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  # 1883693 15-Oct-2017 04:15
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Indiana Jones, Han Solo and now Deckard. What other old character(s) is HF gonna reprise?


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  # 1887240 21-Oct-2017 09:26
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Geostorm. Amazing Graphics, good action, though disjointed. The plot was ok, but the acting was excruciating. About what you'd expect of this type of movie. Glad I saw it, won't watch it ever again. 6.5/10

 

 


 
 
 
 


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Watched Bladerunner 2049 last night. Absolutely loved it. Brought back that feeling of.....something....that I rarely get when watching movies these.

 

Pacing and feel (especially the ocean scene) reminded me of Gattaca for some reason.

 

 

 

These days when I go to the movies it's usually with my 16 year old son and the movie usually involves someone wearing a cape, with super powers, giant robots or small moon sized space stations. My logic was, since I don't have a great home theatre system at home, the big screen is the best place to watch those.

 


Nothing wrong with that logic and the visuals on BR2049 were amazing but the main reason I went was because I knew I would be locked in for the whole duration of the movie with no distractions.

 

These days I find it hard to sit down and watch a movie in it's entirety at home with either whipping out the mobile and checking the news, FB, wikipedia to see what else that actor has been in. Or I'm tidying up the kitchen, or the kids are interrupting etc... You get the picture. To prep for BR2049 I watched the 1982 movie the night before and that's exactly what I was doing throughout the movie. To be able to go to a cinema and sit down and focus purely on the movie, and a slow paced one at that, was a truely enjoyable experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 1889633 25-Oct-2017 23:34
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I went to the preview of Brigsby Bear last night. It's a lighthearted comedy drama about a boy who is kidnapped at a young age and brainwashed into thinking the air is toxic and the only show ever made is a show called Brigsby Bear, he is rescued in his adult life and although he knows it was all made up he can't get his head around that there will never be another episode. It pulls on the heartstrings sometimes but makes up for that with more laugh out loud moments to make you leave the film feeling happy and content. Well worth a watch 7.5/10 (Watch if you like Forrest Gump, Moonrise Kingdom)


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  # 1889693 26-Oct-2017 09:11
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Thor: Ragnorak 7/10. Reviews were raving about it, I don't even think it's the best or funniest marvel movie out (belongs to original avengers in case anyone cares what I think). It had a couple of laugh out loud moments for me, but everyone around me seemed to find the entire movie hilarious so maybe I just didn't "get it".

 

Was an amusing way to spend 1.5 hours. Was disappointed overall despite the highish rating. I had hoped for better.

 

 


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  # 1889731 26-Oct-2017 09:29
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Thor: Ragnorak 7/10. Reviews were raving about it, I don't even think it's the best or funniest marvel movie out (belongs to original avengers in case anyone cares what I think). It had a couple of laugh out loud moments for me, but everyone around me seemed to find the entire movie hilarious so maybe I just didn't "get it".

 

Was an amusing way to spend 1.5 hours. Was disappointed overall despite the highish rating. I had hoped for better.

 

 

 

 

8/10 for me, found it really funny, but probably to light hearted imo. Loved all the cameos in the movie.


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  # 1889732 26-Oct-2017 09:31
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Thor: Ragnorak 7/10. Reviews were raving about it, I don't even think it's the best ... marvel movie out

 

 

Of course not, nothing could ever be better than Howard The Duck (9/10).


 
 
 
 


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  # 1889735 26-Oct-2017 09:39
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A couple of oldies.

 

The Getaway - Steve McQueen and Ali McGraw - 8/10 Great atmosphere from Sam Peckinpah and Steve McQueen perfect as his generations Brad Pitt. Ali McGraw great eye candy but terrible actress.

 

The Sting - Paul Newman and Robert Redford - 7.5/10 - Partnership made in heaven with a pretty reasonable story line.


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  # 1889759 26-Oct-2017 11:18
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Wonder Woman (2017) - AppleTV - 2/10

 

Woeful. Kept thinking back to the original Superman and how they wove a story and allowed the Clark character to grow before he started asking questions and doing his thing. But Wonder Woman was just special effect after special effect. Clearly set up for a prequel and a dozen sequels after that. Lucky to get 2.

 

Spectre - AppleTV - 6/10

 

Was ok. We realised about a third of the way through we really should have watched the previous Bond movie (cant recall it's name) to fill in some of the plot lines. As with Wonder Woman it was just extreme stunt after extreme stunt shot in ever more incredible locations with nothing in between. I know that's the whole point of Bond movies but I can't say I'll be watching any more in the future.

 

Eddie the Eagle - AppleTV - 6/10

 

I was a teenager in England when Eddie started his journey and I remember him just being crucified by the press. The movie was ok, had some funny parts, but was nothing more than a paint-by-numbers small guy makes good story.

 

War Machine - Netflix - 8/10

 

For my sins I really like Brad Pitt, especially in slightly odd-ball movies like this. Some very funny bits and some very thought provoking bits.

 

Arrival - AppleTV - 6/10

 

I would REALLY like to watch a movie around the 'first contact' premise which made you think about how we would handle it rather than another story based around a pretty woman not being taken seriously in a male dominated military world.

 

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Am I getting old ? Are there simply no new ideas out there any more ? Is no-one making movies which don't play to the same dull, boring, sexist, racists stereotypes ?

 

I'm too scared to watch BladeRunner. I was 11 when the original came out and didn't really understand it. I'm worried watching it again before seeing the new one will show it to be a whole load of nonsense 30 years on. In the same way seeing Blazing Saddles recently took some of the gloss from my memories as my teenagers grimaced at the jokes.


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  # 1889805 26-Oct-2017 12:54
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I'm too scared to watch BladeRunner. I was 11 when the original came out and didn't really understand it. I'm worried watching it again before seeing the new one will show it to be a whole load of nonsense 30 years on. In the same way seeing Blazing Saddles recently took some of the gloss from my memories as my teenagers grimaced at the jokes.

 

 

Bladerunner still holds up today. Blazing Saddles doesn't.

 

I'd suggest you re-watch Bladerunner (Final Cut) - if you like it, go see the new one. If you don't like it, you won't enjoy the new one.


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Wind river ~ amazing film. One of my faves this year. Written & directed by the same guy that wrote sicario, hell or high water. And to think he started out as the police chief on sons of anarchy lol

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  # 1892925 31-Oct-2017 09:08
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Walking: Wind river ~ amazing film. One of my faves this year. Written & directed by the same guy that wrote sicario, hell or high water. And to think he started out as the police chief on sons of anarchy lol

 

+1. This film has had indifferent reviews, but I also really enjoyed it - in my top five films of the year (along with Hell or High Water). Moody, atmospheric, with a great soundtrack from Nick Cave.


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I also really enjoyed wind river, the cinamatography was impressive.

Bit dissapointed how Indian characters was bit side tracked.

Why the lead tracker was played by white guy?

White guy in touch with his outdoors man helps Indian police and white FBI agent solve crime involving Indians on Indian reservation. Could easily have been Indian role/actor.

Not like there's a huge number of significant Indian roles in movies...

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afe66: I also really enjoyed wind river, the cinamatography was impressive.

Bit dissapointed how Indian characters was bit side tracked.

Why the lead tracker was played by white guy?

White guy in touch with his outdoors man helps Indian police and white FBI agent solve crime involving Indians on Indian reservation. Could easily have been Indian role/actor.

Not like there's a huge number of significant Indian roles in movies...

 

Fair point. Graham Green, who played the reservation police chief, could have easily been the lead assisting the FBI. That said, in my view, Jeremy Renner put in the performance of his career to date.


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