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Postby Johnmcl7 » 16 Dec 2016, 21:28

I've heard similar comments from self proclaimed 'geeks' about the Force Awakens being good as well.

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Postby EviL Ras » 16 Dec 2016, 22:24

Most of the reviews i'm seeign say its even better than force awakens. And I LOVED the force awakens! Can't wait for episode 8!
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Postby Johnmcl7 » 16 Dec 2016, 22:41

Yeah, that was pretty much my point.

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Postby Tappy » 19 Dec 2016, 11:02

Saw Rogue One last night and at the moment, aside from one particular issue, my thoughts are that it was perfection.
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Postby robbo » 03 Jan 2017, 16:22

I've pretty much said all I have in TP:L but here it is anyway:

Saw Rogue One the other day and wasn't too impressed - apart from the last two minutes! All I could think about was the guy from Four Lions and his squat jog while looking like the guy from The 100 and Le Chiffre's tell. I wasn't absorbed into it. I'm not a really a fan of the Star Wars films but I do like things about them (like the soundtrack, light sabres etc) which is maybe why I quite enjoyed The Force Awakens (and the last couple of minutes of Rogue One). There you had all the references to "Star Wars" and nostalgia and bits that I could go 'ooo, yeah, I know that bit!' to.

Anyway, my mate I went to see it with enjoyed it. Said it was much better than Force Awakens which he didn't like so much - because it pretty much was a re-telling.


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Postby robbo » 09 Jan 2017, 10:11

An oldie but The Untouchables. Can't remember if I had seen it before or not but fancy watching some more prohibition era gangster movies.
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Postby Johnmcl7 » 14 Jan 2017, 19:01

I'm not sure if this counts as a film or TV series but I think it's more appropriate in here, I was browsing Netflix and came across a documentary called 'Attacking the Devil: Harold Evans and the Last Nazi War Crime' which is all about Thalidomide. I suspect most people know the basics, it was a drug which pregnant ladies took to relax them and ease some of the symptoms but it turned out to have horrific consequences for the unborn children which meant they suffered significant deformities or never made it to term. I didn't realise most of the detail though with the difficulty the affected families had in receiving damages their children needed and the origins of where the drug came from. It's quite a depressing watch as none of it should have happened and then the way it was dealt with was terrible as well but I still found it a good watch.

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Postby robbo » 16 Jan 2017, 12:07

WTH Matt?! I'll watch it in full later.

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Postby robbo » 07 Feb 2017, 01:18

Hardcore Henry. My eyes and brain ache! Full on action, like a "real life" fps, all action, full on action. No real storyline.
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Postby Johnmcl7 » 07 Feb 2017, 22:14

I thought Hardcore Henry was good for a laugh but it started to drag near the end and would have worked better if they'd cut it down a bit shorter.

Rather oddly I went to see The Matrix at the cinema for the first time as I never went at the time when I was just a poor student. It's the sort of film you'd expect to age terribly given its use of cutting edge special effects and its focus on technology however I thought it's not really aged badly to the degree that it seemed odd that it was being shown on old 35mm film. Part of that is because there's actually very few contemporary visuals in the film, they made a stylistic choice to use a lot of retro designs so the car they use, the landlines for getting in and out of the matrix and all the wired equipment they use was old at the time anyway. The only real item that was current at that time was the mobile phones, the now very dated Nokia 8110 looks like a similar retro choice just as the old landline phone is for them getting in and out of the Matrix. The more limited use of the special effects gives them more impact as well compared to newer films that overuse them, I was surprised to find how technically impressive a shot in Jupiter Ascending was where they used a set of cameras mounted on a 180 degree arc to give them a floating virtual camera however the actual shot was actually quite boring. I still love some of the scenes particularly when Neo opens fire on the agent on the roof of the building when he's trying to rescue Morpheus and the agent dodges every shot then returns fire and it drops into that classic bullet time shot. Some of the leather outfits definitely aren't as cool as they were at the time but still a surprisingly good film to watch.

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Postby Tappy » 08 Feb 2017, 10:25

Funnily enough, just yesterday I was talking about the leather jacket craze that, I suspect, The Matrix spawned.

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Postby robbo » 13 Feb 2017, 17:39

Grimsby - OMG! Could have been a fairly enjoyable and silly movie but then it was taken to the next level and then some by some standard Sacha Baron Cohen extremeness. Still an enjoyable, if a little wincing in cringe, watch.

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Postby EviL Ras » 13 Feb 2017, 20:59

Arrival. Enjoyed it.
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Postby robbo » 24 Feb 2017, 12:20

Bad Neighbours 2 - some good funny lolling moments and wow Zac Effron's body! Almost makes me want to start going to the gym again.

Ted 2 extended - again, some funny moments in there.

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