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  • richarddavies 11 Aug 2019 22:14:33 6,778 posts
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    Yeah defo watch the extended cut of Alexander. You get even longer to contemplate how shit it is. And what a twat colin looks in that wig.
  • CrispyXUKTurbo 11 Aug 2019 22:15:25 1,984 posts
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    MrFlay wrote:
    @CrispyXUKTurbo

    I hated it. The astronaut is a chippy, chirpy cunt.

    Gladiator was okay but I think that was basically a fluke because he managed to get Russell Crowe before he blew up (figuratively and not so figuratively). It's also horribly inaccurate from an historical perspective. Alexander is a miles better movie.
    Haha, you may not like it but itís a great film. Scott has always done what he wants, itís either brilliant or average (which we all scream itís shit). Matchstick men, American gangster, body of lies, kingdom of heaven (dc lol) and black hawk down are all great films.
  • anephric 11 Aug 2019 22:30:04 3,326 posts
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    I think Oliver Stone's done like four different cuts of Alexander now. He won't leave it alone.
  • spindle9988 11 Aug 2019 22:36:41 4,922 posts
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    DUFFMAN5 wrote:
    A most violent year...a most dull and boring 2 hours.

    I have obviously missed something here as looking at review score, the film is loved almost universally by critics and norms alike.

    I did manage to get to the end but as I say found it dull.

    A score ?
    40%
    You're right, it's a really boring film.
  • MrFlay 12 Aug 2019 00:05:52 4,068 posts
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    CrispyXUKTurbo wrote:
    MrFlay wrote:
    @CrispyXUKTurbo

    I hated it. The astronaut is a chippy, chirpy cunt.

    Gladiator was okay but I think that was basically a fluke because he managed to get Russell Crowe before he blew up (figuratively and not so figuratively). It's also horribly inaccurate from an historical perspective. Alexander is a miles better movie.
    Haha, you may not like it but itís a great film. Scott has always done what he wants, itís either brilliant or average (which we all scream itís shit). Matchstick men, American gangster, body of lies, kingdom of heaven (dc lol) and black hawk down are all great films.
    None of those are great. All mediocre, on the nose bullshit. The man could shoot a pile of shit and make it look stylish but he's a hack. He hasn't had an original thought since 1982 and those were Philip K Dick's thoughts anyway.

    WTF is Body of Lies anyway? I can't even remember it. Was Leo in it? Some CIA/FBI bullshit, no doubt?

    Edited by MrFlay at 00:06:54 12-08-2019
  • freddymercurystwin 12 Aug 2019 01:34:50 1,697 posts
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    You Were Never Really Here (free to watch on Prime) 4/10 Christ that was dull and formulaic.
  • Khanivor 12 Aug 2019 03:19:18 44,071 posts
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    Ugly Dolls - 6/10

    Surprisingly unshit. The girl loved it, her new favorite movie. So Iím glad itís not offensively twee and saccharine. The animation is utterly irrelevant but the characters are enjoyable and the messaging isnít nearly as rote and by the numbers as youíd expect by something so obviously produced to sell merchandise.
  • RedPanda87 12 Aug 2019 07:49:57 1,918 posts
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    freddymercurystwin wrote:
    You Were Never Really Here (free to watch on Prime) 4/10 Christ that was dull and formulaic.
    Dull I can understand (though I disagree), but formulaic? I don't think I've seen anything else like it, and I've seen no shortage of films.
  • dominalien 12 Aug 2019 08:26:49 9,201 posts
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    Brawl in Cell Block 99 on Netflix

    Dude ends up in prison over a botched drug op and it really goes downhill for him from there.

    It's really understated throughout, though it manages to be very gritty at the same time, until the final fourth where it becomes very overstated. I really liked the limited view of his surroundings, where even in the yard you just see a couple of walls and part of a table, making his almost literal descent into hell even more personal and claustrophobic.

    Mr Vaughn really doesn't suit the role, I get he's quite tall irl, but conversations about his height and (non-existent) muscles have the comic value of girls looking around after Craig in Casino Royale. I really don't know why they thought they needed to put them in. It was clear from the very first scene he's very thin in this, but they should have just let him keep his shirt on and put more emphasis on his skill instead of trying to tell people how muscular and fit he is, when he obviously isn't.

    Other than that, it's superb. Once he gets going it goes from strength to strength, with even my initial bewilderment at how he basically gets exactly what he wants at every step of his journey neatly explained by what awaits him in block 99. Ends just the way it should, too.

    Don't be put off by the slow start, it's really worth sticking to its inevitably grim conclusion.

    9/10
  • JamboWayOh 12 Aug 2019 09:03:38 14,230 posts
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    RedPanda87 wrote:
    freddymercurystwin wrote:
    You Were Never Really Here (free to watch on Prime) 4/10 Christ that was dull and formulaic.
    Dull I can understand (though I disagree), but formulaic? I don't think I've seen anything else like it, and I've seen no shortage of films.
    He has issues with the definitions of adjectives.
  • Mola_Ram 12 Aug 2019 09:12:14 20,831 posts
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    You are all such picky naysayers. Did you ever stop to think, that just maybe, all the movies he's seen have exactly the same formulaic plot as You Were Never Really Here?

