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by Rudolphin » Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:30 am

Definitely, but that's the thing with Tarantino; individually most scenes are great but he often oversteps the mark when it comes to brevity. The anime sequence doesn't move the film forward, nor does it provide any plot essential to the over arching story. It's purely an indulgence. A great one, but still.

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by Saigon Slick » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:50 pm

I’m not sure indulgence in filmmaking is always a bad thing, if I’m honest. At this point it’s part of Tarantino’s signature style. I kinda like it.

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by Vermi-Claus » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:31 pm

The problem with the Kill Bill movies is just how uneven they were, we had a whole chapter dedicated towards O-Ren's origin, yet we knew hardly anything about Vernita Green.

The showdown with Elle was way too short, Budd's time was spent focusing on the Pai Mei training, and don't even get me started on the meeting with that old mexican guy at the brothel who waffled on for ages about very little.

Don't get me wrong though, i loved the first film and enjoyed the second, but i do feel that it could have all been done so much better.

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by Gemini73 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:46 am

Batman Returns (1992)

Not as good as the first, but still entertaining.

While Keaton's Batman/Bruce Wayne still impresses, DeVito's Penguin is the films weakest link. A criminal mastermind reduced to a fish eating grotesque that simply doesn't work. Christopher Walken's Max Shreck is a far more convincing villian.

The real star of the movie, however, is Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman. Sassy, deadly and unhinged, Pfeiffer delivers a superb performance as the latex clad villaness.

7/10

“But I don't want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked. “Oh, you can't help that,” said the Cat: “we're all mad here".
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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:13 pm

They Shall Not Grow Old - 10/10

The colour/movement/sound recreation in this is incredible. It’s always hard to think of the people in WW1 footage as being real, the black and white, grainy and jerky film kind of makes it seem unreal. This isn’t like that, it’s absolutely real.

I’d imagine the actual reality was several billion times more horrible than shown here, but this is probably as close as we’ll ever get to seeing what it was like and (more importantly) what the people were actually like.

Horrific and inspiring in equal measure.

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by Vermi-Claus » Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:58 pm

Moggy wrote:They Shall Not Grow Old - 10/10

The colour/movement/sound recreation in this is incredible. It’s always hard to think of the people in WW1 footage as being real, the black and white, grainy and jerky film kind of makes it seem unreal. This isn’t like that, it’s absolutely real.

I’d imagine the actual reality was several billion times more horrible than shown here, but this is probably as close as we’ll ever get to seeing what it was like and (more importantly) what the people were actually like.

Horrific and inspiring in equal measure.


Saw that when it was on BBC, they did a fantastic job of colourising and enhancing the footage, and it allowed for a much better insight into how things really were.

I've had an interest in the subject for a long time anyways (i've been to Ypres, visited the In Flanders Fields Museum there, and watched The Last Post under the Menin Gate), and to be able to sit down and watch a film like that was just brilliant.

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by Gemini73 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:01 pm

Ah yes, I also watched They Shall Not Grow Old in the week. Absolutely mind blowing. 10/10

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by Inga from Sweden » Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:34 pm

Limitless. A ripping good yarn. My favourite bit is when Bradley drinks the blood. 9/10

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by NBK » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:47 pm

The Invitation

Come to this dinner party in the Hollywood Hills organised by your ex-wife, new husband and questionable house guests, they said! It'll be fun, they said!

:dread:

Slow burn but worth sticking with. 8/10

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by Gemini73 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:59 pm

Gotti (John Travolta)

There are certainly better gangster movies, but Gotti is still thoroughly entertaining. Travolta's best performance in years.

7/10

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by Saigon Slick » Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:34 am

Rewatched Starship Troopers tonight after talking about it in another thread recently and noticing it was on SyFy.

I genuinely believe it's one of the smartest sci-fi/action movies ever made. From the obvious Nazi parallels(SA/SS uniforms, militaristic, fascist, two tiered society, etc) to the more subtle propaganda nods(the "murderer" in the vignettes, the right wing rhetoric Rasczak spouts in the opening scenes, particularly when he's talking to Rico at the school dance, the Speer-inspired architecture), the film does a damn good job of showing how a fascist society might work.

Its depiction of war in all it's mayhem is excellent as well. The absurdity of the "Mobile infantry made me the man I am today," line, and the fact that for all of the training and natural talent, it's only luck that keeps Rico and Ace alive throughout the film.

And all of this is completely hidden behind a big, dumb action movie with guns and explosions and acting that wouldn't be out of place in an am-dram production. :slol:

The take away from it is "Propaganda is an incredibly dangerous thing." It totally strawberry floats Rico, at least.

One other weird thought - this fascist society is one of the most gender and race equal societies I've seen in a movie.

I reckon it's in my all time top ten movies.

10/10

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Bethlehemster » Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:03 am

What about Phil Collins?

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by I Believe In Stool Bloke » Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:50 am

Corazon de Leon wrote:Rewatched Starship Troopers tonight after talking about it in another thread recently and noticing it was on SyFy.

I genuinely believe it's one of the smartest sci-fi/action movies ever made. From the obvious Nazi parallels(SA/SS uniforms, militaristic, fascist, two tiered society, etc) to the more subtle propaganda nods(the "murderer" in the vignettes, the right wing rhetoric Rasczak spouts in the opening scenes, particularly when he's talking to Rico at the school dance, the Speer-inspired architecture), the film does a damn good job of showing how a fascist society might work.

Its depiction of war in all it's mayhem is excellent as well. The absurdity of the "Mobile infantry made me the man I am today," line, and the fact that for all of the training and natural talent, it's only luck that keeps Rico and Ace alive throughout the film.

