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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 21:55 
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Thank fuck the new rating system has landed because five whole stars was far too much to cope with.

50/50 gets 786 thumbs up out of 1000.

Quite formulaic in a lot of ways but did it with enough heartfelt self-confidence and honesty to be a thoroughly decent watch without getting schmaltzy.

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I watched it on the train with no idea what it was about.

I wasn't ready for it at all.

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I watched it on the train with no idea what it was about.

I wasn't ready for it at all.


It was very well made but it almost played out like a 'beginner's guide to cancer', and as I'd imagine is the case for most folks my age, I've seen enough real cancer around me (although fortunately not actually in me, yet) to not need a film to take me through how it tends to pan out.

It's a bit like Rain Man, which used to be my favourite film, and then I tried to rewatch it a few years ago (by which point I was raising an autistic daughter) and was like, 'Hmmm, this seems rather banal now, I know all this, and the savant angle is overly twee'. I turned it off about halfway through, not because it was 'too painful', but because I was bored of watching Dustin Hoffman doing a really good turn as an autistic man.

That's not to say that both 50/50 and Rain Man aren't great films, back in 1988 Rain Man was one of the first mainstream media portrayals of autism and you could say was worthy on that basis alone, and 50/50 is a fairly solid, honest portrayal of what happens when someone is diagnosed with cancer (albeit someone from a well-heeled middle class lifestyle with seemingly amazing healthcare, I'm not quite sure how poor people would get on in that situation) - it did all the right things, in most of the right ways, but it didn't knock me sideways or anything.

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I tell you what film I've never seen but was absolutely fascinating: Apollo 13.

I can't believe I've missed this but watching it in 2017 was no less interesting despite the advances in CGI (the CGI is a little noticeable in places y'see). In fact the most interesting thing about watching this was how The Martian, years later, aped the science bits and jingoistic rubbish for that make believe story. Oh, and how the dialogue was taken directly from the transcripts.

Hanks was as good as he ever is.

Bill Paxton was great (RIP).

Kevin Bacon had a great subdued performance too as the rookie thrown in at the last minute.

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Yeah it's just a really great telling of an amazing sequence of real life events. I think that's why I found The Martian to be a bit of an odd one. It started off being really quite low key and realistic and very much reminded me of Apollo 13 except it all felt a bit weird because you knew it was all just totally made up, there wasn't the hook of knowing that it all actually happened. And so then it had nowhere to go except to build towards its crescendo of borderline nonsensical utter improbability.


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I also watched that The Neon Demon after the rattle above about it. I didn't like it much but it made me want to read commentary about it after I'd finished.

While the scene with the sexy red head having a lovely lesbian lady orgasm atop a corpse seems to get a lot of attention not nearly enough attention is given to how large her areolas looked through her tight tops.

That's my review.


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Apparently that corpse raping scene was improvised by the actress. She was just supposed to kiss the corpse :-)

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I fucking loved The Neon Demon. There's a brilliantly unsettling atmosphere to the entire thing that stayed with me long after I left the cinema.


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I was yawning throughout that trailer but when he said "he's a friend from work" suddenly I wanted to see it. It's probably the funniest line in the entire film, mind.


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I was yawning throughout that trailer but when he said "he's a friend from work" suddenly I wanted to see it. It's probably the funniest line in the entire film, mind.

Boo hiss, it was a-maze-zing.

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I know you're all waiting to find out how good it is so watch this space for feedback and scores in a couple of hours for SHARKTOPUS VS WHALEWOLF

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This mysteriously just turned up on [sex, ed] so i assume grimothy has viewed it. Or you're watching it together... Is it date night already!?

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I was yawning throughout that trailer but when he said "he's a friend from work" suddenly I wanted to see it. It's probably the funniest line in the entire film, mind.


I found the opposite to be the case. I thought the trailer looked pretty good, but when he comes out with crappy lines like that, it just makes me cringe. I get that he'd pick up bits of stuff from his time on earth. I know it's all comic book stuff but it irks me when characters have lines that could be said by any character. I never read the comics though, so I don't know how much humour there is in them.

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Of the epic brilliant Brosnan Bonds, I reckon Tomorrow Never Dies is best.

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Terri fucking Hatcher man

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Well that was fucking great. As in terrible great. Should have been a cottage film.

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I liked the Brosnan bonds, except for the really stupid last one. Goldeneye is my favourite.

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I had friends that were mad crazy about Teri hatcher, but I didn't get it. I really don't think she's all that.

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Holy shit, Starship Troopers Invasion is really, really good

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Well that was fucking great. As in terrible great. Should have been a cottage film.

I think the film title should really have given a fairly strong indication of the quality...

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Looks to me like they're getting ready for a Planet Hulk. Thor Ragnarok trailer is quite excellent.

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New Atomic Blonde trailer



There's also another 'international' trailer here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGDdv88uJsQ

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I was yawning throughout that trailer but when he said "he's a friend from work" suddenly I wanted to see it. It's probably the funniest line in the entire film, mind.


I found the opposite to be the case. I thought the trailer looked pretty good, but when he comes out with crappy lines like that, it just makes me cringe. I get that he'd pick up bits of stuff from his time on earth. I know it's all comic book stuff but it irks me when characters have lines that could be said by any character. I never read the comics though, so I don't know how much humour there is in them.


I dunno. I think the opposite, because the line is only there and is only funny because of who says it. The whole point of the line is that he picks up things from Earth but then uses them inappropriately. It would be less funny if said by others (though running it by in my mind, maybe Hawkeye or Iron Man could get away with it too, though in a cynical fashion).

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I was yawning throughout that trailer but when he said "he's a friend from work" suddenly I wanted to see it. It's probably the funniest line in the entire film, mind.


I found the opposite to be the case. I thought the trailer looked pretty good, but when he comes out with crappy lines like that, it just makes me cringe. I get that he'd pick up bits of stuff from his time on earth. I know it's all comic book stuff but it irks me when characters have lines that could be said by any character. I never read the comics though, so I don't know how much humour there is in them.


I dunno. I think the opposite, because the line is only there and is only funny because of who says it. The whole point of the line is that he picks up things from Earth but then uses them inappropriately. It would be less funny if said by others (though running it by in my mind, maybe Hawkeye or Iron Man could get away with it too, though in a cynical fashion).


That's fair enough. I think the humour in the Marvel films is rather lost on me - I'm the one sat stony-faced in the cinema while everyone cracks up. :) (The two scenes in the Avengers with Hulk punching Thor and battering Loki spring to mind)

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Holy shit, Starship Troopers Invasion is really, really good

It really is.

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I tell you what film I've never seen but was absolutely fascinating: Apollo 13.

Jem and I had a (short) conversation about this after visiting The Science Museum yesterday.

It occurred to me that you get films like Apollo 13, The Martian, Hidden Figures etc. but (and I could well be wrong) there's never been a "blockbuster" film made about Apollo 11 - arguably mankind's greatest achievement.

Even assuming that the Apollo 11 mission was executed flawlessly from start to finish with little drama, there must be enough there to get a decent 2 hour film out of, surely?

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Thor's always had a 'fish-out-of-water' thing going on.


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