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by Godzilla » Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:48 pm

Get Out - 8/10 - to go into details would spoil it. Just a wonderfully cast and directed movie. Well worth seeing at the​ cinema and supporting as it's a quality movie that knows how to unsettle.

Spoilers for comparison to other movies.....

A jump scare straight out of a horror sequel, it has also taken notes from Society, Shutter Island, Skeleton Key and Martyrs. Really it's a thriller but with horror elements and genuine sense of dread.


Short Cuts - 10/10 such a classic 90s movie. Basically it's Pulp Fiction but a hell of a lot longer and with a huge cast. Truly special and one of my all time faves.

The Campaign - 6/10 funny bits are great but there are large parts without a chuckle.

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by That's not a growth » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:14 am

Finish.Last wrote:Peppa Pig : My First Cinema Experience

6/10

This brave, boundary-pushing commentary on society's increasing need to demonstrate as publicly as possible how much it's enjoying itself is ultimately disappointing but deserves credit both for tackling such a red-hot topic and for it's genre-mashing, media-munching execution.

The opening act is essentially a 'strawberry float you' to its audience, defying their expectations and playing roughly with their finely-tuned cinema-literacy. You could feel the unease in the air as the films opening gambit played out; a girl, human (just), busies herself in an otherwise empty but idyllic garden, teasing some blooms into another perfect display which no-one will see. It might not be the most subtle admonishment of what we have become, but good Lord, it's devastating. Brutal.

The challenges don't stop there, though. Within seconds, just as one is beginning to settle, to comprehend the visual maze with which one is presented, the girl looks directly onto camera - she knows the audience is there, watching. She stops what she is doing, and skips - skips! - towards the audience. Then, in a piece of cinema likely to be spoken about in the same tones as the finest flourishes of Spielberg, Tarantino, Kubrick, she addresses them directly.

"Hello!" she (almost) sings, and we the audience are immediately guilty. She knows we are there, all of us voyeurs, we who have paid to view, silently, this life unfold before us. It's astonishing, powerful....and compelling. We are what we are, we realise, and we can't stop looking.

Before long, a familiar voice is heard - it's Peppa. "Thank goodness!" we think. "Here is our salvation, our touchstone in this helter-skelter world!". But, shockingly, as our hero is finally seen on screen, it is not what we expect. This Peppa is a puppet - and you don't need me to tell you the significance of that. She is joined quickly by George, and before long the three of them have begun to raise their voices in defiant song, imploring the audience to join in, louder - louder! It is rare, surely, that 'The Wheels On The Bus' has been lent such meaning. Later, we are asked to ROAR as a dinosaur might, and the existential anguish of a generation is spewed forth with the unfettered joy of pure freedom!

To reveal more of the plot would be to diminish its impact; early on, a whirlwind tour of London features a stunning bus chase through the city and an extraordinary stunt at Tower Bridge (and an intelligent tip of the hat to The Italian Job is beautifully apt), but the middle section is flabby and begins to lose focus (Captain Dog's canal boat journey is a little too portentous, without ever really satisfying) and although by the time the action swings around to Australia (where some shocking antics with a boomerang are difficult to watch once, let alone repeated three times) there has been some moments of levity, ultimately the focus has been lost and perhaps the key message diluted.

"You'll come back, won't you?" implores Peppa at the films denouement. We probably will, we think, but this time we'll be prepared.


Bravo.

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by Floex » Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:30 pm

Ghost in the Shell - 7.5/10

Maybe it's because I haven't seen the anime in a long time, maybe I went in with low expectations after the negative reviews but this surprised me, dare I say, I even enjoyed it. Visually spectacular from the word go and very faithfully to the world it's trying to replicate and for that it has to be commended. I went in expecting a Total Recall reboot of quality but there was something more here. Sure, it's a bit po faced and some dodgy dialogue aside (seriously that dog section, what were they thinking) but it was very watchable from start to end. I'm going to watch the anime again later so I can expect more score to drop but this isn't the car crash I was expecting. Would watch again.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Fade » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:01 pm

Godzilla wrote:Get Out - 8/10 - to go into details would spoil it. Just a wonderfully cast and directed movie. Well worth seeing at the​ cinema and supporting as it's a quality movie that knows how to unsettle.

Spoilers for comparison to other movies.....

