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List the films you've seen at the cinema: 2017

Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by Kesher, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. Wilf

    Wilf Aghast.

    Going to watch The Death of Stalin tonight. We've just got one of those monthly passes for the cinema, so are watching all kinds of shite at the moment to make it worth having, but looking forward to this. Sometimes 'black comedies' go horribly wrong, but Armando Annuci (sp?) usually gets it right.

    edit: sounds like somebody else has got a similar pass ^ :)
     
  2. moonsi til

    moonsi til worked it out now!

    We have a Cineworld card as we started taking my stepson to the flicks back when Toy Story 3 came out. My use varies but prob average is twice per month. This week I have been 5 times so far as I saw Flatliners & Goodbye Christopher Robin today. Will be 6 with Bladerunner tomorrow.

    There is also a reduction on the live theatre screenings & with a Meerkat code (the new orange thing) you can get someone in for free on a Tues/Wed.
     
  3. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins The shores of Blighty beckon...

    Just been to see an absolute cracker - Lady Macbeth.
    Set in the north east of England in the 1860s, a young woman is married off to an older man. The marriage is cold and loveless so she starts an affair with a younger man....consequences ensue.

    Most compelling film I've seen in a while and for me, it beats the pants off bloody Bladerunner 2047.
     
  4. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    The Party. British comedy-drama set around a middle class house party to celebrate a female MP's promotion to the shadow cabinet, during which secrets are reveled that lead to the inevitable catastrophic consequences. It has a great cast including Timothy Spall, Kristin Scott Thomas, Cillian Murphy as well as, surprisingly, Bruno Ganz and Patricia Clarkson (particularly good) and it does deliver a fair amount of laffs. However, it's really more of a play than a film - the 'action' never moves from the house - and for some reason it's filmed in black and white, and it's also very short, clocking in at just 71 mins. You may think that's a good thing, as it isn't long enough to get boring, but if you want vfm then you might feel a little short-changed - I worked it out that this film cost me 12.4 pence per minute (and that was with a cinema membership discount), whereas Bladerunner cost me 11.50 pence per minute - and that was at the Imax. So I reckon that pro-rata this was the most expensive film I've seen this year!
     
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  5. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    Reds

    Bloody hell, it’s long. But it’s still bloody good, how it captures the thrill and passion of the pre-war radical movement, the arguments about how to organise, how to vote (with or without illusions), about bureaucracy and self organisation. In a mainstream Hollywood movie. The Russian Revolution itself is the highlight, but the hour and a half that follows still fascinates and engrosses.

    And I’d forgotten how damned good looking Warren Beatty used to be.
     
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  6. blossie33

    blossie33 trailer trash

    Loving Vincent - loved it, amazing animation, 100 artists working to produce 65,000 frames for the film.

     
  7. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins The shores of Blighty beckon...

    Ooh I read about that. Not sure if I will get to see it here as arts cinemas are few and far between.
     
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  8. S☼I

    S☼I knismesis & volubility

    Went as a family to the flicks on Tuesday - wife and daughter went into screen 5 for the My Little Pony movie, me and son went into 3 to watch GeoStorm. It was entertainingly shit, a real stupid Saturday night movie. Nice to see Richard Schiff in it, even if he only had two minutes at the start.
     
  9. ginger_syn

    ginger_syn >¿✴

    Thor Ragnarok, very enjoyable bit of entertainment,funny but not too over top, worth the four quid i paid to see it.
     
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  10. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    Thor: Ragnarok

    Hard to go wrong with a movie staring Queen Cate. And we don’t. It’s silly, very silly, all the stuff with Jeff Goldblum is ridiculous. But it’s also ridiculously good fun. Great use of the Immigrant Song too.
     
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  11. 8115

    8115 sitting down is bad for you

    I want to see this.
     
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  12. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    Paddington 2

    Is this the most middle class movie ever made?

    The film opens with a crude allegorical justification for paternalistic interventions.

    It then moves towards a depiction of some idealised liberal metropolitan fantasy London. The only proletarian characters being an aspirational black bin man and a security guard who drinks his tea from a Le Creuset mug.

