've watched it a few times at home since, still amazing. I think Dune is in good hands.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Pedrito on January 21, 2021, 09:54:40 PM
L.A. Confidential. Always absolutely loved this film but I watched it the other night and really paid attention to every detail and it was like I had never seen it before. Just class. Every actor/actress knocking it out of the park, the setting, the scenes, Kim fookin Bassinger..deadliness.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: open face surgery on January 21, 2021, 10:30:59 PM
Watched both Deadpool movies last night. Not my usual fortè but enjoyed them. Found the second one funnier.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Kurt Cocaine on January 21, 2021, 10:45:13 PM
Watched Scarface recently with my better half. She had never seen it before. She made me turn it off just over half way through.
I watched the rest the following day myself. Jaysus, it hasn't aged well at all. It's actually crap...  :laugh:
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on January 21, 2021, 10:56:18 PM
Yeah, I've always thought it was shit, and Pacino's performance in particular. Spectacularly ugly film, too (which I know is kind of the point, but still).
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Emphyrio on January 21, 2021, 11:04:37 PM
Ah lads.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on January 21, 2021, 11:20:31 PM
L.A. Confidential. Always absolutely loved this film but I watched it the other night and really paid attention to every detail and it was like I had never seen it before. Just class. Every actor/actress knocking it out of the park, the setting, the scenes, Kim fookin Bassinger..deadliness.

One of the best alright, have watched it countless times.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Kurt Cocaine on January 21, 2021, 11:27:09 PM
Ah lads.
Rub the mist off those nostalgia specs lawd...
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Trev on January 21, 2021, 11:37:36 PM
I only saw Scarface for the first time about 10 years, and didn't see what all the hype was about. I thought it was pretty decent, but nothing I'd go rushing back to watch again

It did want me play GTA Vice City again though
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Emphyrio on January 21, 2021, 11:38:01 PM
I'll try rope herself into watching it over the weekend and report back. The only complaint I may have is that it's a bit long.

I think it has melded into GTA Vice City over the years, into some sort perfect union of 80s debauchery and outlandishness. I'm not sure if I want to spoil that.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Emphyrio on January 21, 2021, 11:38:31 PM
I only saw Scarface for the first time about 10 years, and didn't see what all the hype was about. I thought it was pretty decent, but nothing I'd go rushing back to watch again

It did want me play GTA Vice City again though

Snap.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Kurt Cocaine on January 21, 2021, 11:42:09 PM
I'll try rope herself into watching it over the weekend and report back. The only complaint I may have is that it's a bit long.

I think it has melded into GTA Vice City over the years, into some sort perfect union of 80s debauchery and outlandishness. I'm not sure if I want to spoil that.
My advice is, don't watch it again. Keep the memories of it intact....
Title: Re: Film
Post by: CorkonianHunger on January 22, 2021, 12:10:52 AM
Last few I watched dump.

Dragged Across Concrete
Thunder Road
This Sporting Life
Punch Drunk Love
Buffalo 66
Angel Dust
Thief
Title: Re: Film
Post by: StoutAndAle on January 22, 2021, 09:22:09 AM
Last few I watched dump.

Thunder Road

Thief

What did you make of "Thunder Road"? I thought it was pretty good - nearly everyone else that I know disliked it.

"Thief" is a great movie. It has that 1970s Hollywood New Wave looseness but the "hey maaaaan" vibes are gone.

Speaking of which - watched Robert Altman's "The Long Goodbye" last night. Hadn't seen it in a long time. Elliott Gould was the coolest bastard around in the 70s.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: CorkonianHunger on January 22, 2021, 12:31:49 PM
What did you make of "Thunder Road"?

My brother reccomended it as it was a short film before I believe, but I threw it on cause I am a Springsteen fan ha, the song didn't even show up.
I thought had great humour and timing, but also great characters. Liked it a lot.

Thief is just a cool film. The soundtrack is amazing, a good turn into the 80s film.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: StoutAndAle on January 22, 2021, 01:07:12 PM

My brother reccomended it as it was a short film before I believe, but I threw it on cause I am a Springsteen fan ha, the song didn't even show up.
I thought had great humour and timing, but also great characters. Liked it a lot.

Thief is just a cool film. The soundtrack is amazing, a good turn into the 80s film.

The song "Thunder Road" appears in the short. Cummings couldn't afford to license it for the full length film that he built around it - which I find odd, he managed to get the cash for one of The Boss' biggest hits for a self-funded short but not for a feature film. Perhaps there's different costs for films that could be seen by a wider audience, I don't know. 

Sorry, I brain-jammed halfway through my comment on "Thief" but you finished the thought for me. It has all the looseness of 70s Hollywood but it definitely has a sharpened 1980s edge. The soundtrack by Tangerine Dream is great too. I would have loved to see a film based on Willie Nelson's character.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: CorkonianHunger on January 22, 2021, 07:51:57 PM
The song "Thunder Road" appears in the short. Cummings couldn't afford to license it for the full length film that he built around it - which I find odd, he managed to get the cash for one of The Boss' biggest hits for a self-funded short but not for a feature film. Perhaps there's different costs for films that could be seen by a wider audience, I don't know. 

Sorry, I brain-jammed halfway through my comment on "Thief" but you finished the thought for me. It has all the looseness of 70s Hollywood but it definitely has a sharpened 1980s edge. The soundtrack by Tangerine Dream is great too. I would have loved to see a film based on Willie Nelson's character.

Yeah I noticed that, which is why I was left waiting for it in the opening scene, but the stereo not working made it a bit funnier, and I guess added a lot of cringe. I'd say he had to pay a lot more hands and just cut it out, if anything it works just as well.

Yep, Nelson wasn't in Thief nearly long enough for me, was surprised by his character. Caan had the tough/normal guy thing but with added genius side. I liked it cause it wasn't the typical happy ending you'd get with later 80s films, instead had the flawed antihero character of the 70s. TD soudntrack is second to their Sorcerer soundtrack for me.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on January 24, 2021, 01:30:50 AM
Watched The Bounty tonight, I think it's on the MGM channel on Amazon Prime which we have for a couple of months. I remember it used to be on Sky Movies all the time way back when everyone had that for free, and on paper it should be amazing: Anthony Hopkins, Daniel Day-Lewis, Laurence Olivier, Vangelis doing the soundtrack. But, while entertaining, it just wasn't as good as it should have been, so then I looked up the director to see that he's not exactly been responsible for many, um, great films:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Donaldson#Filmography
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Post by: blessed1 on January 24, 2021, 09:17:35 AM
Underwater. Decent monster film. Nice to see cthulhu at the end.
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Post by: Blizzard Beast on January 25, 2021, 09:52:17 PM
Kong Godzilla trailer is up,looks cool.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uItkD1Od3Ts (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uItkD1Od3Ts)
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Post by: CorkonianHunger on January 26, 2021, 01:03:44 PM
Rewatched Dragged Across Concrete last night, enjoyed it just as much. Big fan of the director/writer.
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Post by: G-Force on January 27, 2021, 09:16:19 PM
Rewatched Dragged Across Concrete last night, enjoyed it just as much. Big fan of the director/writer.

He sure knows how to film a brutal kill based on Bone Tomahawk and Brawl in Cell Block 99.

Dragged Across Concrete is on the to do list.
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Post by: Carnage on January 27, 2021, 09:17:50 PM
Same as that, but those other two are decent. Some proper brutality in both.
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Post by: Ollkiller on January 27, 2021, 09:19:36 PM
Dragged across concrete I found so so. Bone Tomabawl was class. Will check out Brawl in Cell 69.
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Post by: astfgyl on January 27, 2021, 11:18:34 PM
Ah fuckin Bone Tomahawk. Haunted me so it did.
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Post by: Slaughterday on January 28, 2021, 10:47:15 PM
Zahler is  brilliant. Dragged Across Concrete gets better with each watch and the other two are instant classics. Him and Joe Begos are two of the best directors to come out in the last decade. Heavy metal cinema.
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Post by: Eoin McLove on January 28, 2021, 11:07:54 PM
I rewatched Brawl... recently and remembered the whole build up but all the prison scenes had slipped my mind so completely that I wonder if I fell asleep watching it the first time. It gets so unbelievably brutal and over the top it seems highly unlikely I'd forget it. Mental fucking film. Bone Tomohawk was decent as well.

I rewatched Enduring Love this evening. It's a really great adaptation of the fantastic Ian McEwan novel. It's not often that a film can capture a novel so well but this one succeeds.
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Post by: open face surgery on January 28, 2021, 11:26:34 PM
Bone Tomahawk was fine. Will check out Brawl In Cell Block 99.

Any western recommendations? Preferably with as much Indian action as possible.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on January 28, 2021, 11:34:18 PM
Any western recommendations? Preferably with as much Indian action as possible.

https://www.desiblitz.com/content/5-classic-bollywood-cowboy-movies-to-watch

 :abbath:
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Post by: Kurt Cocaine on January 29, 2021, 06:07:03 AM
 :laugh:

Ya divil Kristoph...
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Post by: StoutAndAle on January 29, 2021, 09:59:45 AM
"Vampyr" - 1932. Trippy and genuinely creepy. Almost like a fever dream. The visuals are what is key here - Dreyer and Maté were masters of framing, close-ups and shadows.

(https://michaelazerrad.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8347993c469e201287629b1cf970c-pi)
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Post by: CorkonianHunger on January 29, 2021, 10:41:11 AM
"Vampyr" - 1932. Trippy and genuinely creepy. Almost like a fever dream. The visuals are what is key here - Dreyer and Maté were masters of framing, close-ups and shadows.

(https://michaelazerrad.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8347993c469e201287629b1cf970c-pi)

Watched this the other day, very cool. Like some sort of documentary but also not at the same time. Saw it on MUBI if anyones interested. Got it 3 euro for 3 months, fairly reasonable beyond that, 10e a month I think? (Might sneak the student deal) Updates every 30 days and full of things you mightn't have seen, which is the whole point? ie fuck off Netflix.
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Post by: open face surgery on January 29, 2021, 10:42:59 AM
Any western recommendations? Preferably with as much Indian action as possible.

https://www.desiblitz.com/content/5-classic-bollywood-cowboy-movies-to-watch

 :abbath:

Touchè.

There's a perfect Patrice O'Neal bit to post but can't be fucked looking for it. American Indians/Native Americans/Comanche/Apache/Sioux/Heathens/Savages.
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Post by: StoutAndAle on January 29, 2021, 10:54:15 AM
Watched this the other day, very cool. Like some sort of documentary but also not at the same time. Saw it on MUBI if anyones interested. Got it 3 euro for 3 months, fairly reasonable beyond that, 10e a month I think? (Might sneak the student deal) Updates every 30 days and full of things you mightn't have seen, which is the whole point? ie fuck off Netflix.

Yeah, Pete on here put us all wide of the deal a few weeks ago - it's actually €1 for the entire 3 months, I think. Great value. A lot of good shit on it.

If you enjoyed "Vampyr" -  next week MUBI are putting up Dreyer's stone cold classic "The Passion Of Joan of Arc" - 1928.
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Post by: CorkonianHunger on January 29, 2021, 10:56:31 AM
it's actually €1 for the entire 3 months, I think. Great value. A lot of good shit on it.

"The Passion Of Joan of Arc" - 1928.

Unreal if it is a euro. The fact you can have 5 devices too is great, I can split the account with a mate if needed. Got to see the Strickland shorts that were exclusive too. I enjoy their lists too.

Will have to throw on the Passion, never seen it but heard great things, 100 years old now I think.
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Post by: StoutAndAle on January 29, 2021, 11:32:45 AM
Unreal if it is a euro. The fact you can have 5 devices too is great, I can split the account with a mate if needed. Got to see the Strickland shorts that were exclusive too. I enjoy their lists too.

Will have to throw on the Passion, never seen it but heard great things, 100 years old now I think.

I think that I'm right in saying that - my account says next payment due is April. I gave my old man my MUBI log-in so it's dead handy for that.

I went from "Vampyr" to trying to re-watch "Semi Pro" last night on Netflix and after 15 minutes said out loud "What in fuck's name am I doing?". It was shite. I think I thought it was shite too when it came out.
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Post by: open face surgery on February 01, 2021, 10:47:46 AM
Watched Brawl in Cell Block 99. Thought it was shite. Bone Tomahawk didn't do a whole lot for me and this was worse.
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Post by: Ollkiller on February 01, 2021, 11:58:05 AM
Watched Brawl in Cell Block 99. Thought it was shite. Bone Tomahawk didn't do a whole lot for me and this was worse.

