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Re: Last film you watched and a rating

PostThu Mar 03, 2016 4:20 pm

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PostSat Mar 05, 2016 7:06 pm

Deadpool

The superhero movie I have waited my entire life to see. Raunchy, madcap fun and not a little twisted, it took the piss out of itself, the audience, studio and pretty much every aspect of the franchise it is spawned from. Laugh out loud funny at times with some wicked humour, sex references and slapstick scenes. The fight scene violence and gore was of course guaranteed given the Deadpool character, but the gore was done well, not so gratuitous as to be horror and not cartoon like as seen in other Marvel films.

9.5/10 - This is my movie of the year so far, aced my expectations and left me wanting more as soon as the lights went up. Got to hand it to Ryan Reynolds, as well as being a ladies fantasy figure, he knew how to make Deadpool come to life and what the audience wanted from the character. More and soon please.
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PostWed Mar 16, 2016 9:38 am

DADDY'S HOME - 5.5

I love Will Ferrell and I really like Mark Wahlberg, but don't understand why they keep making under par comedies. Is this even a comedy? I don't know, think I smirked a couple of times that was it. Literally cannot remember the last time I saw a comedy where I laughed for the majority of the film, or even more than about 5 times - think I was spoiled by the run of Anchorman, Old School and Superbad in the early noughties, nothing has come close them since.

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Previous 2016 scores:
8.5 THE REVENANT, THE HATEFUL EIGHT
7.5 THE GIFT
7.0 CREED, ANAMOLISA
6.5 THE MARTIAN, THE BIG SHORT, SICARIO
5.5 DADDY'S HOME
5.0 HEART OF THE SEA, ROOM
3.0 RIDE ALONG 2
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Re: Last film you watched and a rating

PostSat Mar 26, 2016 8:17 am

The Witch - 1/10

90 minute religious sermon

not scary at all

utter wank
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Re: Last film you watched and a rating

PostSun Mar 27, 2016 10:04 am

Batman vs Superman - Dawn of Justice
Right, the score for this is gonna change depending on your expectations of the movie. If you're a total fanboy I've got some bad news for you, this is not the second coming! Chances are you're gonna walk out of this bemoaning all the negative points and plot holes, all the ways the characters onscreen differ from the comic book canon and how this has been a missed opportunity.
If, on the other hand, you take comic book movies for what they are, you'll probably enjoy this. Yes, the plot's not the greatest and it actually manages to over-complicate what should have been pretty straight forward - Batman doesn't like Superman because of the damage he caused at the end of Man of Steel, where lots of Wayne Enterprises employees were injured/killed. The film gives us two hours of more convoluted reasoning why these 2 should face off, which culminates in a (pretty spectacular) 10 minute brawl before our two heroes need to team up and take down a bigger threat, aided by newcomer Wonder Woman.
There are obviously big positives and negatives to take away from this, Affleck *could be* the best Batman/Bruce Wayne we've seen, the rapport he has with Jeremy Irons' Alfred is one of the big highlights of the film; Wonder Woman is awesome, even though her screen time is limited to the last 30 minutes of the film; Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor surprised me, I was expecting to hate his performance from what I'd seen in the trailers but I actually though he did quite well, being the Machiavellian villain of the piece.
The not so good: Batman and Superman kill - a little niggle from a comics fan point of view but these two kill people in this film, whereby the classic iterations of these characters shouldn't; Lois Lane - she seems to be a plot device and not a character - need Superman to show up? - put Lois in danger, need that maguffin? - just have Lois retrieve it, even though it makes no/little sense for her to do that other than it's important to the plot.
Those are the main points from my viewing, I did quite enjoy it, it's probably a solid 7.5/10.
To summarise - an enjoyable romp, although some people may find it a little long and the plot a bit convoluted. A decent switch your brain off type of film. Worth waiting for the last hour or so where the action really kicks up a notch. A nice solid foundation for the future DC films but it's not the best comic book movie of all time, it's not even the best comic book movie this year (Deadpool).
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Re: Last film you watched and a rating

PostSun Mar 27, 2016 9:01 pm

Apparently took $171m in USA in first weekend so that's about 75% of the cost to make it...if it recoups the cost I don't think they'll care. To me it's comic book stuff and these things are never likely to get on the Oscars list for anything but special effects or music. I do like the films to be true to the comics but as you say, switch off brain and just watch for the ride.

I'll definitely pick it up at some point.

