Films I watched this week (NO SPOILERS) (Vol 3)

Films I watched this week (NO SPOILERS) (Vol 3)

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Scrump

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19,225 posts

140 months

Tuesday 11th August 2020
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Bullett

10,443 posts

166 months

Tuesday 11th August 2020
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Watched Eddie the Eagle with the kids, nice feel-good film. I doubt it is even slightly realistic but we all enjoyed it. 61M off a 70M slope.

Captain Marvel - Probably the weakest Marvel film ever. The heroin is utterly bland and vanilla and not a very interesting character who goes from underpowered to overpowered in a blink of an eye. The twists were pretty obvious for anyone with even a passing interest in Marvel and the action a bit lacklustre. The head Alien was the best thing in it 5/10.


rider73

2,491 posts

59 months

Tuesday 11th August 2020
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Bullett said:
Watched Eddie the Eagle with the kids, nice feel-good film. I doubt it is even slightly realistic but we all enjoyed it. 61M off a 70M slope.

Captain Marvel - Probably the weakest Marvel film ever. The heroin is utterly bland and vanilla and not a very interesting character who goes from underpowered to overpowered in a blink of an eye. The twists were pretty obvious for anyone with even a passing interest in Marvel and the action a bit lacklustre. The head Alien was the best thing in it 5/10.
Captain Marvel - agreed frown

mat205125

16,880 posts

195 months

Tuesday 11th August 2020
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Watched the new Invisible Man at the weekend, and enjoyed it. Definitely worth a look.

vixen1700

19,387 posts

252 months

Tuesday 11th August 2020
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Heist of the Century - Sky Cinema

Argentinian vault robbery flick with a stoned mastermind, based on a true story.

Really enjoyed it. smile

Posted on the other thread, just before it was closed

Gadgetmac

12,836 posts

90 months

Tuesday 11th August 2020
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vixen1700 said:
Heist of the Century - Sky Cinema

Argentinian vault robbery flick with a stoned mastermind, based on a true story.

Really enjoyed it. smile

Posted on the other thread, just before it was closed
Cheers, I’ll give it a go. During lockdown I finished the internet and am now about 5/8ths the way through the world’s cinema film library.

DaveGrohl

790 posts

79 months

Tuesday 11th August 2020
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rider73 said:
Bullett said:
Watched Eddie the Eagle with the kids, nice feel-good film. I doubt it is even slightly realistic but we all enjoyed it. 61M off a 70M slope.

Captain Marvel - Probably the weakest Marvel film ever. The heroin is utterly bland and vanilla and not a very interesting character who goes from underpowered to overpowered in a blink of an eye. The twists were pretty obvious for anyone with even a passing interest in Marvel and the action a bit lacklustre. The head Alien was the best thing in it 5/10.
Captain Marvel - agreed frown
+1 for Captain Marvel. Dull and bland as. Couldn't give a damn about the characters at all, very unMarvel-like.

JagLover

38,730 posts

217 months

Tuesday 11th August 2020
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Bullett said:
Captain Marvel - Probably the weakest Marvel film ever. The heroin is utterly bland and vanilla and not a very interesting character who goes from underpowered to overpowered in a blink of an eye. The twists were pretty obvious for anyone with even a passing interest in Marvel and the action a bit lacklustre. The head Alien was the best thing in it 5/10.
Sadly that seems to be the direction Marvel are heading these days. Everything has to be political which is a shame considering the many solid or good movies they produced up until Endgame.

Clockwork Cupcake

70,514 posts

254 months

Tuesday 11th August 2020
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JagLover said:
Sadly that seems to be the direction Marvel are heading these days. Everything has to be political which is a shame considering the many solid or good movies they produced up until Endgame.
Really? We finally get one Marvel film where the lead character is female and who doesn't have "woman" or "girl" in her Superhero name, and one Marvel film where the lead character isn't white, compared to umpteen films where the lead is a white male, and now you think "everything has to be political"?

That's two films out of how many? I've lost count. It's not a very high percentage either way.

My personal feeling is "about bloody time".


JagLover

38,730 posts

217 months

Tuesday 11th August 2020
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Clockwork Cupcake said:
Really? We finally get one Marvel film where the lead character is female and who doesn't have "woman" or "girl" in her Superhero name, and one Marvel film where the lead character isn't white, compared to umpteen films where the lead is a white male, and now you think "everything has to be political"?

That's two films out of how many? I've lost count. It's not a very high percentage either way.

My personal feeling is "about bloody time".
Well they could have done a movie for Black Widow earlier or do one for Scarlet Witch (who seems to have more going for her than a smug smirk).

In any case I was not referring so much to past movies but future direction. Captain Marvel shows the future direction, just put in before Endgame, and shoehorned into that movie, to try and carry over the fans.

I like interesting female characters and agree that Marvel should have been more balanced in the past. Just doubt that is the direction Marvel are going down now.