Watched Brawl in Cell Block 99 yesterday. Boring film. I liked Bone Tomahwak though.
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Post by: Born of Fire on February 01, 2021, 12:17:58 PM
The Vast Of Night - Much hyped Amazon Original movie. Mystery/aliens malarkey. Excellently shot movie, the presentation of it as being a Twilight Zone style feature worked very well. The story was engaging enough with the mystery aspect of what was going on but the ending was a bit fluff.

White Tiger - Does a great job of showing the huge inequality in India and the mental conditioning of the lower class that the highest goal in life is to serve someone better off than you. Overly long but worth a look.

Sweet Virginia - The trailer had me expecting a decent action turn again from Jon Bernthal. Unfortunately not, terribly dull movie. Avoid
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Post by: CorkonianHunger on February 01, 2021, 12:39:41 PM
Watched a few Casavettes' films recently, in particular "Killing of a Chinese Bookie" and "A Woman Under the Influence". Both great. Bit long but it was fine, almost shot like documentaries. Always liked Casavettes as an actor but he's a great film maker. Must throw on 'Husbands' and 'Opening Night' soon.
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Post by: StoutAndAle on February 01, 2021, 04:06:33 PM
Just spotted that "Wake In Fright" - 1971 is up on MUBI now. To my mind one of the greatest films ever made - if you have the stomach for it (
Spoiler: ShowHide
there's a prolonged, not simulated and rather dark kangaroo hunt midway through the film
which may upset certain people).

Thought lost for decades until a print turned up in the storage room of a cinema in Galway of all places.

Set in the Australian outback, it follows a bonded school teacher making his way home from his remote school through a mining town in order to catch a Christmas flight to Sydney where his girlfriend lives. Directed by Ted Kotcheff  the man who went on to make "North Dallas Forty", "First Blood" and also, inexplicably, "Weekend At Bernies" - this fact burns my brain & starring Gary Bond and Donald Pleasence.

It's worth getting MUBI for the free week just to see this film. It is a masterpiece.

(https://resizing.flixster.com/cRqLzvK6Erverrb4JDF7QM-PGgM=/206x305/v1.bTsxMTE2NjcwODtqOzE4NzU5OzEyMDA7MTk1MDsyODIz)
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Post by: StoutAndAle on February 01, 2021, 04:08:44 PM
Double post.
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Post by: Pedrito on February 01, 2021, 04:11:12 PM
It's on youtube. Must give it a go..looks very cool.
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Post by: StoutAndAle on February 01, 2021, 04:12:14 PM
Double post.
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Post by: StoutAndAle on February 01, 2021, 04:12:42 PM
No luck today.  :laugh:
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Post by: StoutAndAle on February 01, 2021, 04:43:19 PM
It's on youtube. Must give it a go..looks very cool.

Fuck it - even better! Well worth your time.

It was recommended to me by a buddy of mine 10 years ago or so - whenever the BluRay came out - and it blew me away. It's one of the very few films where I've had to sit quietly for a while afterwards still thinking about it.
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Post by: CorkonianHunger on February 01, 2021, 04:45:58 PM
Just spotted that "Wake In Fright" - 1971 is up on MUBI now. To my mind one of the greatest films ever made - if you have the stomach for it

Unreal, I had tried to source this for ages. There's a criterion blu ray but only for region a players. Found on youtube/torrent but sound was out of sync, must throw it on tonight!
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Post by: StoutAndAle on February 01, 2021, 04:55:39 PM
Just spotted that "Wake In Fright" - 1971 is up on MUBI now. To my mind one of the greatest films ever made - if you have the stomach for it

Unreal, I had tried to source this for ages. There's a criterion blu ray but only for region a players. Found on youtube/torrent but sound was out of sync, must throw it on tonight!

There's a UK BluRay/DVD version as part of the Eureka Films "Masters Of Cinema" series - which is the one that I have. It has a lash of decent features - not sure how it stacks up to the Criterion one though.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fright-Masters-Cinema-Format-Blu-ray/dp/B00GWJSZY6
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Post by: CorkonianHunger on February 01, 2021, 05:02:04 PM
Just spotted that "Wake In Fright" - 1971 is up on MUBI now. To my mind one of the greatest films ever made - if you have the stomach for it

Unreal, I had tried to source this for ages. There's a criterion blu ray but only for region a players. Found on youtube/torrent but sound was out of sync, must throw it on tonight!

There's a UK BluRay/DVD version as part of the Eureka Films "Masters Of Cinema" series - which is the one that I have. It has a lash of decent features - not sure how it stacks up to the Criterion one though.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fright-Masters-Cinema-Format-Blu-ray/dp/B00GWJSZY6

Must have missed this, I browse their stock a lot but never caught on, might be gone from their store. thanks for the tip.
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Post by: StoutAndAle on February 01, 2021, 05:22:58 PM
Must have missed this, I browse their stock a lot but never caught on, might be gone from their store. thanks for the tip.

Sure chance it on MUBI first anyway.
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Post by: warhead on February 01, 2021, 06:23:55 PM
New Sabrina is AWESOME!! Fate:Winx is good too. Am just finishing the Legacies first season. Not bad at all, not bad.
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Post by: Pedrito on February 01, 2021, 09:17:11 PM
What's MUBI? Any use? Is it legal?
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Post by: CorkonianHunger on February 01, 2021, 09:18:53 PM
What's MUBI? Any use? Is it legal?

Streaming service, doing a deal atm. Curated every month. Worth checking out.
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Post by: Pedrito on February 01, 2021, 09:27:04 PM
What's MUBI? Any use? Is it legal?

Streaming service, doing a deal atm. Curated every month. Worth checking out.

Would it have a good selection of interesting stuff?
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Post by: Emphyrio on February 01, 2021, 09:50:59 PM
I've a fairly high threshold for crap crime/thrillers but saw a new one with the usually dependable Joel Kinneman, Brothers by Blood. Wow, very bad.

City on Fire. Meh, 90% dull but a great ending which Tarrantino blatantly ripped off for Reservoir Dogs.

Brawl in Cell Block 99. I'd actually started it months ago but turned it off cos it was dull and dour. It's way too long, it's very lifeless in the way it's shot but the violence is fantastic.

High Rise. Shite dressed up prettily.

White Tiger. Really enjoyed it.
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Post by: open face surgery on February 01, 2021, 11:11:35 PM

Brawl in Cell Block 99. I'd actually started it months ago but turned it off cos it was dull and dour. It's way too long, it's very lifeless in the way it's shot but the violence is fantastic.

Lifeless is the word for both that and Bone Tomahawk and two totally underdeveloped stories.
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Post by: Ollkiller on February 01, 2021, 11:21:30 PM
Watched The Dig on Netflix yesterday. Very good film. And Ralph Fiennes is in it and he's great in anything he's in.
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Post by: CorkonianHunger on February 02, 2021, 01:27:33 AM
Would it have a good selection of interesting stuff?

I'd say so, a lot of foreign stuff. Plenty of shorts, documentaries etc. Good mix of genre. Be worth checking what they have to see if it's your thing. Nothing too mainstream though. Worth the price if you get the euro deal. I'm milking a student deal for a fiver after this so can't say much.
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Post by: StoutAndAle on February 02, 2021, 09:55:20 AM
"Miles Ahead" - Don Cheadle's biopic of Miles Davis. I'm a big fan of Davis' music but, much to my chagrin, I know very little about the man himself.

I think that after watching this film, I might know even less.

Cheadle is great and obviously the music is going to be excellent but the film is a bot all over the shop and afterwards I read that one of the main narrative devices is completely fictional.
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Post by: open face surgery on February 02, 2021, 11:23:49 AM
Ya, a very strange watch. They took liberties with the story as well so all in all a bit of a waste of time but for some strange reason I sort of enjoyed it.

Birth of the Cool doc is up on Netflix now. Watched it again over Xmas. Total bastard of a man but an absolute genius.
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Post by: Emphyrio on February 02, 2021, 03:09:56 PM

Brawl in Cell Block 99. I'd actually started it months ago but turned it off cos it was dull and dour. It's way too long, it's very lifeless in the way it's shot but the violence is fantastic.

Lifeless is the word for both that and Bone Tomahawk and two totally underdeveloped stories.

Was up early so had a coupla hours to kill. Watched Bone Tomahawk. It was nicer to look at than "Brawl" but really there was, again, maybe 20 mins of  proper entertaining violence and the bones of 2 hours of meandering nothingness. I was expecting it to be better, considering the cast, but not even Lili Simmons redeemed it.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on February 02, 2021, 04:10:16 PM
Haven't seen the others, but the dialogue in Bone Tomahawk is actually of a very high standard, I found. That more than got me through the "slow" bits. Thought it was great overall myself.
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Post by: Emphyrio on February 02, 2021, 04:39:34 PM
My judgement might be clouded due to the fact that Brawl in Cell Block 99 suffers from pretty much the exact same problem. Admittedly BT was nicer to look at.
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Post by: open face surgery on February 02, 2021, 05:22:37 PM
Bone Tomahawk def the better of the two due to the much better visual aspect of it. Reading Blood Meridian and rewatching Deadwood so it still paled in comparison to either, which is where my head is currently.
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Post by: CorkonianHunger on February 02, 2021, 05:52:38 PM
Bone Tomahawk def the better of the two due to the much better visual aspect of it. Reading Blood Meridian and rewatching Deadwood so it still paled in comparison to either, which is where my head is currently.

Currently reading BM, thinking about starting Deadwood but I don't care much for shows. Will give it a go now (even though I love BT  ;D)
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Post by: open face surgery on February 02, 2021, 09:14:53 PM
I kinda dip in and out of a flow with BM making some parts a slog but it's a fantastic beast of a yoke and I'm getting through it.

The dialogue in Deadwood is spectacular. Pure poetry. Worth watching an episode or two anyway.
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Post by: Ollkiller on February 02, 2021, 09:43:38 PM
Deadwood is just fantastic. Ian McShane in his best role ever.
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Post by: CorkonianHunger on February 02, 2021, 10:26:15 PM
I kinda dip in and out of a flow with BM making some parts a slog but it's a fantastic beast of a yoke and I'm getting through it.

The dialogue in Deadwood is spectacular. Pure poetry. Worth watching an episode or two anyway.

BM is a tough one in that it is so rich with description. I was reading it nonstop last week but have it on and off at this rate. Don't see it ever being made into a film, or at least a true one.

Yeah eager to see Deadwood now.
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Post by: blessed1 on February 03, 2021, 07:33:09 AM
Deadwood was great.
The really racist guy Steve was bloody hilarious.
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Post by: StoutAndAle on February 04, 2021, 10:04:00 AM
In a break from my ongoing COVID-19/Lock-down/Modern Films Are Shite So I'm Watching New Hollywood 1970s films Festival (C19LDMFASSIWNH70s Fest for short) - last night's film was Carl Theodor Dreyer's incredible "The Passion Of Joan of Arc" (1928). Restored version just started screening on MUBI.

I haven't seen this since I was in college and it's the first time that I have ever watched it with an accompanying musical score (the score on the MUBI version watched is fucking class by the way -  done by Jesper Kyd for the re-release a few years back).

Falconetti gives a performance that is perhaps unrivalled in silent cinema. Dreyer and Maté shot this thing nearly all in close-up. The shot composition makes it all looks like a collection of perfect photographs.

This film is probably also on YouTube or somewhere - I presume the copyright has long run out on it.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on February 06, 2021, 08:31:43 AM
Results of this could be excellent. The two they've already done together are quality, so a return to Cronenberg's roots with Viggo in tow...nice!
https://www.dreadcentral.com/news/371808/viggo-mortensen-teases-disturbing-new-horror-movie-with-david-cronenberg/
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Post by: Trev on February 06, 2021, 08:52:36 AM
Results of this could be excellent. The two they've already done together are quality, so a return to Cronenberg's roots with Viggo in tow...nice!
https://www.dreadcentral.com/news/371808/viggo-mortensen-teases-disturbing-new-horror-movie-with-david-cronenberg/
They've done three already, thought History of Violence and Eastern Promises were excellent. Tried to watch A Dangerous Method once when I was horribly hungover and gave up after half an hour, not the best choice of film. Never went back to it for a proper viewing
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on February 06, 2021, 08:53:39 AM
The film about Jung? Don't think I'd realized that was Cronenberg. Only caught the tail end of it on telly once.
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Post by: Slaughterday on February 06, 2021, 10:13:50 AM
Just saw in an article linked to the one above that they are doing a female reboot of Dead Ringers. Fuck sake like.
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Post by: Carnage on February 06, 2021, 10:53:46 AM
That's nothing. They're rebooting The Equaliser with Queen Latifah starring.
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Post by: Emphyrio on February 06, 2021, 11:32:06 AM
She is fuckin painful.
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Post by: Blackout on February 06, 2021, 12:33:53 PM
That's nothing. They're rebooting The Equaliser with Queen Latifah starring.

