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  • TechnoHippy 11 Jan 2021 18:04:10 18,357 posts
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    John Dies at the End

    Very surreal - almost a Fear and Loathing meets Evil Dead. It's a lot of fun, but does run out of steam a bit towards the end.

    7/10
  • RGeefe 11 Jan 2021 20:59:23 1,623 posts
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    Star Trek Wrath of Khan (1982)

    All the recent Star Wars talk triggered me so I had to rewatch a Trek. I haven't been the biggest fan of the original series, finding it a bit hokey. This has held up surprisingly well. It feels very much like a final film and they had absolutely no clue if they'd make another. Good themes, good villain and a pretty tight story.

    Forgot pre-downfall Kirstie Alley was in it.

    7/10
  • SuperSoupy 12 Jan 2021 10:59:52 255 posts
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    Avengers (2012)

    8 and a bit years on, it's still brilliant although cracks of time are starting to show, most notably in Joss Whedon's directing style and writing.

    He'll write empowering female characters yet have multiple shots of asses where he can.

    Some of the hokey nerdy Whedon-ism's in the script are spoken but they sound like things that some characters just wouldn't say.

    Also the way in which they reveal exposition when talking to each other, while good for the pacing of the story, feels unnatural and awkward at times. It's as if the characters are so self-aware that they know they have an audience watching them. (E.g. BW interrogating an imprisoned Loki. Loki barely references the Hulk, and BW gloatingly fixates on freeing the Hulk being Loki's plan solely to get to the next scene. It isn't his plan. His mates assaulting the ship & rescuing him is the plan. The Hulk coming out simply happens for convenience. So that BW/Loki exchange could have been more about them both as characters and it wouldn't have changed what happens in the next scene. We just would've got some better emotional beats out of it, instead of a self-aware 'hey this is whats gonna happen next!' bit)

    Anyways, soz to go off on one. This is still good and it still does its job. It ties multiple IP's into one cohesive product well. The Battle of New York is brilliant. And it sets the stage for what comes next really well.

    8/10
  • Rum_Monkey 12 Jan 2021 11:10:21 1,959 posts
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    Can you really blame him for showing black widows arse in leather as much as possible?
  • ghearoid 12 Jan 2021 11:28:30 3,677 posts
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    Les Demoiselles de Rochefort (Jacques Demy 1967)

    A wonderful musical with Catherine Deneuve and her sister Françoise Dorléac. I saw it on television many years ago and this blu-ray is stunning. Loved every minute.

    10/10
  • wuntyate 12 Jan 2021 11:37:32 16,192 posts
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    TechnoHippy wrote:
    John Dies at the End

    Very surreal - almost a Fear and Loathing meets Evil Dead. It's a lot of fun, but does run out of steam a bit towards the end.

    7/10
    I keep meaning to watch this. I read the book a few years ago and loved it, although I still haven't the slightest clue what the hell it was about.
  • SuperSoupy 12 Jan 2021 11:48:22 255 posts
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    @Rum_Monkey fair point.
  • TechnoHippy 12 Jan 2021 11:51:38 18,357 posts
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    wuntyate wrote:
    TechnoHippy wrote:
    John Dies at the End

    Very surreal - almost a Fear and Loathing meets Evil Dead. It's a lot of fun, but does run out of steam a bit towards the end.

    7/10
    I keep meaning to watch this. I read the book a few years ago and loved it, although I still haven't the slightest clue what the hell it was about.
    The film's ending seemed to play it straight, so appears to explain what's going on - although that's the weakest part of the story. Still a decent watch though.
  • brokenkey 12 Jan 2021 12:02:29 10,726 posts
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    Rum_Monkey wrote:
    Can you really blame him for showing black widows arse in leather as much as possible?
  • Blakester 12 Jan 2021 12:43:03 5,179 posts
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    The Fifth Element

    Studiocanal have re-released this on Bluray with a new restoration and it does indeed look lovely - although the set budget limitations shine through just a little more clearly now.

    It's been a while since I've seen it, and what struck me was just how flimsy the plot is, and how casually massive coincidences are handled. It's just about held together by a solid Bruce Willis performance (he actually looks vaguely motivated), Gary Oldman hamming it up a treat, and Milla Jovovich nailing the role of Leelo.

    The costumes are bonkers but brilliant, and I really love Eric Serra's soundtrack.

    8/10

    It's properly put me in the mood for Leon and The Big Blue. Is the latter even available on disc/digital?
  • robthehermit 12 Jan 2021 13:02:55 8,177 posts
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    @Blakester £6 on Apple TV, or £10 on bluray form base.

    https://www.base.com/DVD/The-Big-Blue-English-Language-Blu-Ray-Rosanna-Arquette/OPTBD1775/product.htm

    Edit - Just Watch lied about the apple price.

    Edited by robthehermit at 13:06:00 12-01-2021
  • anephric 12 Jan 2021 13:06:27 4,782 posts
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    @Blakester Luc Besson is not widely regarded for his intricate plotting, he also wrote the story for the Fifth Element when he was like 13 so it's not surprising it comes across as slapdash and childish.
  • Rum_Monkey 12 Jan 2021 13:19:45 1,959 posts
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    The Long Kiss Goodnight

    One of those films I don't think gets the credit it deserves. My favourite Samuel L Jackson role too.