    You know, like Jaws.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 12 Aug 2019 09:17:58 20,393 posts
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    You Were Never Really Here is basically a slightly less cheesy retelling of Jaws. Only with the inhabitants of Amity Island being replaced by paedophiles.
  • TechnoHippy 12 Aug 2019 09:29:15 15,302 posts
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    But how will it age?
  • glaeken 12 Aug 2019 09:47:18 12,065 posts
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    1922 - 5/10 - It was OK. It did suffer a bit from not really seeming to know what type of film it was trying to be. The trailer made it look like a horror film and it had horror type elements in it a couple of times but despite that it's really not a horror film. It's worst sin is the main character actor putting on a stupidly incomprehensible accent. Every other character spoke perfectly clearly and with a different accent. I really don't know why film directors let actors do stuff like that. They really need to tell them to tone it down and override any actor's attempts at perfecting some accent that's going to be difficult to understand.

    Edited by glaeken at 09:47:56 12-08-2019
  • freddymercurystwin 12 Aug 2019 10:21:37 1,697 posts
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    You guys really don't like opinion if it differs from yours do you?
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 12 Aug 2019 10:25:57 20,393 posts
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    No one cares whether you like it or not, but to say its formulaic is objectively wrong.
  • challenge_hanukkah 12 Aug 2019 10:25:58 11,044 posts
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    TechnoHippy wrote:
    But how will it age?
    Like a rotting shark trapped behind a radiator.
  • freddymercurystwin 12 Aug 2019 10:32:14 1,697 posts
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    Decks wrote:
    No one cares whether you like it or not, but to say its formulaic is objectively wrong.
    In your opinion.

    /sigh
  • macmurphy 12 Aug 2019 10:33:19 3,884 posts
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    Equaliser 2

    I really liked the first one. This one was a bit pump. You could see the plot coming a mile off and had loads of random tangents that didnít really gel. The bit where someone in the back of the car was trying to kill him just looked utterly unbelievable.

    The other action scenes werenít terrible and I liked most of the actors. Just a really bad script.

    5/10 - watchable but a huge let down after the first.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 12 Aug 2019 10:35:14 20,393 posts
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    How is it formulaic then? What other films is it derivative of?
  • RawShark 12 Aug 2019 10:54:21 683 posts
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    Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

    Saw this at the cinema, rewatched it twice at home this weekend.

    Honestly, there isn't a single thing I take issue with in this film. I love everything about it. And it remains the only spider-man film to actually nail the heart and soul of the comics.

    10/10 - wish I could open up a quantum singularity so I could watch it again in a parallel universe.
  • RawShark 12 Aug 2019 10:59:38 683 posts
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    Decks wrote:
    You Were Never Really Here is basically a slightly less cheesy retelling of Jaws. Only with the inhabitants of Amity Island being replaced by paedophiles.
    I liked the bit in Jaws when the shark smacks a guy with a hammer before going home and asphyxiating himself with a plastic bag.

    #saynotoplastic
  • challenge_hanukkah 12 Aug 2019 11:06:50 11,044 posts
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    It's almost a shot for shot remake of Jaws 2. Joe has suicidal fantasies and the shark committed suicide by biting that electric cable.

    Practically the same film.
  • thelzdking 12 Aug 2019 12:05:35 9,475 posts
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  • RawShark 12 Aug 2019 14:53:59 683 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Skyscraper - Ironically, a Chinese knock-off of Die Hard. Absolute shit.

    3/10
    It's a film with too many flaws. Just like San Andreas was not without its faults.

    GEDDIT??!! WORDPLAY!!!
  • JamboWayOh 12 Aug 2019 15:00:06 14,230 posts
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    RawShark wrote:
    nickthegun wrote:
    Skyscraper - Ironically, a Chinese knock-off of Die Hard. Absolute shit.

    3/10
    It's a film with too many flaws. Just like San Andreas was not without its faults.

    GEDDIT??!! WORDPLAY!!!
    You could say that it was... Formulaic.
  • BinaryBob101 12 Aug 2019 15:19:38 26,948 posts
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    Formulaic is the new cheesy.


    1922 - 4/10

    What Glaeken said.

    Sunshine - 10/10 for the first half - 6 then 9/10 for the second half

    It was time for the "will it still hold up" rewatch. That first half is still awe-inducing, allowing for the ridiculous premise. The soundtrack from Underworld is one of the most underrated out there. The cast is on fucking point. The scene where Kaneda and Cappa fix the shields is still utterly amazing, breathtaking, really one of the best scenes ever in sci-fi.

    Then it becomes a slasher flick, if an eminently quotable slasher flick. I've kind of got over my hatred of this section of the film now, but it still jars and strips away that pure sci-fi feeling and aesthetic of the earlier completely different film.

    The final few minutes is sublime though.

    edit - it's staggering to learn that the budget for Sunshine was $20 million. Such an achievement and a shame so few films like this and Moon just don't get made now.

    Edited by BinaryBob101 at 15:28:06 12-08-2019
  • Khanivor 12 Aug 2019 16:32:17 44,071 posts
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    What happens when the formula doesnít age well?
  • Your-Mother 12 Aug 2019 16:47:49 2,888 posts
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    Ages like a nice cheese
  • glaeken 12 Aug 2019 16:48:43 12,065 posts
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    I had issues with some of the silly plotting in Sunshine even in the first half. When they send the only guy who can complete the mission out to fix the shields because someone gets annoyed at them over something inconsequential.

    That's always stuck with me as a great example of really poor writing. I can only imagine that they were writing it scene by scene and by the time they started stating they were the only guy who could complete the mission they had forgotten that they had put them in such a risky situation for no reason in the earlier scene. Maybe multiple writers not knowing what the others had written.

    Plenty of other poor writing in it as well but that really stood out.

    Edited by glaeken at 16:49:39 12-08-2019
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