When they both tank it will be blamed on "the patriarchy".
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Post by: CorkonianHunger on February 06, 2021, 03:07:27 PM
Results of this could be excellent. The two they've already done together are quality, so a return to Cronenberg's roots with Viggo in tow...nice!
https://www.dreadcentral.com/news/371808/viggo-mortensen-teases-disturbing-new-horror-movie-with-david-cronenberg/

Unreal! Big fan of both. Thought Cronenberg was done with horror, but his son put out a good flick recently so might have the itch again. Big Viggo fan too.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on February 08, 2021, 12:17:11 PM
Weekend watches:
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Lawless
Hereditary

So, a classic with no comment needed. Lawless, I'm not sure how I never heard of it - true story of bootleggers in the 30s, script by Nick Cave, solid iron cast. The cinematography is amazing, but the film lacks a bit in narrative tension, similar to Public Enemy No.1 actually, although it's better than that.

Hereditary was fantastically silly, has to be said. Been meaning to watch it since it came out, because everyone was talking about it. Was expecting something much darker, but I did find it highly entertaining nonetheless.
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Post by: astfgyl on February 08, 2021, 12:32:57 PM
Watched There Will Be Blood last night, followed by Taxi Driver.

Not a bad evening's viewing
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Post by: Kunt 4 Life on February 08, 2021, 02:13:24 PM
Finally got round to watching IT part 2 last night despite having the double box set from nearly a year a go.
Really enjoyed it, very impressed that the grown up cast so resemble the kids.
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Post by: CorkonianHunger on February 08, 2021, 03:00:14 PM
Watched There Will Be Blood last night, followed by Taxi Driver.

Not a bad evening's viewing
Perhaps two of the greatest character study films ever made?
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Post by: ldj on February 08, 2021, 03:03:26 PM
Watched this Turkish movie on youtube the other night which was pretty funny if yis don't mind subtitled movies, crime/comedy sort of film.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TS0YFUygJ5U
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Post by: astfgyl on February 08, 2021, 04:49:07 PM
Watched There Will Be Blood last night, followed by Taxi Driver.

Not a bad evening's viewing
Perhaps two of the greatest character study films ever made?

Certainly right up there. I'd forgotten how good There Will Be Blood is.
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Post by: open face surgery on February 08, 2021, 09:21:07 PM
Watched it a few weeks back and I've had DDL's voice saying 'I'm an oil man' stuck in my head since. Great film though.
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Post by: Eoin McLove on February 08, 2021, 09:35:40 PM
Such a fucking rubbish film, excluding the brilliant opening scene. A case study in over acting. I hated it.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on February 08, 2021, 10:11:07 PM
That Deadpool can get an 8 on imdb genuinely is symptomatic of all that is wrong with the world today.

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Post by: Carnage on February 08, 2021, 10:26:34 PM
There Will Be Blood blew me away at the time. I haven't watched it since, I must dig the DVD out. I was quite underwhelmed by Taxi Driver though. All the ingredients were there but it just did very little for me.
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Post by: astfgyl on February 08, 2021, 10:37:02 PM
Taxi Driver isn't worth the hype it has gotten over the years but is still a very good film. Seen There Will Be Blood 3 or 4 times, it has improved each time. I didn't think much of it the first try though.

Watched The Oath this evening. I enjoyed the idea of it more than the actual film but it was worth the watch
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Post by: Ollkiller on February 08, 2021, 10:39:58 PM
Aye not mad on Taxi Driver at all. Loved There will be Blood but won't watch it again. The once was enough for me.
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Post by: CorkonianHunger on February 08, 2021, 10:46:54 PM
Aye not mad on Taxi Driver at all. Loved There will be Blood but won't watch it again. The once was enough for me.

I know what you mean there, I'd probably stick it on again, but definitely a big one to throw on frequently.
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Post by: astfgyl on February 08, 2021, 10:51:13 PM
I didn't watch it all those times on purpose or anything it was just circumstance. Very rare I watch anything multiple times unless it happens to come on the telly
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Post by: Kurt Cocaine on February 09, 2021, 07:53:14 AM
Danzig's spaghetti vampire flick....

https://loudwire.com/glenn-danzig-vampire-spaghetti-western-trailer-arrives/
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Post by: open face surgery on February 10, 2021, 10:29:54 PM
The Matrix. Haven't watched this since it came out. Origin, Nasum and Cryptopsy samples spotted. It's entertaining but I like it more in theory.
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Post by: Ollkiller on February 10, 2021, 10:42:29 PM
The Matrix. Haven't watched this since it came out. Origin, Nasum and Cryptopsy samples spotted. It's entertaining but I like it more in theory.

I saw it in the cinema the day it came out. Game changer back then. Pity the sequels were so shit. One sequel done right would have made it. But they fucked it.
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Post by: Ollkiller on February 10, 2021, 11:06:12 PM
News of the World. Western on Netflix with Tom Hanks. Amazing scenery, good story, Tom Hanks savage as always. I love a good western and it delivers. Also Dig on Netflix is brilliant as well.
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Post by: Carnage on February 10, 2021, 11:31:24 PM
Birds Of Prey, the Harley Quinn movie. A big ball of shite that wanted to be Deadpool.
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Post by: CorkonianHunger on February 11, 2021, 03:02:43 AM
Anyone ever hear of a Japanese film called Angel Dust from 1994? I watched it with the missus (she found it on Letterboxd) a few weeks back. Couldn't find it anywhere bar a dodgy torrent. Not much online about it bar the usual info. Liked it a lot though. A dark crime thriller but had weird hypnotic parts. Pretty cool.
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Post by: Nail_Bombed on February 11, 2021, 01:46:22 PM
Dolemite Is My Name. Eddie Murphy still has it.
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Post by: blessed1 on February 11, 2021, 11:16:59 PM
Watched that gretel and hansel film. Thought it was going to be shit but I really enjoyed it. Definitely the creepiest PG13 film I've seen. They even trip on mushrooms in it.
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Post by: Yung Led Zeppelin on February 12, 2021, 03:08:41 PM
Les Misérables, the banlieue police film from 2019.

Really enjoyed it, thought it was really focused.
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Post by: Pedrito on February 13, 2021, 07:02:16 PM
Dolemite Is My Name. Eddie Murphy still has it.

Great craic that film
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Post by: Blizzard Beast on February 14, 2021, 12:35:11 AM
Recently watched the Manhunt series about Ted Kazinscky.
Paul Bethany played the part well and the series was very good.
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Post by: CorkonianHunger on February 14, 2021, 12:38:49 AM
Recently watched the Manhunt series about Ted Kazinscky.
Paul Bethany played the part well and the series was very good.

Paul Bethany is a very good actor and always generally puts on a good show, it's more often the films he's in that's the problem. Manhunt is cool though.
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Post by: Carnage on February 14, 2021, 12:52:34 AM
There was a second series of that, I think. A different case obviously, it's an anthology series. Can't remember what the second one is about though, but the Bettany/Ted Kaczynski one was excellent.
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Post by: Emphyrio on February 14, 2021, 01:29:56 PM
Ya, great show. Second season is very good too, Deadly Games. Based around '96 Atlanta Olympics.
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Post by: StoutAndAle on February 15, 2021, 10:41:07 AM
Ya, great show. Second season is very good too, Deadly Games. Based around '96 Atlanta Olympics.

The recent Clint Eastwood film "Richard Jewell" based on the 1996 Olympics is worth a watch too.

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Post by: StoutAndAle on February 15, 2021, 10:59:31 AM
My wife was talking about James Bond last week - she has seen them all.

I said "I haven't seen many of the James Bond films - 3 in total."

She was a slightly surprised at this fact as I've seen nearly every heap of shit Kung Fu flick known to man (wait til she hears that I haven't seen "Casablanca") and we've been together for 15 years but it has never come up before even though Bond films have been released in this time.

Now, due to pandemic restrictions, she has decided that there's no time like the present change this fact.

Perhaps watching the Bond series for the first time in my life as a 40 year old man I am not best positioned to comment fully. I didn't grow up watching them like my friends did so they're not part of my fabric like the Star Wars or Indiana Jones films.

Anyway so far:

"Dr. No" - 3/5 - I have seen this one before - some good 1960s spy thriller goings on - shot like a TV show though.

"From Russia With Love" - 3/5 - Some great fun to be had, some terrible acting on show and is it just me or does Robert Shaw look like Daniel Craig has been cloned and sent back in time.

"Goldfinger" - 3.5/5 - Cool gadgets. Some ridiculous plot devices. I had Sick Boy's voice in my head for most of this film.

"Thunderball" - 3.5/5 great stunts, again ridiculous plotting. Too long by 20mins (when compared to "Goldfinger"). The underwater scenes are great but the crew must have been pleased as punch with working out all the tricks - there must be 40 mins of this film under or in water.
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Post by: open face surgery on February 15, 2021, 12:35:22 PM
Or maybe Daniel Craig looks like Robert Shaw was cloned and sent into the future. Hmmmm!?
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Post by: Carnage on February 15, 2021, 12:43:01 PM
Watched Thunderbolt And Lightfoot last night, one I'd been meaning to watch for years. I didn't know it was directed by Michael Cimino, I thought Eastwood directed it, but it was an enjoyable couple of hours, a nice, meandering plot and very much of its time.
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Post by: StoutAndAle on February 15, 2021, 04:58:50 PM
Or maybe Daniel Craig looks like Robert Shaw was cloned and sent into the future. Hmmmm!?

C'mon now. That's too far fetched.
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Post by: Emphyrio on February 15, 2021, 05:23:53 PM
News of The World - Tom Hanks is very good, as ever, but only an alright movie.

Dallas Buyer's Club - Excellent. It must have been around the time Matthew McConnaughy gave up the shitty romcoms. Both he and Leto put in great performances.

The Empty Man - It probably had a couple of interesting ideas but poorly executed and nearly 2hrs 20mins is too long for a "horror" that this was trying to be.
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Post by: Caomhaoin on February 15, 2021, 06:20:37 PM
I was watching that film adaptation of ‘One Day in the life of Iván Denisovich’ last night. Grim and low budget, and reasonably faithful to the book. The way they focus on the issue of rations as the poor bastards raison d’etre...god bless us and save us...
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Post by: open face surgery on February 15, 2021, 07:53:26 PM
Watched Calvary again over the weekend. Sligo looks well but I stand by my initial impression when it came out that it's a mess. How is Aidan Gillen famous? No one, ever, has sounded like any of the accents he has ever done. Fuck!

Watched Dolemite Is My Name. Funny, straight forward, feel good movie. Enjoyed that.

Parked. Bleak enough. Colm Meaney is great.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on February 15, 2021, 08:06:28 PM
Calvary is definitely an absolute mess, wouldn't watch it again myself.
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Post by: Slaughterday on February 15, 2021, 08:28:10 PM
How is Aidan Gillen famous? No one, ever, has sounded like any of the accents he has ever done. Fuck!


 :laugh: I think this every time I see him on screen. Fuckin headwrecking. Himself and Barry Keoghan are two Irishmen who can't do Irish accents. Baffling.

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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on February 15, 2021, 09:21:55 PM
Found out the other day by watching the original that classic 80s movie and Tom Hanks career launcher The Man With One Red Shoe is a remake of a 70s French movie called The Tall Blond Guy With One Black Shoe. Pretty funny, and now I'm curious to watch the Hanks one again, since I probably haven't seen it since the 80s.
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Post by: Pedrito on February 15, 2021, 09:43:19 PM
Gotten mad into the oul Samurai films again. Akira Kurosawa movies especially. Cinematic genius. Watched Throne of Blood last night which is Macbeth set in Feudal Japan. Just pure class altogether. His ideas seem to have been copied in so many of my favourite movies and the main actor Toshiro Mifune is fast becoming one of my favourites of all time. The man just commands the screen. Amazing performance.

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Post by: Carnage on February 15, 2021, 09:47:46 PM
Yojimbo is yer only man. Mighty film.
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Post by: CorkonianHunger on February 15, 2021, 10:07:09 PM
Gotten mad into the oul Samurai films again. Akira Kurosawa movies especially. Cinematic genius. Watched Throne of Blood last night which is Macbeth set in Feudal Japan. Just pure class altogether. His ideas seem to have been copied in so many of my favourite movies and the main actor Toshiro Mifune is fast becoming one of my favourites of all time. The man just commands the screen. Amazing performance.

