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  # 2300182 16-Aug-2019 09:12
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Want to see Once Upon a time in Hollywood. Trying to decide between Gold Class or Imax? Anyone seen it or think one would be better than the other?

 

 




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  # 2300208 16-Aug-2019 09:50
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Since it’s not playing in 70mm in NZ, probably IMAX will be the same aspect ratio as gold class anyway, so may as well be comfortable in Gold.

 
 
 
 


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  # 2300358 16-Aug-2019 11:35
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Saw Spiderman Far from Home in the weekend just gone. 

 

I actually really enjoyed it. 

 

 

 

Unlike others i this thread, I quite like Tom Holland's Spiderman (and based on box office, so do a lot of people). 

 

 

 

I'd give this a solid 8/10





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Brightburn - Imagine if superman grew up to be evil. No spoilers, and that tagline isn't quite accurate.

 

Not what I expected - I thought it would be a lot more of an exploration of how society would deal with it. Actually pretty much a horror movie, and pretty gory in a few places..

 

Liked it, didn't love it, glad I watched it, but wouldn't watch again.

 

Written by James Gunn - guy who did the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. Not similar in tone at all - but still has a bit of comic book tropes.


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  # 2301379 18-Aug-2019 21:25
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The Wandering Earth 6/10. Well made action sci-fi movie. Mandarin with English overdub or subtitles. Netflix

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  # 2302268 20-Aug-2019 10:22
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Charlie Wilson's War (2007) 8/10 on Netflix

 

A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects. 

 

Fabulous. With great humour. This movie shows up the American hypocrisy plus the fact they "plan to win their wars" but never "plan to win the peace" afterwards. In this case their lack of post USSR withdrawal it came to bite them and the rest of the world on the arse big time.





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  # 2302271 20-Aug-2019 10:27
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Once Upon a time in Hollywood.

 

Well acted. Went to it as I have been a fan of Tarantino movies in the past. Didn't read anything about it and as a result spent the entire movie wondering what the hell was going on. Walked out with less clue than when I went in.

 

Wasn't till I mentioned my confusion to my FIL that he told me the premise that (some of it) made sense.

 

Everyone was raving about it afterward, but they were all a lot older than me and alive back then so perhaps that was part of it.

 

I don't really know how to rate it, perhaps 6.5/10


 
 
 
 


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  # 2302283 20-Aug-2019 10:50
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Blade Runner 2049 9/10

 

Watched this several times now and it really is a great follow up to the original. Stays true to the atmosphere of the original and Ryan Gosling is perfect as the latest enforcer.


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Brightburn - Imagine if superman grew up to be evil. No spoilers, and that tagline isn't quite accurate.


Not what I expected - I thought it would be a lot more of an exploration of how society would deal with it. Actually pretty much a horror movie, and pretty gory in a few places..


Liked it, didn't love it, glad I watched it, but wouldn't watch again.


Written by James Gunn - guy who did the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. Not similar in tone at all - but still has a bit of comic book tropes.



Saw the trailer for this and it pretty much gave the whole plot away (or looked like it did)

Trailers are funny thing and can make or break a movie. They can also completely misrepresent a movie too - the first trailer/teaser for Chappie made it look like short circuit type remake but the second trailer changed the tone completely, much much darker.

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CokemonZ:

Brightburn - Imagine if superman grew up to be evil. No spoilers, and that tagline isn't quite accurate.


Not what I expected - I thought it would be a lot more of an exploration of how society would deal with it. Actually pretty much a horror movie, and pretty gory in a few places..


Liked it, didn't love it, glad I watched it, but wouldn't watch again.


Written by James Gunn - guy who did the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. Not similar in tone at all - but still has a bit of comic book tropes.



Saw the trailer for this and it pretty much gave the whole plot away (or looked like it did)

Trailers are funny thing and can make or break a movie. They can also completely misrepresent a movie too - the first trailer/teaser for Chappie made it look like short circuit type remake but the second trailer changed the tone completely, much much darker.

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  # 2302324 20-Aug-2019 11:55
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Blade Runner 2049 9/10

 

Watched this several times now and it really is a great follow up to the original. Stays true to the atmosphere of the original and Ryan Gosling is perfect as the latest enforcer.

 

Ah Ha - my partner and I just rewatched the DVD on the weekend using our new Yamaha RX-V1085 amp. WOW what a difference an upto date sound system makes to the soundtrack. Both Blade Runner movies are on my all time great list. 9/10 (nearly 10/10)





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  # 2302364 20-Aug-2019 13:48
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not a fan of blade runner 2049, just another unnecessary sequel.

 

great photography, poor acting, silly story - just like most of villeneuve's films

 

5/10

 

the nz home cinema releases are even worse, true bottom of the barrel

 

bd, no atmos 5/10

 

3d bd, no lossless audio at all, only compressed dolby digital, seriously did sony ?  2/10

 

if you want the best home copies of br 2049, buy from the usa, uk versions are the same as nz.

 

i re-watched the original after rutger hauer's passing, it still remains at the pinnacle of filmed science fiction.

 

 

 

 


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Hobbs and Shaw - won tickets from another forum.  6/10 - Leave brain at door and just enjoy the unbelievable stunts etc.

 

 





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I've just watched Polar on Netflix NZ. 

 

Basically it's a tale about a retiring hitman (Mads Mikelsen) who is approaching retirement day and the madness that ensues as a result. 

 

Also includes Matt Lucas as a weird, deranged, camp crime boss, who is the head of the organization that runs the hitmen...basically, the main character's boss. 

 

 

 

It's super violent in places and quite offbeat too, but I actually enjoyed most of it. Mads Mikelsen is a great actor who lends a world-weary gravitas to his character, which really sells the whole retirement thing. 

 

7/10

 

 





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  # 2303029 21-Aug-2019 14:20
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not a fan of blade runner 2049, just another unnecessary sequel.

 

great photography, poor acting, silly story - just like most of villeneuve's films

 

5/10

 

the nz home cinema releases are even worse, true bottom of the barrel

 

bd, no atmos 5/10

 

3d bd, no lossless audio at all, only compressed dolby digital, seriously did sony ?  2/10

 

if you want the best home copies of br 2049, buy from the usa, uk versions are the same as nz.

 

i re-watched the original after rutger hauer's passing, it still remains at the pinnacle of filmed science fiction.

 

 

 

 

 

We obviously reside in parallel universes (-; Total fan of blade runner 2049, a rare sequel that is up there with the original and an outstanding film, just like most of Villeneuve's films

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