Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by Kesher, Jan 1, 2017.
Entirely watchable, not much wrong with it - if pretty unmemorable.
I thought it was ok, but totally predictable.
Yep and the Marx and Gissing characters were underused (though it may have been like that in the book as well, can't remember).
I really wanted more Marx!
I went to see Wind River last night and found it to be quite dull and predictable. There was one good scene which was a massive gun stand off but apart from that, really not great. I got particularly annoyed by the fact that the Great White Male Hunter, all strong and silent, was portrayed as the only one who could sort everything out for the female FBI agent and the native American commuity around which the story centres. Don't waste your coin.
Went to see screening of Dave Gilmore 'Live In Pompeii' from 2016. I managed to stay seated but it was close when 'One of these days' was played.
Aye, know what you mean. The native American cop in particular played the 'cynical but under-resourced' role to a T. I thought the FBI woman was being initially portrayed as out of her depth and unaware of the area - another film cliché - but would ultimately come good, which didn't actually happen. I did though think the atmospherics and acting were good.
Thought it was reasonable though I have doubts regarding some of Jane Goldman's screen writing, I saw similar faults in the Woman in Black. I don't know if she tries to make events too obvious sometimes.
First cinema film I've seen in ages. A bit of Jack the ripper in there. Bill Nighy was good as the copper. A great showcase for Wilton's Music Hall. Interesting for it's portrayal of Leno. Enjoyable.
Cant believe it....I've not seen any film in a cinema this year...and it doesnt seem that long since my last visit which was last November.
The year is going way too fast altogether.
I thought the trailer looked awful but I do like Charlize...is it an action film?
'It' was great. Only thing was the bloody audience were mainly teens (went to peckhamplex) and mostly talked the whole way through and when not talking, someone's phone kept going off.
Best bit was someone from the audience let a couple of red balloons go at the end. Nice touch.
mother! last night.
Undoubtedly it is being promoted as a devastating metaphor for the destruction of the planet, and/or the creative process, delivered with Aranofsky's usual visual flair and dramatic sensibilities.
Actually, it's just rubbish. Although there is one brilliantly shot scene. The rest of the audience didn't seem to enjoy it either - 'what a load of wank' was the comment from the bloke sat beside us as it finished.
It's kind of Bond meets Bourne....
That's pretty much what my other half and her friend thought about it too. I'd seen and heard enough shit reviews so I decided to give it a miss
Don't mind either but don't love either either.
She does look like Debbie Harry for most of it.
Soundtrack is fun.
Otherwise it is a Bourne/Bond flick
Debbie Harry now or then?
Charlize Theron kicks ass.
I liked the scene where
the bloke's beaten with that symbol of Western decadence aka a skateboard while 99 Red Balloons plays.
Went to see "It" last night. I haven't seen the original (believe it or not!). It's very horror by numbers to start with but I got sucked in by the terrific performances from the kids and ended up quite genuinely scared towards to end. Good stuff! 8/10.
I agree with that. I really wanted to like it but it just felt like it skated over what could have been a good story. I'm not sure what was missing but something was.
Yep. Saw it yesterday having seen your comments on here before, so wasn't expecting much. But yeah, 'wank' covers it, especially the last 30 minutes. I suspect there was a bit of emperor's new clothes going on in the audience. Nobody actually saying anything or admitting it was shit.
Or it's just amazing to people who normally watch Vin Diesel and are impressed by a film that doesn't have a car chase and a talking dog?
<------------ I find your rejection of talking dogs... disappointing.
Kingsman 2 - just fucking amazing.
Really? It looks awful.
You may not get this one at the cinema in the UK but last night's cinematic entertainment was a new Kiwi film The Changeover which is based on a YA fiction book by Kiwi author Margaret Mahy.
Interesting mainly because it stars a skinny (well skinnier) Timothy Spall who is fabulously creepy. The film as a whole was a bit meh sadly. It all seemed to happen too quickly with little to hold it all together. Then I read about the book and it is written very much in the head of the main character so that could explain the lack of substance. Difficult to translate that onto film. Shame because I wanted to like it more.
Also sadly, I was the only person in the cinema. Everyone was watching some stupid action movie rather than the home grown film. Or actually not sadly as having a whole cinema to yourself is awesome And I say "everyone" - I am living in the arsend of nowhere now and you're lucky if there's ever more than 6 other people there.
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