Throne of Blood is brilliant, my favourite out of the Mifune/Kurosawa films.
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Post by: Ollkiller on February 15, 2021, 11:48:04 PM
Re watched The Secret in their Eyes recently. Won the best Oscar for foreign film in 2009. An absolute tour de force of a movie. The ending stayed with me for years. If you haven't watched it you're very lucky.
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Post by: StoutAndAle on February 16, 2021, 08:51:09 AM
Re watched The Secret in their Eyes recently. Won the best Oscar for foreign film in 2009. An absolute tour de force of a movie. The ending stayed with me for years. If you haven't watched it you're very lucky.

Watched the US version that had Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts in it. Utter muck. Wish I had seen the original instead.
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Post by: Ollkiller on February 16, 2021, 08:53:05 AM
Re watched The Secret in their Eyes recently. Won the best Oscar for foreign film in 2009. An absolute tour de force of a movie. The ending stayed with me for years. If you haven't watched it you're very lucky.

Watched the US version that had Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts in it. Utter muck. Wish I had seen the original instead.

Didn't even know there was a remake and fuck that.  If you haven't seen the original I'd say my still give it a go. The build up of tension is lethal.
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Post by: blessed1 on February 16, 2021, 08:53:53 AM
Re watched The Secret in their Eyes recently. Won the best Oscar for foreign film in 2009. An absolute tour de force of a movie. The ending stayed with me for years. If you haven't watched it you're very lucky.

Nice one. Never seen that. I'll give it a watch tonight.
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Post by: StoutAndAle on February 16, 2021, 09:06:36 AM

"From Russia With Love" - 3/5 - Some great fun to be had, some terrible acting on show and is it just me or does Robert Shaw look like Daniel Craig has been cloned and sent back in time.


Something else that I just remembered about "From Russia With Love". I dunno when the last time any of you saw it was and I'm not one for retrospectively criticising films from a bygone age through a woke lens. I see reviews about Bond that say it would never get made in a post-Weinstein world - fair enough, this was made in 1963 so shut the fuck up.

However...

There's a set-piece in this film where Bond and the head of MI6 in Istanbul hide out in a gypsy camp ending up at some sort of dinner where two women have to fight it out to see who will marry the son of the boss. The scrap is broken up by a gun battle, Bond saves the day and after which the two traveller women are brought to his room for him to decide which one of them is worthy of marrying the son. He invites both of them in.

"This could take all night" he says and then rides the two of them until morning. And heads off not a bother on him. Nor a slash hook in sight.

Now... if a scene with a dishevelled looking Daniel Craig falling out of a caravan in Ballyhaunis appears in "No Time To Die" I will be very impressed.
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Post by: CorkonianHunger on February 16, 2021, 02:25:32 PM
Watched Wait Until Dark with Audrey Hepburn and Richard Crenna. Very very cool thriller from the sixties, one location kind of thing. A young Alan Arkin plays a fantastic villain in it.
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Post by: Carnage on February 16, 2021, 02:36:04 PM
One Night In Miami - After beating Sonny Liston in 1964, pre-Muhammad Ali Cassius Clay spends the night with Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown (American footballer apparently, had to look him up), discussions/arguments about civil rights ensue. Very theatrical, which is unsurprising as it's based on a play, but it's a little flat as a result. Worth a look though.
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Post by: astfgyl on February 16, 2021, 02:37:30 PM
Watched Red Dot on Netflix last night. It was fairly shit.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on February 16, 2021, 10:45:10 PM
Portrait of a Lady on Fire, exceptionally good.
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Post by: Eoin McLove on February 17, 2021, 06:56:30 AM
Watched Calvary again over the weekend. Sligo looks well but I stand by my initial impression when it came out that it's a mess. How is Aidan Gillen famous? No one, ever, has sounded like any of the accents he has ever done. Fuck!

Watched Dolemite Is My Name. Funny, straight forward, feel good movie. Enjoyed that.

Parked. Bleak enough. Colm Meaney is great.

Calvary was such a disappointment. It was a complete mess and didn't seem to know if it wanted to be a hard hitting drama or a goofy comedy. Gillan was shite, from his weird accent to his trademark wooden acting. The young lad from Love/Hate... what the fuck was he supposed to be? Kind of flip flopping between cute numbskull and some kind of philosopher or sage... Moran's acting as well was a fucking abomination. It's like he was trying to act,  and trying to portray a serious character but couldn't get out of Black Books mode. Then Gleeson actually acting among all of this buffoonery came off as ridiculous by contrast. Dreadful casting,  dreadful directing and a flimsy enough story in the end. Sligo looked nice,  that was about it.

Funny you mention Parked as that was another bipolar mess that couldn't decide if it was a cutesie comedy or a heavy drama and ludicrously kept switching between the two. Awful shite.
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Post by: StoutAndAle on February 17, 2021, 09:13:13 AM
Watched Steve McQueen's "Hunger". My head was melted for a bit after it.

Grim, harrowing, undeniable, essential.

The unbroken 15 minute scene between Fassbender and Cunningham is extraordinary.
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Post by: open face surgery on February 17, 2021, 09:53:59 AM
Watched Calvary again over the weekend. Sligo looks well but I stand by my initial impression when it came out that it's a mess. How is Aidan Gillen famous? No one, ever, has sounded like any of the accents he has ever done. Fuck!

Watched Dolemite Is My Name. Funny, straight forward, feel good movie. Enjoyed that.

Parked. Bleak enough. Colm Meaney is great.

Calvary was such a disappointment. It was a complete mess and didn't seem to know if it wanted to be a hard hitting drama or a goofy comedy. Gillan was shite, from his weird accent to his trademark wooden acting. The young lad from Love/Hate... what the fuck was he supposed to be? Kind of flip flopping between cute numbskull and some kind of philosopher or sage... Moran's acting as well was a fucking abomination. It's like he was trying to act,  and trying to portray a serious character but couldn't get out of Black Books mode. Then Gleeson actually acting among all of this buffoonery came off as ridiculous by contrast. Dreadful casting,  dreadful directing and a flimsy enough story in the end. Sligo looked nice,  that was about it.

Funny you mention Parked as that was another bipolar mess that couldn't decide if it was a cutesie comedy or a heavy drama and ludicrously kept switching between the two. Awful shite.

Which fella was from Love/Hate? Ya, Dylan Moran  can't act. Black Books is great for a laugh but also total shite really from a technical perspective.

It's like they tried to put every comedic Irish actor in it for the hell of it. Pat Shortt, Dave McSavage, IT Crowd fella.
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Post by: Eoin McLove on February 17, 2021, 10:21:45 AM
Jesus, I forgot they were all in it. The retard on the scooter was Tommy in Love/Hate. I honestly couldn't figure out what his character was supposed to be or what his presence was meant to add to the film beyond an extra level of messy confusion.

I wonder if these Irish film directors cut their teeth directing plays and then can't seem to make the transition to film without dragging over stage cliches that don't work out of that particular context. It all comes off as over-acted and hokey. Irish films often seem a bit limited like there is an idea to set the entire film in a car, as in the case of Parked, and they cling to that concept with all their might when in fact it would make sense to use that location as a springboard to bounce to other plot lines and other locations to fill in the back story a bit rather than relying on dialogue and constantly and crudely switching emotional gears mid conversation.

Hey we're having the craic here in the car,  it's grand lol BUT DON'T FORGET THAT THIS IS A SERIOUS ISSUE! But sure look it, it's grand and what's there to be moaning about? BEING HOMELESS, THAT'S WHAT! CAN'T YOU SEE I'M SUFFERING! Ah no sure look it,  it's no big deal it's a bit light and humorous. PATHOS!

A total shit fest.
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Post by: astfgyl on February 17, 2021, 02:40:24 PM
Watched Mosul last night. Not bad for what it was
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Post by: blessed1 on February 18, 2021, 11:51:32 AM
Watched a French film called Calvaire. Hilariously messed up. French horrors are pure mental.
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Post by: ochoill on February 18, 2021, 12:07:08 PM
Haven't watched a film in a while until a few nights back, watched The Lighthouse.  It is unreal.  I'lk be giving that a second go again in a few weeks I imagine.
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Post by: Yung Led Zeppelin on February 18, 2021, 12:23:08 PM
Watched a French film called Calvaire. Hilariously messed up. French horrors are pure mental.


I fucking loved that. Far from the best film I've ever seen (kind of shite on paper) but it totally stuck with me. As you said, pure mental. That fucking dance scene with the piano
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Post by: CorkonianHunger on February 18, 2021, 01:35:50 PM
Watched a French film called Calvaire. Hilariously messed up. French horrors are pure mental.

Heard about that one, although I thought it was Belgian? Maybe I'm thinking of another. Supposed to be great craic.
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Post by: open face surgery on February 18, 2021, 07:58:30 PM
Read The Exorcist this week so watched the movie last night and it was like watching it for the first time. Unreal.
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Post by: Slaughterday on February 20, 2021, 10:59:59 PM
Been on a Sidney Lumet binge the last few weekends. Q & A, Serpico, Before The Devil Knows You're Dead, Dog Day Afternoon...all deadly. Have Night Falls on Manhattan queued up for tomorrow too.
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Post by: CorkonianHunger on February 21, 2021, 01:08:34 AM
Been on a Sidney Lumet binge the last few weekends. Q & A, Serpico, Before The Devil Knows You're Dead, Dog Day Afternoon...all deadly. Have Night Falls on Manhattan queued up for tomorrow too.

Lumet is brilliant, really does the working class New York thing well. Helps that he has 70's Pacino in those 2 as well.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on February 21, 2021, 10:54:20 PM
Picked up on the epics again with Zhivago. Dialogue a little too British in places, but, yeah, epic! Was probably 12 or so when I last saw it.
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Post by: StoutAndAle on February 22, 2021, 05:25:43 PM
Lumet made some killer films over the years. I've never seen "Prince Of The City" but I must seek it out.

Watched "Palm Springs" over the weekend. Great craic - a kind of millennial "Groundhog Day". Andy Samberg steps up and proves that he can carry a 90 minute film rather than just an episode of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine". It looks great as well, the desert photography is excellent.

Also carried on my Bond initiation with "You Only Live Twice" - Heavy on the gadgets and running time. Some decent action sequences and effects.

However... I don't think that I have laughed as hard in recent memory as I did on Saturday evening when Bond underwent a "transformation" to make him Japanese to go undercover.

This entailed Sean Connery wearing a (different) wig, a straw hat and squinting a lot.

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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on February 23, 2021, 11:00:21 PM
Throw Momma From The Train

Another classic 80s flick, even if it's impossible for me to hear Billy Crystal's voice in any character without automatically thinking of Miracle Max.
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Post by: StoutAndAle on February 24, 2021, 09:40:07 AM
Throw Momma From The Train

Another classic 80s flick, even if it's impossible for me to hear Billy Crystal's voice in any character without automatically thinking of Miracle Max.

Haven't seen that in years - I'd say since it came out on video - definitely  not since the early 90s anyway. Does it hold up yeah? All I can remember from it is "OWWWWWWWWWWWWWEN!"


Watched "Listen Up, Phillip" last night. Wordy, Woody Allen-lite, Philip Roth-esque offering from Alex Ross Perry which I have to say I enjoyed a lot. More more so than than the last film of his that I saw - "The Colour Wheel" - which left me frustrated and annoyed.

Now that I think about it, it shares more than a smidge with Roth's "The Ghost Writer" in terms of plot.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on February 24, 2021, 09:48:44 AM
I enjoyed the hell out of it. And it got me wondering to what extent Momma's way of speaking inspired the creation of Cartman's character haha
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Post by: blessed1 on February 24, 2021, 11:14:34 AM
Watched Open Water for the first time. I really liked it. It's pretty fuckin scary and was really well done for the budget they had.
I love good shark movies.
The Reef was another great one.
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Post by: Eoin McLove on February 24, 2021, 06:37:02 PM
Big fan of shark movies.
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Post by: Blackout on February 24, 2021, 07:12:45 PM
Read The Exorcist this week so watched the movie last night and it was like watching it for the first time. Unreal.

Favourite ever horror movie. Catch the directors cut if you can.
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Post by: Emphyrio on February 24, 2021, 07:32:05 PM
Animal Farm and 1984 landed on today. Won't get to them for a while but looking forward to reading them both again.

The exorcist is a super book. As is the film, obviously.
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Post by: Carnage on February 24, 2021, 07:49:09 PM
Both awesome books. All 3 you mentioned are, actually.

The Exorcist is an odd one. I saw it first in my mid teens, and I thought it was hilarious. Didn't see it again 'til the director's cut came out and I found that more effective, maybe 'cos Pazuzu's face popping up freaked me out a bit, maybe 'cos I'm more of a pussy now. Still not sure what to make of the spiderwalk scene.

