Films I watched this week (Vol 2)

Films I watched this week (Vol 2)

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stew-STR160

7,390 posts

182 months

Thursday 25th January 2018
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Darkest Hour. Rather good. Oldman was brilliant and Winston. I liked how it was all set out. The early days of his leadership were clearly a huge struggle.



I can't believe there are people who don't like Ferris Buellers Day Off. One of my top ten. But then I was born in the 80's and wonder if those who dislike it were born later.

easytiger123

1,864 posts

153 months

Thursday 25th January 2018
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Watched 'Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool' on a flight the other day. Really enjoyable and based on a true story. Fantastic performances by Jamie Bell and Annette Bening. Well worth seeing.

Mothersruin

7,513 posts

43 months

Thursday 25th January 2018
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smartypants said:
maccas99 said:
It doesn't get much better than Trading Places and Coming to America!
Eddie Murphy at his finest yes
Coming to America is a cracking film but Trading Places is simply one of the best.

Clockwork Cupcake

60,889 posts

216 months

Thursday 25th January 2018
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glazbagun said:
Apparently in filming, after all of that slapping, etc, it turned out the camera wasn't rolling and they lost loads of her performance. Mastrantonio refused point blank to do it again, so she's out of shot for a lot of it and a body double was brought in.
Similarly the very final part of Blackadder 4 when they go "over the top". The director wanted another, longer, take and the actors refused. That's why it is in slow motion and fades to black.

ChrisnChris

1,207 posts

166 months

Thursday 25th January 2018
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Another one from me that probably won't be on many radars.

"The secrets in their eyes" Not the 2016 American remake, which I haven't seen but was not particularly well received, but the original.

José Campanella’s Argentinian thriller (El Secreto de Sus Ojos) won the Oscar for best foreign language film in 2010
Put away the blockbusters for a couple of hours and give this a try.

For me it was outstanding on so many levels.

Read some reviews here.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1305806/reviews?ref_=t...

phazed

18,083 posts

148 months

Thursday 25th January 2018
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stew-STR160 said:
I can't believe there are people who don't like Ferris Buellers Day Off. One of my top ten. But then I was born in the 80's and wonder if those who dislike it were born later.
Nope, 1954 in my case. Way out!

Eddie Strohacker

3,879 posts

30 months

Thursday 25th January 2018
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stew-STR160 said:
I can't believe there are people who don't like Ferris Buellers Day Off. One of my top ten. But then I was born in the 80's and wonder if those who dislike it were born later.
Nope. 16 when it came out, bang in the middle of the target audience. Although Jonathan Schmock's Maitre D' at Chez Quis was the business, I'll happily concede that.


daddy cool

3,444 posts

173 months

Thursday 25th January 2018
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ChrisnChris said:
Another one from me that probably won't be on many radars.

"The secrets in their eyes" Not the 2016 American remake, which I haven't seen but was not particularly well received, but the original.

José Campanella’s Argentinian thriller (El Secreto de Sus Ojos) won the Oscar for best foreign language film in 2010
Put away the blockbusters for a couple of hours and give this a try.

For me it was outstanding on so many levels.

Read some reviews here.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1305806/reviews?ref_=t...
Yes, excellent movie. The lead actor (Ricardo Darin) has been in loads of good films - check out Wild Tales (a collection of short stories).

Some other good Spanish-language movies you might like are:
The Invisible Guest: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4857264/?ref_=nv_sr_1
The Body: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1937149/?ref_=nm_flmg_...

smartypants

40,784 posts

113 months

Thursday 25th January 2018
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Eddie Strohacker said:
Nope. 16 when it came out, bang in the middle of the target audience. Although Jonathan Schmock's Maitre D' at Chez Quis was the business, I'll happily concede that.

I was 7 (1979)

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ChrisnChris

1,207 posts

166 months

Thursday 25th January 2018
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daddy cool said:
Yes, excellent movie. The lead actor (Ricardo Darin) has been in loads of good films - check out Wild Tales (a collection of short stories).

Some other good Spanish-language movies you might like are:
The Invisible Guest: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4857264/?ref_=nv_sr_1
The Body: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1937149/?ref_=nm_flmg_...
I'll check those out, thanks.

ajprice

16,338 posts

140 months

Thursday 25th January 2018
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ChrisnChris said:
daddy cool said:
Yes, excellent movie. The lead actor (Ricardo Darin) has been in loads of good films - check out Wild Tales (a collection of short stories).

Some other good Spanish-language movies you might like are:
The Invisible Guest: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4857264/?ref_=nv_sr_1
The Body: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1937149/?ref_=nm_flmg_...
I'll check those out, thanks.
Definitely thumbs up for Wild Tales biggrin

Alex

9,773 posts

228 months

Thursday 25th January 2018
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zygalski said:
Get Out
Above average psych thriller.
7.5/10

Raw
Weird French veterinarian vamp flick
6.5/10
Can't believe comode rated this his best film of last year.
I'd rate them both a bit lower than you. Get Out is over-rated and I can see why Kermode liked Raw, but film of the year??

DoubleTime

1,332 posts

86 months

Thursday 25th January 2018
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ChrisnChris said:
daddy cool said:
Yes, excellent movie. The lead actor (Ricardo Darin) has been in loads of good films - check out Wild Tales (a collection of short stories).

Some other good Spanish-language movies you might like are:
The Invisible Guest: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4857264/?ref_=nv_sr_1
The Body: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1937149/?ref_=nm_flmg_...
I'll check those out, thanks.
Me 3

ChrisnChris

1,207 posts

166 months

Thursday 25th January 2018
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I realised I'd seen Wild Tales, it was one of my least favourite films of last year. So much so that the title hadn't even stuck in my mind. I don't think I was in the right mood for it at the time.
I know plenty who have enjoyed it thoughsmile

Halb

48,652 posts

127 months

Thursday 25th January 2018
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Clockwork Cupcake said:
Similarly the very final part of Blackadder 4 when they go "over the top". The director wanted another, longer, take and the actors refused. That's why it is in slow motion and fades to black.
Are you sure? They had to stop where they were because they coukldn't move forward, they only had two steps, the final frame they basically all stop, so it had to be slowed down because otherwise it would be over in a second with one step.

Eddie Strohacker

3,879 posts

30 months

Thursday 25th January 2018
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ChrisnChris said:
I realised I'd seen Wild Tales, it was one of my least favourite films of last year. So much so that the title hadn't even stuck in my mind. I don't think I was in the right mood for it at the time.
I know plenty who have enjoyed it thoughsmile

Halb

48,652 posts

127 months

Thursday 25th January 2018
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you remind me of the man

Captain Smerc

1,788 posts

60 months

Thursday 25th January 2018
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Just watched GET OUT , outstanding it was !

Murph7355

22,603 posts

200 months

Thursday 25th January 2018
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maccas99 said:
It doesn't get much better than Trading Places and Coming to America!
Trading Places you can have. Coming to America? Hmm.

48hrs and BHC were far better.

Halb

48,652 posts

127 months

Thursday 25th January 2018
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Yeah, you're right there, those early three are genuine classics, I think by the time of CtA Eddie was getting lazy and flabby.