*Update* just saw it took $424m globally on opening weekend...so i guess they will say success whatever the critical verdict.
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PostMon Apr 04, 2016 8:02 am

ZOOTROPOLIS - 8.0

Disney's latest, absolutely excellent. Loads of good characters, good voice acting, plenty of funny moments and plenty of adult themes passed on to kids without them knowing (like racism, acceptance, tolerance etc etc)


DEADPOOL - 6.5

Not into the superhero movies at all, this was a bit different, doesn't take itself seriously, has some funny moments and I like Ryan Reynolds anyway


STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS - 6.5

Now I hate Star Wars, all of the previous ones. Watched this expecting to not like it at all, but actually thought it was alright. I like the two new main characters, I like the new robot BB8, and Adam Driver is one of the best actors around at the minute. The action sequence about halfway through is very good. I did find my attention drifting in the second half up until the 'sword fight'.

Glad to see that character killed off, as he was cheesy as f... in this. I think if I watched it in a cinema full of Star Wars geeks I would have got annoyed as there were obvious moments in it where I would fully expect that they would have been whooping and high fiving etc, including the very last scene


CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER (2011) - 4.0

Trying to work my way through the Marvel/DC stuff to see what the fuss is, or more likely, confirm my opinion that they're all 5h1te - this was pretty bad. Didn't get the 1940/WW2 setting at all, I expected a Captain America film to be all bright colours etc, but most of this was brown/orange. The first section where Chris Evans' face is morphed onto some skinny kid is some of the most disturbing footage Ive ever seen!


CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (2014) - 5.0

Urgh, looking like the Captain America films just arent for me. Got told this was better than the first, I would say it is but still didn't really do anything for me. The action scenes, set pieces and special effects are good, there's not enough of them though and all the talking between them is boring as sh1t. Ive got a 5 year old who loves the Avengers, but I don't think these films give a good version of them, theyre not like proper superhero movies or comics, they're like adultish versions of them


TRIPLE 9 - 7.0

Enjoyed this - bank heists, corrupt cops, gangs, etc - with three of my favourite actors (Woody Harrelson, Aaron Paul. Norman Reedus), and Casey Affleck and Kate Winslet (not sure about her Russian accent)

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Previous 2016 scores:
8.5 THE REVENANT, THE HATEFUL EIGHT
8.0 ZOOTROPOLIS
7.5 THE GIFT
7.0 CREED, ANAMOLISA, TRIPLE 9
6.5 THE MARTIAN, THE BIG SHORT, SICARIO, DEADPOOL, STAR WARS
5.5 DADDY'S HOME
5.0 HEART OF THE SEA, ROOM, CAPTAIN AMERICA 2 (2014)
4.0 CAPTAIN AMERICA (2011)
3.0 RIDE ALONG 2
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Re: Last film you watched and a rating

PostTue May 03, 2016 9:15 am

THE JUNGLE BOOK - 8.0

Took my 5 year old to see this, was an excuse really as I wanted to see it anyway - its absolutely excellent. The young lad is quality and not at all annoying (like I find the majority of child actors to be) and the voice acting on the animals is brilliant, by Idris Elba, Christopher Walken but in particular Bill Murray who is class as Baloo. Well worth a watch for anyone of any age!


THE BOY - 6.0

Quirky little 'horror' film starring Maggie from The Walking Dead and a doll, set in a big creepy English house in the middle of nowhere. Was enjoying it up until the major turning point which happens at about 85% through, and it lost me from there unfortunately. Still, better than most of the horror attempts I have seen in the last few years


DIRTY GRANDPA - 5.0

I thought that this was going to be horrendous, it wasn't great but there were some funny (very childish/crude) bits in it. De Niro is one of my favourite actors but he needs to stop making stuff like this. I actually like Zac Efron, and he gets ripped to pieces in this so can obviously take the p1ss out of himself too


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Previous 2016 scores:
8.5 THE REVENANT, THE HATEFUL EIGHT
8.0 ZOOTROPOLIS, THE JUNGLE BOOK
7.5 THE GIFT
7.0 CREED, ANAMOLISA, TRIPLE 9
6.5 THE MARTIAN, THE BIG SHORT, SICARIO, DEADPOOL, STAR WARS,
6.0 THE BOY
5.5 DADDY'S HOME
5.0 HEART OF THE SEA, ROOM, CAPTAIN AMERICA 2 (2014), DIRTY GRANDPA
4.0 CAPTAIN AMERICA (2011)
3.0 RIDE ALONG 2
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Re: Last film you watched and a rating

PostMon May 09, 2016 6:35 am

10 Cloverfield Lane - 7.5

very, very strange movie. really well acted, John Goodman is SERIOUSLY sinister....

i enjoyed it and it was a welcome change of pace
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Re: Last film you watched and a rating

PostMon May 09, 2016 11:15 am

10 CLOVERFIELD LANE - 5.0

I don't generally like films that are confined to a small physical space and/or have only a coupe of characters. Just couldn't get into this at all


