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On 8/2/2020 at 1:00 AM, SuperBacon said:

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. 

You should watch the "New Saint" movie from the 70s with Ian Ogilvy as "The Saint". An always forgotten about actor.

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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  

Fast forward, surely.

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Colossal (Netflix)

I'd never heard of it, girlfriend picked it out last night.

Woman with drinking problem is going through a break-up, returns to the small town she was born in to try and rebuild her life. Meanwhile, a giant monster is appearing in Seoul every night. She figures out that she has some kind of connection to the monster, and has to cope with show she'll manage it.

I figured that any explanation for the how/why of it all would be fairly unsatisfying, and not really the point of it all, so wasn't too fussed about that side of it - it was clearly always going to be an analogy for her own personal problems, more than it was a puzzle to be solved. What I wasn't expecting was quite how intense a lot of the rest of the film would be - there are points where, as a study in emotional manipulation and abuse, it was really quite uncomfortable to watch. 

It was good, just not at all what I expected.

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Just now, BomberPat said:

Colossal (Netflix)

I'd never heard of it, girlfriend picked it out last night.

Woman with drinking problem is going through a break-up, returns to the small town she was born in to try and rebuild her life. Meanwhile, a giant monster is appearing in Seoul every night. She figures out that she has some kind of connection to the monster, and has to cope with show she'll manage it.

I figured that any explanation for the how/why of it all would be fairly unsatisfying, and not really the point of it all, so wasn't too fussed about that side of it - it was clearly always going to be an analogy for her own personal problems, more than it was a puzzle to be solved. What I wasn't expecting was quite how intense a lot of the rest of the film would be - there are points where, as a study in emotional manipulation and abuse, it was really quite uncomfortable to watch. 

It was good, just not at all what I expected.

I absolutely loved that film. Anne Hathaway is always excellent, and like you say it's way more intense than it sounds on paper.

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I really loved Colossal as well, I'm a bit prone to substance abuse and fucking shit up for myself and I'd just got dumped by the love of my life when I saw it, it really spoke to me at that time, haven't been able to rewatch it.

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Horns.

Enjoyable lark that kept me interested, but I did work out the mystery very early on In the movie.  Daniel Ratcliffe has become a very capable actor as he’s grown up.

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The Crying Game (Putlocker or something)

I knew it was transphobic and politically appalling but the rest of it's fucking shit as well. A truly terrible film further fucked by Forest Whitaker's accent. 

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I really, really hated it when I saw it in Media Studies at college. I remember trying to explain what I didn't like about it (mainly I thought the acting was really bad from all involved, I wouldn't have spotted any transphobia back then) and distinctly got the vibe from my lecturer that she thought I didn't like it because of my own trans or homophobia. That was a frustrating afternoon. 

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The dialogue is especially awful. It's one of the worst universally acclaimed films I've ever seen. There's practically nothing good about it.

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1 hour ago, gmoney said:

I really, really hated it when I saw it in Media Studies at college. I remember trying to explain what I didn't like about it (mainly I thought the acting was really bad from all involved, I wouldn't have spotted any transphobia back then) and distinctly got the vibe from my lecturer that she thought I didn't like it because of my own trans or homophobia. That was a frustrating afternoon. 

I watched it in Film Studies as well, and we all pissed ourselves at the dream scene with Forest Whitaker bowling. One of the most unintentionally funny scenes in cinema.

 

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The Rental. Slow start but picks up, very tense in places and a good ending. Not the worst way to spend an hour and a half.

Episode II: Attack Of The Clones. The worst way to spend an hour and a half. I'm still working from home, ditched the shed we converted in to a lockdown home office weeks ago in favour of sitting with my laptop in the living room infront of the telly watching films all day. My Mrs suggested watching all the Star Wars films in order which didn't require much convincing. Episode I: The Phantom Menace is still great fun, despite what some folk would have you believe and is easily my favourite of the prequels. It's successor though is dogshit of the highest order. I quite like the gladiator but bit that's about it. And Zam Wessels wrinkly face. Episode III: Revenge Of the Sith picks up the slack but it's way too long. Flippy Yoda is crap too. Me and my wife were both in agreement that Ian McDiarmid is the best thing about all three prequels, he's so brilliantly smug throughout. OG trilogy tomorrow.

Eurovision. Ja Ja Ding Dong. DING DONG.

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The Man who Killed Don Quixote - an incoherent film, which was unsurprising given that it has spent a thousand years in development hell. It was clear that Adam Driver's character was originally going to be Johnny Depp, but he still did a decent job. (As a sidenote: no idea why he is seen as so attractive.)

 

The Don Quixote bits were really fun, and carried the film to average, but most of the non-Don Quixote bits were just a bit poo. 

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8 minutes ago, Nexus said:

(As a sidenote: no idea why he is seen as so attractive.)

Adam Driver is fit. Tall, nice hair, deep voice, pretty eyes. Well fit.

The Peanut Butter Falcon

I absolutely loved this film, and the performances were all brilliant. Just a really sweet movie about friendship.

I'm sure there were a tonne of wrestling cameos I didn't spot, but that's a tiny part of the film. 

Soundtrack was great too.

The Spy Next Door

Was alright, but crucially the kids now want to watch more Jackie Chan (although the youngest did say "There should be a sequel to this" demonstrating that she is still clueless in many ways)

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34 minutes ago, SuperBacon said:

Adam Driver is fit. Tall, nice hair, deep voice, pretty eyes. Well fit.

He's got a face that looks like it's been side-swiped by a mallet and is too sadz to realise it. Like he took a slow-motion right hook from Brad Pitt's pikey and the wind changed.

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Money Plane. Edge the wrestler is forced by Kelsey Grammer to rob an illegal anything goes casino on a plane. It felt really cheap, not as knowingly stupid as sharknado or something, more like one of Hulk Hogan's 90s films where he's in a crew of soldiers of fortune. It was ok but just felt a bit half arsed.

I enjoyed seeing Denise Richards in it for a minute and was mostly indifferent to seeing Joey Lawrence from Blossom. 

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1 minute ago, Bellenda Carlisle said:

Money Plane. Edge the wrestler is forced by Kelsey Grammer to rob an illegal anything goes casino on a plane. It felt really cheap, not as knowingly stupid as sharknado or something, more like one of Hulk Hogan's 90s films where he's in a crew of soldiers of fortune. It was ok but just felt a bit half arsed.

I enjoyed seeing Denise Richards in it for a minute and was mostly indifferent to seeing Joey Lawrence from Blossom. 

That sounds awful. Where can I watch it?

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