Clockwork Cupcake

70,514 posts

254 months

Tuesday 11th August 2020
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JagLover said:
Well they could have done a movie for Black Widow earlier or do one for Scarlet Witch (who seems to have more going for her than a smug smirk).

In any case I was not referring so much to past movies but future direction. Captain Marvel shows the future direction, just put in before Endgame, and shoehorned into that movie, to try and carry over the fans.

I like interesting female characters and agree that Marvel should have been more balanced in the past. Just doubt that is the direction Marvel are going down now.
Ah, with you now. Yes, I agree that a Black Widow movie is way, way overdue, and that's kind of what I was getting at really but I can see now that my comments shouldn't really have been directed at you.

And, yes, Captain Marvel was a little shoehorned in and I know many people felt they "had to" see it before they went to see Endgame rather than because they wanted to. yes

Oilchange

8,193 posts

242 months

Tuesday 11th August 2020
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Clockwork Cupcake said:
JagLover said:
Well they could have done a movie for Black Widow earlier or do one for Scarlet Witch (who seems to have more going for her than a smug smirk).

In any case I was not referring so much to past movies but future direction. Captain Marvel shows the future direction, just put in before Endgame, and shoehorned into that movie, to try and carry over the fans.

I like interesting female characters and agree that Marvel should have been more balanced in the past. Just doubt that is the direction Marvel are going down now.
Ah, with you now. Yes, I agree that a Black Widow movie is way, way overdue, and that's kind of what I was getting at really but I can see now that my comments shouldn't really have been directed at you.

And, yes, Captain Marvel was a little shoehorned in and I know many people felt they "had to" see it before they went to see Endgame rather than because they wanted to. yes
I seem to remember Cat Woman and Halle Berry was on my playlist for quite some time. My favourite actress in Hollywood for quite some time...

nonsequitur

20,083 posts

98 months

Tuesday 11th August 2020
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Saving Mr. Banks.

The story of the turbulent journey to obtain the rights of 'Mary Poppins' from the author PL Travers. Tom Hanks plays Walt Disney and Emma Thompson is the reluctant author.

The film is two stories, the other being flashbacks to PL Travers childhood. A solid, well made fun movie with a veneer of heartache. Good performances from all and Hanks is great as Walt Disney. Recommended.


NMNeil

4,469 posts

32 months

Tuesday 11th August 2020
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Watched 2 sci-fi movies over the weekend, Invasion and it's follow up, Attraction.
Great moves despite subtitles and surprisingly, out of Russia.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19zvkjfCZUQ&li...

JagLover

38,730 posts

217 months

Tuesday 11th August 2020
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Oilchange said:
I seem to remember Cat Woman and Halle Berry was on my playlist for quite some time. My favourite actress in Hollywood for quite some time...
Not for its artistic merits I would imagine........

Sadly I don't really know my comic books that well. Used to read a lot of Hulk and a few Spidermans but don't remember seeing many good female characters in those.

I liked the Wasp (in the comic books) and they've already brought her into the MCU. Though I don't know if they have brought her in as the character I remember.

I have just looked at a list of top female superheroes in Marvel comics and, with the MCU to date and the X men, they already seemed to have used virtually all of the good ones frown

joshleb

1,531 posts

126 months

Tuesday 11th August 2020
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Ma, watched it on Sunday.

It was ok, her acting carried it. I just felt like there should have been more backstory to it, a Directors Cut could really do it some justice.

nonsequitur

20,083 posts

98 months

Tuesday 11th August 2020
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JagLover said:
Oilchange said:
I seem to remember Cat Woman and Halle Berry was on my playlist for quite some time. My favourite actress in Hollywood for quite some time...
Not for its artistic merits I would imagine........

Sadly I don't really know my comic books that well. Used to read a lot of Hulk and a few Spidermans but don't remember seeing many good female characters in those.

I liked the Wasp (in the comic books) and they've already brought her into the MCU. Though I don't know if they have brought her in as the character I remember.

I have just looked at a list of top female superheroes in Marvel comics and, with the MCU to date and the X men, they already seemed to have used virtually all of the good ones frown
Didn't she win a 'Razzie' for her performance? She did turn up to collect the award.

grumbledoak

30,441 posts

215 months

Tuesday 11th August 2020
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Blind Fury is free on Prime and I don't remember seeing it at the time. It's a rather cheesy 80s "action" movie. It was good to see Rutger Hauer again, but it's really only 6 stabs out of 10 slashes.

motorizer

1,483 posts

153 months

Tuesday 11th August 2020
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Da 5 bloods

Some vietnam vets travel back there to find the body of their fallen squad leader... and the gold they stole. Stuff goes wrong as it tends to do in these types of stories...

6/10 good film but too long at 2 and a half hours

jsf

27,598 posts

218 months

Wednesday 12th August 2020
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i saw Joker at the Cinema, i have zero interest in the superhero franchises but went to see this as it was more a case study in mental illness than superpower nonsense.

I thought it was very good.