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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Tragic Magic » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:26 am

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Floex wrote:Heat 9/10

Second time watch. I remember seeing this years back for the first time, incredible hyped going in but disappointed coming out. Past me was an idiot, superb film with a sublime cast.


I wanted to like this, i really did, the shootout scene was terrific, but it was just so damn long, the story just seemed to grind on and on and i was left wondering if it was ever going to end.


I agree. There's some fat that could be trimmed from that film. But man, the bank escape shootout was phenomenal. One of the best gun fights on film.


That scene is the film's only saving grace. It's an incredible scene, as is the intro heist, but I really don't understand what people see in it as the rest is awfully dull, great cast aside.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Buffalo » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:41 am

Not this gooseberry fool again.

Heat > The Dark Knight > Blade Runner

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Floex » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:24 pm

On my first watch I felt the same with Heat, far too long but trying it again and knowing what to expect, enjoyed it far more.

Now, Once Upon a Time in America, now THERE is a film that is about an hour too long. Felt I lived a life of someone else by the end of it, not in a good way.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Brerlappin » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:55 pm

Tragic Magic wrote:
Squinty wrote:
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Floex wrote:Heat 9/10

Second time watch. I remember seeing this years back for the first time, incredible hyped going in but disappointed coming out. Past me was an idiot, superb film with a sublime cast.


I wanted to like this, i really did, the shootout scene was terrific, but it was just so damn long, the story just seemed to grind on and on and i was left wondering if it was ever going to end.


I agree. There's some fat that could be trimmed from that film. But man, the bank escape shootout was phenomenal. One of the best gun fights on film.


That scene is the film's only saving grace. It's an incredible scene, as is the intro heist, but I really don't understand what people see in it as the rest is awfully dull, great cast aside.


I've tried to like Heat, but I just can't do it. The gunfight really is the only thing worth watching in it.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Oblomov Boblomov » Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:49 am

Gringo

Good fun, definitely worth a watch.

Charlize Theron plays a vile character, which is hard for me because I always see her as Arrested Development's Rita :wub:.

David Oyelowo is very likable and I just seem to love Sharlto Copley in whatever he does.

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by Vermilion » Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:35 pm

The Colony

A low budget horror i watched on the Horror channel last night, starred Laurence Fishburne and Bill Paxton. It had some interesting ideas and while it wasn't exactly amazing, it was certainly passable for an evening when there was nothing else on.

5/10

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by SMPL » Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:47 pm

Leviathan - 8

Well shot and atmospheric social commentary of sorts, even if it's all rather bleak and hopeless. Have had this on my laptop for 3 years now so I'm glad I finally got round to seeing it.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Skarjo » Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:37 am

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Godzilla » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:53 pm

Mom and Dad - 2018

Bloody awesome Nic Cage and Selma Balir film about a world wide event where parents are killing their kids.

Basically The Happening but good.

Lovely sound track too, with Chains of Love being a standout song.

Also Lance Henrikson is in it, which always makes things better.

A dark comedy with Nick Cage turning it up to 11.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Corazon de Leon » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:12 pm

Godzilla wrote:Mom and Dad - 2018

Bloody awesome Nic Cage and Selma Balir film about a world wide event where parents are killing their kids.

Basically The Happening but good.

Lovely sound track too, with Chains of Love being a standout song.

Also Lance Henrikson is in it, which always makes things better.

A dark comedy with Nick Cage turning it up to 11.


Funnily enough this film's director also directed Crank!

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Godzilla » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:15 pm

His next film is.... Twisted Metal.... Based on the game.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Godzilla » Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:32 pm

Annihilation - 2018

Hmmmmmm , I can see why this didn't get a cinema release. It thinks it's 2001 a space Odyssey, it's really not.

There is one very good scene with a creature, but that's the standout moment.

Just overly long, pretty but strange, just a weird and unfocused film.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Pedz » Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:23 pm

Tbh, the only bit I like of 2001: A Space Odyssey is the Hal stuff. The beginning and end is gooseberry fool.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Tafdolphin » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:57 pm

Godzilla wrote:Annihilation - 2018

Hmmmmmm , I can see why this didn't get a cinema release. It thinks it's 2001 a space Odyssey, it's really not.

There is one very good scene with a creature, but that's the standout moment.

Just overly long, pretty but strange, just a weird and unfocused film.


I can see why some people wouldn't like it, but it's certainly not unfocused.

The whole film is an analogy for the destruction of man, be that of mankind itself with their propensity for self-destruction on a mental level and the body's trait of destroying itself through cancerous tumours, or of the human-wrought destruction of the natural environment. Everything in the movie works to illustrate this.

So.

Annihilation 8/10

As a fan of the book it was based on I was slightly disappointed that this was pretty much an In Name Only adaptation. I've just read that when Alex Garland first wrote the screenplay only the first book of the trilogy was written so this appears to be his own interpretation of the open ended nature of that book.

I really enjoyed it. There's some stunning imagery on display and it's the most effective cinematographic depiction of a dreamlike state I've seen in a long time. The whole film, after they enter the Shimmer, is made to look like a fever dreamt hallucination and it works.

Although it delves into abstractness at times it never deviates from its central focus (mentioned above in the spoiler) which continues until the very final frame. The action that pops up is short and brutal and the mystery that forms the narrative backbone is intriguing and comes to a satisfying if ambiguous conclusion. The finale is one of the more riveting in recent cinema too.

I need some time to wrap my head around it, but it's certainly one of the best hard sci-fi films in years.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by more heat than light » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:04 am

Star Trek Beyond

It was exactly as I expected. Serviceable action, some woeful CG, a couple of belly laughs and some nice references to Trek of old. It was an entertaining enough couple of hours but entirely unmemorable. Better than the last one, I guess.

6/10

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Brerlappin » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:58 am

Jumanji 2017

Actually not that bad at all. The Rock and Kevin Hart were a great double act, and Jack Black acting like a teenage schoolgirl was brilliant. Tho some of the CG was shockingly gooseberry fool, and the villain was a complete wet fart. Would be a 7/10 but Karen Gillan's insane hotness bumps it up to an 8/10

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Moggy » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:28 am

Black Panther – 8/10

One of the top tier of Marvel movies, some of the action scenes were a little disappointing, but the rest of it was as solid as comic book movies get.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Slayerx » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:55 pm

Godzilla wrote:Mom and Dad - 2018

Bloody awesome Nic Cage and Selma Balir film about a world wide event where parents are killing their kids.

Basically The Happening but good.

Lovely sound track too, with Chains of Love being a standout song.

Also Lance Henrikson is in it, which always makes things better.

A dark comedy with Nick Cage turning it up to 11.


But that ending!

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Joer » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:24 pm

Annihilation - 8/10

Loved it.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Corazon de Leon » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:46 pm

Existenz- what the strawberry float/10

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