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  # 1723241 20-Feb-2017 19:26
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Been waiting for The Accountant to be available to rent on iTunes. Watched it in the weekend and would say it was worth the wait. The plot was just different enough to make it interesting and there was actually some character development and interplay between the cast. Certainly more than you'd see in your run of the mill actioner.
Never really rated Ben Affleck but the last few movies I have seen him in BVsS, The Town, and The Accountant, I have changed my opinion.




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  # 1724864 23-Feb-2017 08:32
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^Yeah I have to say I wasn't blown away by Arrival, certainly not to the extent that it deserved the hype it got.  It was fine I guess.  


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  # 1726093 25-Feb-2017 12:40
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gehenna:

 

^Yeah I have to say I wasn't blown away by Arrival, certainly not to the extent that it deserved the hype it got.  It was fine I guess.  

 

 

 

 

i enjoyed charlie sheen's the arrival more  laughing

 

 

 

on doctor strange...

 

nz bluray buyers get stiffed again.

 

the local version is limited to a 5.1 soundtrack whereas everywhere else gets a full on 7.1 soundtrack.

 

why mr sony ???


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  # 1726108 25-Feb-2017 13:47
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Lion, 7/10

Technically a well-made film; the first act I felt captured India very well - having visited a only few years ago, what was shown on the screen looked and seemed very realistic.

However, having said that, I thought the film dragged it's way a bit through the second half; and I personally found the motivation/behaviour of the main character to be somewhat irritating (and I thought a little OTT and unbelieveable). Well acted though.

Unfortunately, as the film is "based on a true story", it is very predictable; the fact that the main character will achieve his goal is never in doubt; so that robs the film of a lot of the suspense that reality would provide.

And the scenes of the actual people in the end-credits was a nice touch.

 

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  # 1726274 25-Feb-2017 22:30
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Watched Arrival on Sky Box Office tonight at a relatives place - it was very dark in brightness levels. Yet the promo's prior to the movie were ok. This was using an epson projector onto a 3mtr screen. Also tested it on a LCD 50" flatscreen, same result, dark picture.

 

Rang Sky help desk and they said that was the movie and couldn't do anything about it.

 

Any body else have the same problem or is this how the movie was made?





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  # 1726277 25-Feb-2017 22:42
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FineWine: is this how the movie was made?

Picture seemed normal from what I recall at the cinema.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1726944 27-Feb-2017 10:52
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FineWine:

 

Watched Arrival on Sky Box Office tonight at a relatives place - it was very dark in brightness levels. Yet the promo's prior to the movie were ok. This was using an epson projector onto a 3mtr screen. Also tested it on a LCD 50" flatscreen, same result, dark picture.

 

Rang Sky help desk and they said that was the movie and couldn't do anything about it.

 

Any body else have the same problem or is this how the movie was made?

 

 

Don't know how it was in the cinema, but the blu-ray release is pretty dark with terrible black levels (the best you get is dark grey). Either how it was intended, or someone screwed up the master they used for the home video release.


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  # 1727089 27-Feb-2017 13:12
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Arrival to me had that same togs togs togs undies plotline as say Interstellar did, where it's realistic realistic realistic WTF?!

 

 

 

It was shot in a cool cinematic (bordering on too obviously trying to be arty (every camera angle had slow movement constantly for no particular reason type stuff)) and obviously had high production values.

 

 

 

As with others, glad I watched it, but not quite living up to the hype around being awards material to me.


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  # 1727095 27-Feb-2017 13:18
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T2 Trainspotting.

 

The movie purist in me says that some films should not be messed with, and Trainspotting is one of those. It was the seminal Brit film of the 90s and one of my favourites.

 

So I went into T2 with a fair amount of apprehension.

 

I’m still not sure that a follow up was required, but we have one, and it’s about as good as it could be. In fact, it’s great. Danny Boyle’s visual flair, a great soundtrack mixing in both the 90’s and contemporary, subtle nods to the original, more black humour … and, of course, Renton, Sick Boy, (an even more scarier) Begbie and Spud. And where the original was Renton’s film, T2 is Spud’s.

 

I loved it. And if you loved the original, I reckon you will too. If you didn't like the original, maybe avoid.

 

(If you enjoyed the original, but it's been a while since you have seen it, I highly recommend watching it again before T2 as there are a lot of referencing between the two)


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  # 1727488 28-Feb-2017 10:05
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Reservoir Dogs

 

Brilliant directing debut from my favorite director, Quentin Tarantino.

 

This movie changed the course for independent films.

 

Underappreciated at the time of release, it's become a cult classic.


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T2 Trainspotting.

 

The movie purist in me says that some films should not be messed with, and Trainspotting is one of those. It was the seminal Brit film of the 90s and one of my favourites.

 

So I went into T2 with a fair amount of apprehension.

 

I’m still not sure that a follow up was required, but we have one, and it’s about as good as it could be. In fact, it’s great. Danny Boyle’s visual flair, a great soundtrack mixing in both the 90’s and contemporary, subtle nods to the original, more black humour … and, of course, Renton, Sick Boy, (an even more scarier) Begbie and Spud. And where the original was Renton’s film, T2 is Spud’s.

 

I loved it. And if you loved the original, I reckon you will too. If you didn't like the original, maybe avoid.

 

(If you enjoyed the original, but it's been a while since you have seen it, I highly recommend watching it again before T2 as there are a lot of referencing between the two)

 

 

 

 

Couldn't agree more. Didn't have high expectations as these long-awaited sequels are usually very disappointing, but I thought it was a great movie. Unique enough in its own right, with plenty of references to the original to tie them together. Very enjoyable, albeit showing the very dark side of the hopelessness of drug addiction.


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  # 1728911 2-Mar-2017 14:03
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Just watched resident Evil final chapter

 

liked all parts until now.





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Passengers: Good movie, remind you of 'Interstellar' . Its quiet interesting to watch.

 

 

 

7.5/10


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Passengers: Better than I was expecting. 7/10

 

Logan: Dark and violent, but also poignant and personal. 9/10


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