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  # 1790294 27-May-2017 16:39
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SJB:Arrival was worse, much worse.

 

Agree - absolutely appalling 1/5

 

Also watched "The Magnificent Seven - 2016 last week", Yul Brynner & cast will be rolling in their graves and as for "Akira Kurosawa" and his original "Seven Samurai - 1954", it is a wonder he doesn't get up & out and shoot the lot of them. Very disappointed in Denzel Washington, I thought he would know better. I gave 2½/5.

 

"Hidden Figures' also watched last week - brilliant. Those woman were treated appalling even for the times. 5/5

 

A bit worried whether I should watch "Pork Pie - 2017" as I have the original "Goodbye Pork Pie -1980" and loved that - 4/5.

 

I suggested to the United Video 20yr old something girl to watch the original "Ben Hur" before she watched the remake and she was blown away by the original. God I hope they don't remake "Gone with the Wind", "Maltese Falcon" or "Cleopatra" (no cgi with any of these movie's)





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  # 1790823 28-May-2017 21:23
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FineWine:

"Hidden Figures' also watched last week - brilliant. Those woman were treated appalling even for the times. 5/5


In real life Katherine just used the 'white' bathroom. After a few years someone actually complained, and she ignored it. NACA/NASA was ahead of the times. President Johnson actually used NASA as a springboard for southern integration. Even so, many people had problems there. It's a great film, and it is representative of real problems that people had at NASA.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1790836 28-May-2017 21:59
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SJB:

networkn:


SJB:


La La Land 6/10


A harmless way to spend a couple of hours.



 


Heh, if I could have given it -5 from 10 I would have. Worst movie I have seen in 20 years bar none. 



Arrival was worse, much worse.



Arrival is one of my favourite sci Fi movies of the last few years, easy 8 or 9 out of 10 from me

Agreed on la la land though.

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  # 1790847 28-May-2017 23:10
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networkn:

John Wick Chapter 2. 7/10


Easy way to spend 2 hours enjoying some action with little to no plot. 


Melee fight scenes were excellent, would have taken a lot of work, looked exhausting. 


I think someone needs to check how many bullets a hand gun can fire without reloading.



Watched it last night too.

Agreed the melee scenes were good. Interesting to see the extensive use of judo moves over the standard martial arts. Makes me want to learn judo.

Wasnt quite as good as the first movie imo but a worthy sequel. Like the underworld setup with the continental hotels and the "rules"


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  # 1790893 29-May-2017 09:07
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lagbort:
SJB:

 

networkn:

 

 

 

SJB:

 

 

 

La La Land 6/10

 

 

 

A harmless way to spend a couple of hours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heh, if I could have given it -5 from 10 I would have. Worst movie I have seen in 20 years bar none. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arrival was worse, much worse.

 



Arrival is one of my favourite sci Fi movies of the last few years, easy 8 or 9 out of 10 from me

Agreed on la la land though.

 

+1 for Arrival being one of the better Sci Fi movies from recent years, loved it.

 

... and also loved La La Land to boot (-;


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  # 1790898 29-May-2017 09:11
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dafman:

 

lagbort:
SJB:

 

networkn: 

 

SJB: 

 

La La Land 6/10 

 

A harmless way to spend a couple of hours. 

 

 

 

Heh, if I could have given it -5 from 10 I would have. Worst movie I have seen in 20 years bar none.  

 

 

 

Arrival was worse, much worse.

 



Arrival is one of my favourite sci Fi movies of the last few years, easy 8 or 9 out of 10 from me

Agreed on la la land though.

 

+1 for Arrival being one of the better Sci Fi movies from recent years, loved it.

 

... and also loved La La Land to boot (-;

 

 

Just shows how everyone's tastes differ.

 

The absolute worst film in my recent memory was Jupiter Ascending.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1790903 29-May-2017 09:17
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Watched John Wick 2 in the weekend, to be honest it was a bit of a struggle in parts, some fights a bit long and drawn out but the shotgun scene was great.

I wouldn't put this on par with the first, 6.5/10 from me.

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  # 1791273 29-May-2017 17:58
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Another Arrival fan here, really enjoyed it.

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  # 1795442 6-Jun-2017 15:49
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Man from U.N.C.L.E

 

 

 

12/10.  Brilliant.  

 

 


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  # 1795483 6-Jun-2017 16:16
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Pirates of the Caribbean 175.

 

 

 

Absolute, unmitigated blx.






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  # 1795500 6-Jun-2017 16:39
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Watched Wonder Women last night at Hoyts. Really liked it. Its a major step up from DC's last two outings. 7.5/10


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  # 1795728 7-Jun-2017 08:47
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McLaren

 

Watched this last evening in a theatre full of predominately middle aged men... who, I'd say, all thoroughly enjoyed it.


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  # 1795879 7-Jun-2017 11:23
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Wonder Woman - Easily the best out of the franchise yet, I just wish they had done this before making Batman v Superman. It barely mentioned the franchise which probably helped it's cause. 7.5/10

 

Pirates 5 - Better than 4 and certainly not a bad effort from a franchise I find is getting a little stale. 6.5/10

 

Hidden Figures - Now I'll start by saying this is not a film I would've picked to watch but after not long I was watching with intent. A great story and a bit of an eye opener. 7.5/10


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  # 1795909 7-Jun-2017 12:28
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A couple of oldish ones.

 

The Tourist. Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie. Awful. Avoid. 3/10

 

Alive. The story of the plane that crashed in the Andes and the survivors who lasted nearly 10 weeks in freezing temperatures at altitude before being rescued. I don't know how they did it. 7.5/10.


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