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Post by halfwise on Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:48 pm

The trailer gave the impression it was just an excuse to have fun with a bunch of horror movie tropes. If that's all it is, I'm satisfied.

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:21 pm

No, it's not making fun of horror tropes. It's a film with a certain level of meta-awareness. There's a group of people watching the movie along with you, and the movie keeps showing this group, mostly tourist types, standing around in the desert watching the events unfold through binoculars. The actual tire, the main character I guess, has supernatural abilities as well as auto-locomotion. And the movie is mostly about that tire rolling around and doing stuff like making birds explode.


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Post by chris63 on Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:52 am

Watched Black Panther. Average was hoping for better.

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Post by halfwise on Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:16 pm

So I'm deathly excited: in two months Lawrence of Arabia will be shown in one of the "wonder theaters" that dates back to the early 20th century.


google virtual tour

I sure as heck will not be missing this!

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Post by azriel on Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:21 pm

Gorgeous !!!!!

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:58 am

Must be some kind of anniversary eh?

I'm just watching Paddington 2 with my mom and dad. It's fun, and well-written, with a large cast. From our dear previous Doctor to Brendan Gleeson to Joanna Lumley, seems like everyone and their mother got a part.


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Post by halfwise on Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:16 am

haven't seen Paddington 1. How do the two compare?

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:15 pm

They are equally enjoyable.

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Post by Ringdrotten on Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:29 pm

The Lobster and The Killing of a Sacred Deer - watched both last night (well, rewatched The Lobster) - you're either going to shake your head or just hate them, or you'll love them. I won't even try to recap any of them, they just have to be watched, preferably with no prior knowledge. Enjoy Very Happy

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Post by azriel on Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:06 pm

I watched "Justice League" yesterday. Aquaman tempted me & I thought it was going to be fun. Thought was the word.
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Bored the arse off me. Cant even say what the story was, was there a story ? probably but I missed it. The same old regurgitated CGI fight scenes where no other Earthly humans exist but, every single building within a 50 mile radius gets smashed by someone bashing someone else into it, & the more smashy glass sounds you can make the better so, office sky scrapers are a must, so many lovely windows Smile It had elements of a Thor movie, doesn't matter which one. We met nerdy boy "Flash" being all nerdy like but quick witted with the best lines in the film. It was so boring I couldn't give 2 shits about the characters whether they be goodies or baddies. The only humans I could see were Supermans mumsy, Alfred & police chief wotsitsname.
To quote my learned friend above, "" you're either going to shake your head or just hate them, or you'll love them. I won't even try to recap any of them, they just have to be watched, preferably with no prior knowledge. Enjoy "" Smile

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:11 pm

{{{ Thanks Azriel- I can save my crabbit for something more worthwhile and never watch that! Twisted Evil  }}

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Post by azriel on Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:56 pm

Crabbit is a wonderful thing Twisted Evil

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Post by malickfan on Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:50 pm

Had a marathon with the girlfriend recently, The Dark Crystal, Legend, Howl's Moving Castle, The Fountain, The Prestige, Casino Royale and Back To The Future 1+2, seen most of them before, but goo fun all of them, The Dark Crystal and Legend were both new to me, I found the storylines to both somewhat derivative and muddled, but the production values and art design made up for it somewhat.

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Post by azriel on Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:04 pm

I enjoyed The Prestige, good film. And The Legend ? terrific Devil in it ! Tim Curry was fantastic Smile

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:17 am

The Fountain eh? I have difficulty enjoying that film.

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Post by Mrs Figg on Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:47 pm

as its too hot to go outside I have been on a sci-fi and dystopian world movie run,
I am Legend
Oblivion
Contact
Gravity
Interstellar
Cell
Pitch Black
Cloud Atlas
Arrival
War of the Worlds
Promethius Alien Covenant

I liked Gravity, Arrival and Pitch Black the best, I am legend made me cry, and strangely quite like Tom Cruise in Oblivion and War of the Worlds.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:53 pm

{{Careful Figg, Speilbergs War of the Worlds make me exceptionally crabbit!! Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad  You might trigger a crabbit rant! }}

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Post by halfwise on Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:13 pm

azriel wrote:I enjoyed The Prestige, good film. And The Legend ? terrific Devil in it ! Tim Curry was fantastic Smile


the only thing I didn't like about The Prestige was the stunning lack of conservation of mass/energy: creating a new human being is equivalent to the energy of a million nuclear bombs.

