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You lost me at Jack Whitehall.

Can’t stand that man.

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Not a fan either, but as his character is a hapless fop, it plays to his strengths. That aside, it might be the best I've seen him act in anything regardless, there wasn't one moment where I felt he was going to wink at the camera and make a crack about Freddie Flintoff's knob or something.

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Jack Whitehall?

Playing a hapless fop? What. Amazing. Range. He. Has.

How the hell he was repeatedly voted king of comedy will forever elude me.

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 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
Jack Whitehall?

Playing a hapless fop? What. Amazing. Range. He. Has.

How the hell he was repeatedly voted king of comedy will forever elude me.


well its easy, just use other peoples jokes

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 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
You lost me at Jack Whitehall.

Can’t stand that man.


Same.

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I could rant on and on, as I tend to do when it comes to unfunny comedians, but I’ll refrain.

I did however watch

Churchill, The Hollywood Years

Well. It’s got Vic & Bob and Rik Mayall, plus most of if not all of The League of Gentlemen.

It’s so, so close to be gloriously daft, but it’s never quite left off the leash, with everyone involved feeling somewhat muzzled and restrained.

It’s more or less enjoyable, but given the potential of the cast, it could’ve been so much more.

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Yeah, he's not my cup of tea either.


Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)

Leonardo DiCaprio plays actor who doesn't fit into New Hollywood and his career is on its downturn. Brad Pitt plays his stuntman-come-chauffeur-handiman-confidant-friend. The Polanski/Tate couple moved into the neighboring house. Hijinks ensue.

Or not. It's a perfectly fine film, written, shot, presented and acted very well (great cast top to bottom. And it was great seeing Luke Perry again one more time.). Better than the average blockbuster, that's for sure, but that's also a given, isn't it. I'm sure I missed about 120,000 references to things Mr.Tarantino likes. DiCaprio's/Pitt's lives are depicted as a weird mix of hustling/unsure prospects and a well-off boredom.
But we see that everything seems to come to an end. We constantly see the protagonists' ageing faces, despite a cool or dramatic demeanor. I think what we see here is less of a story and more Mr.Tarantino telling us "that's it". Not just with his film career, but also with the whole Hollywood thing altogether. Because if he believed that there was something left to do this film would be less of a nostalgic slideshow of what things used to be like in the late 1960s, and less doctoring DiCaprio into old TV serials and even The Great Escape.

It does go on a bit, that film. But Tarantino had himself a Hollywood of his childhood built and he'll gosh darn play with it for as long as he can! Can't blame him. As I said, there's nothing bad I can say about that film. It's as inconsequential as the life of DiCaprio's character is. However, parallel with this whole feeling of impending doom we of course have the horrible Tate murder coming up, which gives the film a two-layered sort of tension which slowly builds.

Spoiler:
The ending is very, very reminiscent of the one of Inglorious Basterds. What Tarantino does there is pretty darned clever: We know historically something really bad happened, but in film HE is in charge and in a weird moralistic twist, he won't allow for that horrible thing to happen in his domain. Instead he presents a pretty infantile revenge/alternate version in which the good guys win in graphic fashion.


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Fast 9

Jesus H Christ.

Where to start?

Firstly, I'm a fan of cars, when the first movie came out it was a time when I was driving the sort of vehicles that might have appeared in the film. While I never spent £££ on Nos or anything, I had a personal connection to the film and the culture it portrayed. So I am not predisposed to hate this film.

But.. gak..

What do you do with a movie that cost $200m+ and can't even get the sound of British police sirens right? That plays so fast and loose with physics that Wile E Coyote and Roadrunner would be embarrassed? That is clearly so determined to give all its friends at least a cameo so they can pick up a cheque that it warps the movie into a great lurching Frankenstein's monster of plots and sub plots? That reduces two characters (Tyrese and Ludacris) to essentially a double act like Jar Jar and Scrappy Doo? That apparently cannot give any of it's characters a peaceful death, including, I have an awful sense of foreboding for X, those played by people that are _actually_ dead?

I'd give a summary of the plot, but the people who wrote it clearly don't give a gak so why should you?

But do you know what the utter tragedy of this film? The tragedy is that buried within the ridiculous space plot that makes Mookraker's look plausible, and all the other random nonsense, is what appears to be a story about a young Dom that deserves its own movie. A good movie, one that could recapture the spirit of the first film.

But instead we got this.

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 Azreal13 wrote:
Fast 9
But do you know what the utter tragedy of this film? The tragedy is that buried within the ridiculous space plot that makes Mookraker's look plausible, and all the other random nonsense, is what appears to be a story about a young Dom that deserves its own movie. A good movie, one that could recapture the spirit of the first film.

Don't you find all franchises get like this? I loved the build up to Endgame, but the movie itself was a wet fart with too much crammed in. X-men kept adding more and more, but their better films are the likes of Logan and New Mutants, stripped back to show off the characters. The later Star Wars films are garbage examples of how to stuff films beyond the brim with everything except plot, but Rogue One showed that a focused script can deliver a rewarding story.

