Film you recently watched: part 3

Discussion in 'Taylor's Tittle-Tattle - General Banter' started by BigRossLittleRoss, Dec 30, 2015.

  1. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

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  2. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    I've heard really good reviews and am looking forward to seeing it.

    It's interesting how people in the Twittersphere are comparing this to Captain Marvel since Brie Larson decided she only wanted to make it a feminist message movie - seems it's caused quite a stir.

    I saw her presser where she claimed there wasn't enough diversity in movie reviewers and kept harping on about how she didn't care what 'white dudes' thought of her films. Then criticised a black middle aged male movie reviewer who panned 'A Wrinkle in Time' saying she didn't care what he said as it wasn't made for him. She also said she didn't want as so many white dude movie reviewers on her press junkets.

    Seems to me Marvel are making the same mistake as Star Wars.

    I'll be honest, Captain Marvel I'd never heard of til Infinity War and iI'm not really interested in her origin film, more worrying is her role in Endgame whch I hope doesn't spoil the last 10 years of build up.
     
  3. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    I 'm into comics but I never got 'Manga' and 'Aime' - I did try with 'Akira' but suddenly midway through t the stuff they would do something 'very Japanese' which just threw me.

    Alita... did a lot of this (such as the "curvaceous child" cyborg being lusted over by an adult male but it's OK as she was turned into a "hot babe cyborg" but that's now alright because the bloke was turned into a cyborg too)
    but it didn't really matter as it looked fantastic and the fight scenes were awesome and 'Rollerball' has a special place in my heart.
     
  4. Optimistichornet

    Optimistichornet Penguin Assassin

    Just watched the Netflix movie 'Paddleton' starring Ray Romano. A nice change to a lot of movies out there at the moment, and really gave me the feels whilst also providing fleeting moments of comedy. Highly recommended.
     
  5. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    Watched "Searching" last night. An unusual format, but one that worked surprisingly well. The subject matter is quite close to home for those with teenagers. Good film I thought.
     
  6. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    So more out of duty than interest I sat down and watched Michael Moore's latest 'Fahrenheit 11/9'. When it started - I was expecting the usual 'Trump' movie pointing out 'the usual': vulgarity, bankruptcy, his rise mimicking Nazism, Russian links etc. (oh and blaming it all on the actions of a single celebrity*). But then Moore shifted the story's focus to his hometown of 'Flint' and the story of its incompetent 'government' but explored how the Democratic 'old guard' is failing the country's democracy (especially with the rise of 'young activists') - Obama is portrayed in a extremely unflattering light. A very interesting 'mature' film and not what I expected.

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    Lady Gaga.
     
  7. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    I watched Lego Movie 2 with my children last week. Not as good as the first but the children seemed to enjoy it.
     
  8. tonycotonstache

    tonycotonstache Reservist

    Captain Marvel. Very enjoyable film.
     
  9. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    I found Captain Marvel to be formulaic, overly dripping with SJW overtones, littered with Deus Ex Machinas, Samuel L Jackson was portrayed as a pathetic fool, it was cheesey and Brie Larson is the 6th Spice Girl.

    It was average.
     
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  10. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    The Belko Experiment

    I remember watching the trailer for this a while ago when I was watching something in the cinema and thought it looked interesting. IMDB is the equivalent to a Bible to me when it comes to movies so it's 6.1 rating had put me off for a while.

    I knew when I decided to watch it I wouldn't think it was brilliant or anything but I did find it quite enjoyable and clearly took a lot of inspiration from Battle Royale (which is a brilliant movie).

    A solid watch.
     
  11. Horace_goes_up_north

    Horace_goes_up_north First Year Pro

    Green Book. What an amazing film. Loved it. Laughed through it. Welled up during it.

    Such a lovely couple of hours and the actors were brilliant.
     
  12. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    We went to see The Favourite at the weekend, I don’t know if it’s still on in the big cinemas as it’s been out for a while but they were showing it at our local one. I had no idea what to expect or what it was really even about, just knew that Olivia Coleman won an Oscar for her performance.

    I haven’t enjoyed a film so much in a very long time, it’s hard to describe exactly why it’s so brilliant other than having amazing acting, direction and being really funny. Can’t wait to watch it again.
     
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  13. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    Watching "Gladiator" on Film 4. Haven't seen it for years but love this film.
     
  14. tonycotonstache

    tonycotonstache Reservist

    Watched The Highwaymen on Netflix. Very ploddy but Harrelson and Costner make a cracking partnership in it.
     
  15. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    Took my youngest to see this last night and I'm now worried as I thought it was actually a pretty good film - so far from all of these DC*/Marvel comics things the least worst one I've st through was 'Dr Strange'. Samuel L. Jackson 'acting' was another revelation and Brie Larson was extremely watchable especially with the grungy sound-track.

    *I seem to remember 'Watchmen' is owned by DC but they didn't do the film (which is a masterpiece).
     

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