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09-23-2016 05:53 PM
Re: Last Movie you watched, and what you thought about it?

Haven't posted for a while so here's me spewing out some ratings and quick comments. Seems like I've watched a lot of recent films lately.

Southbound (2015) - 6/10
Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) - 7.5
Love the score, a bit overrated though.
The Conjuring 2 (2016) - 6.5/10
Like the first film it builds up nicely in the first half and then throws it all away with over-the-top modern horror tropes.
Midnight Special (2016) - 6.5/10
88 Minutes (2007) - 5/10
The Devil Rides Out (1968) - 7.5/10
I was expecting more to be honest. Christopher Lee is a joy to watch as usual and the Hammer Horror atmosphere runs through it like its lifeblood.
We Own the Night (2007) - 7.5/10
Sunset Song (2015) - 8.5/10
Green Room (2015) - 9/10
A taut thriller.
Tale of Tales (2015) - 8/10
We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) - 9.5/10
The Nice Guys (2016) - 7/10
I enjoyed the chemistry between Crowe and Gosling. Sometimes it seemed like they were channeling 'Police Academy' – I don't think that was intentional though.
Wiener-Dog (2016) - 7/10
Todd Solondz seems more and more like a one-hit wonder.
Room (2015) - 9/10
The Last Act (2014) - 5.5/10
Mess of a film. Pacino actually seemed more tired than he did while filming Insomnia. This time he sucks all of the energy out of the film and makes watching it a chore.
Macbeth (2015) - 7.5/10
Great cinematography. Everything else is fine.
Daisies (1966) - 8/10 Playful Czech New Wave.

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World
(2016) - 8.5/10

I watched this last night. The only other documentary I've seen by Werner Herzog is the tragic, disturbing and comedic (unintentional perhaps) character study 'Grizzly Man'. This is quite a thought provoking examination of the implications and future of the internet which covers areas as seemingly disparate as solar flares and internet addiction. Transhumanism is the agreed inevitability (if the aforementioned solar flares don't happen any time soon) and whether you find that disturbing or exciting is what it boils down to.
09-11-2016 10:18 PM
Re: Last Movie you watched, and what you thought about it?

Well, I finally decided to watch The Hunger Games trilogy after I saw the first one on TV. I've actually enjoyed them, good movies.
09-02-2016 01:49 PM
Re: Last Movie you watched, and what you thought about it?

(2014 )


Performances were good and so was the script but the material imo is something that would have worked better as a play.
08-29-2016 11:50 PM
Clay Death
Re: Last Movie you watched, and what you thought about it?

3:10 to Yuma

it was excellent. very well made.

I am talking about the remake with Russell Crowe.
08-20-2016 02:03 AM
Re: Last Movie you watched, and what you thought about it?

I watched Train to Busan, quite interesting, even if it didn't make sense about how everything started and stuff, it was so random.
07-17-2016 01:16 AM
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Me Before You (2016)


There were some really likeable actors, and I thought it was going to be a nice feel-good kind of movie, if lacking in originality.
But it just crashed and burned by the end IMO.
07-16-2016 11:38 PM
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The Revenant (2015) - 3/10 -

Worst Leo Movie ever

Boring Western Male Masochism,50 Shades of Grey for Men
06-27-2016 08:38 AM
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Finding Dory (2016) -

I liked this more than Finding Nemo despite what the majority says. I loved everything about it except for the necessity of suspension of disbelief from a couple of scenes. But that in itself is what I admire about Finding Dory the most. It wasn't treading to the same territory like its predecessor and became a rehash. It took risks in its direction and the sequel ultimately had its own endearing identity while expanding the universe overall.

05-28-2016 11:15 AM
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Brooklyn (2015) -

It was perfectly OK but I find the acclaim a bit baffling. Best Picture nomination? I think the first romance was a tad rushed. The guy was sweet and all, but the way they did it was's hard to explain but seeing as the movie's from her eyes I guess it felt a bit as a viewer like I was rushed into a marriage because the movie didn't tell me much about the guy. It was a bit weird since her relationship with this guy was supposed to be a central part of the plot.

It gets worse in the second part, because the second love interest has even less screen-time and development than the first guy, and we as an audience are meant to feel something about the fact that she might leave her husband behind and be with THIS guy instead. Erm?

