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

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

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Clockwork Cupcake

71,219 posts

256 months

Monday 3rd October
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jsf said:
I am amazed you don't know Emma Stone, she is incredibly mainstream and has been in some great films. Gorgeous woman too IMHO.
It just so happens that I haven't encountered her. I'm neither proud of my ignorance (I'm amazed that some people are) nor remorseful. I merely accept that it so happens that we have not coincided.

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(I confess that I don't watch a lot of films these days and am now a bit parochial unfortunately)



jsf

28,234 posts

220 months

Monday 3rd October
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Clockwork Cupcake said:
It just so happens that I haven't encountered her. I'm neither proud of my ignorance (I'm amazed that some people are) nor remorseful. I merely accept that it so happens that we have not coincided.

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(I confess that I don't watch a lot of films these days and am now a bit parochial unfortunately)
She is great, oscar winner and multiple nominee.

Check her film list.

Craig W

416 posts

143 months

Tuesday 4th October
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Wind River

One of the best films I've seen. Extremely well done, intense, thought provoking and moving.

Same writer as Hell or High Water and Sicario, if you liked those then absolutely give this a go.

john41901

594 posts

50 months

Tuesday 4th October
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Craig W said:
Wind River

One of the best films I've seen. Extremely well done, intense, thought provoking and moving.

Same writer as Hell or High Water and Sicario, if you liked those then absolutely give this a go.
Agreed, the trilogy often seems to come up on here and appears universially liked (with the exceptional oddball view against, but such is PH...) laugh

Composer62

1,159 posts

70 months

Tuesday 4th October
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I watched "Layer Cake" again last night.

I've never been struck before by how much Daniel Craig is a prototype Bond in it.

An early role for Ben Whishaw too of course.


mat205125

17,044 posts

197 months

Tuesday 4th October
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Clockwork Cupcake said:
It just so happens that I haven't encountered her. I'm neither proud of my ignorance (I'm amazed that some people are) nor remorseful. I merely accept that it so happens that we have not coincided.

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(I confess that I don't watch a lot of films these days and am now a bit parochial unfortunately)
You haven't seen Superbad and Zombieland????



cuprabob

12,110 posts

198 months

Tuesday 4th October
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Don't Worry Darling
Saw this at the cinema yesterday. It's perfectly watchable mainly due to the lovely Florence Pugh and Olivia Wilde and even the teenage girl's favourite Harry Styles does some real acting in it.
5/10

Desiderata

1,719 posts

38 months

Tuesday 4th October
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Composer62 said:
I watched "Layer Cake" again last night.

I've never been struck before by how much Daniel Craig is a prototype Bond in it.
He certainly looks a lot like him.

Clockwork Cupcake

71,219 posts

256 months

Tuesday 4th October
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mat205125 said:
You haven't seen Superbad and Zombieland????
Nope.

Clockwork Cupcake

71,219 posts

256 months

Tuesday 4th October
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Desiderata said:
He certainly looks a lot like him.
hehe

thismonkeyhere

9,357 posts

215 months

Tuesday 4th October
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Watched 'Cape Fear' for the first time since I saw it on release in 1991.

I didn't enjoy it in '91 - I was probably too young - but thought it was awesome this time around.

De Niro is, of course, superb. In fact, IMO the acting is pretty much top line throughout, and the whole thing appears to be very well put together.

Glad I gave it another go.

Frimley111R

13,531 posts

218 months

Tuesday 4th October
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Unchartered

With Mark Wharberg and the guy who plays spiderman. Starts with an overload of massively unconvincing CGI. I nearly turned it off right there and then. The rest is Indiana Jones crossed with a modern setting. Dire stuff unless you're pissed out of your head. 4/10 as another no-brainer type film

Adam.

24,651 posts

238 months

Tuesday 4th October
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jsf said:
The film Derek mentions is great.
Yes one of the few romcoms that is both rom and very com

Carl_Manchester

10,385 posts

246 months

Tuesday 4th October
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Val (2021) - 1080p stream.

