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Re: Last film you watched and a rating

PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:13 pm
by Tom
terminaljunkie wrote:
Baby Driver - the absolute tits. Go see it.


On my list for this week!

Heard nothing but raving positives about this movie.

Deserves the praise, in my opinion. The way it's all timed to the soundtrack is something else, there's been flashes of it in his other work but to carry it on for more-or-less the whole film is so impressive. The more I think about it, the more I like it.

Re: Last film you watched and a rating

PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:00 pm
by Tom
Spiderman Homecoming - it's good. Holland and Keaton are class in the lead roles, there's a tidy little twist that I genuinely didn't see coming, a couple of intense scenes towards the end and a genuinely very funny final post-credits scene (that didn't require a Google to fully understand, which is always nice). It's all a bit too light for me though, I prefer my Marvels to have a bit more about them - Iron Man 3 and the two Captain 'Murica sequels are still the standouts in the franchise, for me - and it's three films on the bounce now that just feel like they're treading water between the next genuine plot/character development.

That said, I'm still into Ragnarok (which looked superb from the trailers), and I'm into Black Panther, and not turning up for IW 1 and 2 at this point would be silly. So I'm still going to throw at least £50 at this franchise. So I guess it doesn't even matter at this point!

Re: Last film you watched and a rating

PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:24 am
by LTS_3
THE MUMMY - 6.5

The reviews for this are dreadful, watched it as the wife and I both like Tom Cruise - I didn't mind it to be honest. Kind of hits a wall when Russell Crowe's character appears, I didn't get him at all. The zombies have a bit of threat about them (more than the Walking Dead etc where they just walk and can be killed off without even looking at them) and can even swim underwater which I think is a first! Some good action scenes, couple of funny bits, was alright for a Saturday night with a takeaway film

LOGAN - 7.0

Enjoyed it, good fighting scenes, I like Hugh Jackman and the little girl was excellent. Can't stand Stephen Merchant and Patrick Stewart I found annoying aswell

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Previous 2017 scores:
8.5 ARRIVAL
8.0 THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE, TRAIN TO BUSAN, KONG SKULL ISLAND
7.5 HELL OR HIGH WATER, NOCTURNAL ANIMALS, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, SPLIT, DESPICABLE ME 3
7.0 THE WITCH, I, DANIEL BLAKE, MULHOLLAND DRIVE (2001), GET OUT, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, WHY HIM?, LOGAN
6.5 DEEPWATER HORIZON, THE MUMMY
6.0 JACK REACHER 2, HACKSAW RIDGE
5.5 SISTERS, TRAINSPOTTING (1996), KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES
3.0 SILENCE
2.0 HOW TO BE SINGLE

Re: Last film you watched and a rating

PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:11 pm
by terminaljunkie
THE MUMMY
Tom Cruise can'rt have too much left as a front 'action man' figure - he plays exactly the same role anyway (but then the A- actors always tend to do that)

The good in this as LTS_3 mentioned were the zombie types, the spooky Mummy voiceover and a few decent quips along the way - especially between the Nick and Chris characters.

Beyond that it is a bit of a disaster as the screenplay is poor, the direction is weak at best, there is no chemistry on display between the leads, and in the end it all hinges on Cruise maintaining that likeable rogue front for the duration. What the point of the additional 'J&H character was I have no idea, but for me you could remove everything done by Crowe and lose nothing except continuity. This 'dark universe' banner that the film is made under needs some serious heavyweight thinking or the franchise is toast.

5.0 - Scrapes over the halfway line but I could easily have missed it completely and not cared less.

Re: Last film you watched and a rating

PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:59 am
by LTS_3
THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN - 6.5

Wife read the book so we watched this after. I struggled with the main character, but the film picked up in the last half an hour or so, was alright

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Previous 2017 scores:
8.5 ARRIVAL
8.0 THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE, TRAIN TO BUSAN, KONG SKULL ISLAND
7.5 HELL OR HIGH WATER, NOCTURNAL ANIMALS, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, SPLIT, DESPICABLE ME 3
7.0 THE WITCH, I, DANIEL BLAKE, MULHOLLAND DRIVE (2001), GET OUT, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, WHY HIM?, LOGAN
6.5 DEEPWATER HORIZON, THE MUMMY, THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN
6.0 JACK REACHER 2, HACKSAW RIDGE
5.5 SISTERS, TRAINSPOTTING (1996), KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES
3.0 SILENCE
2.0 HOW TO BE SINGLE

Re: Last film you watched and a rating

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:41 pm
by terminaljunkie
Guardians of the Galaxy 2

This had some promising trailers and I was hoping that the franchise would go from strength to strength, even though the fresh feel of the original has gone the characters are established and need to be nurtured.

