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

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

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NMNeil

3,919 posts

27 months

Saturday 14th May
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Just finished watching The Northman. Never a dull moment from start to finish. biggrin

coppice

7,291 posts

121 months

Saturday 14th May
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Biggus thingus said:
Shadow in the cloud

2 reasons:

1, Chloe Grace Moretz - flipping gorgeous
2, Only an hour and a half

What a waste of an hour and half. Should have known better when it was plastered with New Zealand film board st at the start

Fist fight with a very toothy gremlin then a bit of breast feeding within 2 mins WTF

2/10 - and the 2 is for Chloe
I saw somebody give this a favourable mention somewhere - Times, Spectator? - and we gave it a try. I don't judge a film by who pays for it , and I'm sure NZ FB has done some good stuff, but God above this was simply terrible. I have never heard of Chloe Grace Moretz and I can't say a big impression was made , but we only endured ten minutes of this risibly dreadful old tut .

normalbloke

5,571 posts

196 months

Saturday 14th May
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coppice said:
Biggus thingus said:
Shadow in the cloud

2 reasons:

1, Chloe Grace Moretz - flipping gorgeous
2, Only an hour and a half

What a waste of an hour and half. Should have known better when it was plastered with New Zealand film board st at the start

Fist fight with a very toothy gremlin then a bit of breast feeding within 2 mins WTF

2/10 - and the 2 is for Chloe
I saw somebody give this a favourable mention somewhere - Times, Spectator? - and we gave it a try. I don't judge a film by who pays for it , and I'm sure NZ FB has done some good stuff, but God above this was simply terrible. I have never heard of Chloe Grace Moretz and I can't say a big impression was made , but we only endured ten minutes of this risibly dreadful old tut .
Remember the girl in Kickass?

grumbledoak

30,115 posts

210 months

Saturday 14th May
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normalbloke said:
Remember the girl in Kickass?
hehe I cannot imagine coppice watched anything called "Kickass".

coppice

7,291 posts

121 months

Saturday 14th May
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Quite so.

Venom

1,793 posts

236 months

Saturday 14th May
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The Gentlemen - a Guy Ritchie effort. Not as good as some of his earlier work, but still enjoyable enough. Pretty typical gangster type affair. Different type of character for Hugh Grant. Wasn’t sure it’d work but it did for me at least.

normalbloke

5,571 posts

196 months

Saturday 14th May
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coppice said:
Quite so.
Yeah yeah….

psi310398

7,571 posts

180 months

Saturday 14th May
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NMNeil said:
Just finished watching The Northman. Never a dull moment from start to finish. biggrin
Sure, but it is little more than a gorier Viking version of the ‘swords and sandals’ formula wallop. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.


JagLover

37,630 posts

212 months

Saturday 14th May
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psi310398 said:
NMNeil said:
Just finished watching The Northman. Never a dull moment from start to finish. biggrin
Sure, but it is little more than a gorier Viking version of the ‘swords and sandals’ formula wallop. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
The impression I have, not having seen it, is more that it is a Viking "Apocalypto".

The swords and sandals stuff was always fairly mannered when in reality if you start going back to pre-Christian Norsemen it is far more batsh*t crazy with human sacrifice etc.

jsf

25,796 posts

213 months

Saturday 14th May
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coppice said:
Quite so.
Its a decent fun film.

coppice

7,291 posts

121 months

Saturday 14th May
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jsf said:
coppice said:
Quite so.
Its a decent fun film.
Apparently a teenager decides to become a superhero - meaning I'd only watch it at gunpoint !

Skeptisk

5,661 posts

86 months

Saturday 14th May
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coppice said:
jsf said:
coppice said:
Quite so.
Its a decent fun film.
Apparently a teenager decides to become a superhero - meaning I'd only watch it at gunpoint !
It is a black comedy, not a superhero movie. No one has superpowers. It is funny.

Skeptisk

5,661 posts

86 months

Saturday 14th May
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The Lobster

Rewatched this with my daughter. I knew I had seen it but couldn’t really remember it. I remembered liking it but on seeing it again not wholly sure why. Definitely one of the weirdest films I’ve seen. It was interesting with some very dry and dark humour but not sure I could say I enjoyed it.

I would like to have been a fly on the wall at the meetings when they were pitching the movie. Saying that they were able to get a very strong ensemble cast to sign up.

6/10

Robotron70

1,633 posts

20 months

Saturday 14th May
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Just got back from Dr Strange with my 8 year old son, probably not my finest parenting moment.

I’m not a Marvel person, but I’ve loosely watched a few of the other films in the Marvel universe and I usually find them a bit meh.

I really enjoyed it, a good solid 8.5 from me, my son not quite so much eek

I don’t really think this should be a 12a, it’s quite violent and a lot of death and destruction.

But I’d forgotten how good watching films is at the cinema, at home I’m usually scrolling and not paying 100% attention.


272BHP

3,077 posts

213 months

Saturday 14th May
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Robotron70 said:
I don’t really think this should be a 12a, it’s quite violent and a lot of death and destruction.
The kind of movie that would have been a 15 twenty years ago and maybe even an 18 forty years ago laugh

garyhun

32,611 posts

205 months

Sunday 15th May
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Skeptisk said:
coppice said:
jsf said:
coppice said:
Quite so.
Its a decent fun film.
Apparently a teenager decides to become a superhero - meaning I'd only watch it at gunpoint !
It is a black comedy, not a superhero movie. No one has superpowers. It is funny.
It’s an awesome film.

DodgyGeezer

31,032 posts

167 months

Sunday 15th May
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Ghostbusters: Afterlife - went into this with slight trepidation but I needn't have worried. IMO the film was a joy to watch heavily referencing the 2 previous ones throughout the final part. I would have thought (no longer having younglings) that it's an ideal family film as was no.1

2 stingers to wait for too

daqinggregg

479 posts

106 months

Sunday 15th May
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“The Gentlemen” I found I enjoyed it more on a 2nd viewing.

garyhun

32,611 posts

205 months

Sunday 15th May
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daqinggregg said:
“The Gentlemen” I found I enjoyed it more on a 2nd viewing.
Excellent stuff from Mr Ritchie and agree, a second viewing is a must.

phazed

20,671 posts

181 months

Sunday 15th May
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