Val Kilmer, I had no idea.........sad, informative, funny all in one film.

8/10.


robemcdonald

7,551 posts

180 months

Tuesday 4th October
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Rewatched a few “classics” (old movies) with the kids. All on streaming (either Netflix, Amazon or Disney +)

Uncle Buck - nowhere near as funny as I remember. Basically 5 or 6 sketches / set pieces with a loose narrative. Kids mostly bored…
6/10

Beetlejuice - first watch in a decade or so, but still very much hits the spot. I forgot Keaton drops the f bomb though, which is why it got the 15 rating I suppose.
9/10

Sleepy hollow - with my eldest only. Has aged pretty well. Jonny Depp looks sooooo young. Enjoyable enough.
7/10

toon10

5,735 posts

141 months

Wednesday 5th October
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Blonde on Netflix

Self indulgent art house hot garbage. First up, the performance from Anna D'armes is excellent. She's a good actress and probably one of the only actors attractive enough to play the iconic Monroe. She does a fine job of being Marilyn Monroe. That's the good stuff out the way.

If you're expecting a biopic, this isn't it. I's some perv's fictional piece of work transported to a movie. It's controversial as there are plenty of grim scenes but the whole movie is just her with her baps out for the most part, being sad and in a state of madness. How they managed to stretch this out to nearly 3 hours is beyond me. Sadly, this movie will be remembered by teenage boys sending screen shots of the actress in a state of undress a lot more than it will for being a good movie as, well it isn't. Did I mention self indulgent?

3 out of 10 just for the lead performance. Not even the mesmerising Anna D'armes can save this twaddle.

Big Raff

1,277 posts

155 months

Wednesday 5th October
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Watched Get Out again and it is just brilliant the second time round. The different meaning expressions and comments have coupled with the intense foreshadowing is really impressive on a re-watch. 9/10

Nope - Another Peele movie which was an interesting concept as well. Not as good as GO though. 7/10

Bullet Train - Seen other comments but I enjoyed it, had a bit of everything. Strange to know that Tangerine is Kick Ass! 7/10

DodgyGeezer

33,647 posts

174 months

Wednesday 5th October
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Frimley111R said:
Unchartered

With Mark Wharberg and the guy who plays spiderman. Starts with an overload of massively unconvincing CGI. I nearly turned it off right there and then. The rest is Indiana Jones crossed with a modern setting. Dire stuff unless you're pissed out of your head. 4/10 as another no-brainer type film
I would say that you're being a little generous there! I wanted to like nay love this and wax bitterly disappointed. There was the germ of a good film there but the nonsensical 'action' sequences were actually as bad as the sfx and let's not even mention the believability aspect (two 500 year old galleons being airlifted whilst being used as conkers) ... risible

Doofus

21,839 posts

157 months

Wednesday 5th October
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DodgyGeezer said:
Frimley111R said:
Unchartered

With Mark Wharberg and the guy who plays spiderman. Starts with an overload of massively unconvincing CGI. I nearly turned it off right there and then. The rest is Indiana Jones crossed with a modern setting. Dire stuff unless you're pissed out of your head. 4/10 as another no-brainer type film
I would say that you're being a little generous there! I wanted to like nay love this and wax bitterly disappointed. There was the germ of a good film there but the nonsensical 'action' sequences were actually as bad as the sfx and let's not even mention the believability aspect (two 500 year old galleons being airlifted whilst being used as conkers) ... risible
Movies based on video games never work.

thismonkeyhere

9,357 posts

215 months

Wednesday 5th October
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Frimley111R said:
Unchartered

With Mark Wharberg and the guy who plays spiderman. Starts with an overload of massively unconvincing CGI. I nearly turned it off right there and then. The rest is Indiana Jones crossed with a modern setting. Dire stuff unless you're pissed out of your head. 4/10 as another no-brainer type film
Surely 'Uncharted'?

Your title makes it sound like a film about someone failing to rent out their aeroplane.