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On 13/07/2022 at 06:41, Nathan Wind said:

Carlito’s Way - Netflix 

 

A stone cold gangster classic. Pretty simple story about a former crook trying to go straight getting dragged back in by the streets. Brilliant acting all around and a lot more creatively shot than I remembered with a number of scenes using some pretty funky camerawork. Loved it then, love it now, but I think I can appreciate it a little more as a piece of work with older eyes rather than ‘just’ as a cool gangster film.

 

An easy 5 Benny Blanco from the Bronx’s out of 5.

 

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42 minutes ago, Festoon said:

The Princess (2022)

Holy shit, what? I thought this'd be light fare. It's a medieval Die Hard in reverse. The realisation at the start had me laughing for 5 minutes.

 

Jody King's stunt fighting gets very impressive around the middle.

 

Great fun. I really enjoyed this.

4/5

 

 

 

Hmm I had completely dismissed this as a film for young kids.  I might have to give it a look now based on your feedback.

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Just now, Waggo said:

 

 

Hmm I had completely dismissed this as a film for young kids.  I might have to give it a look now based on your feedback.

 

That's what I thought (and it kinda is) but with throat ripping.

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Finding Jack Charlton - 3/5 (Prime)

 

Heartwarming in places, desperately sad in others as the extent of Charlton's dementia is revealed (compounded by the distance between him and his brother Bobby). Jack, and his loving wife Pat, really deserved a more tranquil twilight together than they experienced. Enjoyed the cultural impact of Charlton's appointment being revisited, learning a bit more about Irish history that I've neglected since my dad, a Dubliner, passed away. Still remember him cheering Ray Houghton's winner against England in 1988 louder than any other goal we saw together; he'd have enjoyed this, as will most fans of a well-told sports documentary.

 

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Eternals - 2/5

Is everyone is doing the bad acting in this, or do they not have much to work with? I think the latter, it's stilted and lacks flow.

 

Certainly a bunch of actors thrown together without any weight of previous character building, surely what made the MCU what it became.

 

Gemma Chan moroses her way around the planet, and the baddie twist is one nobody cares about.

 

Overall, a rubbish version of Moana.

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Three nights, three movies I associate with my teens of... Varying quality. In order of viewing: 

 

Split Second (1992)

Exactly as trashy as I remember, but made a lot more bemusing by the realisation that the Angry Police Captain is Brian from New Tricks. Also a bit of a gut punch as the opening credits popped up and I realised most of the people on it are now dead :(

 

Utter bilge, with incredible lack of care or attention to set design or direction, an absolutely manic plot, all complemented by an astonishing cast who're clearly having a whale of a time.

 

3/5

 

The Mummy (1998)

A selection of incredibly beautiful people fight (or are) evil in 1920s Egypt. The CG has aged a little, the racial stereotyping has aged a lot, but this remains a very entertaining and endearing romp courtesy of its daft script, relentless pace and wonderfully likeable cast. Also features more deaths than I'd remembered.

 

4/5

 

Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

Still gorgeous, still brilliant. The books are still my preferred version of LOTR, but the films remain magnificent. And not just because Aragorn can get it.

 

5/5

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33 minutes ago, Hamus said:

Eternals - 2/5

Is everyone is doing the bad acting in this, or do they not have much to work with? I think the latter, it's stilted and lacks flow.

 

Certainly a bunch of actors thrown together without any weight of previous character building, surely what made the MCU what it became.

 

Gemma Chan moroses her way around the planet, and the baddie twist is one nobody cares about.

 

Overall, a rubbish version of Moana.

 

Terribly directed. The actors all looked uncomfortable the whole time.

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Somebody in this thread a while back mentioned L.A Story, so I got to watching it last night.

 

Lovely film, very funny. I didn’t stop smiling for the first hour, while the final 30 tends to wrap things up. Really evident how talented and creative Steve Martin is. I could go on. 4/5 Will rewatch.

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The Northman - 3/5

Not seen any of Eggers’ previous films but I understood this wasn’t going to be standard fare. I enjoyed the style and the (presumably) authenticity. Some good performances too. Unfortunately, it’s just a bit plodding and boring at times. 

 

 

 

 

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On 16/07/2022 at 19:37, Festoon said:

The Princess (2022)

Holy shit, what? I thought this'd be light fare. It's a medieval Die Hard in reverse. The realisation at the start had me laughing for 5 minutes.

 

LOL I've just put this on and am doing the same. Amazing stuff

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5 hours ago, El Geet said:

The Northman - 3/5

Not seen any of Eggers’ previous films but I understood this wasn’t going to be standard fare. I enjoyed the style and the (presumably) authenticity. Some good performances too. Unfortunately, it’s just a bit plodding and boring at times. 

 

 

It's like a boring The Princess.

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On 16/07/2022 at 19:37, Festoon said:

The Princess (2022)

Holy shit, what? I thought this'd be light fare. It's a medieval Die Hard in reverse. The realisation at the start had me laughing for 5 minutes.

 

Jody King's stunt fighting gets very impressive around the middle.

 

Great fun. I really enjoyed this.

4/5

 

I enjoyed the first five minutes

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The Princess (2022) - 4/5

 

This is terrific! It's essentially a medieval Thai martial arts film. Joey King (and her stunt double) are fantastic in it and the fights are wonderfully choreographed. It probably could have done with a more maniacally charismatic actor in the Alan Rickman role(s!) to make it an absolute classic but it's great stuff nonetheless.

 

Thanks for the recommendation @Festoon, I never would have bothered with this otherwise. Your Die Hard analogy was spot on, Joey King is definitely channeling John McClane at times.

