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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Tafdolphin » Sat Aug 23, 2014 1:05 am

[iup=3542093]Skippy[/iup] wrote:Nonsense.


I welcome your rebuttal but I honestly can't see how anyone who reviews media for a living can defend a mess like that.
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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Lotus » Sat Aug 23, 2014 3:20 am

Calvaire - 3/10

What the strawberry float was this. Well, 'Belgian horror' apparently. Barely anything happened. Slow start, you think it's building to something, but no. The TV guide said 'intense horror'. There wasn't even mild horror, let alone anything else. Absolute load of shite.
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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Vermin » Sat Aug 23, 2014 3:27 am

Kill List

Quite creepy in places, with a Wicker Man vibe, and there was an overall atmosphere to the film that I liked. But it just didn't hold together, and has a ridiculous ending. And the guy who played the main chavvy hitman was the wrong choice for the role.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Fuzzy Dunlop » Sat Aug 23, 2014 4:12 am

[iup=3542895]TimeGhost[/iup] wrote:Kill List

Quite creepy in places, with a Wicker Man vibe, and there was an overall atmosphere to the film that I liked. But it just didn't hold together, and has a ridiculous ending. And the guy who played the main chavvy hitman was the wrong choice for the role.

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That tunnel scene :dread:
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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Poser » Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:37 am

Pacific Rim - 7/10. Probably the film transformers should have been. Decent action sequences.

White House Down and Olympus Has Fallen - 6 and 7 respectively. These films are virtually identical in so, so many ways. I don't understand how this can happen.

Rounders - 7.5/10. Would probably be higher if I knew all the poker jargon.
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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Skippy » Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:02 am

[iup=3542874]Tafdolphin[/iup] wrote:
[iup=3542093]Skippy[/iup] wrote:Nonsense.


I welcome your rebuttal but I honestly can't see how anyone who reviews media for a living can defend a mess like that.


I can, because it's my opinion. It's not a fantastic movie (gave it four stars initially but that's down to three now), but I enjoyed it a lot.

It's certainly conservative with its use of the monsters on screen to say the least, but there's plenty of pay off in the final act (which I believe is fantastically directed) to make up for the sparsity early on. Though I do think they should have lingered longer on the Hawaii fight.

As for the human characters, no they aren't fantastically rounded or even particularly well acted but they get the job done. Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins were both pretty awful though. The whole issue people have with monster movies focusing on human characters is a joke, such a film with the monster as its lead character simply wouldn't work and whether or not it worked in this instance for you, these films need a connection to the humans caught up in and getting killed by the monster wreckage on screen, otherwise it's just mindless, hollow, CGI carnage.
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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Jazzem » Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:43 am

There's one scene that sums up Godzilla 2014's issues well: the one where the enemy monsters are attacking a bridge with two of the human soldiers on it. It's well shot + edited and should be genuinely suspenseful...but it's not because it's impossible to even care a smidgen about the people involved; they're blank soldier archetypes and nothing more, which the film spends far too long focusing on. I don't think you can blame people for wanting to go back to the monsters when anything without them in the film that isn't Bryan Cranston is so dull.

That's a running theme in disappointing films this year, both Robocop and Godzilla had staggeringly boring charisma-free leads...hopefully Hollywood takes cues from the main characters in Guardians of the Galaxy and not those.

South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut

There's only so much crass humour I can take so the show can be hit or miss for me, but the film is an absolute delight; skewers its very existence brilliantly, not to mention having killer songs. Surprisingly sweet too beneath all the horrible things that happen in it!

9/10

Batman the Movie (1966)

Bahaha, this was fun! Plays very well as a surreal comedy featuring surprisingly understated humour; there's a wit to the gloriously campy dialogue that elevates it above the Schumacher films, despite them attempting the same tone.

Actually, on that note I'd also take it above the Tim Burton films! It works as a comedy far better than those do trying to function as dark action adventures.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Buffalo » Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:53 am

Captain America: The Winter Soldier - 9/10 Late to the party, but it's easily in the top 3 Marvel movies. Parts of it reminded me of The Dark Knight, it was that good.
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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Skippy » Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:56 am

Saw Cap again this week, after Guardians it just seems a lot more formulaic and clichéd. Still very good mind, but I'd put Guardians ahead of it.

