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Author:  Grim... [ Wed Aug 12, 2020 14:10 ]
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Satsuma wrote:
There’s only two complaints I’ve got:

The “dumb terrorist Arabs” are straight out of Hot Shots: Part Deux. I mean, they’re hilarious and hilariously dumb but post-9/11 it feels cheap and a bit nasty almost.

The lead bad dude was Zubin off Holby City

And probably #2 should be for what happened to the twelve year old Eliza Dushku: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/j ... er-aged-12

Author:  Hearthly [ Wed Aug 12, 2020 17:35 ]
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BikNorton wrote:
Are you sure those "come on" moments aren't "mother CRUSHER" censorship?

I'm sure I remember a less family-friendly cut being available...


It's been uncut in the UK since the 2010 DVD release. VHS and DVD releases prior to that were cut (and not very professionally at that).

This is one of the DVDs I bought from the States back in the day as I didn't want to get the cut UK version.

EDIT - Although there were no cuts for language.

Author:  MaliA [ Wed Aug 12, 2020 22:05 ]
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Ready or Not: super entertaining 94 minutes of black comedy. Well worth it.

Author:  Sir Taxalot [ Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:30 ]
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True Lies is another one of those films that, if I find it when I'm flicking through the TV channels, I have to watch to the end.

Author:  MaliA [ Sat Aug 15, 2020 22:52 ]
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JoJo Rabbit: absolutely brilliant. Every moment is superb

Author:  JBR [ Sat Aug 15, 2020 23:02 ]
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But the song! Is not WW2 song!

(I agree. Lurved it.)

Author:  Satsuma [ Sun Aug 16, 2020 23:08 ]
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mother!

Wha?/10

Author:  Hearthly [ Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:58 ]
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PROJECT POWER, new release on Netflix.

Me and Mrs Hearthly watched it last night.

Decent cheesy fun, fairly interesting premise, bit of a hodge podge of themes and ideas but it moves along at such a clip you won't mind too much. (Probably just as well as it doesn't much stand up to any sort of scrutiny.)

You could do a lot worse for a couple of hours.

660/1000

Author:  Trooper [ Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:20 ]
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Project Power was alright, standard action fair with the budget versions of Denzel and DiCaprio.

Author:  Zardoz [ Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:45 ]
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The Meg

Author:  JohnCoffey [ Fri Aug 21, 2020 20:17 ]
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Finally watched Gran Torino last night.

Not what I expected at all, but at the same time it was simply brilliant. Absolutely loved every minute.

Author:  Mimi [ Fri Aug 21, 2020 22:29 ]
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Zardoz wrote:
The Meg

We watched this. I loved it. I really did. I was fully expecting to think ‘well that was an entertaining bit of rubbish’ but I think the production values (in comparison to something like Sharknado, which yes, I watched) were high enough for me to just really enjoy the ride. I stood in some fossil megalodon jaws for a picture when I was a kid, so I have always been fascinated at the sheer size of the things.

Author:  MaliA [ Fri Aug 21, 2020 22:50 ]
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Mimi wrote:
Zardoz wrote:
The Meg

We watched this. I loved it. I really did. I was fully expecting to think ‘well that was an entertaining bit of rubbish’ but I think the production values (in comparison to something like Sharknado, which yes, I watched) were high enough for me to just really enjoy the ride. I stood in some fossil megalodon jaws for a picture when I was a kid, so I have always been fascinated at the sheer size of the things.


And Statham punches it.

In the face.

Author:  zaphod79 [ Sun Aug 23, 2020 21:11 ]
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This does actually look interesting

https://twitter.com/i/events/1297341536825352192


Author:  Trooper [ Sun Aug 23, 2020 22:03 ]
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It'll be even better when they turn the lights on.

Author:  Dimrill [ Sun Aug 23, 2020 22:12 ]
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Looks more like Gotham. I'm in. The Nolan trilogy was awful.

Author:  KovacsC [ Sun Aug 23, 2020 22:57 ]
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Trooper wrote:
It'll be even better when they turn the lights on.


Was a bit dark. Looks good though.

Author:  JBR [ Fri Sep 18, 2020 18:25 ]
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Parasite. Rich people, poor people. But who is the parasite?

Rogue. People. Lions. But which is rogue?

