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Devon, UK

Zombieland 2: Double Tap.

I remember the first film being a bit if a breath of fresh air when the success of TWD had us drowning in Zombie features just as the final wave of Vampire crap began to retreat.

Inevitably a sequel isn't going to offer that same freshness, but it does at least deliver on what its audience is expecting and faithfully expands on what went before.

We have the same big name cast, ably supported by a number of highly recognisable guest spots. I'm convinced Hugh Jackman is a zombie in the quite joyous bullet time opening scene. That whole scene on the lawn of the White House is one of the high points of the movie, so make sure you're ready to watch from the get go.

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We even get treated to some more Bill Murray, as well as discovering that "to get Murrayed" has become a thing in Zee Land, even without modern communication.


So while Double Tap doesn't quite hit the highs of the first film, it's still a fun, light, slice of post apoc nonsense that most of the cast appear to be having a blast making. While a third installment hasn't been confirmed, there does seem to be a lot of goodwill from the key people, and if it happens I'll happily watch that too.


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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.

The correct statement of individual rights is that everyone has the right to an opinion, but crucially, that opinion can be roundly ignored and even made fun of, particularly if it is demonstrably nonsense!” Professor Brian Cox

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Italy

I liked Zombieland 2, although I agree the first one was better. The zombie kill of the year involving the italian dude was terrible though, they guy talked and moved like an american, not an italian. Hire someone that can speak the language at least, it shouldn't cost that much for 10 seconds and a couple of lines.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage. It's very different from the first episode, basically a comedy with some splatter moments. Jokes between the protagonist and Venom are the highlight of the movie, plot is quite bland and Woody Harrelson is overreacting. Overall ok, but worse than the first episode though. Great post credit scene:

Spoiler:

Venom joins the MCU!!!


 
   
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watched a couple things recently

Old Henry-man and his son in early 20th century find a wounded man and a bag of money. things slowly escalate as people come looking for the man with the money and the boy clashes with his father. Movie was a slow burn for most of it, but had interesting bits going on. overall i enjoyed it

Nightbooks- boy taken by a witch, has to produce scary stories for her or die. felt like a fairly tame scary movie to watch with the kids. Krysten Ritter made for a lovely witch

Prisoners of the Ghostland- Nick Cage is strapped into a leather bodysuit rigged with bombs and sent to retrieve a woman within a certain amount of time. The entire film felt like it was filtered through a drug fueled fever dream, it was just strange and bizarre in so many many ways.
   
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Devon, UK

Dawn Of The Dead (2004)

Firstly, 2004? Really? feth.

This is a rewatch, and I'll happily hold my hands up to this being one of my favourite zombie movies.

I'll fight anyone who argues that this isn't one of the strongest openings of any horror. The brief moment of normality, where Sarah Polley's Ana is more concerned about getting home on time for date night and swapping shifts that transitions so rapidly and disconcertingly to creepy undead children and fighting for her life, including some low key stunts that really look like they hurt, even on a repeat watch still invokes a little whiplash.

As one may now expect from a Snyder film, there's not really enough depth to drown an ant, and in that regard it really suffers against the original which had a lot more it wanted to say.

But as a full fat, full sugar, highly caffeinated rollercoaster, DOTD 2004 performs admirably.

Sure, the plot relies on caricatures, rather than characters, acting illogically (but I'd have gone after the dog too) and fast zombies aren't everyone's favourite, but there's genuine little moments of humour and creepiness (zombie baby, I'm looking at you) that help elevate things.

Interesting footnote, the credits list the screenwriter as a James Gunn. Wonder what happened to him?

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 Azreal13 wrote:
Dawn Of The Dead (2004)
...
Interesting footnote, the credits list the screenwriter as a James Gunn. Wonder what happened to him?


He went on twitter and tweeted stupid things for attention, wrote the script for Scooby Doo 2 and then directed a bit in Movie43, right?


