What films have you watched lately?

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Re: What films have you watched lately?

Post by JimBentley » Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:51 pm

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Just watched Mandy, psychedelic revenge flick with Nicolas Cage in top form. It's gorgeously shot. One of the best looking movies ever. A real face melter. Highly recommend.
Nicolas Cage is amazing. The accepted story seems to be that he blew all the money that he'd made from his early successful films on dinosaur skeletons and Austrian castles and stuff (and owes loads in taxes), so has had to appear in any old shit since then just to keep afloat. I've no idea if that's true or not (I suspect there must be some truth to it) but it doesn't really matter, because I think he's now got a much more interesting filmography than he would have had if he'd stayed in the mainstream. So yeah, good for him.

And needless to say I'm looking forward to this when I can get to see it.

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Re: What films have you watched lately?

Post by Marc Meakin » Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:34 pm

JimBentley wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:51 pm
Mark James wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:15 am
Just watched Mandy, psychedelic revenge flick with Nicolas Cage in top form. It's gorgeously shot. One of the best looking movies ever. A real face melter. Highly recommend.
Nicolas Cage is amazing. The accepted story seems to be that he blew all the money that he'd made from his early successful films on dinosaur skeletons and Austrian castles and stuff (and owes loads in taxes), so has had to appear in any old shit since then just to keep afloat. I've no idea if that's true or not (I suspect there must be some truth to it) but it doesn't really matter, because I think he's now got a much more interesting filmography than he would have had if he'd stayed in the mainstream. So yeah, good for him.

And needless to say I'm looking forward to this when I can get to see it.
I thought Mandy was terrible (apart from the soundtrack)
The dialogue was appalling.
But many of my movie gowing friends think it's brilliant.
So maybe it's me
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Re: What films have you watched lately?

Post by Ian Volante » Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:21 pm

Watched Ready Player One the other night, was okay actually, although over-simplified from the book, which is saying something.
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Re: What films have you watched lately?

Post by Marc Meakin » Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:13 pm

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Watched Ready Player One the other night, was okay actually, although over-simplified from the book, which is saying something.
Ironically it didn't have enough Spielberg references considering he made it
Certainly no narcissist.
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Post by Ian Volante » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:11 pm

Marc Meakin wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:13 pm
Ian Volante wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:21 pm
Watched Ready Player One the other night, was okay actually, although over-simplified from the book, which is saying something.
Ironically it didn't have enough Spielberg references considering he made it
Certainly no narcissist.
I was indeed thinking that it was most unlike his sort of referential type of thing. [this may be the least coherent thing I've said all week]
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Re: What films have you watched lately?

Post by Paul Worsley » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:55 pm

Watched two in-flight movies this week.

"First Man", the Neil Armstrong biopic was very good, and I can recommend it.

"Widows" based on the Lynda La Plante novel/mini-series, started off well, but the final twists were a bit preposterous.

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Re: What films have you watched lately?

Post by Marc Meakin » Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:08 pm

Paul Worsley wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:55 pm
Watched two in-flight movies this week.

"First Man", the Neil Armstrong biopic was very good, and I can recommend it.

"Widows" based on the Lynda La Plante novel/mini-series, started off well, but the final twists were a bit preposterous.
First Man had a great soundtrack
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Re: What films have you watched lately?

Post by Conor » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:03 pm

Point Break - about time I’d watched it, and good to watch on a plane to California. Scratched an itch; oh to be young and free again.

The Conjuring - trope-heavy but well made and just a bit scary at times

The Nun - the above’s prequel or sequel or something. Complete garbage.

Can you ever forgive me? - Kinda bleak and sad yet funny and in a way uplifting. Worth watching.

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Re: What films have you watched lately?

Post by JimBentley » Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:29 pm

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Can you ever forgive me? - Kinda bleak and sad yet funny and in a way uplifting. Worth watching.
I'm really looking forward to seeing this. I love Melissa McCarthy. I've only seen her in comedy roles up until now and can't wait to see what she's like in something more serious. A lot of comedians transfer well to serious roles, so hopes are high. And Richard E. Grant is always good fun in whatever he does.

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Re: What films have you watched lately?

Post by Marc Meakin » Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:12 pm

JimBentley wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:29 pm
Conor wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:03 pm
Can you ever forgive me? - Kinda bleak and sad yet funny and in a way uplifting. Worth watching.
I'm really looking forward to seeing this. I love Melissa McCarthy. I've only seen her in comedy roles up until now and can't wait to see what she's like in something more serious. A lot of comedians transfer well to serious roles, so hopes are high. And Richard E. Grant is always good fun in whatever he does.
There is a lot of humour never the less
Still think it's a shame Julianne Moore wouldn't wear a fat suit though
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Re: What films have you watched lately?

Post by Paul Worsley » Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:27 pm

The Highwaymen.....Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson. A netflix special. It's about the hunt for Bonnie and Clyde. I quite enjoyed it 7/10

Also new on netflix, The Thing. I hadn't seen this in over 30 years and was surprised how well it had aged. It's considered to be one of the last big special effects movie not to use CGI, and the effects are very impressive when you know that.

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Re: What films have you watched lately?

Post by Marc Meakin » Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:04 am

Paul Worsley wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:27 pm
The Highwaymen.....Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson. A netflix special. It's about the hunt for Bonnie and Clyde. I quite enjoyed it 7/10

Also new on netflix, The Thing. I hadn't seen this in over 30 years and was surprised how well it had aged. It's considered to be one of the last big special effects movie not to use CGI, and the effects are very impressive when you know that.
That and the original Bladerunner.
Both overshadowed by the hype of E.T.
Both classics
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