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Masters

Bone 4 Tuna
May 20, 2013
10,720
1,915
Vice City
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.

I like Boyd Holbrook which is why i watched the movie. He deserves better.

Just pulled the trailer for Tall Girl since i never even heard of that movie. Not sure why its portraying a girl being a social outcast just for being tall. Every woman wants to be tall and every woman that is tall is extremely proud of it.
Women are no different than men. Nobody wants to be a shorty pants. This world they are trying to depict doesn't exist. I don''t even know what their political angle is here. :think
 
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Freedom Fighter
May 14, 2013
22,197
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Castle Duckula.
I like Boyd Holbrook which is why i watched the movie. He deserves better.

Just pulled the trailer for Tall Girl since i never even heard of that movie. Not sure why its portraying a girl being a social outcast just for being tall. Every woman wants to be tall and every woman that is tall is extremely proud of it.
Women are no different than men. Nobody wants to be a shorty pants. This world they are trying to depict doesn't exist. I don''t even know what their political angle is here. :think

They have not even got a normal tall girl either, she is half an inch off being a centre court attraction at Wimbledon so blonde and slender. They should come back and try this shit with a lass that looks like Miranda Hart, even still it isn't a lame excuse for a film. I love going through the Netflix trailers though, they often make classic old films look shit too.
 
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Freedom Fighter
May 14, 2013
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Castle Duckula.
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.

I wouldn't say it is the GOAT. It is an ATG, but below Black Narcissus which I really need to see again. I think the film subject gives a lot to Blimp more than anything else.
 
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May 25, 2013
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They have not even got a normal tall girl either, she is half an inch off being a centre court attraction at Wimbledon so blonde and slender. They should come back and try this shit with a lass that looks like Miranda Hart, even still it isn't a lame excuse for a film. I love going through the Netflix trailers though, they often make classic old films look shit too.
So true, she's clearly attractive and while at 6'1" she's tall but she she isn't freakishly tall. Plenty of guys taller than that, her school was populated by a bunch of midgets if there was nobody taller than that.

The film itself was cliched and predictable with your typical happy ending, nothing original about it.
 

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Freedom Fighter
May 14, 2013
22,197
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Castle Duckula.
So true, she's clearly attractive and while at 6'1" she's tall but she she isn't freakishly tall. Plenty of guys taller than that, her school was populated by a bunch of midgets if there was nobody taller than that.

The film itself was cliched and predictable with your typical happy ending, nothing original about it.

Hoped it would be a female re-imagining prequel of Halloween or something with a big cereal killer.
 
Jun 22, 2013
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Midsommar- I thought it was every bit as good as the reviews suggested, regardless of what others may think. Unrelentingly disturbing and unsettling to me. Best horror I've seen in quite some time.
 
Jun 7, 2012
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Midsommar- I thought it was every bit as good as the reviews suggested, regardless of what others may think. Unrelentingly disturbing and unsettling to me. Best horror I've seen in quite some time.
Great film, I'd intended to see it at the cinema but ended up catching it this week. Really Really disturbing and it parts shocking. Its rare you'll find a film that will make you feel like midsommer does. That bit at the cliff was a legit wtf moment even though I knew what was going to happen.
 
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Jun 14, 2012
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Lord of the Rings The Two Towers.

Watched this Sunday night. Has always been my favourite of the three and I can't see that changing. The story felt more slimline if you know what I mean. There's not a whole lot of focus put on Frodo in this one and it feels like Aragon's film. The Helms Deep battle is one of the ATG's. The three hours go by very quick too. 8/10.
 
Jul 24, 2012
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I watched First Man at the weekend, really enjoyed it and not what i was expecting.

I never knew that Neil Armstrong lost his daughter to cancer when she was a little toddler, it painted a picture of a very introspective man who was forever changed by that experience, as you would be ... to be honest it had a real impact on me at points in the movie.

The movie centres around Armstrongs home life and the impact on his wife and remaining son, of a man putting himself in serious danger on a regular basis. It does a good job of conveying the bravery of those early astronauts.

It's slow moving but enjoyable if you have an interest in space flight and the Apollo missions - 7/10
 
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Sugalowda!
Jun 13, 2012
10,982
1,813
Tycho Station
Inherent Vice (2017)

Expectations and preconceptions r funny things: fans & critics expected a gritty follow-up to the Coens' famed Fargo, and didn't know what to do with the incohesive Big Lebowski, at least at the time. So when the expectations for Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice were something like a Lewbowski-Kiss Kiss Bang Bang crossover, many walked out of this slow moving, introspective hippie crime dramedy that ultimately flopped.

I get it if you were one of them: you buy a ticket for a genre flick and expect one to play by the rules, and this The Dude meets The Big Sleep neo-noir dark comedy mash-up may be too loose at it's 2,5hr plodding pace. And yet where it really shines, a solid, richly layered character study that will be rediscovered like Lebowski, not that you should really expect anything too similar mind you, other than something defying expectations.

