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

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I'm with Rashers, it's an appalling film with one of the worst endings in cinema history.

Knives Out is absolutely superb though. I'm not a whodunnit fan but Rian Johnson has done a brilliant job taking its best elements and subverting it's usual tropes. He's a master craftsman, the lad.

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Just went to a screening of The Day Shall Come, with a Chris Morris Q&A after. The film was a lot better on the big screen (I watched about half of it on dirty a few weeks ago).

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Another Knives Out fan. Stunning. A cracking story, Craig is wonderful but to be honest everyone is great. More importantly I never guessed how it would end. See it spoiler free

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Frozen II

The songs didn't grab me in the same way as the first one, but overall I found it far more fun with plenty of gags for the adults in the audience.

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1 hour ago, johnnyboy said:

Frozen II

The songs didn't grab me in the same way as the first one, but overall I found it far more fun with plenty of gags for the adults in the audience.

I’m hoping a second watch will improve. I left not remembering a single song. Thought the story was very predictable. But going with the wife and daughter Saturday so as long as my daughter likes it, job done I spose 

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The Irishman is long isn't it? It's wonderful to see all those heavyweights of yesteryear back together and the deageing works for the most part and isn't too distracting but bloody hell it's long.

There's a brilliant film in the middle about Frank Sheeran and Jimmy Hoffa but the rest just feels like lists of things that happened. 

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The Irishman is long isn't it?

Could have watched more. Saw it on the big screen a week ago and it was pure bliss just watching that film slowly play out. Bit like Once Upon A Time for me in that you're allowed to really know that world and let it wash over you.

KNIVES OUT is great. Rian Johnson is great. I'll take his stupid Star Wars film if it allows studios to trust him to do his own stuff.

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Knives Out question, because I feel like I missed something.

At the end, the detective says he knew what the maid had done right from the beginning, and we get a close-up of a spot of blood on her sneakers. I originally thought she'd gone before he killed himself, hadn't she? Although the timing suggests that she'd gone back and was aware but I also don't think we get confirmation that she knew he slit his own throat. What am I missing?

Until I remembered the timing, I honestly came out thinking that there were deliberate plot-holes, and that part of the fun was figuring out what actually happened. But the blood-spot confused me.

 

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9 minutes ago, Chris B said:

Knives Out question, because I feel like I missed something.

 

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At the end, the detective says he knew what the maid had done right from the beginning, and we get a close-up of a spot of blood on her sneakers. I originally thought she'd gone before he killed himself, hadn't she? Although the timing suggests that she'd gone back and was aware but I also don't think we get confirmation that she knew he slit his own throat. What am I missing?

Until I remembered the timing, I honestly came out thinking that there were deliberate plot-holes, and that part of the fun was figuring out what actually happened. But the blood-spot confused me.

 

 

 

She was in the room when he did it. She watched him do it as you got a close up of her face. That said, she was quite far from him

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6 minutes ago, Hannibal Scorch said:
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She was in the room when he did it. She watched him do it as you got a close up of her face. That said, she was quite far from him

Thanks. I went for a pee-break at one point (just after she went home after being asked to become the Watson), so I'm guessing that's where we saw that.

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1 hour ago, Factotum said:

Could have watched more.

In a mini series I'd have taken another 3 hours, in a film to be consumed in one sitting I'd need two cans of Monster and an IV drip filled with espresso to handle much more. 

What wonderful chemistry De Niro and Al have in this though. Pacino gets the showier role for sure but he doesn't waste a bit of it. 2002 film student me was marking out at De Niro being besties with Pesci and Pacino in the same film.

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In a mini series I'd have taken another 3 hours, in a film to be consumed in one sitting I'd need two cans of Monster and an IV drip filled with espresso to handle much more. 

Maybe this is an issue of watching it at home? I felt in the cinema fully immersed. Haven't watched it on Netflix yet but I get your point about in that context, maybe a mini series is best.

Perhaps he'll do a Tarantino, who re-edited the Hateful Eight to a 4 part mini series, adding in bits etc. Could certainly work!

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The thing is, The Hateful Eight was shite and might have benefitted from such a rejig (I don't know, I have no wish to revisit it). But The Irishman, as I just discovered, is a masterpiece. So Scorsese shouldn't do anything with it.

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