List the films you've seen at the cinema: 2018

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  1. metalguru

    metalguru guilty bystander

    Molly's Game

    Despite rave reviews in the Guardian, this is mixed. It's rather slick rather than gripping, overlong and could have done with better editing. The scenes with Kevin Costner as Molly's father are mostly sentimental, and extremely poor at the concluding part of the film.

    The good parts of the film are Jessica Chastain's performance and her interaction with Idris Elba. The poker elements of the film fall curiously flat and there are some ill-advised attempts to bring them to live with on-screen graphics.
     
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  2. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    star wars last jedi

    the idea of space bombers struck me as utterly ludicrous. as were many other elements of the plot.
     
  3. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Not gone yet but booked :cool:

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  4. Kesher

    Kesher 이달의 소녀 Banned

    Molly's Game

    Great performances by Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba. Interesting story told slickly that did not seem overlong. Very enjoyable; my only difficulty was trying to understand some of the terms used by Molly (Chastain) when describing the various techniques that can be used at a poker game. Nevertheless, well worth seeing.
     
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  5. Kesher

    Kesher 이달의 소녀 Banned

    Hostiles

    Smouldering performance by Christian Bale as reluctant US Cavalry Captain tasked with escorting seriously ill Cheyenne Chief and his family across dangerous territory back to Montana homeland. Beautifully filmed; although it's brutal at times. Film's sometimes languid pace may not be to everyone's taste, but provides a platform for much contemplation.
     
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  6. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    All the Money in the World. Ridley's best in some time, and he makes a compelling and tense thriller that had touches of The Godfather about it at times. It's a A lovely looking film.

    Michelle Williams is fantastic. Christopher Plummer towers over everyone else as the money monster, Getty, and I can't see how having another Spacey baddie dialled in performance could have been any better at all.

    Romain Duris is also brilliant at the kidnapper turned sympathiser. Wahlberg does a perfectly good Wahlberg.
     
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  7. Maltin

    Maltin Well-Known Member

    :eek:

    :eek:

    I really wish I felt the same about the film. I thought it was uninvolving and Wahlberg and his character were largely pointless.
     
  8. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    It looked liked the Godfather during a lot of the scenes with Plummer, and he was a very Godfather like character.....
     
  9. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri

    Very entertaining and darkly funny film full of great performances that will likely win lots more awards in the coming months.

    It's quite a small film, and easily Martin McDonagh's best to date. It does stretch credibility on more than one occasion, but that doesn't really get in the way unless you let it.

    Lovely score by Carter Burwell.
     
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  10. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    Star Wars - The Last Jedi

    As per usual with a Star Wars film, it has some great bits, some idiotic bits, and it goes on too long. Needed more del Toro

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri

    Now that's more like it. Funny, moving, and surprising. After that thing that happens half way through, the ending becomes fairly obvious. Except it doesn't actually end like that. Brilliant stuff.
     
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  11. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    Really enjoyed this. Frances McDormand's character is proper kickass. More of this sort of thing.
     
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  12. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    Jupiter's Moon. Syrian refugee gains special powers after being shot while trying to cross a border. Well shot but a bit muddled.

    The Florida Project. The trailer really put me off but finally went to see this after rave reviews from a friend. An interesting, if ultimately depressing, view of low/no wage families struggling to get by. Very good, with excellent performances.
     
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  13. Grandma Death

    Grandma Death Reconfiguring & Reconstructing

    Three Billboard Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    I know its only Jan-but it's hard to even imagine a film beating this throughout 2018. Cracking dialogue, powerhouse acting...and beautifully shot. I left the cinema feeling emotionally drained. Superb
     
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  14. gosub

    gosub ~#

    Darkest Hour Good film but won't win best picture Oldman probably will get best actor
     
  15. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    The Disaster Artist
    I went to the bother of watching The Room beforehand. Unbelievably terrible. Wiseau is like an alien in human skin trying to live amongst us and not quite getting it.
    The Disaster Artist itself is excellent. Very very funny (esp the arsecrack moment, proper bellowing laughter at that).
    Tommy is a monster for sure, but he's treated with a certain amount of sympathy - something must have happened to him to make him like that. He reminds me of certain people I've encountered who have no idea how to act around fellow human beings.
    Great use of Corona's Rhythm Of The Night too
     
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  16. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    they've got barbarella on next week, and i know it's one of your favourites.
     
  17. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    A classic :D

    I had to move my Blade Runner booking to the 23rd of March :(
     
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  18. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    The Post. The editor/owner of the Washington Post have to decide whether to publish classified papers in the face of legal threats.

    Curiously old -fashioned feeling film. Quite slow and lacking in tension at the start when it really shouldn't have been, though it did get better. Streep and Hanks were both good, if it didn't feel like much of a stretch for either.
     
  19. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    I saw the trailer for that and it looked very dull, or at least not what I want from a Spielberg film. If it doesn't have a pit of writhing snakes, sympathetic space aliens and/or impossible stunts and car chases, then I'm not interested
     
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  20. emanymton

    emanymton A cat politely sat on the flaming gardener.

    What about a big shark?
     
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  21. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    It wouldn't have necessarily been my first pick but a friend has an Odeon card and it was the only thing we both hadn't seen/were vaguely interested in seeing.
     
  22. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    My only new year resolution is to go to the cinema once a week, and have to admit I'm struggling to find a film I want to watch this week.
     
  23. emanymton

    emanymton A cat politely sat on the flaming gardener.

    Have you got an unlimited card or similar or are you paying for each film? If you are not having to buy a ticket just pick something you are not sure about, you never know you might like and can just walk out if not.
     
  24. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    No, my local cineworld is too far away, so have to make do with paying £3.99 every Monday at a Vue cinema.
    I picked the only one I hadn't heard of before, a Russian sci-fi called Attraction, though now I wish I'd booked Coco instead
     
  25. 8115

    8115 sitting down is bad for you

    Coco looks good, if you like animation.
     
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  26. emanymton

    emanymton A cat politely sat on the flaming gardener.

    Thats not bad, price wise it works out about the same. To be honest if there was nothing else I fancied I probably would go.for post.
     
  27. Grandma Death

    Grandma Death Reconfiguring & Reconstructing


    Odeon have one too
     
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  28. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    I know, but the nearest one is in another city :(
     
  29. gosub

    gosub ~#

    Wot, like Schindlers List
     
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  30. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    would rather see Schindler's Fist
     

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