Exorcist III, that's one I haven't seen since the cinema, due a rewatch of that.
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Post by: Blackout on February 24, 2021, 08:03:09 PM
That flash of Pazuzu during the priest's dream with his ma going up and down the subway stairs was stuck in my head for ages after I'd seen it first time.
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Post by: CorkonianHunger on February 24, 2021, 08:05:58 PM
That flash of Pazuzu during the priest's dream with his ma going up and down the subway stairs was stuck in my head for ages after I'd seen it first time.

It's excellent, the best 'jump scare'. Not that it is a jump, more of an injection of cold fear. Love it.
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Post by: blessed1 on February 24, 2021, 09:22:40 PM
Yeah that scene is by far the spookiest in the whole movie.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on February 25, 2021, 10:32:04 PM
At home running a temperature today, so checked out the Zappa doc. It was grand but not great. I'm always happy to watch Zappa related stuff, but this just didn't really seem to add anything new, and prob of little interest to anyone not already into him.

Then the second Kingsmen film tonight. Not very good, though not really surprising.
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Post by: Nail_Bombed on February 26, 2021, 12:12:22 AM
Well, since Disney+ have put their Star "Grownup" section in, have checked out Cronenberg's The Fly for the first time in yonks.
That sure ain't wholesome family fare. But it is bloody great. "Penetration beyond the veil of flesh!"
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Post by: blessed1 on February 26, 2021, 09:32:18 AM
Apocalypto last night. Hadn't seen it in years. Amazing film.
A perfect host was another one I watched. Pretty decent thriller.
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Post by: Kurt Cocaine on February 26, 2021, 09:43:56 AM
Apocalypto last night. Hadn't seen it in years. Amazing film.
A perfect host was another one I watched. Pretty decent thriller.
Tropical Bleyage - Mala (2015)

https://youtu.be/o9PCfPXWBFg
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Post by: Ollkiller on February 26, 2021, 08:05:29 PM
Apocalypto last night. Hadn't seen it in years. Amazing film.
A perfect host was another one I watched. Pretty decent thriller.

Aye Apocalypto blew me away when I saw it. A rollercoaster of a movie. Have to 're watch now don't I.
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Post by: Pedrito on February 26, 2021, 11:00:36 PM
Had to feign tiredness/headache to escape halfway into Wonderwoman tonight. Dogshite.
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Post by: Nail_Bombed on February 27, 2021, 01:14:11 AM
More I'm hearing about the Wonder Woman sequel, the less I want to see it. I have a high tolerance for superheroic fluff - but Marvel are certainly strides ahead of what drivel WB/DC are pumping out. Has there been one of those recent DC films of any use yet apart from, maybe, Joker?
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Post by: Carnage on February 27, 2021, 01:18:40 AM
Both Wonder Woman films are shit, I can't see what the fuss was about with the first one.

I didn't mind Man Of Steel and enjoyed elements of Batman vs. Superman. Just bits though, mostly some visuals.
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Post by: Nail_Bombed on February 27, 2021, 01:29:53 AM
Both Wonder Woman films are shit, I can't see what the fuss was about with the first one.

I didn't mind Man Of Steel and enjoyed elements of Batman vs. Superman. Just bits though, mostly some visuals.

Ah, the first WW wasn't too bad - though it was attempting to do the same thing as Captain America: The First Avenger - just in the First World War. Grand enough - like I said, fairly high tolerance for this stuff, also been a Marvel head since I was a wee'un... 80s XMen storylines and so forth.
It just looks like the DC movies are floundering really with their output... pretty directionless. Sure, Zack Snyder will sort them all out, with massive slo-mo shots  ;) .
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Post by: Carnage on February 27, 2021, 01:40:34 AM
They shouldn't have even tried to copy the Marvel formula, they got the tone right and having a coherent long-term plan for them was the way to go. DC jumped the gun after Man Of Steel, tried to dive straight into their 'event' movie rather than introduce the characters individually and give them time to establish themselves. The results speak for themselves.
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Post by: Eoin McLove on February 27, 2021, 08:19:44 PM
Shallow Grave is on Film 4 at 2 tonight.  Recording set! Haven't seen it in years but I loved it as a gossoon.
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Post by: Ollkiller on February 27, 2021, 08:53:21 PM
Shallow Grave is on Film 4 at 2 tonight.  Recording set! Haven't seen it in years but I loved it as a gossoon.

Aye. Haven't seen that in donkeys years. Great flick.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on February 28, 2021, 11:40:01 PM
Watched The Silence of the Lambs tonight. For the first time ever! Just one of those things that slipped past over the years. Definitely stands up to the test of time anyway, although personally
...30 YEAR OLD SPOILER ALERT....
I'd have edited out the revenge reveal at the very, very end.
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Post by: StoutAndAle on March 01, 2021, 08:43:33 AM
Shallow Grave is on Film 4 at 2 tonight.  Recording set! Haven't seen it in years but I loved it as a gossoon.

As far as I know if it's on Film 4 then it'll be on the All4 app too.

"Trainspotting" - Danny Boyle's lesser known follow-up to "Shallow Grave" is on there too...

Actually - the All4 app is well worth downloading. Quality stuff on it.
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Post by: Carnage on March 01, 2021, 12:52:38 PM
Trainspotting is 25 years old this year, feck.
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Post by: StoutAndAle on March 01, 2021, 01:37:52 PM
The Bondathon continues;

"On Her Majesty's Secret Service" - the only outing for George Lazenby as James Bond.

I was aware of this film because a lot of people put it and its star down. Honestly, I can't see why - it's better than a few of the Sean Connery Bond films that I've watched. Lazenby is cool as fuck as Jimmy Bond as well, more understated and less cheesy than certain Connery moments. The stunts are pretty deadly too. At 145mins it's a little bit overlong but that seems to be creeping into the series as I go. The ending is excellent and was totally unexpected (I knew it was going to happen but you don't think that the studio would have the guts to do it).

I texted my buddy, Chuckles, who is a bit of a Bond aficionado and said as much as above to him. He replied that it's one of his favourite Bond films and that aparently Lazenby was signed up for 4 films in total but pissed off the producers so much that they sacked him. He said "you'll notice that it says Ian Fleming's OHMSS starring George Lazenby and not George Lazenby is James Bond in Ian Fleming's OHMSS cos they fired him long before it was released".

Lazenby's retort was to dress very un-Bondlike, a bit hippyish, and smoke weed throughout the premiere of the film.  :laugh:

"Bond..... eh...... heh heh...... Bond..... em...... James? James? Bond"
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Post by: Emphyrio on March 01, 2021, 01:45:36 PM
Very under-appreciated, as far as the Bond movies go.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on March 01, 2021, 01:59:47 PM
Always dug it myself too, from my very neutral-towards-Bond perspective.
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Post by: Carnage on March 01, 2021, 02:39:37 PM
It's one of my favourites too, worth watching for that last scene alone, the best moment in the franchise for me.

Lazenby was a complete prick onset. I saw an interview with Diana Rigg around the time she died where she said she did her best to help him out, teach him some diplomacy etc., but he had such a big head that he was essentially fired without finishing some sequences. His entire performance was dubbed by another actor afterward as he couldn't get the accent (he's Australian).
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Post by: ldj on March 01, 2021, 05:27:32 PM
Last couple of days viewings...

Mandy - Just batshit insane, has a very 80's horror vibe which I like, but not in a purposefully nostalgic way like Stranger Things or something. I've seen it described as a 'Heavy Metal' movie which is accurate.

Rosemary's Baby - Great movie, a real slow burn but it stays interesting all the way through, the end is a little campy but it's horror.

Santa Sangre - My first time watching a Jodorowsky film, very strange but when everything comes together at the end it's worth it.

The Fall - An entertaining enough movie.

Psycho - Pretty amazing film, I can sometimes struggle to watch really old films but this holds up, Anthony Perkins performance is great. Only low note is the 10 minute monologue at the end where they literally explain everything that has happened for the audience.
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Post by: open face surgery on March 01, 2021, 09:16:24 PM
Watched Brotherhood there. I remeber enjoying Kidulthood and Adulthood but maybe I was wrong. This was dogshit.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on March 01, 2021, 09:24:51 PM
Santa Sangre - My first time watching a Jodorowsky film, very strange but when everything comes together at the end it's worth it.

Definitely not a Jodorowsky starting point I'd personally recommend, but sure why not. The Holy Mountain is up there with sex, Physical Graffiti, and psychedelic trips on my list of things I think every human should experience at some point in their life.
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Post by: CorkonianHunger on March 01, 2021, 09:58:49 PM
Last couple of days viewings...

Mandy - Just batshit insane, has a very 80's horror vibe which I like, but not in a purposefully nostalgic way like Stranger Things or something. I've seen it described as a 'Heavy Metal' movie which is accurate.

Rosemary's Baby - Great movie, a real slow burn but it stays interesting all the way through, the end is a little campy but it's horror.

Santa Sangre - My first time watching a Jodorowsky film, very strange but when everything comes together at the end it's worth it.

The Fall - An entertaining enough movie.

Psycho - Pretty amazing film, I can sometimes struggle to watch really old films but this holds up, Anthony Perkins performance is great. Only low note is the 10 minute monologue at the end where they literally explain everything that has happened for the audience.

Big fan of Mandy, great flick.
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Post by: open face surgery on March 01, 2021, 11:08:22 PM
Santa Sangre - My first time watching a Jodorowsky film, very strange but when everything comes together at the end it's worth it.

Definitely not a Jodorowsky starting point I'd personally recommend, but sure why not. The Holy Mountain is up there with sex, Physical Graffiti, and psychedelic trips on my list of things I think every human should experience at some point in their life.

Got stoned, not a common occurrence, and went to see The Holy Mountain for the first time in the cinema last year. It was amazing. Must crack into his other stuff.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on March 01, 2021, 11:36:39 PM
I'd say you'd be equally into El Topo too, although nothing beats The Holy Mountain. I loved The Dance of Reality too; it's got a much more positive vibe than his early stuff, yet still shamelessly (in a good sense) embraces the full scatological to spiritual scope of life.
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Post by: blessed1 on March 03, 2021, 10:39:51 AM
Watched Seven Psychopaths last night. Had plenty of people tell me it was shit when it came out so never bothered with it.
I loved it. Thought it was very funny.
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Post by: Emphyrio on March 03, 2021, 10:54:41 AM
Coming to America 2 is due out this week so gonna rewatch the first one tonight.

Someone mentioned Thief a while back, watched it last night. Good movie.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on March 03, 2021, 12:09:26 PM
Yeah, I've been thinking of watching Coming to America too, although I'm worried I'll think it's rubbish now, haha.

Continuing my lockdown trend of catching up on ancient things I've never gotten around to, watched Tequila Sunrise last night. I really hadn't missed out on anything at all. It's basically an entire season of an 80s US soap opera condensed into two hours.
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Post by: Emphyrio on March 03, 2021, 01:14:22 PM
I've a pretty high tolerance for Eddie Murphy so that works in my favour. Herself on the other hand...
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Post by: CorkonianHunger on March 03, 2021, 02:27:14 PM
Coming to America 2 is due out this week so gonna rewatch the first one tonight.

Someone mentioned Thief a while back, watched it last night. Good movie.

80s Eddie Murphy is a king, we'll see what the sequel does.

Think I mentioned Thief, great flick alright.
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Post by: open face surgery on March 03, 2021, 05:10:15 PM
Watched Coming to America a month or two back and it's great. Not as good as Trading Places though. Will def check out the new one.
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Post by: Carnage on March 03, 2021, 05:20:08 PM
Never liked Coming To America TBH.

Watched Jungle last night, before it disappeared off Netflix. Daniel Radcliffe gets lost in the rainforest, has a hard time of it. All very predictable and familiar really, and given that it was based on the character's autobiography, no real tension about whether he'd make it. Worth a look but you'd miss nothing by not bothering with it.
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Post by: Necro Red on March 03, 2021, 07:04:57 PM
Rewatched The Colour Out Of Space last night. Fucking love it, probably helps that I'm a Lovecraft fan too. Cage going on a mad one, what's not to like ha ha
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Post by: Pedrito on March 03, 2021, 09:38:43 PM
Coming to America is still absolutely brilliant. Watched it recently and thought to myself 'yep, they certainly don't make them like that anymore'.

'Sexual chocolate, everybody, seeexual chocolate!'

Also a film that was packed to the brim with black actors and stunning black women decades before that Black Panter nonsense hit the screens.
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Post by: StoutAndAle on March 04, 2021, 10:47:31 AM
'Sexual chocolate, everybody, seeexual chocolate!'

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

"Coming To America" was a film myself and my kid brother must have watched 100 times or more growing up. I'm sure all of us of a particular vintage have several VHS tapes (recorded off the telly) that we know back to front. I dunno if I can do it to myself to watch the sequel.