Tim Curry is always great and I wish he had been used in more films (his turn as Richelieu in one of the Three Musketeers films is delicious). But one of the things I didn't like about Legend is how Hell seems to have low ceilings. It felt cramped and wrong. Hell should feel cavernous, not like a tight basement.

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Post by David H on Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:31 pm

halfwise wrote: But one of the things I didn't like about Legend is how Hell seems to have low ceilings.  It felt cramped and wrong.  Hell should feel cavernous, not like a tight basement.

It probably depends on which elevator button you press. Dante mapped the levels pretty well in his guidebook, but he may have simply forgotten to mention the basement. study

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Post by Mrs Figg on Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:17 am

Pettytyrant101 wrote:{{Careful Figg, Speilbergs War of the Worlds make me exceptionally crabbit!! Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad  You might trigger a crabbit rant! }}

you mean it was made in UShobbitlandia and not like Wiltshire or somewhere?

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:44 am

{{OOh you had to poke the crabbit didn't you?!!!! Its cowardly, utterly despicably shamelessly cowardly. Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad
They took two of the books main characters and amalgamated them into Tony Robbins in a cellar, a dull, simple character there to solely serve a base threat script purpose.
The two characters they amalgamated, the artillerymen and the vicar were important, spent lengthy periods with the main character and were used in the book to criticise and comment on society, its structures and norms, and the other to poke holes in religious thinking.
A massive chunk of the entire heart, point and purpose of the narrative is shoddily cast aside in favour of shite. Empty, nothing to say, smelly old left over shite. No

And the book gives us a fantastic high stakes action scene at sea between the iron clad warship the Thunderchild and three tripods as the ferry with some of our characters aboard tries to escape, only the Thunderchild stands between them and roars into action guns a blazing. Speilberg gives us a sinking ferry. Why? Wells gave you a cinematic, tailor made action scene and you did that to it? What is wrong with you these days Spielberg?  Mad Mad

Oh and giving the main character a family to drag about instead of a wife to try to reunite with, then having that terrible arc with his son which makes no sense and is totally undermined anyway by the ending and his impossible and stupid survival. So yeah that's shit too. Mad

I like the Tripods and the motorway scene in the car is a spectacular piece of cinematography- in fact there is a lot of great effects and editing and cinematography wasted on this empty pile of spectacle and shit. }}}}}

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Post by halfwise on Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:02 am

Spielberg can be an amazing mix of directorial greatness and candy-ass.  He managed to make it clear to the end of Schindler's List without directorial intrusiveness, only to show the family artfully posed at the gravesite, ruining it all.  Miles of open space and they're all huddled together to fit nicely in screen.  Cut that one 30 second scene and you have an unblemished film.

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{{Its not just the usual sentimentl American sweetness and happy ending its the cowardice really gets me. Its like he combed through the books story finding every hint of commentary, social satire and especially the negative view of religious thinking and put a big red line through it all- and what did he replace it with- a background lame arsed 9/11 vibe thats just sort of there n the aesthetics but has no impact on anything and nothing interesting to say about it beyond, look its a bitlike 9/11 only even worse, and the film as a result has absolutely nothing to say.
Wells arguable with WoW did for scifi what Tolkien would do for fantasy- he laid a template and that template was using sci-fi to make social/political/religious commentary on the present. Instead of updating and finding new ways to use the narrative to do what the original did Spielberg just wimped out and left a hollow shell of a film that  looks incredible but is as empty as my last buckie bottle (and I sooked the bottom of it with a straw!) }}}

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Post by Mrs Figg on Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:55 am

My favourite bit of the WOTWs was when the tripods first come up out of the ground and start vapourising everyone, it kind of went downhill from there.

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:42 am

It is a powerful sequence!

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