I haven't watched the F&F films in general as there seems nothing to appeal to me, but I found Hobbes and Shaw entertaining. Your review sounds like they're back to bigger, bigger, bigger, which means once again I have no interest.

Edit: also, I've read your posts for years and I'd have never picked you out as one of the Max Power crowd. For some reason I find that so funny.

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No, no. Not gakky Hondas with neons and shiny pointless gak. I was not driving anything with stickers on it, nor was I standing around in car parks looking at it because I couldn't afford the petrol to actually drive anywhere.

I just liked to drive fast cars fast, back when I had the money. I have the insurance claims history to testify to many of my learning experiences!

But I bought fast cars, I didn't buy gak cars and try and make them faster, which is what the Max Power crowd always seemed to be doing. Buddy of mine used to be management at Halfords, I've witnessed that gak close up and it isn't for me.

As to the film, one has to remember that this franchise has been on this trajectory for some time now, and even allowing for that, the space shark has been jumped.

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Not a movie but I've just finished the first 2 seasons of Kingdom on Netflix.

have to say I'm pretty blown away by it (even though it's been out for ages - it just slipped me by).

South Korean 16th Century drama with zombies. Think medieval Train to Busan meets Game of Thrones.

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Watched the first half of Isle of Dogs. I shall write things about it when i'm done.

Spoiler:
Not sure I appreciate the exchange student character....

   
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The Last Will And Testament Of Rosalind Leigh.

Estranged son returns to his late mother's house to (I think) sort through her effects and prepare her house for sale.

This movie feels like it's been made by someone who's seen a lot of horror films (it has) but only seems to understand that some things are considered scary without understanding why they're scary, so simply putting them on screen and pointing the camera at them doesn't actually do anything.

He also breaks the Chekhov's Gun idea on multiple occasions which is frustrating. For instance, the protagonist discovers something on VHS tape which would seem impossible. His reaction is to destroy the tape, and despite those events being captured in the same house, it isn't referred to in any context from that point.

But, disjointed narrative aside, this film commits the cardinal sin of simply being boring for long stretches. The director seems to think, as mentioned, filming an actor for long periods looking at things intended to be spooky while playing spooky music is enough to build tension. Once or twice, maybe, but you can't build a film out of it.

There's also some sort of message here too. It's muddy, but there seems to be some commentary on religion here, as well as some sort of idea about young people not caring for the elderly, and the resultant loneliness makes an appearance as an erratically realised CGI were-cat.

Perhaps the messaging is clearer with more focused viewing, but the movie never draws you in sufficiently to notice.

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Dynasty Warriors

Well, it doesn’t even wrap up the battle against Dong Zhou! There is clearly supposed to be more of these made but I doubt that will happen.

I was entertained:
1. It was Dynasty Warriors
2. Really ropes CGI
3. Terrible dialogue
4. All delivered so earnestly!

Can not really recommend with a straight face.

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I can't decide if Dynasty Warriors is the best or the worst adaptation I've ever seen. The movie is good awful. At the same time, it is what it says it is XD

   
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Iron Man

It’s 13 years old. It’s the first of what would become the cinematic juggernaut that is the MCU.

And it still holds up today. The plot moves along at a decent clip. There are no real filler moments, and some great fight scenes (especially his first mission. Always nice to see bullies get their comeuppance). The effects are still pretty great.

A film I can watch again and again and again.

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She Ra reboot

I checked this out to see if it's something for Kyoto Secunda and her Clone Sister Kyoto Secunda Prime to see if it was kid safe and matched their interests.

Think about the upper limit and ceiling for how good a She Ra reboot could possibly be, especially for an adult. I mean I have vague memories of He Man and She Ra from back in the day, and even in grade school I thought they were piss poor toys and shows.

So think of how good this could be. Now double that number. Now triple that. That's how good it is.

I went to check out the first 2 or 3 episodes and ended up binging it. Then seeing it again with the girls.

It manages to be a good adventure story and a parody of magic girl stories and an inclusive LGBT friendly update. 's good.

 
   
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Blood Red Sky

Ima just be straight.

You know how some movies have really cool ideas, a decent cast, and look like you're really going to enjoy it but then the movie bends over backwards to keep the plot going for no reason?

This movie kind of blows its own brains out around the 45 minute mark when the villains seem to realize that if the cast ever escaped Giligan's Island it would end the series and they can't end the movie at the 45 minute mark so they have to just blow off their entire plan to go chasing red herrings to keep the film going.

