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May 25, 2013
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Watched Blade Runner 2049 last night.

I wasn't a big fan of the original to be honest, so not sure why I watched this, but everyone has raved about this film, so thought I'd give it a shot. Much like the original it's visually impressive. I don't think this film was as great as some have made it out to be but it's definitely worth a watch. I found it hard to connect with Gosling as the lead, there's so little emotion from him early on, though the film does get a lot better and I must admit I didn't see the twist at the end coming.

The strength of the basic story is what stood out for me along with the visuals. Where I think it falls flat is that I didn't connect emotionally with me, I liked it, but didn't love it. 7/10
 

Pedderrs

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Watched Blade Runner 2049 last night.

I wasn't a big fan of the original to be honest, so not sure why I watched this, but everyone has raved about this film, so thought I'd give it a shot. Much like the original it's visually impressive. I don't think this film was as great as some have made it out to be but it's definitely worth a watch. I found it hard to connect with Gosling as the lead, there's so little emotion from him early on, though the film does get a lot better and I must admit I didn't see the twist at the end coming.

The strength of the basic story is what stood out for me along with the visuals. Where I think it falls flat is that I didn't connect emotionally with me, I liked it, but didn't love it. 7/10

Original is fucking amazing, man. Watched it again the other night. Benefits with repeated viewings, unquestionably.
 
May 25, 2013
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Original is fucking amazing, man. Watched it again the other night. Benefits with repeated viewings, unquestionably.
I've watched it twice but maybe I should watch it again, I did finish the sequel thinking I probably missed things and it might be better 2nd time around. Maybe the original needs a few watches before it reveals it's genius to me.
 

BigBone

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Jun 13, 2012
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A Face in the Crowd (1957)

Superb 60+ yo media satire that's very relevant today, touching on themes like political elite having control over information and opinion, the star crunching machine making and breaking talented or semi-talented ppl., abuse of power over co-workers in advantageous position and I think even the word influencer comes up, some two decades before Network undressed mass media machinery in an even more cynical way.

Andy Griffith
plays a charismatic, womanizing drifter with a guitar and a voice that reaches the simple folk who gets a chance to appear on a small town radio show, becoming an overnight sensation. He's very much his own man with his free opinion that influences his every growing audience, and powers to be see how corrupting him a little bit could make him swing their way and up ratings and votes.

While this is genuinely Old Hollywood stuff and not modern, methodical acting, Griffith is a natural in Lonesome's overbearing and overacting role and has the charisma not unlike Lancaster in Sweet Smell of Success, another masterpiece of the same year and the better known media satire of the two. But I think Patricia Neal as his early producer and potential love interested is just as good or even better, as she has to endure dark side of Lonesome's larger than life figure and stardom.

Anthony Franciosa and Walter Matthau also shine is side roles and the script keeps this cautionary tale superbly together. Too bad A Face in the Crowd is not as well known as the other two flicks as Elia Kazan gives sharp direction with excellent pacing and some memorable scenes, and the movie predicts just right how targeting the less educated and the single fold can decide elections and exits. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
 
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A Face in the Crowd (1957)

Superb 60+ yo media satire that's very relevant today, touching on themes like political elite having control over information and opinion, the star crunching machine making and breaking talented or semi-talented ppl., abuse of power over co-workers in advantageous position and I think even the word influencer comes up, some two decades before Network undressed mass media machinery in an even more cynical way.

Andy Griffith plays a charismatic, womanizing drifter with a guitar and a voice that reaches the simple folk who gets a chance to appear on a small town radio show, becoming an overnight sensation. He's very much his own man with his free opinion that influences his every growing audience, and powers to be see how corrupting him a little bit could make him swing their way and up ratings and votes.

While this is genuinely Old Hollywood stuff and not modern, methodical acting, Griffith is a natural in Lonesome's overbearing and overacting role and has the charisma not unlike Lancaster in Sweet Smell of Success, another masterpiece of the same year and the better known media satire of the two. But I think Patricia Neal as his early producer and potential love interested is just as good or even better, as she has to endure dark side of Lonesome's larger than life figure and stardom.

