Last film you watched and your rating

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Albear » Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:20 pm

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Ecno wrote:Trial of the Chicago 7 : 8/10 Reinforced my dislike of the US judicial system. Well put together.


It's ok, I enjoyed it as well but there is an awful lot in the film that isn't true or accurate.

I know films always bend the truth when they say they are based on true stories, but I just think it's shaky ground when you are dealing with a pretty heavy/serious story and then you start adding bits in to make it more entertaining. I like the writer though so will forgive them a bit.


Such as/got a link?

I enjoyed the film but I'm always curious about where they take liberties with the truth.


It was one of those random youtube video's, it may have been this one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sCrTBi8q9I

From what I remember

- There was no assault of the woman during the riots
- There was no Honeypot FBI woman
- Bobby Seale wasn't dragged out of court, beaten and gagged and then returned to court (He was still horrendously treated, if not worse)
- Dellinger, the gentle guy didn't hit anyone in court
- Seale's friend who was shot and killed, this happened after the court case had already been thrown out, not the following day as was implied
- The Prosecuter guy in real life was an asshole. He had no respect or sympathy for the 7 as the movie implied
- There was no reading of the Dead soldiers name as a closing statement. Dellinger tried to read some names out during the court case but was stopped.


By themselves, they aren't major, but when added together it make it feel a little too fictional for my liking, especially as the truth is still a really interesting and harrowing story.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Albear » Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:22 pm

Also, Sacha Baron Cohen's accent is appalling in it. Found it really distracting.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Tomous » Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:23 pm

Thanks Albear :D

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by Moggy » Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:58 pm

Tomous wrote:
Albear wrote:
Ecno wrote:Trial of the Chicago 7 : 8/10 Reinforced my dislike of the US judicial system. Well put together.


It's ok, I enjoyed it as well but there is an awful lot in the film that isn't true or accurate.

I know films always bend the truth when they say they are based on true stories, but I just think it's shaky ground when you are dealing with a pretty heavy/serious story and then you start adding bits in to make it more entertaining. I like the writer though so will forgive them a bit.



Such as/got a link?

I enjoyed the film but I'm always curious about where they take liberties with the truth.


If you like podcasts, then The Dollop did a good three parter on Abbie Hoffman back in October. Episodes 451, 452 and 453.

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by VlaSoul » Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:06 pm

Alien. I'd actually only ever watched through half of it until last night. Shockingly beautiful visually; miles ahead of star wars which came out just two years before it, both in the Giger designed alien gooseberry fool and the rough looking retro future spaceship. I guess personal preference, but Alien is much more believable and sparing in its special effects, so outside of the xenomorph looking goofy in a couple of scenes it still looks generally better than the CGI used in later Alien films (except maybe Covenant? iirc the effects in that one were good). Satire is perhaps on the nose but that's typical of sci fi and imo doesn't diminish or detract from the point its making.

uh 9/10 maybe?

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by satriales » Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:09 pm

The Invisible Man (2020)
A bit of a slow burn but some good ideas here once it picked up. Thought the ending was solid too. Written and directed by Leigh Whannell (Saw)

8/10

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Zilnad » Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:57 pm

My Sweet Little Village

I guess it was okay. Bit of a crusty, old film about a bunch of crusty people in a crusty, old village. The humour probably would've landed better if you understood the language and/or the subtitles were a bit better. I dunno, it was kind of endearing but I also really don't want to watch it again.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by satriales » Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:52 am

Happy Death Day 2U

The first film was a fun slasher with a time-loop gimmick that made it unique. This one is a poor time-loop movie with a slasher gimmick.

It's still entertaining, just not anywhere as good as the original.

5/10

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by imbusydoctorwho » Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:07 pm

Skyfire 6/10
Absolutely daft but very enjoyable Chinese blockbuster.

Gemini Man 6/10
Fun but by the numbers Will Smitch action film, not that keen on the CGI Will Smith

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by floydfreak » Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:04 pm

12 Monkey's - 7/10
End Of Days 7/10
WaterWorld - 8/10 - even though it got slated on its release the special effects are really good all practical real props
The Running Man - 7/10
Cocktail 9/10 great movie

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Miguel007 » Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:41 am

The Captor - 7/10; true story of a bank robbery from 1973 in Sweden with Ethan Hawke and Mark Strong, entertaining and no fluff at 1hr and a half.

The Hunger Games - 4/10; watchable, but truly boring. Is it Battle Royale, Harry Potter or a combination of the both. I felt this was all over the place with tone, I’m hoping the rest of the series improves to see what the fuss is about.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Curls » Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:42 am

Miguel007 wrote:
The Hunger Games - 4/10; watchable, but truly boring. Is it Battle Royale, Harry Potter or a combination of the both. I felt this was all over the place with tone, I’m hoping the rest of the series improves to see what the fuss is about.



Save yourself some time, if you didn't like this, don't bother with the rest.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Victor Mildew » Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:25 am

Miguel007 wrote:The Captor - 7/10; true story of a bank robbery from 1973 in Sweden with Ethan Hawke and Mark Strong, entertaining and no fluff at 1hr and a half.

The Hunger Games - 4/10; watchable, but truly boring. Is it Battle Royale, Harry Potter or a combination of the both. I felt this was all over the place with tone, I’m hoping the rest of the series improves to see what the fuss is about.


They get worse with each film and lose the whole point of the film.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Vermilion » Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:10 am

floydfreak wrote:WaterWorld - 8/10 - even though it got slated on its release the special effects are really good all practical real props


Yeah, the practical effects still look really good.

It's definitely one of those films which got terrible ratings, yet was actually nowhere near as bad as it was made out to be.

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by Corazon de Leon » Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:18 am

Vermilion wrote:
floydfreak wrote:WaterWorld - 8/10 - even though it got slated on its release the special effects are really good all practical real props


Yeah, the practical effects still look really good.

It's definitely one of those films which got terrible ratings, yet was actually nowhere near as bad as it was made out to be.


It was the victim of its own hype. WaterWorld is nowhere near awful, it's just a bit forgettable.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Moggy » Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:23 am

I've never watched WaterWorld. Is it actually pretty good then? I've never heard anything good about it.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Imrahil » Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:33 am

I'm more concerned with Floydfreak giving Cocktail 9/10 and Twelve Monkeys 7/10 tbh.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Vermilion » Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:43 am

Moggy wrote:I've never watched WaterWorld. Is it actually pretty good then? I've never heard anything good about it.


It's certainly worth a look, Dennis Hopper is great as the villain too.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Moggy » Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:54 am

Vermilion wrote:
Moggy wrote:I've never watched WaterWorld. Is it actually pretty good then? I've never heard anything good about it.


It's certainly worth a look, Dennis Hopper is great as the villain too.


Only seems to be available as a rental and I'm not spending extra money on it. :dread:

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by more heat than light » Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:22 pm

Waterworld is definitely underrated. It's worth a watch for the setting which is excellently realised, the actual plot is pretty thin.

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