    Multiculturalism is crudely pushed as a central feature of this fantasy London and the story somehow tries, and fails, to examine the role of prison and rehabilitation - where we meet the film’s only other working class characters, deviants and criminals all, who merely need to acquire social capital to be gifted to them in the form of a Great British Bake Off style makeover.

    He does at least clean his ears with toothbrushes again though. So it’s not all bad.
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2017
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  13. toblerone3

    toblerone3 Grrrrr

    Has anybody seen The Florida Project yet?

     
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  14. blossie33

    blossie33 trailer trash

    No but I'm tempted - seen some trailers for it.
     
  15. Wilf

    Wilf Aghast.

    I remember reading one of the Paddington books as a kid and being very confused that the family had a servant who did all their cooking and cleaning. Just didn't get it. Admittedly,, the fact that my mum gave me the book to read says something about the class transition we were on as she trained to be a teacher...
     
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  16. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    In the movies liberal guilt over employing a housekeeper is somewhat assuaged by vague references to Mrs Bird being a “relative” of the Browns. The implication being made that she was “taken in” after being widowed.
     
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  17. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    The Killing Of A Sacred Deer. Greek writer/director Yorgos Lanthimos serves up another intriguing and disturbing affair, which won't surprise anyone who's seen any of his previous darkly brilliant films Dogtooth, Alps and most recently The Lobster. This one uses an old moral philosophy conundrum to raise questions about responsibility, guilt and justice, as a surgeon and his family are threatened by a teenage boy who inflicts a kind of paranormal revenge on them. It's not quite as absurd or as funny (although it has its moments) as The Lobster, but is probably more of a complete film and it certainly held my attention for the full 2 hours. Strong performances from Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman as the parents, but especially from Barry Keoghan as the creepy, vindictive youth. Definitely one of the more arresting films I've seen this year, although it's one of those that I imagine as many people will hate it as like it.
     
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  18. Casual Observer

    Casual Observer binoculars

    On the strength of that trailer, I watched Tangerine from a few years ago - a previous film by the same director (Sean Baker). I was expecting the subject matter might be a bit much (the film is about two transsexual LA prostitutes) but it's a seriously funny tragicomedy. All the more amazing for only costing $100,000 and being shot on three iphones.
     
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  19. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    with a super flashy attachment that cost several thousand
     
  20. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    I'm off to see Dispossession tonight, which looks to be a fascinating documentary on how council housing has been shafted over the last thirty years.

    Only minor issue will be having to stay for the Q&A, to which the director isn't actually showing up, but which is being 'hosted' by a certain irritable hippy who spends far too much time pissing about on the internet instead of doing something useful...
     
  21. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    are they on Urban75?
    eta: yes :D
     
  22. Idris2002

    Idris2002 A kick up the Arás

    That feels even worse, somehow.
     
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  23. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    At least it was a children's film and Disney did not have a hand in it.
    The film was stretching the formula of the original fim and was not as good as the original Paddington film. Hugh Grant looked to be having lots of fun though.
     
  24. 8115

    8115 sitting down is bad for you

    I've just seen it, it's pretty good. I really got absorbed in the story, it feels really real. Nicely told. It's bleaker than I was expecting though.
     
  25. toblerone3

    toblerone3 Grrrrr

    Finally saw The Florida Project at a really nice new cinema near Tower Bridge. Kino Bermondsey | Kino Digital
    Its very good. Its pretty grim but the colour scheme and some aspects of the setting (set in a sink housing project near Disneyland painted pink and near lakes and plentiful supplies of scavenged sugary foods) help to hide this as does the energy and brilliance of the child actors. Visually stunning.
     
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  26. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

  27. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Get Out was only ok really. Good premise, not particularly well executed. Rubbish denoument.
    Good Time should be in there somewhere, but it's Empire, and they're a bit popcorn. Would like to see the Sight & Sound list.
     
  28. toblerone3

    toblerone3 Grrrrr

    The Florida Project should be number one. Sorry. Do you have to get a big release and box office to win an Oscar? Do you have to get above a certain threshold to even get in the game?
     
  29. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Nope.
     
  30. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    We did one a few years ago when someone volunteered to collate the votes, though I don't think it was anything like as well subscribed as the end of year albums poll is. Other times we've just listed our top 10 or whatever without adding them up, which probably works better for films.
     

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