I actually think an extra half-hour or so of running time just to focus on the men a bit more could've just done the trick. A slightly longer movie would've been for me a fine trade-off for being able to feel a bit more investment on the men's part for whatever decision she made. The best thing about it for me was I find the 50s setting really quite well done.

05-27-2016 08:37 PM
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The Nice Guys (2016) - One more confirmation why I'm a huge Russell Crowe tard, irrelevant of what he's like in private life, Ryan Gosling was also brilliant, the best comedy I've seen in a long time, absolutely enjoyed every minute of it! 9/10 Purely because it's not some serious drama or artsy stuff.
05-17-2016 04:15 AM
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Originally Posted by FlameOn View Post
Ex Machina (2014) -

Rather glad I hired this, but I wouldn't buy it. Not a whole lot of meat on these bones TBH. In the end, the story's unfolding was rather unsurprising and rather reminiscent of many films with the 'man VS machine' aspect. Not a lot of real specifics to add except the film's setting was effectively claustrophobic and Oscar Isaac is bitchin' as usual.

The use of few characters and enclosed setting was very effective IMO. However you are correct in that the story did not accomplish a whole lot. It tried to be brainy and thought-provoking but really the only thing it effectively did was set a good atmosphere.
05-15-2016 08:49 AM
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Florence Foster Jenkins (2016):

Oh God. Well, when I first heard this was being made I was like 'why'. Why would a film be made about a singer who couldn't sing or whatever?

Well, although she had more money than sense, the movie showed beautifully the reason her husband 'enabled' her for so many years and also the passion she had for the music community outside herself. I thought FFJ would've been kind of a crazy woman who wouldn't hear she couldn't sing. If the film's to be believed, it was more her husband's doing.

A couple of heartwrenching moments, especially of course when the penny finally drops.

I must say, Meryl is known for being great in otherwise 'meh' films, but here, I thought the film was good too as well as all the cast. I particularly enjoyed Simon Helberg as her pianist.

If I have any complaints, it's a scene where an obviously gay man boldly puts him arm flirtatiously round Cosme. I'm gay myself, but could never picture that going down in '44. Looked a bit anachronistic to me.

Anyway, brilliant. Fully engaged me the whole time and I was happy to be proven wrong about the whole FFJ story. Lots of awards coming for the main three cast I hope .

05-14-2016 06:00 AM
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The Killer (1989):

A classic John Woo flick. The melodrama might be off-putting to some but I nevertheless found it passable because it still added depth to the story. But we all come to this movie for the action and even today, the gun-play cinematography is still matched by very few films.


Face/Off (1997):

I like this John Woo movie even better thanks to the outrageous performances by John Travolta and Nicholas Cage. Again, John Woo likes to have the internal human drama between the set-pieces and action within the story and it worked surprisingly well here. You actually care for the characters and for an action movie, that's an enormous praise. My biggest praise is that I had this emotional investment within a story-driven film since it certainly exploited its high-concept gimmick to the fullest.


Fargo (1996):

Aside from strong performances by McDormand and Macy into creating a quirky set of characters filled with rich, entertaining dialogue within them (Pulp Fiction had that same route), I thought it wasn't enough to sustain the overarching story of the movie. I just didn't really care about the plot.


Speed (1994):

My favourite Keanu Reeves movie. Ludicrous action, ludicrous plot, ludicrous villain, ludicrous dialogue. I mean what more could you want from an extravagant action flick? Reeves and Sandra Bullock make an entertaining pair and certainly displayed some good chemistry with their whole "underdog against overwhelming odds" persona. It's probably the best Die-Hard inspired movie out there.


I also saw Pan's Labyrinth, The Shining and The Thing (John Carpenter's version) and they're all good movies that deserve an 8/10 rating from me.
05-06-2016 08:54 AM
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Eden Lake (2008) - 7/10 It contains a lot of horror clichés but also features very solid acting and skilful use of location.
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013) - 8.5/10 Achingly beautiful in both story and style.
The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) - 6.5/10 It's an entertaining feel good film.
05-05-2016 07:56 PM
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The Dark Horse, 2014.
That was fucken strong, wow.
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