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 Turnip Jedi wrote:
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


I would agree. The film managed to be not so bad and fairly good through the first half, but then fell apart into meandering around looking for some way to be unconventional and only finding ways to be noncommittal.

   
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I thought I'd posted about this, but clearly it made so little impression I forgot.

Sorry, maybe if I'd remembered I'd have save a couple people wasting their life on that try hard piece of nonsense.

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I'm willing to bet a couple movies have appeared in here multiple times. I don't even remember all the movies I've commented on in this thread, so I'm sure most of us don't remember everything everyone has reviewed.

   
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Hot Shots!

A gloriously silly film. Perhaps not quite up to Airplane’s sheer genius, but still a solid one in the same genre.


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 LordofHats wrote:
I'm willing to bet a couple movies have appeared in here multiple times. I don't even remember all the movies I've commented on in this thread, so I'm sure most of us don't remember everything everyone has reviewed.


No, but it might be enough to trigger a negative association and inspire a little consideration before "giving it a go."

If people watch these films they'll keep making them!

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The Quick and the Dead (1995)

Russel Crowe, Gene Hackman, Sharon Stone and Leonardo DiCaprio in a spaghetti western by the maker of Evil Dead.

Greatest Western ever? Or greatest movie ever?

Discuss among yourselves.

 
   
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 Azreal13 wrote:
 LordofHats wrote:
I'm willing to bet a couple movies have appeared in here multiple times. I don't even remember all the movies I've commented on in this thread, so I'm sure most of us don't remember everything everyone has reviewed.


No, but it might be enough to trigger a negative association and inspire a little consideration before "giving it a go."

If people watch these films they'll keep making them!


don't feel too bad I watched Overlord despite your warnings but then I'll watch anything with zombies / zombie proxies

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 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
Hot Shots!

A gloriously silly film. Perhaps not quite up to Airplane’s sheer genius, but still a solid one in the same genre.



I find Hot Shots Part Deux to be even better than the first.

But not as funny as Top Secret!.

   
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Free Guy

Ryan Reynolds plays an NPC in GTA Online and slowly realizes he can fight back against the players. The premise of an NPC becoming self-aware and fighting back is fun. The level to which the story commits to the premise and manages to justify everything that happens in the story within it's own reality and create genuine narrative stakes took me by complete surprise.

Or to put it how someone in one of my facebook groups called it Free Guy or "What if Ready Player One was good?"
   
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 Turnip Jedi wrote:
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


Aye, that goes well with what I heard about it. So far i steered clear of that one.
If you wanna see Adam Driver do interesting things, I think The Man Who Killed Don Quixote works alright.


I also always liked Hot Shots 2 better than the first one. Also recently watched Hot Shots 2 again, and it was ...alright. Top Secret's interesting. Most of all I was impressed with a.) how good a lead Val Kilmer used to be and b.) what a good singer he is.

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This Is England ‘86

Not a film, but a follow on series from the rather excellent This Is England.

Kind of a warts and all comic tragedy, focussing on the kids of a Sheffield Council Estate in 1986. It’s very British in its bleakness and warmth.

You’ll need to watch the first film to kick off, as it adds context.

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Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0: Thrice Upon a Time

A true conclusion to the entire Evangelion franchise. Watch as a series that always been a blatant metaphor for living with depression finally learns to break free of the past and live for the future.

If you have even been a fan of Neon Genesis Evangelion in the past, I cannot recommend the 4 rebuild films enough, they are just got added to Amazon prime, and truly are some of the best anime films around. (though they tend to get a little confusing. When you lose track of the plot just focus on the characters as they are the real stars of the show).
   
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Psycho Goreman

Two kids awaken an ancient alien evil….

This is wonderful. Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, dollop of Troma style SciFi via Power Rangers.

The effects are very power Rangers - costumes well made, but ultimately not particularly convincing. But it knows it and just runs with it.

It’s cheesy, gory, daft and just fun.


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Room

Okay Ms Larson can act when she wants to, decent enough film especially in the staying in times, maybe a tad long as the last half could have easily been the last third

The Watch

Oh dear, fupping dreadful, bordering on Earthsea levels of not getting it, lasted one episode, avoid


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Honestly, give The Watch another shot. It’s first episode is pretty crap, but it does get markedly better.

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 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
Honestly, give The Watch another shot. It’s first episode is pretty crap, but it does get markedly better.


