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by Cheeky Devlin » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:11 pm

Outlaw King - Freedom!/10

Not bad. Not as enjoyable as Braveheart, but I get the feeling it's definitely more historically accurate.

Pine works well as the Bruce and the accents are generally decent throughout. Felt like it was lacking something though and I can't quite put my finger on what it was.

A decent watch but nothing particularly remarkable.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Hexx » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:16 pm

What’s the timestamp when he gets his Todger out?

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Moggy » Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:01 pm

Hexx wrote:What’s the timestamp when he gets his Todger out?


http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Chris+pine+todger

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by Cheeky Devlin » Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:41 am

Moggy wrote:
Hexx wrote:What’s the timestamp when he gets his Todger out?


http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Chris+pine+todger

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I think it's around 50 minutes in but I can't say I checked my watch for it.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Moggy » Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:16 am

Outlaw King - 6.5/10

It’s a lot better than I expected it to be, but it’s not all that great. I didn’t even notice Pine Todger so Hexx might be disappointed.

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by Corazon de Leon » Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:12 am

If comparisons to Braveheart are right enough I’m not going anywhere near Outlaw King. Looks like as big a pile of shite as Braveheart is anyway.

Mary and the Witch’s Flower - 8/10. Ghibli-lite, but lots of fun.

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by Tafdolphin » Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:20 am

Kill Bill 1 and 2 8/10

It's hard to overstate how light and airy these films feel when compared to Tarantino's recent output. Both move at a cracking pace, even the comparatively sedate Vol 2, and both refuse to let up on both storytelling and spectacle. There are no 20 minute conversations*, no grinding to a halt to obsess over minute details, no dull sequiturs to irrelevant excess. Both films have a purpose and a drive and they achieve them. Yes it's one story split over two films, yes they could still have done with some cuts (the anime sequence, as nice as it is, could have been cut completely) but they work as a duology.

Also, early 2000s Uma Thurman, man. Jeez. :wub:



*I suppose the final Bill encounter is about this long, but it's shot like a duel and the tension is palpable. There're no Inglorious Basterds bar scenes here.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Squinty » Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:56 am

Whiplash - 8/10

Good lord that's one angry jazz conductor. Playing music to this level doesn't seem that much fun to me.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by NBK » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:43 pm

Preezy wrote:
more heat than light wrote:Ah, I see. I would argue that Aliens would be a better film having seen Alien though, wouldn't you agree?

I actually don't think you need to see Alien before watching Aliens. Everything you need to know about the first film is explained in the opening 20 mins of Aliens, it sets the scene perfectly.

That's not to say that Alien can be discarded or is less of a film etc etc, but is there anything that wouldn't make sense if you hadn't seen the first film? I can't think of anything - could be wrong though, happy to be corrected!

I also think, and this may or may not be a controversial opinion, but I don't actually think Ripley's story in Alien is as strong as in Aliens. There's far less of a character arc for her in the original. She starts the film in a position of authority and that never really changes, she ends the film pretty much the same as how she started it, albeit with less clothes and maybe some emotional scarring :slol:

In Aliens (spoilered for Ecno, in case he/she's reading) she starts off as this PTSD shadow that is haunted by the loss of her daughter and of the events in Alien, and then grows to face her demons and ultimately conquer them, she definitely grows as a character in the second film far more than in the first.

That's part of the reason I love Alien3 so much - she managed to defeat the Queen and escape and be relatively safe with a new surrogate daughter and Hicks to get involved with and then BAM they're both snatched from her, so brutal and unforgiving, just like the Xenomorph itself. It takes everything from her.

I could talk about these films all day :datass: :wub:


I loved Alien 3. I remember going to the cinema to see it, pretending to be 18 and wearing my mate's Dad's jacket because he smoked and that would somehow add to my story if I got asked how old I was :oops:

The documentary that comes as part of the quadrology boxset probably goes some way in explaining why it's considered a mess - from what I remember, it seemed like everyone had it in for Fincher from the very start, which made for a less than enjoyable film making experience.

As Preezy says though, it's how bleak it is that really makes it. I also especially like the 'lore' aspects, like howthe xenomorph's form is determined by its host (dog/ox depending on which version you watch).