Anthony Franciosa and Walter Matthau also shine is side roles and the script keeps this cautionary tale superbly together. Too bad A Face in the Crowd is not as well known as the other two flicks as Elia Kazan gives sharp direction with excellent pacing and some memorable scenes, and the movie predicts just right how targeting the less educated and the single fold can decide elections and exits. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Good movie. I saw it on TV a while ago.
 

BigBone

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Good movie. I saw it on TV a while ago.
Pretty good, isn't it? Danced around it for a bit and was a revelation much like All About Eve. Having watched over a hundred 50s flick and I still overlook that decade. Having recently watched From Here to Eternity, All That Heaven Allows, Kiss Me Deadly, A Place in the Sun, The Crimson Kimono and No way Out and not a bad movie between them. Or I'm just that good at selecting. :lol:
 
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BigBone

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Toy Story 4 (2019)

A movie nobody really wanted, and one I thank Disney for ordering: a pleasant surprise! Many of us grew up watching this series, and while Toy Story started and defined quality 3D animation, it never really took its eye off the characters and storytelling. Which is why I still prefer the 2nd installment, tho the 3rd rounded it up well and gave it a generational twist. The fourth was unnecessary, but with the original talent involved, I guess we can get a new Story every now and then, and this one gives Woody a nice conclusion. A pleasant surprise. RECOMMENDED



Sunday, Bloody Sunday (1971)

Adult drama about a bi-sexual love triangle in the 70's UK that completely avoids any gay stereotype, victimization, self-doubt, judgement and whatnot. Peter "Mad as Hell" Finch plays a successful gay doctor in his 50s having a relationship with a younger artist (Murray Head), who's also in a relationship with a divorced woman having a bit of a depression (Glenda Jackson). It's a no-nonsense, realistic high-class drama avoiding the rage and cynicism of the working folk Kitchen Sink dramas. As a matter of fact, it handles the story very maturely with evenly quality acting all around and...seven year-olds smoking weed on screen? What's that about? :lol: England must have been a strange place back in the day. I like the little nuances and psychological accuracy, and sometimes less is more: those black Brit faces with suppressed words and emotions tell their own story. DAMN GOOD STUFF, SIR!


Lenny (1974)

Lenny Bruce biography by Bob Fosse with an outstanding Dustin Hoffman with a role very different you usually see from him (even if you've seen Kramer vs. Kramer). The titular comedian was one of those early harsh, dirty tongued entertainers who got into all sorts of trouble (Milos Foreman liked to biograph them), and it is shot beautifully in monochrome. It's nowhere near on All That Jazz level, but still has some of its energy.
 

Masters

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May 20, 2013
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Spoilers bellow for the new Netflix movie In the Shadow of The Moon.





In the future , the world is destroyed by white Republican men. Its up to a black woman to travel back in time to snuff them before before they can put their plans into motion. Pathetic movie. 0/10
Netflix original content is riddled in political messaging. Think ill cancel and subscribe to Amazon prime instead.
 
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I watched some fucking bile on Netflix with the wife, Adam Sandler and Jenifer Anniston have a murder mystery on their hands. It was beyond shit. Has either one of them cunts made a decent film in the last 10 years?
 
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Watched Blade Runner 2049 last night.

I wasn't a big fan of the original to be honest, so not sure why I watched this, but everyone has raved about this film, so thought I'd give it a shot. Much like the original it's visually impressive. I don't think this film was as great as some have made it out to be but it's definitely worth a watch. I found it hard to connect with Gosling as the lead, there's so little emotion from him early on, though the film does get a lot better and I must admit I didn't see the twist at the end coming.

The strength of the basic story is what stood out for me along with the visuals. Where I think it falls flat is that I didn't connect emotionally with me, I liked it, but didn't love it. 7/10
I think I only got through about a third of that movie - I felt it was trying too hard to imitate the original, and then seeing Jared Leto as a generic weirdo-villain was the final straw.

The original is a 9.5/10 IMO.
 