    8/10
  • TechnoHippy 12 Jan 2021 16:13:36 18,357 posts
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    Judge Dredd

    I know I'm not supposed to like this as a Dredd fun, but I do. It gets the world right, and is also a more interesting story than the more recent film. However it slips on tone, mainly due to too much Schneider. I don't mind some levity, but they take it too far - and he's nothing like the Fergy character. Stallone is also a problem - he starts off well, but rapidly becomes less Dredd like.

    7/10
  • Your-Mother 12 Jan 2021 16:22:53 6,203 posts
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    Like most Stallone movies from the mid 80s onwards he pretty much stopped trying to act and just played himself. He at least had the chin though.
  • richarddavies 12 Jan 2021 16:24:23 8,107 posts
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    brokenkey wrote:
    Rum_Monkey wrote:
    Can you really blame him for showing black widows arse in leather as much as possible?
    Favreau can't help himself, but have a cheeky peek there.
  • Rum_Monkey 12 Jan 2021 17:02:57 1,959 posts
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    Even MrTom would have a look.
  • anephric 12 Jan 2021 17:04:07 4,782 posts
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    Bearing in mind Favreau wrote and directed Chef which has him shagging ScarJo.

    #wishfulfillment
  • fontgeeksogood 12 Jan 2021 18:22:16 11,986 posts
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    Shagging ScarJo and married to Sofia Vergara. It's a wonder why young American incels have an assumption they can Nice Guy a Stacey into bed
  • JamboWayOh 12 Jan 2021 21:49:50 22,445 posts
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    Rum_Monkey wrote:
    Even MrTom would have a look.
    Only if the Spandex was empowering.
  • fontgeeksogood 12 Jan 2021 22:29:22 11,986 posts
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    M'lady are you a diva
  • Baihu1983 13 Jan 2021 12:25:38 13,130 posts
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    WW84

    Not as good as the first but enjoyable enough.

    Got a bit messy towards the end and the cameo came off more cringe than anything else.

    Could have completely cut the opening and the entire film just makes you wonder how no one has heard of WW in the later films..

    6/10
  • Bichii 13 Jan 2021 23:29:29 4,214 posts
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    John Wick 8/10

    John Wick 2 9/10

    No idea how anyone who likes action movies can't love these movies. Almost unrivaled action. I think my favourite of all the crazy sequences is the catacombs.

    John Wick 3 tomorrow night. Probably a 9 as well if memory serves me.
  • RGeefe 14 Jan 2021 00:31:42 1,623 posts
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    2 is a real step down in quality. Just drags. 3 is better but they both lost the magic of the first. If you can call it magic.

    Anyway...continuing my 80s Trekathon.

    Star Trek III - Search for Spock

    I have watched this maybe twice before in my life and now I remember why. It's not "bad", it's just kind of there. For a film made in 1984 it still feels kind of stuck in the 70s, at times. There are some parts that are very 80s and some that just feel dated, even for the time.

    It's alright. Christopher Lloyd is clearly loving playing a Klingon. Plot is a bit flim flam and that ending takes forever. Even at 1 hour 45 - with a long, nothingy intro, - it feels stretched. There's a more exciting, 90 minute movie in there somewhere.

    4/10
  • anephric 14 Jan 2021 00:43:08 4,782 posts
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    I think Search for Spock probably has Le Shat's best performance as Kirk, even with the I HAVE HAD enough of YOU!

    The bit with the Sarek mind meld when he makes the little whiny nooooooo and when they steal the Enterprise, "May the wind be at our backs."

    It's all good stuff.
  • 1Dgaf 14 Jan 2021 06:33:38 5,167 posts
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    The man who feels no pain. Martial arts comedy meta movie on Netflix. Far too long. It's 2hr15 and our group felt you could knock 45 mins off it.

    Some nice ideas, but lazy editing and storytelling and very little martial arts. Even though the lead star can really move. 4/10

    Edited by 1Dgaf at 06:33:50 14-01-2021
  • Dougs 14 Jan 2021 07:02:21 97,446 posts
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    anephric wrote:
    Bearing in mind Favreau wrote and directed Chef which has him shagging ScarJo.

    #wishfulfillment
    He's so fucking money
  • Tomo 14 Jan 2021 08:45:41 18,829 posts
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    The Hunt - 6/10

    It's okay. Felt a bit like an extended SNL sketch. But this thinks it's funnier than it actually is.
  • askew 14 Jan 2021 08:45:51 22,605 posts
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    Umm, Dougs, you forgot the word "supermarket" from the end of the quote!
  • TechnoHippy 14 Jan 2021 09:01:19 18,357 posts
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    Crank 2

    Quite mental, but entertaining enough.

    7/10

    Blues Brothers 2000

    Hated this the first time I watched it, but I don't mind it now. It's nowhere near as good as the first film, but quite a chilled watch.

    7/10
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