 

Could happily watch a sequel. Looking forward to seeing the director's 2019 actual Thai martial arts film Furie

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2 hours ago, Festoon said:

 

It's like a boring The Princess.

Weirdly I put this on last weekend as was curious to see how something on Disney called Princess was rated 16+. Unfortunately, didn’t get past the opening 30 seconds as my plan for a day time film got ruined. Will give it a go though given all the positive comments!

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The Princess - 4/5

 

Watched this last night purely based on Festoon's feedback & it was a blast.

 

Think I would class it as a cross between Pixar's Brave & as said above Die Hard. 

 

Just the right runtime as well.  

 

Would definitely recommend.

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1659337/

 

An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.

 

Set in the early 90's a nerdy kid is taken under the wing of some much cooler, older kids in their last year of high school. They look out for each other, teach each other about books, music and films (The Smiths!, Catcher in The Rye!, The Rocky Horror Picture Show!) and all learn some life lessons. 

 

Not sure how this one passed me by back in the day but watched it this evening and thought it was pretty good. The leads are mostly excellent - Emma Watson and Erza Miller - in particular but the lead kid is a bit of a drip. There's a good support cast including cousin Greg from Succession and Paul Rudd. It plays out quite predictably apart from a slightly pointless reveal near the end. 

 

There was a plot strand in it that I found kind of funny though. The 3 main kids hear Heroes by David Bowie on the radio and none of them know what it is. I just thought it was a little far-fetched that 3 hipsters wouldn't know one of Bowies biggest songs for a plot bit. 

 

Also it's kind of sad seeing how good Miller is here and how off the rails they've gone in recent months. 

 

Good 90's American time-capsule.

3.5/5

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I watched 50 first dates , with my daughter.

 

remember enjoying it back in the day but it is absolutely bonkers crackers, fucking pidgeons doing double takes and shit like that which I had completely forgotten.

 

but such a lovely story, pulls all the emotional strings blatantly but just love it.

 

4.5/5

 

 

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On 17/07/2022 at 14:52, El Geet said:

The Northman - 3/5

Not seen any of Eggers’ previous films but I understood this wasn’t going to be standard fare. I enjoyed the style and the (presumably) authenticity. Some good performances too. Unfortunately, it’s just a bit plodding and boring at times. 

 

 

 

 

I took it as a swipe against stupid masculine idiots. 

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Everything, Everywhere, All at Once.

 

This is actually an interesting exploration of multiversal theory, because anything goes. But the film took too long in the setup for my liking. 

 

Hydroponic bees out of metal babies.

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Men

 

Enjoyed this, felt a bit like an ari aster film (midsommar in particular). Really like that super dark satanic-esque fairytale/lore stuff. It’s a bit messier/lightweight than midsommar  but still, goes straight into 2nd spot for movie of the year so far.

 

3.5/5

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On 17/07/2022 at 00:51, Festoon said:

 

Terribly directed. The actors all looked uncomfortable the whole time.

 

I didn't know the director's previous work but had heard she did some great indie films.

 

My hunch was she had directed some kind of sorrowful journified narrative that's full of sad faces and was probably called something like 'Powerful'.

 

Having now googled her debut film I can see I was right.

 

I suspect the cast didn't know what was going on. They'd been promised Marvel. To be Marvel Heroes!

Imagine their horror when they were presented with dialogue that doesn't fit in a film that doesn't do anything.

 

You can blame Disney for this, although perhaps they were trying for something with more depth. It resulted in this frowny faced bore fest where everyone thinks it's funny that Jon Snow is all eyes for someone called Cersei/Sercei - which is weird because she was already in Captain Marvel being far more entertaining.

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41 minutes ago, Hamus said:

 

I didn't know the director's previous work but had heard she did some great indie films.

 

My hunch was she had directed some kind of sorrowful journified narrative that's full of sad faces and was probably called something like 'Powerful'.

 

Having now googled her debut film I can see I was right.

 

I suspect the cast didn't know what was going on. They'd been promised Marvel. To be Marvel Heroes!

Imagine their horror when they were presented with dialogue that doesn't fit in a film that doesn't do anything.

 

You can blame Disney for this, although perhaps they were trying for something with more depth. It resulted in this frowny faced bore fest where everyone thinks it's funny that Jon Snow is all eyes for someone called Cersei/Sercei - which is weird because she was already in Captain Marvel being far more entertaining.

 

I thought her acclaimed film was rubbish and only improved by Frances McDormand.

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5 minutes ago, Festoon said:

 

I thought her acclaimed film was rubbish and only improved by Frances McDormand.

 

He keeps coming back!

 

Do we think they'll put the Emperor into the MCU?! What a shocker.

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Happiness (1998). My fucking God. This was more horrible than most horrors I’ve watched. I enjoyed very little of it and felt immensely uncomfortable throughout, but I can say that the fucking incredible final scene (probably) made it all worth it. 3.5/5

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Last Looks (aka Waldo) - 3/5 (screener)

 

Putting this out there: I don't mind that there Charlie Hunnam. He's no Brando, despite his amazing accent in Green Street, but he does have buckets of charm, which he deploys well in this light-hearted murder mystery, also starring the always watchable Morena Baccarin, Clancy Brown and Rupert Friend. Mel Gibson also appears, which I do appreciate might affect some viewers enjoyment. It's an odd role too, because he plays an eccentric British actor, of which Hollywood is not exactly short on, so quite why they cast Gibson is beyond me. But if you can get past him, and his total screen time is only about 10% of the film, there's an enjoyable crime caper to be had once it pops up on whichever streaming platform acquire it to put their logo on.

 

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Tangent, but not sure if Just Watch is widely known around these parts? It's a website that lists all the services a film is available on in your region. I use it for work/personal and is quite handy for tracking down titles.

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