To this day if I want to make my brother laugh (usually in less than ideal situations) - I'll just say "Man, you lyin... you ain't NEVER met Doctah Mar-tayn Lutha, da King!"

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Post by: Carnage on March 04, 2021, 02:35:17 PM
Watched The United States vs. Billie Holiday last night. Less a straight up bio, it covers the period between 1947 and 1957 when she was at her peak and being hounded by the Feds for singing Strange Fruit (drawing attention to institutional racism and inspiring the civil rights movement), while being used and abused by various men in various capacities. Heroin playing a big part, too. The film itself is OK, but Andra Day is brilliant as Holiday.
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Post by: astfgyl on March 04, 2021, 04:54:16 PM
'Sexual chocolate, everybody, seeexual chocolate!'

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

"Coming To America" was a film myself and my kid brother must have watched 100 times or more growing up. I'm sure all of us of a particular vintage have several VHS tapes (recorded off the telly) that we know back to front. I dunno if I can do it to myself to watch the sequel.

To this day if I want to make my brother laugh (usually in less than ideal situations) - I'll just say "Man, you lyin... you ain't NEVER met Doctah Mar-tayn Lutha, da King!"



Not about CTA, but that vhs thing took me back. Young Guns or Predator went on almost daily when I was a young lad
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on March 04, 2021, 09:49:14 PM
Just watched Jojo Rabbit there. Excellent, and on a much more profound level than I was expecting. Quite an achievement to write and successfully pull off the mix it runs with.
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Post by: Pedrito on March 04, 2021, 09:58:48 PM
It's brilliant alright
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Post by: open face surgery on March 05, 2021, 09:54:28 AM
Tis only great.
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Post by: Kunt 4 Life on March 05, 2021, 01:13:09 PM
Watched a film on Wednesday and Thursday night instead of watching Nolan and question time respectively.

Wednesday was 'await further instructions', a british horror flick about a family over Christmas,trapped inside their home by a mysterious black wall, and they're given instructions on the tv screen. Not brilliant but not bad either.

Thursday was 'Ghosts of War' about a group of 5 America soldiers in world war 2 occupied paris who have to stay guard over this deserted mansion. Or is it....dunt dunt duhhhhhhhh!!!!
 Was quite good with a few clues how it was going to end.


Also a thing in films I noticed. When ever there's a tapping on a pipe, the characters take a moment to realise it's Morrse code and then start writing the letters...how come they always manage to start writing at the start of the message?
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on March 08, 2021, 08:56:04 AM
The Neon Demon - Wasn't entirely sure what I was thinking of it while I was watching it, even less so just after, but it's been sort of haunting my thoughts over the last couple of days now, and I think that's a good sign since it's a kind of morality tale, allegory in a very traditional sense, just told in a very modern way. Amazing visuals in places, but that's Refn's trademark I suppose.

Last of the Mohicans - Haven't seen this since I was a kid. Very engaging, great action, but the in-between action bits could have benefited from a stronger director. Worth a revisit though, if like me you haven't seen it in years.
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Post by: CorkonianHunger on March 08, 2021, 11:23:32 AM
Goodfellas - for the 100th time.
No Country for Old Men - haven't seen it in years, good stuff.
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Post by: Emphyrio on March 08, 2021, 11:52:38 AM

Last of the Mohicans - Haven't seen this since I was a kid. Very engaging, great action, but the in-between action bits could have benefited from a stronger director. Worth a revisit though, if like me you haven't seen it in years.

Must watch that again, if only to hear in what context "I Will Find You" is played.
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Post by: StoutAndAle on March 08, 2021, 12:02:50 PM
Watched a few films over the weekend;

"The Last Thing He Wanted" - Absolute utter, UTTER shite. 2 hours wasted on this when I could have watched something... anything else. It is completely incomprehensible, the sound editing makes long portions of dialogue inaudible or muted. The plot makes little or no sense either and by the time you get to the end you're given a finale that is the cinematic equivalent of a shrug. Muck. Don't bother your hole(s).

EDIT: The trailer gives the impression that this film is based in a true story like "War Dogs", "Kill The Messenger" or something. It's not. Christ. The realisation of this fact has made it worse.

"Kingsman: The Secret Service" - Great craic altogether and I'm glad I watched it after the shite above. Cheered me up no end. Nice to see a film like this that doesn't take itself too seriously. Also great to see an actor with Colin Firth's chops having the time of his fucking life.

"Diamonds Are Forever" - Bondathon is still going forward. Connery is back and I kind of wish Lazenby was in this, back to the same schtick but this is one of the best Connery editions.

Finally - The Spanish Apartment Trilogy - never heard of this series of comedy/drama movies before but it's kind of like a French version of Linklater's "Before..." trilogy.

The films are titled "The Spanish Apartment (aka 'Pot Luck')", "Russian Dolls" and "Chinese Puzzle" respectively. They follow the life of a Parisian lad called Xavier as he goes on an Erasmus year in Barcelona, then navigating his late 20s and the final one sees him at 40. I have to say that all three are very enjoyable, the first two are slightly overlong but still good - the last one is great. All three films are showing on MUBI for the next week or so. Recommended.
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Post by: Carnage on March 08, 2021, 01:57:06 PM
Watched one called Solis on Netflix last night. A lad is stuck in an escape pod after an explosion on the asteroid he was mining. Rescue is in the way but will they reach him before he flies into the sun?

Relatively low budget, fairly predictable but enjoyable all the same. Leaving Netflix tomorrow.
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Post by: Emphyrio on March 08, 2021, 04:36:52 PM
Synchronic - Sci-fi/drama with Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan as paramedics. Strange in a bad way. On one hand it has the drama of one of them being terminally ill. On the other, the two of them are dealing with a pandemic of a new drug that allows the user to time-travel. Bizarre, stupid combination of genres.
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Post by: astfgyl on March 08, 2021, 05:31:08 PM
I have a real soft spot for the oul time travel stuff on paper but it usually doesn't work out as well as I think it could. I'm still nearly intrigued enough to watch it despite the bizarre/stupid assessment. I'll probably be back saying it's shit.
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Post by: Emphyrio on March 08, 2021, 06:34:27 PM
I'm a big sci-fi fan, love time travel stuff but this is daft. The two lads actually have good chemistry and the dramatic stuff isn't bad, it just seems a strange concoction.
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Post by: Carnage on March 08, 2021, 06:39:35 PM
If ye like time travel movies, it's hard to top Primer. Great stuff, and made for tuppence ha'penny.
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Post by: astfgyl on March 08, 2021, 07:53:40 PM
Gonna watch whichever of those 2 is on Netflix. Primer has better reviews so hopefully that one
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Post by: Ollkiller on March 08, 2021, 08:26:50 PM
Gonna watch whichever of those 2 is on Netflix. Primer has better reviews so hopefully that one

Primer is a mind melt of a movie. Defo unlike other sci fi's
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Post by: Eoin McLove on March 08, 2021, 09:21:50 PM
If ye like time travel movies, it's hard to top Primer. Great stuff, and made for tuppence ha'penny.

Hot Tub Time Machine!
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on March 08, 2021, 09:48:34 PM
Finally - The Spanish Apartment Trilogy - never heard of this series of comedy/drama movies before but it's kind of like a French version of Linklater's "Before..." trilogy.

The films are titled "The Spanish Apartment (aka 'Pot Luck')", "Russian Dolls" and "Chinese Puzzle" respectively. They follow the life of a Parisian lad called Xavier as he goes on an Erasmus year in Barcelona, then navigating his late 20s and the final one sees him at 40. I have to say that all three are very enjoyable, the first two are slightly overlong but still good - the last one is great. All three films are showing on MUBI for the next week or so. Recommended.

The first one is an institution over here, but I think the second two are slightly better, even though I'm not a big fan. You forgot to mention that Vince Vaughn's wife from True Detective is in 'em.

Just watched a good one that was on one of the domestic VOD channels here, Perfect Sense, with Ewan McGregor and the ever sumptuous Eva Green. It's about a pandemic that one by one strips everyone's senses away. Made in 2011...first sense to go is smell!
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Post by: StoutAndAle on March 09, 2021, 08:49:16 AM
The first one is an institution over here, but I think the second two are slightly better, even though I'm not a big fan. You forgot to mention that Vince Vaughn's wife from True Detective is in 'em.

No, I have just chosen to erase that season of True Detective from my mind.

( I have no recollection of her in TD2 at all! Only Vaughn, Tim Riggins and Codden Fadden.)
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on March 09, 2021, 09:12:43 AM
Haha, I know what you mean...although, I did rewatch it in the run up to season 3 and got more out of it second time round, clearly since I was no longer expecting something that would match the first season. Vince Vaughn is really the only genuinely awful thing about it, some other bits are just poor, but if it had been a first season of something, it would have been well received. Anyway, sorry, wrong thread. She's also in Calvary.
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Post by: StoutAndAle on March 10, 2021, 09:19:29 AM
Tracy Morgan is to play Louis Armstrong in a self-financed biopic.

There it is, lads. The edge of cinema.

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Post by: Born of Fire on March 11, 2021, 11:42:28 AM
Watched Coming To America and the sequel back to back. Original still holds up great and the sequel is actually daycent.
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Post by: Blizzard Beast on March 11, 2021, 01:11:46 PM
Recently watched I care a lot which was  pretty good if you like your con artist type movies.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9893250/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9893250/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0)

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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on March 11, 2021, 08:48:25 PM
Took us a couple of nights, but just finished Once Upon A Time In America. Wow. They don't make 'em like that anymore! Complex, subtle, emotionally challenging. Should have watched it years ago.
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Post by: Pedrito on March 11, 2021, 08:59:55 PM
Took us a couple of nights, but just finished Once Upon A Time In America. Wow. They don't make 'em like that anymore! Complex, subtle, emotionally challenging. Should have watched it years ago.

Yep it's pure amazoballs
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Post by: Pedrito on March 11, 2021, 09:00:40 PM
Watched Coming To America and the sequel back to back. Original still holds up great and the sequel is actually daycent.

Watched the new one. Good craic. Leave yer brain at home and enjoy it.
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Post by: Pedrito on March 11, 2021, 09:02:06 PM
Watched Samurai movie Zatoichi last night. Great watch.
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Post by: Kunt 4 Life on March 11, 2021, 09:19:32 PM
Watched Green Room last night. Odd seeing Patrick Stewart as the neo nazi owner of a skin head bar.
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Post by: Carnage on March 11, 2021, 09:25:06 PM
Dad Savage is another one where he plays a bollocks, worth a look but not amazing.
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Post by: Slaughterday on March 11, 2021, 10:17:58 PM
Green Room is great craic.

Any recommendations for anything in the style of Man Bites Dog/Der Todesking? Something that takes a black comedy approach to horrific events.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on March 11, 2021, 10:20:35 PM
Just wondering if any of you on here use Letterboxd? https://letterboxd.com/

A mate convinced me to open an account recently, and so far it has been a pretty handy way of quickly finding film ideas, and also having a very handy "what to watch" watchlist.
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Post by: CorkonianHunger on March 11, 2021, 10:24:54 PM
Just wondering if any of you on here use Letterboxd? https://letterboxd.com/

A mate convinced me to open an account recently, and so far it has been a pretty handy way of quickly finding film ideas, and also having a very handy "what to watch" watchlist.

I have it and it's really good for finding films imo. You get the list stuff which is nice but I use it mainly just to add things to a watchlist, when I want to watch something I can just check it. You can filter your list by decade, genre, lagnuage etc too.
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Post by: Kunt 4 Life on March 14, 2021, 09:47:24 AM
So Avatar Is now back to being the biggest grossing film of all time. How can a film that has largely been forgotten about and no real impact without any real rave reviews made it to the top?
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on March 14, 2021, 10:19:35 AM
Just wondering if any of you on here use Letterboxd? https://letterboxd.com/

A mate convinced me to open an account recently, and so far it has been a pretty handy way of quickly finding film ideas, and also having a very handy "what to watch" watchlist.

I have it and it's really good for finding films imo. You get the list stuff which is nice but I use it mainly just to add things to a watchlist, when I want to watch something I can just check it. You can filter your list by decade, genre, lagnuage etc too.

Yeah, it's already been useful quite a few evenings, saving precious time trying to think of something to watch!
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Post by: StoutAndAle on March 15, 2021, 09:46:09 AM

Just wondering if any of you on here use Letterboxd? https://letterboxd.com/

A mate convinced me to open an account recently, and so far it has been a pretty handy way of quickly finding film ideas, and also having a very handy "what to watch" watchlist.


I have it and it's really good for finding films imo. You get the list stuff which is nice but I use it mainly just to add things to a watchlist, when I want to watch something I can just check it. You can filter your list by decade, genre, lagnuage etc too.

