Film you recently watched: part 3

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

  1. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    I was listening to something about the history of Bond the other day and they pointed out that Flemming always gave his villains a physical disability or deformity. Maybe it’s a nod to that?

    He also thought homosexuals couldn’t whistle….
  2. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    They actually had a feature in the news the other day, with a group of people with facial disfigurements saying it was unfair that it was always the baddie that had something wrong with them, and never a positive character.
  3. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    OK I'll stick my neck out: I thought "The Many Saints of Newark" (and I understand that the title's a play on the protagonist's name) was a disjointed, dull mess.
  4. HeiaWatford

    HeiaWatford First Year Pro

    That was on my list to watch. But I will still have a look.
  5. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    I was afraid I missed something but the 'Sopranos' fans are raving about it:

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  6. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    Decided I needed to watch something more life affirming after all the dystopian gore I’ve been exposed to recently so watched My Octopus Teacher. A really lovely and beautifully filmed documentary.
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  7. Diamond

    Diamond First Team

    That's a great film, one that goes by so quickly as you get so into it.
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  8. Chumlax

    Chumlax Squad Player

    You were listening to 'The Rest is History', weren't you?
  9. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    I was indeed! It’s a great podcast, I have zero interest in Bond and Sherlock Holmes but I found both of those episodes particularly fascinating.
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  10. Chumlax

    Chumlax Squad Player

    Yeah, my brother introduced me a couple of months ago and it's almost all I listen to in the gym now - definitely become my favourite podcast, and I was a fan of each before as historians but had no idea it existed until I was turned on to it - the dynamic between the two of them is brilliant.
  11. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    Papillon- a remake and from 2017, but a bloody enjoyable film
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  12. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    Ciff and I went to the cinema last night to see that James Bond film. There were some good bits in it, but it was very fantastic. I was a bit reluctant to go, because I can't help thinking of Austin Powers and indeed there are quite a few "yeah baby!" moments in this film.

    Warning: Spoilers

    Why did people die only temporarily when riddled with bullets and then spring back to life at full power a couple of minutes later? Are the guns all set to stun?

    As for that Crazy Eye fella, I said to Ciff when JB cracked his coconut on the wall and his eye fell out, he should have finished him off there and then, he was sure to cause trouble all through the rest of the film and sure enough he did. Crappy haircut too.

    I didn't like the 'James Bond in Love' bits which were very boring. I must admit I dozed off once or twice during the talking and kissing bits, but woke up refreshed and attentive again once the bangs started. The new Grace Jones-a-like 007 is MUCH better than all those snidey men. I hope she stays on.

    I did miss the emotional end due to great weariness, the comfortable seats and dimmed lights and wishing it would end (it was too long by about 30 mins) but I did see the big kaboom.

    I asked Cifriana (who saw more of it than me), who had upset that Marat Safin fella to make him want to kill everyone, but she wasn't sure. Bad childhood or something she thought.

    PS Nearly forgot the best part of the film by far was when JB got chased by a pair of massive outsized black'n'tinted Range Rover evoque sports, which he gave a nudge with his bonnet to in turn, sending them spinning and flipping upside down. I had no idea those things turned over so easily. There are MANY range rovin' candidates ripe for a flipping around these parts....
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  13. HeiaWatford

    HeiaWatford First Year Pro

    I detested the remake.
  14. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    I’ve not seen the original, which is probably why.
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  15. HeiaWatford

    HeiaWatford First Year Pro

    You can't replace Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman it's an absolute classic. That along with Midnight Express are two of my favourite prison movies from 70's.
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  16. hornmeister

    hornmeister Club Legend

    Along the same lines (sort of). Finding Steve McQueen is on Sky Cinema. Worth a watch.
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  17. Eric IS Bananman

    Eric IS Bananman Academy Graduate

    I think it's now official, film studios have run out of ideas...if it's not superhero movies then it's reboots or remakes that no one asked for or wanted.

    This just gives me a migraine...

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  18. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    That beggars belief.
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  19. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

    Just watched the trailer with my 12 year old son, who really likes the first 2 Home Alone films. Even he was horrified by it.
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  20. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    Bad Seed.

