Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut

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by Rocksleddy » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:44 pm

Blue Eyes wrote:
Oblomov Boblomov wrote:I enjoyed Drive but it's very easy to understand why someone wouldn't like it. Certainly not a controversial viewpoint.

Rocsteady wrote:Drive's the best film of the last decade.


Now that is a controversial viewpoint :lol:.

It's a ludicrous viewpoint is what it is. Each to their own and all that, but seems to me RS hasn't seen many films in the past decade.

I've seen every film in the last decade.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Blue Eyes » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:45 pm

Rocsteady wrote:
Blue Eyes wrote:
Oblomov Boblomov wrote:I enjoyed Drive but it's very easy to understand why someone wouldn't like it. Certainly not a controversial viewpoint.

Rocsteady wrote:Drive's the best film of the last decade.


Now that is a controversial viewpoint :lol:.

It's a ludicrous viewpoint is what it is. Each to their own and all that, but seems to me RS hasn't seen many films in the past decade.

I've seen every film in the last decade.

:lol: well I can't say I have so fair play. Maybe you're right!

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Gandalf » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:47 pm

Drive is utter horse gooseberry fool. strawberry floating terrible.

The Nice Guys is probably the best Gosling film to date.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Jenuall » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:27 pm

Gandalf wrote:Drive is utter horse gooseberry fool. strawberry floating terrible.

The Nice Guys is probably the best Gosling film to date.


I don't get the love for TNG on here, it was the most clear cut "meh" I've seen in a while. Not bad enough to really be disappointed by, but nothing much to recommend about it either.

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by BORbles » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:14 am

Drive is awesome. :datass:

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by Preezy » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:13 pm

Suicide Squad - 4/10

Proper mess of a film, tonally all over the place. Leto's Joker was so off.

The basic premise of the film is broken as well. Harley Quinn is literally just a crazy lady, why is the US government recruiting her to fight interdimensional monsters? Same with Captain Boomerang. Such a weak roster.

Bah, the more I think about it the shitter it gets.

Music was terrible too.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Fade » Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:49 am

Get Out - 8/10

Well, that was a bit of a mind strawberry float.

Oh I saw Fast & Furious 8 too - 5/10

Cool (if stupid) action, stupid as strawberry float story that felt as if it had been written by a 12 year old.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Squinty » Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:25 am

Memento Mori wrote:
Moggy wrote:I’ve heard good things about Drive but also heard that it’s a pile of crap. :lol: I will get around to it one day.


Listen to the soundtrack while looking at the below emoticon for 90 minutes.


:simper:

You have now watched Drive.


I agree with this description of the movie.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Preezy » Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:06 pm

Spy - 8/10

Surprisingly funny and decent, Jason Statham must have got through loads of takes because his lines were routinely hilarious.

War Dogs - 7/10

Pretty enjoyable, was a combination of Goodfellas, Wolf of War Street and A commentary on the US military. Jonah Hill looked disgustingly fat. The other guy's girlfriend was absolutely stunning which helped.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Tomous » Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:19 pm

Spy is way better than it has any right to be really.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:21 pm

Agreed. I wouldn't score it higher than War Dogs, though, which I consider to be a genuinely good film.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Yulehide » Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:47 pm

Preezy wrote:Suicide Squad - 4/10

Proper mess of a film, tonally all over the place. Leto's Joker was so off.

The basic premise of the film is broken as well. Harley Quinn is literally just a crazy lady, why is the US government recruiting her to fight interdimensional monsters? Same with Captain Boomerang. Such a weak roster.

Bah, the more I think about it the shitter it gets.

Music was terrible too.


Because she's got a cracking pair of Wally John Blacks I'd assume.

Captain Boomerang is one of the shittest DC villains ever created.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Christmas.Past » Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:29 pm

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.

I called off his players' names as they came marching up the steps behind him....All nice guys. They'll finish last. Nice guys. Finish last.
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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
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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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
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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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.


.

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

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by myrrh 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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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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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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