Films I watched this week (Vol 3)

Films I watched this week (Vol 3)

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jsf

23,053 posts

204 months

Wednesday 12th August 2020
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Bullett said:
Watched Eddie the Eagle with the kids, nice feel-good film.
I used to know a rally co-driver called Eddie Eagles, he was an enthusiast more than a pro too. biggrin Nice guy, just like the other Eddie.

Bullett

9,931 posts

152 months

Wednesday 12th August 2020
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Upgrade, man and his wife are attacked on the way home, she is killed and he survives but is Quadriplegic. Gets secret experimental surgery by implanting a chip in his spine giving him his limbs back. Goes after the blokes who did it in standard revenge thriller mode but it doesn't quite turn out as expected.
I enjoyed it. Pretty brutal in places and not very Hollywood. 7.5/10

Oilchange

7,181 posts

228 months

Wednesday 12th 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........

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There was acting? And a plot? Sorry, didn't notice... hehe

rider73

1,579 posts

45 months

Wednesday 12th August 2020
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Knives Out

i thought it started bumpily and Daniel Craig was miscast, but then came to enjoy it!
6/10

So spoilers below about the end

the film heavily suggests the nurse thought she did it but didnt, and Captain America guy did want to do it, but also didnt, but because he killed the house maid that saw him, he went to jail...
but i had a thought
the nurse knew all along what was going on based on the viscosity of the drugs , and was so clever she knew if she told the old guy she gave him the o/d she predicted either (a) she would get away with it and inherit it all or (b) the real murderer would eventually show up when he wasnt dead and do the deed anyway - either way she's on a winner - if she had said "these drugs are mixed up" then she would morally have had to call the police and it would have all gone to custard.... hence why she could not be beaten at the game 'GO' which requires the gamer to be a lot of steps ahead ?

mat205125

16,217 posts

181 months

Wednesday 12th August 2020
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rider73 said:
Knives Out

i thought it started bumpily and Daniel Craig was miscast, but then came to enjoy it!
6/10
Can't remember what led me to watching this, as normally I avoid "who done it" type films like the plague.

This one was very good though, and I really enjoyed it.

Once you get used to Daniel Craig's stupid accent (which isn't actually that bad really), it's a thoroughly entertaining film.

grumbledoak

29,163 posts

201 months

Wednesday 12th August 2020
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The Forbidden Kingdom is free on Prime, so another catch up for me. Jackie Chan and Jet Li in a 2008 Chinese fairy tale about a western boy tasked with returning the staff of the Monkey King. There is action and humour and tenderness and special effects, and almost incidentally some scenes that would have been given top billing in House of Flying Daggers, yet somehow it is less than the sum of it's parts. 7/10.

cuprabob

10,036 posts

182 months

Wednesday 12th August 2020
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Christine just starting on the Horror channel smile

Patch1875

4,134 posts

100 months

Wednesday 12th August 2020
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Just back from watching Jaws at a drive in movie in Edinburgh.

Really good and well organised.


quigonjay

633 posts

189 months

Thursday 13th August 2020
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Gutterbug

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7604948/

A crust punk named Bug grapples with the realities of homelessness, mental health, drug use and toxic friendships. On his 21st birthday he resolves to find his way home, a decision that leads him and his misfit crew down a dangerous path

Not hugely rated but quite gritty, little depressing, but overall quite enjoyed it.

Bullett said:
Upgrade, man and his wife are attacked on the way home, she is killed and he survives but is Quadriplegic. Gets secret experimental surgery by implanting a chip in his spine giving him his limbs back. Goes after the blokes who did it in standard revenge thriller mode but it doesn't quite turn out as expected.
I enjoyed it. Pretty brutal in places and not very Hollywood. 7.5/10
Brilliant film, love Upgrade, one of my favourite sci-fi's from last couple of years.

NMNeil said:
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...
Enjoyed them but they just seem like a bit of a mash up of several Hollywood blockbuster films. If you enjoyed those you might also enjoy another one that the guy who plays the alien stars in -

Coma

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6087226/

Although it is also a mish mash of other Hollywood blockbusters.