A jump scare straight out of a horror sequel, it has also taken notes from Society, Shutter Island, Skeleton Key and Martyrs. Really it's a thriller but with horror elements and genuine sense of dread.


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Apparently it only had a $4.5 Milllion Dollar budget too, I find that crazy.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by more heat than light » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:06 pm

Gone Girl

Women. :dread:


9/10.

jawafour wrote:You definitely have the biggest one, mhtl - it's strawberry-floatin' massive!
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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by zXe » Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:34 am

Gold

Matthew McConaughey has a belly, does some gold digging and drinks a lot.

8/10

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Gandalf » Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:33 am

Godzilla wrote:Get Out - 8/10 - to go into details would spoil it. Just a wonderfully cast and directed movie. Well worth seeing at the​ cinema and supporting as it's a quality movie that knows how to unsettle.

Spoilers for comparison to other movies.....

A jump scare straight out of a horror sequel, it has also taken notes from Society, Shutter Island, Skeleton Key and Martyrs. Really it's a thriller but with horror elements and genuine sense of dread.




Still need to see this.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by chalkitdown » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:13 pm

Split 8/10 M. Night's return to form? :shock: You betcha! It has some clunky and expository dialogue for sure (the Psychiatrist's lines during the M. Night cameo scene was a huge wtf. Who talks like that? :lol: ) but on the whole it was a really great watch. Amazing performances from McAvoy and Taylor-Joy. There's something incredibly alluring about her wide-set eyes that I find hard to look away from. She's been excellent in everything I've seen her in up to now. She's gonna be a huge star for sure.

That ending, though. strawberry floating hype as strawberry float. :shock: How did I not have that spoiled? When that music kicked in I immediately recognized it and was grinning from ear to ear when the credits rolled. I hope the sequel is one of those rare roles where Bruce Willis gives a strawberry float again. He hasn't for a while, now, maybe not since Looper. The whole movie gets even better when you realize it's a supervillian origin story. Bring on Unbreakable/Split 2 :mrgreen:

Also, this movie made almost $300m off a $9m budget, holy gooseberry fool! How has M. Night actually managed it? He's been a laughing stock for the better part of 10 years now and suddenly he's super successful again out of the blue. Amazing achievement, really. I hope he gets his mojo back again for good because he's such a talented filmmaker when he wants to be.

Anyway, Unbreakable > 6th Sense > Signs/Split > The Village > the rest are all crap (though I haven't seen The Visit).

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Godzilla » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:19 pm

It is amazing. The sad thing is the spoiler being known would get loads of people to see it. But that would ruin a geniune moment of cinematic joy. A sequel with M Night on form would be truly special.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Tomous » Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:24 am

Unbreakable is definitely his best film, although I haven't seen Split yet

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by more heat than light » Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:43 am

The abrupt ending to Unbreakable really annoyed me, I'd still vote Sixth Sense above it. But yeah, those two over everything else. Absolutely hated The Village.

jawafour wrote:You definitely have the biggest one, mhtl - it's strawberry-floatin' massive!
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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Moggy » Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:47 am

Finding Dory - 6/10

Not a patch on the first film, it's ok but will not be a film I would bother rewatching. Idris Elba and Dominic West were the best thing about it, they were hilarious. :lol:

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Gandalf » Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:08 am

Get Out - 8/10. How good was that? A well acted/ directed psychological thriller (with horror elements) that really, at times, gets near to the knuckle regarding racial tensions. And at times funny too!

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by chalkitdown » Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:26 am

more heat than light wrote:The abrupt ending to Unbreakable really annoyed me, I'd still vote Sixth Sense above it. But yeah, those two over everything else. Absolutely hated The Village.


I have a big soft spot for this movie. It's definitely not great, but it's got some wonderful scenes in it. William Hurt is a tremendous actor.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Dual » Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:57 am

Finish.Last wrote:Peppa Pig : My First Cinema Experience

6/10

This brave, boundary-pushing commentary on society's increasing need to demonstrate as publicly as possible how much it's enjoying itself is ultimately disappointing but deserves credit both for tackling such a red-hot topic and for it's genre-mashing, media-munching execution.

The opening act is essentially a 'strawberry float you' to its audience, defying their expectations and playing roughly with their finely-tuned cinema-literacy. You could feel the unease in the air as the films opening gambit played out; a girl, human (just), busies herself in an otherwise empty but idyllic garden, teasing some blooms into another perfect display which no-one will see. It might not be the most subtle admonishment of what we have become, but good Lord, it's devastating. Brutal.