LONDON HAS FALLEN - 4.0

Complete pro USA cheesy rubbish, worse than the first


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Previous 2016 scores:
8.5 THE REVENANT, THE HATEFUL EIGHT
8.0 ZOOTROPOLIS, THE JUNGLE BOOK
7.5 THE GIFT
7.0 CREED, ANAMOLISA, TRIPLE 9
6.5 THE MARTIAN, THE BIG SHORT, SICARIO, DEADPOOL, STAR WARS,
6.0 THE BOY
5.5 DADDY'S HOME
5.0 HEART OF THE SEA, ROOM, CAPTAIN AMERICA 2 (2014), DIRTY GRANDPA, 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE
4.0 CAPTAIN AMERICA (2011), LONDON HAS FALLEN
3.0 RIDE ALONG 2
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Re: Last film you watched and a rating

PostWed May 18, 2016 6:33 am

Captain America Civil War : 8/10

Superb stuff from Marvel.....again

Batman v Superman : 6/10

Far, far better than Man of Steel but i can't get away with this brooding, miserable Superman, there wasn't enough Batman in it (and i can't help but compare to Bale who is far superior) and Lex Luthor was more like the Joker

still - i enjoyed it
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Re: Last film you watched and a rating

PostWed Jun 01, 2016 7:37 am

10 Cloverfield Lane - 2/10

A very confused film, which flipped on 2 separate occasions from one film to another and then to another.

It lacked tension, for a thriller, with the only technique employed, being that of over the top orchestration. It just felt so obvious with the "danger" music playing. Didn't really feel for or relate to any of the characters, plot was thin and the twists were dull.

Pretty rubbish, wouldn't recommend you waste your time with it.
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Re: Last film you watched and a rating

PostWed Jun 01, 2016 8:07 am

Dirty Grandpa - 6/10 WTF?

Grimsby Brothers (or something like that) - 5/10.......funny in parts, absolutely daft in others

The Jungle Book - 7/10....liked it - not as good as the cartoon though
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PostWed Jun 01, 2016 8:54 am

Hardcore Henry
A quote from a current TV show "Violence makes violence makes nothing much at all."
If you like FPS gaming you'll probably like this as well, but I thought it was too much of exactly the same thing for 90 minutes. Yes, it is full on kick ass hardcore action but very little gets explained whilst the cam in some scenes is shaky to the point of making it difficult to see what is happening. I guess if you affixed a Go-Pro to a fighter (martial arts / soldier) and had them do their stuff this would be something like the result.

4/10 - The filming style is really the only thing going for it and that became tired quickly, watch for that and the uber-violence but it is bereft of interest beyond that.
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Re: Last film you watched and a rating

PostWed Jun 01, 2016 1:19 pm

The Nice Guys - 8/10
A typical Shane Black (writer of Lethal Weapon, The Last Boy Scout, The Long Kiss Goodnight) mis-matched buddy "cop" movie, starring Ryan Goslin and Russell Crowe as an ex-cop turned gumshoe and a local enforcer for hire respectively that end up teaming up to investigate the death of a porno actress in late 70s LA.
The two leads bounce off each other well, there's some nice one-liners and decent action beats, as you would expect from Shane Black film and the plot gets only slightly convoluted as the story progresses. Overall a good little buddy action/comedy/thriller, well worth a watch.
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PostThu Jun 02, 2016 6:03 pm

Jungle Book 7.5/10 great film and good acting from the young lad.
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PostThu Jun 09, 2016 2:55 pm

13 Hours The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi - 8.5/10

Very good - if you liked Black Hawk Down you will like this

true story as well
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PostFri Jun 10, 2016 5:39 am

Warcraft - 8/10

Surprisingly good. Much better than I thought it would be. CGI was ridiculous.



X men Apocalypse- 3/10

Fucking awful. I'm angry I lost 2.5 hours and 15 quid on this heap.
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PostMon Jun 27, 2016 9:02 am

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS - 7.0

Animation about .. the secret lives of pets when their owners are out, it's a bit like Toy Story with pets instead of toys. Made by the same people as Despicable Me and Minions. Not quite as good as Zootropolis, but good for the kids and parents alike

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Previous 2016 scores:
8.5 THE REVENANT, THE HATEFUL EIGHT
8.0 ZOOTROPOLIS, THE JUNGLE BOOK
7.5 THE GIFT
7.0 CREED, ANAMOLISA, TRIPLE 9, THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS
6.5 THE MARTIAN, THE BIG SHORT, SICARIO, DEADPOOL, STAR WARS
6.0 THE BOY
5.5 DADDY'S HOME
5.0 HEART OF THE SEA, ROOM, CAPTAIN AMERICA 2 (2014), DIRTY GRANDPA, 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE
4.0 CAPTAIN AMERICA (2011), LONDON HAS FALLEN
3.0 RIDE ALONG 2
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PostMon Jul 11, 2016 5:50 pm

2 from me. One at the pictures, one at home.

