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On 7/12/2020 at 10:35 PM, HarmonicGenerator said:

Watched Palm Springs tonight. If you like time loop stories, this is a very good time loop story. Strikes the right tone all the way through, has some beautiful shots, and Cristin Milioti is excellent. If you have the ability to see stuff that’s on Hulu in the US, I recommend it.

Just thought I’d second this recommendation. I do love a good time loop story and it actually has a semi satisfying conclusion that isn’t “it’s just magic innit”. The How I met Your Mother  mother is really good and Samberg is great at what he does which is probably being the most likeable comedy actor around.
 

Not quite up there with Groundhog Day and Edge of Tomorrow as beat in class but sitting comfortably alongside Triangle in the upper mid card.

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6 is brilliant, but 5 has one of my favourite details - the guy playing Tommy in it was a born again Christian, and apparently only felt comfortable doing it when he realised that evil was punished in

Is it Butch? 

I hate this argument that implies if you can't enjoy them you're some kind of killjoy. I wouldn't watch a film wanting to or expecting to hate it. It's not my fault that those films are so intrusively

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Wayne's World. Still funny, I can still quote it word for word and there's so many lines that I've appropriated and use more regularly than I care to admit.

Wayne's World 2. Not as good as the original but still a fun watch that has it's moments and quotable bits.

Airheads. This felt like a logical film to watch after the previous two. I've got fond memories of watching this on repeat on VHS. Like Wayne's World I quote this far too regularly. Yeah, it's kinda naff but it's got some great cameos, a fantastic soundtrack and is still laugh out loud funny in a couple of places. Also it gets a pass for this song.
 

 

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Arrietty

Currently making my way through Ghibli with my kids, and whilst she loved this, I didn't. I really hated the Dad as well, and the voice acting (something I can usually let slide), I thought was atrocious in places.

Donnie Brasco

Still one of Pacino's best performances I reckon (might even be number one) and Depp's best ever (he'll never top this). I remember seeing this at the cinema, which means it must've been a 15 as there's no way I looked 18 at age 12, and begging my Dad to buy me the book it was based on afterwards, and really feeling sorry for Lefty.

I think I still do.

Carlito's Way

Utter, utter shit. When I was 15/16 there was a small group of films we would watch when stoned at my mates. Scarface, Goodfellas, Raging Bull and this. And I have no idea why we revered it as much as the others as it is really, REALLY bad, and we used to love it.

Will never watch it again.

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5 minutes ago, gmoney said:

You're having a laugh. Carlito's Way is great. Sean Penn's best performance. 

He's great in it yeah, but this time around I thought it was a really, really poor film.

The soundtrack particularly was dreadful. I blame that Joe Cocker song. 

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16 minutes ago, gmoney said:

You're having a laugh. Carlito's Way is great. Sean Penn's best performance. 

He’s wrong about Arrietty as well. I watched Donnie Brasco on a flight once, all the fucks were replaced with freaks. It was ace. 

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7 minutes ago, Keith Houchen said:

He’s wrong about Arrietty as well. I watched Donnie Brasco on a flight once, all the fucks were replaced with freaks. It was ace. 

@me you absolute pussy...oh no, wait was that passive aggressive?

I just didn't find it as endearing as the others we've watched that's all. Eldest is obsessed though. You should see her birthday wishlist. Bloody 3 foot Totoro.

I think the best dub I've ever seen/heard about is the Scarface "Where'd you get a scar like that tough guy? Eating pineapple?" Wonderful.

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2 hours ago, SuperBacon said:

I just didn't find it as endearing as the others we've watched that's all. Eldest is obsessed though. You should see her birthday wishlist. Bloody 3 foot Totoro.

Go 6 foot or go home.

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Brawl in Cell Block 99 (Vince Vaughn in prison as the toughest man in the world) One of the only films I really wanted to see that I hadn't seen yet and I enjoyed it a lot. 

Vince's character had the stupidest motivation ever for his actions, the whole thing was so dumb but that's ok because it's a grindhouse style, violent prison b movie.

It's cool that extreme gross out violence is like a stylistic choice now, I always enjoy watching a film and suddenly there's an eye popped out or a grisly compound fracture and you're like; "oh, it's gonna be one of those" This is one of those.

 

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Yeah I loved them both. Didn't realise brawl in 99 was by the same guy until after I watched it but I was not surprised. Also the guy should get credit for doing 2+ hour films where the length doesn't annoy me, I could have watched 99 for another hour.

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How to Build a Girl

Based on Caitlin Moran's semi-autobiographical novel of the same name.  Beanie Feldstein plays Johanna which was "problematic" as I quite fancy Beanie but she was playing a younger teenager in this even though she's in her late 20s.  I think this has gone straight to Amazon due to not being able to get in cinemas now :(

Another fine turn in a coming of age film by Beanie.  Probably not as good as Booksmart in terms of BFCOAF (Beanie Feldstein Coming of Age Films) but I am coming at this from an "I've already read the book before I knew it was being turned into a film" wanker perspective so maybe I'm being unduly harsh.  Extra points must be awarded to Beanie for keeping up with the accent.

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