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  • Deleted user 11 October 2019 17:01:16
    @HarryPalmer Yup. My take too. Massive leaps of logic in the final act did my head in.
  • Mr_Sleep 11 Oct 2019 23:33:54 22,908 posts
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    JoeBlade wrote:
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    Just seen Knives Out at the London Film Festival. It was a lot of fun, the best reference is probably something like Clue or one of those who done it's with a big dollop of sight gags and word play. Well worth a watch. Great cast too, Daniel Craig probably steals the show.
    Excellent. I was trying to place his Deep South accent when I watched the trailer. Reminded me of something elseÖ
    Yeah, good to hear. It's one of the few upcoming films I'm really looking forward to.
    Definitely worth seeing with other people too as the cinema atmosphere and laughter helped.

    Just saw First Love the new Miike film and this was also good fun, rattled along at a good pace with a good mix of brutal violence mixed with humour.
  • RawShark 11 Oct 2019 23:38:31 953 posts
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    El Camino

    Best way I could describe this is that itís Breaking Bad DLC.

    It doesnít ruin Breaking Bad, but also doesnít really add anything new to it. Itís nice to revisit the characters, there are poignant moments, but I donít think it stands up as a stand-alone film.

    That being said, Iíd forgotten how lovely New Mexico is to look at. And I was happy to revisit it in the context of Breaking Bad.

    If you saw Trainspotting 2 and thought it was ok, you wonít mind this.

    It might also be worth refreshing your memory about the series - thereís plenty of callbacks and Iíd forgotten at least one of the returning characters.

    7/10 - inoffensive, and slightly insubstantial, but good enough.
  • Tomo 11 Oct 2019 23:52:53 17,039 posts
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    El Camino - 7/10

    Basically what Shark said. Some good bits. Most of it ticks along reasonably. It's not going to blow you away, but definitely worth a watch if you're a fan of BB.

    Todd absolutely steals the show though - he's a fucking fruit loop.
  • JoeBlade 12 Oct 2019 02:25:53 4,532 posts
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    El Camino
    Contrary to you sour pusses I loved it. Captured the Breaking Bad feel very adequately IMO and gave the Jesse Pinkman persona far more, hmm, substance than BB did.

    Don't watch it unless you've seen all of Breaking Bad though. It spoils quite a few things about that show.
    8.5/10
  • RawShark 12 Oct 2019 02:26:50 953 posts
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    Duh.
  • JoeBlade 12 Oct 2019 04:08:55 4,532 posts
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    RawShark wrote:
    Duh.
    What? Better Call Saul is a show one can watch without having seen BB but be none the wiser (sort of); I know a colleague of mine did. It only has tangential references to BB.
    El Camino outright spoils stuff. It is worth mentioning.
  • mrpon 12 Oct 2019 08:00:28 35,575 posts
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    Duh.
  • Mola_Ram 12 Oct 2019 08:12:00 21,765 posts
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    Yeah, it's worth mentioning. The movie isn't stand-alone, it doesn't hold your hand or tell you who any of these people are.
  • Tomo 12 Oct 2019 08:54:45 17,039 posts
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    Netflix has a recap of the series before the film plays, which I found helpful.

    Really though, there is zero reason to watch this if you're not a fan of BB.
  • Tuffty 12 Oct 2019 09:10:29 4,421 posts
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    I felt Jesse's resolution in the BB finale was just fine so the thought of a movie just seemed unneeded, as much as I love the characters amd the setting. In the end I enjoyed the movie for what it was, an excuse to revisit the world of BB for 2 hrs and give a lot of fan service. If the purpose of the movie was to give a definitive closure for fans who felt that Jesse ending his toxic relationship with Walt at the end of the series somehow wasnt enough then I think it succeeds while firmly closing the book on ever revisiting the world of BB with these characters.

    To me, Better Call Saul is the more interesting thing you can do post BB, so I'm really interested for it to come back.

    And RIP to Robert Forster

    Edited by Tuffty at 09:49:39 12-10-2019
  • Deleted user 12 October 2019 10:21:54
    It says its El Camino A Breaking Bad film. I think it's pretty obvious you need to watch the show first.

    Also RIP Robert Forster. That was a surprise this morning.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 12 Oct 2019 10:28:18 17,917 posts
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    I suppose in the same way you might watch a Star Trek film or something having not watched the series (which Iíve done) itís not entirely unreasonable to think it might be a self-contained thing that you donít necessarily have to have seen the show.
  • Deleted user 12 October 2019 10:55:10
    Yeah, I guess so. I think I'm just filtering it through the fact I wouldn't watch a film of a TV series without seeing it first.
  • anephric 12 Oct 2019 11:53:10 3,525 posts
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    Ah no, I really liked Robert Forster. I'm off to watch The Black Hole on a lazy Saturday.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 12 Oct 2019 12:02:14 17,917 posts
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    Black Hole was my first thought also 😞
  • barchetta 12 Oct 2019 13:03:41 1,966 posts
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    The Dictator (Sacha Baron Cohen). Iíd avoided this until last night. Fucking hell - not sure where to start with this. Yes, sure it may have been trying to make a point with the racism, the bigotry and the excess but it provided little humour and more moments of how the hell this this get bankrolled? 10/100.