Independence Day: Resurgence (pictures) 6.5/10
This tried so hard to be its predecessor. It was spectacular, easy going and pretty well paced. It tried really hard to be funny. Really hard. But in this respect it fell short. Definitely missed the on screen charisma of an 'early career' Will Smith. It also suffered as these types of films are two to a penny these days. When the original was released there was little else to compare it to. It was the blockbuster that all others were compared to.

It wasn't horrendous and at times it was plenty of fun to watch. But it wont stand the test of time, like the first one did.


Eden 8.5/10
Bit of a niche film this one in that the star is the music. Specifically, French House. Its a genre of music I've adored since the 90's and I was really looking forward to seeing it. It loosely covers the life of a French DJ from his late teens into his thirties. At first, I thought the story was more of an incidental. Merely a vehicle for the tunes, but in the last quarter of the film the story takes a turn and it becomes a little darker, putting all what you seen previously into perspective. The balance between the telling the tale and highlighting the music felt a little clunky at times, there are big chunks of time missed out, but you grow into as the film progresses and in the end it ties nicely together.

A really interesting film. I doubt that anyone who's not into dance music and dance music culture would get the feel from the film that I did. It took me a little while to get it, but that journey made it that bit more enjoyable.
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Re: Last film you watched and a rating

PostMon Jul 18, 2016 8:56 am

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE - 6.0

I love The Rock and really like Kevin Hart (even allowing for some absolutely duds he has made recently) so I thought I would enjoy this and did, it's not hilarious by any stretch of the imagination but definitely watchable.

Plus it spawned one of the funniest internet videos of the year, where they are interviewing eachother whilst doing an impression of eachother

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Previous 2016 scores:
8.5 THE REVENANT, THE HATEFUL EIGHT
8.0 ZOOTROPOLIS, THE JUNGLE BOOK
7.5 THE GIFT
7.0 CREED, ANAMOLISA, TRIPLE 9, THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS
6.5 THE MARTIAN, THE BIG SHORT, SICARIO, DEADPOOL, STAR WARS
6.0 THE BOY, CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE
5.5 DADDY'S HOME
5.0 HEART OF THE SEA, ROOM, CAPTAIN AMERICA 2 (2014), DIRTY GRANDPA, 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE
4.0 CAPTAIN AMERICA (2011), LONDON HAS FALLEN
3.0 RIDE ALONG 2
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PostMon Jul 25, 2016 8:21 am

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Re: Last film you watched and a rating

PostMon Aug 08, 2016 11:45 am

Suicide Squad - 1/10

Proper boring. Couldn't wait for it to finish. Don't waste your money on going to the pictures to see this. I went to the Regent in Redcar and paid £4 and still felt robbed.

Awful.
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PostMon Aug 15, 2016 10:37 am

BAD NEIGHBOURS 2 - 1.0

Absolutely chronic, I don't think I even smirked once. I like Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, other than the $$$ I don't know what they were thinking here. Chloe Moretz is annoying as f.ck in it aswell.


BATMAN VS SUPERMAN - 5.0

You have to suffer 1 hour 39 minutes of bile before anything remotely good happens in this. By the time the main fight happens I had contemplated turning it off. I like Ben Affleck but he isn't Batman, I like Jesse Eisenberg but didn't buy him as the bad guy. Wonder Woman is nice enough

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Previous 2016 scores:
8.5 THE REVENANT, THE HATEFUL EIGHT
8.0 ZOOTROPOLIS, THE JUNGLE BOOK
7.5 THE GIFT
7.0 CREED, ANAMOLISA, TRIPLE 9, THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS
6.5 THE MARTIAN, THE BIG SHORT, SICARIO, DEADPOOL, STAR WARS
6.0 THE BOY, CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE
5.5 DADDY'S HOME
5.0 HEART OF THE SEA, ROOM, CAPTAIN AMERICA 2 (2014), DIRTY GRANDPA, 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE, BATMAN VS SUPERMAN
4.0 CAPTAIN AMERICA (2011), LONDON HAS FALLEN
3.0 RIDE ALONG 2
1.0 BAD NEIGHBOURS 2
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Re: Last film you watched and a rating

