Films I've just watched 2017

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Postby Rossell » Sun May 14, 2017 7:48 am

Blade Runner (Final Cut version).

To get it in the mind ready for 2049. This is such a marvellous film. Could've done without the eye gouging scene though.
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Postby Subway Diet » Tue May 16, 2017 6:09 am

Watched Prometheus... again. This time in 3D. :lol:

You know what. I still like this damn film. Keep expecting each re-watch to the be time when the whole thing finally breaks and I see the mess that everyone else apparently does.

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Postby Prey » Wed May 17, 2017 6:56 pm

Spectral

For a Netflix movie that was actually really great. Was nice to see Clayne Crawford in a role outside of his current stint on Lethal Weapon. The action set pieces are extremely well done and you can tell there's plenty of movie influences on show including Aliens and the very much overlooked yet brilliant Final Fantasy: Spirits Within.

How exactly do you fight an enemy that not only only show up in a specific light but can also kill you with a devastating single touch and have super human abilities? That's what the movie explores. I really liked the twist ending too
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which showcased that just because you have a perceived enemy doesn't necessarily mean they are the true enemy.


All the way through this movie I was commenting this would make a great game. Low budget Weta sci-fi film making at its best.

Due to this I'm now excited that Netflix have just announced a Witcher based series because they clearly have the direct ties to the directing talent and the budget to pull it off...

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Postby Mantis » Wed May 17, 2017 7:42 pm

I remember watching that a while back. It was a lot better towards the first half, everything after the bit where they attack the research facility wasn't so great.

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Postby Tichinde » Wed May 17, 2017 10:46 pm

I remember enjoying it quite a lot.
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Postby Wrathbone » Sun May 21, 2017 4:58 pm

Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Loved it. Aside from some CGI fatigue and some of the humour being a little too cutesy (baby Groot is milked for everything he's worth) and self-aware, it's a great film and a very effective sequel which adds more meaning and value to the first film.

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What the film does with Yondu is spot on - not simply a redemption but an affirmation that he basically was Peter's father, he loved him, and he saved him from a terrible fate both as a child and an adult. Michael Rooker's performance over both films for me is one of the stand outs of the entire MCU. Honestly, it got me a little emotional.

Another honourable mention go to Kurt Russell who knocks it out the park.
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Postby Quietman » Sun May 21, 2017 10:23 pm

Description of Spectral reminds me of The Darkest Hour

http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi1177852953/

Really good film with great effects and suspense. Though I did watch it on a 10 hour flight so my opinion may be altered somewhat lol
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Postby Subway Diet » Mon May 22, 2017 4:17 pm

Watched Moana, uh, two nights in a row.

At first I was uncertain if I could get into another "princess musical" from Disney after Tangled and Frozen fell flat for me.
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Postby Dr@gon-UK » Mon May 22, 2017 4:52 pm

Subway Diet wrote:Watched Moana, uh, two nights in a row.

At first I was uncertain if I could get into another "princess musical" from Disney after Tangled and Frozen fell flat for me.
Now I'm all like: "You're welcome!"


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Postby Sly Boots » Mon May 22, 2017 5:04 pm

Subway Diet wrote:Watched Moana, uh, two nights in a row.

At first I was uncertain if I could get into another "princess musical" from Disney after Tangled and Frozen fell flat for me.
Now I'm all like: "You're welcome!"


It's a cracker, in fairness. The girls love it so of course I've seen it about 50 times now and can probably wait a while before the next one, but I still hum the songs.

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Re: Films I've just watched 2017

Postby Subway Diet » Tue May 23, 2017 8:30 am

Watched Gravity, of all things, again last night.

Gotta say, that opening shot is still amazing. Even more so in 3D. The second big disaster scene had me wincing as shapnel just kept flying right towards the camera.
I was surprised at how short it was. I just expect these kind of films to be 2+ hours, but this was get in, blow some stuff up as dramatically as possible, have a life-affirming moment, get out.

Not sure if it's fondly remembered or not, but that was really good to see again.

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Re: Films I've just watched 2017

Postby gpa-gone-west » Thu May 25, 2017 4:32 pm

Watched the first John Wick film yesterday. No idea what the body count is, don't think I can count that high. But its a real blast. Not normally my sort of thing.

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Postby Rusty » Thu May 25, 2017 5:44 pm

Chapter 2 is even sillier but just as much fun :)
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Postby Animalmother » Thu May 25, 2017 9:15 pm

gpa-gone-west wrote:Watched the first John Wick film yesterday. No idea what the body count is, don't think I can count that high. But its a real blast. Not normally my sort of thing.

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You can nick a man's car, but kill his dog, and you cross the line. :lol:


If you Google John Wick Kill Count you get some pretty detailed charts and infographics on the subject.

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Postby Eny » Mon May 29, 2017 4:24 pm

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Thoroughly enjoyed this, although it isn't without certain annoyances, but good fun nonetheless. Can't help feeling that Tom Hardy mustn't have been available to star in the lead role, because it felt like he was intended to be there. Hunham is a little unconvincing in the role, but enjoyable all the same...
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