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Postby Jez » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:31 pm

It was just bonkers. I loved the way it told the story and the silliness of it more or less throughout. Didn't take it self seriously for a moment. Even the opening credits were funny.

Definitely watching the next one.

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Postby Raid » Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:46 pm

I'm trying to go into Deadpool 2 with low expectations; I absolutely loved the first, and while I've no particular reason to expect the sequel to be bad, it may be a tough act to follow.

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Postby Jez » Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:52 pm

Also doesn't Morena Baccarin ever get old? She's just as lovely as she was wayyyy back when I saw her first on firefly.

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Postby Raid » Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:00 pm

I don't think it's unusual for a person to maintain a fairly youthful look well into their thirties. I'm 32 and I still get ID'd regularly. Baccarin was 36 when Deadpool came out.

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Postby Jez » Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:11 pm

Ahh fair enough. I'd have though she was older than that maybe it's because she played such a "mature" character in firefly all those years ago.

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Postby Tichinde » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:58 pm

Bullet Head on Netflix.
Unexpectedly enjoyable film about three crooks holed up in an abandoned warehouse.
Good performances all round, some proper heart-renching bits (won't spoil it but there is more to the warehouse), marginally marred by a Hollywood ending but it accounts for about 15 seconds of film so I'll forgive it (and it would be fair dank an ending if it wasn't there).
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Postby Subway Diet » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:50 pm

The Last Jedi

I don't get what the fuss was about.

I mean, I get what the critical fuss was about. Those reviews are well deserved as I really enjoyed the film. Felt like a proper epic space opera. Jury is out on if it will supplant The Force Awakens for me, but I'll be watching it again soon, so we shall see!

No, the fuss I don't get is that of the massive backlash. I purposefully ignored the actual complaints, only knowing that there were many and numerous. Having seen it, I can't for the life of me see what it could have been.

And shame on the whole "Feminist propaganda" complaint. How fragile someone must be to have that as their take away from the film. :-k
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Postby Medicine Man » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:19 pm

Just back from seeing Coco with the wee man. I really must stop going to films that have me a bubbling emotional wreck in the middle of the day. As yet again I'm doing the walk of shame out the pictures with tears and snotters all over my face and it's not even lunch time yet.

Yet another outstanding film from Pixar. Really beautiful stuff from start to finish, they never cease to amaze me. Plus I now have a real hankering to replay Grim Fandango and Guacamelee whilst listening to the Gypsy Kings and Los Lobos. :D

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Postby Dr@gon-UK » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:56 pm

It's not just you mate, I may/may not have had something in my eye at the end of Paddington 2, much to the confusion of my dry-eyed grandson.
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Postby eVoL » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:54 pm

Isle Of Dogs
Loved it! Charming, funny, sweet and looks amazing.
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Postby Medicine Man » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:00 pm

Dr@gon-UK wrote:It's not just you mate, I may/may not have had something in my eye at the end of Paddington 2, much to the confusion of my dry-eyed grandson.


That was another that got me. Getting older is really effecting my ability to hold it together at the cinema. Every emotional trick in the film-makers book gets me bawling like a baby in next to no time.

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Postby Sly Boots » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:47 pm

Been watching a bunch of films through Netflix of late, keep forgetting to mention them here.

Creep 1 & 2 - have been mentioned elsewhere, but if you like unsettling horror films, get these watched. Excellent indie flicks.

Train to Busan - think I mentioned this a while back actually, but like above an excellent example of lesser-known horror films.

The Ritual - after the death of a friend, five uni friends take a hiking trip in Sweden to pay tribute to his memory. A shortcut through a stretch of forest makes things turn south quickly. Pretty good, Timothy Spall's son is in it and does well as the lead, cinematography on location is outstanding and the special effects are decent for a lower budget production.

Europa Report
- near-future sci-fi yarn where a group of astronauts and scientists travel to one of Jupiter's moons to investigate the possibility of there being life. It's got the guy from District 9 in it, and again it's an interesting tale well-told. While there aren't really twists as such, the way in which it was put together led to a couple of surprises that set up the tense ending nicely.
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Postby Tichinde » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:53 pm

Get Out
Thriller about visiting your girlfriends parents.
It's actually pretty damn good, so I'd suggest dodging the trailer and going in cold.

Another film that could have done without the last minute or so though

Rock solid 8.5/10 mind, good film.
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Postby Sly Boots » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:55 pm

Yeah, that was another one we saw a couple of months back, enjoyed it.
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Re: Films I've just watched 2018

Postby Wrathbone » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:38 am

Subway Diet wrote:The Last Jedi

I don't get what the fuss was about.

I mean, I get what the critical fuss was about. Those reviews are well deserved as I really enjoyed the film. Felt like a proper epic space opera. Jury is out on if it will supplant The Force Awakens for me, but I'll be watching it again soon, so we shall see!

No, the fuss I don't get is that of the massive backlash. I purposefully ignored the actual complaints, only knowing that there were many and numerous. Having seen it, I can't for the life of me see what it could have been.

And shame on the whole "Feminist propaganda" complaint. How fragile someone must be to have that as their take away from the film. :-k


I have some problems with it, but on the whole I agree with you. Some people really, really hate it, and the main reasons seem to be Superman Leia, Force Facetime, Snoke's sudden departure and the way Luke was handled. After a second viewing I like what was done with Luke. Superman Leia is cheesy but makes sense, so that's fine, and I have no problem with Force Facetime (it's not like new Force powers aren't regularly introduced in each film). I do have a problem with Snoke, as the films raise his background, his rise to power and his relationships with other characters as being of high significance, so unless he's going to make an appearance in episode 9 then they're not playing fair with the audience.

The main thing I have beef with is Rian Johnson's inability to hold back on cheap laughs during dramatic moments. It kills the tension for sake of a mild titter. Also there is a huuuuge problem with Finn, Rose and Benicio Del Not-Lando, because they have no place or purpose in the film. The whole casino section plays like it's in a different film, which is frustrating when the running time is overly long.

There is a cut of The Last Jedi which would be superb. Finn et al take a backseat or are cut entirely, Luke doesn't do his shoulder-brush gag and the whole thing comes in at a comfortable 2 hours. I live in hope that somebody will make that edited version.


In other viewing news...

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Watched this on a long journey for wont of anything better to do. In retrospect, sitting in silence would have been a better use of time. Utter shit, not in any comical way, just in a depressingly pure shit way. I was more entertained the last time I took a shit. Valerian himself is one of the most obnoxious, hateful characters I have ever encountered. Do not watch.

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