PostTue Aug 23, 2016 8:37 am

Looking for a film recommendation, it doesn't have to be new and don't even mind going as far back as the 80's. I'm not really too fussed about genre, but would like to avoid sci-for, sorry tj 8)
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Re: Last film you watched and a rating

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WalterWhite wrote:Looking for a film recommendation, it doesn't have to be new and don't even mind going as far back as the 80's. I'm not really too fussed about genre, but would like to avoid sci-for, sorry tj 8)


Whenever this question is asked, my go to response is "Glengarry Glen Ross"

The most beautifully lit film I've ever seem with some of the best acting performances too. Amazing cast, brilliant story.
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PostTue Aug 23, 2016 10:30 am

relfyoftheboro wrote:
WalterWhite wrote:Looking for a film recommendation, it doesn't have to be new and don't even mind going as far back as the 80's. I'm not really too fussed about genre, but would like to avoid sci-for, sorry tj 8)


Whenever this question is asked, my go to response is "Glengarry Glen Ross"

The most beautifully lit film I've ever seem with some of the best acting performances too. Amazing cast, brilliant story.


Noted. Will watch it on Friday night.
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PostTue Aug 23, 2016 10:46 am

I've never watched that film because of its title. Makes me think it is something set in the Scottish Highlands, I had no idea what it was about until I just looked on google
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PostTue Aug 23, 2016 8:48 pm

Le Bonheur

I had never seen it but it is fabulously filmed and the colors are extraordinary...being a foreign language film you need to have subs unless you are taken with French, but I didn't feel it detracted from a great piece of film making.
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PostTue Aug 30, 2016 8:54 am

Brent: Life on the road

6/10

Some pretty funny bits, and some sad bits, but quite a lot of meh.



Sausage Party

3/10

Fucking terrible.



Pop star Never stop Never stopping

9/10

Anyone that likes Andy Samberg / Lonely Island will love this. Constant laughs, lots of special cameos. Great mockumentary.
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PostTue Aug 30, 2016 9:00 am

FINDING DORY - 7.0

Another good one from Pixar, not up there with the very best of them for me, but still good. The 'Ive got short term memory loss' crack is very repetitive and I wasn't keen on Dory in the first one anyway.

Some excellent new characters in it though and top comedy actors doing the voice overs - Ed O'Neill and Ty Burrell from Modern Family and Kaitlin Olson from It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia. Some nice moments in it, had my 5 year old crying cos he was happy at one point :)


EVENT HORIZON (1997) - 4.0

Not sure why I never saw this earlier, probably cos I'm not that keen on space films ... despite hearing that it's really scary and good, I thought it was neither. Almost switched it off when it started to go bat5h1t crazy in the last 25mins


IN THE DEEP - 5.0

Took me 25mins to realise that I wasn't actually watching what I thought I was (The Shallows), but turns out they both seem to be pretty similar with the sea and sharks. Wasn't too bad


TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES - OUT OF THE SHADOWS - 7.0

Better than the first one, the new characters Bebop, Rocksteady and Krang are class, some good action sequences and Megan Fox on fire again. Two sons loved it so will prob end up seeing it 50 times in the next year or so


THE SHALLOWS - 7.5

Got to watch the right one in the end, Blake Lively vs shark for 80mins or so, I enjoyed it


HUSH - 4.0

My dad and brother both told me this was good, about a deaf and dumb woman who comes under attack in her home. Wasn't for me

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Previous 2016 scores:
8.5 THE REVENANT, THE HATEFUL EIGHT
8.0 ZOOTROPOLIS, THE JUNGLE BOOK
7.5 THE GIFT, THE SHALLOWS
7.0 CREED, ANAMOLISA, TRIPLE 9, THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS, FINDING DORY, TURTLES 2
6.5 THE MARTIAN, THE BIG SHORT, SICARIO, DEADPOOL, STAR WARS
6.0 THE BOY, CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE
5.5 DADDY'S HOME
5.0 HEART OF THE SEA, ROOM, CAPTAIN AMERICA 2 (2014), DIRTY GRANDPA, 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE, BATMAN VS SUPERMAN, IN THE DEEP
4.0 CAPTAIN AMERICA (2011), LONDON HAS FALLEN, EVENT HORIZON (1997), HUSH
3.0 RIDE ALONG 2
1.0 BAD NEIGHBOURS 2
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Re: Last film you watched and a rating

PostThu Sep 01, 2016 1:43 pm

Hail Caesar! - 7/10

The latest flick from the maestro's that are the Coen Brothers.

Funny and light-hearted, so somewhat different to their usual stuff. Based around a film studio executive in 1950's Hollywood. The film felt like a collection of sketches that occasionally skew off a main story arc.

