Rate the last film you watched out of 100 Page 4094

  • gamingdave 19 May 2020 11:54:50 4,980 posts
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    Trowel wrote:
    Three Kings is a brilliant film.
    Re-watched that recently, and really enjoyed it

    He's also very good in Out Of Sight.
  • beastmaster 19 May 2020 11:56:23 20,679 posts
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    The only film I can think of right off the top of my head in which Clooney was terrible in is Intolerable Cruelty.
  • Gruff 19 May 2020 12:53:30 3,592 posts
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    I don't like zany Clooney, but he has been in a few of my fave films Michael Clayton and Up in the air, didn't mind him in One fine day, but then I am a ROMCOM fan
  • JamboWayOh 19 May 2020 13:48:15 19,306 posts
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    beastmaster wrote:
    The only film I can think of right off the top of my head in which Clooney was terrible in is Intolerable Cruelty.
    Errr what about the Peacemaker with Nicole Kidman. Pretty stinky.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 19 May 2020 13:53:10 24,907 posts
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    um

  • TechnoHippy 19 May 2020 13:55:04 17,299 posts
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    Those are some fine nipples.
  • mrpon 19 May 2020 14:26:09 36,224 posts
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    I like enough of the getting to know you shit Clooney.
  • TechnoHippy 19 May 2020 18:55:35 17,299 posts
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    Faults

    A deprogramming of a young woman from a cult gets decidedly strange. The blurb mentioned comedy, but it's not really that funny, but it was quite interesting. Unfortunately it takes most of the film to get going, but it didn't feel like it dragged. A decent film.

    7/10
  • beastmaster 19 May 2020 19:53:11 20,679 posts
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    The Assistant - 9/10

    The trailer proclaims this is "An urgent real-time thriller". The tone and music really does make it out to be like that but I don't think it's anything of the sort. It's a very slow moving #MeToo character study and I thought it was excellent.

    It's very much based on Harvey Weinstein as the story as it's set at a film production company. The story follows the said assistant and the constant abuse that she gets from her peers and her boss. Yet she keeps quiet and gets on with it. Disinfecting the couch, picking up the hypodermic needles etc.

    The performances are brilliant, especially from Julia Garner. There's this inner rage at what's going on around her and knowing she's powerless to do anything. I also think it's a great idea that you never see her boss. He does talk to her on the phone a couple of times but that's all you get. The build up and after effects of his actions on everyone around him makes him seem all the more menacing.

    If you fancy something different from the usual dross or just fancy watching an excellent film, I'd definitely recommend this.

    The Gentlemen - 8/10

    Guy Ritchie is back doing his gangster thing and I think this is the best film of his I've seen since Snatch waaay back in 2000. I think this is top form Ritchie and would happily watch this multiple times. It's highly entertaining.

    Yes, it's the usual Ritchie sort of film, so I think you know exactly what you're going to get. The story is the usual twaddle but I found it a lot of fun. What really made this film for me were the characters and the actors playing the roles.

    Matthew McConaughey may be the main man (and he's great) but I loved the supporting characters. Never mind the miracle of seeing Charlie Hunnam give a decent performance but this film is totally stolen by Hugh Grant, playing a sleazy private investigator. He seems to be having the time of his life under the heavy make-up and totally hamming it up. I think Ritchie does for Grant what Tarantino did for Travolta. It's given him a total new lease of life. Just got to hope he doesn't go back to doing shit films like Travolta did.

    I also found thought this film was very funny. When Colin Farrell shows up he's fantastic. It's also got one of the funniest gags I've seen for ages involving Eddie Marsan. I had read some awful reviews of this but its turned out to be one of the most entertaining films I've seen this year.
  • Tomo 20 May 2020 01:37:47 17,693 posts
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    Been rewatching The Matrix films. Not seen them since I had the first on VHS and the sequels at the cinema. I'd have said 9/10, 7/10 and 4/10 for the three previously.

    After rewatching:

    The Matrix - 10/10

    It's bloody brilliant. Absolutely stands the test of time and one of the best sci-fi action films ever. The world and story are so intriguing and you learn as Neo does. Everyone feels vulnerable whereas the Agents are a looming threat throughout the entire film. Danger is always in the background and the characters all feel expendable. The script is really tight too - I was surprised by how good the dialogue is. Everyone takes its seriously and it works. You always know what's going on from scene to scene... Which is one of the many glaring issues with the sequel.