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was in a movie kick today while completing some model bases and generally relaxing

Justice Society WW 2- like most dc animated, a solid film, i believe I've seen it commented on in this thread before. as per usual, gak goes weird when flash runs real fast

Guns Akimbo- silly levels of violence, some funny lines tossed out during gun fights and such. I often find myself enjoying the weird ass projects Daniel Radcliff does since he
has that harry potter money and can thus pick odd stuff

Batman Soul of the Dragon- batman meets 70's kung fu movie. I enjoyed it, the music really helped set the tone. rather light on actual batman at times
   
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In The Earth

I'd been waiting for this to come out, only to realise it had released months ago.

This is a Ben Wheatley film, and his first return to true horror since 2011's Kill List

In many ways this acts as a companion piece to that film. It shares many characteristics such as shots that linger on things when other films would cut away, when Wheatley does gore it's always impactful and it stays with you because of this. Also, both films play with the idea of whether things are paranormal reality or simply a case of bad people and (in this case) hallucination. There's also seldom a frame wasted. No doubt a product of low budget film making (and in the case of In The Earth being produced during a pandemic, something which the plot leans into) every cut away is laden with symbolism and foreshadowing

To discuss the plot in detail is hard without spoilers, but suffice to say it may alter your view of the safety of the British countryside, and has its roots (pun intended) in a legitimate scientific theory, just taken (hopefully) beyond the scope of what is possible. Or none of it happened at all and they're high all the time. But the ambiguity is part of the fun.

This won't be for everyone, at times it is literally hard to watch (no film deserves a photo sensitivity warning more than this) and events aren't necessarily laid out neatly like a trail of breadcrumbs for the viewer to follow. But if bleak, brutal, disconcerting British horror is your thing, it's worth your time.

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Watching Kill List on your recommendation.

It’s really rather good. Very low key, very understated. Yet the threat is palpable and makes for uncomfortable yet very human watching.

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Sorry about the hammer thing. And all the nightmares the final act will give you.


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Fun fact: The "hammer thing" in Kill List was sufficient to put my ride or die horror movie buddy off the genre more or less for good. She's now the sort that yelps at jump scares in the middle of a crowded cinema.

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The wise man doubts often, and changes his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubts not; he knows all things but his own ignorance.

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Seventh Son

A Fantasy flick that I am surprised has some big names in it such as The Dude, Jigsaw from the Punisher series, and Julie Anne Moore. I do always enjoy Julie Ann Moore.

This was better than any movie in the Dragonheart series, but that is not saying much. It is pretty much just generic fantasy, and I kept calling out how much it references other, better movies. This is no great shakes, but it is fun to hear The Dude's Gandalf impression.

Pass

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 Azreal13 wrote:
Sorry about the hammer thing. And all the nightmares the final act will give you.


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Fun fact: The "hammer thing" in Kill List was sufficient to put my ride or die horror movie buddy off the genre more or less for good. She's now the sort that yelps at jump scares in the middle of a crowded cinema.


I’m made of odder stuff. At the risk of sounding condescending, I’ve got a solid ‘this isn’t actually real, so don’t worry about it’ filter. It certainly holds up to horror and psychological films really well.

The hammer scene was visceral right enough, and impressive in terms of the practical effects, but it doesn’t upset me as such. Not a macho flex or owt, just the way I’m wired.

Though…..

Dark City

A more interesting take on the same concept as The Matrix, and for me a superior film. Unfortunately last time I saw it I was in a very odd mental health space, and kind of half disappeared down a rabbit hole.

I’m now genuinely scared about watching it again, because such episodes aren’t constructive, pleasant or welcome.

But everyone else should give it a whirl - ideally in trusted company, just in case it does to you what I did to me last time I watched it!

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I'll second Dark City, it's a tad unsettling but lubbly Mrs Bettney helps smooth that out, plus a whole gang from Necromunda are errm inspired by it

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Shhhh!!!! Van Saar look nowt like anything in Dark City!

And for clarity? I’m not claiming it to be a mental health trigger. There’s nothing gory or singularly unpleasantness within it.

I just found it a head weasel when I watched it when I wasn’t in a good head space.

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 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
Shhhh!!!! Van Saar look nowt like anything in Dark City!

And for clarity? I’m not claiming it to be a mental health trigger. There’s nothing gory or singularly unpleasantness within it.

I just found it a head weasel when I watched it when I wasn’t in a good head space.


A world controlled by Richard O'Brian and his cloney looky-likes is unsettling on the level of that music demon from Buffy (am fairly immune to spooky and bloody but musicals are another level of bafflement )

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Stuber

It’s got Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani in it, once again showing off his excellent comedy chops. A sort of odd couple buddy cop movie.

It’s not revolutionary, but it’s perfectly competent. And there’s a solid chemistry between our two leads.

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I saw the first 2 minutes of that one, but turned it off because it looked too dark. Also was around the beginning of the year and it featured US insurgency or something like that, and I don't care for that stuff.

   
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The Dead Don’t Die

Seems I was wrong about the Star Wars films being the biggest misuse of Adam Driver. this film is just a massive waste of time and nowhere near a clever as it likes to think, just watch Shaun of the Dead again if you need some zom-com

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