The story isn't really that important though, its the individual set pieces themselves that make this film work. Some properly hilarious scenes. It was a big homage/pastiche to 1950's Hollywood film making. Lots of film genre's featured from westerns, to musicals, epic roman empire films, to arthouse. Loads of big stars in it but all simply making cameo's.

An easy watch, great way to spend a couple of hours. A fun, clever film and an excellent addition to the Coen collection. highly recommended.
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Re: Last film you watched and a rating

PostMon Sep 12, 2016 2:40 pm

Train to busan

Anyone seen this south Korean film? Gets 8/10 from imdb and 4.5/5 from rotten tomatoes..
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Re: Last film you watched and a rating

PostFri Sep 30, 2016 6:34 am

last time i watch one of Relfy's recommendations

Glengarry Glen Ross - 3/10, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.....................................
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Re: Last film you watched and a rating

PostThu Oct 13, 2016 3:30 pm

Captain Fantastic - 7/10

a slow burner with Viggo Mortensen living a hippy lifestyle in the woods with his weird bin-lids

quite good

made me want to visit the West Coast of the States even more!
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PostFri Oct 14, 2016 10:57 am

Bad Boys - 6/10

old Will Smith film - very much a run of the mill mid 90's action movie with your stereotypical American "cops"

i didn't realise it had the annoying woman from Jurassic Park 3 in it
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PostMon Oct 17, 2016 12:42 pm

THE LEGEND OF TARZAN - 6.0

Enjoyed bits of it, didn't like the setup at the start where its basically set 10 years after any other Tarzan story and he's some politician or some sh1t. Gets going when he goes back to Africa. Christoph Waltz is good in it, Margot Robbie is nectar as usual, not sure Saarsgard was the right choice for Tazran though. Decent enough, not as good as The Jungle Book remake - they better not ruin The Lion King or Aladdin when they get made.


DON'T BREATHE - 7.5

Not sure if I would class it as a horror more of a thriller, but some clever ideas and a good bad-guy, and a pretty disgusting turkey baster ...


BAD MOMS - 6.0

Probably more relatable for me than most (unless you've got two young kids) so a few of the jokes were funnier. By no means hilarious, but watchable. Mila Kunis and Kristen Bell are both beauts so extra point for them


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Previous 2016 scores:
8.5 THE REVENANT, THE HATEFUL EIGHT
8.0 ZOOTROPOLIS, THE JUNGLE BOOK
7.5 THE GIFT, THE SHALLOWS, DON'T BREATHE
7.0 CREED, ANAMOLISA, TRIPLE 9, THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS, FINDING DORY, TURTLES 2
6.5 THE MARTIAN, THE BIG SHORT, SICARIO, DEADPOOL, STAR WARS
6.0 THE BOY, CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE, TARZAN, BAD MOMS
5.5 DADDY'S HOME
5.0 HEART OF THE SEA, ROOM, CAPTAIN AMERICA 2 (2014), DIRTY GRANDPA, 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE, BATMAN VS SUPERMAN, IN THE DEEP
4.0 CAPTAIN AMERICA (2011), LONDON HAS FALLEN, EVENT HORIZON (1997), HUSH
3.0 RIDE ALONG 2
1.0 BAD NEIGHBOURS 2
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PostTue Oct 18, 2016 9:12 am

Supersonic - 8.5/10

Another music documentary this time on the emergence of Oasis up to their huge, never to be repeated Knebworth gigs.

I'm a big Oasis fan and have loved their music since the 90's. This was a fascinating insight into their journey from the council estates of Manchester to the Knebworth gigs where 5% of the UK population applied to go.

It was well put together, the brothers as well as everyone involved at the time are interviewed. Its all done with voice overs, no face to face interviews which I felt helped the film. They both come across really well with some funny, insightful and revealing comments.

if you're not an Oasis fan I wouldn't bother, but if you are then this is essential viewing.
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PostThu Nov 03, 2016 3:47 pm

Lucy - 5/10.

Very much a popcorn movie. If you tried to wrap your head round the "science" in the film you'll just end up finding lots and lots of holes but it was an enjoyable journey. Well paced, no filler scenes. Some interesting cinematic techniques employed.

However, the ending was appalling. The writers clearly had absolutely no clue how to end the film so they decided to turn the main character into a USB Flash drive :eek:

If it wasn't so shit, it'd be hilarious.#

Aside from the ending, not too bad a way to kill 90 minutes.
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PostFri Nov 04, 2016 1:35 pm

JASON BOURNE - 8.0

I love all the Bournes (that Matt Damon has been in) so was always going to like this.