The challenges don't stop there, though. Within seconds, just as one is beginning to settle, to comprehend the visual maze with which one is presented, the girl looks directly onto camera - she knows the audience is there, watching. She stops what she is doing, and skips - skips! - towards the audience. Then, in a piece of cinema likely to be spoken about in the same tones as the finest flourishes of Spielberg, Tarantino, Kubrick, she addresses them directly.

"Hello!" she (almost) sings, and we the audience are immediately guilty. She knows we are there, all of us voyeurs, we who have paid to view, silently, this life unfold before us. It's astonishing, powerful....and compelling. We are what we are, we realise, and we can't stop looking.

Before long, a familiar voice is heard - it's Peppa. "Thank goodness!" we think. "Here is our salvation, our touchstone in this helter-skelter world!". But, shockingly, as our hero is finally seen on screen, it is not what we expect. This Peppa is a puppet - and you don't need me to tell you the significance of that. She is joined quickly by George, and before long the three of them have begun to raise their voices in defiant song, imploring the audience to join in, louder - louder! It is rare, surely, that 'The Wheels On The Bus' has been lent such meaning. Later, we are asked to ROAR as a dinosaur might, and the existential anguish of a generation is spewed forth with the unfettered joy of pure freedom!

To reveal more of the plot would be to diminish its impact; early on, a whirlwind tour of London features a stunning bus chase through the city and an extraordinary stunt at Tower Bridge (and an intelligent tip of the hat to The Italian Job is beautifully apt), but the middle section is flabby and begins to lose focus (Captain Dog's canal boat journey is a little too portentous, without ever really satisfying) and although by the time the action swings around to Australia (where some shocking antics with a boomerang are difficult to watch once, let alone repeated three times) there has been some moments of levity, ultimately the focus has been lost and perhaps the key message diluted.

"You'll come back, won't you?" implores Peppa at the films denouement. We probably will, we think, but this time we'll be prepared.


:lol: Very good. Well done.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Memento Mori » Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:15 pm

It must have been nice watching Split without hearing the spoilers. :( Digital Spy strikes again.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Godzilla » Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:20 pm

Ign and digital spy are terrible. Ign have headlines like "we talk to *********'s director about that twist ending". Tumbler is pretty bad too with gifs everywhere of key spoiler scenes.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Memento Mori » Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:29 pm

They had an unbelievable one today, it was something like:

BLANK just killed off a major character!

Of course they printed the TV show's name and the episode hasn't aired in the UK yet.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by more heat than light » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:18 am

I also just had a Digital Spy spoiler ruin a movie. Great work, guys! :|

jawafour wrote:You definitely have the biggest one, mhtl - it's strawberry-floatin' massive!
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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by rudderless » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:47 am

chalkitdown wrote:Split 8/10 M. Night's return to form? :shock: You betcha! It has some clunky and expository dialogue for sure (the Psychiatrist's lines during the M. Night cameo scene was a huge wtf. Who talks like that? :lol: ) but on the whole it was a really great watch. Amazing performances from McAvoy and Taylor-Joy. There's something incredibly alluring about her wide-set eyes that I find hard to look away from. She's been excellent in everything I've seen her in up to now. She's gonna be a huge star for sure.

That ending, though. strawberry floating hype as strawberry float. :shock: How did I not have that spoiled? When that music kicked in I immediately recognized it and was grinning from ear to ear when the credits rolled. I hope the sequel is one of those rare roles where Bruce Willis gives a strawberry float again. He hasn't for a while, now, maybe not since Looper. The whole movie gets even better when you realize it's a supervillian origin story. Bring on Unbreakable/Split 2 :mrgreen:

Also, this movie made almost $300m off a $9m budget, holy gooseberry fool! How has M. Night actually managed it? He's been a laughing stock for the better part of 10 years now and suddenly he's super successful again out of the blue. Amazing achievement, really. I hope he gets his mojo back again for good because he's such a talented filmmaker when he wants to be.

Anyway, Unbreakable > 6th Sense > Signs/Split > The Village > the rest are all crap (though I haven't seen The Visit).


Just quoting this to say I agree with almost every single word of it, not least the order of Night films.

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