Anyway, I too really like the Dawn of the Dead remake. Out of all the 'serious' zombie films I know it's probably the most re-watchable one. It's not the best by a wide margin, but it's very, very sleek and it's entertaining.

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Devon, UK

 Sigur wrote:
 Azreal13 wrote:
Dawn Of The Dead (2004)
...
Interesting footnote, the credits list the screenwriter as a James Gunn. Wonder what happened to him?


He went on twitter and tweeted stupid things for attention, wrote the script for Scooby Doo 2 and then directed a bit in Movie43, right?


Well, you're not actually wrong...

We find comfort among those who agree with us - growth among those who don't. - Frank Howard Clark

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

The correct statement of individual rights is that everyone has the right to an opinion, but crucially, that opinion can be roundly ignored and even made fun of, particularly if it is demonstrably nonsense!” Professor Brian Cox

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Black Panther

An above par MCU template film, normally I'd go 7/10 but docking 3 points for Freeman so 4/10 (as ever looking exasperated, but this time with an accent)

Artemis Fowl

I knew the 1st book because I helped my little(r) nephew with his book report on it a few years back, this film is not that and took a terminal grinding in the sausage machine, assuming its part of that "next big thing" gak at a wall barrage once Potter ended, and its a fairly duff film on its own merits

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Black Panther I feel is a movie to be seen through certain cultural filters.

I’m not assuming anyone’s background here, for absolute clarity.

But I work in a very multicultural office. To those that this film mattered to? T’challa and Wakanda mattered. Like seriously mattered. Even Kilmonger.

End of the day, barring Martin “this is my exasperated face, and that counts as acting, probably” it’s a very entertaining movie, the significance of which cannot be underestimated.

Does it meet the hype? For my fellow pasty white blokes? Kinda? I mean there’s nothing fundamentally wrong or significantly flawed.

For my colleagues of African background? That’s an emphatic YES. It showed a potential. A potential white peeps have always had presented in cinema. Even the baddie kind of had a point, and at least some kind of justification.

Sorry. I went off on one. This isn’t a critique of the previous poster!

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I mean there’s nothing fundamentally wrong or significantly flawed.

Its biggest flaw is that it isn't really T'Challa's fight (its his dad's), and he doesn't even really disagree with the premise (other than the jump to extremism). At least for me, that undercuts it.

The main conflict is basically happening for... reasons that don't really amount to a philosophical conflict, just a juvenile revenge fantasy.

Also the juicing and de-juicing for the superpower is a bit... eh. Thought about too much, its awkward to problematic.

Representation-wise, its great, though we'll see if they carry that lesson into the future. That they felt it necessary to stick Martin in there as a reference point/reaction POV suggests to me that won't, at least not outside this specific sub-franchise.

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Italy

Its biggest flaw is that Marvel had the courage to put a racist black villain in one of their movies but they had to justify or redeem it somehow.

IMHO Black Panther is one of the weakest Marvel movies. Representation wise I agree it's absolutely great but all characters are extremely bland and uninspiring. Plot is just average.

Never had an issue with Martin Freeman being in there.


 
   
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 Blackie wrote:


Never had an issue with Martin Freeman being in there.


Then again you've most likely not been subjected to his ubiquitous blandness infecting UK telly for the past twenty years

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Probably. Martin Freeman is completely unknown here outside Sherlock, MCU, The Hobbit and Fargo.


 
   
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Voss wrote:
I mean there’s nothing fundamentally wrong or significantly flawed.

Its biggest flaw is that it isn't really T'Challa's fight (its his dad's), and he doesn't even really disagree with the premise (other than the jump to extremism). At least for me, that undercuts it.


I found that it's most interesting aspect tbh. T'Challa is the beneficiary of a lot of hereditary resources and ancestral traditions, but he's also put in a position of having to weigh up the good and bad of that to become his own man. Along with all the stuff about honouring your ancestors tied into the Black Panther mythology, you've got stuff about confronting the stuff they did you can't make excuses for.

