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

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I'm not fussed on Magic Mike but Logan Lucky is definitely my favourite thing Soderbergh has done.  A very hit and miss director.

I literally can't seperate Traffic and 21 Grams in my mind, hope that helps Branquey!

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35 minutes ago, Scott Malbranque said:

Fair play, Gammons. I was stuck between that and a flick called 10x10 for tonight. I'm still stuck.

I've seen 10x10. It's ok as long as you want something that's short, pretty stupid but passably entertaining. And Kelly Reilly.

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1 hour ago, Mr_Danger said:

 

I literally can't seperate Traffic and 21 Grams in my mind, hope that helps Branquey!

It's mental, isn't it? I'm the same. I sat there looking at IMDb thinking "Why are these two flicks so interchangeable" Thanks be to bejay that I'm not the only one who associates one with the other. But I've seen 21 Grams and it was grand. So I'm going to assume Traffic will be grand too.

1 hour ago, Devon Malcolm said:

I've seen 10x10. It's ok as long as you want something that's short, pretty stupid but passably entertaining. And Kelly Reilly.

I'll give this a rally so, D-Mal. I just want some cheap thrills to pass 90 minutes . And Kelly Reilly.

She's after piping up saying she wants to watch King Arthur. So I could be rightly fucking derailed here...

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10 minutes ago, Scott Malbranque said:

I'll give this a rally so, D-Mal. I just want some cheap thrills to pass 90 minutes . And Kelly Reilly.

She's after piping up saying she wants to watch King Arthur. So I could be rightly fucking derailed here...

Be braced for a brief Noel Clarke appearance but it's just a cameo, really.

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25 minutes ago, Factotum said:

Soderbergh is such a frustrating Director. OUT OF SIGHT is still my favourite of his. That movie is so bloody good.

I am glad were not alone here on him. He is lauded as this amazing auteur in some circles, but he misses way more then he hits. I did enjoy Ocean's 11 (Though not seen it for a while), Out of Sight, Magic Mike and Logan Lucky.

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I read that Peter Biskind book recently about independent film/Miramax in the 90s and he comes across as a bit of an arse. Certainly for a while he made utter tosh. Then he went on a bit of a run, then tosh-good-tosh-good.

 

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Really great book that.

JFK for my 200th (!!!) film this year. I do really like this film even though it’s a bit long but it doesn’t seem that long as I love the subject matter. 

Cracking cast and Pesci is the standout but Costner is a poor actor and distracts throughout and I just can’t take Michael Rooker seriously after recently rewatching Mallrats.

 

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I saw JFK in the flicks when I was about 11. I've never watched it since because it was a fucking unnecessary thing for a child of that age to sit through. I didn't understand, didn't want to understand and never have wanted to understand since.
I just remember someone sitting on a bench and lots of talking and shouting throughout the movie.

The UCI in Coolock used to be great. Could pay into a kids flick and just trot around between screens. We got to see so many growed up movies that way - just because we could - as kids, and usually it was a great experience. But not this.

Watched 10x10 last night. It was actually alright. Not as bad as IMDb and some reviews would have you believe, but just as it gets going and you're all "Oooh, this is getting a bit taut", it ends.
 

 

 

 

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Soderbergh's best work is easily The Knick, a two season medical period drama. He directed every episode and it was genuinely brilliant. I think only like 12 people watched it though. Clive Owen's finest work too.

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32 minutes ago, Factotum said:

Costner is an odd one isn't he? He's so bland, he's like a loaf of bread acting. Has he been good in anything?

I love Waterworld (fuck off, you're not my real dad), but I can appreciate he's not great in it.

From the reviews of the time, I think he got a fair bit of acclaim for Mr. Brooks.

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50 minutes ago, Factotum said:

Costner is an odd one isn't he? He's so bland, he's like a loaf of bread acting. Has he been good in anything?

Field of Dreams

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I think we can all agree how great his accent and performance is in Prince of Thieves. 

I really liked JFK and didn't think he was bad in it at all. 

Edited by Chest Rockwell

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I'm not sure if that's sarcasm or not, but I genuinely do think he's excellent in Robin Hood. Compelling is probably the word I'm looking for. I love KC. 

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