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May 14, 2013
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All right ppl. and be frank with me: Is The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp everything they say it is?

I watched this again last week. It had been on BBC2 so I recorded it knowing I had enjoyed it years ago. Fascinating movie from when it was made during the peak of WWII and being a film that attracted a lot of attention from superiors within the British government that led to it not being allowed to be shown outside of the UK then having the title changed. Many perceived the film to be in bad taste due to its portrayal of a sympathetic German and the resemblance of the leads later years buffoonery to Winston Churchill. As a film it is a well put together piece, at least as it was intended and not the many changes around that it undertook post release. Some parts still do not feel like they fit together correct, but it can be forgiven. The Archers were on peak form with this one, really must go back and watch some of their other well known films. I can't speak highly enough of Roger Liversey either as Clive Candy, or Austrian actor Anton Walbrook as Theo Kretschmar-Schuldorff who gives some well balanced speeches later in the film. Anton's real name was Adolf. I do really like the film and have enjoyed it on every viewing, but also find it such an interesting moment of history too.
 
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May 14, 2013
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Spoilers bellow for the new Netflix movie In the Shadow of The Moon.





In the future , the world is destroyed by white Republican men. Its up to a black woman to travel back in time to snuff them before before they can put their plans into motion. Pathetic movie. 0/10
Netflix original content is riddled in political messaging. Think ill cancel and subscribe to Amazon prime instead.

Saw the trailer for that yesterday. I find more enjoyment watching these terrible trailers than I do the films on Netflix. It looks terrible. Obviously Boyd Holbrook has some sort of contract with Netflix to appear in their stuff, quite a few other good names are doing the same thing. Must be good pay, can't say it is a good career choice for actors of the level of Boyd. The film looks so damn bad, the lead is a box ticking exercise and nothing else. Got to say though I'm looking forward to watching Tall Girl.

 
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DB Cooper

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Saw the trailer for that yesterday. I find more enjoyment watching these terrible trailers than I do the films on Netflix. It looks terrible. Obviously Boyd Holbrook has some sort of contract with Netflix to appear in their stuff, quite a few other good names are doing the same thing. Must be good pay, can't say it is a good career choice for actors of the level of Boyd. The film looks so damn bad, the lead is a box ticking exercise and nothing else. Got to say though I'm looking forward to watching Tall Girl.

Saw 'Tall Girl'.

If it's not too late, don't bother.
 
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Spoilers bellow for the new Netflix movie In the Shadow of The Moon.





In the future , the world is destroyed by white Republican men. Its up to a black woman to travel back in time to snuff them before before they can put their plans into motion. Pathetic movie. 0/10
Netflix original content is riddled in political messaging. Think ill cancel and subscribe to Amazon prime instead.
It wasn't that bad. A couple of silly things going on and some poor characters/performances but overall a decent way to kill 90 minutes.

I didn't even notice this political messaging you're talking about.
 

BigBone

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Jun 13, 2012
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I watched this again last week. It had been on BBC2 so I recorded it knowing I had enjoyed it years ago. Fascinating movie from when it was made during the peak of WWII and being a film that attracted a lot of attention from superiors within the British government that led to it not being allowed to be shown outside of the UK then having the title changed. Many perceived the film to be in bad taste due to its portrayal of a sympathetic German and the resemblance of the leads later years buffoonery to Winston Churchill. As a film it is a well put together piece, at least as it was intended and not the many changes around that it undertook post release. Some parts still do not feel like they fit together correct, but it can be forgiven. The Archers were on peak form with this one, really must go back and watch some of their other well known films. I can't speak highly enough of Roger Liversey either as Clive Candy, or Austrian actor Anton Walbrook as Theo Kretschmar-Schuldorff who gives some well balanced speeches later in the film. Anton's real name was Adolf. I do really like the film and have enjoyed it on every viewing, but also find it such an interesting moment of history too.
Some say it's the GOAT British movie. Did enjoy Red Shoes very much by Pressburger / Powell and of course Black Narcissus is a Bone-fide 9/10.