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Good films I watched this weekend

Good films I watched this weekend

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K12beano

16,500 posts

180 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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Looper.

Yes! Wow! Great movie, well filmed JG-L is excellent in mannerisms and well made up. OK - so a tad light on story/ending; Mrs B thought it a tad gory but I didn't really notice.

Particularly liked the way the little "time hiccoughs" worked their way in.

Great interaction close up between BW and JG-L and, at the other end of the spectrum, some great wide, lingering landscape shots as well as dark city scenes really moved the pace around nicely.

Love it all - best of its genre since Inception. 9/10

moanthebairns

14,668 posts

103 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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Chornobyl Diaries - 5.5/10

Watched this last night and found it rather tense to start with (im not a big horror fan though) but as the film went on it got a bit daft.

The ending was just stupid and ill thought out, a good film ruined.

It was dissapointing because its set in one of the best locations for a horror movie ever the ghost town of Pripyat. I know most of it wasnt filmed there but its still spooky as hell to watch and rather interesting. Its rather true to the town from the pictures ive seen.

just a shame they went down the route the did with the movie.

Watchman

4,074 posts

150 months

Friday 12th October 2012
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Killer Elite - finally. Been meaning to watch this for ages.

Despite the negative comments here for this film, I quite enjoyed it. Yes, nearly every character comes off being unsympathetic but set in 1980, morals were different I suppose.

I particularly enjoyed spotting the variety of cars available then. It must take some serious work to be able to populate a film with quite so many.

Brain-off enjoyment for me. I'm going with 7/10.

Bedazzled

11,281 posts

126 months

Friday 12th October 2012
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The Raid - Redemption, 7/10, enjoyable cops versus gangsters action film, Indonesian with subtitles, and some superb fight scenes. A nervous police SWAT team raid a no-go apartment block in the city slums and quickly discover they have bitten off more than they can chew and end up fighting for their lives. Obviously quite violent and it loses momentum a bit towards the end but I enjoyed it.

nonuts

15,854 posts

134 months

Friday 12th October 2012
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K12beano said:
Looper.

Yes! Wow! Great movie, well filmed JG-L is excellent in mannerisms and well made up. OK - so a tad light on story/ending; Mrs B thought it a tad gory but I didn't really notice.

Particularly liked the way the little "time hiccoughs" worked their way in.

Great interaction close up between BW and JG-L and, at the other end of the spectrum, some great wide, lingering landscape shots as well as dark city scenes really moved the pace around nicely.

Love it all - best of its genre since Inception. 9/10
Saw this last night, agree with most of what you said, however I thought the kid stole the show. Anyone that likes 12 monkeys / inception etc. should give it a watch. Very well done but I'm just not sure about the ending. I won't say anymore as it would be a spoiler but I just left thinking there could have been a better way to get to the same end result.

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BorkFactor

6,705 posts

63 months

Friday 12th October 2012
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Watched Transporter 2 recently, it was utterly ridiculous and the CGI towards the end was laughable as were some of the stunts.

However it was quite enjoyable, mindless entertainment.

5/10 from me.

robemcdonald

1,933 posts

101 months

Friday 12th October 2012
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Casino Royale

Re-watched in preperation for Skyfall. Much as I remember it really; Starts well with Daniel Craig immediatley bringing Bond inline with modern cinema goers expectations for more brutal violence. The fights seem more real here than in any of Bonds previous outings. The pace then dips somewhat with the overly long card game in the middle. I appreciate this is the key element of the book the films is based on, however it's tempting to fast forward this part of the film on repeat viewings as nothing really happens. They don't even play the same game as the book after all. This is then followed with a car chase seemingly inserted as nothing more than product placement for the then concept DBS.The pace then again falters with a painful to watch bit of torture and lengthy recovery. Then its on to the sinking house finale.
At no point did I feel any real chemistry between Daneil Craig and Eva Green and as a result didn't buy into Bond being damaged by what happens in the end.
One of the great things about Bond films is how well they stand up to repeat viewings. I don't think this can be said of Casino Royale. It is however far, far superior to the awful Quantum of Solace That came next. Daniel Craig makes a great Bond he just needs a story that can match his intensity. Fingers crossed for Skyfall.

6.5/10

Bedazzled

11,281 posts

126 months

Friday 12th October 2012
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I loved Casino Royale, the best bond film ever made imho. The sinking house finale was a bit OTT, but other than that it was perfect.

Rach*

8,817 posts

121 months

Friday 12th October 2012
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Juanco20 said:
Legend83 said:
Did either of you know how bad it was going to be before you watched it? If so, what possessed you?!

I have just read the parental guide on IMDB and, well, I just can't believe anyone would make that let alone watch it!

Makes A Serbian Film sound like Bambi.
I'd watched the first one after hearing everyone talk about it. It was nasty but not 'that' bad

Hadn't heard anything about the second one and just decided to give it a watch as I was a bit bored the other night. Had no idea it was going to be as graphic/sick as it was
Just watched the 2nd Human Centipede: What the juddering fk??? That film is seriously fked up!

I'd still recommend it for lonely nights at home though hehe

SystemParanoia

10,240 posts

103 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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"there's a midget in there having a wk" hehe

digimeistter

2,804 posts

114 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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I watched The Expendables 2 last night

More cliches than you can shake a stick at, fantastic action scenes oh and Chuck Norris! What's not to like? biggrin

7.5/10

juice

3,881 posts

187 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Rock of Ages...fk all story/plot but to be fair the music more than makes up for it...absolutely loved it. 8 headbangs out of 10 thumbup

dave0010

1,171 posts

66 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Rock of Ages. Yep I loved it to, mainly watched it for TC and thought he was brilliant but really enjoyed it.

Insidious. Watched this because we went to try and see sinister but it was sold out. Really enjoyed it, especially when my partner screamed her head off at a few scenes would recommend it.

General Price

1,947 posts

88 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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digimeistter said:
I watched The Expendables 2 last night

More cliches than you can shake a stick at, fantastic action scenes oh and Chuck Norris! What's not to like? biggrin

7.5/10
My shoe is bigger than this car.shoot

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

160 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Bedazzled said:
I loved Casino Royale, the best bond film ever made imho. The sinking house finale was a bit OTT, but other than that it was perfect.
yes Loved it. Even the card bit. The opening scene in black and white, along with the toilet fight scene was one of THE best Bond scenes I thought.

'The itch' scene was superb as well.

Rach*

8,817 posts

121 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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SystemParanoia said:
"there's a midget in there having a wk" hehe
With sandpaper!! I was cringing hehe

Daz68

2,643 posts

115 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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TheHeretic said:
Bedazzled said:
I loved Casino Royale, the best bond film ever made imho. The sinking house finale was a bit OTT, but other than that it was perfect.
yes Loved it. Even the card bit. The opening scene in black and white, along with the toilet fight scene was one of THE best Bond scenes I thought.

'The itch' scene was superb as well.
+1. Easily the best bond film for me. Fantastic stuff and Craig is just brilliant.

PeXy

1,744 posts

76 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Horrible bosses. Very funny, I need a boss like Jennifer Anderson!!!

SystemParanoia

10,240 posts

103 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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PeXy said:
Horrible bosses. Very funny, I need a boss like Jennifer Anderson!!!
YES! THIS!

porridge

1,109 posts

49 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Midnight in Paris

Ok watch with a OH 7.5/10
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