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DVDs and Films You Have Watched Recently 3 - The Final Insult

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1 minute ago, ColinBollocks said:

Free Solo is quite the experience. The finale genuinely had my hands getting all sweaty, such was the tension. I very much recommend.

Yeah, I can't watch that, which is annoying as I'm sure it's fantastic. There's no way I'd get through that thing without a massive panic attack.

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You'll hate it. They spend a chunk of the film making you care for the bloke and his close ones, while ramping up the "look how high this is; this idiot is definitely going to fall. Here are some examples".

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Yeah, I could barely watch the final third of The Walk, I would be on the floor with that.

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On 1/3/2019 at 1:46 PM, ColinBollocks said:

The Favourite is a right treat. Looks great and all the performances are excellent. I know Coleman is getting all the praise, but I thought Emma Stone and Weisz were equally as quality.

The way the blokes are all inconsequential vain dullards is bit of genius, as it leads to some of the biggest laughs.

Loved it.

I also got the chance to see The Rider. Definitely didn't cry at the end. 

Really good film, although I found some of its quirks (particularly the constant fish eye lens thing) more annoying than artistic.  There was some very, very odd sound design going on as well.  Rachel Weisz stole the show for me.  And the lighting was fantastic, reminded me of Barry Lyndon.

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Truth Or Dare

I though it was reasonably good but i might have my Lucy Hale rose tinted glasses on. Same old ending though.

I also wanted to shout out JTP during the first half hour.

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The Vanishing - Peter Mullan & Gerard Butler play lighthouse men on a remote Scottish island in the early 1900's. After finding a washed up boat, a body & a chest it all goes a bit awry. Really well acted & tense with refreshingly believable reactions to sudden violence. Think 'A Simple Plan' with more facial hair & cardigans.

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I saw the thumbnail for that and thought it was Zach Galifinakos. 

Crazy Rich Asians is just a massive treat. Manages to walk tired old ground whilst breathing a fresh breath of air in to the rom com. Bound to be a sequel too.

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Escape Plan 2

Didn't know this film existed until i was looking through Netflix. It's not very good and has crap CGI.

Big Dave is in it too collecting the easiest paycheck he'll get. Wasn't in it much but still got second billing in the end credits.

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The Night Eats the World just popped up on Netflix. It's a terrible name for a film, but it's actually a pretty good zombie film, easily one of the best ones of the last decade, although that might not be saying much.

There's also a cat in it.

Anders Danielsen Lie shoots it with a shotgun because it preferred to stay with a zombie than go with him.

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What Van Damme film do you think was better? "Bloodsport" or "Kickboxer"? It's like choosing your fave child. You've got the Stan Bush soundtrack on both of them too, which makes it even harder.

"Kickboxer" has this though..

 

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Glass - Probably my most anticipated movie ever and Syhamalan fucked it. He went and gikked...scuttered all over his masterpiece, the dozy cunt.
I'm absolutely devastated here. For the guts of twenty years, Unbreakable was my film to go to when I was in a bad place, for whatever reason, but that's gone now because of what that utter shitebag did to his own mythos.

The first half of the movie is absolutely phenomenal though, lads. Special, even. And then he goes and ruins the Shyamalanaissance doing the one thing fans of this 'franchise' really didn't want him to do with the characters, after investing so, so much love into the cunts.

The Beast kills Elijah after Dunn's son reveals it was Elijah who killed The Beasts oullad. The Beast dies after he turns into Kevin for a minute and gets shot. Dunn dies after soldiers drown him in water. Honestly would have taken a Bobby Ewing or a St.Elsewhere ending over that.

 

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If it turns out all three of them have actually been dead this whole time...

I only just saw Split and I thought it was fantastic, really a quality film.  I'm a much bigger fan of Shaymalan than most people, I adored The Village.  He is, when on form, one of the prettiest directors, his films look absolutely stunning and are technically brilliant.

So Split was such a thrill for me after such a string of really terrible films.  So you're breaking my heart here Branquey.

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1 hour ago, Loki said:

If it turns out all three of them have actually been dead this whole time...

I only just saw Split and I thought it was fantastic, really a quality film.  I'm a much bigger fan of Shaymalan than most people, I adored The Village.  He is, when on form, one of the prettiest directors, his films look absolutely stunning and are technically brilliant.

So Split was such a thrill for me after such a string of really terrible films.  So you're breaking my heart here Branquey.

It has completley Split the critics (pun intended). Have seen some positive reviews as well as some which echo Branquey.

I re-watched Unbreakable last week after watching Split and I found it good, but not as great as I remember being unfortunately. 

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I warned you all about Shyamalan!

Sorry you didn't like it though, Branquey, I was rooting for this to be great because I know how much you were anticipating it.

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I saw all those awful reviews leak this morning and thought of our dear Branq. I'll probably still go see it, but annoying he cocked it all up after getting us to chub up with Split.

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