    A life time movie production which was really good. The acting of the main lead - the nine year old "killer" girl was exceptional. I really hope she has gone on to better things since. It's free to watch on YT if anyone is interested.
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  21. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Game Night. It was on BBC 1 at the weekend. Very enjoyable, sometimes silly film. Only 90 mins long as well. If you like something light hearted it's worth a watch.
  22. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    Looks good, I'm surprised no one has thought of the premise before.
  23. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    There is plenty of independent cinema, world cinema things like Beanpole and the whole history of cinema available now EIB. Hollywood is run as it has always been is run by money hungry executives. This new generation have very little though to do with film as an art form or interest compared to those in the past. Most of the reworked efforts are dreadful but Hollywood execs see them as a safe bet. As long as cinema goers keep going in their droves to see these nothing will change there.
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  24. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    Home Alone - Amazing classic family film
    Home Alone 2 LiNY - Pretty decent follow up with the same cast. Film carried by Tim Currie's exceptional performance
    Home Alone 3 - Very bad, not needed just a cash in with prat falls.
    Home Alone 4 - Should of been left on the cutting room floor and burned.
    Home Sweet? - Another awful cash-in re-make that even John Hughes would of laughed at.
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  25. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    The Voyagers, started off really well with lots of tension, and then kind of turned bad on one ridiculous bit half way through and then went a bit stupid. A bit like lord of the flies in space.
  26. Eric IS Bananman

    Eric IS Bananman Academy Graduate

    Watched Dune last night and I've got to be honest, I quite enjoyed it.

    I've never read the books or watched the 1984 version so didn't have that baggage...didn't even know what the story is about.

    I found myself having loads of questions in the beginning as I had no background but the film tries to drip feed the answers to a certain's a fairly slow burner.

    Visually stunning, pretty good performances, only problem I didn't realise it's only part one so the ending was left up in the air.

    But well worth a watch.
  27. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Agree with EIB on Dune. Very good movie. The visuals are incredible.

    If you go in expecting a setup for the real story arc, you'll have a better experience. It's more of an intro than anything else, but it is a great intro.
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  28. NemoNemo

    NemoNemo Reservist

    Now watching all the Marvel films in order of when events happened and I have to say the story flows really well and I can appreciate little cameos of characters here and there that link all the solo story's with the avengers movies. I'd highly recommend to any marvel fans who have not already done this. Link below for order of films:
  29. ITK platypus

    ITK platypus Reservist

    I recently watched the horrifying and grimly realistic film Threads. A 1980s masterpiece about a nuclear war, from the point of view of various denizens of Sheffield. Not for the faint-hearted as it WILL give you nightmares.

    There is something in for Watford fans however. Without spoiling too much of the plot, before the onset of civilisation ending nuclear war, the male protagonist turns off a news report about growing tensions between the US and Soviet Union in order to catch the football scores, much to his girlfriend's annoyance. If we listen carefully we hear that Watford claimed a 0-0 draw with Liverpool, so not everything was bad.
  30. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    It was a wonderful movie that simply couldn’t be done in a one off. I still maintain as a big fan of the books that it needed a Netflix/Apple TV series with a massive budget to do it justice. Villeneuve made a beautiful version though. Arrakis was pretty much as I always imagined it.

    The best moment for me was the four noisy teenagers, obviously there to see Chalamet and Zendaya, realising that it wasn’t for them and leaving half way through. I guess the TikTok generation will find 2 and a half hours watching people walking around a desert challenging.
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  31. Eric IS Bananman

    Eric IS Bananman Academy Graduate

    Having had a chance to reflect, I really did enjoy it and I'm going to watch it again as I was completely immersed in that world.

    I'm actually surprised as it's HBO funded that it wasn't made into mini-series, it seems perfect for that treatment.
  32. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    I'm pleased that Dune has made inroads into those unfamiliar with the books. The books (either a comprehensive study in how power corrupts a pure revolution or a load of pretentious old wnak) do have 'depth' some the latest film managed to convey.

    I'm a big fan of the "House..." series of prequels (as so many of the character get bumped off in the early stages of Dune). I did notice that the film features
    lots of shots of the bull's head and matadors
    which I can only take to mean that Villeneuve is also a fan.

    TBF I began watching the film expecting another failure but it really seemed to capture the book and the worlds. I wonder if the step forward will be to 'Netflix' it (or 'Apple' it - their Invasion seems fairly big in ambition).
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  33. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    I got to stream it for "free" off my HBO Max sub in the comfort of my own lounge.

    A much better experience than the cinema for exactly this reason. Looked great on my new OLED (which I could not be happier with).
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  34. Eric IS Bananman

    Eric IS Bananman Academy Graduate

    I did as well, but I'm tempted to go and see it in iMax because I think it would blow my mind seeing it in that scale, however as GD said the Tiktok crowd would probably annoy me.
  35. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Yeah I generally hate going to the cinema but made an exception for this one. Will probably enjoy rewatching it much more.

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