Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut

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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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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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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Brerlappin » Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:04 pm

On the subject of M. Night dingdong, The Visit was actually pretty good I thought.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Poser » Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:37 pm

Brerlappin wrote:On the subject of M. Night dingdong, The Visit was actually pretty good I thought.


I liked it a lot, though called the twist about five minutes in. Still, it was very creepy.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Rapidly-Greying » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:24 pm

Yup, the visit was excellent. I'm another one in the thumbs up for Drive camp.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Ironhide » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:02 pm

I haven't seen an M Night Shamalaywhatsit film that I didn't hate.

I've only seen Unbreakable, 6th sense and Signs but that's enough to indicate I don't like his work.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Albear » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:19 pm

You hated sixth sense? how come?

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Moggy » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:23 pm

Albear wrote:You hated sixth sense? how come?


He couldn't see dead people.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Oblomov Boblomov » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:28 pm

The Sixth Sense is an iconic classic.

The Visit is alright, to the extent that I would probably watch it again.

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