Last film you watched and your rating

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by That's not a growth » Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:59 am

Yeah, I once got angry responses from my mates for adding 'Bernard Black' (i.e. Dylan Moran's character from Black Books) to a pool of characters for a game of Articulate where we could only use fictional characters, because they felt he was too obscure. I can't image the wrath I would have got for some C-tier Pixar characters.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Tomous » Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:32 pm

That's not a growth wrote:Yeah, I once got angry responses from my mates for adding 'Bernard Black' (i.e. Dylan Moran's character from Black Books) to a pool of characters for a game of Articulate where we could only use fictional characters, because they felt he was too obscure. I can't image the wrath I would have got for some C-tier Pixar characters.


Thats a good answer for Articulate though, as its easy to give a clue for the surname.

Also, I watched the film 2 days ago and can't remember the character's names.

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by Frank » Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:14 pm

Chris Pratt and Tom Holland obvs

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by Victor Mildew » Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:19 pm

Vacation - This is a crap film, there can be no doubt, but I was in the exact kind of mood to watch something like this and as such, I found it really funny and had a great time watching it :oops:

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by Skarjo » Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:57 am

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Unfriended Again/10

Yea, it was fine for what it was. It was wisely short (the gimmick of it being a Zoom call meant that they restricted themselves to the length of a free-edition Zoom call), which meant that it got on with stuff pretty quickly but that was actually to it's detriment. I know it's corny, but I quite like the 'Top 5 Ghosts Caught on Camera' aesthetic where you're meant to be terrified of some random object in the background of a twitch stream shifting 4 microns to the right, and I feel like this could have used a bit more of that. Instead, it's barebones intro to the cast (with some PAINFULLY obvious foreshadowing; like 'here's the girl who's obsessed with filters - WONDER WHERE THAT'S GOING, here's the girl with a pre-recorded background - WONDER WHERE THAT'S GOING etc), then they strawberry float up a seance, and it feels like barely twenty five minutes in and it's straight into demons slamming people into ceilings and setting gooseberry fool on fire. Like, I don't mind that they went balls to the wall with the supernatural stuff but a little bit of build up wouldn't have hurt.

The fact that it's a zoom call makes some of the stuff that goes on baffling too. Like, presumably you're meant to assume that with this being a Zoom call and they all seem to be pretty fresh-out-of-uni age that they'll all be relatively tech-savvy. So it's strawberry floating baffling then that when one wants to take a screen shot, she breaks out A strawberry floating POLAROID to take a PHOTO OF THE SCREEN. It's literally nonsense except as obvious foreshadowing to another 'I need to use the flash to momentarily light up a dark room because I am very sensible' jumpscare.

Also, given the brevity of the runtime, there's also little to no actual story. There's hints at there being more going on in the background, and I've seen movies where a lack of explanation of what's going on has really worked, but it just makes this feel empty. You get the sense that there's tensions in the group of friends, but none of them are given time to breathe meaning that certain payoffs don't hit home. Which is a shame because they weren't a bad cast, but it's strawberry floating hilarious about halfway through when a guy who leaves the call very early on due to plot convenience reasons rejoins and I swear it's just;

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It almost feels like there was a much longer story planned for a feature length movie, but once the script was written they had the idea of running with the Zoom gimmick and needed to massively cut down the runtime, so it cut all the payoffs for the subtle character setups, and presumably the full explanation of who 'Jack' the demon was (I'm calling it now, there's a version of the script somewhere where Jemma wasn't lying about 'Jack' who killed himself and it actually is his spirit doing things). Again, I don't need every character to have a wiki page of backstory, and I don't really need 45 minutes of who Haley was trying to contact or why Ridina was fighting with her boyfriend, but certain plot developments and character interactions depended on those things being important and we don't know what they were.

That said, it's not all bad. It was short, which meant it didn't outstay its welcome. It's surprisingly brutal in some places. And there was precisely one set piece that was, to my knowledge, genuinely original and took advantage of the Zoom gimmick really well. But other than that, it's basically Unfriended with all the story stripped out (and it's not exactly like Unfriended was swimming in it). Fun enough background nonsense, but there's nothing here that would change your mind if you're not a horror fan.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Captain Kinopio » Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:21 pm

The Good Liar - 5

Painfully obvious what was happening all along so leaving the revelation to the end just drew things out and prevented anything interesting from actually happening. The frankly rather bizarre turn of events and the exact nature of the ‘twist’ just left me perplexed rather than intrigued, as the whole thing just becomes unnecessarily convoluted, for what is still a ‘so what’ revelation. There’s some enjoyment to be gained seeing McKellen and Mirren spinning their wheels though.

