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Movies - What have you watched lately?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by gav, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. luutzu

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    It's a bit like Aircrash Investigation. With a bigger budget. Though budget seem to go mainly to Tom Hanks as the CGI is pretty lame.

    It's not a bad film, have an interesting mystery on whether Sully could've made it back to two airports but chose not to. But not sure how much of that was dreamt up by Eastwood given his previous film... and the logic just doesn't make sense - would risking a firey landing at the airport or into buildings a better option than the Hudson?

    Overall, I give it a C :D
     
  2. Logique

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    Caught the 2010 remake of True Grit the other night. Jeff Bridges as Rooster Cogburn was a scream.

    Probably better than the 1969 original with John Wayne.
     
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    (Shameless plug)

    Dr Strange is in cinemas now, it is getting very good reviews from audience and critics, 90% rating on RT, I am looking forward to seeing it this week :xyxthumbs

    Has anyone seen it yet? what did you think?

     
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    No need to watch movies when you have Donald Trump.
     
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    Jack Reacher 2

    Tom Cruise is looking a little aged in the face and less buff, ....he's showing his years. The erratic camera is used extensively to mask his grandpa fight scenes and he just doesn't carry it off IMO.

    Dud
     
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    Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

    Grown ups playing college humour and awkward acting give the impression this is just a stoner movie in front and behind the scenes.

    The one funny part is the spiritual massage scene, which yo can probably find on youtube or wherever.

    Another dud
     
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    He Never Died

    Comedy action violence. Very engaging movie and you can't help but root for him compared to the rogues gallery he takes to task. Apparently there's a second episode in the making. Classic cult movie recipe.

    Better than a lot of rubbish over the last 12 months.
     
  8. luutzu

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    But reality TV can get a bit too staged. We want better scripts and actors when it comes to entertainment.
     
  9. luutzu

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    Now you're just plugging it VC. I heard it's "fine, just fine". i.e., slightly better than Superman vs Batman bad.

    A marvel fan I know said the jokes are everywhere, and often in places where jokes should be.

    Maybe wait for BlueRay on this one.
     
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  10. luutzu

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    He showed his age in MI: Ghost Protocol.

    Put a shirt on Tom, holding the tummy in ain't fooling anybody. I mean he's in better shape than me, but then again I don't take my shirt off and have a chase down the streets you know.
     
  11. Value Collector

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    Dr Strange got a 90% critic rating and 91% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes,
    https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/doctor_strange_2016/

    Batman vs superman got 27% critic rating and 64% Audience.
    https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/batman_v_superman_dawn_of_justice/
     
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    Yes, it really is hard to take him seriously as a mean mother, too small, too clean, too much like the guy who gets sand kicked in his face.

    They need someone the size Idris Elba in' Bastille Day', but when you own the franchise, doing all the work saves money.
     
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    Yea, Idris Elba could very easily kick azz and solve crimes. Heard he's being considered as the next Bond.

    Cruise shouldn't really try to be Stallone or Arnie. No amount of high heeled shoes and lowered cameras could solve the height issue.
     
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    Just flicking through You Tube and came across a movie called "Forbidden".
    Tells the true story of a German Countess who helped hide and move scores of Jews in berlin during WW2. Also ended up having and hiding a Jewish lover.

    Totally griping. Put aside a couple of hours and understand what happened when a whole religion and it's people were demonised, hunted and killed.


    http://www.fembio.org/english/biography.php/woman/biography/maria-graefin-von-maltzan/
     
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    Sounds familiar!
     
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    I was watching Goodfellas the other night, been a few years since I've seen it but it's still a great movie.

    This scene particularly is amazing. One of Phil Spectre's best bits of music and, iirc, when the movie came out it was the longest sequence shot ever in an American film. Kudos to the Steadicam operator, although I wonder how many feet of film they went through trying to shot it. :D

     
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    I was in a situation (train) for several hours, the selection of movies was terrible, so chose Eddy the Eagle.

    It was a lot better than I expected, it definitely isn't something to go to the cinema to see, but for watching at home terrific.IMO
     
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    I saw Beauty and the Beast on the weekend, it's very nicely done, the sets and wardrobe are stunning, and there is two new songs, it was a very enjoyable film.

    I am amazed at the box office results, 10 days in release and it has already grossed $690 Million, taking it way past its break even point, the budget was $160 Million, and studios net about 50% of box office takings, so it is all cream on this one now, I wouldn't be surprised if it grossed well over $1Billion when its done in theatres.

    http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=main&id=beautyandthebeast2017.htm

     
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    Blade Runner 2049

    Boring, tiresome, yawn, ........ you have to be a fan of CGI, dystopia and drab acting.

    A lot of hyperbole about this movie.

     
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