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Bob Weaver

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Scott Pilgrim vs the World

Never seen it before and ended up being pleasantly surprised by this film about a guy who in order to win over a girl he must defeat her 7 "evil exes" in martial arts computer game styled duels. I found it funny and entertaining.
I watched it close to the time and enjoyed it. My missus hated it.

I do remember thinking he was a bit of a shit. He mistreat the Asian girl and stalks the other one
 
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I watched it close to the time and enjoyed it. My missus hated it.

I do remember thinking he was a bit of a shit. He mistreat the Asian girl and stalks the other one
I was hyped when it came out thought it would be my kind of film but was bored by the whole thing. I tried watching it again last year as its reached cult status and maybe I hadn't given it a fair shake. But no still bored by it and switched it off after about half an hour.

Everything about this film should appeal to me, but it just doesn't for some reason.
 
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BigBone

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Do the Right Thing (1989)

Spike Lee's top notch drama fits right into those 90s flicks that would rather observe than judge a contemporary city's ups and downs, coming of age, social, racial and economical issues thru eyes of certain characters trying to survive in it - Smoke and Rebels of the Neon God come to mind too. This one's set in a mostly African-American NY hood with plenty of tension around a kinda-good man Sal's pizzeria, who has one friendly and one racist son, also some racist cops looking to come down hard on black folk. But many African-American characters are also racists toward Italian-Americans and Asian-Americans, so Lee sees the vicious circle and no obvious peaceful solution as these tensions a little too predictably go toward violence. And it looks gorgeous in 4K!

Besides a fantastic cast and many interesting, not obviously good or bad characters, its the small details and on-site looks that make this flick alive and fresh 30 yrs later. Some spoilers. But Lee also slips as he offers one MLKJr. quote against violence and one Malcolm X calling necessary violence ultimately intelligent, and his own character Mookie, played by himself ends up starting a riot after a friend becomes a victim of police brutality. Problem is: he destroys the livelihood of his employer who's not really to blame for tensions beyond control, then goes back to Sal for his salary, as if the riot just came with the territory.

And I think I've read Spike calling out 'white reviewers' who took issue with some of Mookie's choices, but that's Spike being Spike, he's calling out Tarantino, white, for making action-adventure movies on slavery (Django Unchained), so I guess his forte is NOT being objective when it comes to African-American history or issues, and clearly making passionate, sometimes angry movies because of it. Pretty manly ones too as women in these are sideshows but that's an entirely different matter - what matters: you can't watch his best stuff sitting comfortably, and that means he's pushing all the right buttons whether you see the world thru the same lens or not, and Do the Right Thing is an essential time capsule and a reminder today that those issues still lurk around. RECOMMENDED.
 
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The Conversation

A brilliant spy thriller starring Gene Hackman, has a really claustrophobic feel to it and Hackman is brilliant as the paranoid surveillance expert.


Sputnik

A rather average Russian sci-fi flick, the biggest problem with this film is it's length, it seems to take ages to get going and when it does get going it's not anything spectacular.
 
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Le Mans

Steve McQueen film based at the famous 24 hour race. Great car footage which actually uses actual race footage from the 1970 race but let down by a dreary story with characters that you have no connection to.
 
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Flash Gordon 1980

10/10

Watched it in pieces on youtube.

This movie is very colorful. I like the pacing the wardrobes. The cheesy dialogue.

An NFL QB saves the world by defying Ming the Merciless.

Would love to see a remake or a sequel
 
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Smokey and the Bandit

Noticed it was on Netflix UK and thought what the heck, not seen it in years, still great fun.
 

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The Hunt for Red October

Entertaining submarine thriller, one of my favourite films of it's type.


The Spy Gone North

Great spy film about a South Korean spy tasked with infiltrating North Korea, I don't know why but the guy who plays Kim Jong Il remings me of the medium from Poltergeist.
 
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Valhalla Rising

A pretentious viking film which is beautifully shot but for the most part nothing happens apart from the odd sequence of savage violence to jolt you out of your boredom.
 
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Bob Weaver

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Valhalla Rising

A pretentious viking film which is beautifully shot but for the most part nothing happens apart from the odd sequence of savage violence to jolt you out of your boredom.
Such a disappointing film. I heard great things but ended up switching it off because I was bored.

I love Drive, but can't stand any of Winding Refn's other movies.
 

Bob Weaver

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I liked Drive and Bronson, still yet to see the Pusher films though.
Forgot about those.

Bronson is good, Pusher was 1 was OK. I've not seen the others.

I hated Valhalla Rising, and everything after Drive.
 

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Forgot about those.

Bronson is good, Pusher was 1 was OK. I've not seen the others.

I hated Valhalla Rising, and everything after Drive.
The Pusher trilogy is genuinely great and goes to surreal quite well. Bronson is shyte, Valhalla I good tho I admittedly have a stiffy for Mads.
 

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If you think that's pretentious watch Only God Forgives.
It's 2021 and ppl. still throw the popular 2000s internet "P-word" around over movies they either don't like (There Will Be Blood), don't understand (Mulholland Drive) or are plain shyte (Only God Forgives) without ever having a definition by what they mean by 'P' in the film's context. "Pretentious seems like a popular word and I have a rough understanding why random ppl. use it for random flicks, lets use it and save some time!" :lol:

Soz if I offended anyone but at some point someone should explain it to me what's 'pretentious' about Valhalla Rising, cause I tell you what it really is: it's a minimalist movie made for anyone appreciating the style, while Only God Forgives is a shyte movie cause NWR & co. were coked out of their mind and forgot to make a good one.
 
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Bob Weaver

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It's 2021 and ppl. still throw the popular 2000s internet "P-word" around over movies they either don't like (There Will Be Blood), don't understand (Mulholland Drive) or are plain shyte (Only God Forgives) without ever having a definition by what they mean by 'P' in the film's context. "Pretentious seems like a popular word and I have a rough understanding why random ppl. use it for random flicks, lets use it and save some time!" :lol:

Soz if I offended anyone but at some point someone should explain it to me what's 'pretentious' about Valhalla Rising, cause I tell you what it really is: it's a minimalist movie made for anyone appreciating the style, while Only God Forgives is a shyte movie cause NWR & co. were coked out of their mind and forgot to make a good one.
I'd say it's the definition of pretentious.

"Trying to impress by affecting greater importance or merit than deserved".

Film tries to carry itself like a work of great art. Winding-Refn was talking about art being violence and violence being art and other guff when he made it.

When in reality, its a poorly acted, poorly constructed genre piece, that even a good actor like Mikkelson couldn't save.
 
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