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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 20:43 
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Actually Amazon also has Your Name (which is hands down the best film I've seen this year) on Blu-Ray on 7 November. So, pick them up, init.

It's the 6th, and it did arrive today.

S'not bad at all. It is rather different watching a filim not knowing that you're pretty much guaranteed a happy ending.

Although I imagine the amount of untranslated written text might have annoyed me if i coulcn't read it. :p


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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Wotsits.
Shaping up to be a so so 5.5/10 film, but ohmywordAgentLaureline.

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Call for Bamba. Paging Bamba to the courtesy rage phone.

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Was Bamba in the film?

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I got one hour in and gave up. Holy shit it's a bad film. What happened, Luc? What happened?

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I got one hour in and gave up. Holy shit it's a bad film. What happened, Luc? What happened?


This is the correct opinion. Well done.


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From the context i thought it was luc besson, and then everything would make more sense. Speaking of Soderberg, i have to watch S2 of "The Girlfriend Experience". The first season was brilliant.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:20 
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I also enjoyed Thor: Ragnarok. Culturally a different experience-first time I've been asked to stand to 'respect the national flag' which was then pictured on screen (actually, all citizens were asked to stand, so maybe they'd have let me off). And no great prohibition on taking phone calls, though the takers were quiet and quick. Perhaps less worried about because the film is in English with no subtitles, so some people are there for the action. A simple line like Odin's 'oh shit' got a decent laugh. Princely price of £1.97 for your 3d ticket. £2.86 including crisps and pepsi. Decent audience, but presumably low ticket prices prevent places like Myanmar contributing much to a film's gross take, even if they pull people in.


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I also enjoyed Thor: Ragnarok. Culturally a different experience-first time I've been asked to stand to 'respect the national flag' which was then pictured on screen (actually, all citizens were asked to stand, so maybe they'd have let me off). And no great prohibition on taking phone calls, though the takers were quiet and quick. Perhaps less worried about because the film is in English with no subtitles, so some people are there for the action. A simple line like Odin's 'oh shit' got a decent laugh. Princely price of £1.97 for your 3d ticket. £2.86 including crisps and pepsi. Decent audience, but presumably low ticket prices prevent places like Myanmar contributing much to a film's gross take, even if they pull people in.


Every time i travel i try to go at least to a concert to feel the local culture. I should add going to the movies. Seems like an interesting prospect.


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It can be. Not always, mind-can just be similar only annoying (an interval in Iceland, during which teens jump from seat to seat). Concerts sound more likely to have a cultural thing.


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It can be. Not always, mind-can just be similar only annoying (an interval in Iceland, during which teens jump from seat to seat). Concerts sound more likely to have a cultural thing.


I avoid cinemas without intervals, so that's fine for me.


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Ha! So I watched Baby Driver last night, in which Kevin Spacey plays a major role, and he basically portrays a bullying, intimidating, thoroughly unpleasant crime lord type who forces a young man with issues to do things he really doesn't want to for a couple of hours, and is quite happy to threaten to put the young man's girlfriend in a wheelchair by chopping her legs off, or something, if the young man doesn't do what he wants to.

If we try to disassociate that side of things from the proceedings (which quite frankly I was unable to do, and I found myself wondering who on the set he'd try to shag, as well as how much playing the role was actually an artistic stretch for him), it's not a bad film but nothing special either.

The action sequences are great and the car chases are good, but I don't think it was all as clever as it thought it was, and tonally it was a bit of a mess as well, the story wasn't up to much and whilst I get pretty much everyone apart from Baby and his girl is supposed to be a slimeball who deserves to get killed, I didn't find myself massively rooting for them either - well apart from his foster dad dude who unlike Baby hadn't turned to a life of crime.

I didn't think the soundtrack was that amazing either, there was some good stuff on it, but they couldn't find room for Jethro Tull track, eh? Bank heist with an improvised flute solo, now that'd be something.

Absolutely defines what a 7/10 film is for me. But that might be Kevin Spacey's fault, I don't know, he's in it so much it's hard to be sure.

As such, 700/1000.

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The Hitman's Bodyguard is basically two hours of Jackson and Reynolds shouting at each other. It's highly entertaining.