Yeah, I use it too. A buddy of mine got me on it when it first started as a beta test site - then it was opened up and it turned into every other social media platform with people sniping and bitching at each other... about film reviews!

I still use it to log films but the adverts are starting to drive me fucking nuts.
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Post by: Born of Fire on March 15, 2021, 10:07:56 AM
Watched Greenland over the weekend, standard enough apocalypse fare, some cool visual of comet fragment impacts.

The Upside, Bryan Cranston plays a quadriplegic who hires ex con Kevin Hart to be his carer. Enjoyed this one more than I expected.
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Post by: StoutAndAle on March 15, 2021, 10:11:04 AM
Green Room is great craic.

Any recommendations for anything in the style of Man Bites Dog/Der Todesking? Something that takes a black comedy approach to horrific events.

A few that I can think of off the top of my head would be;

"Er Ist Wieder Da/Look Who's Back" - Basically "Borat" but with Hitler as the main protagonist.

And Chris Morris' "Four Lions" and "The Day Shall Come".

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Post by: open face surgery on March 15, 2021, 10:29:36 AM
Didn't realise it was Picard in The Green Room for ages when I watched it. Enjoyable film.

Finally watched Mandy last night which was spectacular.

The Upside, Bryan Cranston plays a quadriplegic who hires ex con Kevin Hart to be his carer. Enjoyed this one more than I expected.

An absolute outrage they didn't get an actual quadriplegic to play the role.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on March 15, 2021, 11:21:26 AM
The Upside, Bryan Cranston plays a quadriplegic who hires ex con Kevin Hart to be his carer. Enjoyed this one more than I expected.

It's a scene-for-scene remake of the French film Intouchables (the true story it's based on happened in France). Haven't seen the remake, but the original was great anyway.

With all the talk of it recently, re-watched Coming To America last night. It was probably best left to my memories, have to say; definitely a film that should be about 30 minutes shorter anyway! Won't be watching the second one.

Have to put The Day Shall Come on my list actually, been meaning to watch it for a while.
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Post by: Born of Fire on March 15, 2021, 01:18:47 PM
Didn't know that about The Upside, probably as well off to stick with just the original then if you've already seen it.

I found The Day Shall Come to be middling enough. Four Lions on the other hand is one of my all time favourites.

Really need to get The Colour Out Of Space and Mandy watched. I'm long overdue a fix of manic Nic Cage!
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Post by: Yung Led Zeppelin on March 15, 2021, 01:37:33 PM
Four Lions is fucking brilliant, must rewatch.

Had somehow never seen Close Encounters of the Third Kind until this weekend. An absolute joy to watch.
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Post by: CorkonianHunger on March 15, 2021, 01:39:16 PM
And Chris Morris' "Four Lions" and "The Day Shall Come".

Morris is a genius.
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Post by: open face surgery on March 15, 2021, 05:49:14 PM
Went to see Four Lions in the cinema. So good. I think I watched the more recent one but genuinely can't remember off hand and yes, an absolute genius.
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Post by: CorkonianHunger on March 16, 2021, 12:23:43 AM
Speaking of Four Lions, Riz Ahmed was in that film Sound of Metal last year. Anyone catch it yet? Heard good things but haven't caught it yet.
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Post by: open face surgery on March 16, 2021, 10:11:07 AM
Ya, I watched it and thought it was alright. Really can't say more than that. Wouldn't watch it again.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on March 18, 2021, 10:32:09 AM
Watched Adam & Paul as our obligatory Irish Paddy's Day movie last night. It really is a powerful piece of cinema, bubbling over with pathos due to pulling zero punches. Been over ten years since I saw it last I'd say, and I think I enjoyed it more than ever yesterday.
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Post by: Kurt Cocaine on March 18, 2021, 10:40:39 AM
Yep, I haven't seen it since it came out. I've been meaning to watch it with my good Spanish lady to show her the 'real' Dublin.  :-X
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Post by: Emphyrio on March 18, 2021, 10:40:53 AM
Bleak but excellent.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on March 18, 2021, 10:44:55 AM
Yep, I haven't seen it since it came out. I've been meaning to watch it with my good Spanish lady to show her the 'real' Dublin.  :-X

It's the one Irish film I purposely put on the long finger to show herself too. Not only because of the way it portrays Dublin, but also because you just don't know how a non-Irish person is going to react to you laughing at some of the genuinely hilarious parts, some of which are mixed right in with the grimness. It's definitely up in the top five of all Irish cinema for me.

Here's a great interview extract of (excellent) actor Michael Smiley talking about it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpa2YX_quGQ
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Post by: Kurt Cocaine on March 18, 2021, 10:51:47 AM
Yep, I haven't seen it since it came out. I've been meaning to watch it with my good Spanish lady to show her the 'real' Dublin.  :-X

It's the one Irish film I purposely put on the long finger to show herself too. Not only because of the way it portrays Dublin, but also because you just don't know how a non-Irish person is going to react to you laughing at some of the genuinely hilarious parts, some of which are mixed right in with the grimness. It's definitely up in the top five of all Irish cinema for me.

Here's a great interview extract of (excellent) actor Michael Smiley talking about it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpa2YX_quGQ
Exactly the same Chris. I'm putting a reminder on for tomorrow night. It's high time she was introduced to the delights and horrors of this movie.
I'll give her the chance to swalla a few cans of Hop House first....
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on March 18, 2021, 10:53:02 AM
True enough, we'd had a couple of whiskey and Guinness chasers before putting it on, haha.
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Post by: Kurt Cocaine on March 18, 2021, 10:54:53 AM
I think I'll need a couple meself, hahaha  :laugh:
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Post by: StoutAndAle on March 18, 2021, 11:19:49 AM
"Judas & The Black Messiah" - 4/5

Enjoyed this a lot. Interesting story. I had trouble understanding Daniel Kaluuya's  American accent at points in the film though - when he is giving his speeches for example - considering he is supposed to be an orator.

I am mystified as to how both Kaluuya (protagonist) and Lakeith Stanfield (antagonist) can both be nominated for Best Supporting Actor - surely one of them is the main actor in this?

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Post by: CorkonianHunger on March 18, 2021, 01:42:37 PM
Yep, I haven't seen it since it came out. I've been meaning to watch it with my good Spanish lady to show her the 'real' Dublin.  :-X

It's the one Irish film I purposely put on the long finger to show herself too. Not only because of the way it portrays Dublin, but also because you just don't know how a non-Irish person is going to react to you laughing at some of the genuinely hilarious parts, some of which are mixed right in with the grimness. It's definitely up in the top five of all Irish cinema for me.

Here's a great interview extract of (excellent) actor Michael Smiley talking about it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpa2YX_quGQ

Michael Smiley is brilliant. He is excellent in Wheatley's films, especially A Field in England and underrated in his first film Down Terrace.
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Post by: Carnage on March 18, 2021, 02:04:58 PM
He's great but he'll always be Tyres from Spaced for me. Decent in Luther, too.
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Post by: Slaughterday on March 20, 2021, 08:32:56 AM
The Golden Globe / Der Goldene Handschuh

Grim. Like watching Autopsy's 'Acts of The Unspeakable' album in cinematic form. Good film though, it's somewhat in the vein of Henry: Portrait of A Serial Killer, or Angst.
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Post by: blessed1 on March 20, 2021, 10:10:03 AM
The Golden Globe / Der Goldene Handschuh

Grim. Like watching Autopsy's 'Acts of The Unspeakable' album in cinematic form. Good film though, it's somewhat in the vein of Henry: Portrait of A Serial Killer, or Angst.

That was a nasty film. Really bleak and everyone is so rotten in it.
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Post by: astfgyl on March 20, 2021, 10:18:12 AM
Wolf Creek 2 last night. Piss poor in almost every way it could be poor
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Post by: Emphyrio on March 20, 2021, 11:29:50 AM
Only watched the first one last week. Well, I watched it years ago but I was drinking and it turns out I remembered fuckall. The second one not worth a go so?
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Post by: astfgyl on March 20, 2021, 11:43:21 AM
I really enjoyed the first one but the second one is like a parody of it. Same actor playing the bould lad but the rest is preposterous.
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Post by: Emphyrio on March 20, 2021, 11:52:29 AM
There's a TV series too. Think Mick is in it again. They do milk the fuck out of horror stories/characters.
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Post by: astfgyl on March 20, 2021, 12:06:20 PM
I'll give the series a miss if WC2 is anything to go by
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Post by: Thorn on March 20, 2021, 03:46:25 PM
Wolf Creek 2 last night. Piss poor in almost every way it could be poor

Funny, I only added that to my Netflix list last night because I can't remember if I've seen it. I thought the first one was a good watch.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: astfgyl on March 20, 2021, 11:10:02 PM
Wolf Creek 2 last night. Piss poor in almost every way it could be poor

Funny, I only added that to my Netflix list last night because I can't remember if I've seen it. I thought the first one was a good watch.

The first one was a decent flick but this lacks all the suspense and underlying horror of the first and instead focuses on making some sort of cartoon hero out of the lad. It's like what the last Predator film is to the first one in terms of mood
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Thorn on March 20, 2021, 11:18:21 PM
 Well ,I'll get back to you on that, lowered expectations might work in its favour now
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Post by: CorkonianHunger on March 21, 2021, 02:27:26 PM
Rewatched Pusher 2 with my mate as he hadn't seen it. Great stuff.

Put on Jackie Chan's Police Story form 1985, brilliant show, one of the funniest slap stick films I've ever seen too.
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Post by: open face surgery on March 21, 2021, 09:34:31 PM
Captain Fantastic. Thinking about Varg throughout was prob the most entertaining aspect. It was fine.
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Post by: StoutAndAle on March 22, 2021, 09:21:34 AM
Rewatched Pusher 2 with my mate as he hadn't seen it. Great stuff.

Put on Jackie Chan's Police Story form 1985, brilliant show, one of the funniest slap stick films I've ever seen too.

"Police Story" is fucking insane. The lightbulb stunt is something to behold. It's amazing to think what Jackie Chan and his stunt crew were able to achieve (and were actually allowed to do) in the 1980s.

Have you seen the other Jackie Chan films from that period? The second Police Story, "Project A", "Wheels On Meals", Armour Of God", etc. - they're all worth a watch.
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Post by: Pedrito on March 22, 2021, 09:51:25 AM
After subjecting myself to the Justice League this weekend (was grand, drivel really if I'm being very honest) I watched the Warriors last night. Night and day stuff. So good. Creative, energetic, trend setting, a real cinematic experience. Not this dead in the head, formulaic superhero rubbish that has everyone convinced it's art.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: StoutAndAle on March 22, 2021, 10:25:25 AM
After subjecting myself to the Justice League this weekend (was grand, drivel really if I'm being very honest) I watched the Warriors last night. Night and day stuff. So good. Creative, energetic, trend setting, a real cinematic experience. Not this dead in the head, formulaic superhero rubbish that has everyone convinced it's art.

Good call. "The Warriors" is excellent. Proper film making. The 1970s is a purple patch for excellent cinema.

"Hard Times " and "The Driver" are another two great films from early on in Walter Hill's career. 
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Post by: Carnage on March 22, 2021, 02:23:36 PM
The Warriors is excellent, great soundtrack too.
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Post by: CorkonianHunger on March 22, 2021, 04:39:05 PM
"Police Story" is fucking insane. The lightbulb stunt is something to behold. It's amazing to think what Jackie Chan and his stunt crew were able to achieve (and were actually allowed to do) in the 1980s.

Have you seen the other Jackie Chan films from that period? The second Police Story, "Project A", "Wheels On Meals", Armour Of God", etc. - they're all worth a watch.

I haven't watched those 80s films in years so revisiting them. Have those and Drunken Master on the list. Really says a lot when those stunts stick in your head. The bus part was insane too. It's also hilarious. Lightbulb scene was so mental they had to show it 3 times ha.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Thorn on March 22, 2021, 06:32:17 PM
Wolf Creek 2 last night. Piss poor in almost every way it could be poor

Funny, I only added that to my Netflix list last night because I can't remember if I've seen it. I thought the first one was a good watch.

The first one was a decent flick but this lacks all the suspense and underlying horror of the first and instead focuses on making some sort of cartoon hero out of the lad. It's like what the last Predator film is to the first one in terms of mood

Well I actually enjoyed the fuck out of that, compared to  contemporary horror flicks it's a great watch. Oul Mick is some boy so he is. The kind of dude I'd been hoping for in Jeepers Creepers til it went all supernatural tits up. Nice to step out of this super sensitive PC  society and watch a real man at work  :abbath:
Title: Re: Film
Post by: astfgyl on March 22, 2021, 07:22:52 PM
Those lowered expectations certainly helped you out! Maybe if I'd gone into it the same way instead of expecting it to be like the first one I'd have enjoyed it more too.