The former is brilliant. And I saw it in a cinema - no idea how many people were in there with me, as my seat was in the front and I didn't turn round. Did get a little misty-eyed during the adverts. Cinema! 100 bananas.

The latter is terrible. Megan Fox plays the lead, an incredibly bad-assed mercenary, with full-character and body not developed, but dropped straight into a raid on some bad guys. You know things are serious when she breaks into a slow jog, and you know she can win any fight despite no obvious muscle tone at all. There are some other characters, but none of them pout at a lion, so who cares?
Among those characters, so you know, is a displaced Brit and a couple of young girls who have to be extra-irritating early on just so they can be obviously seen to learn something from their experience. There's also one who can't even scream convincingly, let alone deliver the clunking dialogue.
It doesn't really earn the right to try and teach you about man's inhumanity to nature, but what you'll learn from it is interesting nonetheless.

Tremendous, rubbish, fun. 75 bananas.

Author:  Goddess Jasmine [ Fri Sep 25, 2020 21:01 ]
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Spies in disguise on D+ excellent for a Friday night with a bottle of wine. :) :luv:

Author:  Findus Fop [ Fri Sep 25, 2020 21:33 ]
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We watched the Italian job with the mini fops this evening. Aside from the occasional casual misogyny, it's a film that has aged incredibly well. A beautiful looking caper.

Author:  Grim... [ Fri Sep 25, 2020 21:38 ]
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Marky Mark is great in it, too.

Author:  Pundabaya [ Fri Sep 25, 2020 22:27 ]
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I watched Terminator: Dark Fate. I enjoyed it, it's hardly a cinematic masterpiece, but it was plenty of fun.

Author:  MaliA [ Sat Sep 26, 2020 19:21 ]
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Sonic the Hedgehog: actually quite amusing and enjoyable. Worth 90 minutes if your time.

Author:  KovacsC [ Sat Sep 26, 2020 21:48 ]
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Watched Enola Holmes. I thought it was vey funny and quite enjoyable. Worth a punt.

Plus filmed near me

Author:  Hearthly [ Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:44 ]
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QUICK REVIEWS:

FREDDY GOT FINGERED - ('Other Sources') - Never seen this before, always had it pegged in my head as a 'grossout comedy' in the vein of American Pie or There's Something About Mary, but it's a far more extreme, satirical and borderline surreal entry in the genre. So funny I was crying with laughter at a couple of scenes. 87 minutes along so doesn't overstay its welcome. 730/1000

THE DEAD - (Amazon Prime) - Low budget zombie apocalypse film set in Africa, very much a 'paint by numbers' entry in the genre in some regards, but elevated by its setting and a solid understanding of what makes a decent zombie flick work. 775/1000

THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME - (Netflix) - Grim tale of interconnecting lives in post WW2 American leading through to the Vietnam years. The Devil All the Time's descent into darkness can be harrowing to the point of punishment, but it's offset by strong work from a stellar cast. 770/1000

Author:  Zardoz [ Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:03 ]
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Yeah, Devil all the Time is a cracker. Wasn’t expecting it to be as dark as it was.

Author:  DavPaz [ Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:09 ]
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Freddy Got Fingered is an abomination

Author:  Zardoz [ Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:22 ]
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It’s a stone cold classic.

Author:  MaliA [ Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:33 ]
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DavPaz wrote:
Freddy Got Fingered is an abomination


Cool your jets Mr"There's sequels to the Cube films, you should watch them"

Author:  Hearthly [ Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:01 ]
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Zardoz wrote:
It’s a stone cold classic.


There's a good analysis of it here, I watched this before I watched the film (I love RedLetterMedia's stuff), and was sufficiently intrigued to give it a go.

Objectively it's not a great film (although as noted in the review linked below, it does have a proper story and character arc), but by fuck some of the sequences are funny and enter the realms of the surreal.


Author:  Grim... [ Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:07 ]
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I side with "abomination", I'm afraid. Although I remember laughing at the "look at my hooves" cartoon bit.

Author:  Satsuma [ Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:09 ]
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#releasethetomgreencut

Author:  DavPaz [ Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:13 ]
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Tom Green is an abomination

Author:  Grim... [ Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:14 ]
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His ex-wife is delightful, though.

Author:  MaliA [ Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:22 ]
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Easy, sport. There's a line.

Author:  KovacsC [ Sun Oct 04, 2020 17:49 ]
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Just watched Tenet. A solid 9/10.

