Films I watched this week (Vol 2)

Films I watched this week (Vol 2)

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Halb

50,301 posts

131 months

Friday 15th November
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Adam B said:
that's fair, although I think he acted very well in LLV
Sure, not sure if I've seen that one. I do believe everyone is capable or a a great performance if the situation is right. I took a look at MIke Figgis, a name I knew but wasn't sure what he did. Actors aren't resolute, they ebb and flow, wax and wane. I reckon the mid 90s were a highpoint for Cage, as it seems to be that time as he threw out some good/big films. Every actor gets tired, every actor gets lazy, and the reverse.


Zomabieland 2...excellent, very funny and clever film...was a tad bored at the start, but once the obvious macguffin started, it was most enjoyable.

Adam B

16,775 posts

202 months

Friday 15th November
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Halb said:
Sure, not sure if I've seen that one. I do believe everyone is capable or a a great performance if the situation is right. I took a look at MIke Figgis, a name I knew but wasn't sure what he did. Actors aren't resolute, they ebb and flow, wax and wane. I reckon the mid 90s were a highpoint for Cage, as it seems to be that time as he threw out some good/big films. Every actor gets tired, every actor gets lazy, and the reverse.
You should watch LLV - excellent performances from him and Elizabeth Shue and a great story

Yeah even a crap actor can be coaxed into a great performance

SlimJim16v

2,390 posts

91 months

Friday 15th November
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Rudderless - caught this by accident late one night, excellent. Starts off as a std drinking his life away story, then the music starts.

Bought the soundtrack straight after.

robemcdonald

4,430 posts

144 months

Saturday 16th November
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Le Mans 66 / Ford vs Ferrari

I’d heard good things about this from non car people friends, so decided to take a look.
I’m not sure how historically accurate the story is. I’m also a bit unsure about fast and furious style down shifting on the Mulsanne straight, but it’s a great movie.

Greats turns from Damon and especially Bale.

400 out of 427ci

robemcdonald

4,430 posts

144 months

Saturday 16th November
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Also Nicholas Cage and fans of all things meta will like this bit of movie news

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/f...

Now if it had been April the first...

glazbagun

10,131 posts

145 months

Saturday 16th November
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robemcdonald said:
Also Nicholas Cage and fans of all things meta will like this bit of movie news

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/f...

Now if it had been April the first...
That could actually be quite good-

Van Damme made a film called JCVD about a washed up JCVD making increasingly lower paid crap action movies to keep the money coming in while he struggles financially after a divorce and custody battle,and finds himself caught up in a robbery in a post office in Belgium where he is suspected of trying to rob the place himself to find the funds. It was very watchable.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JCVD_(film)

The film intro:

https://vimeo.com/118387114

Edited by glazbagun on Saturday 16th November 20:22

darreni

2,474 posts

218 months

Saturday 16th November
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Cotty said:
TCEvo said:

I always enjoy The Family Man as an Xmas film (might be alone there).
I like that and Téa Leoni is as lovely as ever, especially the Paris hotel scene.
A great film. And Tea Leoni is just stunning in it.

Halb

50,301 posts

131 months

Saturday 16th November
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I really like Family Man, a nice sort of twist on the Scrooge/Bailey story. A step above Mr Destiny.

Checkmate

480 posts

155 months

Saturday 16th November
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I have Amazon prime, so like to take advantage of it and watch lots of films.
I put "Hereditary" on today, watched about 20 minutes of it before catching my lift to the pub. Came home and had dinner, and watched up to just beyond the 30 minute mark, and turned it straight off. I really didn't like what happened.
Is it worth persisting with?

smartypants

42,152 posts

117 months

Saturday 16th November
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SlimJim16v said:
Rudderless - caught this by accident late one night, excellent. Starts off as a std drinking his life away story, then the music starts.

Bought the soundtrack straight after.
Thanks for this, excellent film. Such a complicated subject dealt with brilliantly.


jsf

14,612 posts

184 months

Sunday 17th November
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robemcdonald said:
Le Mans 66 / Ford vs Ferrari

I’d heard good things about this from non car people friends, so decided to take a look.
I’m not sure how historically accurate the story is. I’m also a bit unsure about fast and furious style down shifting on the Mulsanne straight, but it’s a great movie.

