Rate the last film you watched out of 100 Page 2285

  • faux-C 27 Jul 2013 11:35:51 11,204 posts
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    Mr_Sleep wrote:
    I am currently being subjected to Pierce Brosnan singing, it makes me sad.
    Don't worry, this will make it all better.
  • bad09 27 Jul 2013 12:32:07 8,222 posts
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    Evil Dead (2013)

    For me personally, when it comes to Evil Dead, the change from one of the best horrors of all time to silly comedy films was one of the biggest crimes of cinema so while I normally groan at remakes I had hopes for a remake of the rough and ready original Evil Dead. Sadly my hopes were crushed.

    It's bland, soulless and simply dull. The cast are dull and blank boring slates, there is no build up of tension or uneasy dread of the original and it all seems like a rush to get to the next jumpy bit. The release of "the beast" happens in an almost mundane way, and we then have to endure unbelievably unscary demons that mostly look more moody than possessed.

    Ah the demons. The most important part of the film is sadly missing in a big way. The possessed no longer have character and personality (or scary eyes for that matter!), and to me the director constantly seems to want to remake The Ring more than Evil Dead, sorry but "oooh scary dirty girl with messed up hair is crawling around" has been done to death it's not scary in any shape or form.

    It's fairly gory so it has that going for it I guess but the gore was never really what made the original what is was, it was more icing on the cake. Most of the gore here is some emo self harming stuff anyway as possessed and humans alike chop, pull or slice off their own bits and pieces more than anyone else's, it's more torture porn than gore and adds very little to the overall experience and just makes the film more comical than scary.

    I guess if you haven't seen the original you may have a better time with it than me (although I would say to those people watch the original anyway) but for me there was just nothing as I watched it, not even a "damn this is bad" thought. Just numb, bland boredom. Someone certainly swallowed the soul of this one, an utterly wasted opportunity to revive one of the greatest horrors ever made. :(


    (would have been generous and give a bit more but stopping demonic possession by burying them and killing them for 30 seconds then digging them up and bringing them back with some needles and a car battery was so painfully fucking dumb it needs points taken off.)
  • LionheartDJH 27 Jul 2013 12:35:16 19,910 posts
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    Edited by LionheartDJH at 12:35:34 27-07-2013
  • LionheartDJH 27 Jul 2013 12:35:16 19,910 posts
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    Blue Valentine - 7/10

    Kinda bleak but engaging film showing the breakdown of a marriage juxtapositioned with how the relationship came about in the first place. Liked the back and forth between the present and past and Gosling and William's performances were very believable. Very creative end credits too.
  • Mr_Sleep 27 Jul 2013 13:13:20 21,636 posts
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    faux_carnation wrote:
    Mr_Sleep wrote:
    I am currently being subjected to Pierce Brosnan singing, it makes me sad.
    Don't worry, this will make it all better.
    Yes, yes it did. I have actually seen that film. It's probably the height of his scene chewing.
  • Deleted user 27 July 2013 13:35:05
    TarickStonefire wrote:
    iHAZaCHEEZ3burger wrote:
    Evil Dead 2013 - 7/10

    Fucking hell that was grim.
    Grim good or grim bad? Because 7/10 is not a "fucking hell that was grim-bad" score.
    Good grim, as in brutal and relentless. It was an attack of the senses.
  • Deleted user 27 July 2013 15:41:08
    Great and powerful oz - 7/10

    I thought it was alright. Thingy from spiderman is totally awkward and miss cast in the role but its got mila kunis in it and she is like totally PHWOAR so that made up for it.

    Story is nice and predictable with some nods to the original wizard of oz.

    My 9 year old daughter enjoyed it; especially the doll character who is well written and not too cutesy.
  • bad09 27 Jul 2013 17:10:15 8,222 posts
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    Deckard1 wrote:
    The original is massively overrated anyway
    Come on :)

    It was original and ground breaking, sure a hard watch today but an absolute classic up there as one of the best ever.

    I will say, at least in the UK, probably more was made of the film with it being one of the first "video nasty" bans of the early 80's with everyone talking about and hunting down bootleg copies of this mythical nasty film but that doesn't take away from it's greatness.

    Edited by bad09 at 17:11:32 27-07-2013
  • Trowel 27 Jul 2013 17:35:37 21,959 posts
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    Arbitrage - 8/10

    Superior white collar thriller. Intelligent but simple plot, played out smooth and sharp, and respecting the ability of the viewer to follow the story with minimal hand holding. Gere carries the movie fabulously - it's as though he's been waiting his whole career to play his character he's that well suited to the role. Minor criticism would be Tim Roth overplays his part and is a bit of a sore thumb, but wholly satisfying overall.
  • Deleted user 27 July 2013 20:01:08
    Kika (1993) 8/10

    Colourful, comical, slightly bizarre. Spanish with English subtitles.
  • mikew1985 27 Jul 2013 20:10:17 14,512 posts
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    In Time dumb/100

    So dumb.
  • TechnoHippy 27 Jul 2013 20:12:44 14,707 posts
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    Killing Them Softly

    Killing Them Softly is a crime drama with some dark humour. It starts with two street thugs robbing a card game run by the mob. The story itself is simple enough, following the aftermath of the robbery. In the background, heard through the news on TV is commentary on the economic issues of America. The two threads tie together quite well, although the theme is far from subtle.

    It's an entertaining film, while the story is far from original the characters make it a pleasing watch. Brad Pitt's character as the hitman come organiser is very well done. There are some excellent funny moments, setting fire to the car being one that stood out for me.