I really enjoyed it and kept me hooked all the way though.

Very clever use of ‘time’ and the effects were really good.

I don’t want to spoil it, but worth a watch.

Author:  Mimi [ Sun Oct 04, 2020 19:58 ]
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Hello, please help me remember what this film is called as I’ve seen it about 200 times, then it comes on TV and I think I must watch it as it’s a classic until I realise it’s that same film. Again.

There’s a man, he’s on the run for, I think, being falsely accused of a crime. He gets a train. He goes to Scotland. Rents a room in a woman’s cottage b&b. Gets found out, chased. Black and white, I think. Really famous.

Author:  markg [ Sun Oct 04, 2020 21:24 ]
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The 39 Steps

Author:  Mimi [ Sun Oct 04, 2020 21:30 ]
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That’s it. Thanks, MarkG. I keep thinking it’s North By Northwest and when I Googled the synopsis earlier I couldn’t find anything.

I put pretty specific search data into Google trying to work it out (or so I thought) but there were no suggestions. Mind you, most of the results were from
the Scottish Tourist Board.

For some reason I always thing ‘The 39 Steps’ has something to do with Grand Central Station, but I think I’m thinking of the film with the baby buggy that goes down the staircase.

Author:  DavPaz [ Sun Oct 04, 2020 21:37 ]
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Battleship Potemkin

Or

The Untouchables

Author:  Mimi [ Sun Oct 04, 2020 21:41 ]
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Battleship Potemkin. I don’t think I’ve seen The Untouchables, though to be honest my memory for films is (clearly) awful, so who knows? :D

Author:  Dimrill [ Sun Oct 04, 2020 21:48 ]
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Or Naked Gun 33 1/3.

Author:  MaliA [ Sun Oct 04, 2020 22:10 ]
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Commando is 35.

Anyhow, that is a well and good BUT BUT BUT the sequel ("Commando 2") was written and ended up being Die Hard.

Author:  Grim... [ Mon Oct 05, 2020 0:28 ]
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And Die Hard 3 was originally a Lethal Weapon sequel.

Author:  TheVision [ Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:59 ]
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I watched some things...

Cannibal Holocaust - Not much to recommend here. Totally deserving of a ban at the time.

Mortal Kombat Legends - More blood and gore than Cannibal Holocaust but in cartoon form! It tells the story of the original Mortal Kombat story and is really good. I enjoyed this one.

American Murder: The family next door - I don't normally go for things like this and indeed just ended up watching it because I couldn't be bothered to move rooms. Absolutely chilling story of a man who's wife and kids go missing. Made all the more real with how much of her life was shared via social media.

Author:  devilman [ Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:15 ]
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I watched A Girl In The Spider's Web at the weekend. I quite like the original trilogy of films but this was insulting nonsense. Alarm bells started to ring when Stephen Merchant's character says that the software he developed that can access the world's nuclear launch codes is a '2725 byte piece of software' and that it can only be moved and not copied. And of course...

ZOMG Spoiler! Click here to view!
super-hacker Lisbeth proceeds to steal in the very next scene but ends up leaving a trace of the theft back to her.

Author:  Pundabaya [ Mon Oct 05, 2020 17:55 ]
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The best Die Hard fact: The first person who was asked to play John McLane was... 70 year old Frank Sinatra!

,( The book Die Hard was based on was a sequel to a book that was adapted years and years before with Sinatra in the lead role, contractually he had to be given first refusal)

Author:  GazChap [ Mon Oct 05, 2020 18:12 ]
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Similarly, Sylvester Stallone was the original lead for Beverly Hills Cop and production actually got quite far before he left the project (and he ended up using a lot of the ideas that he had for BHC in Cobra)

I genuinely can't imagine what Beverly Hills Cop would have been like without Eddie Murphy, let alone with Sly in the lead role.

Author:  DavPaz [ Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:20 ]
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TOP TIP: If you're planning on watching Pixar's new film, "Soul" this Christmas, don't watch the bloody trailer.

Author:  Mr Chonks [ Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:21 ]
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DavPaz wrote:
TOP TIP: If you're planning on watching Pixar's new film, "Soul" this Christmas, don't watch the bloody trailer.

I’ve not watched a single trailer deliberately since the seemingly 15-min Iron Man one that showed pretty much everything that happened apart from some exposition.

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