Greats turns from Damon and especially Bale.

400 out of 427ci
Went to see it tonight.

The racing scenes and dialogue were awful.

It had the bones of a decent story and without the holywood bilge added it had some merit, but they screwed it up.

The end credit statement was garbage too, stating shelby was behind the later Le Mans race wins by John Wyre and the Gulf JWA cars.

robemcdonald

4,430 posts

144 months

Sunday 17th November
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jsf said:
Went to see it tonight.

The racing scenes and dialogue were awful.

It had the bones of a decent story and without the holywood bilge added it had some merit, but they screwed it up.

The end credit statement was garbage too, stating shelby was behind the later Le Mans race wins by John Wyre and the Gulf JWA cars.
I don’t really remember any stand out bad dialogue. Can you provide an example?

The racing scenes were exciting IMO and as far as I’m aware were achieved by having the actors in the car with actual drivers at the controls. So pretty authentic (apart from the aforementioned downshifts)

The end statement didn’t specifically mention the Gulf cars as far as I remember, but was more of a sweeping statement about the GT40 being developed by Shelby and Miles. In terms of historical inaccuracies in Hollywood movies this wouldn’t make the top 100.

All that said, it looks as though this could be a marmite film after all. I was sure everyone would find something to like about it.

Wrong again....


ETA. Just checked your profile. It makes sense why the details I ignored were frustrating for you. If they ever made a film about the ventilation business I would probably be exactly the same. (That’s not going to happen thankfully)

Edited by robemcdonald on Sunday 17th November 06:43

Killer2005

17,424 posts

176 months

Sunday 17th November
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The Mule - Clint Eastwoods latest and possibly last film to appear in. Based on a true story, he's a 90 year old who becomes a drug mule for one of the cartels. If you liked Gran Torino or any of his recent films you'll like this.

9/10

noopets

30 posts

4 months

Sunday 17th November
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Just watched ‘Teddy Pendergrass if you don’t know me’ a good documentary worth a watch if your a music fan.

Halb

50,301 posts

131 months

Sunday 17th November
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robemcdonald said:
ETA. Just checked your profile. It makes sense why the details I ignored were frustrating for you. If they ever made a film about the ventilation business I would probably be exactly the same. (That’s not going to happen thankfully)
hehe
Probably best to avoid films that deals with one's business area of expertise. biggrin

cuprabob

8,173 posts

162 months

Sunday 17th November
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robemcdonald said:
ETA. Just checked your profile. It makes sense why the details I ignored were frustrating for you. If they ever made a film about the ventilation business I would probably be exactly the same. (That’s not going to happen thankfully)

Edited by robemcdonald on Sunday 17th November 06:43
That would be a breath of fresh air smile

Clockwork Cupcake

62,169 posts

220 months

Sunday 17th November
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cuprabob said:
robemcdonald said:
ETA. Just checked your profile. It makes sense why the details I ignored were frustrating for you. If they ever made a film about the ventilation business I would probably be exactly the same. (That’s not going to happen thankfully)
That would be a breath of fresh air smile
It would be cool, for sure. smile

robemcdonald

4,430 posts

144 months

Sunday 17th November
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Clockwork Cupcake said:
cuprabob said:
robemcdonald said:
ETA. Just checked your profile. It makes sense why the details I ignored were frustrating for you. If they ever made a film about the ventilation business I would probably be exactly the same. (That’s not going to happen thankfully)
That would be a breath of fresh air smile
It would be cool, for sure. smile
That would be air conditioning. I don’t do air conditioning....

Munter

28,984 posts

189 months

Sunday 17th November
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Le Mans 66

I put it on a par with Rush.

Yes there's silly gear changes. But accept it's made for average viewers and enjoy it for what it is.

4 out of 5 wheel nuts

Clockwork Cupcake

62,169 posts

220 months

Sunday 17th November
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robemcdonald said:
That would be air conditioning. I don’t do air conditioning....
Do you do duvets? silly