Last film you watched and your rating

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:04 am

Ironhide wrote:
Oblomov Boblomov wrote:strawberry float sake. Taf will have us all for breakfast!


I read that as "have us round for breakfast"

which is actually far scarier a prospect.

I'd never turn down a free breakfast!

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Moggy » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:08 am

Oblomov Boblomov wrote:
Ironhide wrote:
Oblomov Boblomov wrote:strawberry float sake. Taf will have us all for breakfast!


I read that as "have us round for breakfast"

which is actually far scarier a prospect.

I'd never turn down a free breakfast!


He’d serve mashed vegan sausages. They have to be mashed to avoid a pro-male penis bias.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Vermilion » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:10 am

Moggy wrote:
Oblomov Boblomov wrote:
Ironhide wrote:
Oblomov Boblomov wrote:strawberry float sake. Taf will have us all for breakfast!


I read that as "have us round for breakfast"

which is actually far scarier a prospect.

I'd never turn down a free breakfast!


He’d serve mashed vegan sausages. They have to be mashed to avoid a pro-male penis bias.


Wouldn't there also have to be many other types of sausage too? Sausage diversity is very important, all varieties need representation.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by BOR » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:34 am

The Foreigner - 8/10

I really enjoyed it and it was a neat film.

Veronica - 6/10

According to the tabloids, it was supposed to be a scary film, but I found it wasn’t and it was average at best.

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by Squinty » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:14 pm

pixelwinx wrote:Bumblebee.

Took the small child to see this earlier. Really wasn’t expecting much from it but was hugely surprised as to how good this was.

Transformers meets The Smiths. That’s worth a 9.


I loved it. The first five minutes were fantastic. And it had real heart at times. I'd give it an 8. Poor Cliffjumper.

Attack the Block - 7/10

Enjoyed it. There wasn't really much to it, but it was a solid enough movie.

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by Godzilla » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:52 pm

The Monster Squad - 8/10

Goonies but with creature effects by Stan Winston.

Lovely stuff, a genuine little 80s gem like Return of the Living Dead and Gremlins.

Watched it on Blu-ray and it's aged wonderfully.

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by Wedgie » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:41 pm

Mandy.

Ummm not sure if I liked it or not.

It’s the most Nicholas Cage film ever. Manical Cage at its best.

The visuals are a hell of a tripping journey.

Probably my first Grindhouse viewing. Probably.

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by Tafdolphin » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:53 pm

Vermilion wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Oblomov Boblomov wrote:
Ironhide wrote:
Oblomov Boblomov wrote:strawberry float sake. Taf will have us all for breakfast!


I read that as "have us round for breakfast"

which is actually far scarier a prospect.

I'd never turn down a free breakfast!


He’d serve mashed vegan sausages. They have to be mashed to avoid a pro-male penis bias.


Wouldn't there also have to be many other types of sausage too? Sausage diversity is very important, all varieties need representation.


I am indeed a self-hating leftist but becoming a vegan in France, the gastronomic capital of France no less, would be too far even for me.

Anyway. It's a lovely bum which I have no issue with. Synder is secondary only to Bay in his pornographic eye so said arse being the only redeeming factor of that film is hardly a surprise.

ANYWAY

Venom.

1st half (the 45 strawberry floating minutes before Venom shows up): 5/10
2nd half (after Venom shows up) 9/10

What a weird film. It has all the production value and panache of the first Fast and the Furious film, the CGI budget of a B tier actioner (some of the more kinetic scenes reminded me of 2012's Lockdown) and the kind of on-the-nose writing of a second rate Marvel TV series. But I really, really enjoyed it.

I hate phrases like "X ACTOR was obviously enjoying themselves immensely!" in reviews as it means...nothing? The actor successfully acted? But here I could almost see it working: Tom Hardy apparently showed up on set and did not give a single gooseberry fool. Lobster tank as background decoration? "I'm getting in that." Eddie Brock suffering the effects of an alien parasite? "Gonna play it like a drunk old man missing his bottle of Bells." Voiceover for a globular anti-hero? "I liked the guy I played in Peaky Blinders, I'll do it like him!"

The result is a strawberry floating mess of a film that's every bit as enjoyable as the crappy 90s/early 2000s films it apes. This is this generation's Spawn, or a blackly mirrored version of Raimi's first Spiderman. It's horrible, and nonsensical and ugly but a hell of a strawberry floating time.

Roll on the sequel.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Moggy » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:55 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:Anyway. It's a lovely bum which I have no issue with. Synder is secondary only to Bay in his pornographic eye so said arse being the only redeeming factor of said film is hardly a surprise.


You sexist prick.

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by Tafdolphin » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:56 pm

It's always the ones who shout 'feminist' isn't it?