I judged it by the complete lack of a storyline, the bad acting, the ridiculous cliches such as people not running away when having loads of chances to do so, stopping the car for no reason whilst escaping perfectly well, and then the cunning killer being as thick as shit with the main victim. It just didn't come off well at all but I do understand that sometimes that can be what's wanted from an evening's mindless entertainment.
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Post by: Ollkiller on March 22, 2021, 08:44:39 PM
First wolf creek is very good. Second is beyond awful.
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Post by: Doctor Crippen on March 22, 2021, 10:21:18 PM
After subjecting myself to the Justice League this weekend (was grand, drivel really if I'm being very honest) I watched the Warriors last night. Night and day stuff. So good. Creative, energetic, trend setting, a real cinematic experience. Not this dead in the head, formulaic superhero rubbish that has everyone convinced it's art.

I have a soft spot for a film called The Wanderers, saw it when i was only a child and loved the soundtrack, about gangs in the mid sixties in the Bronx. Love the warriors as well.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on March 22, 2021, 10:34:35 PM
I saw that years ago, Ken Wahl from Wiseguy was in it if I recall.
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Post by: Doctor Crippen on March 22, 2021, 11:05:25 PM
Now ye have it, there are some brilliant parts to it
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Post by: Caomhaoin on March 23, 2021, 08:24:11 PM
Trying to think of a few Irish films to watch with the bird over Easter, there are those Cartoon Saloon ones on Apple TV, and the usual few knocking around on the platforms.

The one I can’t find, and which is definitely my favourite Irish show ever, is I Went Down. It’s so fuckin’ funny, Gleeson getting pissed off at Frank the whole time sounds easy but the acting is just top of the range . A classic.

The story is daft, but I could watch that every evening for a week and not get sick of it.

I’d order the DVD or blue ray if I had something to play it on. Playstation maybe?
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on March 23, 2021, 08:27:18 PM
I've actually never seen it and have been trying to find a dl of it for a couple of months now, but no luck.
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Post by: Caomhaoin on March 23, 2021, 08:32:37 PM
Ya you’d love it.

I got a torrent of it years ago, it took about 3 days to download. I asked a lad I work with who downloads shit non stop to have a look, no dice either.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on March 23, 2021, 08:44:14 PM
Yeah, I've a torrent sitting there that hasn't budged off 0.0% for a week.
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Post by: Carnage on March 23, 2021, 08:50:41 PM
I got lucky and picked up the DVD for €2 in a charity shop a while back. Great fillum.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Necro Red on March 26, 2021, 11:42:31 AM
I watched The Void last night. Decent horror with the 80s Carpenter nod and visual effects. Only issue I had was the characters and back stories, but a minor issue really. Worth the watch I'd say
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on March 27, 2021, 10:02:54 AM
Have watched a few recently, but nothing to really write home about. Last night, however, stuck on The Kid Detective, and that's one that I can definitely recommend; hugely entertaining, mix of silly and dark humour, plus some darkness with no humour at all. Not a family movie, despite what the title might lead one to believe!
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Post by: blessed1 on March 27, 2021, 11:35:37 AM
Watched Once Upon A Time In Hollywood for the second time last night.
Didnt like it the first time around and said I'd give it another chance. Its really not that good.
Probably his worst one imo.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on March 27, 2021, 12:12:28 PM
I'll take your word for it and spare myself a second go so!
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Post by: Emphyrio on March 27, 2021, 01:12:35 PM
Coming 2 America. Quite poor. Very few elements worked and completely reliant on the nostalgia buzz.
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Post by: astfgyl on March 27, 2021, 02:46:58 PM
Had a decent run last night with Joker and Fight Club.

Seen em both before but still very good
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Post by: Doctor Crippen on March 27, 2021, 11:01:05 PM
Just watched the post with tom hanks, not bad
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Post by: leatherface on March 27, 2021, 11:09:02 PM
Rewatched Pusher 2 with my mate as he hadn't seen it. Great stuff.

Put on Jackie Chan's Police Story form 1985, brilliant show, one of the funniest slap stick films I've ever seen too.

"Police Story" is fucking insane. The lightbulb stunt is something to behold. It's amazing to think what Jackie Chan and his stunt crew were able to achieve (and were actually allowed to do) in the 1980s.

Have you seen the other Jackie Chan films from that period? The second Police Story, "Project A", "Wheels On Meals", Armour Of God", etc. - they're all worth a watch.

That bicycle chase scene from 'Project A' is hilarious, 'Armour of God' when he is fighting those women towards the end, equally hilarious. Samo Hung was the co-star in 'Wheels on Meals', think he was a childhood friend of Jackie Chan, just as skilled as Chan but never gets much kudos.

If anyone is interested in other, more obscure martial arts movies I would recommend 'Fist of the White Lotus', (Shaw studios), many great films from the Shaw Brothers studiosl
Title: Re: Film
Post by: leatherface on March 27, 2021, 11:12:51 PM
Had forgotten about this great intro to a rather mediocre movie:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z73i7tlFuHE
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Doctor Crippen on March 27, 2021, 11:17:07 PM
Just for nostalgia im gonna watch The lost boys, cryyyyyy little sister
Title: Re: Film
Post by: astfgyl on March 27, 2021, 11:43:56 PM
Just for nostalgia im gonna watch The lost boys, cryyyyyy little sister

Great film, great soundtrack
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Kurt Cocaine on March 27, 2021, 11:47:00 PM
Did they ever find them?
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Doctor Crippen on March 27, 2021, 11:52:30 PM
Under the bed
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Kurt Cocaine on March 28, 2021, 12:22:00 AM
Under the bed

Wank sock?
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Doctor Crippen on March 28, 2021, 12:33:52 AM
No you hang on to that 👍
Title: Re: Film
Post by: astfgyl on March 28, 2021, 12:38:06 AM
Pure fuckin boomerangs
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Doctor Crippen on March 28, 2021, 12:42:27 AM
😉
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on March 28, 2021, 09:43:05 AM
Promising Young Woman last night. Decent, mainly because it - in a very uncharacteristic of US movies way - throws curve balls at you right up to the end. Pretty funny seeing Bo Burnham turn up in a movie too!
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Post by: Pedrito on March 28, 2021, 05:52:08 PM
Watched The Dig with Ralph Fiennes and Carey Mulligan. A nice mellow watch about finding and excavating Sutton Woo. Nice old English countryside feel to the whole.thing with strong, nicely handled performances by all involved. Well worth a watch especially on a Sunday.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on March 28, 2021, 06:08:03 PM
Sutton https://youtu.be/_0t6llGkBLo ?
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on March 28, 2021, 06:11:24 PM
Watched The Dig with Ralph Fiennes and Carey Mulligan. A nice mellow watch about finding and excavating Sutton Woo. Nice old English countryside feel to the whole.thing with strong, nicely handled performances by all involved. Well worth a watch especially on a Sunday.

Have that on my watchlist but will have to bump it up. Didn't realize Carey Mulligan was in it; she plays protagonist in Promising Young Woman too.
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Post by: Pedrito on March 28, 2021, 06:33:25 PM
Watched The Dig with Ralph Fiennes and Carey Mulligan. A nice mellow watch about finding and excavating Sutton Woo. Nice old English countryside feel to the whole.thing with strong, nicely handled performances by all involved. Well worth a watch especially on a Sunday.

Have that on my watchlist but will have to bump it up. Didn't realize Carey Mulligan was in it; she plays protagonist in Promising Young Woman too.

She's a good actress. Was good in Shame too.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on March 28, 2021, 06:45:09 PM
Ain't seen that either.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on March 29, 2021, 12:23:37 AM
Just watched Black '47 there, one I'd had on the list for a while. Bleak, bleak stuff but very decent despite it being fairly light on plot. A cracking western, really.
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Post by: StoutAndAle on March 29, 2021, 09:04:13 AM
That bicycle chase scene from 'Project A' is hilarious, 'Armour of God' when he is fighting those women towards the end, equally hilarious. Samo Hung was the co-star in 'Wheels on Meals', think he was a childhood friend of Jackie Chan, just as skilled as Chan but never gets much kudos.

If anyone is interested in other, more obscure martial arts movies I would recommend 'Fist of the White Lotus', (Shaw studios), many great films from the Shaw Brothers studiosl

Yeah Sammo Hung and Jackie Chan were in the Peking Opera training school together fro mwhe nthey were kids. They were part of the "Seven Stars" programme - Chan, Hung with the Yuens Biao, Wah and Kwai (Corey Yuen) and others. Sammo Hung is a master in his own right - he never got the breaks that Chan got (he also didn't have surgery on his eyes and face to make himself look less Asian like Jackie Chan did).

Along with being a phenomenal martial artist/acrobat (at about 17 stone no less!) he is a fantastic comedic actor and director. I would recommend watching "Eastern Condors", "Spooky Encounters", "Pedicab Driver" but most of all "The Prodigal Son" all directed and mainly starring him.
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Post by: astfgyl on March 29, 2021, 11:26:55 AM
Watched Extinction and The Bad Batch last night.

Extinction had a bit of a twist in it, wasn't bad.

The Bad Batch was a strange one but I enjoyed it for its' silliness
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Post by: open face surgery on March 29, 2021, 11:39:23 AM
Just watched Black '47 there, one I'd had on the list for a while. Bleak, bleak stuff but very decent despite it being fairly light on plot. A cracking western, really.

Famine Rambo or just Fambo for short. Might watch it again.
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Post by: Caomhaoin on March 30, 2021, 07:04:41 PM
Chris, any of those French comedies on Amazon worth a look? I just watched Stalingrad, what a downer :(

Beverly Hills Cop to raise the mood now.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on March 30, 2021, 07:17:25 PM
Chris, any of those French comedies on Amazon worth a look? I just watched Stalingrad, what a downer :(

Couple of the old ones: Le Placard, Le Grand blond avec une chaussure noire (think I mentioned it here before), Bienvenue à bord is good fun, L'Arnacoeur is a watchable rom-com if you're sitting down with herself. There's loads on there I've never seen, a few classics too, and the lists might not be the same in France and Spain...?
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Post by: Caomhaoin on March 30, 2021, 07:46:52 PM
There’s a whole subsection of them so they’ll be similar I guess. I’ll give one of them a look that you’ve mentioned
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Post by: Caomhaoin on March 31, 2021, 08:36:15 PM
Watched a couple of those SpongBob Squarepants fillums over the last two days with the young lad. Great craic altogether.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Kurt Cocaine on March 31, 2021, 09:05:42 PM
Any tits?
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Post by: Doctor Crippen on March 31, 2021, 09:11:31 PM
Watch Dead mans shoes again, intense
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Post by: Kurt Cocaine on March 31, 2021, 09:16:54 PM
Watch Dead mans shoes again, intense
First time watching it was jaw dropping. Paddy Considine, what a performance.
Second time I watched it was a waste of time because I knew what was coming....
For anyone who hasn't seen it..... do!
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on March 31, 2021, 09:23:53 PM
Watched it again about a month ago, first time for a while. It holds up, great film.
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Post by: CorkonianHunger on March 31, 2021, 09:28:35 PM
Watch Dead mans shoes again, intense

This film was on TV when I was a young boy. Maybe 8 or 9. It had a comedy tone at the start. No idea why I was watching it think it was on the upstairs TV. The suitcase scene definitely hit me hard at that age, in a brooding sense. Rewatched it recently it's intense but great.
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Post by: Doctor Crippen on March 31, 2021, 09:31:10 PM
I think if I met paddy considine even though i know its a  film i would still be nervous, that intensity is alive in him
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Post by: open face surgery on March 31, 2021, 11:01:04 PM
Incredible film. A few beauts around that time in that vein. Utter bleakness. Tyrannosaur written and directed by Paddy is 10/10 as well.

Shane Meadows, and TV, but the 4 parter The Virtues from a few years ago is worth a watch on a sunny day. Mental.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Doctor Crippen on March 31, 2021, 11:12:03 PM
Cheers ill check out the virtues next
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Post by: Blackout on March 31, 2021, 11:44:26 PM
Seen Hellraiser 1 and 2 over the last few days. The 1st one was cool but Pinhead turning "good guy" in the 2nd was a bit ridiculous.
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Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on March 31, 2021, 11:49:28 PM
Cheers ill check out the virtues next

One of the most powerful dramas I've ever seen.

Never heard of Tyrannosaur, sticking on watchlist now, nice one.
Title: Re: Film
Post by: Carnage on April 01, 2021, 12:29:51 AM
Tyrannosaur is fantastic, hard