Film you recently watched: part 3

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

  1. For my sins, at the ripe age of 48 I watched Goodfellas for the first time tonight!

    Absolutely loved it. Always loved Ray Liota anyway. Think I put off Goodfellas as always thought it was going to be really violent and gory and wasn't bad at all, much like the Sopranos.

    I've watched Gotham and a lot of the Netflix marvel stuff recently so maybe I'm slightly more desensitising to violence but I don't think so as there weren't really any gory or gratuitously bad scenes.

    Need to watch The Many Saints Of Newark now to complete the Sopranos series.
  2. Lloyd

    Lloyd Squad Player

    Went to see Little Richard: I Am Everything last night. Really worth catching at the cinema/watching at home if you get a chance. An amazingly talented and very complicated man.
  3. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    If you, like me, have always thought to yourself "I hope Quentin Tarantino's final film is set during the Lapland War after the Moscow Armistice" then you'll only be disappointed with the fact the Tarantino had absolutely nothing to do with Sisu. If you're expecting a thoughtful study of what drives men to fight even thought they're doomed to lose you're also going to be very disappointed. Great fun and highly recommend.
  4. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    This just popped up on the Beeb:

    The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp: The war film that Churchill tried to ban

    It's one of my favourite films (it's possibly one of the greatest War/propaganda films ever made) - why? Well, it works on so many levels. It seen (and read) it discussed as:
    1. A blistering attack on the 'traditional' elements in control of the country and armed forces in WWII - their time was over.
    2. Reminding people what 'we' 'were' in the face of a possible defeat and to not view all Germans as monsters.
    3. An appeal to the (then) victorious Axis forces to treat 'us' fairly decently in, what then, was looking like defeat by Germany.
    4. A rallying cry for the home front that "...we're all in this together...'' everyone has to do their bit to defeat the enemy.
    It's fairly frequently shown (yearly) on TV and I've seen DVDs of it in various 'bargain bins' in supermarkets it's well worth picking up.

    The cartoonist David Low (a kiwi responsible for the original Colonel Blimp) loathed Churchill (due his handling of WWI's Gallipoli fiasco).
  5. Sting

    Sting Squad Player

    Watched Django Unchained - again- yesterday. Never get fed up with Tarantino films and still love the argument over hoods in this one
  6. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    This will be arriving next week courtesy of Vinegar Syndrom an American label. Looking forward to it. Another exploration of the marvellous world of Polish cinema.
  7. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    Bit of a 'duff' weekend. Sunday evening in our house is film night. Sunday we all settled down (as big fans of some of WB DC animations - mainly the 'Batmans') we settled down to "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse" which was a duff-sounding visually incomprehensible load of gibberish and was switched-off in under 10 minutes. OK, plan B was a Disney kids 'family' film (remember them?) called 'Crater' very watchable - it wouldn't describe it totally as 'fluff' as it it had some reasonably mature themes (concerning loss, wealth disparity and slavery indentured labour).

    It started a debate amongst the three of us (me, 26 YO and 16 YO ASD sons) about what happened to family viewing (films and TV) - and particular what's wrong with cinema now - as we've been watching the Doctor Who (re)animations we've long come to the conclusion that the art of storytelling in dead).

    Lo and behold the, excellent, critical drinker adds his two spondulich's worth:

  8. Halfwayline

    Halfwayline Reservist

    Would you walk by if your neighbour got smashed on the nose repeatedly with a gun?

    seriously though, great film
  9. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    I love that dude. He's a right miserable sod but he speaks the truth a lot about films that you know are crap. I used to also like Nostalgia Critic before he went all "sketch comedy" show in his reviews. His older ones are much better and more to the point. Shame, but I guess fame will do that with the extra money and fanbase.
  10. Hornpete

    Hornpete Squad Player

    I watched ant man quantumania the other day, knew it would be full of graphics and set pieces with a standard villain and henchmen, so entered the film with a mediocre expectation level that was duly met. I can't really tell you what the plot was, other than villain is stuck in a willy wonka type world because his orb got broken, ant man's auntie (?) Spent thirty years there (?) And accidentally shagged this murderous prisoner who got sent there by a mysterious someone, plot is irrelevant, he's there, he's evil, the viewers will accept that. She escaped but never told ant man, which is a shame because ant man's friend builds a machinethat Elon musk can only dream of that teleports them all into this world when they press a big red button marked "danger, don't touch" (I've used a bit of artistic license here but that's about it).

    In willy wonkas factory world, you have a language barrier that is solved by drinking um bongo juice and miraculously they can now understand each other, crazy story telling plot moving assistance abounds.

    All these weird creatures cohabit this world that frankly looks like a ********. Colours and wonder abound for the cgi team. But where's society? There's no shops, no schools, no children? What is going on there.

    Then an evil villian whom ant man defeated in a previous film has been made into a camp ludicrous weaponised hovercraft henchman with arms (I don't know either).

    Villain (who is really strong for plot reasons) captures ant man's daughter (lots of father daughter "I just want what's best for you" throughout). Ant man isn't going to go home without her.

    Ant man and the wasp then cajole the locals into fighting. Ant man turns into a giant, his daughter finds a good moment to also turn into a giant, and theres some intelligent ants that having got sucked into the world when the machine broke, have now evolved into super friendly giant fighting laser ants (handy that).

