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

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

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NMNeil

4,469 posts

32 months

Friday 14th August 2020
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quigonjay

633 posts

203 months

Saturday 15th August 2020
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Sputnik

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11905962

[i]At the height of the Cold War, a Soviet spacecraft crash lands after a mission gone awry, leaving the commander as its only survivor. After a renowned Russian psychologist is brought in to evaluate the commander's mental state, it becomes clear that something dangerous may have come back to Earth with him[/b]

thought it was a decent Russian attempt at horror/sci-fi

biggbn

15,236 posts

202 months

Saturday 15th August 2020
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Highwaymen with Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson. Really enjoyed this, slow paced and methodical, minimal dialogue reflecting the nature of the story and the characters involved. Quite a clever film, shows the contrast between the way Bonnie and Clyde were treated/are remembered and the way the men who caught them are. Just another two names in the book for the two texas rangers who helped end it all. Recommended.

Radec

2,378 posts

29 months

Saturday 15th August 2020
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Project Power - 2020
New Netflix film
A new drug is brought onto the streets that gives the user temporary superpowers.
Stars Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gorden-Lovett, Foxx is looking for his daughter that has been kidnapped by the people making the drug and JGL plays a cop trying to rid the streets of the drug.
Both start to work together to get to the bottom of a conspiracy going on.

Average movie with some good scenes 6/10.

irocfan

32,804 posts

172 months

Saturday 15th August 2020
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Romeo Must Die - really enjoyed it 20 years ago when a lot of those types of stunts were quite fresh, but seeing poorly edited wire-work does "pull you out of the moment". Still, it's pissing down here so it'll do

glazbagun

13,024 posts

179 months

Saturday 15th August 2020
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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

Actually heavier on the Pride and Prejudice and lighter on the Zombies than I had expected. Not film of the year but simultaneously a fun zombie flick and a fresh rerun of the old story. Also a worthy instalment in the "Well dressed fit English women murdering their way through buildings" trope.

7/10, deserved to make its money back.

I'd actually watch an original sequel if anyone has a few tens of millions to burn. laugh

Clockwork Cupcake

70,514 posts

254 months

Saturday 15th August 2020
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glazbagun said:
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

Actually heavier on the Pride and Prejudice and lighter on the Zombies than I had expected. Not film of the year but simultaneously a fun zombie flick and a fresh rerun of the old story. Also a worthy instalment in the "Well dressed fit English women murdering their way through buildings" trope.

7/10, deserved to make its money back.
Yes, indeed. I had a similar opinion when I watched it a while back. yes

StevieBee

11,277 posts

237 months

Saturday 15th 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.
Personally, I thought it was a shambles. They should never have allowed the beach to reopen, holiday or not! smile

jsf

27,598 posts

218 months

Saturday 15th August 2020
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StevieBee said:
Personally, I thought it was a shambles. They should never have allowed the beach to reopen, holiday or not! smile
The boat they used was well undersized for the task too!

cuprabob

11,842 posts

196 months

Sunday 16th August 2020
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The Railway Man was on the BBC on Friday night. Based on the true story of Eric Lomax and his experience as a POW building the Burma railway and his difficulty in dealing with the experience after the war. Stars Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman. Despite having seen it a few times before, I still enjoyed it.

Worth seeking it out on iPlayer, if you haven't seen it for a while.

vixen1700

19,387 posts

252 months

Sunday 16th August 2020
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World War Z

Thought it was rubbish first time round and still is.

The book was so good and the film was just a Brad Pitt zombie vehicle.

Meh.

biggbn

15,236 posts

202 months

Sunday 16th August 2020
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Radec said:
Project Power - 2020
New Netflix film
A new drug is brought onto the streets that gives the user temporary superpowers.
Stars Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gorden-Lovett, Foxx is looking for his daughter that has been kidnapped by the people making the drug and JGL plays a cop trying to rid the streets of the drug.
Both start to work together to get to the bottom of a conspiracy going on.

Average movie with some good scenes 6/10.
Tried this. Only watched about forty minutes. Not for me. Good premise, poor effort...

ajprice

23,681 posts

178 months

Sunday 16th August 2020
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I haven't watched Project Power yet, I have watched the Jeremy Jahns review of it hehe
https://youtu.be/XIf04qRZt2g

I think I'll pass, or watch it for a laugh.

MB140

3,419 posts

85 months

Sunday 16th August 2020
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Danger close

Based on the true story of the 6h Royal Australian Regiment Delta company getting pinned down in Vietnam.

Couple of hundred Aussies held of 1000s of NVA regulars using artillery while APCs were musted to rescue them.


NMNeil

4,469 posts

32 months

Sunday 16th August 2020
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They shall not grow old.
It's a collection of footage from WW1 and voice overs by the survivors.
Part way through the film they show colorized and speed corrected versions of the same footage and it really brings home the horrors and stupidity of the whole affair.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrabKK9Bhds

RizzoTheRat

23,081 posts

174 months

Monday 17th August 2020
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10 minutes gone

Holy crap Bruce Willis must have been desperate for the cash. The standard of acting is particularly impressive.

Clockwork Cupcake

70,514 posts

254 months

Monday 17th August 2020
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RizzoTheRat said:
Holy crap Bruce Willis must have been desperate for the cash.
The ultimate expression of this is Robert de Niro currently whoring himself on car adverts. How the mighty have fallen.

Reminds me of "The Monty Python Contractual Obligation Album". I always liked the honesty of the title. smile

RizzoTheRat

23,081 posts

174 months

Monday 17th August 2020
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Clockwork Cupcake said:
RizzoTheRat said:
Holy crap Bruce Willis must have been desperate for the cash.
The ultimate expression of this is Robert de Niro currently whoring himself on car adverts. How the mighty have fallen.

Reminds me of "The Monty Python Contractual Obligation Album". I always liked the honesty of the title. smile
The imdb trivia page is a hilarious read. The producers were sued after embezzling the crews pension payments, the director didn't get to see the final cut before release, and one of the main "actresses" (she really doesn't deserve that title) bought her part in the film and had a contractually obligated number of lines.

https://m.imdb.com/title/tt8809652/trivia?ref_=m_t...

I think I've finally found a film that's worse than Jeepers Creepers.

Edit:
"In 2002, Williams met her second husband, Gerald Kessler, a vitamin tycoon multi-millionaire who was 31 years her senior.In 2010, Kessler finally divorced his wife of 55 years, Betty Kessler and married Williams. Kessler died in 2015 and signed over almost all of his $800 million estate to Williams."

Well that explains a lot rofl

Edited by RizzoTheRat on Monday 17th August 20:58

LeadFarmer

6,872 posts

113 months

Monday 17th August 2020
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The Heist of the Century

Argentinian subtitled film on Sky. Brilliant film, and don't let the subtitles put you off as it's one of those films where you quickly get used to them. Great characters, actors and based on a true story..


renmure

3,873 posts

206 months

Monday 17th August 2020
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Life

Passed me by in 2017 and ever since despite having a decent cast.

Sort of a combination of the original Alien with a bit of Gravity thrown in.
Have to confess I quite enjoyed it.