So...

Avengers > Guardians > Iron Man > Iron Man 3 > Cap 2 > Cap > Thor 2 > Thor > Iron Man 2 > Hulk
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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Corazon de Leon » Sat Aug 23, 2014 12:12 pm

[iup=3542980]Skippy[/iup] wrote:Saw Cap again this week, after Guardians it just seems a lot more formulaic and clichéd. Still very good mind, but I'd put Guardians ahead of it.

So...

Avengers > Guardians > Iron Man > Iron Man 3 > Cap 2 > Cap > Thor 2 > Thor > Iron Man 2 > Hulk


Guardians > Cap 2 > Avengers > Iron Man > Iron Man 3 > Thor > Cap > Thor 2 > Incredible Hulk > Iron Man 2 > Hulk

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Ad7 » Sat Aug 23, 2014 12:21 pm

Saw winter soldier last night, great stuff.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Floex » Sat Aug 23, 2014 12:47 pm

[iup=3542895]TimeGhost[/iup] wrote:Kill List

Quite creepy in places, with a Wicker Man vibe, and there was an overall atmosphere to the film that I liked. But it just didn't hold together, and has a ridiculous ending. And the guy who played the main chavvy hitman was the wrong choice for the role.

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I'll give you the ending but wrong casting? Get out.
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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by rudderless » Sat Aug 23, 2014 2:35 pm

Two Days, One Night

Beautifully acted and surprisingly gripping drama about a woman (Marion Cotillard) who is set to return to work after a bout of depression, only to find that her co-workers have been forced into voting between laying her off and earning a bonus. She manages to convince her boss to organise a second secret ballot and spends the weekend trying to convince her colleagues to vote to reject their bonus and keep her on.

Cotillard's in almost every frame, and she's extraordinary as a fragile woman forced to fight for a job she might not actually be ready to go back to. It teeters on the brink of sentimentality once or twice, but the naturalism of the direction, the dialogue and the performances make it genuinely moving: you'll feel cheered by every tiny triumph, and each setback is quietly crushing. And the ending, which is particularly crucial here, is immaculately judged.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Vermin » Sat Aug 23, 2014 3:33 pm

[iup=3543050]Floex[/iup] wrote:
[iup=3542895]TimeGhost[/iup] wrote:Kill List

Quite creepy in places, with a Wicker Man vibe, and there was an overall atmosphere to the film that I liked. But it just didn't hold together, and has a ridiculous ending. And the guy who played the main chavvy hitman was the wrong choice for the role.

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I'll give you the ending but wrong casting? Get out.


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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Ironhide » Sat Aug 23, 2014 4:31 pm

[iup=3543017]Corazon de Leon[/iup] wrote:
[iup=3542980]Skippy[/iup] wrote:Saw Cap again this week, after Guardians it just seems a lot more formulaic and clichéd. Still very good mind, but I'd put Guardians ahead of it.

So...

Avengers > Guardians > Iron Man > Iron Man 3 > Cap 2 > Cap > Thor 2 > Thor > Iron Man 2 > Hulk


Guardians > Cap 2 > Avengers > Iron Man > Iron Man 3 > Thor > Cap > Thor 2 > Incredible Hulk > Iron Man 2 > Hulk

:slol:


Based on what I've seen

IM > IM2 > Cap > Avengers > Thor > IM3 > Thor 2 > Incredible Hulk
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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by suzzopher » Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:17 pm

Watched Winter Soldier last night 9.5/10. My favourite comic book movie. Felt like a Bourne movie but with much better writing and action set pieces. Up there as one of my favourite movies full stop.
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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Fruits Punch Samurai » Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:31 am

School Of Rock 8/10 Can't believe I've only just got round to watching this, great fun.
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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Gently-Parted Ringpiece » Sun Aug 24, 2014 1:34 am

Grand Budapest Hotel - 8.5/10

Entertaining, interesting, well acted and impeccably shot.
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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by The Grassy knoll » Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:54 am

Fantastic Four ROTSS 3/10

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Vermin » Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:56 pm

Jug Face.

Eesh. So strawberry floated up it was funny. The director has talent, though.

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