    Matrix Reloaded - 4/10

    Dear me. Not good. I remember the action being amazing, and it's not bad in places, but it fucking goes on and on. Some of the fight scenes are 15 minutes+. The freeway chase is endless. Then wrapped around this are various scenes where the characters talk in lofty riddles asking rhetorical questions as answers to other rhetorical questions. It's never entirely clear what they are trying to achieve. Tonally, it's completely different to the first. The initial 20 minutes are insane. Numerous boring characters are introduced, Trinity and Neo are acting like randy teenagers, the toe curling rave-sex scene happens, it nips in and out of the matrix and there is a load of sci-fi politics thrown in. It settles down a bit after that but never recovers. Neo and the gang are so powerful there's never a sense of jeopardy. Neo fends off like a hundred Agents by himself at one point and has acquired superman powers. The CGI is ropey in places - really play dough looking. And then The Architect happens... it's so bad. As my gf said, you finally get to the interesting bit after an exhausting 2 hours and some twat spews out a load of unintelligible guff.


    Revolutions next... Can't wait.
  • Dougs 20 May 2020 05:32:52 94,063 posts
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    I watched reloaded at the cinema whilst waiting for a flight back to the UK from LA. It was so bad, and even though I had hours to kill,it dragged on and on and on. Shame, the first is excellent indeed.
  • evild_edd 20 May 2020 06:46:28 4,232 posts
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    I sometimes feel as though I stand alone in loving all 3 Matrix films.

    They're definitely flawed, and the Wachowskis went with a kitchen-sink approach to stuffing philosophy into sci-fi...clumsily so at times... But I love them.

    I'd rather watch any Matrix film over any Marvel film.
  • drhickman1983 20 May 2020 06:54:26 6,677 posts
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    Being young and stupid I found Reloaded mostly okay, I'd also have said it was a 7 or 8 at the time. When I rewatched it I realised how wrong I was. The action scenes really do drag on, the rave scene drags on, the dialogue DRAGS ON. I did try to rewatch it last year when housemates put it on, I had to give up after the so called "burly brawl"


    Anyway, I watched Coco. Fairly recent Pixar film. The plot twists were pretty predictable so it never surprised me, but it was still fun to watch, and obviously looked amazing. A few decent laughs and likeable characters, but I wouldn't say it's up their with the very best Pixar films.

    7/10

    Edited by drhickman1983 at 06:57:02 20-05-2020
  • evild_edd 20 May 2020 07:01:59 4,232 posts
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    Anyway, a couple I've seen recently...

    Cabin In The Woods

    Finally got round to this. I've diligently avoid reading anything about this as people made such a fuss about being open minded to it... But it pretty much became obvious (roughly) what was happening from the first 10-15 mins...?

    I get that characters were deliberately meant to be caricatures but that meant you didn't really give a monkeys.

    I liked what it was trying to do but felt it didn't do it well enough enjoyable but average.

    6/10

    Silent Running

    I watched this on the (presumably mistaken) impression that it was an under-seen sci-fi classic. Now realise I was missing an in-joke.

    The robot minions were cute. The acting, effects,, plot and acting laughable. It's not an 'it's not aged well' scenario - it would've been bad at the time...

    2/10 (for the minions)

    Must watch (10/10)

    VVitch

    Well that was creepy and amazing.

    I might even go... 10/10

    Edited by evild_edd at 07:04:06 20-05-2020
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  • Dougs 20 May 2020 08:58:09 94,063 posts
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    Thanks Dadu
  • Zerobob 20 May 2020 09:50:53 2,427 posts
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    @Tomo I always felt the problem with The Matrix Reloaded is that it doesn't follow on from the first film well - if we're ignoring the inherent flaw of any Matrix sequel, in that The Matrix was perfect as a stand-alone film, and difficult to follow.

    The ending of The Matrix establishes Neo as being an all-powerful, omnipotent being within the Matrix, whilst also nullifying the threat of the Agents, as he learned to overcome their attacks with flamboyance and ease.

    I assumed the sequel would focus on Neo & the gang literally freeing mankind from their physical prisons - their pods - now they'd essentially freed mankind of their mental prisons, whilst also using the Matrix against the machines in interesting ways, to take them down from the inside.

    Yet, The Matrix Reloaded just mindlessly dived straight back into the Matrix, and re-establised the Agent threat in the least intelligent way possible, by multiplying the number of Agents by 1000.

    I don't know about anyone else's take on Neo's abilities, but if it's been established Neo can jump inside an Agent and explode him from the inside, I see no reason he can't do this to 1000 Agents in a row, or jump inside all 1000 Agents at once whilst whilst moonwalking upside down.

    Then on top of this you also have a dumb physical battle against the machines - that nobody wanted to see - in which the humans are vastly outnumbered and outgunned. It's been established time and time again the humans are no direct physical match for the machines, which is why hacking into the Matrix and was so key to humanity's survival... brains over brawn. This battle is the most glaring piece of evidence for me that the Wichowski's seemingly didn't understand the core concepts of their own creation, but I find this hard to believe. I suspect studio intervention.
  • Tomo 20 May 2020 09:53:42 17,693 posts
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    evild_edd wrote:
    I sometimes feel as though I stand alone in loving all 3 Matrix films.