I'll most likely get around to it but its way behind other stuff I'd rather try, perils of the streaming age

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Entirely fair.

I’m a Pratchett fan, and whilst it does diverge too far for my tastes, it still manages to stand on its own two feet, for what it is.

Would still have preferred a more faithful adaptation.

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The Martian

I just finished listening to the audiobook a few weeks ago because it went free to audible subscribers and really enjoyed it. So I forced my wife to watch the movie with me despite her having no desire to watch it. She enjoyed it, I enjoyed it. It's a good film, consistently funny while still keeping you on the edge of your seat when things go wrong. I don't know how rewatchable it it. But it was for sure worth seeing once.
   
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I’ve read the book 5 or 6 times at this point, and watched the film several times. I certainly find it pleasurable to read/watch it again I use it to calibrate my projector

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The Green Knight

Granted, I last read the tale about 20 years ago, but it seemed to follow the main story line pretty well. I have heard some reviews indicating that the movie is hard to follow, and things on screen are not always explained. I did not have any problems on that score? Curious.

The movie was beautifully shot, the framing and composition was great, the pacing was slow, and sometimes it veered into camp.

The group had a good time watching it BUT I can see how many people would find this thing a slog.

Rorouni Kenshin: the Beginning and Rorouni Kenshin: The Final

A set of samurai movies based on the manga and anime series; Samurai X..... maybe? Someone more knowledgeable will need to weigh in on it. This was live action.

You know, when a villain comes to the tortured hero and says, "Killing you is not enough, I want you to suffer." I keep waiting for the hero to say.... "Too late. I have been suffering for the last 14 years! You think you can make it worse! Ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha...... "

Fun action scenes, and it makes me think about how confusing it must have been to live in 1870's Japan. It would hard to even know how to live or act.

Finally, this movie is a great example of how NOT to use fire arms.

Fun enough for what it is.






Also, did the Snake Eyes movie all ready come and go from the theatre? I must have blinked and missed it! I wanted to give it my money! Is it streaming someplace?

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Wait….seemingly so!

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Birds of Prey

This is about the 4th time I have seen it, as my daughter loves this movie more than she should. I don't know why, but if a teenage girl wants to watch a movie with her Dad, I will allow it.

Harley is of course the star of the show, and they really do the work to make her a character and not just a walking and talking gimmick. I also like the unconventional story structure and the girl power undertones. I had forgot what misogynistic jerks all the villains were in this.

I would love to see a Margrot Robbie led remake of RollerBall now as well.


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Under the Stadium Lights

An acquaintance of mine made this movie about five years ago, and now it is being released on DVD by Paramount. Parts were filmed in the small town I owned a business in. Due to this Lawrence Fishburne has eaten waffles from my coffeeshop. However, none of my businesses feature in the movie.

That said, this is a low-budget, Christian themed, football/sport movie, with a dash of gang-banger film thrown in. For a low budget affair, it managed to get Milo Gibson (Mel's 6th son) and Lawrence Fishburne in the cast, so that is something! Some parts you can really see the budget limitations, some of the story beats need a re-work to make it flow better, and there are some cringeworthy performances by some of the "extras". Overall, for a low-budget affair I have seen much, much worse.

I saw this film for sale at my local Wal-mart and a grocery store, so that Paramount distribution is really paying off.

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balmong7 wrote:
The Martian

I just finished listening to the audiobook a few weeks ago because it went free to audible subscribers and really enjoyed it. So I forced my wife to watch the movie with me despite her having no desire to watch it. She enjoyed it, I enjoyed it. It's a good film, consistently funny while still keeping you on the edge of your seat when things go wrong. I don't know how rewatchable it it. But it was for sure worth seeing once.


Yup, that pretty much sums up what I think of that film as well. What I found memorable was how much I enjoyed the landscapes shown in the beginning. Looked really beautiful. Maybe it was because I hadn't been at the cinema in a while before that one, so the large screen and the sweeping landscapes impressed me.

   
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Brand New Cherry Flavour

So not a movie, but a limited Netflix series, so we'll count it as a long movie.

Actually, this show, adapted from the book of the same name, finishes around the page 70 mark of a 300+ page book, so while it may be limited (and is entirely self contained) there is still more story to come, or a book to read if the desire to know more intensifies.

This won't be for everyone, but if it is your sort of show the odds are you will find something to love. Equally, if you watch it with little foreknowledge, like I did, it almost certainly isn't what you'll expect.