What I think i got was a brasher, more obvious, less charming and certainly inferior narrative compared to the original. It still has the happy vibe of its predecessor but it it lacks the effervescence, isn't as witty and is overlong for the content which proves a little disjointed, whilst a slice of mawkish Disney overkill in the final act had me getting a bit fidgety

7/10 - Visually it hits the spot, but it over-complicates what is really a simple story and plot and has lost a little of the spark from GOTG1.

Re: Last film you watched and a rating

PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:29 pm
by terminaljunkie
Due to a series of very unfortunate events the toughest being our dogs illness resulting in her passing after being with us for nearly 15 years, I never got to see Baby Driver on the big screen :(

I'm going to see if it comes back around again on any local screens and go - if not I guess it's the projector!

Re: Last film you watched and a rating

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:38 pm
by tunstall
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Re: Last film you watched and a rating

PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:00 am
by LTS_3
CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS - 6.0

Animated movie for kids but one of the better ones in the last couple of years, Kevin Hart and Ed Helms are both good in it

IT - 7.5

Loved the original and Pennywise so was interested to see what they did with this - definitely feels like a 80s film like Stand By Me and The Goonies etc. The new Pennywise is class. There are a few JUMP moments, a couple in particular had the whole cinema at the same time, but its not 'scary' or really a horror film I wouldnt say. Quite a few funny bits in it throughout aswell which takes away from the creepiness. Couple of the kids were a bit annoying but the young girl looks like she has got a big future ahead of her

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Previous 2017 scores:
8.5 ARRIVAL
8.0 THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE, TRAIN TO BUSAN, KONG SKULL ISLAND
7.5 HELL OR HIGH WATER, NOCTURNAL ANIMALS, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, SPLIT, DESPICABLE ME 3, IT
7.0 THE WITCH, I, DANIEL BLAKE, MULHOLLAND DRIVE (2001), GET OUT, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, WHY HIM?, LOGAN
6.5 DEEPWATER HORIZON, THE MUMMY, THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN
6.0 JACK REACHER 2, HACKSAW RIDGE, CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS
5.5 SISTERS, TRAINSPOTTING (1996), KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES
3.0 SILENCE
2.0 HOW TO BE SINGLE

Re: Last film you watched and a rating

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:04 pm
by relfyoftheboro
OKJA - Netflix Original 6.5/10

Cute little story which on the surface is about a young girl, her super pig and the corporation that wants to turn it into meat.

Its much more layered than that though and is a commentary on our society, the power of corporations and above all else, greed.

Main criticism is the acting. It was either poor (the young girl playing the main protagonist) or over done (Jake Gyllenhaal playing a American version of Chris Packham) and for me spoilt the film which is the main was decent. Story was believable if a little cartoony at times. Pacing was steady and the conclusion was satisfactory.

Re: Last film you watched and a rating

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:29 pm
by WalterWhite
LTS_3 wrote:
IT - 7.5

Loved the original and Pennywise so was interested to see what they did with this - definitely feels like a 80s film like Stand By Me and The Goonies etc. The new Pennywise is class. There are a few JUMP moments, a couple in particular had the whole cinema at the same time, but its not 'scary' or really a horror film I wouldnt say. Quite a few funny bits in it throughout aswell which takes away from the creepiness. Couple of the kids were a bit annoying but the young girl looks like she has got a big future ahead of her


Those underpants, though!

Re: Last film you watched and a rating

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:01 pm
by terminaljunkie
IT

Psycho clowns.
Nope.
Not.
Ever.
Never.

Re: Last film you watched and a rating

PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:09 am
by Able87
Kingsman - The Golden Circle

Loved the first one. One of my favorite easy watching films.

This is very poor in comparison. Stupid story, stupid Elton John.

Main character is still dynamite, and a few other strong characters.

Way too long for what it needed to be.~

Absolutely stupid car chase scene at the start.

If I gave the first one a 8.5/10

This gets a 5.5/10

Re: Last film you watched and a rating

PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:42 pm
by terminaljunkie
Baby Driver

So I had to settle for the projector but hey - the screen is massive and the 7.1 stereo ain't bad either so it was a great watch even if not the preferred one.

The film is absolutely stunning in its conception. music score, action, chemistry and all round delivery. It has I admit been a while since anything made me smile quite so much (probably driving a mad Subaru on a course last year) and it didn't stop there as I want to see it again!

9.5/10 - Easily the best thing I've seen on screen this year