Don't think the plot was as strong as the previous ones, but some fantastic action scenes including an unreal car chase down the strip in Las Vegas (absolutely no idea how they managed the logistics of that). Damon is quality as usual, and Vince Cassell (sp ... the one with the eyes) is a class baddie


BRIDGET JONES' BABY - 0.5

Watched this with the wife, I half-smirked once in two hours. Absolutely awful, no wonder women have unrealistic ideas about men and what they can expect from us with tripe like this. Cannot stand the main bloke or Emma Thompson, and struggle with Renee Zellwegger aswell. Avoid at all costs, even if she offers you 'rewards' for watching it.


INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS (2009) - 7.5

Not sure why I had never watched this. Enjoyed it, some excellent stuff and some crazy stuff and some boring stuff as with most Tarantino films. Christoph Waltz is excellent in it. Not as good as Hateful Eight, but there were quite a few things which that evidently borrowed from this

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Previous 2016 scores:
8.5 THE REVENANT, THE HATEFUL EIGHT
8.0 ZOOTROPOLIS, THE JUNGLE BOOK, JASON BOURNE
7.5 THE GIFT, THE SHALLOWS, DON'T BREATHE, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
7.0 CREED, ANAMOLISA, TRIPLE 9, THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS, FINDING DORY, TURTLES 2
6.5 THE MARTIAN, THE BIG SHORT, SICARIO, DEADPOOL, STAR WARS
6.0 THE BOY, CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE, TARZAN, BAD MOMS
5.5 DADDY'S HOME
5.0 HEART OF THE SEA, ROOM, CAPTAIN AMERICA 2 (2014), DIRTY GRANDPA, 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE, BATMAN VS SUPERMAN, IN THE DEEP
4.0 CAPTAIN AMERICA (2011), LONDON HAS FALLEN, EVENT HORIZON (1997), HUSH
3.0 RIDE ALONG 2
1.0 BAD NEIGHBOURS 2
0.5 BRIDGET JONES' BABY
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PostMon Nov 21, 2016 10:52 am

I, Daniel Blake - 9/10

One of, if not the most powerful films I've ever seen. A true and very sad reflection on the way our benefits system works in this country. Throughout the entire film I had a strong sense that what I was watching happened to real people up and down this country every single day. An emotional film with some upsetting scenes.

I firmly believe all those in political office, regardless of their political persuasion, should be made to watch this film so that they can better understand the effects policy can have on normal, everyday people.
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Re: Last film you watched and a rating

PostFri Nov 25, 2016 4:51 pm

Star Trek Beyond 7/10

I really enjoyed this. Being a massive Trekkie I was left hugely disappointed by both the first two re-boots but this was miles better.

I think I liked it as it was like an elongated episode of Star Trek. Lots of humour, on point CGI, decent baddies, some brilliant relationships between the crew (Spock and Bones in particular) and a really good twist at the end.

The plot was full of daft little holes but you were able to let them go and just enjoy the ride. Well paced, didn't really pause and an engaging story.

Would recommend.
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Re: Last film you watched and a rating

PostFri Nov 25, 2016 8:42 pm

relfyoftheboro wrote:Star Trek Beyond 7/10

I really enjoyed this. Being a massive Trekkie I was left hugely disappointed by both the first two re-boots but this was miles better.

I think I liked it as it was like an elongated episode of Star Trek. Lots of humour, on point CGI, decent baddies, some brilliant relationships between the crew (Spock and Bones in particular) and a really good twist at the end.

The plot was full of daft little holes but you were able to let them go and just enjoy the ride. Well paced, didn't really pause and an engaging story.

Would recommend.


I actually thought the first one was the best of the reboots simply because it gave me so many goosebumps seeing the whole thing come back together with characters that were right on the nail. I'd rate them 1-3-2 as things stand, but agree with the Star Trek show type thing, I'd say they should however try and reduce the 'action spectacular' thing and explore the relationships more...and stop blowing the bloody Starship Enterprise up!!!
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Re: Last film you watched and a rating

PostFri Dec 02, 2016 8:59 pm

You won't see me on this thread very often. But I've just watched a fillum for the first time in 15 years probably. An award-winning German film apparently. Barbara is the story of an East German doctor banished to the countryside from Berlin for wanting to get out to the West. The Stasi are on to her and regularly search her flat, and her. All in barely-audible Deutsch with Untertitel thankfully. A classmate who'd been reckoned the 80s DDR was superbly created. No spoilers from me. 8?
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Re: Last film you watched and a rating

PostThu Dec 15, 2016 11:48 pm

The Accountant 7.75/10. It would have gotten an 8, but for a rather weak ending. Best film I've seen this year.
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Re: Last film you watched and a rating

PostFri Dec 16, 2016 2:05 pm

Rogue One - 7/10

A bit disappointed overall, certainly not a bad film, but far from being a great one.

