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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2022 22:59 
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Just watched Interceptor on Netflix. I've never seen a Steven Segal film but I kind of imagine it's that sort of thing. Anyway it's finished and I'll never think about it again. Completely stupid but passed 90 minutes quite amiably and that's all there is to say about that.


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Watched Chip n Dale yesterday. An absolute joy. A latter-day Who Framed Roger Rabbit/Toonstruck, exploring what happens to cartoon characters when their popularity wanes. Packed full of references, standout characters include the uncanny 3D models from films like Polar Express, and Ugly Sonic (the all too human version of Sonic that was replaced after backlash in the new movies -- here played with inimitable rage by I Think You Should Leave's Tim Robinson).

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That description makes it sound really good. I liked Chip n Dale when I was younger. They were quite popular characters at Disneyworld when I went, as a kid.

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I've never seen a Steven Segal film .


To this day I still rather enjoy Under Siege (both 1 and 2) and will happily watch them whenever they are on telly.

I know I've seen a fair few other Segal films but cannot remember exactly which ones, I think in my head many of them have blurred into one slightly indisitinct lump.

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Executive Decision is the only other "good" Steven Seagal film, and that's just because he's not in it very much.


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Executive Decision is the only other "good" Steven Seagal film, and that's just because he's not in it very much.


I sold my kids on watching Executive Decision because they'd watched Under Siege(s).

The look on their faces... (which probably matched mine in the cinema when I first saw it)

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I reckon Above the Law is the best Seagal movie.

Although I haven't seen many, to be fair.

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Hard to kill was okay I think (at least it was at the time, it might not have aged very well, don't think I've seen it for about 30 years)

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Wild Things is getting a re-release, there

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Pretty sure I've seen Above the Law, possibly maybe Hard to Kill, have no idea if Ive seen Nico or not

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Doug Funnie as Wafflestomper was the best version of Segal anyway.

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The look on their faces... (which probably matched mine in the cinema when I first saw it)

It's a pretty good movie, and Seagal's fate just makes it better ;)


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Modern fan-made trailer for Aliens


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It's good. Might give a bit too much away, but that's probably because I'm very familiar with the movie!

Can we just marvel for a moment by how timeless Aliens is? Apart from a few haircuts, it could have been made in 2022


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The Terminator 2 one is better





For one thing it doesn't give away the fucking MASSIVE twist that everyone has forgotten about


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That is, indeed, an epic trailer. Not a single shot of Robert Patrick, too.

I'm jealous of people who watched T2 for the first time (having seen the first film) but who managed to avoid all of the trailers and other marketing.


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I must've been 12 when I first saw T2. I don't remember if I was surprised by the twist but I'm pretty sure I saw T2 before The Terminator, so that's not a shock


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This blokes review of maverick - “Just Star Wars with Tom Cruise and no Wookiees”


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He's not wrong. I think I said "Use the force, Luke" to Craster at the appropriate point of the movie.

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I've just noticed that Possum is now available on Amazon Prime...



Watch if you want to be creeped out and want to gawp at Sean Harris's face for ninety minutes (and who wouldn't want to do that?). It also begs the question 'What the eff were your children's puppet shows about?'

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Really need to see this again, saw it at a screening with a Q&A with Garth Merenghi afterwards. I'd had a few pints though, it was late and the seats were comfy so I nodded off about halfway through.


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I watched a film.

I didn’t hate!

The Bad Guys (an animated heist film) is pure 90 minutes of FUN. It’s like The Mitchells Vs. The Machines but better. I reckon it does a good job of bridging the gap between daft slapstick and bright colours for kids and heist movie references and jokes for the adults. The animation is pretty great too.

The last 20 minutes aren’t so snappy as the rest but this is a reet good time.


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The 3rd Pirates of the Caribbean film is not quite as bad as I remember it, but it still pales in comparison to the fun of the first. The kids enjoyed it, although I think they found some of the twists and double-crosses hard to keep up with.

I remember Keef's cameo being really jarring back when we saw this at the cinema, although a little less so this time round.

It's also FAR TOO LONG at 2hr 50 minutes.

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It's also FAR TOO LONG at 2hr 50 minutes.

WTAF. How did I not notice this before? That is *way* too long, but at the same time isn't *that* much longer than the other two.

I don't ever remember feeling bored at any point during the first movie, but I definitely felt the runtime for DMC and AWE -- so I'm surprised that I didn't realise it was nearly three hours.


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I don't think it felt quite that long at the cinema (and I don't tend to check my watch that often) but I was astonished when I saw the little time bar pop up at the bottom of whatever-streaming-service-we-were-using.

Of course the kids tendency to fiddle with the remote and tendency to keep pausing so they can go and get snacks, go to toilet, squabble, ask questions etc just kept bringing up that bar and highliting just how long a film it is.

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Mad God on Shudder was 30 years in the making and is 90 minutes of nightmare fuel. Excellent, recommended.

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I went to see Jurassic Park/World part 374. It was just ok, very formulaic, and there was very little jeopardy. It tried to do the nostalgia, by bringing the original cast back, but not as nearly as well as Top Gun.

