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38 minutes ago, cobra_gordo said:

 Really enjoyed it but got a bit distracted towards the end and misunderstood what happened so had to rewind. 

Fast forward, surely.

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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

I’ve got to pick my daughter up from school at 12, just enough time to squeeze this in  

Is it Butch? 

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The Pool (Shudder)

Thai horror film about a couple stranded in an empty pool that's also got a crocodile in it. Perfect stupid weekend entertainment, about as well done as you could expect from such a thing.

The Silencing (home taping is killing the industry)

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau did another 90 minute indie small time crime thriller and this one was pretty good plus with added Annabelle Wallis. Nice twist in the middle, well worth a look.

Palm Springs (Laserdisc lol)

I love a timeloop film and this alongside Russian Doll shows just how much scope for ideas this sort of thing still has. Really funny and just cements Andy Samberg as possibly the most likeable comedy actor around.

Crawl (I was going to rent it on Prime but I lost my fucking debit card so piss off)

Just as much fun on the rewatch, Scodders passes her leading woman test with flying colours, and Alexandre Aja is building up a real decent catalogue of horror films.

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There's a new film called Host that's just come out (Shudder).

It's a horror film under an hour long, set in lockdown on a zoom call. A bunch of friends do an online seance and it all goes wrong. Genuinely as tense and scary a film as I've seen in ages. Tempted to watch it again on laptop in the dark with headphones, but it might kill me.

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8 minutes ago, Chris B said:

There's a new film called Host that's just come out (Shudder).

It's a horror film under an hour long, set in lockdown on a zoom call. A bunch of friends do an online seance and it all goes wrong. Genuinely as tense and scary a film as I've seen in ages. Tempted to watch it again on laptop in the dark with headphones, but it might kill me.

I loved the Dawn Of The Deaf short that those guys did, so whilst not being a massive fan of the genre, I think I'll give this a go seeing as it's got excellent reviews. Read recently that they're making a film with Sam Raimi as well, so that's awesome.

The Saint (1997)

This might be the first film that I was aware of the hype about in terms of 'big films' and loads of money being spent being a thing. It came out when I was 12 and I was reading Empire and Total Film at the time, and they both made it seem such a massive deal, and even though I had no idea about the show, I was hyped for this, and even made my Dad buy me the Movie Novelisation. 

It's a crap film, but I still really enjoyed it on a re-watch, and Elisabeth Shue is gorgeous. Val Kilmer is obviously great in everything.

From Up On Poppy Hill 

Absolutely loved it. Was in tears by the end, and it was such a heartwarming story.

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Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (Sky). Exactly what you expect it to be, but filled with more cameo’s then you could shake a stick at. My fandom of that universe faded years ago, and I’m sure people will find it brilliant but I thought it was just fine. 

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The Rental (pirate copy from my mate in The Dog & Hand Shandy)

Co-written by Joe Swanberg, so obviously nothing happens for ages. But then it unexpectedly turns into a decent slasher film with a couple of superb scenes and a pretty good ending. Directed by Dave Franco! Worth a look.

Game Night (Prime)

Just as good on the rewatch. People will have you believe Rachel McAdams and Jesse Plemons are the real stars here, and they *are* great, but Billy Magnussen is a big favourite of mine. That guy is awesome.

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Just finished watching The Rental myself. I enjoyed it, quite liked the ominous sense of impending terror. Dan Stevens plays his character very well. I didn’t realise Franco was married to Alison Brie until this either.

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Foxcatcher.

Been meaning to watch this for ages.  Although I've been a pro wrestling fan since I can remember, never really looked at amateur wrestling.  Glad I didn't now, it came across weird as fuck in this film.  Great acting, cracking film, but Jesus they were odd.

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True Romance. No idea why it's taken me so long to watch this but I loved every minute. Other than Slater and Arquette, I don't think anybody else gets more than ten minutes screen time each but none of the performances are phoned in, some are downright fantastic (Gabdolfini,Sizemore) and Dennis Hopper is his usual marvellous self. Really can't find any faults.

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9 hours ago, Thunderplex said:

Foxcatcher.

Been meaning to watch this for ages.  Although I've been a pro wrestling fan since I can remember, never really looked at amateur wrestling.  Glad I didn't now, it came across weird as fuck in this film.  Great acting, cracking film, but Jesus they were odd.

It's phenomenal. Really affecting, and one of my "favourite" - if I can call something that had me on edge the entire time a "favourite" - movies of recent years. The way they keep the level of tension from ever really falling beyond "deeply unsettling" is incredible. I wish I could have watched it without previously knowing the gist of the story, though - everyone I watched it with was blown away by how it ended.

In terms of amateur wrestlers being oddballs, the whole "making weight" scene fucked me right up. 

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9 hours ago, BomberPat said:

It's phenomenal. Really affecting, and one of my "favourite" - if I can call something that had me on edge the entire time a "favourite" - movies of recent years. The way they keep the level of tension from ever really falling beyond "deeply unsettling" is incredible. I wish I could have watched it without previously knowing the gist of the story, though - everyone I watched it with was blown away by how it ended.

In terms of amateur wrestlers being oddballs, the whole "making weight" scene fucked me right up. 

That but got me too. I knew the end as well, but still enjoyed it. If it had have been fiction, you know Mark would have been the murderer.  

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Relic (WinZip)

Not to be confused with The Relic although you should watch that because it's great and so is Peter Hyams. Not bad, this. It doesn't do anything new but it's really atmospheric and creepy and doesn't contain a solitary jump scare. Emily Mortimer is the best.

Raining Stones (Prime)

Possibly my favourite Ken Loach to date although loses points for Ricky Tomlinson showing his arse and bollocks. Funny up top, pessimistic and powerful towards the end, an absolutely great film.

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Brick Mansions (Netflix)

Almost exactly the same as District B13. I know it's a remake but at least make it a little bit different. And bring Dany Verissimo back.

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