Speaking of versions, I'd probably argue against watching the special edition of Aliens as a first viewing. It does add elements to the story, but not to the point that the normal edition is lacking anything without it (if that makes sense). I also found that the extra footage ruins the pace of the film somewhat and that watching the normal edition afterwards makes for a much tighter film.

tl;dr watch Aliens, then Aliens Special Edition for a few 'ahh, I see' moments, then back to Aliens for any future viewings.

And I realise this is probably all redundant as the original discussion was from weeks ago.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Preezy » Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:07 pm

Discussion about the Alien franchise is never redundant :D

Interesting points about the Special Edition, I don't think I've watched the theatrical version of Aliens since watching the SE, that's always been my go-to version. I will have to revisit the regular version next time I need my Aliens itch to scratched.

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by Miguel007 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:17 pm

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde [1931] - 8/10; brilliant film, editing and camera techniques light years ahead of its time.

Fredric March is great and the special effects where he changes in front of your eyes are so clever. Surprised by the sexual overtones given the age of the film.

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by Peter Crisp » Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:24 pm

I went to the cinema to see Overlord.

Well, it's a film. It had a great first 20 minutes with them all piling out of a burning plane during D-Day but after that it all goes tits-up and has possibly the most Italian, Italian American soldier of all time even though thinking about it I'm not certain this was intentional.

If like me you like watching rubbish films at the cinema then you'll like this but otherwise the Nazi medical experiments gone wrong shown here are a disappointment (at one point the main bad guy says "A thousand year Reich needs thousand year soldiers" just as one of them gets flattened seconds after turning up) and there's a disturbing attempted rape scene I really didn't like.

4/10 Not entirely unwatchable but bloody stupid and entirely forgettable.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Ecno » Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:08 pm

In Bruges (High) 7/10- I'm trying to tick through the films I haven't seen in the Eliminator. I enjoyed what is relatively a simple film, but didn't find it particularly charming or funny, which a lot of people seem to find it.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Moggy » Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:11 pm

Ecno wrote:In Bruges (High) 7/10- I'm trying to tick through the films I haven't seen in the Eliminator. I enjoyed what is relatively a simple film, but didn't find it particularly charming or funny, which a lot of people seem to find it.


But they were filming midgets!

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by Tafdolphin » Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:31 pm

Ecno wrote:In Bruges (High) 7/10- I'm trying to tick through the films I haven't seen in the Eliminator. I enjoyed what is relatively a simple film, but didn't find it particularly charming or funny, which a lot of people seem to find it.


YOU'RE AN INANIMATE strawberry floating OBJECT!!

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Moggy » Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:32 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:
Ecno wrote:In Bruges (High) 7/10- I'm trying to tick through the films I haven't seen in the Eliminator. I enjoyed what is relatively a simple film, but didn't find it particularly charming or funny, which a lot of people seem to find it.


YOU'RE AN INANIMATE strawberry floating OBJECT!!


I liked the alcoves, is that the right word?

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by Tafdolphin » Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:38 pm

Moggy wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:
Ecno wrote:In Bruges (High) 7/10- I'm trying to tick through the films I haven't seen in the Eliminator. I enjoyed what is relatively a simple film, but didn't find it particularly charming or funny, which a lot of people seem to find it.


YOU'RE AN INANIMATE strawberry floating OBJECT!!


I liked the alcoves, is that the right word?


Let's face it. And I'm not being funny. I mean no disrespect, but you're a banana split. You're a banana split now, and you've always been a banana split. And the only thing that's going to change is that you're going to be an even bigger banana split. Maybe have some more banana split kids.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Moggy » Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:39 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:
Ecno wrote:In Bruges (High) 7/10- I'm trying to tick through the films I haven't seen in the Eliminator. I enjoyed what is relatively a simple film, but didn't find it particularly charming or funny, which a lot of people seem to find it.


YOU'RE AN INANIMATE strawberry floating OBJECT!!


I liked the alcoves, is that the right word?


Let's face it. And I'm not being funny. I mean no disrespect, but you're a banana split. You're a banana split now, and you've always been a banana split. And the only thing that's going to change is that you're going to be an even bigger banana split. Maybe have some more banana split kids.


strawberry float that, I’m with the Vietnamese, the whites are going to get their arses kicked.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Tafdolphin » Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:40 pm

You are the worst tourist in the whole world.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Moggy » Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:43 pm

You’se won’t make it up there, you’se strawberry floating elephants.


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