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What we really need is for Top Gun and Jurassic Park to go all Calvin & Hobbes and crossover.

Tyrannosaurs in F-14s. Make it happen.


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What we really need is for Top Gun and Jurassic Park to go all Calvin & Hobbes and crossover.

Tyrannosaurs in F-14s. Make it happen.

That's ridiculous. There's no way a T-Rex could pilot an F-14!

It's arms are too short.

You'd be better with a Raptor of some sort. I've heard they're clever girls


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I mean, Raptors would probably fly an F-22...

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'Moon' on BBC 2. A movie from 2009, with Sam Rockwell as a lone hydrogen mining technician coming to the end of a three year contract on the moon and anticipating returning to his wife and daughter on Earth.

I'd never heard of this before and I wasn't expecting much from it, but it had a bit a Silent Running/2001 vibe about it. I enjoyed it more than I expected, and didn't anticipate the twist in the plot, which was quite disturbing when it was eventually revealed. I thought the conclusion was a bit daft and there were also a couple of moments in the plot that didn't make much sense, but it's still well worth watching.

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The first bit that didn't make sense, and that was never explained, was when Sam had a hallucination of a woman with long dark hair on the base. She didn't appear again at any point and certainly wasn't his wife.

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I love Moon, directed by Duncan Jones (Zowie Bowie), If you liked that, you might also like Source Code by the same director

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Moon has been one of my favourite films since I saw it at the cinema - the story
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(I agree the ending is a bit abrupt/rushed, feels like a tacked on happy ending, though Sam needed one and it wasn't the place of the film to properly cover the effect of it getting out)
, the model-based effects and aesthetic, and the soundtrack which I went on to buy a copy of.


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I love Moon, directed by Duncan Jones (Zowie Bowie), If you liked that, you might also like Source Code by the same director



I saw Source Code a few months ago and did indeed like it.

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Moon is very much in the vein of good old 1960's - 70's science-fiction short story writing, the sort you'd get in Brian Aldis or Harry Harrison edited anthologies, and therefore I approve.

I'm quite tempted to see Top Gun, despite having zero nostalgia for the original. In fact, I've seen the original Top Gun twice and I STILL can't remember anything about it beyond a motorbike, some volleyball, a fridge and being surprised that a bigger deal wasn't made out of events that would clearly spiral out of control in the closing act. Also everybody kept talking about the Jets, but at no point did they break into dance numbers and go after their rivals, The Sharks. Disappointing. ("You're fired," - ed.)

My key question is, if the new film is a retread of Star Wars then does Tom Cruise's uncanny beach volleyball powers replace Obi-Wan's force-training-drone sequence? "But with my blast-shades on I can't see the volley ball, or any abs!"

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I recall there being a fridge in Top Gun. It was spacious. Very impressive.

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Watched Dr Strange 2 a couple of days ago...slightly underwhelmed. I thought I just might be bored of super heroes but then I watched the latest episode of 'The Boys'.

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The Guard (2011)

Mis-matched comedy cop pairing but in rural Ireland. Character performances are excellent and there are a several stand out lines and dialogue throughout but as a whole wasn't really that engaging or memorable.


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Disagree, about the memorable part anyway. I saw this around when it came out and can still actually remember it. It's not uncommon nowadays for me to be fully half way into a film I've unknowingly already seen before the first faint glimmer of familiarity.


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I can see whole films over and over and not remember having seen them before. I have apparently watched Die Hard. No idea. Not a jot of a memory of it. But I DO remember a bit of the B99 episode where they look for the tower block that the film is set in.

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I rarely watch films twice, certainly not in quick succession, but did today with Top Gun: Maverick. At least as good the second time, especially with the added "it's 35 degrees and the cinema is air-conditioned" factor. Plus I'd missed the bit where he picks his crew the first time - we needed more beer, the cinema wasn't personned, the connected bar was but didn't accept bar service so I had to explain and it all tooktoolong just like this sentence. Primed by The Salt Path, which is an emotional bop of a book, I cried happily and regularly.


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I rarely watch films twice, certainly not in quick succession, but did today with Top Gun: Maverick. At least as good the second time, especially with the added "it's 35 degrees and the cinema is air-conditioned" factor. Plus I'd missed the bit where he picks his crew the first time - we needed more beer, the cinema wasn't personned, the connected bar was but didn't accept bar service so I had to explain and it all tooktoolong just like this sentence. Primed by The Salt Path, which is an emotional bop of a book, I cried happily and regularly.


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Oh, and I saw Elvis yesterday, for similar reasons. Kermode said he went in with a bit of a "go on, then, impress me" attitude, and from moment one when Elvis is on screen and performing, he felt safe with his depiction. I totally agree. It's a bit long, and the general Bar Luhrman kaleidoscope of fun and colour theme makes the occasional dip into serious emotion a bit jarring, but it's great, and full of kinetic Elvis energy.


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I'm interested to see what song they do for the grooming of Priscilla...


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The more I read this sentence, the more it sounds like the title of a great oil painting.


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