Larry "Doc" Sportello (a superb Joaquin Phoenix) is a hippie- trippy Philip Marlowe who gets tangled in crazy 70s LA business after his ex Shasta Fay Fapworth... I mean Hepworth shows up (a very bangable Katherine Waterston). Doc ends up in the crosshairs of some powerful ppl. incl. hippie-hating Lt. Det. Cristian "Bigfoot" Bjornsen (lots of weird names in this movie, great perf. by Josh Brolin tho) and just about half of Hollywood does a cameo with some funny and thrilling moments. It clearly set path to Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and if you enjoyed that one, can't see why I should RECOMMEND you this. Just don't think too hard what this movie should be, and enjoy for what it is.

@Boogle McDougal
 
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I watched this one last night. I don't usually likes movies from the 1940's but this was a good one. Its about 3 WW2 soldiers going home after the war.


 

Masters

Bone 4 Tuna
May 20, 2013
10,720
1,915
Vice City
Inherent Vice (2017)

Expectations and preconceptions r funny things: fans & critics expected a gritty follow-up to the Coens' famed Fargo, and didn't know what to do with the incohesive Big Lebowski, at least at the time. So when the expectations for Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice were something like a Lewbowski-Kiss Kiss Bang Bang crossover, many walked out of this slow moving, introspective hippie crime dramedy that ultimately flopped.

I get it if you were one of them: you buy a ticket for a genre flick and expect one to play by the rules, and this The Dude meets The Big Sleep neo-noir dark comedy mash-up may be too loose at it's 2,5hr plodding pace. And yet where it really shines, a solid, richly layered character study that will be rediscovered like Lebowski, not that you should really expect anything too similar mind you, other than something defying expectations.

Larry "Doc" Sportello (a superb Joaquin Phoenix) is a hippie- trippy Philip Marlowe who gets tangled in crazy 70s LA business after his ex Shasta Fay Fapworth... I mean Hepworth shows up (a very bangable Katherine Waterston). Doc ends up in the crosshairs of some powerful ppl. incl. hippie-hating Lt. Det. Cristian "Bigfoot" Bjornsen (lots of weird names in this movie, great perf. by Josh Brolin tho) and just about half of Hollywood does a cameo with some funny and thrilling moments. It clearly set path to Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and if you enjoyed that one, can't see why I should RECOMMEND you this. Just don't think too hard what this movie should be, and enjoy for what it is.

@Boogle McDougal
Inherent Vice which came out in 2014 lost me after 30mins. I intended to pick it back up but I never found the motivation. Phantom Thread byPTA came out in 2017 , was less interesting , yet kept me watching to the end. It was about a plonker who made womens clothing.
 
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Sugalowda!
Jun 13, 2012
10,982
1,813
Tycho Station
Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011)

A ronin walks into a Japanese castle to commit seppuku (no, this is not the start of a joke), but is reminded that someone before him had ritual suicide that went horribly wrong. From then on, twists and turns hit the story, with flashbacks of how our protagonists got here.

Bone-fide classics should not be tempered with, think of the monumental flop that was the King Kong, Psycho or live-action Ghost in the Shell remake. In rare cases tho, story, setting or genre changes enough for things to work out (The Departed, A Fistful of Dollars, The Thing). Miike Takashi has decided to do his version of Harakiri by the book however (literally), so similarities with the Kobayashi Misaki 1962 classic are plentiful. Except for this being a color movie that uses it to it's advantage.

While unconvinced why this exists, this remake works out cause blood-lusty, genre-branding bad-by Miike restrains himself and focuses on the characters and morals of the story, rather than Ichi the Killer or 13 Assissins type of limb chopping (don't worry, there's some red goo here too). Takashi-san always had that side, and Hara-Kiri falls into the same humanity vs. strict Japanese code battle that made The Bird People in China VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. So I guess every now and then busy-boy Miike can deliver a solid remake, and Death of a Samurai (no spoliers, huh?) comes RECOMMENDED.
 
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‪#‎Pray4Khan‬
May 16, 2013
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Westworld

Another of my favorite sci-fi films. I think of this movie as The Father of Modern Sci-fi - so many movies ranging from the Terminators to Jurassic Park owe their very existence to it (although I don't think it's a coincidence that this movie was written and directed by the future author of Jurassic Park...).

Although I've always thought of Michael Crichton as an author more than a filmmaker, his directing of this movie is fantastic. The first half of the movie immerses the viewer in the Westworld universe as though he or she were one of its customers. The tone of the movie starts off as fairly light-hearted and fun, but there are some dark and foreboding moments that hint at what is to come. The second half features one of the most tense and gripping chase sequences in cinematic history. Also, this movie likely invented the "jump scare ending" three years before Carrie made it a horror standard.

Rating: 9.5/10.
I get Terminator vibes from Westworld as well. Original movie
 

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Scaredy Bat
Nov 16, 2012
2,871
1,949
Lancashire
The Enemy Below

Enjoyable naval war film starring Robert Mitchum as the captain of a Destroyer in a cat and mouse encounter with a submarine captained by Curt Jurgens.