I think Killmonger is one of Marvel's best villains because he's one of the few where right idea/wrong methods thing they keep going for feels convincing. The fact T'Challa doesn't totally disagree with his premise is a strength and not a weakness of the plot imho

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Except, he doesn't really confront it in any meaningful way. They just... fight. And then just fight again, and he wins.

There really isn't space to have real reflection, weighing or confrontation. Instead its standard MCU CGI fightin' time, because Killmonger turns out to just be a usurper with bad ideas. There isn't time for the complex plot that could have happened.

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Devon, UK

Not the thread for this discussion...

We find comfort among those who agree with us - growth among those who don't. - Frank Howard Clark

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

The correct statement of individual rights is that everyone has the right to an opinion, but crucially, that opinion can be roundly ignored and even made fun of, particularly if it is demonstrably nonsense!” Professor Brian Cox

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Vienna, Austria

Is Martin Freeman the UK's Paul Rudd? Discuss.

   
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Wroclaw , Poland

i lately seen, Magnificent Bodyguards


and, Secret Rivals 2,


also 7 steps of Kung fu,


the title of the first one was in our country somewhat different,


i seen for alot of time, 36 Wooden men of shaolin,



i was seeking for this movie for very long time, i think , i still havent seen Zombie vs Ninja and Dragon vs Vampire


i seen, Perfectionist , with francois cluzet,


and, Crazy life of heineken


called, Freddie,





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also i seen korean movie , hero adventure


Man from nowhere, a drama


i plan to watch some Super hero movies from korea


there is really alot of this movies, its a very big productions, mostly from korea i think



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SoCal

 Sigur wrote:
Is Martin Freeman the UK's Paul Rudd? Discuss.



No? People like Paul Rudd.

   
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Vienna, Austria

 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
 Sigur wrote:
Is Martin Freeman the UK's Paul Rudd? Discuss.



No? People like Paul Rudd.



Maybe US peeps like to see Paul Rudd as a mirror of themselves while UK-ians see Martin Freeman as a mirror of how they view themselves. That was my thinking behind the silly question at least.

   
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Wroclaw , Poland


omg , hitchhike the galactic,

its like travelling from Wyoming and oregon, to alabama,

or, somewhere to missouri



"i didnt know america is that big, really"


whats in there ?

in missouri ? dont know,


wyoming is beutiful, really


"cant say nothing against them,




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it says, the movie is a comedy,


)


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i dont know, how you compare Sherlock holmes from Granada television production


i'm still ahead of watching You rang milord, but i dont know when i will finally get to do this



i also look forward, to inflict my vengeance on the , new Japanese anime that i didnt seen


mean i dont love this movies, i seen like Spirited away, its really very much cartoon ,

i'm not so impressed


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 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
 Sigur wrote:
Is Martin Freeman the UK's Paul Rudd? Discuss.



No? People like Paul Rudd.


Paul Rudd has charisma.

Martin Freeman has….*checks notes*….an exasperated facial expression.

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I am obviously overly easy to please as I find Mr Freeman entertaining to watch

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Italy

 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
 Sigur wrote:
Is Martin Freeman the UK's Paul Rudd? Discuss.



No? People like Paul Rudd.


Paul Rudd has charisma.

Martin Freeman has….*checks notes*….an exasperated facial expression.


What? I feel the opposite, Paul Rudd is pretty annoying (not as much as Ryan Reynolds though, who I still can't understand why people consider him funny ), hasn't really portrayed an unforgettable character so far, while Martin Freeman is always a lot of fun and his performances on Sherlock, Fargo and The Hobbit (ok movies are bland but he's a perfect Bilbo) were pretty high.

The Trip: scandinavian comedy with black humour and some splatter scenes, releasd on Netflix. A frustrated couple is going for a holiday in the family shack but they're both planned to murder each other; they are unaware that in the meanwhile three dangerous criminals that are on the run are hiding in their shack. It has some sort of Guy Ritchie's vibe and it's starring Noomi Rapace. Best movie I've watched in a while.