The story follows Anna (Rosa Salazar, Alita: Battle Angel) an aspiring movie maker who arrives in 1990 Hollywood with a remarkable short film she's made and the hope of making it into a feature. A meeting with a well known but down on his luck producer, Lou (Eric Lange) seems too good too be true, and when things take the inevitable turn, the mysterious Boro (Catherine Keener, Being John Malkovich, Get Out) offers Anna a way to extract her revenge.

The simplest way to answer the question "is this for me" is to draw comparisons with American Horror Story. If the idea of a similar camp, over the top show but with a distinctly darker edge sounds like an entertaining prospect, then BNCF is definitely worth your time.

If the idea of a show that bounces around a little like a drug fuelled pinball, while racking up a notable body count without trying too hard to justify itself isn't for you, then keep searching.

There's probably a parable in here about the futility of vengeance or the corrupting nature of the pursuit of fame and/or power, but honestly I wouldn't look too hard for the joins, just enjoy the crazy, sometimes Cronenberg-esque, dream like, occasionally surreal insanity and cross your fingers Netflix decide to give BNCF a second season.

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It's my birthday, and as it's become custom I met with my brother and my sister to watch some films.

The Chase (1994)

An action film starring Charlie Sheen and Kristie Swanson. Sheen plays a convict (innocent though) on the run who takes a young lady hostage who turns out being the daughter of "the Californian Donald Trump". A high speed car chase across the freeway ensues.

And it goes on.

It's an interesting film. 15 minutes in my sister exclaimed that she remembered that film. About 10 minutes later I realized I'd also seen that film, but completely forgot about it. Which isn't often the case with 1994 films (to my knowledge). Either way, it's an interesting film. There's some media critizism in there, at points there's a whiff of the wacky races (especially when Anthony Kiedis and Flea of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers show up in a monster truck), there's a heavy romance angle between the main characters, some legal drama... and it's all pretty uneven tonally.


And there's basically three endings too. This is a film bristling with ideas. And they put all of them into the film, but on the way somehow forgot to tie it all together.

One funny thing: At one point Sheen talks to a sleazy shock news reporter and gets angry with him, suggesting they should offer him a sitcom based on his misfortunes. Yikes.

Take it Or Leave it. It's an odd film. A bit messy and a bit forgettable at the same time, but maybe an interesting time capsule of that point in time in California.





No Holds Barred (1989)

Hulk Hogan plays Rip something or other who is the WWF world champion and as virtuous as you'd expect Hulk Hogan in 1989 to be. A nasty (NAAAAAAAASTY) tv network executive plans to hire him as a ratings draw. As Rip rejects his big money offer, the nasty tv network executive turns nasty, sends a marketing lady after Rip to seduce him AND invents UFC. The recently passed 'Tiny' Lister plays their big bad guy who tears up people and ultimately challenges Rip for a fight to settle it all.

It's pretty bad.

Don't Watch. Unless you're a HUGE Hulk Hogan fan. Which would be pretty remarkable in 2021.

   
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The Suicide Squad (2021)

Watch it with my wife last night. The tone was not what we expected, the humor was dark and we don't usually have a problem with that, but it felt like we spent a lot more time feeling bad for characters than we did laughing at jokes. I still really enjoyed the movie, my wife enjoyed it less so. When it got to the big fight at the end my wife exclaimed "this is what I have been waiting for!"

All in all I think the entire Harley Quinn subplot could have and probably should have been removed. The movie felt about 20 minutes too long and that would have been an easy segment to cut.
   
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The movie felt about 20 minutes too long and that would have been an easy segment to cut.


They basically spent 20 minutes to set up a single really funny joke. I loved the joke. Red flags. Hahahaha. But yeah, I'm not sure the set up was worth the pay off and that's true of a lot of the gags in the movie. They have really long set ups. In part it feels purposeful. Right as you're rolling your eyes or thinking 'when is something good gonna happen' is usually when the punchline swings in. It's funny, but it makes for a long movie with a fair amount of mood whiplash.

   
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Kung Fu Hustle

Just….do yourself a favour and watch it. It’s utterly superb.

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Kung Fu Hustle

Just….do yourself a favour and watch it. It’s utterly superb.


Quoting for truth. It’s glorious and confusing and glorious and totally weird. And glorious.

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Amazing Spider Man (2012)

Not bad, not by any measure, just terribly redundant and forever in the shadow of the much better Rami films.


 
   
 
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