NMNeil

2,182 posts

18 months

Thursday 13th August 2020
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quigonjay said:
Enjoyed them but they just seem like a bit of a mash up of several Hollywood blockbuster films. If you enjoyed those you might also enjoy another one that the guy who plays the alien stars in -
True, but just lately there seem to be very few themes for sci-fi movies, invasion, time travel or the really dumb, teens finding they have super powers.
Looking forward to the upcoming Raised by Wolves series, which may be a little different.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAg6RTQEfeM

TCEvo

9,458 posts

170 months

Thursday 13th August 2020
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cuprabob said:
Christine just starting on the Horror channel smile
The death of 14 Fury's.

generationx

3,831 posts

73 months

Thursday 13th August 2020
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Captain Marvel

The only MCU film I hadn't got to. Despite the largely negative reviews I went in with an open mind but ultimately it was disappointing. The lead character is about as "Mary Sue" as it's possible to be, turning out to be all-powerful and utterly invincible. The de-aging of Samuel L Jackson was a little distracting, and the naming of one character as "Mar-Vell" was pure wk.

The most likeable character was the cat. 3/10

nonsequitur

18,512 posts

84 months

Thursday 13th August 2020
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Patch1875 said:
Just back from watching Jaws at a drive in movie in Edinburgh.

Really good and well organised.
Agree. Speilberg is great at organising a movie.hehe

quigonjay

633 posts

189 months

Thursday 13th August 2020
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NMNeil said:
Looking forward to the upcoming Raised by Wolves series, which may be a little different.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAg6RTQEfeM
https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=204&t=1883551 smile

BryanC

887 posts

206 months

Thursday 13th August 2020
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Never Love a Stranger 1958
Another great film on Talking Pictures - Freeview.
Starring John Drew Barrymore but 4th down the cast was a young Steve McQueen in his first major supporting role. B+W and good old film noir.

Cliche gangster story of two youths who become friends and then they go their diverse ways. One a gangster (Barrymore), the other a lawyer (McQueen) and inevitably they meet later in life as adversaries. Naturally a dame comes in the way and one finally gets plugged with a .38

I saw it many years ago, the story made an impression, made it to my 'must watch again list' and surprised who was in it, but pleased to catch it again despite another late night to bed. Some great movies on that channel.

Great script:
.... We'll send in a couple of torpedoes....
.....I said No Deals !
For me 8/10 probably would get a bit less from the PH critics.

TCEvo

9,458 posts

170 months

Thursday 13th August 2020
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Little Nikita (1988) DVD

Rogue Soviet agent runs amok amongst commie sleeper cells in San Diego, whilst All-American teens pursuit of a military career brings piques the FBI’s interest.

More River Phoenix and a ham Sidney Poitier. Little to recommend as the film's half-arsed & feels more like a TV movie. Similar era & theme Running on Empty (also RP) is much better and The Americans TV show s peak '80's Sov agents Livin' in the USA.


LuS1fer

37,824 posts

213 months

Thursday 13th August 2020
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The High And The Mighty 1954

John Wayne air disaster film - didn't realise this seems to be the film spoofed by Airplane.

Cheesy but of its time.

jsf

23,053 posts

204 months

Thursday 13th August 2020
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Volume 3 seems to have gone through a wormhole. biggrin

matt666

424 posts

172 months

Thursday 13th August 2020
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Bullett said:
Upgrade, man and his wife are attacked on the way home, she is killed and he survives but is Quadriplegic. Gets secret experimental surgery by implanting a chip in his spine giving him his limbs back. Goes after the blokes who did it in standard revenge thriller mode but it doesn't quite turn out as expected.
I enjoyed it. Pretty brutal in places and not very Hollywood. 7.5/10
I enjoyed this one too, surprisingly good

vixen1700

16,522 posts

238 months

Friday 14th August 2020
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Kill Team Sky Cinema

Decent enough US army in Afghanistan not doing the right thing flick

The Mule Sky Cinema

Clint as watchable as ever as an old bloke falling into drug running for a Mexican cartel.

Both well worth a watch. smile