    They're definitely flawed, and the Wachowskis went with a kitchen-sink approach to stuffing philosophy into sci-fi...clumsily so at times... But I love them.

    I'd rather watch any Matrix film over any Marvel film.
    I'm okay with the philosophy. I like the themes of the series even if they are a bit lofty, but it's delivered sooooo badly in the sequels.
  • Mola_Ram 20 May 2020 09:56:19 23,685 posts
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    To me, it never really felt like they'd planned to have a sequel. Neo gets basically unlimited power at the end of the first one. How can you have a compelling action scene after that, when the main character can just stop bullets?
  • beastmaster 20 May 2020 10:02:52 20,679 posts
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    Mola_Ram wrote:
    To me, it never really felt like they'd planned to have a sequel. Neo gets basically unlimited power at the end of the first one. How can you have a compelling action scene after that, when the main character can just stop bullets?
    It was just meant to be one film. It because a massive unexpected hit and then suddenly it was always meant to be a trilogy. Hopefully Matrix 4 has got some fresh ideas.
  • Tomo 20 May 2020 10:02:54 17,693 posts
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    @Zerobob

    Yeah good points.

    I actually really liked seeing Zion and going into that world more, albeit they made a fist of it by just focusing on a fking rave. But you make a strong point about them avoiding the machines in the first one. Hadn't thought about it in that regard. It is daft in Reloaded that what looks like a handful of ships can ever possibly fend off 250k sentinels. Which makes the space politics where one of the generals demands scene after scene that the Nebachuzzer (we'll go with that spelling...) must stay and fight even more infuriating and tedious.

    You're right - a sequel focussed on them trying to free people in the pods would've been very interesting. Kind of extreme prison break type scenario.
  • Tomo 20 May 2020 10:07:46 17,693 posts
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    Mola_Ram wrote:
    To me, it never really felt like they'd planned to have a sequel. Neo gets basically unlimited power at the end of the first one. How can you have a compelling action scene after that, when the main character can just stop bullets?
    Agree although I think they slightly left the door open by having two of the agents leg it after Neo kills Hugo Weaving.

    On Matrix 4... Fuck knows where they are going to go with it. I think they might do a Force Awakens and reboot with essentially a similar plot. But who knows. My memory of Revolutions is hazy but seem to remember it being very final...
  • retro74 20 May 2020 10:17:37 3,224 posts
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    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
    I remember the violence being a bit more graphic when I saw it in the cinema, I think they may edit certain bits for TV. Both Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio are excellent throughout. The scene with Bruce Lee and the one where DiCaprio is acting with the little girl are the best bits for me
    8.5 out of 10
  • TechnoHippy 20 May 2020 10:22:20 17,299 posts
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    While the third matrix film was quite poor, I think the battle at the docks was worth watching it for.
  • Rum_Monkey 20 May 2020 10:22:59 806 posts
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    Is keanu going to be in 4 or are they going for a reboot?
  • DFawkes Friendliest Forumite, 2016 20 May 2020 10:26:03 32,458 posts
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    Zerobob wrote:
    I don't know about anyone else's take on Neo's abilities, but if it's been established Neo can jump inside an Agent and explode him from the inside, I see no reason he can't do this to 1000 Agents in a row, or jump inside all 1000 Agents at once whilst whilst moonwalking upside down.
    When he did that, he changed the core code of Agent Smith and left a part of himself in Smith, to the point Smith got the duplication ability for some reason and took over the whole Matrix. As a result of an imbalance in the code of the Matrix caused by free will, Smith basically becomes the anti-Neo (which is why the only way to defeat him is the way he does). As for the other Agents, they got "upgrades", which it's reasonable to assume patched the belly blast exploit (and probably wouldn't want to repeat it when the first created an anti-Neo super Agent).

    I'm not saying these are good reasons, just to be clear. They're just the ones the film gives.
  • beastmaster 20 May 2020 10:27:51 20,679 posts
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    Rum_Monkey wrote:
    Is keanu going to be in 4 or are they going for a reboot?
    You've got Neo, Trinity, Niobe and Merovingian coming back. Announced so far at least.
  • nickthegun 20 May 2020 10:33:06 81,739 posts
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    Tomo wrote:
    On Matrix 4... Fuck knows where they are going to go with it. I think they might do a Force Awakens and reboot with essentially a similar plot. But who knows. My memory of Revolutions is hazy but seem to remember it being very final...
    My money is going to be on a human and program working together to unravel a conspiracy to bring down the matrix. It will be some kind of racism allegory as the matrix will be an apparent utopia with humans and programs living together in harmony and virtual racists will want to disrupt that.

    Keanu will have a minimal mentor role because of the inherent disruption the one causes to the simulation.
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