    The film has a subdued feel, it sort of meanders along with no real pressure. As such it doesn't really have much tension, but conversely it doesn't really need it. To be honest I was happy enough just to watch the characters in action.

    It's far from a great film, but it is a solid watch. There's some good songs in the soundtrack as well.

  • UncleLou Moderator 27 Jul 2013 21:59:01 39,414 posts
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    @TechnoHippy Don't really disagree, but It's all about the dialogues - which are simply fantastic. They were basically taken directly from the novel, word for word. An even better book by David Higgins, and an absolute classic, is The Friends of Eddie Coyle. Also a simple story, mind, but the dialogues are glorious. The main character's name is Jackie Brown. A big fan of the book borrowed that name for something else later. :)

    Edited by UncleLou at 21:59:47 27-07-2013
  • BillMurray 27 Jul 2013 22:28:50 9,148 posts
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    boo wrote:
    I'm tempted by RED2, as I thought the original was good fun.
    One thing baffles me though - Helen Mirren's in it, looking as drop dead gorgeous as ever. But I'm fairly sure she got plugged at the end of the first one, with the implication being that she died.

    I presume there was enough ambiguity there to bring her back.
    I know she got shot in her side but I seem to recall getting the impression that she was going to survive and it was all time and dandy.
  • Ziz0u 27 Jul 2013 22:37:21 11,006 posts
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    Kill List

    erm idk%

    Immediate reaction was "well that was shit", but after reading the film's thread on this forum and being honest about being influenced by who I watched it with (girlfriend's mom and her boyfriend) going "what's going on? This is stupid" etc, I think I need to watch it again to see what others saw.
  • Deleted user 27 July 2013 23:08:33
    wobbly_Bob wrote:
    Gangster Squad - Watched it with the 99p offer on PSN. Brilliant movie. Sean Penn is fantastic as the gangster villain. In fact, everybody is cast really well and play their parts with aplomb. The characters are all easy to care about.

    The 50's LA setting is wonderfully evoked, layering on the smokey dive bars and gangster torn city of angles thickly with deft brush strokes. The film is shot with flair, style, and beauty. The action is very well done and special effects/stunts are excellent. This movie is basically "The Untouchables" with pretty much the same plot/theme but, to me, at least, that's not in any way a bad point.


    No, no, no.

    Just watched it and its a very average gangster movie with very cliche characters and every scene has been done before in better gangster films.

    Pretty well acted though and some of the shoot outs are good. Yeah and the 40s sets etc were nice.

    A generously given 6/10
  • boo 27 Jul 2013 23:22:43 13,426 posts
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    The Prestige


    A little while ago, I saw Mark Kermode giving a fairly meh review of a film called 'Now You See Me', which sounds like it's basically Ocean's Eleven with magicians.

    But at the end, he said that the one good thing about it was that it reminded him to go and watch The Prestige again. I was intrigued, and given that Amazon were selling it for less than 3.00, I thought I'd give it a go.

    I've just watched it.

    One of the best films I've seen in ages!

    To say too much about it would ruin it. Suffice to say Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman are 19th century magicians who, for reasons which become apparent early on, are rivals.

    As soon as it ends, you will want to watch it again, simply to catch all the things you now know you missed the first time through.

    Great cast and a fantastic story (I'm off to buy the original novel).

    Highly recommended.
  • Deleted user 28 July 2013 00:20:39
    Hansel & Gretel - 6/10

    It was ok, quite good fun. Surprisingly gory too.
  • captainrentboy 28 Jul 2013 01:44:06 1,682 posts
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    The Wolverine - 65%
    Kinda slow in places, it could've done with another decent action sequence chucked in there somewhere (How about the ole Berzerker rage? Always promised, never delivered) IMO Wolvie's Japanese adventures work far better in comic form, as this loose adaptation, for a big budget superhero flick, is a tad too talky.
    It's not all mediocre, there's definitely some good stuff in it for the fans, but it takes a while getting there.
    Stick around for one of the better mid credits scenes too.
  • bad09 28 Jul 2013 11:13:59 8,222 posts
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    The Possession

    After Evil Dead left me wanting I ventured to Netflix to find a horror fix and found this one. It's hard to do anything original in a possession movie as it's such a samey formula. person finds spirit, starts acting weird, gets more violent, medical bods can't help, priest comes along and gets rid of spirit, the end.

    This one is no different really and predictably follows the well worn path and it follows a little too closely behind The Exorcist to, at one point the father is even screaming "TAKE ME!" to the demon :). Still, it has a few touches here and there that made it a worthy watch. Nothing that stands out from the crowd but a pretty creepy and enjoyable film.


    (Although I may have been more easily freaked out by it because I went down for a pee halfway through and came back upstairs to find my little one asleep but sitting upright on the floor beside her bed. First night in a proper bed for her so she's not used to no railings on the side bless her but still not a good thing to see while watching a possession film :) )

    Edited by bad09 at 11:32:22 28-07-2013
  • CharlieStCloud 28 Jul 2013 11:28:03 5,812 posts
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    Choppi wrote:
    No, no, no.

    Just watched it and its a very average gangster movie with very cliche characters and every scene has been done before in better gangster films.

    Pretty well acted though and some of the shoot outs are good. Yeah and the 40s sets, etc were nice.

    A generously given 6/10
    Deja vu.

    Already had a similar, if slightly less bashy, conversation a page or two ago about it!

    ... you got around to watching Easy A yet, Little Miss Ignorant?
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