    They break out and get back home via a portal they pulled out of someone's ******** but antman is worried about the villain who told him he can't win and something bad is coming. Maybe they're signing Andre Gray. Or more likely it's setting up a sequel where mysterious portal/rock/orb threatens our universe (shock).

    I never got sucked in to the marvel universe, iron man 1 was good, Spiderman 1 was good and some of the sequels were ok, but the coagulation of all of them was a mistake. The spider multiverse film was guff. Doctor strange is guff. I hear there's a film where they all meet up in a different universe and defeat someone but I could never quite be bothered with men playing cosplay hitting each other with giant hammers under CGI. Again and again and again.

    The whole superhero genre is so far up its own arse now. I suspect 10-14 year olds like these films but there's no thoughtful content.

    Ant man quantumania 5/10. Some fun but mostly guff.
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  11. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    You've, sort of, hit on a big issue that a growing number of members of a more specialised forum I frequent (where we discuss moog) are discussing with increasing passion: the lost art of screenplay writing. It started out, because we're really hip and groovy, discussing Doctor Who. Through a long and convoluted argument two conclusions were reached:

    1. Most stuff is written by fans not by professional writers removed from the 'mythos' of the material.
    2. Few directors/producers/writers know how to effectively use cgi in story-telling.
    'Qunatumania' was a disjointed mess and about as engaging as over-hearing two teenage fans discussing the latest releases with an independent comic shop proprietor in his store...
  12. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Finally got around to watching Top Gun 2 and blimey, what an overrated movie that is.

    Mediocre, cliched, thoroughly predictable and ultimately highly disappointing.
  13. Hornpete

    Hornpete Squad Player

    End to End documentary of George Ezra walking lands end to John o'groats. Every now and then he sings a song around the campfire with his 2 mates who are also walking it.

    I want to know who's carrying his guitar? And those big comfy chairs.
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  14. Lubaduck

    Lubaduck First Year Pro

    Same question when I watch Bear Grylls spending the night halfway up K2 .
    Who is holding the lighting rig ?
  15. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    Finally got around to watching Marley and Me after all these years today.

    I didn't cry...
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  16. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    Cash-grab sequal. A bit like Jungle Book 2 and Grease 2. Nothing compared to original, just a sloppy rehash to try and pull some extra money on a beloved franchise.
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  17. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    That movie is so sad.
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  18. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    Today and not for the first time I watched the John Wayne Western "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" And some of you on here will know we have adapted the theme song from this film in the past as a WFC song.

    There have been many discussions on this forum for a song to be used as a club anthem and I think we could do a lot worse than to use an adaptation of this song as our club anthem, maybe something like as follows: -

    "My girl she wore, she wore a yellow ribbon, she wore a yellow ribbon from August through till May, and when I asked why she wore that ribbon, she said for Watford FC to support them while they play, while they play, while they play, she said for Watford FC to support them while they play"

    Then repeat as often as you like.

    Are there any better adaptation or tweaks of this song that any one else would care to make?
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  19. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    “She said it was for Watford and they’re going to Wem-ber-lee!” We definitely sang that in 1984.
  20. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    I know and most seasons during cup ties
    However if it to be the club anthem it needs to be more generalised than just for Wembley occasions. It is a great song and can be made very appropriate for us IMO!
  21. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    This reminds me of the film Yellow Submarine which featured popular Liverpool 60s band the Beatles. It also mentions the word ‘yellow’ and features a theme with ‘yellow’ in it.

    Obviously we don’t have a submarine, but we could sing we all like to bang a yellow tambourine if mentioning the word ‘yellow’ is sufficient and dignity is not a consideration.
  22. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    Or "We are sinking like a yellow sumbarine, a yellow submarine etc etc" ?
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  23. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    Saw "Oppenheimer" on Sunday. Long (3hrs) but very good.
  24. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Does it have a theme song we could adapt?
  25. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    "Cities in dust" by Siouxie & the Banshees
    "Turning Japanese"
    "Smoke gets in your eyes"
    ...and many other poor taste jokes...
  26. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Surely "Atomic"?
  27. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    Yes there are too many so I stopped "Nuclear device" The Stranglers, Enola Gay etc etc and wasn't sure it was all in the best possible taste....
  28. Diamond

    Diamond First Team

    That deep diving thing on Netflix. Best thing I've watched for a bloody long time.
    The visuals alone are just amazing. Just the first 4 minutes kicks the backside of anything I've ever seen.
    Once you get past 4 minutes you're hooked.
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  29. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    The go to film on this subject is Luc Besson’s Le Grand Bleu (1988) with Jean Reno and Roseanna Arquette. Good visuals, but ultimately as daft as free diving itself.
  30. Lloyd

    Lloyd Squad Player

    Can you remember what it's called?
  31. Diamond

    Diamond First Team

    The Deepest Breath. It's billed as a documentary but it's much more like a film as there's a story to it.
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  32. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    "Soldier Blue" Which had the great theme tune sang by Buffy Saint Marie.
  33. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    That's Free Willy, m8.
  34. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    No porn movies, thanks.
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  35. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    A great song indeed and a powerful film. Sadly, I noticed on IMDB that stupid folk are now labelling it ‘politically correct’ such is their touchiness. But the film seeks a common humanity between its protagonists.

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