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In the order that I watched them over the last few days:

Trespass (1992)

This was a straight up, fun, piece of action that you would have had a hard time not enjoying. Thought William Sadler stole the show really, and Ice Cube was good as the snake like, underling bad guy. Plenty here to keep you entertained, including appearances from two of John McClane's friends from Die Hard's 1 & 2, Argyle and Barnes. I was half expecting Al or Zeus to turn up next.

One False Move (1992)

Paxton had a busy, quality, 1992 didn't he? This one caught me on the hop at the beginning, with how tough to watch the opening scenes were. It had me wanting to see the bad guys meet their demise from the off. Twists and turns towards the end as well that I didn't see coming, showed there were more layers to this one than I was expecting going in. A full thumbs up from me. 

Extreme Prejudice (1987)

I liked both of the films above, but this was definitely my favourite of the three. I don't know whether to be disappointed that I hadn't seen this one before now, or relieved that there are still a tonne of gems out there that I haven't seen, for me to find. Both from actors that I like and genres that I enjoy. Nolte channels his inner Clint here, as the hard man, morally incorruptible sheriff, with plenty of gems of one liners and a steely stare that would make a man weep at his own inadequacies. Dammit, doesn't he carry off a pair of Aviator's well too? Powers Boothe, Rip Torn and William Forsythe all had really good turns here as well. Two thumbs up. 

 

Many thanks to @Frankie Crisp and @Devon Malcolm for the links and recommendations (among many others, these seem to be particular favourites around here). Up next when I get a chance are Hard Times, Judgment Night, To Live and Die in L.A, and Night Moves. Looking through my watchlist though, I'll be kept pretty busy for quite a while as there's a tonne there that I've added to it, but gotten sidelined by TV shows with endless seasons. It's been nice to take a break from them though, and get back to some movie watching.

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14 hours ago, patiirc said:

 

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It's okay,  It's not uber shit nor amazing. Assume it was a sleeper for a Deadshot series of films, rather than what those who want it to be is. Amanda Waller is the bad guy in this surely?

It is ĂĽber shit and it felt more like a Harley Quinn origin than any of the other characters.

It’s terrible but the reason I’ve chimed in is because I heard there were some rumblings for an Ayer cut. Ffs, like it wasn’t bad enough that the Snyder cut shit was successful (yeah right, what that film needs is to be another hour or two longer) but this is too much. Fan power ruins everything, or in this case makes shit things shitter.

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11 minutes ago, Mr_Danger said:

It is ĂĽber shit and it felt more like a Harley Quinn origin than any of the other characters.

It’s terrible but the reason I’ve chimed in is because I heard there were some rumblings for an Ayer cut. Ffs, like it wasn’t bad enough that the Snyder cut shit was successful (yeah right, what that film needs is to be another hour or two longer) but this is too much. Fan power ruins everything, or in this case makes shit things shitter.

Well fair dos 

It was the second time watching, having not seen it since nefarious means way back. To me it was a bog standard action flick, any of the characters could have been substituted. I too do not get the fan boy stuff. There's some discussion in the Comic book thread on the Ayre cut. Really dont care. Not that invested in the whole must be brilliant stuff. It's a film, It passed time.  

Tonight off to watch Bravestarr the Movie I think :)

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3 minutes ago, Devon Malcolm said:

 

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*John Mulaney doing Mick Jagger voice* Not funny! Will Ferrell is fucking shit and so is this.

Too fucking right. Not long after it had came out on either DVD or Sky, I can't quite remember which, a friend of mine asked me and my brother over to watch it as he absolutely loved it. Neither of us had ever seen it. He was dying to show us it. We tend to have very similar interests in films, so I was optimistic. 

I felt terrible for him as he was laughing away throughout, and me and the wee brother never laughed once. Not even once. There wasn't a second of that film that I found remotely entertaining. Yet he loved it. I still don't get it. It has a cult following by the looks of it, one which I'll never be able to understand. 

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I’ve watched Mission: Impossible - Fallout twice in two days and honest to God, it gets better every time. Think I'm well into double-figures in total, since watching it at the picture house.

They seem to want to out-do themselves every time and they don’t fuck about achieving it.

Obviously, it’s the best action franchise of all time, but (and without spoilers), the last twenty minutes is fucking magnificent, and I’m not being over the top with that. Each time I watch it I expect to be slightly less entertained because I know what’s coming, but no. Breathtaking.

Some great one-liners, Henry Cavill is superb, and whilst I hate being that twat, the cinematography is gorgeous. It's stunning. But, yeah, this is one of the best action films of all time. It’s knocking on the door of number one, like its predecessors.

Eleven stars.

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Anchorman came out when all my mates were at uni and they absolutely spaffed over it, and would quote it nonstop. Subsequently I was left out of the conversations so I've always hated it.

Welcome To The Rileys (Prime)

I've been really missing James Gandolfini recently so I watched this. He's definitely my favourite actor of all time, but this is only really based on The Sopranos (sort of like how Nas is probably my favourite rapper but just because of Illmatic) and rightfully so, as that's probably the greatest acting performance of all time.

This is a really sweet story of a couple who are struggling to keep it together after their 15 year old daughter dies, and Gandolfini ends up bonding with a teenage runaway, an excellent Kristen Stewart.

Big Jim is as brilliant as ever, but the star of the film is a very understated Melissa Leo who is just superb as his traumatised wife.

Going to try and watch all Gandolfini's films now as there are a few gaps.

 

 

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