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What We Do In the Shadows. Fucking amazing. Loved it.

Baby Driver. It was pretty good. It felt like it wanted to be more stylish than it was.


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I watched The Expendibles 2 last night. It’s bloody marvelleous and terrible in equal proportions. Man alive though, that cast! The cast was amazing and made my little jollies retract inside myself. What a shame they weren’t in a better movie.

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AA-12 (with a drum magazine no less) wielding Arnie is my favourite thing ever.

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Stallone runs like Barry from the Goldbergs. It’s fucking hilarious how badly his “action acting” is. And his makeup made him look like a transvestite with a silly moustache.


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It's called a Scrake Cannon.

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And Chuck Norris made a Chuck Norris joke.

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And Chuck Norris made a Chuck Norris joke.

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Ha! So I watched Baby Driver last night, in which Kevin Spacey plays a major role, and he basically portrays a bullying, intimidating, thoroughly unpleasant crime lord type who forces a young man with issues to do things he really doesn't want to for a couple of hours, and is quite happy to threaten to put the young man's girlfriend in a wheelchair by chopping her legs off, or something, if the young man doesn't do what he wants to.

If we try to disassociate that side of things from the proceedings (which quite frankly I was unable to do, and I found myself wondering who on the set he'd try to shag, as well as how much playing the role was actually an artistic stretch for him), it's not a bad film but nothing special either.

The action sequences are great and the car chases are good, but I don't think it was all as clever as it thought it was, and tonally it was a bit of a mess as well, the story wasn't up to much and whilst I get pretty much everyone apart from Baby and his girl is supposed to be a slimeball who deserves to get killed, I didn't find myself massively rooting for them either - well apart from his foster dad dude who unlike Baby hadn't turned to a life of crime.

I didn't think the soundtrack was that amazing either, there was some good stuff on it, but they couldn't find room for Jethro Tull track, eh? Bank heist with an improvised flute solo, now that'd be something.

Absolutely defines what a 7/10 film is for me. But that might be Kevin Spacey's fault, I don't know, he's in it so much it's hard to be sure.

As such, 700/1000.


My brother in law is a video editor and he idolises Edgar Wright. Apparently his directing is full of little amazing details filled with flair that us mere cinema watchers don't appreciate as much. Anyway, i also like his movies and will try to check this one.


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FOzD4Sfgag


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FOzD4Sfgag


This is a great youtube channel that i've seen some videos but haven't seen this one before. There's one about the over-editing in modern actions movies that is specially poignant. Also like the video about "Bayhem":)


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Sadly not making any new videos though.


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Sadly not making any new videos though.


Yes, this deserved a lot more videos. The one about action scenes that i was referring to, it's the one about Jackie Chan. Just watched it all over again. Great video.


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That was brilliant!


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Looks like Daredevil is still somehow Affleck's most critically acclaimed superhero movie.

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I watched THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD last night.

It's 30 minutes too long and is moderately entertaining. Seriously, who fucking edits films these days, is two hours the 'target running time' or something?

Not as good as BABY DRIVER, which wasn't great either.

In fact, if ever a film were a straight 6/10, THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD is it.

As such, 601/1000, it gets an extra point for having a Ford Focus C-Max in a car chase.

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I watched THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD last night.

It's 30 minutes too long and is moderately entertaining. Seriously, who fucking edits films these days, is two hours the 'target running time' or something?
This is the correct opinion. It was a 2/5 movie for me at one point, but redeemed itself a bit in the last section (which was also where most of the trailer was cut from, non-coincidentally.) It badly wanted to be The Bourne Identity mashed up with Die Hard 3, but it was barely a cover band for most of it, and without the easy charisma of the leads I might have turned it off.

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I feel you both wanted more out of Hitman's Bodyguard than it ever promised. It was always from the start going to be exactly what it was, a Jackson/Reynolds enemies-turned-friends buddy movie and it delivered exactly that. Did it need a bit of a trim? Probably. Still great though.

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I wanted more funny lines and less long stretches where nothing happened and it didn't make me so much as chuckle. Doesn't seem too much to ask.


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