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Moggy » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:05 pm

:lol: :wub:

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Preezy » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:16 pm

Bird Box - 6/10

Meh, this was alright.

edit: on further consideration, I'm dropping this to a 5/10.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Godzilla » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:31 pm

Godzilla - Planet Eater - Netflix - 2/10

My god that was long and painful.

The first in the Netflix trilogy was very interesting with an epic ending. The second was a bit odd but built to a strong ending and had an amazing set up for part 3. This was terrible, nothing happens, everything is boring and it just wastes so much potential.

The new Godzilla design is fantastic but that's really all this trilogy has given the series.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by floydfreak » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:13 pm

Mad Max 2 - 8/10
Mad Max 3 6/10 - it's ok the bartertown and thunderdome first half is good but the second half with the children & the captain walker sub plot is all meh and is nowhere as good the opening first half. Even the final chase is disappointing seemed rushed

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Skarjo » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:09 am

Preezy wrote:Bird Box - 6/10

Meh, this was alright.

edit: on further consideration, I'm dropping this to a 5/10.


Yea, it was alright. Bit of an awkward mis-match of genres though. It wanted to go for lofty symbolism with a nebulous, vaguely defined monster whose limits were never nailed down, but then play out a by-the-book zombie-style survival movie with every stock character you can imagine. Like, I don't mind not seeing the monster (it is kinda the point), but what the monster is and what it can do were never properly defined which makes the tension in the survival scenes uneven as you're never sure if they're really in danger. Seeing it drives you crazy, including over a TV, but it's also psychic, maybe, as it can make you hear voices, but it can't open doors or grab you because it has no physical presence except it must do because a whole set piece depends on them setting off the parking sensors on a car. Monster movies like this depend on having a monster with a set of rules and it's never really established what the rules for this monster are.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by more heat than light » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:20 am

I think it's not aimed at people who think too much. One of my, er, simpler friends shared this on Facebook.

***WARNING (Bird Box Spoilers)***

This is definitely worth the read!❤️

You all are totally missing the underlying message of this film!

The monster makes you commit suicide and hear voices. Notice that people labeled as “mentally ill” are immune to the monster and they want everyone else to see it. THEY WANT EVERYONE ELSE TO SEE WHAT ITS LIKE TO WANT TO TAKE YOUR OWN LIFE AND HEAR VOICES IN YOUR HEAD. The monster is suicide and mental illness personified. Throughout the film you slowly watch people unravel and fall victim to their own fear, paranoia and violent behavior, all symptoms of mental illness. This forces the audience to ask “Now who’s crazy?”. Without any in depth information about the “monster”, all the characters are figuratively and literally left blind.

Why can no one see the “monster”? Because suicide and mental illness don’t have a face. It can affect anybody. In the scene in the kitchen with Sandra Bullock (Malorie), and Trevante Rhodes (Tom), Malorie says something to the effect of “My sister would have never killed herself. She wasn’t like that”. Today we have those instances of people who were clearly exemplifying suicidal tendencies before they took their own lives, but the stigma surrounding suicide and mental illness often causes people to hide those feelings rather then talk about them; we’ve all seen those new stories and interviews were people who were close to a suicide victim say things like “She never seemed like she’d do something like that” or “everything seemed fine”.

The scene where Danielle’s McDonald’s character (Olympia), asks Malorie to take care of her child if anything happens to her is also very telling. Olympia speaks about feeling like a burden because she was spoiled her whole life and “all that love made [her] soft” while Malorie proclaims she was “raised by wolves”. Both women are PREGNANT, and despite their different backgrounds are at the mercy of the same invisible force. I think this is a commentary on gestational and postpartum depression.

Almost all of the characters are dealing with grief to some degree, especially Malorie and John Malcovich’s character (Douglas). They both watch their loved ones commit suicide. This shows that suicide doesn’t just affect the victim, but also the people around them.

In the end we see that the only way for Malorie and her kids to survive is by USING THEIR VOICES.

Now go rewatch the movie and stop looking at things at face value. That kind of observation is what the film is trying to get you to stop doing. It’s so much deeper than that.


Imagine having to explain what an allegory is. :lol: :fp:

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Tafdolphin » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:33 am

So much deeper.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Skarjo » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:40 am

I hate it when suicide sets off my parking sensors.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Albear » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:13 am

I thought it was average at best.

I found the black guys character a bit odd, almost bordering on a fetish the way he was around a heavily pregnant women.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Preezy » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:30 pm

The thing that annoyed me more than anything in Bird Box was all the exploding cars during the initial onset of The Happening. Did people have loose grenades in their gloveboxes or something? So many exploding cars, was ridiculous.


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