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21 minutes ago, Mr_Danger said:

Yeah they can totally turn that in to a whole series of films in the Agatha Christie style if they want.

And unlike Agatha Christie, they might actually be good.

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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

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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Gravity was on BBC One last night, and although I've seen it a couple of times now it still doesn't disappoint. God I wish I'd seen it when it was at the cinema.

It's on iPlayer for the next month if you missed it, it's well worth 90 minutes of your time.

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Eeeeh, been a while

Blind Fury (Prime)

"Shit! Fuck! ShitFuck!". Brilliant film, aging nicely, completely ridiculous homage/remake of Zaitochi

Blade (Prime)

Been a long time since I have seen this, holds up well and the sarky protagonist antihero in Blade must have been an inspiration for Deadpool on screen. How quick people forget. Udo Kier is amazing as he is in everything and heck even the CGI holds up. That dance scene tho...

Blade II (Prime)

Great premise, aged horribly due to CGI and a narrative that falls apart about halfway through. Great to look at stylistically but after not seen for so long. It left me cold. Though naming which Bloodpac actors have been in what¬†with added, albeit silent ,Donnie Yen is always a bonus ‚̧ԳŹ¬†

Knives Out (Prime)

Wouldn't have known it existed without this thread, Superb. Daniel Craig is an uber-hammy delight ( to be fair he's also wonderful in Logan Lucky, which is immense!) and the whole thing is delicious. Love to see where the sequel goes.

The Great Escape (Netflix)

Not seen this for a while, was torrential rain over the weekend and myself and the other half fancied some war movies, ended up watching this and then starting on ANZACS which is superb. Aside from some really jarring plot points and deaths which totally undermine the characters, it's a fun watch, but not spectacular given the cast. Never quite got why it's so loved, given the ending is actually bleak as all hell.  Prefer Steve McQueen in Papillion as a prisoner to be honest.

 

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Special Bulletin (Youtube)

A TV movie from the 80s about a US news studio who end up live-broadcasting a hostage situation with some people who have set up a nuclear bomb on a boat off the US coast. There are some smart ideas in this, and some interesting characters and ideas. A pretty easy watch, with some admittedly naff special effects towards the end. It's certainly not Threads, but it's worth an hour and a half.

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (Amazon paid)

I'd been meaning to watch this for ages anyway, but never have before. And it's just tremendous. There are some dated parts, obviously (the lead character is mildly racist in a way that's clearly meant to be endearing), but it's easy to watch and easy to like. It's clever and funny throughout (there's a gag built up involving the mayor which is paid-off perfectly off-screen), and Robert Shaw is terrifying yet again. What a marvellous villain that guy could be. 

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31 minutes ago, Chris B said:

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (Amazon paid)

I'd been meaning to watch this for ages anyway, but never have before. And it's just tremendous. There are some dated parts, obviously (the lead character is mildly racist in a way that's clearly meant to be endearing), but it's easy to watch and easy to like. It's clever and funny throughout (there's a gag built up involving the mayor which is paid-off perfectly off-screen), and Robert Shaw is terrifying yet again. What a marvellous villain that guy could be. 

I've watched this probably dozens of times and don't have any problem with saying it's the best crime film of the 1970s and one of the greatest of all time. Absolutely superb soundtrack too.

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Tenet - Now, I'm not a Nolan hater, nor do I get annoyed just because his name is affixed to a movie, as to be fair, I loved Interstellar and if I enjoy a movie, I enjoy a movie (see Uwe Boll and Postal), but this was a load of bollocks. Truly.
Nolan basically tried to make a Bond/M:I movie and throw his own now contrived "mind bending" shite through - and over the top - of it. It does play out as you think, kind of like Bond by way of Inception, and maybe that's a lazy comparison, but it's a lazy fucking movie.
Robert Pattinson and Fiona Dourif's face are probably the best things in it, followed closely by John David Washington's bulge in grey pants, which in i-Sense, is quite spectacular.
That was it really. It's shite and there was a fierce invasive bang of some sort of rose and leather oud hybrid pumping all over the kip, but I enjoyed my Odeon Nachos, to be fair.
 

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10 minutes ago, Scott Malbranque said:

... there was a fierce invasive bang of some sort of rose and leather oud hybrid pumping all over the kip,... 
 

Rather than watching Nolan, I might just try to unpack this sentence for 3 hours.

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I'm a fan of Nolan's movies. They never hold up on a rewatch but I love that his films feel like proper big budget spectacles on a huge scale you just don't really get anymore.

Tenet however is an absolute steaming pile of shit. The more I think about it the more I hate it. A complete train wreck of crap.

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Ava (nefarious means)

Just wretched. Sets the case for having more female-helmed action films back about a decade by being so incoherent and boring. Jessica Chastain is almost never in anything good, that should have been the clue. Awful.

Upgrade (Netflix)

Just as superb second time round. Leigh Whannell went from 'fuck off' to 'MAKE SOMETHING ELSE' in two years and two films, with The Invisible Man. Unbelievable.

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10 hours ago, Devon Malcolm said:

Trolls: World Tour (cinema)

Take a fucking guess.

I actually quite enjoyed the first one. Well, it's not the worst thing the kids have watched on repeat anyway.

We've watched World Tour once and they've never asked to watch it again. Speaks for itself but I'm fucking glad.

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11 hours ago, Devon Malcolm said:

Trolls: World Tour (cinema)

Take a fucking guess.

Okay. 

"It's an anthology style show featuring Anna Kendrick, and following her through the loves of her life (one of which was such a cunt I had to go for a fag after his episodes).

She elevates the show no end, and it sags a bit at times and gets a bit cliched, but she is such a likeable performer that you can't help but enjoy her performance. She has quite a bit of sex in the show as well and at one point you see her sitting on someones face so you know, a straight 11/10"

(courtesy of SuperBacon) 

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Bill And Ted Face The Music. I was ready to hate every second of this and whilst it's the third best of the series it's still good, mindless fun with a couple of cameos that made me smile like an idiot. Keanu and Alex Winter are great but Samara Weaving is fantastic as usual. Dennis steals it for me though. I could have had way more scenes with him in.

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Waiting

Still very, very funny and makes me laugh probably more than it should. Ryan Reynolds is sexy as fuck in this as well.

This Is Where I Leave You

Standard 'family member dies and dysfunctional family has to spend time together' fare that is slightly elevated by Adam Driver and Rose Byrne (she elevates everything). An incredibly easy watch with a finale that pays off emotionally I suppose.

Frances Ferguson 

Nick Offerman narrates this deadpan 'comedy' about a substitute teacher who commits a bit of statutory rape and the story around how that affects her and everyone around her in Small Town America. It's OK, and Kaley Wheless is really good in the title role, but everyone is such an absolute cretin, you don't really sympathise with any of them. Is only 70 minutes long though.

The Client

Cat was asleep on me last night and couldn't be arsed to get up and change the channel so ended up watching this, and really enjoyed it.

Stacked cast and always a thrill to see Ossie Davis and JT Walsh, but Anthony LaPaglia as a mob hit man, in his suit-with-no-shirt, mesh vests and his Shawn Michaels earring is one of the most unintentionally funny casting decisions I have ever seen. He was about as threatening as Mr Bean (what an up to date reference)

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