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

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If Beale Street Could Talk, in the end, is a very good film. Initially, I found it to be weighed down completely by some really unconvincing performances by the support cast - with some ropey dialogue, creating an Eastenders in the Vic vibe.

However, the two leads take over for the last two thirds and it saves the film.

Bit of the old rumpy pumpy too; lovely bit of tit and cock.

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12 hours ago, ColinBollocks said:

However, the two leads take over for the last two thirds and it saves the film.

The big heads at the camera shots were just wonderfully done with those two.  ALL I CAN SEE IS YOUR HEAD BUT I KNOW EVERYTHING!

Also, seconded on lovely boobs.

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Since it was mentioned either in this thread or another, there's a Neil Breen film on at the Prince Charles cinema in Leicester Square this evening. So I'll probably regret checking that out.

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Probably hoping there’s still some folk in town from seeing The Room last weekend

2 hours ago, Chris B said:

Since it was mentioned either in this thread or another, there's a Neil Breen film on at the Prince Charles cinema in Leicester Square this evening. So I'll probably regret checking that out.

 

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Is ironically watching Neil Breen films a big thing now? I know he's had a fair bit of love from the RLM guys.

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1 minute ago, Merzbow said:

Is ironically watching Neil Breen films a big thing now? 

Unfortunately yes.

The Lego Movie 2 is absolutely great. I enjoyed it slightly more than the original, making the Lego universe code - Batman / Lego Movie 2 / Lego Movie / Ninjago.

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Double Posting shitarsery.

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On 2/7/2019 at 6:59 AM, Devon Malcolm said:

I've seen enough to conclude he's a huge fraud.

I think he's probably a fantastic DoP - the cinematography in his films is always beautiful, particularly the lighting.  Combine that with a couple of very well written scripts and good casts and he's probably batted above his grade.

I still think he's made great films.  Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, The Village (which I really liked) and Split are all worthy.   The problem is, when he's bad he's TERRIBLE - Lady In The Water and The Happening, back to back no less, is unforgivable.

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2 hours ago, Devon Malcolm said:

The Lego Movie 2 is absolutely great. I enjoyed it slightly more than the original...

Yes it is, but it's utterly shameless.  Early on I found myself going that'll be a playset, that'll be a playset, that'll be a playset...

Some of the jokes are absolutely brilliant and the music is ruthlessly catchy.  There's definitely more humour that'll be understood by adults, for starters you'd have to be able to read, but some of the funniest gags for me sailed over the little girls in the row ahead of us.

The raptors were absolutely inspired.  "I don't know, ask Sharon" had me cracking up, plus the many cameo and voice actors that I'd kept myself unaware of.

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A Star Is Born

Through all the hype I was able to stay away from spoilers.

I’m glad I did and went in blind, having not seen many trailers or reviews so unaware what to expect.

The two leads are brilliant, the soundtrack excellent and packs a punch in the final third.

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Alita: Bang Average

Generic YA with anime inspiration.  Normal 12a issues of tons of violence with nothing shown in terms of gore, but the one "fuck" was good, and there's plenty for the epheboes with the teen robot body on display.

I know Cameron was selling it with in cinema advertising of "you've got to see it on the big screen!". Maybe on an IMAX it's something else entirely, but I didn't see anything special.

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I don't think it has as much scope for a follow-up on the Netflix romcom stakes as To All the Boys I've Loved Before, but Set It Up was still way better than expected. Zoey Deutch is great but even Lucy Liu was really good and she often isn't. Really good stuff.

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