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by Skarjo » Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:59 am

1BR

I really enjoyed this. Maybe it's because I went in totally blind, knowing absolutely nothing about it except that it was on a 'Top 50 Horror Movies on Netflix' list (which is hardly an amazing indicator given that there's only about 53 on there), but I was taken aback at how gripped I was. It's not exactly subtle in its satire of Hollywood (and I think the ending is meant to be a massive shot at Scientology) but I genuinely just couldn't figure out where it was heading. There were plenty of tropes bouncing around but the exact order and the exact payoffs were constantly catching me off guard.

I think the less you know the better going in, but it's good fun.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Preezy » Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:40 am

Figured I might as well get my money's worth from Disney+ so I've decided to watch every MCU in release order, starting with...

Iron Man - 9/10

Such a great start to the MCU, really sets the tone for how Marvel want to tell their stories. Not the greatest antagonist(s) but they more than serve their purpose. It's not meant to be about Ironmonger or the 10 Rings, it's about Tony and his origin story and they absolutely nail it. Even after all the films that followed, this one still gets to live at the very top of the tree.

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by Tafdolphin » Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:11 pm

The Prestige 10/10

Nolan's best by a country mile. Every time I watch it I come away with a different opinion on the characters, the world and the story. And absolute masterclass in narrative and the elusive skill of giving just enough away to intrigue, but holding enough back to fascinate.

A Swiss watch a film and a stone cold masterpiece.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Preezy » Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:27 pm

Hmm it would seem that The Incredible Hulk isn't on Disney+, so that's scuppered my comprehensive MCU watch-through. Oh well, nothing of value was lost and it's on to Iron Man 2 :toot:

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by Jenuall » Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:30 pm

Neither of the recent Spider-Man movies are on there either btw.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by jawa » Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:35 pm

Jenuall wrote:Neither of the recent Spider-Man movies are on there either btw.

Neither are the Deadpool or Ghost Rider movies. I know they're not everybody's cup of tea but it's a shame that Disney isn't granting access to their full range of characters. I guess they want to keep the Disney+ platform totally child-friendly but there must be a way of allowing access to the other films through password/pin confirmation.

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by Jenuall » Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:38 pm

jawa wrote:
Jenuall wrote:Neither of the recent Spider-Man movies are on there either btw.

Neither are the Deadpool or Ghost Rider movies. I know they're not everybody's cup of tea but it's a shame that Disney isn't granting access to their full range of characters. I guess they want to keep the Disney+ platform totally child-friendly but there must be a way of allowing access to the other films through password/pin confirmation.

Yeah the library on Disney+ has some really bizarre omissions that make it feel like less of a bargain than it may have initially seemed.

With Spider-Man it makes sense because of licensing issues but there are a lot of wholly-owned Disney properties that are missing, even ones that I would have called family friendly!

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by Rex Kramer » Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:40 pm

The odd one for me is that X-Men Dark Phoenix is on there as are the older ones but Apocalypse isn't.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Moggy » Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:01 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:The odd one for me is that X-Men Dark Phoenix is on there as are the older ones but Apocalypse isn't.


It's no loss.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Cuttooth » Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:59 pm

Kick-Ass

I went back and looked at what I rated this back in 2010. 8/10! Wow, what the strawberry float. This is a worthless movie and not even the action holds up.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Moggy » Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:07 pm

Onward - 5/10

It's not bad it's just completely unremarkable.

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by Godzilla » Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:11 pm

Child's Play 2 - great balance of horror and comedy.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Moggy » Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:16 pm

Godzilla wrote:Child's Play 2 - great balance of horror and comedy.


Sounds like you should score it higher than 2.

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by mcjihge2 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:18 pm

White Chicks. Its on Netflix, and i was 'outraged' that they can cancel the dark elf community, and IASIP lethal weapon episodes, and have this film.

It was OK. Light entertainment, a few funny moments, probably Wayans best work (thats not saying much). The opening scene is probably the only real racist thing about the film to be honest.

6/10.

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