The first hour was poorly paced and there were no real wow moments like you got with TFA, even when Vader appeared, it didn't really hold much shock and awe. The film raps up nicely at the end, but everything that comes before the final 20 minutes felt slow and borderline boring at times.
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PostMon Dec 19, 2016 10:22 am

Rogue One - 6/10

It was alright. Similar to Meadsy I found this entertaining enough, spectacular at the end and it filled some holes in the Star Wars Universe timeline.

The lighting on this film was very annoying. Really dark apart from the final third which is the most spectacular part of the film to watch. Thing is, it didn't really convey a feeling of darkness, it just made you squint, so it didn't work for me.

CGI was outstanding, particularly reviving Peter Cushing from death, but I'd expect it to be good in a Star Wars film.

If I'd have spent a bomb by seeing it at the IMAX I'd have been fuming, but I saw it 3D at the Regent in Redcar and it was a fiver a ticket. Worth it at that price.
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Re: Last film you watched and a rating

PostTue Dec 20, 2016 10:37 am

SNOWDEN - 8.0

Very good and interesting


THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE - 7.0

As good as any straight horror film Ive seen in the last few years



SUICIDE SQUAD - 6.0

Good styling, couple of good characters, couple of really annoying ones like the ozzie bloke and Cara Delavigne's character is horrendous. Follows the usual comic book movie path of all builds up to a big fight, loud music and load of effects and makes no sense at the end. Was ok, thats about it.


THE ACCOUNTANT - 6.0

Was alright, quite a bit of action. Didn't buy Anna Kendrick in it at all and she looks like a little kid when next to Affleck due to the size of his head


KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS - 4.0

Didn't like the art style and was bored by the story, picked up a bit when Matthew McConnahagh (sp) character came into it. Nowhere near the levels of Zootropolis etc


DAVID BRENT - 3.0

Painful. I love The Office, think Ive seen it three times through, but this was chronic. The singing bits are dire, I started FFing them after the second one, not funny in the slightest or good musically. Dont know how much he was paid for it but he should have left well alone

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Previous 2016 scores:
8.5 THE REVENANT, THE HATEFUL EIGHT
8.0 ZOOTROPOLIS, THE JUNGLE BOOK, JASON BOURNE, SNOWDEN
7.5 THE GIFT, THE SHALLOWS, DON'T BREATHE, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
7.0 CREED, ANAMOLISA, TRIPLE 9, THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS, FINDING DORY, TURTLES 2
6.5 THE MARTIAN, THE BIG SHORT, SICARIO, DEADPOOL, STAR WARS
6.0 THE BOY, CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE, TARZAN, BAD MOMS, SUICIDE SQUAD, THE ACCOUNTANT
5.5 DADDY'S HOME
5.0 HEART OF THE SEA, ROOM, CAPTAIN AMERICA 2 (2014), DIRTY GRANDPA, 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE, BATMAN VS SUPERMAN, IN THE DEEP
4.0 CAPTAIN AMERICA (2011), LONDON HAS FALLEN, EVENT HORIZON (1997), HUSH, KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
3.0 RIDE ALONG 2, DAVID BRENT
1.0 BAD NEIGHBOURS 2
0.5 BRIDGET JONES' BABY
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PostWed Dec 28, 2016 4:21 pm

David Brent : Life on the Road - 7.5/10

I thought this was class. A continuation of The Office in every sense, from storyline to approach.

David Brent is the single cringiest character ever to have been on TV and this film ratchets it up to a whole new level. The uncomfortableness he creates in those around him when he speaks is tangible. The wife's toes were literally curling all the way through the film.

The titles and lyrics to the songs are hilarious. Full of Brentisms. "Please Don't Make Fun of the Disableds" being the pick of the bunch.

If you didn't like The Office, this isn't going to change your view. I have always been a fan of that "cringey/ground please swallow me up/uncomfortable viewing" type humour so this was right up my street. Sweet end to the film too with Brent finally getting something he'd never had in his life. A little bit of self awareness.

One of the funniest films I've seen this year.
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Re: Last film you watched and a rating

PostMon Jan 09, 2017 10:58 am

THE WITCH - 7.0

I think people will watch this and think "that was sh1te" or "that was good". I enjoyed it. Good story, not a jump horror story but creepy and atmospheric. The main girl and young lad are excellent in it, as is the dad (Finchy from The Office). The costumes and sound are very good aswell. My main problem was the mam, could barely understand what she was saying half the time, would guess American audiences had no idea what she was supposed to be saying

EDIT - Just seen that tunstall gave it 1/10, so there is my point proven :mrgreen:

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