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Thanks Blackie - have added The Trip to my Watchlist, it sounds good

Space Truckers (1996)
I made the mistake at looking at the cast for this (Dennis Hopper, Charles Dance) and not looking at the RT score

I am a big B-movie fan but this was shockingly poor. Storyline and concept are awful, script is awful (even with these actors there is nothing you can do with those lines).
Honestly I admire Charles Dance's ability to have a bit of fun at his own expense, but this is as far from treading the boards at Stratford-upon-Avon as it is possible to get and there are a few scenes that are genuinely painful to watch, for the wrong reasons.

There are times it almost tries to border on Big Trouble in Little China, or something like that, as a kind of fun adventure yarn and the bright colouring almost make you think of the Fifth Element (with 10% of the cinematography), but it doesn't ever really decide what kind of film it wants to be.

3/10!


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@Blackie: My thoughts exactly. At least that I think that many people will find Paul Rudd less easy to watch and identify with than Martin Freeman. It was really just a little fun question that popped up in my mind, tickling the "transatlantic differences" nerve a little, but maybe there is something there. As for Ryan Reynolds: He did brush my mind when I thought of the question, but he's not quite bland enough, I thought. I'm sure he's an extremely nice and charming person with nothing but honorable interests in mind (like getting a film about his favourite comicbook superhero done "right" and stuff like that), but I've never seen him in interesting films that I can recall. Now that I find Paul Rudd annoying, but he's wholesome in a way that makes me a little suspicious.

I might have a look into The Trip.


The other night I watched the first 20 minutes of Austin Powers. Don't ask me why. But given what came after, I think that the first film is sort of innocently and superficially entertaining.

   
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I love Austin Powers.

I will always remember it's marketing, as there was a preview with a shot of the emperor's empty throne room, star wars-esque music, and a movie narrator guy saying, "If you see one movie this year, make sure it is Star Wars. If you see two movies make sure it is Austin Powers!"

It then cuts to Austin prancing and dancing around with the psychedelic band in the background.

So good.

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Captain Marvel

Must be getting soft in my old age, didn't wind me up as much the second time round, its still MCU formula, half an hour or so too long and concludes on a big CGI indulgence but I'm upgrading it to mostly harmless rather than Dark World bad

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@Easy E:

@Turnip Jedi: Could we say that the last 30 minutes (45 on Avengers films) should be cut in favour of getting to the end quicker? I mean how often can we see a planet fall onto a city or something like that?

   
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Or badly rendered comedy war rhino's...

I dont mind the odd CGI blowout but seems to be part of the template now, heck even WandaVision dabbled in it a bit

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The Green Knight

I'm going to go against the grain of what I've seen a lot of people say about this film.

This movie is brilliant and claims that it bastardized the source material are idiotic. The movie does divert from the classical version of the story (or at least, the most famous version from the 14th century), but I don't see the issue with that. It's typical of Arthurian tales and this movie does it the right way by making the moral of the story more obvious to a modern audience by dumping a lot of super-obscure conventions only middle English aficionados would get anyway. Gawain has always been one of the more interesting knights because he's not perfect, and this movie plays that straight.

At its core, the movie is the essence of the original story about being your own man, the nobility of doing something for its own sake, and the folly of seeking glory. If anything, the film's main sin is that while it cuts out or alters multiple plot elements to be more familiar/less weird for a modern audience, it still seems to expect the audience to do a lot of the work in piecing it's meaning together and the modern film audience it seems is too lazy and much prefers the original story's ending where a character spends several minutes spelling it out for them. In a lot of ways though, the way the story is told perfectly mimics middle ages literature, so I can't help but wonder if all the people bashing the movie have ever read the source material at all.

I'm unsurprised this movie did poorly at the BO. It's exactly what movie audiences claim to want when they moan about the formulaic nature of modern film, but then is shunned by them as they go and spend another couple hundred billion on the next mainstream blockbuster because anything else requires more than passive viewing to enjoy.

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