Rate The Last Film You Watched

Jun 10, 2013
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DC have made some of the worst films of the past decade. In fact it is a fact that Batman vs Superman, the other Justice League movies and stand alone Superman movies are crimes against humanity.
BvS is like a cult movie to me and my fellow co-workers - after it came out, we spent literally months joking about the ridiculous amount of plot-holes and sh!tty dialogue.
 
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Tunes Of Glory. 9/10

Watched many times and still as fresh although i hate endings like this.

Outstanding performances,getting across the issues of soldiers returning to barrack duties after wartime and the regimental policing that in this case was allowed to deviate from the straight and narrow.
 
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Ford v Ferrari. Solid 10/10

In general not keen on motor sports movies as the racing scenes are usually unadulterated pish,but this nails them superbly.The usual endless downshifting was replaced by minimally and well timed ones in keeping with the actual racing and cant really fault any of the scenes.

Bales probably my favourite actor from the modern era so probably a tad biased but pretty sure most would find this a very decent watch.
 

AntG

Scaredy Bat
Nov 16, 2012
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Ford v Ferrari. Solid 10/10

In general not keen on motor sports movies as the racing scenes are usually unadulterated pish,but this nails them superbly.The usual endless downshifting was replaced by minimally and well timed ones in keeping with the actual racing and cant really fault any of the scenes.

Bales probably my favourite actor from the modern era so probably a tad biased but pretty sure most would find this a very decent watch.
Being an avid motorsport fan my pet hate when it comes to bringing the sport to film is the constant gear changing for effect, that and the car beginning to come apart at speed just prior to a crash like in Rush, Laudas accident in real life had nothing to do with a bolt coming loose, it was driver error but then again it was directed by Ron Howard who also took a great big shit on the memory of Max Baer for Cinderella Man.
 
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Piss your pants
Dec 2, 2016
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Outer Space Man
The Flying Guillotine - Another Shaw Bros. movie scratched off my list. I guess I had too high of expectations for this. The fight choreography was sloppy, the story was a little hard to keep up with all the betrayals, twists and turns....I really didn't give a damn who lived or died. The Guillotine in action always looked really cool and did seem extremely deadly on film, so I guess they succeeded in that aspect. This film felt like a rush job. The lead actor, Kuan Tai Chen did make 10 films that year, so this thing was churned out in Shaw Bros. sweat shop style. I have done worse. 5/10
 

AntG

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Nov 16, 2012
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The Godfather

I always find ways to nitpick at this film such as Sonny's unintentionally hilarious death dance but it doesn't stop it from being a superb piece of film making.
 

AntG

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Nov 16, 2012
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A Fistful of Dollars

Sergio Leone classic starring Clint Eastwood as a mysterious gunslinger who arrives in a small town and causes a war between two rival families.

I reckon I'd have excelled in the wild west.
 
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BigBone

Sugalowda!
Jun 13, 2012
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Southern Comfort (1981)



Superb survival thriller, kinda a crossover between Deliverance (bunch of ppl. meet the very odd and deadly part of American back-country) and Predator (kinda a post-Vietnam allegory where all advanced weaponry and training means fuckall). This time it's a bunch of trigger-happy national guardists going on exercise into the muddy Lousiana bayou, and as you'd expect, odds aren't great of all leaving it in one peace.

Interestingly both Deliverance and Comfort has a Hungarian director of photography, but results are very different: the lavish green landscapes with rocks and blue river is replaced here by almost entirely grey palette with light brown tones and little contrast. Even though the Blu-Ray could see HUGE Improvements, visuals are incredibly impressive per setting, direction is spot on, performances of these B-actors come out sharp and suspense is top-notch. Even music is fitting without being overbearing. It's a simple delivery per story, but perhaps that's its biggest strength, as it's practically flawless low-budget cinema. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
 

AntG

Scaredy Bat
Nov 16, 2012
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The Hurt Locker

Really good war film with a difference, rather than being a typical war film with lot's of spectacular and gory battle sequences it instead follows a bomb disposal team headed by a rather unhinged, reckless character who causes tension with his squad mates.

It's got to take some fucking balls to do that job though.
 

Masters

Bone 4 Tuna
May 20, 2013
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Vice City
Southern Comfort (1981)



Superb survival thriller, kinda a crossover between Deliverance (bunch of ppl. meet the very odd and deadly part of American back-country) and Predator (kinda a post-Vietnam allegory where all advanced weaponry and training means fuckall). This time it's a bunch of trigger-happy national guardists going on exercise into the muddy Lousiana bayou, and as you'd expect, odds aren't great of all leaving it in one peace.

Interestingly both Deliverance and Comfort has a Hungarian director of photography, but results are very different: the lavish green landscapes with rocks and blue river is replaced here by almost entirely grey palette with light brown tones and little contrast. Even though the Blu-Ray could see HUGE Improvements, visuals are incredibly impressive per setting, direction is spot on, performances of these B-actors come out sharp and suspense is top-notch. Even music is fitting without being overbearing. It's a simple delivery per story, but perhaps that's its biggest strength, as it's practically flawless low-budget cinema. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Thats a very good film.
 
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Jul 6, 2019
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Little Women. The new Greta Gerwig version.

Good, but not as good as the Winona Ryder movie, or the book.

Tries something new with the structure, jumping about in time. It sometimes works, but at others it detracts from the story and often weakens the emotional impact.

It also tries to play with things to modernise the tale, and strengthen the feminist overtones, of what is already a pretty strongly feminist story.

This mainly has the effect of pulling you out of the story, but it does improve the grown up Amy from the 90's version.

Timothee Chalemet gives the standout performance as Laurie, (better than Christian Bale's), but there is no believable romance between him and Jo.

This may be intentional however, and tied in with the feminist interpretation. But, it still weakens the overall story and it's believability.

Still decent, but maybe too girly for a lot of people on here.
 
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Football Bat

Piss your pants
Dec 2, 2016
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Outer Space Man
Southern Comfort (1981)



Superb survival thriller, kinda a crossover between Deliverance (bunch of ppl. meet the very odd and deadly part of American back-country) and Predator (kinda a post-Vietnam allegory where all advanced weaponry and training means fuckall). This time it's a bunch of trigger-happy national guardists going on exercise into the muddy Lousiana bayou, and as you'd expect, odds aren't great of all leaving it in one peace.

Interestingly both Deliverance and Comfort has a Hungarian director of photography, but results are very different: the lavish green landscapes with rocks and blue river is replaced here by almost entirely grey palette with light brown tones and little contrast. Even though the Blu-Ray could see HUGE Improvements, visuals are incredibly impressive per setting, direction is spot on, performances of these B-actors come out sharp and suspense is top-notch. Even music is fitting without being overbearing. It's a simple delivery per story, but perhaps that's its biggest strength, as it's practically flawless low-budget cinema. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Love this movie. I still have my official VHS copy. I took my copy to summer school in the 90's and the teacher let us watch it.
 
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BigBone

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Jun 13, 2012
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All right lads, and be honest cause I can tell... is Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World which always looked meh to me actually any good?
 

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Freedom Fighter
May 14, 2013
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Castle Duckula.
All right lads, and be honest cause I can tell... is Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World which always looked meh to me actually any good?

It is worth watching if you like history or war films. I find it hard to sit through due to the length, but it is a very good film. You've certainly got to gear up for it and be in the mood to watch it though. Don't ruin it for yourself and go in half cocked.

The story is great, acting great, it looks absolute stunning and is set in a fascinating time in British navel history. Best war film I can think of from recent years and from what I remember isn't all 'Holywood' like Hacksaw Ridge and Dunkirk.
 
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