    Reminder to self - stick to your guns next time and donít be talked into watching such shit.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 12 Oct 2019 21:31:06 21,502 posts
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    Avengement

    Fancied something mindless while I skulled a bottle of wine and this popped up on Netflix new releases.

    It's really quite good. Hyper violent cockney gangster kung fu revenge tale. Kind of like that Brawl in Prison Cell whatever that everyone likes but without Vince Vaughn mooking about the place ruining it.

    Much better than the shit name would suggest.
  • Addy__ 12 Oct 2019 22:35:52 2,002 posts
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    The running man.

    I wish climbing for dollars was a real show.
  • anephric 13 Oct 2019 00:38:25 3,525 posts
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    Release the Hounds wasn't far off it.
  • Pierre2k 13 Oct 2019 01:59:35 1,149 posts
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    In The Tall Grass

    As a big fan of horror, and seeing as it is the month of Halloween, I decided to give this recent Netflix movie a watch last night. For those who don't know, it's based on a short story co-written by Stephen King and his son.

    I'll cut to the chase here, AVOID like your life depended on. Just absolutely awful. One of the worst movies I've seen in a long long time.

    It's problem is that there is very little material to work with. It feel like it should have been, at most, maybe a 50 minute episode of the Outer Limits (and not a good one either), but stretched to about 1hr 40mins. The ending was reasonable I guess, if a bit obvious, but the film should have wrapped up in half the time. It wasn't at all scary, it was predictable, most of the acting was dreadful, and some of the camera work was just ridiculous. It was like it couldn't work out if it wanted to be an art house movie, or B-movie nonsense.

    OMFG what did I just watch out of 10

    Edited by Pierre2k at 01:59:55 13-10-2019
  • Jono62 13 Oct 2019 05:54:18 22,990 posts
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    @Pierre2k I agree. It's absolutely rubbish. The acting is so poor.
  • DasBooter 13 Oct 2019 07:39:46 428 posts
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    Shaft (2019)

    Stumbled across this during a 'what shall we watch on Netflix tonight' conundrum.

    Brilliant. Just the right blend of cheesy/ridiculous/funny. Great soundtrack.

    8 pleased booties out of 10.
  • Deleted user 13 October 2019 09:40:46
    @Pierre2k Is it better or worse than 1922? The girl I'm seeing and me tried to watch that piece of shit but we just ended up pissing ourselves at Jane's extreme southern drawl.

    Then watched The Ritual instead. Which was okay(ish

    Gerald's Game wasn't too bad so if you want a Stephen King film you could do a lot worse

    Edited by adamasunder12 at 09:41:57 13-10-2019
  • beastmaster 13 Oct 2019 13:59:29 19,546 posts
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    Gemini Man (IMAX) - 5/10

    Big Willy goes up against Small Willy and they battle it out to see who is the biggest and the best. The truth the film is mostly flaccid but there are moments of arousal in the set pieces.

    The CGI just isn't there yet. Not with this film anyway. I think Marvel did a remarkable job de-ageing Robert Downey Jr. in a short segment in Civil War and Sam Jackson in Captain Marvel. Here though, I think it's very hit and miss. Mostly miss but some kudos to the filmmakers for trying it.

    Even if they replaced young Will Smith with a different actor (his son maybe?) what's the film like as a thriller? It's pretty much bang on average. I don't feel it's anywhere near as bad as some critics are making out but it's still not good.

    The film does have a couple of things going for it. I thought the first big action set piece between the two Willys was superb. Definitely one of the best action scenes I've seen this year but it's pretty much downhill after that. The other problem I had with the GCI is not only Young Willy but some of the action sequences really suffered from it being stupid obvious.

    There's also Ang Lee's cinematography. It's visually absolutely stunning. Lots of locations and I think seeing it in IMAX helped. It will look incredible on 4K HDR when it comes out on home release.

    Overall, I thought the film was bang-on average. Almost worth seeing it at a cinema if you have some kind of pass just for the huge, unintentional laugh towards the end. Oh dear. Audiences was in stitches.
  • anephric 13 Oct 2019 15:13:33 3,525 posts
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    10/10 for innuendo in the first paragraph but then it sadly needs some Viagra for the rest.
  • Deleted user 13 October 2019 15:15:53
    Well, now I'm pregnant. Thanks
  • beastmaster 13 Oct 2019 15:33:25 19,546 posts
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    anephric wrote:
    10/10 for innuendo in the first paragraph but then it sadly needs some Viagra for the rest.
    Yeah. I just couldn't keep it up.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 13 Oct 2019 15:44:05 17,917 posts
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    Would you be interested in a little pro writing tip?
  • beastmaster 13 Oct 2019 15:46:52 19,546 posts
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    You-can-call-me-kal wrote:
    Would you be interested in a little pro writing tip?
    Always looking to improve my brain farts.
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