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dirty leeds
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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby dirty leeds » Sun May 19, 2019 9:16 am

Wakefield White wrote:
dirty leeds wrote:The Wife, starring Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce.
Just watched it on Netflix with Mrs DL.
Tedious, slow moving, depressing nowt-much of a film - telling the 'story' [such as it is] of a fellah who gets the Nobel Award for Literature although it's his Mrs who really writes the books - not really saved by two very good performances from the leads. Based on a successful novel, apparently. What a fucking great read that must have been.


Fucking hell, literally just finished watching this with my mrs.

I thought it was alright/rather good. It took a decent stab at exploring the motivations and flaws in both characters, not entirely successfully. Not read the book.

Kudos on use of the spoiler function! :lol:


:mrgreen: The part about the Mrs writing the books was freely mentioned in every review I came across, so I knew that and assumed everyone else would too.

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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby SmithyHK » Wed May 22, 2019 12:52 pm

Not quite on topic (5 part miniseries), but Chernobyl is fucking excellent so far
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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby Tycipa » Wed May 22, 2019 1:29 pm

SmithyHK wrote:Not quite on topic (5 part miniseries), but Chernobyl is fucking excellent so far

Erm... do keep up old chap, see the shit telly thread. :mrgreen:
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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby SmithyHK » Wed May 22, 2019 2:56 pm

Tycipa wrote:
SmithyHK wrote:Not quite on topic (5 part miniseries), but Chernobyl is fucking excellent so far

Erm... do keep up old chap, see the shit telly thread. :mrgreen:



Oh erm :oops: feeling like a ballboy cunt here after so long off-air
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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby Devi » Thu May 23, 2019 8:48 am

John Wick.

Nope. Can't see what the fuss is about really.
I like it. What is it?

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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby FER » Thu May 23, 2019 11:41 am

Devi wrote:John Wick.

Nope. Can't see what the fuss is about really.


Nah, come on! Cracking film, second is too (which I saw before the first). You're missing something, somewhere.
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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby eric olthwaite » Sun May 26, 2019 12:42 pm

Million Dollar Baby on Netflix is pretty good. Extra points for being a Hollywood film without a
Spoiler!
particularly happy ending
, and Hilary’s Wank is very good. Minus points for the sheer horror of a Morgan Freeman voiceover, but I just about coped.

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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby SimonB » Wed May 29, 2019 10:33 am

FER wrote:
Devi wrote:John Wick.

Nope. Can't see what the fuss is about really.


Nah, come on! Cracking film, second is too (which I saw before the first). You're missing something, somewhere.


I thought death number 327 was a bit gratuitous.....
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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby FER » Wed May 29, 2019 11:50 am

Hobo With A Shotgun

Like violence? Like gore? Like seeing someone's head being blown off with a gun? Like Rutger Hauer?

If you answer yes to the above (you can leave out Rutger if you want), then this is for you!

I happened upon this film last night as it was starting and was intrigued by the title (Snakes on a Plane, anyone?). It's a massively gory fest of violence and reminded me very much of something Sam Raimi might have done. Our Rutger is a homeless bum who gets pissed off with the local gang running the show. Think of Falling Down when when Douglas snaps and you're on the right lines. He gets himself a shotgun and turns vigilante of every single muthafucka in town!

Definitely worth a watch and some of the scenes had Mrs FER squirming, as they were pretty graphic (stabbing someone with the exposed bone in your arm after having your hand severed by a lawnmower blade, being one).

A solid 8/10
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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby eric olthwaite » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:26 pm

I Am Mother.

Sci-fi thing on Netflix. Gets good reviews but struck me as a fairly dreary slow-going re-hash of a not very original idea. And didn’t make a lot of sense in the end.

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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby Musson Grumble » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:04 am

Rocketman.
Self indulgent musical nonsense.
Give it a miss.
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