And all of this is completely hidden behind a big, dumb action movie with guns and explosions and acting that wouldn't be out of place in an am-dram production. :slol:

The take away from it is "Propaganda is an incredibly dangerous thing." It totally strawberry floats Rico, at least.

One other weird thought - this fascist society is one of the most gender and race equal societies I've seen in a movie.

I reckon it's in my all time top ten movies.

10/10

Agreed. It's a strawberry floating brilliant film. It's been too long since I watched it.

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by Vermi-Claus » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:18 am

NBK wrote:The Invitation

Come to this dinner party in the Hollywood Hills organised by your ex-wife, new husband and questionable house guests, they said! It'll be fun, they said!

:dread:

Slow burn but worth sticking with. 8/10


Sounds like that murder mystery weekend episode of Family Guy.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Rudolphin » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:16 am

Corazon de Leon wrote:Rewatched Starship Troopers tonight after talking about it in another thread recently and noticing it was on SyFy.

I genuinely believe it's one of the smartest sci-fi/action movies ever made. From the obvious Nazi parallels(SA/SS uniforms, militaristic, fascist, two tiered society, etc) to the more subtle propaganda nods(the "murderer" in the vignettes, the right wing rhetoric Rasczak spouts in the opening scenes, particularly when he's talking to Rico at the school dance, the Speer-inspired architecture), the film does a damn good job of showing how a fascist society might work.

Its depiction of war in all it's mayhem is excellent as well. The absurdity of the "Mobile infantry made me the man I am today," line, and the fact that for all of the training and natural talent, it's only luck that keeps Rico and Ace alive throughout the film.

And all of this is completely hidden behind a big, dumb action movie with guns and explosions and acting that wouldn't be out of place in an am-dram production. :slol:

The take away from it is "Propaganda is an incredibly dangerous thing." It totally strawberry floats Rico, at least.

One other weird thought - this fascist society is one of the most gender and race equal societies I've seen in a movie.

I reckon it's in my all time top ten movies.

10/10


There's been some discussion on this point: although the main cast does include people from various races, the fact that Buenos Aires appears to have a population consisting entirely of lantern jawed, white ubermensch types is either seen as a failure of casting or a subtle hint towards a fascist cleansing of South America. In all likelihood it's the former, but I much prefer the latter interpretation. Thematically, I mean.

Also, the super subtle hints that the asteroid had nothing to do with the bugs (there are long, lingering shots of the Earth defence cannons earlier in the film (which somehow fail to spot and/or stop the rock) and the fact that the humans regard the bugs as stupid yet push ridiculous propaganda that they are able to shoot rocks across the infinite vastness of space at a moving target and pinpoint a minuscule sport on that already tiny location) and that it was either a natural disaster that was allowed to happen or a plan by the Federation to whip up a war.

strawberry floating great film though.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Squinty » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:36 am

Children of Men 9/10

I'd seen this before, but I must have had something on my mind when watching it, because I merely thought it was okay that time.

Stuck it on a second time and I was completely hooked on it. It's a brilliant piece of film, and expertly put together (there's a continuous shot near the end of the movie that was just incredible to behold).

Some really beautiful scenes in it as well. Just a great film.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Rex Kramer » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:47 am

Plus, if you remove the no babies bit then you get an accurate portrayal of post Brexit Britain.

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by Advent7 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:50 am

Darkest Hour 9/10

I wasn't expecting to find this as interesting as I did, but I found it riveting. It's one of those films where nothing really happens so it lives on its performance, and Oldman was absolutely superb. It had the same vibe as downfall to me.

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by Hime » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:05 am

Tafdolphin wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:Rewatched Starship Troopers tonight after talking about it in another thread recently and noticing it was on SyFy.

I genuinely believe it's one of the smartest sci-fi/action movies ever made. From the obvious Nazi parallels(SA/SS uniforms, militaristic, fascist, two tiered society, etc) to the more subtle propaganda nods(the "murderer" in the vignettes, the right wing rhetoric Rasczak spouts in the opening scenes, particularly when he's talking to Rico at the school dance, the Speer-inspired architecture), the film does a damn good job of showing how a fascist society might work.

Its depiction of war in all it's mayhem is excellent as well. The absurdity of the "Mobile infantry made me the man I am today," line, and the fact that for all of the training and natural talent, it's only luck that keeps Rico and Ace alive throughout the film.

And all of this is completely hidden behind a big, dumb action movie with guns and explosions and acting that wouldn't be out of place in an am-dram production. :slol:

The take away from it is "Propaganda is an incredibly dangerous thing." It totally strawberry floats Rico, at least.

One other weird thought - this fascist society is one of the most gender and race equal societies I've seen in a movie.

I reckon it's in my all time top ten movies.

10/10


There's been some discussion on this point: although the main cast does include people from various races, the fact that Buenos Aires appears to have a population consisting entirely of lantern jawed, white ubermensch types is either seen as a failure of casting or a subtle hint towards a fascist cleansing of South America. In all likelihood it's the former, but I much prefer the latter interpretation. Thematically, I mean.

Also, the super subtle hints that the asteroid had nothing to do with the bugs (there are long, lingering shots of the Earth defence cannons earlier in the film (which somehow fail to spot and/or stop the rock) and the fact that the humans regard the bugs as stupid yet push ridiculous propaganda that they are able to shoot rocks across the infinite vastness of space at a moving target and pinpoint a minuscule sport on that already tiny location) and that it was either a natural disaster that was allowed to happen or a plan by the Federation to whip up a war.

strawberry floating great film though.

This is interesting and all but let's not forget the real issue...

Dizzy or Carmen? :shifty:

Are any of the sequels worth a watch?

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Rudolphin » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:51 am

Denise Richards in the late 90s. Deary me.

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